The Cheetahs have managed to sign former Grey College duo Marcell Muller and George Cronje from French clubs Montpellier and Clermont respectively.
Cheetahs scrumhalf Rudy Paige and Stormers centre JJ Engelbrecht have joined Top 14 side Clermont on short-term deals as World Cup jokers.
Toulouse clinched a record-extending 20th French Top 14 title after beating Clermont 24-18 in the final at Stade de France in Paris on Saturday. MARIETTE ADAMS reports.
Greig Laidlaw kicked 16 points to help Clermont claim a 33-13 victory over Lyon in the Top 14 semi-finals in Bordeaux on Sunday.
Clermont claimed a third title in Europe with a clinical 36-16 victory over La Rochelle in the Challenge Cup final in Newcastle on Friday.
Toulouse boosted their Top 14 title hopes by claiming a dramatic 47-44 win over Clermont, while there were also wins for Racing 92, Grenoble, La Rochelle, Lyon, Stade Français and Castres.
Clermont beat Montpellier 28-23, while there were also French Top 14 wins for Agen, La Rochelle, Lyon, Toulon, Bordeaux and Toulouse.
The Ospreys claimed an impressive 32-15 bonus-point win over the Northampton Saints, while there were also European Champions Cup victories for Clermont, Wasps and Munster. The Ospreys followed up last week’s shock 43-32 victory over Northampton with another clinical display for a crucial victory in the return fixture, which takes them up to second in the Pool 2 standings above… Read more →
Losing his jersey didn’t stop Vincent Koch from making a big tackle for Saracens against Clermont.
A late penalty gave Clermont 24-21 win at Stade Marcel-Michelin.