Worcester Warriors flank Cornell du Preez has returned to full training after recovering from a larynx injury he suffered in September last year.
Saracens loose forward Michael Rhodes has been suspended for three weeks for a dangerous hit on Bath lock Levi Douglas in an English Premiership match.
Springbok flank Francois Louw has signed a one-year contract extension with Bath that will take him into his ninth season in the English Premiership.
SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend’s Six Nations, Premiership and Major Rugby League matches involving South African players.
Ruan Ackermann was in top form as Gloucester hammered Harlequins 29-7, while there were also wins for Exeter, Bristol, Newcastle, Sale and Bath in the English Premiership.
Loose forward Ruan Ackermann has signed a contract extension that will see him play for Gloucester beyond the current season.
Lock Wilhelm van der Sluys has left the Exeter Chiefs to join the Lions for the remainder of the Vodacom Super Rugby season.
Saracens’ South African former owners sold their stake in the club partly because they feared it was breaching the Premiership salary cap.
SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend’s Premiership, Top 14, Pro14 and Major Rugby League matches involving South African players.
Don Armand starred for the Exeter Chiefs in their 20-14 win over the Sale Sharks, while there were also English Premiership victories for Newcastle, Saracens, Leicester, Harlequins and Bristol.