Wales coach: ‘Boks have got blowtorch speed on the edges’


Wales coach: ‘Boks have got blowtorch speed on the edges’

FREE TO READ | Coach Edwards raves about the Boks: If there were a 4x100m relay race of all the teams, SA would be fastest


Springbok winger Cheslin Kolbe has the lightning pace and physical build reminiscent of England’s World Cup winner Jason Robinson, Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards said ahead of his side’s semifinal clash with SA on Sunday.

Kolbe has underlined his credentials as a hot property with a series of blistering performances that have lit up the competition in Japan, wowing fans to become one of the most recognisable faces of the World Cup.

His lightning footwork and an ability to use his power-packed if diminutive stature to ricochet his way out of contact situations remind the watcher of Robinson, who shone in the 13-man code before switching to become a star for England and the British and Irish Lions in union...

This article is free to read if you register or sign in.

Times Select

If you have already registered or subscribed, please sign in to continue.

Questions or problems?
Email or call 0860 52 52 00.

Previous Article