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Rachel Kolisi and Family Prepare for Return to South Africa

Rachel Kolisi and Family Prepare for Return to South Africa

Rachel Kolisi, the wife of renowned South African rugby player Siya Kolisi, recently shared her excitement about her family’s upcoming return to South Africa. The Kolisi family had relocated to France earlier this year in August, coinciding with Siya’s move to the French rugby club, Racing 92. However, they are now preparing to make a brief trip back to South Africa to attend a family wedding.

In her Instagram post, Rachel Kolisi expressed her gratitude for the support they have received during their time in France. She acknowledged the challenges they had faced during this significant move but mentioned that they had successfully settled in. Rachel particularly thanked their family, friends, and followers for the unwavering support.

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“9 weeks ago, we moved from Durban, South Africa to Paris, France. Challenging would be a MASSIVE understatement, but yesterday the kids started their first half-term school holiday, and it felt like such a big accomplishment for all of us 😅,” Rachel Kolisi shared.

“In 8 days we’re on a plane home 🇿🇦 for a family wedding, and we can’t wait! Thank you for all the kind messages, support, advice, and recommendations! I’ve read most of them and appreciate every single one! ❤️”

The Kolisi family’s move to France was prompted by Siya Kolisi’s career shift, which saw him donning the Racing 92 jersey. The family, including their children Nicholas and Keziah, embraced this change in their lives. However, the prospect of returning home to South Africa for a family wedding has undoubtedly filled them with excitement.

Meanwhile, Siya Kolisi and the Springboks are currently gearing up for an epic World Cup final showdown against their long-standing rivals, New Zealand. This follows a nail-biting semi-final victory over England, which has added immense significance to the upcoming final.

The impending final holds a remarkable distinction, as the winner will become the first nation in Rugby World Cup history to clinch the coveted trophy four times. Siya Kolisi, in a post-match interview, emphasized the strenuous effort it took to secure the semi-final victory and credited the tenacity of the English team.

Furthermore, Siya highlighted the incredible support the Springboks have received both in Japan, where the World Cup is being held, and back home in South Africa.

As the Kolisi family readies itself for a temporary return to South Africa, and as Siya and the Springboks prepare to make history on the rugby field, their journey continues to be closely watched and supported by fans around the world. The world awaits the outcome of the final with bated breath, which promises to be a momentous occasion for South African rugby.

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