Siya Kolisi completely outmuscles Eben Etzebeth in ultimate Bok camp power move
Plenty of footage is emerging this week of the three week training camp that 14 South Africa players are on currently in Cape Town, and it looks brutal.
In what has been named a ‘physical and rugby development camp,’ the camps looks to be living up to its name so far. Perhaps of all the videos that have found themselves online, there is one particular conditioning drill that looks the worst.
The drill sees one player hold onto the ball while a series of teammates take turns to try and rip the ball from their clutches. It is simple, but looks savage.
The Boks shared a video this week of Eben Etzebeth up against fellow lock Marvin Orie and, strangely, Makazole Mapimpi, in what looks like a gross mismatch.
Take a look:
This Springbok training drill 😅
The boys were holding on for dear life 😤
First camp of the year is looking like a tough one! pic.twitter.com/HdQmtMVq66
— SuperSport 🏆 (@SuperSportTV) February 25, 2023
But another video has also been leaked which shows Siya Kolisi doing the same drill. After initially showing the props going toe-to-toe with each other in the drill, the video shows Kolisi up against Orie, Mapimpi and Canan Moodie before finishing up with the final boss Eben Etzebeth.
However, despite Etzebeth’s best efforts to rip the ball from a knackered Kolisi, which even looked like he had him in a headlock at one point, the Springboks captain stood strong. In fact, Kolisi even threw Etzebeth away at one point in a hugely impressive show of brute strength.
Take a look:
Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber said ahead of the camp: “We are thrilled to get this important season going albeit with a small group of players as we look forward to the Rugby World Cup in less than seven months,” said Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber.
“All of these players come off an important resting period, so the next three weeks will be crucial to ensure that they return to full-out rugby as effectively as possible and to get everyone aligned with our structures going into the World Cup year.
“Our first Rugby World Cup encounter against Scotland on Sunday, 10 September, is approaching fast, so we have to make the most of each day we have with the players.”