RUGBY NEWS - South Africa's Rugby World Cup winner Cheslin Kolbe plans to keep his feet on the ground as he is set to return to action with club Toulouse in the Top 14 this weekend.
Kolbe, 26, scored in the final as the Springboks lifted the Webb Ellis trophy for a third in Japan earlier this month to round off a year which included claiming The Rugby Championship the French domestic title for the side-stepping winger.
"Although winning a few trophies is special, I'll remain the same person and just keep my feet on the ground," Kolbe said earlier this week.
"You can easily go the other way or just stay humble. With the teammates and the people I have around me it's very humbling," he added after accepting the Top 14's player of the season award on Monday.
The week-long celebrations in the rainbow nation after the success in Yokohama included an open top bus tour around the republic.
"We want to give a lot of hope and unite the country because us as players we take some things for granted," Kolbe said.
"Personally as a player I want to create as many memories on the field but much more off the field.
"If I can put a smile on the face of a young kid or an elderly lady or man, I'm really satisfied. I do this game to do the best I can but also to inspire the people," he added.