It was a good weekend for South African eighthmen as Ruan Ackermann and Daniel du Preez both turned in Man of the Match performances in the English Premiership.
Centre Andre Esterhuizen produced an industrious performance to guide Harlequins to a thrilling three-point win over Gloucester.
Loose forward Ruan Ackermann has signed a new multi-year contract extension with English club Gloucester.
Former Lions loose forward Ruan Ackermann’s contract extension at Gloucester is clearly in line with a possible quest to earn an England call-up, writes ANDRE-PIERRE CRONJE.
Johan Ackermann says he and his son Ruan will have to adapt to life without each other as they have been separated for the first time in their professional careers.
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.
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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.