Watch: Red Bull ll Live event – Siya Kolisi x Jack Nowell

Springbok skipper Siya Kolisi will once carry the South African flag as he goes head to head with England winger Jack Nowell in a Red Bull live event.


Elma Smit will host the live discussion which gets underway at 20:00 and features the Rugby World Cup-winning captain and explosive England flyer, Nowell.

Springboks vs England by proxy


Nowell was in England's Rugby World Cup squad but did not feature in the final where a fired-up Springbok side emphatically stopped Eddie Jones' team. He played just once in Japan but got on the scoresheet in a crunch match against Argentina in the group.


His only Test against South Africa came in 2018 at Twickenham, when England earned a narrow albeit controversial victory.


Kolisi was sidelined by injury before the Super Rugby season was forced into suspension but has been doing his bit for South Africa during the lockdown.


An inspirational leader on the field and off it, the newly established Kolisi foundation set up with his wife Rachel, has been assisting South African hospitals with donations of vital Personal Protective Equipment.


"Having represented his country in age-group World Cups, the man they call 'The Bear' burst onto the top tier rugby scene in 2012 at just 20-years-old, when he made his Super Rugby debut for the Stormers.Siya Kolisi All Access info


"A dynamic player, with a rare blend of speed and power he is comfortable on both sides of the scrum and impressed many with a series of electric performances. 


"He got injured late in that first season but bounced back in 2013, when, at the tender age of 21, he made his national debut vs Scotland. He came off the bench early in the match and managed to put in a Man-of The-Match performance. A sign of things to come.


"Siya continued to turn in consistently outstanding performances on the field, and backed this up with growing leadership skills and professionalism. 


"He was ultimately rewarded with the Stormers captaincy in 2017 and, in 2018 was named national captain number 61 when he lead the South African side against England. Making history as the first black rugby captain in the 127-year history of South African test rugby.


"It was an iconic moment for the man who rose to international stardom from humble beginnings in an Eastern Cape township.


"His biggest moment to date came on 2 November 2019, however, when he led the South African rugby union national team to a historic victory over England in Yokohama, Japan to claim the nation's third RWC title."

Watch the Red Bull II Live Event: Siya Kolisi x Jack Nowell


Tune in right here at 20:00 SAST to enjoy the back and forth between Kolisi and Nowell.