Cheslin Kolbe scores the exact same try as his idol Darcy Graham
By Rugby Onslaught

Cheslin Kolbe scores the exact same try as his idol Darcy Graham

Cheslin Kolbe looks to be getting sharper with every game played after making his return three matches ago from a broken jaw, and he opened the scoring for Toulon on Saturday against Castres at the Stade Mayol.

But he has a long way to go to be up there with some of the form wingers in the game at the moment, one of which is the United Rugby Championship’s top scorer Darcy Graham. The Edinburgh wing has scored eight tries in six games so far this season and has continued to fly the flag for diminutive wingers in scrum-caps in Kolbe’s absence.

The similarity between the two does not end there either, as Kolbe’s try at the weekend was more or less identical to a try scored by Graham at the beginning of the month. Both players ended up scoring in the right corner after being on the receiving end of two on ones. But for right wingers that it not too uncommon of course. What made these tries strikingly similar was the step that both players produced to trick the onrushing tackler.

With little space to operate in, Kolbe and Graham both cut in and out slightly to stop the last man in their tracks. That gave them both enough space to dive into the corner. It was some elite sidestepping shown by them.

Take a look at the two tries, here is Graham’s against the Lions earlier this month:

Here is Kolbe’s from the Castres match at the weekend:

Graham was recently included in Gregor Townsend’s squad for the upcoming autumn internationals. Here is the full squad:

Scotland Autumn Nations Series Squad
Ewan Ashman (Sale Sharks) 4 caps
Josh Bayliss (Bath Rugby) 3 caps
Jamie Bhatti (Glasgow Warriors) 22 caps
Dave Cherry (Edinburgh Rugby) 7 caps
Andy Christie (Saracens) 3 caps
Luke Crosbie (Edinburgh Rugby) 2 caps
Scott Cummings (Glasgow Warriors) 23 caps
Jack Dempsey (Glasgow Warriors) uncapped
Matt Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) 24 caps
Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) 50 caps
Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh Rugby) 55 caps
Jonny Gray (Exeter Chiefs) 69 caps
Richie Gray (Glasgow Warriors) 67 caps
Nick Haining (Edinburgh Rugby) 11 caps
WP Nel (Edinburgh Rugby) 48 caps
Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh Rugby) – CAPTAIN – 32 caps
Pierre Schoeman (Edinburgh Rugby) 12 caps
Sam Skinner (Edinburgh Rugby) 22 caps
Rory Sutherland (Ulster Rugby) 20 caps
George Turner (Glasgow Warriors) 27 caps
Murphy Walker (Glasgow Warriors) uncapped
Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby) 51 caps

Mark Bennett (Edinburgh Rugby) 27 caps
Darcy Graham (Edinburgh Rugby) 29 caps
Chris Harris (Gloucester Rugby) 36 caps
Adam Hastings (Gloucester Rugby) 26 caps
Stuart Hogg (Exeter Chiefs) 93 caps
George Horne (Glasgow Warriors) 17 caps
Damien Hoyland (Edinburgh Rugby) 4 caps
Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh Rugby) 34 caps
Stafford McDowall (Glasgow Warriors) uncapped
Rufus McLean (Glasgow Warriors) 3 caps
Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors) 54 caps
Cameron Redpath (Bath Rugby) 2 caps
Ollie Smith (Glasgow Warriors) 1 cap
Kyle Steyn (Glasgow Warriors) 5 caps
Ross Thompson (Glasgow Warriors) 3 caps
Sione Tuipulotu (Glasgow Warriors) 7 caps
Duhan van der Merwe (Edinburgh Rugby) 19 caps
Ben White (London Irish) 6 caps