Saffas Abroad: Bok loosies star in Premiership

Springbok loose forwards Jasper Wiese and Marco van Staden both turned in excellent performances to help Leicester continue their unbeaten start to the Premiership season.

– Leicester Tigers continued their unbeaten start to the 2021-22 Gallagher Premiership Rugby season with a dominant 48-3 win over Worcester Warriors.

Wiese and Van Staden both started for the Tigers, in a pack that also featured vice-captain Hanro Liebenberg and lock Eli Snyman.

On attack, Wiese put in a strong showing, making 11 carries for 66 metres, beating four defenders.

It was Van Staden who shone on defence, with a tremendous tackle count of 28, while the opensider also made six carries and beat two defenders.

– Tyron Green scored a try but could not prevent defending champions Harlequins from being beaten 28-22 by Sale Sharks.

Sale had several South Africans in the starting lineup, including Springboks Daniel (No 8) and Jean-Luc du Preez – playing at lock – as well as Cobus WieseNic Schonert and Jono Ross.

Daniel had a slightly quiet outing, with 12 carries and three tackles, while Jean-Luc made 16 carries for 46m, beating two defenders.

For Harlequins, Green had an active performance at fullback, making 14 carries for 89m, seven passes, four tackles, beating five defenders and making one clean break.

Andre Esterhuizen started at inside centre for Harlequins and completed all 11 of his tackle attempts, beat two defenders and made one clean break.

– Nizaam Carr played off the bench and Francois Hougaard made his Wasps debut as they let a 20-15 half-time lead slip to lose 27-23 to Exeter Chiefs.

– Louis Schreuder started at scrumhalf as Newcastle Falcons claimed a 13-5 win over Bristol Bears.

– Ruan Ackermann played the full 80 minutes for Gloucester, in the 25-25 draw with London Irish.

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