Van den Heever lights up Top League looks back at the past weekend’s English Premiership, Pro14, French Top 14 and Japanese Top League matches, involving South African players.

La Rochelle march on

Paul Jordaan starred as La Rochelle thumped Oyonnax 57-12, while there were also wins for Clermont, Pau, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Lyon and Toulon in the French Top 14.

Newcastle Falcons snatch late win

Newcastle edged Bath 33-32 in a thrilling contest, while there were also wins for Leicester, Saracens, Gloucester, Northampton and Exeter in the English Premiership.

Herbst scores as Ulster rout Dragons

Ulster maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a 52-25 win over the Dragons, while there were also Pro14 wins for the Cardiff Blues, Treviso, Scarlets, Glasgow Warriors, Cheetahs and Zebre.

Province pound Griquas

Western Province erased a 10-point deficit to claim a vital 55-27 bonus-point win against Griquas in Cape Town on Saturday, writes MARIETTE ADAMS.

Cheetahs upset Leinster

Ernst Stapelberg kicked 18 points to guide the Cheetahs to a 38-19 bonus-point win over Leinster in Bloemfontein on Friday. MARIETTE ADAMS reports.

Pro14 preview (Round 4)

The Kings will target Saturday's clash against Zebre in Port Elizabeth for their first Pro14 win, writes MARIETTE ADAMS.

Superbru: Sharks to beat Blue Bulls

Before you make your Superbru picks for this weekend's Currie Cup and Pro14 games, take a look at the SA Rugby magazine team's predictions.

Solitary change for Kings

Coach Deon Davids has made one change to the Kings lineup ahead of their match against Zebre at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday.

Province call on Boks

Dillyn Leyds, Damian de Allende and Wilco Louw will start as three of six changes to the Western Province side that will take on Griquas in Cape Town on Saturday.

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