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.
Bulls hooker Jaco Visagie has joined English Premiership side Gloucester on a short-term loan deal.
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.
SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend’s Pro14, Premiership Cup and French Top 14 matches involving South African players.
Franco Mostert will not make his Gloucester debut against the Bristol Bears on Friday.
Johan Ackermann says he still expects Franco Mostert to be a Gloucester player following a dispute regarding the lock’s contract with the Premiership side.
The Lions remain locked in a ‘dispute’ with English club Gloucester over the signing of Bok lock Franco Mostert.
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.