Leinster boss Stuart Lancaster believes the introduction of the ‘heavier’ South African teams to the PRO14 will help the competition’s existing sides to better prepare for big European games.
Leinster fought back from 14 points down to beat the Exeter Chiefs 34-22 in their Champions Cup quarter-final at Sandy Park on Saturday.
Damian de Allende, Chris Cloete, Jean Kleyn and CJ Stander are all available for selection for Munster when they face Leinster in the PRO14 final on Saturday.
SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the South African players who featured for their respective clubs in the PRO14 this past weekend.
Johann van Graan’s Munster side heads into this weekend’s Irish derby against Connacht with an opportunity to book their place in the PRO14 final.
Leinster assistant coach Felipe Contepomi says his side would not make the mistake of underestimating Ulster in their PRO14 final showdown in Dublin on Saturday.
Dan McFarland believes Ulster will head into the PRO14 final against Leinster as underdogs and, should they have a chance to claim the title, it will depend on the performance of Marcell Coetzee.
Damian de Allende, CJ Stander and Chris Cloete all have been named in Munster’s match-day squad for their semi-final showdown against Leinster in Dublin on Friday.
Leinster erased an early deficit to defeat Munster 27-25 in a high-quality PRO14 encounter in Dublin on Saturday.
The Irish Rugby Football Union has announced that they will make €500,000 available to their clubs in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.