Saracens loose forward Michael Rhodes has been suspended for three weeks for a dangerous hit on Bath lock Levi Douglas in an English Premiership match.
SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend’s Six Nations, Premiership and Major Rugby League matches involving South African players.
Ruan Ackermann was in top form as Gloucester hammered Harlequins 29-7, while there were also wins for Exeter, Bristol, Newcastle, Sale and Bath in the English Premiership.
Loose forward Ruan Ackermann has signed a contract extension that will see him play for Gloucester beyond the current season.
Saracens’ South African former owners sold their stake in the club partly because they feared it was breaching the Premiership salary cap.
SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend’s Premiership, Top 14, Pro14 and Major Rugby League matches involving South African players.
Don Armand starred for the Exeter Chiefs in their 20-14 win over the Sale Sharks, while there were also English Premiership victories for Newcastle, Saracens, Leicester, Harlequins and Bristol.
Bok hooker Akker van der Merwe has signed with English club the Sale Sharks until 2022.
The Sale Sharks have confirmed that Rob du Preez will return to the English club on a permanent deal after this year’s Vodacom Super Rugby tournament.
Dave Ribbans scored in stoppage time as Northampton beat Bath 27-26, while there were also wins for Gloucester, Worcester, Exeter, Sale and Harlequins in the English Premiership.