The output of Cheslin kolbe and it is a fact. The South African wing will not only move city but will change club. From Toulouse to Toulon, the star player once his transfer was confirmed, published an extensive letter of thanks to the club with which he retired victorious, with the Champions Cup and the Top 14 under the arm.
In a message posted on his Twitter and Instagram accounts, Kolbe went to Toulouse and his fans to thank them. “I will be forever grateful for all that I learned and experienced with Stade Toulousain,” he wrote in particular. “The lessons learned and the memories created go far beyond rugby. I would like to thank the Stade Toulousain for the opportunity they have given me to be part of their heritage and history. “
“To the Stade Toulousain fans, thank you, thank you, thank you,” he added. “Thank you for accepting me from the beginning with the warmest welcome. Thank you for making me feel that Toulouse has been my home from day one. […] The love for the club is incredible, the best I have ever known. “
The full letter:
Dear Stade Toulousain Community
The time has come to say goodbye to one of the best episodes of all time. I don’t know where to start because I didn’t expect the end to come so soon. I hope you understand, that you understand that the decision to go to Toulon was not an easy one. I would like to express the greatest gratitude to the entire Toulouse community.
I will be eternally grateful for everything I learned and experienced with Stade Toulousain, the experiences and memories go far beyond rugby. I would like to thank the Stade Toulousain for the opportunity they gave me to be part of their heritage and history. Thank you for the way you influenced my career and the role you played in shaping the player and the person I am today. Thank you for believing in me and giving me the freedom and pleasure to play the best I can. I take back incredible memories, friends who became part of my family. I will always cherish the Stade Toulousain brotherhood. I love you my brothers and will miss you!
More importantly, I want to thank each player, staff member, team driver, managers, coaches, business partners and the president, for all they did for me and my family and for welcoming us with open arms in 2017. We really appreciate all of your support and help to make our life easier in France. Thank you very very much. This is not goodbye, it is a “See you soon.”
To the Stade Toulousain fans, thank you thank you thank you!
Thank you for accepting me from the beginning with the warmest welcome. They made me feel that Toulouse has been my home from day one. Thank you for the kindness, love and support you showed me, not only to me as a gamer player, but also to my family. Thank you for the respect you gave me. I will always be grateful and honored to receive that respect. Of course, I will always respect them. I will surely miss them this year, as well as the “KOLBE” songs. All that incredible atmosphere that exists in the Ernest Wallon stadium, the encouragement during training and all his words on social networks.
The breath in the stadium is amazing, the best I have ever seen. We were champions together, we made history together and it was surely one of the highlights of my career and my life. Their love and support is deep and immense, the best I have ever experienced.
I hope to always inspire all children, all people, to tell themselves that you are not too small to dream big and that you can always achieve what you set out to do.
It was an absolute honor to wear the Stade Toulousain jersey on every occasion. I will always carry in my heart the incredible memory of Stade Toulousain. I lived my dream and that is a privilege! For all this I will be eternally grateful.
Toulouse is a special place that will always be my home. My family and I had an amazing experience at Stade Toulousain.
Now I am turning to a new chapter and seizing an opportunity that presents itself.
I look forward to continuing to lead the way for many more Cheslin Kolbe to come out.
I love you, thank you very much.