Cobus Reinach scored an incredible solo try to help Montpellier secure a major upset against Siya Kolisi’s Racing 92, while a Springbok battle took place in Japan.
Mzwandile Stick has calmed the fears around Cobus Reinach after the Springbok scrumhalf received a death threat on social media after the World Cup quarter-finals.
Cobus Reinach was within minutes of breaking his own World Cup hat-trick record as the scrumhalf triggered South Africa’s demolition job of Romania on Sunday.
Cobus Reinach dotted down as Montpellier recovered from an 18-point deficit to beat London Irish on the opening night of the Champions Cup on Friday.
The Springboks will be without a trio of key players, including scrumhalf Cobus Reinach, when they take on Wales in a three-Test series on home soil in July.
Cobus Reinach has agreed to a three-year extension with Top 14 side Montpellier that will likely see the Springbok scrumhalf play the final years of his career in France.
It was a good weekend for South African eighthmen as Ruan Ackermann and Daniel du Preez both turned in Man of the Match performances in the English Premiership.
Springbok scrumhalf Cobus Reinach scored three tries to guide Montpellier to a 29-12 win over Pau in the French Top 14 on Saturday.
Daniel du Preez played an integral role in helping Sale Sharks claim a win over Premiership leaders Leicester Tigers, while there were also impressive performances from Cobus Reinach and Malcolm Marx over the weekend.
Stade Francais and Montpellier squeezed into the European Champions Cup last 16 with victories on Sunday while Wasps went out after a crushing loss in Munster.