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Cheslin Kolbe: Road to Glroy


Jeremy Daniel


Cheslin roared with happiness as the final whistle blew on the field in Japan. They were champions! Later, as his captain lifted the 2019 Rugby World Cup trophy into the air, he had never felt prouder of himself, his team and his country.

Cheslin Kolbe tells the story of a kid from Kraaifontein, Cape Town, whose talent took him to international sports stardom, first to Toulouse France, and eventually to getting the call-up that would change his life forever: to play for the Springbok 2019 World Cup XV. It’s a heartwarming story of a small player with a big heart whose signature side-step helped the Springboks win the World Cup trophy for South Africa.

Cheslin Kolbe is the eighth book in the bestselling ‘Road to Glory’ series, which covers some of South Africa’s sporting legends as they set out on their journeys to becoming national and international stars.

Jeremy Daniel is an author, screenwriter and musician. He has written extensively for children’s television and theatre, including as head writer for Takalani Sesame. He has also written a book, My Forever Friend. He is the author of the “Road to Glory” series of local sports biographies for younger readers, published by Jonathan Ball Publishers. Back in the day, he was the founding member and bass player for seminal Cape Town indie band, Fetish. He lives in Cape Town with his wife and daughters.

Category:  Young Adult's Fiction
ISBN:  9781868429493
Publisher:  Jonathan Ball Publishers
On sale:  January 2021
List price:  R100 
Format:  Paperback
eBook ISBN  9781868429509 
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