World Cup winner Kolbe nominated for Top 14 award

South Africa's wing Cheslin Kolbe reacts after scoring a try during the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and Italy at the Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa in Shizuoka on October 4, 2019.

File: South Africa's star winger Cheslin Kolbe.


PARIS - Rugby World Cup winner Cheslin Kolbe has been shortlisted for the French Top 14 player of the season award, the league announced.

Kolbe, who lifted the Webb Ellis Trophy with the Springboks on Saturday, scored six tries in 16 appearances as his side Toulouse lifted the title for a record 20th time in June.

The pocket-sized winger, who scored a try in Saturday's World Cup final victory over England, is joined by France internationals in club team-mate Antoine Dupont and Clermont's losing finalist Damian Penaud.

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Kolbe is also nominated for the French-based player of the World Cup award along with Penaud and Fiji's Bordeaux-Begles centre Semi Radradra.

The ceremony will be held on 25 November in Paris.