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 →
Personal trainer Harry Allen says he will be pressing charges after allegedly being assaulted by Johan and Ruan Ackermann in a Cheltenham nightclub. The alleged incident occurred at Club 21 just before 01:30 on Sunday, hours after Gloucester’s win against Zebre. In an interview with Sport24’s Lloyd Burnard, Allen (24) said his friend Chris Baker (25) – a ‘gentle giant’ – had been… Read more →
Gloucester coach Johan Ackermann and son Ruan have been implicated in a nightclub fight that left a man ‘beaten up’. The alleged incident took place in the early hours of Sunday morning, a few hours after Gloucester’s win over Zebre. Local police released a statement that read: ‘Gloucestershire Constabulary is investigating a report of an incident which happened at the… Read more →
Ruan Ackermann was named the English Premiership Player of the Month for November 2017.
Former Lions loose forward Ruan Ackermann says he would consider playing for England if he didn’t get a Springbok call-up.