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Meet the South African rugby union force, Cheslin Kolbe

Cheslin Kolbe

Cheslin Kolbe Biography

Cheslin Kolbe

Cheslin Kolbe.[Credit/skysports.com]

Cheslin Kolbe is a 27 years South African professional rugby union player. He was born on 28th October 1993 in Kraaifontein, Cape Town, South Africa.

The rugby player parent is Andrew Kolbe. Her mother’s name is not revealed by reliable sources. Kolbe has a height of 1.71m.

Cheslin is one of the most talented rugby players in the world. He is recognized and celebrated globally. He has been a force to reckon with when it comes to rugby.

Many players look up to him for inspiration. Kolbe had been of great motivation to all the aspiring rugby players.

Cheslin currently plays for the South Africa national team and for Toulouse in the Top 14 in France. Despite also playing at fullback, his regular position is the wing.

The rugby sensation has also recently featured at fly-half for Toulouse in the top 14. Kolbe was interestingly a member of the South Africa Sevens team that bagged a bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Moreover, he was a member of the South Africa team that won the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Cheslin Kolbe has been associated with several wins. He rarely records failure in all the tournaments that he takes part in.

Kolbe has been awarded several awards out of his impressive performance in rugby. He was nominated for 2019 World Rugby Player of the Year. Unfortunately, he lost to South African teammate Pieter-Steph.

Cheslin scored South Africa’s second try in the final minutes of the final. That was while he was playing on right-wing.

Professional Career

At the youth level, Kolbe played for Hoerskool Brackenfell. Moreover, he represented Western Province at various youth levels.

He played from the Under-16 Grant Khomo Week in the year 2009 to the 2012 Under-21 Provincial Championship.

The rugby star went on making positive moves and bagged several wins. In a match against Boland Cavaliers, he made his provincial first-class debut. That was in their Vodacom Cup match.

Interestingly, a month later, he was named on the bench for the Stormers for their Super Rugby game against the Sharks.

Cheslin Kolbe is surely the epitome of rugby and wherever he goes he makes good scores. In October 2013, he was part of the Western Province team.

The team won the Currie Cup after brutally outshining the Lions 19-16. In the year 2016, Kolbe penned a three-year deal to remain at Western Province until the year 2016.

For the 2017-2018 season, the rugby icon shifted. He moved to France to join Top 14 side, Toulouse. For the 2018 Rugby Championship, Kolbe received a call-up to the South Africa national team.

The rugby Union player made his debut for South Africa against Australia. That was on 8th September, during Round Three of the competition.

Unfortunately, in the 33rd minute, a team player developed an injury. That called for his replacement and thus South Africa lost the match at a score of 18-23.

In June 2019 Kolbe started for Stade Toulousain in the Top 14 final winning the French Championship. In 2021 Kolbe won both the European Cup and the Top 14 with Toulouse.

International Career

In 2018, Kolbe made his international test debut. He played an important part in Springboks, thus winning the 2019 Rugby Championship.

Moreover, he was part of the 2019 World-Cup winning team in Japan on 2nd November. He scored a try late in the second half of the Final against England.

In 2013, Kolbe was included in the training group that toured Argentina in preparation for the 2013 IRB Junior World Championship.

Later on, was then included in the squad for the 2013 IRB Junior World Championship.

The rugby champion’s career went on to blossom. He represented the South Africa Sevens team between 2012 and 2017.de Janeiro.

In 2013, Cheslin was included in the squad for the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens. He was as well included in a 12-man squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics. The Olympics were being held at Rio

The determined rugby Union player was named as a substitute for their first match in Group B. That was a competition against Spain, where South Africa graciously won the match 24 nil.

Cheslin Kolbe Net Worth

Kolbe is listed as one of the richest rugby players. According to Forbes, his net worth is approximately between $1 million – $3 million.

This has hugely accumulated from his professional rugby Union career.

Cheslin Kolbe Salary

Not much is revealed about Kolbe’s current salary. Reliable sources indicate that his salary is under review.

Cheslin Kolbe

Cheslin Kolbe.[Credit/springbooks.rugby]

Cheslin Kolbe Endorsements

Many rugby players are associated with various global brands endorsements. However, it is not disclosed about Cheslin’s endorsement deals.

Cheslin Kolbe Family         

Kolbe is married to Layla Cupido. The two have sired one daughter dubbed Kylah Kolbe.

Cheslin Kolbe Foundation and Charity Work

Kolbe has reportedly been working with the ‘Be The Difference’ Foundation in the Western Cape, which has been feeding between 600 and 12,000 people. This is as a way of giving back to society.

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