Jasper Wiese and Hanro Liebenberg played influential roles as Leicester Tigers snatched a late victory over Saracens to win the 2021-22 Premiership title in London on Saturday.
On a weekend of sumptuous semi-finals and finals, the Vodacom Bulls alone are exposed to the risk of suffering double disappointment.
Springbok prop Vincent Koch says the “bad words” aimed at Saracens helped propel the club’s rise from relegation to this weekend’s Premiership final.
English Premiership side Exeter Chiefs have boosted their pack by officially announcing the signing of Sharks lock Ruben van Heerden for next season.
England captain Owen Farrell has added his voice to calls for a more common-sense approach to punishing high tackles after four yellow cards were dished out in the Premiership semi-final between Saracens and Harlequins.
Here’s a wrap of all the action involving South African players in the Premiership and French Top 14 playoffs, including excellent performances from Springboks Jasper Wiese and Vincent Koch.
It’s not looking pretty for the Vodacom Bulls, but the Stormers have got the green light from the SA Rugby magazine team to make home ground advantage count against Ulster in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship semi-finals this weekend.
Faf de Klerk was among the Springboks who bid farewell to Sale Sharks as the Premiership and French Top 14 playoffs were confirmed on Saturday and Sunday.
Incoming Bath coach Johann van Graan will take complete responsibility for all rugby matters after being appointed as the club’s head of rugby.
Springbok centre Andre Esterhuizen had his sensational form for Harlequins rewarded with the RPA players’ player of the year award at the Premiership awards evening on Wednesday.