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Kolbe on Toulon exit: 'I don't understand'

SPOTLIGHT: Springbok wing Cheslin Kolbe has opened up about his impending departure from Toulon.

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The French club confirmed the news on Monday after weeks of speculation.

In a statement, the club said that both parties have “mutually agreed” to part ways.

The Bok still had one more year left on his contract and in an Instagram post after the announcement, Kolbe hinted that he was forced to leave the club.

“An emotional couple of weeks it has been for me and my family,” said Kolbe.

“Some people might not understand, neither do I, but as I was told ‘it’s a business’. To put my feelings aside.

“Despite it all, I have tried my best.

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“Sometimes our plans don’t always align with God’s plans for us.

“I just want to thank each and everyone whom I have crossed paths with, the supporters, my teammates and all staff for everything.

“It’s not easy for me to say goodbye, but such is life.

“France has been our home for six years, three kids later and it will always be home for us.

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“Hopefully. this is not goodbye, but see you soon.

“Thank you once again, I had hoped for a better ending.”

Kolbe recently helped Toulon win the Challenge Cup with a man-of-the-match performance against Glasgow Warriors in the Final.

French rugby media has reported for several months that he has been courted by clubs in Japan.

 

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