Cheslin Kolbe wins Champions Cup Try of the Season Award

Cheslin Kolbe wins Champions Cup Try of the Season Award

Toulouse and Springbok winger Cheslin Kolbe has added Champions Try of the Season to his Heineken Champions Cup winners’ medal.

Virgin Media’s expert pundit and two-time European Cup winner Alan Quinlan selected Kolbe's breathtaking try against Ulster in the opening round of the competition. 


Kolbe scored after collecting a pass from Thomas Ramos before beating two Ulster defenders, kicking over another and collecting after two bounces to slide over the whitewash in remarkable fashion.



The decision of former Munster back-row Quinlan, in combination with the votes of European Rugby fans, saw Kolbe come out on top, ahead of Antoine Dupont’s sizzling score in the Round of 16 against Munster Rugby. 

 


Speaking about the tries nominated for the prize, Quinlan said: “It had outstanding skill, pace and individual brilliance from Cheslin Kolbe to score 

In second place, it was great hands from the Toulouse backs and a wonderful step from Matthis Lebel who found Dupont on the inside line to score. 

And in third, a real team move with a lovely cross-field kick from Ihaia West to Victor Vito who showed great footwork to step the sale defender and then produced a brilliant offload to Gregory Alldritt for the try”. 

Alldritt’s try came in La Rochelle’s quarter-final win over Sale Sharks, whilst Alivereti Raka of ASM Clermont Auvergne came in fourth place and Juan Cruz Mallia of Toulouse took fifth spot. 

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