It’s been a whirlwind two weeks for Siya Kolisi and his wife Rachel

The Springbok captain has been celebrating South Africa’s Rugby World Cup win, yet Rachel has received some flak online from some women who boldly declared that she did not deserve to be married to Siya.

Some tweeps even went so far as to try to set up Siya. with Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi – the beauty queen who was one of the people who welcomed the Springboks home after their world cup victory.

Several celebrities, including Hulisani Ravele and Lerato Kganyago, came to Rachel’s defense on social media.

“A lot of Black Women being so unnecessarily mean towards Rachel Kolisi makes me cringe! Says a lot about us!” Lerato tweeted.

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Hulisani described the mean comments as “ugly”

Throughout the drama, Rachel has kept her head held high and celebrated the Boks’ win with the rest of South Africa

She was spotted on the Springbok’s bus in Cape Town this week, on the last leg of their trophy tour.

The couple’s son Nicholas was also there to cheer his dad on, and Rachel picked up Siya’s younger sister, Liphelo, from school just in time for the bus tour.

Siya is grateful for all she does for their family and decided to show her some love on his Instagram page.

“I love you @rachel_kolisi. Thanks for always being there for me, believing in me and pushing me to be the best I can be,” he captioned a picture taken at the recent SA Spots Awards.

 

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I love you @rachel_kolisi ❤ Thanks for always being there for me, believing in me and pushing me to be the best I can be.

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