Cape Town – Former Stormers flyer Cheslin Kolbe has not given up hope on playing for the Springboks.
The 24-year-old left the Stormers at the end of the 2017 Super Rugby season to play for French club Toulouse.
He became an instant fan favourite at Toulouse and impressed in his debut season in the French Top 14.
In fact, he made such an impact that he was judged to be the best foreign import in the Top 14 by the French media in 2017.
But he has admitted that playing for the Springboks remains a goal.
“I haven’t spoken to coach Rassie (Erasmus) at all since he’s taken over at the Springboks. (But) yes, there will always be that fire and the dream to play for my country and don that green and gold jersey is pretty much alive,” he told the fiekie.co.za sports blog.
It is no secret that the pocket rocket prefers playing at fullback but he has played mainly on the wing for Toulouse.
“I played on the wing mostly last season but I slot in at 15 when I’m needed there. I enjoy both positions and I just want to be happy and enjoy my rugby – whether it’s at 11, 14 or fullback,” he said.