Four Springboks, including Player of the Season Kwagga Smith, were included in the Best Fifteen of Japan’s League One.
Malcolm Marx celebrated, while fellow Boks Damian de Allende and Lood de Jager were devastated as Kubota Spears beat the Wild Knights in Saturday’s Japanese league final.
Veteran Springbok fullback Willie le Roux has hinted on social media that he may be parting ways with his Japan League One club.
There were plenty of South Africans in action as the Premiership, Top 14 and Japan’s League One reached the business end, with teams starting to secure their semi-final places.
The Springboks can expect a livelier version of Faf de Klerk this year as the scrumhalf has been physically rejuvinated by his stint in Japan’s League One.
Domestic action resumed in England and France, with plenty of Springboks involved as the race for playoff places heats up.
Damian de Allende dotted down to help Panasonic continue their winning run as the Springboks in Japan took centre stage, with the Premiership and Top 14 on a short break.
Malcolm Marx was one of three Springboks to cross the chalk when he dotted down for his seventh try of the season in Japan’s League One over the weekend.
Cheslin Kolbe played a major role in helping Toulon claim a vital win, but there was less positive news for the Springboks in Japan, where Faf de Klerk suffered an injury.
Catch up on the weekend action involving SA players based overseas and on duty in the final round of the Champions and Challenge Cup, as well as how some Springboks played in Japan’s League One.