Siya Kolisi tasted victory on his long-awaited debut for new club Racing 92, lifting them to the summit of France’s Top 14.
Two-time World Cup-winning captain Siya Kolisi is set to make his Top 14 debut for Racing 92, head coach Stuart Lancaster said on Friday.
Scotland fullback Blair Kinghorn has joined Toulouse replacing France counterpart Melvyn Jaminet, the French Top 14 champions announced.
Handre Pollard played an influential role in helping Leicester Tigers claim a derby victory, while fellow Springbok flyhalf Rob du Preez continued his superb form for Sale.
Siya Kolisi will miss Saturday’s Parisian derby between leaders Stade Francais and Racing 92, but is expected to make his Top 14 debut next week.
Several Springboks returned to action in the Premiership and French Top 14 after celebrating the World Cup win.
A Springbok lock who skipped the World Cup trophy tour to help his struggling club made an immediate impact in the Top 14, while Tyrone Green scored a stunning try in the Premiership.
Robert du Preez tallied 14 points in the Premiership, while Dillyn Leyds suffered defeat in the Top 14, as the early parts of the northern hemisphere seasons continued.
La Rochelle coach and former Ireland flyhalf Ronan O’Gara had to keep his cool after being involved in an off-the-ball incident with Clermont’s Argentina star Benjamin Urdapilleta.
Bakkies Botha has bemoaned the state of modern rugby, as the former Springbok enforcer has claimed that the game no longer allows players to express themselves.