SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend’s English Premiership, Pro14 and French Top 14 matches involving South African players. ENGLISH PREMIERSHIP – The Newcastle Falcons were too strong for Bath, securing a 29-12 win at Kingston Park. Ex-Sharks hooker Kyle Cooper started and scored a try for the Falcons, who are now fifth in the standings. – A second-string Saracens lineup, featuring… Read more →
SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend’s English Premiership, Pro14 and Americas Rugby Championship matches involving South African players. ENGLISH PREMIERSHIP – The Northampton Saints, with Cobus Reinach at scrumhalf, slumped to a 32-9 defeat against Bath at the Rec. Prop Francois van Wyk, lock David Ribbans and scrumhalf Nic Groom were inserted as second-half replacements by the Saints, who… Read more →
Schalk Burger and Willie le Roux both scored tries in this English Premiership match in Coventry.
How Wasps’ Willie le Roux and Saracens’ Alex Goode compared in round 12 of the English Premiership.
A serious knee injury will sideline Springbok and Bath flanker Francois Louw for three months. Louw tore medial ligaments in the defeat to the Sale Sharks on 23 December, and while he is set to be out of action for an extended period, the good news is that he won’t require an operation. ‘We’re looking at three months, so that’s on… Read more →
Former Stormers loose forward Mike Rhodes says he would ‘jump at the chance’ to play for England once he qualifies in July. Rhodes spent time with the Sharks, Lions and Stormers before making the move to Saracens in 2015, where he has enjoyed great success. The 30-year-old is now close to completing his three-year residency qualification, and he told The… Read more →
Former Sharks lock Anton Bresler has joined the Worcester Warriors from Edinburgh. The 29-year-old played 61 matches for Edinburgh and attended Scotland’s 41-man training camp in August. However, he did not play for the national side, who he had qualified for on residential grounds, in November. ‘I’m genuinely excited at the prospect of playing Premiership rugby and can’t wait to get out on the field… Read more →
Former Lions prop Hencus van Wyk will represent the Sunwolves in the 2018 Super Rugby competition. Van Wyk has been playing in Japan with the Munakata Sanix Blues since 2015. He joined the Lions for 2017 Super Rugby before returning to the Far East. It’s believed that Van Wyk will play for the Sunwolves in the 2018 competition. The Japanese… Read more →
SARugbymag.co.za looks at the past weekend’s English Premiership, Pro14, French Top 14 and Japanese Top League matches involving South African players. ENGLISH PREMIERSHIP – The Worcester Warriors, with Francois Hougaard and Gerrit-Jan van Velze, moved 10 points clear of the bottom of the table with a 23-6 win over London Irish, who included prop Petrus du Plessis and lock Franco… 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 →