- South African rugby player Cheslin Kolbe scored twice at a recent Toulouse event in Europe
- Toulouse beat opposing team Ulster 36:8
- The team will now move forward to the semi-finals of the European Champions cup
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It has been a great time for South Africa in terms of sports. With sporting events finally and slowly being allowed to take place again after a long pause due to the coronavirus pandemic, our sports stars are back and better than ever.
The latest South African sports star to brag about is the Springbok's Cheslin Kolbe. The rugby player, who also plays for an international French club, Toulouse, recently flew our flag high and proud during his game in Europe.
Cheslin managed to score not one but two points against the opposing team, Ulster. Toulouse managed to beat them with a staggering 36:8. The team now qualify for the semi-finals of the European Champions cup.
"Playoff games are about discipline and the team that wants it the most and sticks to the gameplan. I must give credit to the boys for doing just that, keeping it simple." said Cheslin in an international interview.
Cheslin was awarded the "star of the match" title for his stellar performance.
In other proudly South African Briefly.co.za news, Akani Simbine, a South African sprinter, recently flew the SA flag proudly and loudly after he won the 100m race at 9.96 seconds. The race took place during the Diamond League event in Rome recently.
Akani was swiftly followed by Arthur Cisse of Ivory Coast who came in at 10.04 seconds. Italy's Fillipo Tortu came in at third place of the 100m race, reaching the finish line at a close 10.09 seconds.
Akani, who previously won the 2018 Commonwealth Games 100m sprint, achieved his brilliant Rome victory shortly after Wade van Niekerk's Switzerland win. The 26-year-old also broke the South African record in 100 m with a time of 9.89 seconds at the Gyulai István Memorial in Székesfehérvár on 18 July 2016.
Briefly.co.za also reported how it was a proud moment for South Africa last Tuesday night as our very own Wade van Niekerk took first place in the international race event that took place in Switzerland. Wade, who was running in lane four, made it to first place at 45.58s in the 400m race.