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Kolbe carted off in Toulon win with ankle injury

The 29-year-old was heavily involved as the Springboks won the Rugby World Cup in 2019, playing five games.


South Africa’s Cheslin Kolbe was carted off the pitch on Saturday with a suspected ankle injury as Toulon beat Lyon 27-23 in the French Top 14.

Kolbe, who played five games of the Springboks’ Rugby World Cup campaign in 2019, left the field in the 36th-minute after scoring a try at Stade de Gerland.

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Broadcaster Canal+ said the 29-year-old had suffered a sprained ankle as he bounced off the ground after diving to touch down.

The winger, who made the last of his 24 Test appearances in November, was in tears as a golf buggy carried him to the stands, a worrying image with this year’s World Cup in France less than six months away.

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