Cheslin Kolbe aims to make comeback in 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

Cheslin Kolbe was part of the 2016 Rio Olympics
Cheslin Kolbe was part of the 2016 Rio Olympics

South Africa international Cheslin Kolbe is keen to make a return to sevens rugby in the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics following his current stint with Toulouse.

Kolbe, who recently enjoyed World Cup success with South Africa in Japan has played 14 Tests in the last two years for Springboks.

Having started his career for South Africa Sevens, he enjoyed bronze medal with the side in the 2016 Rio Olympics and now is aiming to make a comeback into the format ahead of the 2020 Olympics games.

"I am going back to Stade Toulouse now. I always want to represent my club and country with pride and play the best rugby that I can. This is a game we are blessed to play and we are fortunate to make a career out of it," he said.

"I want to be a European champion with Toulouse and we can maybe do it this season,’ Kolbe added. ‘This is my next goal, with the one, I hope, to represent South Africa with the national team at sevens at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020."

The 26-year-old was honoured by French publication Midi Olympique‘s with l’Oscar Monde Player of the Year award for 2019 as he joins the likes of Ireland's Conor Murray and Argentina's Juan Martin Hernandez, who previously won the award.

"To get this award it is really special. There are so many legends of the game that have received this award," he added.

"For me to be one of them, I am really grateful and honoured".

Toulouse joined Toulouse in 2017 and was part of the side that clinched the Top 14 title in 2019.