We take a look at four sets of brothers who went on to represent two different nations in Test rugby throughout the years.
One South African-born player was included in Warren Gatland’s 36-man British & Irish Lions squad for the upcoming tour. Here’s a roadmap of how he worked his way into contention for selection.
Springbok hooker Akker van der Merwe finished off an excellent set-piece try from Sale Sharks, before assisting eighthman Dan du Preez in Friday’s victory over Northampton Saints.
The three Du Preez brothers and captain Jono Ross are the only South Africans who have been included in the Sale Sharks’ match 23 for their clash with the Worcester Warriors on Wednesday.
The Saffa-laden Sale Sharks recorded an emphatic 40-7 bonus-point victory over the Bristol Bears in Eccles on Saturday.
The Sale Sharks have named eight South Africans in their starting lineup for Friday’s English Premiership match in London.
With the English Premiership set to resume on Friday, check out this compilation of Sale Sharks’ tries prior to the season being halted, which features several of our Saffas abroad.
Akker van der Merwe and Rohan Janse van Rensburg both scored tries for the Sale Sharks in their Premiership win against Harlequins.
Akker van der Merwe scored two tries as the Sale Sharks lost to the Exeter Chiefs in the European Champions Cup last weekend.
World Cup-winning lock Lood de Jager will only feature for new club Sale Sharks in 2020 after sustaining a shoulder injury during the Springboks’ World Cup final win over England.