Saracens claimed a 38-15 win against Gloucester, while there were also English Premiership wins for the Worcester Warriors, Wasps, Bristol Bears, Bath and Exeter Chiefs.
Gloucester-based Ruan Ackermann is the sort of robust loose forward who needs to power his way on to the Springbok radar, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend’s English Premiership, Pro14, French Top 14 and Japanese Top League matches involving South African players.
Gloucester needed a late try to draw 31-31 with Bath, while there were English Premiership wins for Saracens, Northampton, Leicester, Exeter and Sale.
Saracens started their English Premiership title defence with a 32-21 victory against Newcastle, while there were also wins for Bristol, Exeter, Harlequins, Gloucester and Wasps.
Gloucester flank Jaco Kriel predicts a mass exodus of South African players to Europe after next year’s World Cup.
Gloucester flyhalf Danny Cipriani has been fined after pleading guilty to assault and resisting arrest after an incident at a Jersey nightclub on Wednesday.
England flyhalf Danny Cipriani has been arrested and charged with assault after an incident at a Jersey nightclub on Wednesday.
Former Lions coach Johan Ackermann is establishing a new pride at Gloucester, writes MARTIN GILLINGHAM.
Tighthead prop Ruan Dreyer is the latest South African to sign for Gloucester ahead of the 2018-19 season.