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.
Former Lions coach Johan Ackermann is establishing a new pride at Gloucester, writes MARTIN GILLINGHAM.
Johan Ackermann has backed the Lions to beat the Waratahs at Ellis Park on Saturday to reach a third consecutive Super Rugby final.
Gloucester coach Johan Ackermann says they would only consider possible contract negotiations with flanker Jaco Kriel when the ‘time is right’. Kriel has been strongly linked with a move to Gloucester recently, but on Monday, his sports management agency refuted the reports, while also reiterating that he is committed to the Lions for Super Rugby in 2018. According to GloucestershireLive, Ackermann… Read more →
Gloucester Rugby says a nightclub fight in Cheltenham last Sunday was not instigated by Johan and Ruan Ackermann. On Monday, 24-year-old personal trainer Harry Allen said he would be pressing charges after allegedly being assaulted by the duo just before 01:30. Allen accused Ackermann Snr of ‘body-checking’ his friend – a ‘gentle giant’ – at a bar before pushing and grabbing him…. Read more →
Gloucester coach Johan Ackermann and son Ruan have been implicated in a nightclub fight that left a man ‘beaten up’. The alleged incident took place in the early hours of Sunday morning, a few hours after Gloucester’s win over Zebre. Local police released a statement that read: ‘Gloucestershire Constabulary is investigating a report of an incident which happened at the… Read more →