Exclusive: SA Rugby to erect Cheslin Kolbe statue outside Ellis Park

Exclusive: SA Rugby to erect Cheslin Kolbe statue outside Ellis Park

Cheslin Kolbe's try in the Rugby World Cup final against England in 2019 is set to be immortalised at one of South Africa's most iconic stadiums, Ellis Park.

A spokesperson at SA Rugby confirmed the news to Ultimate Rugby saying that 'it is a special memory for all South Africans that should never be forgotten.' 


Ultimate Rugby understands a statue of the moment when Kolbe stepped past Owen Farrell will feature at the entrance of Ellis Park and will be erected on the day of the third British and Irish Lions test.

The spokesperson revealed that Springbok Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus pushed forward with the idea to 'remind the Lions and the England players in particular what they are up against.'


The British and Irish Lions are set to face the Springboks at the iconic stadium in the third and final test of the series on 8 August 2021.

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