Cheslin Kolbe has been released by Toulon with immediate effect - Ruck

Cheslin Kolbe has been released by Toulon with immediate effect

Toulon has finally put an end to months of speculation by officially announcing that they will be parting ways with South Africa’s talented winger, Cheslin Kolbe, at the conclusion of the current season.

In a statement, the club has said: “The entire RCT team wishes Cheslin Kolbe the best for the future and an excellent Rugby World Cup, which he will prepare with the Springboks at the RCT Campus.

“Cheslin Kolbe will be honored during the end-of-season Garden Parties organized this Monday and Tuesday at the RCT Campus.”

Despite battling an ankle sprain that kept him out of play for a month, Kolbe showcased his exceptional skills by scoring six tries in 18 matches during this season.

Commenting on his exit, Kolbe added: “I would like to thank the Club, my team-mates and all the supporters for the opportunity given to me to play in Toulon during these two seasons and which I appreciated very much.

“I would have liked to stay in Toulon but the financial constraints of the clubs and the injuries made things difficult.”

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5. Dan Biggar – £800,000

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Dan Biggar of Northampton Saints kicks the penalty to take the lead during the European Champions Cup, Quarter-final match between Exeter Chiefs and Northampton Saints at Sandy Park on 20 Sept 2020. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK.