Clermont lock Flip van der Merwe received a four-week ban for pushing a referee out of the way at a ruck.
Former Wallabies flanker George Smith was reportedly arrested for assaulting a Japanese taxi driver on New Year’s Eve. According to reports, the Suntory Sungoliath player was apprehended by police after he allegedly refused to pay a 10,000 yen (R1,112) taxi fare and attempted to flee, before punching the pursuing taxi driver. Smith is said to have denied the allegation, but was… Read more →
Cheslin Kolbe has embraced his attacking game in France, writes GAVIN MORTIMER.
Cheslin Kolbe scored his sixth try in eight Top 14 matches for Toulouse, against Bordeaux-Bègles.
Morné Steyn scored a try for Stade Français against Brive that began from their own 5m line.
Frans Steyn scored two tries to guide Montpellier to a thrilling 28-24 win over Clermont, while there were also Top 14 victories for Toulouse, Castres, La Rochelle, Racing 92, Agen and Brive.