Springbok Lightning Bolt Cheslin Kolbe Sidesteps Onto the Cover of Much Anticipated Rugby 22 Video Game

Springbok Lightning Bolt Cheslin Kolbe Sidesteps Onto the Cover of Much Anticipated Rugby 22 Video Game

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
  • Wizard win Cheslin Kolbe has the honour of being on the new Rugby 22 video game which was released on Thursday
  • Kolbe is included as the main attraction alongside international superstars Antoine Dupont of France and Australia's Will Skelton
  • This meant more moolah coming in for the diminutive genius, who is already one of the highest earning rugby players on earth

Hot-stepping Springbok star Cheslin Kolbe has the honour of being on the cover of the long-awaited Rugby 22 video game.

Developed by EKO Software, Rugby 22 dropped in physical and online stores on Thursday worldwide. The game is currently selling at R750 per unit.

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Cheslin Kolbe is on the cover of Rugby 22, alongside France's Antoine Dupont and Australia's Will Skelton. Image source: MB Media & GoodThingsGuy/Getty Images
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Fresh off winning the South Africa Rugby Try of the Year for 2021 as reported in The South African, Kolbe can add this feather to an already heavy cap. Among other things, Kolbe became the fourth-highest paid rugby player on the planet upon moving to French club Toulon according to SA Rugby Magazine, raking in around R17 million a year.

Mario dos Santos, CEO of GameFinity South Africa which distributed the game in the country, said in GoodThingsGuy:

“It is always particularly special, and we are proud to have one of our local stars get the global recognition by featuring prominently in such a prestigious gaming entertainment product as Rugby 22 is."

Kolbe was quoted in the same article saying:

“It is a massive privilege to be on the cover of Rugby22. I never thought I’d be on the cover of a rugby game at all! I have always seen and played previous games with other players on. It is super special, and I can’t wait to start playing!”

Coach: Springbok flyer Makazole Mapimpi is the best number 11 in world rugby after hat-trick against Lions

Cheslin Kolbe's Springbok teammate Makazole Mapimpi is getting rave reviews for being the best in the business in his position.

As reported on Sports Brief, Mapimpi put the Sigma Lions to the sword on Saturday at Ellis Park, scoring a hat-trick of tries as the visitors from Durban ran out 47-37 in an entertaining affair.

His coach at the Sharks Sean Everitt believes that Mapimpi, scorer of a famous try in the 2019 Rugby World Cup final, was the best player in the world in his position, according to News24.

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