Gabin Villiere scored a brace of tries on Saturday to help Toulon ease past Saracens 25-16 and line up a European Challenge Cup final against Top 14 rivals Lyon.
Springbok wing Cheslin Kolbe showed why chasing a kick for touch is important when he scored this superb opportunistic try for Toulon in the French Top 14 on Saturday.
Springbok loose forward Arno Botha is reportedly in negotiations to leave the Vodacom Bulls and take up a contract with a French team.
Barbarians coach Eddie Jones has devised a new playing position for Frenchman Mathieu Bastareaud ahead of the encounter with Fiji at Twickenham.
Greig Laidlaw kicked 16 points to help Clermont claim a 33-13 victory over Lyon in the Top 14 semi-finals in Bordeaux on Sunday.
Lyon and La Rochelle both progressed to the Top 14 semi-finals after claiming wins over Montpellier and Racing 92 respectively.
Toulouse extended their unbeaten run to 14 games with a 53-21 win over Lyon, while there were also Top 14 victories for Montpellier, Castres, Racing 92, Agen, Bordeaux and Clermont.
SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend’s European Champions and Challenge Cup matches involving South African players.