The possibility that the Springboks would be underdone in a three-Test series against the British & Irish Lions was ruled out by none more so than Cheslin Kolbe, according to SARugbymag.co.za readers.
A South Africa A team packed with the Bok heroes of the 2019 Rugby World Cup were fast out the blocks in a 17-13 win over the Lions at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday.
Readers were duly polled on which player had stood out the most, and it was Kolbe stepping Chris Harris to send captain Lukhanyo Am over for a try that won 36% of the vote – just as he had earlier in the week when readers voted for the player they were most eager to see back in action.
Second place went to Am (24%) while Franco Mostert and rookies Joe Dweba and Japser Wiese followed with 10%, 9% and 7%, respectively.
Interestingly, readers weren’t impressed by the length-of-the-field try set up by Damian de Allende (5%) and scored by Sbu Nkosi (3%).