In a case of ‘who did it better, both Cheslin Kolbe and Ollie Sleightholme dazzled with their pace and defence over the weekend. Each was easily able to chase down the opposition and secure turnovers after passes were intercepted that should’ve led to tries the other way.
Kolbe is undoubtedly one of the most prolific try-scorers on the planet. He possesses one of the best steps in world rugby and has the pace to blow through any defence. His highlight reel is a testament to that attacking skill.
He’s equally brilliant on defence as well, running down Clermont wing Peter Betham with ease after Betham had intercepted the pass.
Just catching up on the 1st half of Toulouse-Clermont now…
If you told me that Cheslin Kolbe was raised by cheetahs I’d believe you#STASM #Top14 pic.twitter.com/iLDB21dnWN
— EK Rugby Analysis (@ek_rugby) May 29, 2021
Not to be outdone, Sleightholme managed to reel in Josh Bassett of Wasps, seemingly without even straining his lungs.
What’s most impressive about each tackle was the intelligence of each to get back on their feet for the turnover.
Ollie Sleightholme 👏pic.twitter.com/JEhOXcWPI2
— Ultimate Rugby (@ultimaterugby) May 31, 2021