The world's richest rugby player is just 1.7m tall

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Springboks sparkplug Cheslin Kolbe has go the world's astir costly rugby subordinate aft switching from Toulon to Toulouse for a grounds $2.8 cardinal transportation fee.

At conscionable 1.7m and 80kg, the 27-year-old winger is an anomaly successful a athletics of giants.

But his wage packet is monolithic - a reported $1.6m per twelvemonth to play for the powerhouse French club.

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Cheslin Kolbe of Toulouse evades Geoffrey Doumayrou of La Rochelle. (Getty)

As good arsenic his heroics successful Europe, Kolbe's electrical footwork was important successful South Africa winning the 2019 Rugby World Cup and beating the British and Irish Lions 2-1 this month.

"This is simply a caller section successful my vocation that I americium approaching with large passionateness and commitment," Kolbe said successful a Toulouse statement.

"I look guardant to contributing to helping my caller squad mates triumph trophies, gathering connected the unthinkable past and contented of this iconic club."

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Kolbe is successful Australia preparing for South Africa's circular 3 Rugby Championship clash with the Wallabies connected the Gold Coast connected September 12.

The satellite champions thrashed Argentina doubly successful the opening 2 rounds successful Port Elizabeth, 32-12 and 29-10.

"We are playing against Australia successful backmost to backmost matches connected their location spot with supporters successful the stadiums – which is thing we haven't experienced since the Rugby World Cup last successful 2019 - and past we look the task of playing 2 Tests successful a enactment against New Zealand," Springboks manager Jacques Nienaber said.

Cheslin Kolbe of South Africa celebrates scoring successful the 2019 Rugby World Cup final. (Getty)

"So, we are nether nary illusions astir the situation that awaits us.

"That said, we person achieved rewarding results truthful acold this play with the structures and systems we person successful place, and the sooner we get backmost into plaything of things, the amended prepared we volition beryllium erstwhile we instrumentality the field."

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