Racing 92 owner slams ‘out of shape’ Siya Kolisi

Racing 92 owner slams ‘out of shape’ Siya Kolisi

Racing 92 owner Jacky Lorenzetti has expressed his frustration with ‘invisible’ Springbok skipper Siya Kolisi.

Kolisi, who turned 33 on Sunday, was part of the Racing 92 side which lost 31-17 to Bordeaux-Begles in the Top 14 quarter-finals this weekend.

Lorenzetti voiced his frustration after the defeat, saying he expects the two-time Rugby World Cup-winning captain to “deliver on his early promise for the French club next season”.

“It’s a match that is a reflection of our season: very disappointing. We have a potential that we cannot express,” Lorenzetti was quoted in a wide-ranging interview with Midi Olympique’s RugbyRama.

Siya Kolisi will not face Wales on Saturday

Kolisi has struggled with minor injuries this season and will not be part of the Springboks’ squad to face Wales in a one-off Test at Twickenham in London on Saturday, 22 June.

“He had a remarkable start to the season, where he was a unifier off the field. The break was harmful to him. He gained weight, lost shape and [on Sunday] he was invisible,” Lorenzetti said.

“In the back row, we used to have an ever-present warrior, Wenceslas Lauret. For the moment, Siya is not [Lauret]. But we think that next year, that will change.”

Go easy on those Paris pastries, Siya!