Newly appointed Sale Sharks director of rugby Alex Sanderson has spoken of a desire for sustained success with his new team, and the role South African players would play in it, writes ANDRE-PIERRE CRONJE.
Steve Diamond has stepped down from his position as the Sale Sharks director of rugby due to personal reasons.
SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the South African players who featured for their respective clubs in the opening round of the 2020-21 English Premiership season.
Springbok hooker Akker van der Merwe finished off an excellent set-piece try from Sale Sharks, before assisting eighthman Dan du Preez in Friday’s victory over Northampton Saints.
The three Du Preez brothers and captain Jono Ross are the only South Africans who have been included in the Sale Sharks’ match 23 for their clash with the Worcester Warriors on Wednesday.
Rohan Janse van Rensburg combined well with Faf de Klerk to score in Sale Sharks’ victory over Northampton Saints, while compatriot Jean-Luc du Preez was instrumental in the buildup to the English club’s bonus-point try just before half time.
Take a look at the sneaky try scrumhalf Faf de Klerk scored for the Sale Sharks in their 27-19 Premiership Rugby Cup final win over Harlequins on Monday.
Jean-Luc and Dan du Preez produced some eye-catching moments in the English Premiership despite Sale Sharks’ defeat by Bath on Sunday.
Powerful centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg scored another eye-catching try in Sale Sharks’ match against Bath on Sunday.
The Sale Sharks beat Saracens 24-17 in an exciting clash, while there were also wins for the Exeter Chiefs, Bristol Bears, Wasps, Bath and Harlequins in round 19 of the English Premiership played on Tuesday and Wednesday.