Cheslin Kolbe rugby player
Cheslin Kolbe rugby player

Cheslin Kolbe

28th Oct 1993 1.71m/74kg Fullback

An electrifying player on attack, Kolbe is a nightmare for any defense. In only his first year out of school, he represented the South African Sevens team and went on to have an even bigger year in 2013 when the utility back starred for the SA Under-20s, the SA Sevens team, featured on the bench for the Stormers and played in the Currie Cup final for Western Province.

He was a consistent selection in the WP and Stormers teams.

2016 saw Kolbe get inclusion into the 12-man Blitzbok squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where he was named as a substitute for their first match against Spain, with the South Africa winning the match 24–0.

2017 started on a good note for Kolbe as the fullback was signed by Top 14 side, Toulouse for their 2017/18 campaign.

He enjoyed a successful start to his time in France scoring 9 tries in his first 23 games for the side.

Kolbe was called up to the Springbok squad ahead of their Rugby Championship matches Australia and New Zealand.

He made his test debut off the bench against Australia in Brisbane before scoring his first test try in the Springboks historic win over the All Blacks in Wellington a week later.

He was named in the starting line up for the time to face the Wallabies in Port Elizabeth.

With 7 Springbok caps to his name, he was named in the Springbok squad for the 2019 Rugby Championships following a sensational season for Toulouse.

He was instrumental to the Boks’ World Cup-winning campaign and walked away with the Top 14 Player of the Year award, Best Try of the Season and was also voted the Best Top 14 Player at the World Cup, beating Fijian star Semi Radradra of Bordeaux-Begles and Clermont Auvergne’s Damian Penaud.

(LS Nov 2019)

Career

toulouse Toulouse
Fullback
2017 - present
Brackenfell High School logo Brackenfell High School
Fullback
sa South Africa
Fullback
2018 - present
sa South Africa U20's
Fullback
sa South Africa 7's
Outside Centre
2014 - 2016
stormers Stormers
Fullback
2013 - 2017
image Western Province
Fullback
2013 - 2017