Tight contests are often tilted by a memorable moment in the match and so the SARugbymag.co.za writers have predicted which player will produce the magic in the crunch first Test between the Springboks and 2021 British & Irish Lions.
Four opponents who have been victimised by Cheslin Kolbe’s elusiveness have given a few pointers to the British & Irish Lions as they prepare to negate the Springbok dynamo on Saturday.
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.
Hear from Rassie Erasmus, Lukhanyo Am, Cheslin Kolbe and Jasper Wiese following South Africa A’s victory over the British & Irish Lions in Cape Town on Wednesday.
Hear what man-of-the-match Cheslin Kolbe had to say after South Africa A’s hard-fought victory over the British & Irish Lions at the Cape Town Stadium.
While it’s no surprise that Cheslin Kolbe finished first among SA Rugby magazine readers as the player they’re most excited to see in full flight on South African soil, second place went to much more of a wildcard.
Cheslin Kolbe says the British & Irish Lions have a dynamic backline composition, but believes his knowledge of playing against them in the northern hemisphere could be advantageous to South Africa.
It’s been a long wait for Cheslin Kolbe fans to see their hero in action on South African soil, but is his return the most eagerly anticipated by Springbok supporters?
Duhan van der Merwe’s powerful tour debut for the British & Irish Lions raised questions around whether the SA-born finisher was good enough to start for the Springboks. Interestingly, a SA Rugby magazine reader poll delivered telling results.
Check out this video compilation of big name fifteens players, including the likes of Springbok duo Cheslin Kolbe and Kwagga Smith, scoring on the sevens circuit.