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Carr: We are really happy for him

EXCLUSIVE: Cheslin Kolbe will make his Springbok run-on debut when they play against Australia in Port Elizabeth and the diminutive wing’s former Stormers teammates could not be happier for him.

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Current Wasps players Nizaam Carr and Juan de Jongh know Kolbe well, having played alongside him for Western Province and the Stormers.

“We are really happy for him. We called it this side and you know, Cheslin is a player that I don’t think pressure gets to him,” Carr said.

De Jongh could not contain his happiness when he spoke about Kolbe finally being given a chance at international level.

“When he left the Stormers, he cried. He got another opportunity [to play for the Springboks] and seeing him make a big impact in Wellington against New Zealand was something amazing to see.

“There was always a big thing about size, but credit to Breyton [Paulse] and Gio [Aplon] and those guys who opened the doors for the skinny little guys like us to get to showcase our talent,” De Jongh said.

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Listen to what Juan de Jongh and Nizaam Carr have to say about Cheslin Kolbe below:

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