Siya Kolisi, the Springboks' First Black Captain, Makes History

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South Africa’s decisive 32-12 victory over England made history in the Rugby World Cup final as a black captain for the first time led the Springboks. 28-year-old Siya Kolisi rose to the peak of a sport long associated with the nation's white minority. Rugby fans who watched the final Saturday say the win is even sweeter because it represents a real breakthrough in this nation's bitter racial history. VOA's Anita Powell reports.

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