Sale scored four second-half tries to beat Bath 32-9 in the English Premiership.
Marcus Smith inspired Harlequins to a 50-21 win over Northampton, while there were also English Premiership victories for Newcastle, Gloucester, Saracens, Wasps and Exeter. It was one-way traffic in front of a 77,825 crowd at Twickenham, as Northampton suffered their 11th consecutive loss in all competitions. The 18-year-old Smith had a hand in five of Harlequins’ seven tries, while kicking five conversions… Read more →
Juan de Jongh scored a try as Wasps beat Bath 31-26 at The Rec to move to second on the English Premiership log. Wasps raced into a 19-0 lead after 20 minutes. Fullback Willie le Roux’s offload in the tackle put left wing Marcus Watson away for the opening try. Scrumhalf Dan Robson then dotted down, before Watson grabbed his second. Watson… Read more →
Former Sharks lock Anton Bresler has joined the Worcester Warriors from Edinburgh. The 29-year-old played 61 matches for Edinburgh and attended Scotland’s 41-man training camp in August. However, he did not play for the national side, who he had qualified for on residential grounds, in November. ‘I’m genuinely excited at the prospect of playing Premiership rugby and can’t wait to get out on the field… Read more →
Wasps defeated Gloucester 49-24, while there were also victories in the English Premiership for Worcester, Newcastle, Exeter, Sale and Saracens. It was the most anticipated contest of round 11, but Wasps looked a class above Johan Ackermann’s Gloucester at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry as they surged to a bonus-point win. In doing so, Wasps ended Gloucester’s five-match winning streak… Read more →
Former Springbok assistant coach Alan Solomons will take over from Gary Gold as the Worcester Warriors’ new director of rugby. Solomons, who has assisted Gold at the club since October, signed a two-and-a-half-year deal. ‘I have enjoyed my time at the Warriors since day one and it has become clear that the club has masses of potential to be successful… Read more →
Ruan Ackermann was named the English Premiership Player of the Month for November 2017.
Rohan Janse van Rensburg was influential in Sale’s 18-14 win over Worcester, while Newcastle, Exeter, Gloucester, Wasps and Harlequins were all victorious in the English Premiership. The Sale Sharks continued their upward trajectory with another splendid away win, this time over Gary Gold’s Worcester Warriors. Sale flyhalf AJ MacGinty finally returned from a long injury, releasing scrumhalf Faf de Klerk… Read more →
SARugbymag.co.za looks at the past weekend’s English Premiership, Pro14 and French Top 14 matches involving South African players.
Faf de Klerk inspired Sale to a shock 18-15 win over Northampton, while Gloucester, Bath, Worcester, Wasps and Exeter were all victorious in round nine of the English Premiership.