Cheslin Kolbe has suffered yet another injury setback and will be sidelined for “several weeks”, Toulon have confirmed.
Bakkies Botha and Eben Etzebeth have locked horns in the media this week, prompting questions over which of the legendary Springbok hard men is the ultimate enforcer.
Bakkies Botha believes that Eben Etzebeth is the “best lock in the world” but the legendary Springbok enforcer is disappointed that his successor hasn’t lived up to his reputation while on duty at Toulon.
Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth is set for another spell on the sidelines after suffering a calf injury ahead of Toulon’s Top 14 match against Perpignan.
Toulon have confirmed Eben Etzebeth has been granted an early exit from his contract and the Springbok lock is believed to be in the final stages of agreeing to terms with the Sharks.
Eben Etzebeth is set to make his long-awaited return to the field in what would be a significant boost for last-place Toulon as they prepare to face Top 14 rivals Bordeaux on Saturday.
Toulon president Bernard Lemaître has labelled Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth as a “handicap” to the club as he is “expensive, is regularly injured and is often away on Test duty”.
Springbok wing Cheslin Kolbe has expressed his gratitude to be back on the field after a lengthy, injury-enforced break.
Springbok talisman Cheslin Kolbe recently completed a high-profile move from Toulouse to Top 14 rivals Toulon on a deal that makes him the fourth highest-paid rugby player on the planet.
Cheslin Kolbe has opened up on the excitement of a new challenge with Toulon and the potential of winning another World Cup in 2023.