Thu 29 Aug 2019 | 11:32

Bok skipper denies book claims

Bok skipper denies book claims
Thu 29 Aug 2019 | 11:32
Bok skipper denies book claims
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REACTION: Springbok captain Siya Kolisi has wasted no time in setting the record straight, following the publication of a book about his life.

Kolisi has denied he is involved in the publication of the book.

Siya Kolisi – Against All Odds was written by Jeremy Daniel and recently went on sale.

The Bok skipper, through the Springboks’ social media channels, decided to remove any doubt that he was involved.

“To clear any confusion, the book published about me with my name on the cover, wasn’t written by me or produced with my approval or even knowledge,” he said.

While Daniel didn’t speak to Kolisi himself, he interviewed an array of people who were involved in Kolisi’s life.

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“We tried,” Daniel told Sport24.

“My publisher spoke to his agent for almost two years and they decided that it wasn’t the right time for him and that he needed to focus on his rugby so he wasn’t involved officially.”

“I presume he knew about it. We just wanted to tell a really positive story in the build-up to the World Cup and celebrate his journey.

“I did my absolute level best to be as accurate as possible and speak to as many people around him to get the story straight.”

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