Raymond Rhule says his time in France with newly-crowned European champions La Rochelle has taught him to be more assertive when it comes to speaking his mind.
In a coastal city of only 77 000 people, an astonishing 35 000 flooded the streets of La Rochelle to celebrate the Champions Cup trophy tour with the team.
Dillyn Leyds and Raymond Rhule led the charge as La Rochelle stunned Irish giants Leinster to claim a maiden European Champions Cup title on Saturday evening.
Raymond Rhule has overcome several career speed bumps to become a vital cog for La Rochelle going into Saturday’s European Champions Cup final against Leinster.
Fit-again Cheslin Kolbe will this weekend be one of six players striving to join an elite group of South Africans to have won a European title.
Cheslin Kolbe kicked a 50-metre drop goal as Toulouse beat La Rochelle 18-8 in the final to be crowned French Top 14 champions on Friday.
Four Springboks and a former Junior Springbok captain will feature in tonight’s Top 14 final between Toulouse and La Rochelle at the Stade de France. (more…)
Several South Africans could feature in this weekend’s Champions Cup final between Toulouse and La Rochelle. Hear what Cheslin Kolbe, Rynhardt Elstadt and former Junior Bok captain Wiaan Liebenberg had to say in the buildup to Saturday’s showpiece match at Twickenham.
A closer look at how the Springbok players are performing in leagues around the world in the lead-up to the much-anticipated three-Test series against the British & Irish Lions.
SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the South African players who featured for their respective clubs in the French Top 14 this past weekend.