SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend’s English Premiership, Pro14 and French Top 14 matches involving South African players.
Should Stade Français captain Sergio Parisse have been red-carded for this ‘elbow hit’ on Perpignan flank Alan Brazo?
Morné Steyn scored 13 points as Stade Français thrashed newly promoted Perpignan 46-15 in the opening round of the French Top 14 on Saturday.
The French Rugby Federation and National Rugby League are seeking to implement two new laws surrounding injury and concussion replacements.
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.