WATCH: ‘Madiba wouldn’t support quotas’

Siya Kolisi (captain) of South Africa during the South African national rugby team captains media conference at Pullman Paris Centre Hotel on November 09, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images)

Siya Kolisi (captain) of South Africa during the South African national rugby team captains media conference at Pullman Paris Centre Hotel on November 09, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images)

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi airs a controversial if valid view on transformation in rugby.

Springbok skipper Siya Kolisi made some waves at the weekend after an interview with a Japanese news outlet Kyodo News saw him air some interesting views on transformation.

The 27-year-old flanker stated that he believed the iconic Nelson Mandela, democratic South Africa’s first president, wouldn’t have supported a quota system.

Instead, Kolisi advocates the so-called grassroots approach, where kids in townships are exposed to the game and nurtured through the system.

He was on a promotional visit to the country.

Here’s what Kolisi said about the issue in full.

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