Rugby writer Wynona Louw looks at four players who are set to sizzle in a cold Cape Town.
CAPE Town sure is chilly at the moment, but what better than some sizzling players to make Wednesday’s South Africa ‘A’ match against the British and Irish Lions a little hotter? Not much, except for drastic changes in temperature.
Well, we can’t bank on the latter, but sizzling players are sure to be served.
Here are four players who can bring the heat to the majorly anticipated battle.
Can you even consider starting off with anybody else?
The ultimate rugby wizard just keeps giving us more and more to gush over. I mean, how good was he for Toulouse before he touched down in South Africa?
He was a rock star during the World Cup, and while it’s hard to imagine him going any better than he did in Japan, Kolbe never fails to give us one more step, one more logic-defying jinx, one more try to make us go ‘WOW!’
Probably the only thing more noteworthy than his much-hyped rugby abilities is how quickly he’s managed to indisputably make himself worth the hype.
An out-and-out foot race or a ridiculous display of pace is always a moment to savour in a game, and given his inclusion, we have good reason to believe we might be treated to just that at Cape Town Stadium.
What a transformation this guy has gone through over the last two seasons.
You can’t dare think of him as a kicking metronome or simply ‘Mr Reliable’ anymore, after all, his attacking play against the Bulls has earned him a much more rounded, much more exciting, aura.
Sure, we might not see that magic he conjured up with the Bulls against Warren Gatland’s outfit in their first run-out, but he’s given us enough reason to look forward to his performance nonetheless.
Big, bigger, Biggar.
Okay, as far as rugby clichés go that one is probably not too far down the list, but this man sure can put in a big one.
He can be a huge presence, he’s proved that while in SA, and seeing him go up against another form 10 is going to be one of the biggest sub-plots.