Cheetahs scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar and Southern Kings lock JC Astle say that both teams are excited about the upcoming Pro14 season.
The SA Rugby magazine team rounds up what the rugby community shared on social media this past weekend.
Ruan Pienaar will make his first start for the Cheetahs in their Currie Cup match against the Pumas in Nelspruit on Saturday.
Ruan Pienaar will make his comeback to South African rugby from the bench in the Cheetahs’ clash with the Lions in Bloemfontein on Friday.
Ruan Pienaar started training with the Cheetahs on Monday after completing his move from Belfast to Bloemfontein over the weekend.
Former Bok scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar is expected to join the Cheetahs this week ahead of their derby against Griquas on Saturday.
Veteran scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar has signed a two-year contract with the Cheetahs.
SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend’s European Champions and Challenge Cup matches involving South African players.
Ruan Pienaar and Frans Steyn scored tries as Montpellier beat Agen 18-13, while there were also Top 14 wins for Clermont, Toulouse, Bordeaux-Begles, Castres, Racing 92 and La Rochelle.
Ruan Pienaar says he doesn’t regret calling time on his Springbok career two years ago.