Putting his body on the line! Cheslin Kolbe injures in ribs in his tackle on Nemani Nadolo

Putting his body on the line! Cheslin Kolbe injures in ribs in his tackle on Nemani Nadolo

Cheslin Kolbe has always defied the odds as he forced his way into the Springboks' squad despite being far from the conventional Springbok player due to his side.

The World Cup-winning winger weighs about 80kgs and on Saturday he put in a superb cover tackle on his opposing winger Nemani Nadolo who comfortably weighs 40kgs heavier than the South African and has at least 20cm on him.


Nadolo did go on to score down the short side from the resulting ruck following his offload as Kolbe lay on the ground grasping his ribs. The South African was unable to continue and will be a doubt over Christmas having just made his first start for Toulouse since the Rugby World Cup. 

Toulouse went on to claim their first win over Montpellier away from home since 2015 and take control of Pool 5 as they are 9 points ahead of second-placed Gloucester.




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