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Kolbe wins big at French Top 14 awards


Cheslin Kolbe has been named the Top 14's 2018-19 Player of the Season. The 26-year-old helped Toulouse win the Top 14 title in June, before going on to have an excellent campaign with the Springboks. 'It's been a phenomenal season, not just for me but for my club and for my country, winning the Top 14, the Rugby Championship and World Cup in one year. I'm really blessed,' Kolbe said. 'I couldn't have done this without all my teammates. I give credit to all of them because if they didn't create opportunities for me as a wing to finish off I wouldn't be standing here now.' Kolbe was also named the best Top 14 player at the World Cup, beating Fiji's Semi Radradra and France's Damian Penaud, and won the award for scoring the best try of the Top 14 season (watch it below).