Johan Ackermann says his son Ruan is set to stay with Gloucester to keep his options open about the possibility of representing England at Test level in the future.
SARugbymag.co.za looks at which South Africans you should keep an eye on in the opening weekend of the European Champions Cup.
Ruan Ackermann’s try helped Gloucester beat Wasps 27-14, while there were also Premiership wins for Saracens, Newcastle, Worcester, Northampton and Exeter.
Ruan Ackermann was in top form as Gloucester hammered Harlequins 29-7, while there were also wins for Exeter, Bristol, Newcastle, Sale and Bath in the English Premiership.
Loose forward Ruan Ackermann has signed a contract extension that will see him play for Gloucester beyond the current season.
SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend’s Test and Premiership Rugby Cup matches involving South African players.
Gloucester-based Ruan Ackermann is the sort of robust loose forward who needs to power his way on to the Springbok radar, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend’s English Premiership, Pro14, French Top 14 and Japanese Top League matches involving South African players.
Former Lions forward Ruan Ackermann has been shortlisted for the English Premiership’s Discovery of the Year award following his debut season for Gloucester.
Gloucester Rugby says a nightclub fight in Cheltenham last Sunday was not instigated by Johan and Ruan Ackermann. On Monday, 24-year-old personal trainer Harry Allen said he would be pressing charges after allegedly being assaulted by the duo just before 01:30. Allen accused Ackermann Snr of ‘body-checking’ his friend – a ‘gentle giant’ – at a bar before pushing and grabbing him…. Read more →