SARugbymag.co.za looks at the past weekend’s European Champions Cup, European Challenge Cup and French Top 14 matches, involving South African players.
Five penalties gave Leinster a 15-12 win against Racing 92 in Bilbao.
Isa Nacewa kicked a 79th-minute penalty goal as Leinster beat Racing 92 15-12 in Bilbao to claim a record-equalling fourth European title. MARIETTE ADAMS reports.
The Cardiff Blues fought back from 20-6 down to win 31-30 in Bilbao.
Teddy Thomas scored a hat-trick in Racing’s 27-22 win in Bordeaux.
Leinster scored five tries in their 38-16 Champions Cup semi-final win in Dublin.
SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend’s European Champions Cup and European Challenge Cup matches involving South African players.
Munster, Racing 92 and La Rochelle all booked their places in the European Champions Cup playoffs, while Wasps missed out despite beating Ulster. Johann van Graan’s Munster claimed an emphatic 48-3 victory against Castres to top Pool 4 and book a home quarter-final against Toulon. Scrumhalf Rory Kockott put Castres in front with an early penalty, but that’s as good… Read more →
The Scarlets, Clermont and Leinster secured home quarter-finals in the European Champions Cup, while Toulon also booked their place in the playoffs on Saturday. In a straight shootout for top spot in Pool 5, the Scarlets held on desperately to clinch a riveting 30-27 win over Toulon. The result sees the Scarlets secure a first home quarter-final and makes them… Read more →
Munster coach Johann van Graan insists that Gerbrandt Grobler’s doping ban is a ‘thing of the past’. Grobler tested positive for an anabolic-androgenic steroid in 2014 while he was still with the Stormers and Western Province, and received a two-year suspension after admitting his guilt. He was then handed an opportunity with French club Racing 92, before signing a three-year deal… Read more →