Eben Etzebeth’s barnstorming performances for Toulon have won over club president Bernard Lemaître, who has walked back his criticism of the Springbok enforcer earlier this year.
Former Lions and Southern Kings prop Pieter Scholtz is one of 11 off-season departures from English Premiership side Wasps.
Here’s a wrap of all the action involving South African players in the European Champions and Challenge Cup semi-finals, including Eben Etzebeth’s performance for Toulon.
Benetton fullback Rhyno Smith produced some fancy footwork and an acrobatic celebration during his Man-of-the-Match performance against Italian rivals Zebre.
As the two teams prepare to resume hostilities on Saturday, relive the drama of the 2014 Heineken Cup final when a Springbok-laden Toulon beat a similarly SA-influenced Saracens in Wales.
Four South African-born players have been named in Japan’s extended training squad ahead of the 2022 Test season.
Lukhanyo Am signed off his short stint at Kobe Steelers with a try on a weekend of mixed emotions for the South Africans playing abroad.
Handre Pollard is thrilled to be on duty in the Champions Cup playoffs, partly because the high stakes will prime the Springbok flyhalf for the pressures of the pending international season.
Joseph Dweba is poised for a return to South Africa as the Springbok hooker has been linked with a move to the Stormers.
Former Vodacom Bulls and Southern Kings lock Irne Herbst has joined Harlequins ahead of the 2022-23 English Premiership season.