SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend’s English Premiership, Pro14, French Top 14 and Japanese Top League matches involving South African players.
Gloucester needed a late try to draw 31-31 with Bath, while there were English Premiership wins for Saracens, Northampton, Leicester, Exeter and Sale.
Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen is being pursued by English Premiership side Bath as a possible signing after he finishes his stint in Japan.
England coach Eddie Jones has hit back at Bath owner Bruce Craig as the storm over England’s training methods continued.
A serious knee injury will sideline Springbok and Bath flanker Francois Louw for three months. Louw tore medial ligaments in the defeat to the Sale Sharks on 23 December, and while he is set to be out of action for an extended period, the good news is that he won’t require an operation. ‘We’re looking at three months, so that’s on… Read more →
Wasps beat Bath 31-26 in a nine-try thriller at The Rec.
Sale scored four second-half tries to beat Bath 32-9 in the English Premiership.
Francois Louw was named Man of the Match after Bath’s 26-21 win against Toulon, while there were also European Champions Cup victories for Ulster, Montpellier, the Scarlets, Racing 92 and Leinster. Bath outscored their opponents by three tries to two at The Rec on Saturday, with loosehead prop Beno Obano and Anthony Watson (two) crossing the line. But it was flanker Louw… Read more →
Bath scored three tries in their 26-21 win against Toulon at The Rec.