SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the South African players who featured for their respective clubs in the PRO14 this past weekend.
– Connacht edged Treviso 19-17 in a see-saw battle. Hooker Corniel Els, locks Irne Herbst and Eli Snyman and scrumhalf Dewald Duvenhage all started for Treviso, who remain rooted to the foot of the Conference B standings, while Connacht are second in the same conference.
– Jean Kleyn crossed for one of two tries as Munster clinched a hard-fought 20-11 victory over the Cardiff Blues at Arms Park. Kleyn lined up alongside flank Chris Cloete and centre Damian de Allende for the winning team, who are now nine points clear at the summit of the Conference B.
– Prop Tom Botha and scrumhalf Shaun Venter were part of the Ospreys side that suffered a 21-7 loss at the hands of Ulster. Ospreys are third on the Conference A table and Ulster second.
– Edinburgh, with Pierre Schoeman, Boan Venter, Michael Willemse, Andries Ferreira, Nic Groom and Jaco van der Walt (who kicked two penalties and two conversions) in their ranks, lost 27-25 at home to the Scarlets, who had prop Pieter Scholtz and flank Uzair Cassiem in their lineup. As it stands, Edinburgh are in fifth position in Conference B and currently out of the running for a place in the playoffs. Scarlets are third.
– Leinster continued on their merry ways as they trashed the Glasgow Warriors 40-21 RDS Arena. Prop Oli Kebble started for the Warriors. Leinster have now won 11 of their 13 leagues matches and are the first team to clock 60 log points so far this season.
Photo: Munster Rugby