Matt Proudfoot discusses Italy’s smart forward approach, why both teams will be desperate on Friday and the Boks’ adaptation at the breakdown.
Cobus Reinach and Franco Mostert were named in the English Premiership Team of the Year for the 2018-2019 season at an awards ceremony in London on Wednesday.
Springbok lock Franco Mostert will make his first start for Gloucester in a European Champions Cup match against the Exeter Chiefs on Friday.
Franco Mostert and Jaco Visagie enjoyed winning debuts as Gloucester beat Worcester 36-16, while there were also victories for Harlequins, Bristol, Saracens and Newcastle in the English Premiership.
The Lions and SA Rugby are set to continue the fight for Franco Mostert after the lock made his Gloucester debut this weekend.
Franco Mostert is set to make his Gloucester debut after being a shock inclusion on the bench for their Premiership match against the Worcester Warriors.
Gloucester coach Johan Ackermann says lock Franco Mostert has joined the squad, but is awaiting clearance from World Rugby to play.
SA Rugby has asked World Rugby to intervene with and settle the ongoing contractual dispute between the Lions and Gloucester about the services of Franco Mostert.
Franco Mostert will not make his Gloucester debut against the Bristol Bears on Friday.
Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus says he has decided not to use Franco Mostert in Saturday’s Test against England at Twickenham.