Cheslin Kolbe in action for Toulon. (Photo by Olivier Chassignole/AFP)
- The Stormers are believed to be interested in luring springbok star Cheslin Kolbe back to the Cape.
- Kolbe is seen as a top-flight replacement for outgoing full-back Warrick Gelant.
- Despite previous rumours, the Stormers are not in negotiations with Willie le Roux.
That striker are keen to find a replacement for the instrumental full-back Warrick Gelant.
Gelant, who was a star for Stormers in their victorious United Rugby Championship campaign in 2021/22, will leave the Cape side for French club Racing 92.
The Stormers recently signed Clayton Blommetjies by the Cheetahs, but they’re also looking for a bigger name to replace Gelant.
There have been rumors that Springbok is a full-back Willie le Roux was able to sign up after it was revealed he was building a home on the Val de Vie Estate in the Cape Winelands, but according to rapportthe Stormers are not negotiating with Le Roux.
However, the report states that the former Stormers star Cheslin Kolbe could be on the way back to Cape Town.
Negotiations with the 28-year-old world champion are reportedly at a tricky stage as he only recently signed a three-year deal to join Toulon from top-14 rivals Toulouse.
Kolbe started his career with Western Province and Stormers in 2013 before moving to Toulouse in 2017.
According to the report, Stormers will not be able to offer Kolbe what he deserves at Toulon. However, due to the departure of Gelant, as well as a financial allowance from SA Rugby for a national interest player, Kolbe would earn a competitive salary at the Cape.
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Strikers show interest in Cheslin Kolbe, not Willie le Roux – report
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