Why people are right to say Cheslin Kolbe is the best winger of the 21st century
An incredible video has dropped showing just how unique Springboks and Toulouse winger Cheslin Kolbe is for club and country. This video perfectly displays just how good the player has been.
A channel known as ‘Die Hard Rugby’ has consistently been making brilliant highlight reels on the Springbok players and this one is quite possibly the best of the whole bunch. The video shows just how uniquely brilliant that Kolbe has been throughout the last couple of years in his career.
Kolbe wowed the rugby world at the start of this year with some brilliant performances at 10 for French club Toulouse.
Cheslin Kolbe has a peg on him 💥 pic.twitter.com/Oy79JB6teg
— Robert Rees (@Rreesrugby) February 16, 2020
The World Cup-winning winger is known for wreaking havoc on the wing, but World Cup-winning Springbok has a playing style quite unlike other players.
We would go as far as classing Kolbe as one of the greatest wingers of this century so far. The 20th century saw the power of Jonah Lomu rampaging through defences in the sport.
This new century has seen the rise of smaller wingers dominating, with Shane Williams, Vincent Clerc and Bryan Habana all showing how speed and acceleration can rise above everything else.
Kolbe can very well be seen as being above all of the players noted above, barring Lomu, because he has even more incredible skills that they don’t have like defence and kicking.
This highlight reel hyped us to see Cheslin back in action so much!
The dancing feet of Kolbe have lit up Rugby World Cup 2019 with the winger showing that size isn’t everything, his footwork and pace allowing him to turn a defence inside out and leave players clutching at thin air in his wake.
The Springbok started six tests in 2019 and scored five tries, including two in the pool stage against Italy when he was named Player of the Match. An ankle injury ruled him out of the semi-final with Wales but the Springboks was able to return to form for the final game where he scored that famous winning try, skinning Owen Farrell in the process.