Faf de Klerk and captain Jono Ross starred in the Sale Sharks’ 40-31 win over the Leicester Tigers, while there were also wins for Wasps, Bath and Gloucester in the English Premiership on Saturday.
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.
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.
The Sale Sharks defeated Connacht 20-10 at the AJ Bell Stadium to book their place in the semi-finals of the European Challenge Cup.
Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond has backed flank Jono Ross to make England’s squad for their June Test series against the Springboks.