SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend’s European Champions Cup, Challenge Cup and Major League Rugby matches involving South African players.
South African flank Michael Rhodes scored a try to help Saracens defeat Munster 32-16 in their European Champions Cup semi-final in Coventry on Saturday. MARIETTE ADAMS reports.
Leinster edged Ulster 21-18 in their thrilling European Champions Cup quarter-final in Dublin on Saturday.
Saracens thrashed the Glasgow Warriors 56-27 on Saturday to book their place in the semi-finals of the European Champions Cup.
Keith Earls scored a brace as Munster defeated Edinburgh 17-13 in their European Champions Cup quarter-final at Murrayfield on Saturday.
Ulster beat the Leicester Tigers 14-13 to advance to the quarter-finals of the European Champions Cup, while there were also wins for Racing 92, Saracens, the Cardiff Blues, Munster and Castres on Saturday.
Edinburgh beat Montpellier 19-10 to finish top of Pool 5 and secure a home quarter-final in the European Champions Cup, while there was also a win for Toulon on Friday.
The Glasgow Warriors grabbed a 33-24 bonus-point win against the Cardiff Blues, while there were also European Champions Cup wins for Saracens and the Exeter Chiefs on Sunday.
Henry Immelman scored two tries as Montpellier hammered the Newcastle Falcons 45-8, while there were European Champions Cup wins for Leicester, Ulster, Edinburgh, Bath and the Scarlets on Saturday.
Organisers of the European Champions Cup are set to hold talks on the competition’s future and a potential downsizing with player welfare in mind.