21/11/2022 3:20 p.m. | UPDATED ON 11/21/2022 AT 3:52 p.m.
According to our colleagues from Midi Olympique, Cheslin Kolbe, who arrived in Toulon last year, could already leave the RCT while his contract runs until June 2024. A Japanese franchise as well as the Durban Sharks would be ready to try anything to convince the South African to join them next season.
What if Cheslin Kolbe (29) already left Toulon? Arrived last summer on the Rade, the South African winger of the RCT could pack his bags at the next Mercato, according to Midi Olympique. The contract of the Springbok crowned world champion in 2019 with this team that the XV of France brought down very recently (30-26) on the lawn of Marseille runs until June 2024, but the strong interest of two new teams for the he former Stade Toulousain player could lead him to leave earlier than expected and not respect his lease until the end. What a clause in his contract authorizes Kolbe to do from July 1, 2023. Barely arrived, the player crowned champion of France twice (2019 and 2021) and European champion in 2021 during his four years past in Toulouse could therefore already look elsewhere.
Japan or a return to South Africa?
According to our colleagues, two options would be available to the one for whom the Stormers had made the forcing last August (it was a question at the time of a five-year contract with the key to a salary of 600,000 euros per year, along with a job for his wife in a multinational company, a company car as well as company accommodation in addition to a role as ambassador of the club based in Cape Town) without succeeding in obtaining better than a negative response from the person concerned. The first would send Kolbe to another South African club: the Durban Sharks, while the native of Kraaifontein, injured this weekend with the Springboks against Italy, would also be coveted by a Japanese franchise ready like the Stormers this summer in break their piggy bank for the 2019 world champion. Unless Kolbe, who has made France his adopted land since 2017, again refuses the announced XXL offer.