Henry Immelman and Ruan Pienaar made valuable contributions as Montpellier beat Edinburgh 21-15, while there were also wins for Toulouse, Ulster and the Scarlets in round one of the European Champions Cup on Saturday.
Montpellier claimed a 29-17 victory against 14-man Toulon, while there were also wins for La Rochelle, Pau, Lyon, Grenoble, Toulouse and Stade Français in the French Top 14.
SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend’s English Premiership, Pro14 and French Top 14 matches involving South African players.
SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend’s French Top 14 matches involving South African players.
Bismarck du Plessis scored one of Montpellier’s three tries as they claimed a 26-7 win over Western Province in Millau on Thursday.
Springbok hooker Bismarck du Plessis will start for Montpellier in the friendly against Western Province on Thursday.
Dillyn Leyds will start at flyhalf and will captain Western Province in their final Currie Cup pre-season game against Montpellier on Thursday.
Western Province coach John Dobson has named a 27-man squad for their two-match tour to France ahead of the Currie Cup.
Western Province will travel to France for two warm-up games as part of their preparations for their Currie Cup title defence.
Former Springbok fullback Johan Goosen has admitted that the manner in which he backed out of his contract with Racing 92 was a ‘mistake’.