Handre Pollard capped victory with a late penalty as Montpellier beat Castres on Friday to claim their maiden French Top 14 title at the Stade de France in a rerun of the 2018 final.
An overseas-based Springbok playmaker and Lions’ Super Rugby hero has been linked with a return to Ellis Park following his release.
Faf de Klerk was among the Springboks who bid farewell to Sale Sharks as the Premiership and French Top 14 playoffs were confirmed on Saturday and Sunday.
Rugby World Cup-winning Springbok Faf de Klerk will join Japanese side Yokohama Canon Eagles next season, the club said Wednesday, in the latest big-name coup for the ambitious league.
Dillyn Leyds and Raymond Rhule led the charge as La Rochelle stunned Irish giants Leinster to claim a maiden European Champions Cup title on Saturday evening.
Fit-again Cheslin Kolbe will this weekend be one of six players striving to join an elite group of South Africans to have won a European title.
Forgotten Springboks Akker van der Merwe and Robert du Preez were among a group of South African players starring for clubs in Japan, England and France.
Benetton fullback Rhyno Smith produced some fancy footwork and an acrobatic celebration during his Man-of-the-Match performance against Italian rivals Zebre.
As the two teams prepare to resume hostilities on Saturday, relive the drama of the 2014 Heineken Cup final when a Springbok-laden Toulon beat a similarly SA-influenced Saracens in Wales.
Four South African-born players have been named in Japan’s extended training squad ahead of the 2022 Test season.