Israel Folau courted more controversy by following up an anti-gay sermon on Sunday with a social-media post proclaiming that he works for God.
Jaco Peyper will officiate the quarter-final between the Crusaders and Highlanders, while the Vodacom Bulls and Sharks will have neutral referees in charge of their respective playoff games.
Toulouse prop Maks van Dyk cheekily made a special request to French president Emmanuel Macron during Saturday’s pre-final players presentation in Paris.
Sharks centre Lukhanyo Am’s 82nd-minute winner against the Stormers is awarded try of the week for Vodacom Super Rugby Round 18.
Highlights of France’s 20-7 victory over the Junior Springboks in the U20 Championship semi-finals in Rosario on Monday.
The stats and facts for the Vodacom Super Rugby quarter-finals this weekend.
Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux was bitterly disappointed after his side went down to France in the U20 Championship semi-final in Rosario on Monday.
Psychological points will be on offer when All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett lines up against Springbok No 10 Handré Pollard in a Vodacom Super Rugby playoff this Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Australia kicked hosts Argentina out of the race for the U20 Championship with a 34-13 semi-final win, while Wales and England will contest the fifth-place final.
France flyhalf Louis Carbonel kicked five penalties to help his side beat the Junior Springboks 20-7 in the U20 Championship semi-final in Rosario on Monday. DYLAN JACK reports.