Kolbe to leave Stormers at end of the season

Date published: January 18 2017

Toulouse have announced the signing of Stormers utility back Cheslin Kolbe, who will join them for the start of the 2017/18 season.

Kolbe was part of the South African Sevens team who won a bronze medal at last year’s Rio Olympics and has been a regular performer for Western Province and the Stormers over the last few seasons.

Kolbe can play wing and full-back and is known for his pace and elusive running.

“I spotted this unusual player in South African rugby at the U20 World Cup held in France and during which Cheslin had blitzed many opponents,” said Toulouse sporting director Fabien Pelous.

“Since then, with his experience in Super Rugby, he will be complementing our team as a finisher from deep and out wide.

“Undoubtedly, his qualities of speed, his stepping, his excellent kicking and his ability to contest in the air ¬†will be assets in the game of movement that we practice,” added Pelous.