The three Du Preez brothers and captain Jono Ross are the only South Africans who have been included in the Sale Sharks’ match 23 for their clash with the Worcester Warriors on Wednesday.
Rohan Janse van Rensburg combined well with Faf de Klerk to score in Sale Sharks’ victory over Northampton Saints, while compatriot Jean-Luc du Preez was instrumental in the buildup to the English club’s bonus-point try just before half time.
Jean-Luc and Dan du Preez produced some eye-catching moments in the English Premiership despite Sale Sharks’ defeat by Bath on Sunday.
Lock David Ribbans, the Du Preez twins, Rohan Janse van Rensburg, Vincent Koch and several others put in standout performances in round 18 of the English Premiership this weekend.
The Saffa-laden Sale Sharks recorded an emphatic 40-7 bonus-point victory over the Bristol Bears in Eccles on Saturday.
The Sale Sharks have named eight South Africans in their starting lineup for Friday’s English Premiership match in London.
The three Du Preez brothers all starred to help the Sale Sharks claim a 22-19 victory over league-leaders the Exeter Chiefs in round nine of the Premiership this weekend.
Jean-Luc Du Preez has been banned for three matches after receiving a red card in Sale Sharks’ 20-13 defeat by Worcester Warriors last weekend.
World Cup-winning lock Lood de Jager will only feature for new club Sale Sharks in 2020 after sustaining a shoulder injury during the Springboks’ World Cup final win over England.
SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend’s Top 14, PRO14 and Premiership Rugby Cup matches involving South African players.