Kolisi: Boks' ultimate goal is to win World Cup

The 31-man squad was named on Monday, with the side set to leave for Japan on Friday.

The 31-man Springboks squad going the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. Picture: Kayleen Morgan/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Springbok captain Siya Kolisi said that the ultimate goal for the team was to win the Rugby World Cup.

The 31-man squad was named on Monday, with the side set to leave for Japan on Friday.

South Africa are set to play defending champion New Zealand in their opening game of the tournament as they look to win the World Cup for the third time.

Kolisi said he was feeling a lot of emotions ahead of the tournament.

"I'm really happy, excited and also very nervous, I'm not going to lie about it. But I also have a lot of confidence in my teammates that they will support me at a time like this... there are a lot of guys who've led before that I can lean on."

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus named his final 31-man squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup on Monday.  Picture: EWN