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.
Jean-Luc and Dan du Preez produced some eye-catching moments in the English Premiership despite Sale Sharks’ defeat by Bath on Sunday.
The Sale Sharks beat Saracens 24-17 in an exciting clash, while there were also wins for the Exeter Chiefs, Bristol Bears, Wasps, Bath and Harlequins in round 19 of the English Premiership played on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Lock David Ribbans, the Du Preez twins, Rohan Janse van Rensburg, Vincent Koch and several others put in standout performances in round 18 of the English Premiership this weekend.
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.
The three Du Preez brothers all starred to help the Sale Sharks claim a 22-19 victory over league-leaders the Exeter Chiefs in round nine of the Premiership this weekend.
A round up of what some of South Africa’s leading Sunday papers are saying, including an update on the Springbok pack for 2020.