In his final days rumors of sending Cheslin Kolbe away from Toulon next summer have gathered momentum, with the South African set to leave France and join Japan in a few months.
At 29, Cheslin Kolbe should soon begin a new chapter in his career. Indeed, in France since 2017, the South African is getting closer and closer to a departure from Toulon next summer, according to Midi Olympique. While the bi-weekly specialized in rugby had released the information last Monday, it would have taken a little more depth in recent days. Thus, according to the “Midol”, the back or winger of the world champion in 2019 with the Springboks should take the direction of Japan, where a League One franchise would have ended up finding the arguments to convince him to leave the RCT a year before the end of his contract. If nothing is yet recorded for the moment, the one who was also by certain teams of South Africa could therefore find the country which saw him win the most beautiful title of his career.
Kolbe on the start, not Etrillard
In the Var, Kolbe would necessarily leave a void, even if the club has great options on the wings or at the back (the French Gabin Villière or Gervais Cordin in particular), but it would also free up a non-JIFF place and above all additional means. Indeed, the South African is currently one of the highest earners in the Top 14, he who has not yet been able to show all his talent in Toulon, mainly because of injuries. If this departure were to be confirmed, the native of Kraaifontein will undoubtedly be keen to end his adventure in France well. In addition, under contract until 2024 with the RCT, Anthony Etrillard recently expressed his desire to stay. “It would be nice to finish my career in Toulon, in the club that gave me everything. (…) It would be huge to finish here, I would be extremely proud of it. (…) There are many things that can happen, “said the 29-year-old hooker, in particular, to Midi Olympique.