Springbok scrumhalf Faf de Klerk marked his return to play with a pinpoint kick for Sale Sharks teammate Rob du Preez during Sunday’s Premiership clash against Harlequins.
The three Du Preez brothers and captain Jono Ross are the only South Africans who have been included in the Sale Sharks’ match 23 for their clash with the Worcester Warriors on Wednesday.
The Sale Sharks beat Saracens 24-17 in an exciting clash, while there were also wins for the Exeter Chiefs, Bristol Bears, Wasps, Bath and Harlequins in round 19 of the English Premiership played on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Sale Sharks have named eight South Africans in their starting lineup for Friday’s English Premiership match in London.
With the English Premiership set to resume on Friday, check out this compilation of Sale Sharks’ tries prior to the season being halted, which features several of our Saffas abroad.
World Cup-winning lock Lood de Jager will only feature for new club Sale Sharks in 2020 after sustaining a shoulder injury during the Springboks’ World Cup final win over England.
SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend’s English Premiership and PRO14 matches involving South African players.
Coach Robert du Preez surely should not be seen as the sole scapegoat for another season of disappointment at the Sharks, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Sharks coach Robert du Preez has explained his decision to select son Rob du Preez at flyhalf ahead of Curwin Bosch against the Jaguares last week.
Former Sharks coach John Plumtree says the black talent filtering through the system will make South African rugby a ‘scary proposition’ in years to come.