VIDEO: Humble Kolbe goes viral with his post-match clean-up
WATCH why Springbok star and World Cup hero Cheslin Kolbe has gone viral after Toulouse’s Champions Cup win over Munster.
It was not his usual hot-stepping deeds that saw him earn rave reviews on social media.
Kolbe, arguably the best player in the world right now, cleaned up rubbish around the pitch at Thomond Park.
Toulouse had earlier come back from a 16-9 deficit to defeat Munster 40-33 at Thomond Park in a crowdless fixture.
Kolbe was involved in the lead-up to a smart try to Antoine Dupont with thirteen minutes remaining, which gave the visitors the lead for the final time.
After a Romain Ntamack penalty, Dupont sealed the game with his second try with just three minutes to go.
As the players began to disperse the field after the final whistle, the Springboks winger was seen picking up rubbish and empty plastic bottles left by the teams from around the ground.
Kolbe’s humble act earned enormous praise online, with the star showered with admiration for taking the time to keep the pitch clean. Fans called him a ‘legend’, ‘still humble’ and a ‘great player’ with a ‘great attitude’.
One Irish fan even applauded the efforts of the IRFU to get more South Africans with character like Kolbe playing in Ireland for Pro14 teams.
Sources: VT Sport & RugbyPass
— Saffas Abroad Rugby 🇿🇦🏉 (@SaffasRugby) April 3, 2021
Culture is so important. The standard you walk past is the standard you accept. System leaders be more like Cheslin Kolbe. https://t.co/RcKYXJsX85
— Cathal Lynch (@CathalLynch) April 3, 2021
When you see Cheslin Kolbe display the core values and #respect of rugby union before, during and after the big match, you can’t help but commend the IRFU for trying their best to bring more and more South Africans to these shores to bring some real values to the green geansaí 👏
— Big Bossman Steo (@bigbossmansteo) April 3, 2021
— Kai Horstmann (@KaiHorstmann) April 3, 2021
A man who never forgot his roots, and is world class showing everyone he is still humble. A lesson to all 👍👏👏👏
— Kev Robbo (@robbo4614) April 3, 2021
Great player, great attitude. Humility above all else.
— Three Hares (@TinnersRabbits) April 3, 2021
Legend. And proud to call him South African
— Deeolan Govender (@DeeolanGovender) April 3, 2021
They could do with him down Cardiff Bay right now.
— Mick Parry (@MichaelParry3) April 3, 2021
He is humble like the Japanese. A great player and a great human.
— Mickey (@mikewildthing) April 3, 2021