That Kolbe Magic... yet again
Cheslin Kolbe has grabbed the limelight yet again with another moment of magic in the Champions Cup.
Toulouse sealed a place in the knockout stage by winning their Round 5 fixtures against Connacht Rugby in Galway.
The South African lined out on the left wing, and in the eleventh minute was called on to field a banana clearance kick from Connacht’s Jack Carty.
The ball bounced high and the 5-foot-8 Kolbe rose high to tip the ball over the advancing Connacht winger, before collecting it and running up the field twenty metres.
Some questioned the legality of the tap, although few would question the skill.
— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) January 11, 2020
Kolbe has been in fine form since he signed for Toulouse and was one of the stars of the Springboks’ triumphant Rugby World Cup campaign in Japan. Europe has been no different. The speedster beat the most defenders (52) and made the most breaks (17) of any player in last season’s Champions Cup.