Additionally, Jacky Lorenzetti, the club chairman and primary owner of Racing 92, had considerable influence over Kolisi.
It was the rugby player, not the celebrity, who Jackie Lorenzetti told me he was looking to hire. He remarked, “I truly appreciate this.
We have some work ahead of us at Racing 92, a club that hasn’t accomplished as much as Toulon or Toulouse, therefore I want to contribute to its history.
“I’ve played in South Africa my entire life, so joining a new club and experiencing something completely different is awesome. However, I had an easier time because of my colleagues and Jacky [Lorenzetti].
I’m not having any problems because my family migrated before me.
When Racing 92 takes on La Rochelle in the top 14 on Sunday, November 26, Kolisi may be making his debut for the team.
Racing 92 has not been paired with the Bulls or Stormers in the Champions Cup, thus he will not be playing against South African opponents in the group stage.
Despite moving overseas, Kolisi is anticipated to stay as the Springboks’ captain going forward, having led the team in 53 Test matches.