Cheslin Kolbe

New Japan head coach Eddie Jones says his side need more players like Springbok winger Cheslin Kolbe. Read more … image via Instagram @layla_kolbe

Eddie Jones views Cheslin Kolbe as the ideal player

New Japan head coach Eddie Jones says his side need more players like Springbok winger Cheslin Kolbe. Read more …

Cheslin Kolbe

New Japan head coach Eddie Jones says his side need more players like Springbok winger Cheslin Kolbe. Read more … image via Instagram @layla_kolbe

New Japan head coach Eddie Jones says his side need more players like Springbok winger Cheslin Kolbe.

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Kolbe, who is a two-time Rugby World Cup winner and one of the highest earning players in the game, is currently plying his trade with Tokyo Sungoliath.

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Previously, the 30-year-old flyer won the European Champions Cup during his time with French Top 14 outfit Toulouse followed by a stint with Toulon.

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Cheslin Kolbe was one of the standout performers in the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France and Jones wants his players to take a leaf out of Kolbe’s book.

“He’s as strong as an ox, he’s as fast as a cheetah, and he’s as elusive as a ninja – that’s how Japanese players can be,” Jones said.

“He’s a fantastic example, so what we want to find is players who can be like him, and they’re out there.”

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