An updated paperback edition of Siya Kolisi: Against All Odds by Jeremy Daniel is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.
This is the new edition of the highly successful unauthorised biography of Springbok Captain Siya Kolisi. It includes all the games at the Rugby World Cup in Japan in 2019, and the tumultuous victory tour around South Africa when the team brought home the cup.
Victory at the Rugby World Cup is the crowning glory of an incredible journey that began on the impoverished streets of Zwide, a township outside Port Elizabeth. As the first black South African to captain a Springbok rugby team, Kolisi’s remarkable story is unique and deserves to be heard.
Author Jeremy Daniel tracks Siya’s journey from his childhood days on the streets of Zwide, through some crucial games in high school, into the Western Province rugby set-up and his fight to become Springbok captain. He goes deep inside the systems that identify junior talent, the characters who shaped his journey and the moments where he showed who he really was.
About the author
Jeremy Daniel is an author, screenwriter and musician. He is the lead author of the Road to Glory series of sports biographies for young readers, published by Jonathan Ball Publishers.