The ingenious way in which Exeter Chiefs dominated Cheslin Kolbe in the Champions Cup semi final
Exeter Chiefs put on a defensive masterclass to subdue Cheslin Kolbe. A new video highlights just how the team managed to hold out the Springbok superstar.
Exeter put in one of the performances of a lifetime to strangle the life out of a sensational Toulouse team who were set on making their first Champions Cup final in years.
Exeter Chiefs went into this match as slight underdogs with Toulouse boosting stars such as Dupont, Kaino and, of course, Kolbe.
Fans were quick to notice just how good Kolbe’s defence was.
The way Exeter are defending Cheslin Kolbe reminds me how people behaved when you opened a pack of gum at school.
— Jared Wright (@jaredwright17) September 26, 2020
50 Kolbe takes Maunder’s box kick and Chiefs swarm all over him. Penalty for Chiefs
Lineout midway in Stade half
— Exeter Chiefs (@ExeterChiefs) September 26, 2020
Toulouse have had their chances in the second half with some scintillating play but Exeter’s scramble defence and unusually poor execution by Toulouse when so close to the try line could prove the deciding factor at Sandy Park – Exeter always score when close to the try line
— andrew sheridan (@radio_sheri) September 26, 2020
That is some defence Exeter, fair play https://t.co/cjwItQAA0K
— Daniel Keohane (@KeohaneDan) September 26, 2020
A video has been made by CroseyCompsRugby who makes brilliant highlights online, looks at the South African winger in this match.
He was as dangerous as ever on the ball, however, you can see how Exeter went into this game with a clear goal to swamp the superstar.
Jack Nowell is one of the best defensive winger in rugby and it was on display for all to see in yesterday’s clash.
The Exeter defence made it their mission to subdue Cheslin Kolbe.
Kolbe, was as always dangerous in this match, however, it was a brilliant defensive effort which kept this superstar out of the match.