Rynhardt Elstadt will turn his attention to the Springboks and the July series back home against Wales after Toulouse’s French Top 14 title defence was ended by Castres on Friday.
Springbok hard man Rynhardt Elstadt’s recent spell on the Toulouse sidelines has made him hungrier than ever to play Test rugby as he prepares to showcase his physicality in a rerun of last season’s Top 14 and European Champions Cup finals at home against La Rochelle on Saturday.
Cheslin Kolbe kicked a 50-metre drop goal as Toulouse beat La Rochelle 18-8 in the final to be crowned French Top 14 champions on Friday.
Four Springboks and a former Junior Springbok captain will feature in tonight’s Top 14 final between Toulouse and La Rochelle at the Stade de France. (more…)
Toulouse-based Springbok duo Cheslin Kolbe and Rynhardt Elstadt could miss the first of two Test matches against Georgia after their club progressed to the Top 14 final.
The surprise omission of Marcell Coetzee from the Springbok squad to face the British & Irish Lions confirms the world champions will continue to advance with a heavy bench, writes ZELIM NEL.
Check out the celebrations following Toulouse’s victory at Twickenham, with the French club becoming the first team in history to win five European Champions Cup titles.
Several South Africans could feature in this weekend’s Champions Cup final between Toulouse and La Rochelle. Hear what Cheslin Kolbe, Rynhardt Elstadt and former Junior Bok captain Wiaan Liebenberg had to say in the buildup to Saturday’s showpiece match at Twickenham.
Springbok flank Rynhardt Elstadt has been ruled out of Toulouse’s crucial Champions Cup playoff against Munster due to the stringent quarantine protocols in Ireland.
SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the South African players who featured for their respective clubs in round three of the French Top 14 this weekend.