Springbok Watch: Pollard fires as Kolbe suffers injury scare


A more in-depth have a look at how the Springbok gamers are performing in leagues world wide within the lead-up to the much-anticipated three-Take a look at collection in opposition to the British & Irish Lions.


The Sale Sharks, bolstered by the Springbok quintet of the Du Preez twins, hooker Akker van der Merwe, prop Coenie Oosthuizen and scrumhalf Faf de Klerk, secured their place within the playoffs due to a powerful win over the Bristol Bears.

Jean-Luc du Preez, who began at lock, was the standout participant, with 59 metres from 12 carries, 10 tackles and 9 defenders crushed. His brother, Dan, scored a attempt to made 14 tackles, whereas additionally profitable 9 lineouts.

In the meantime, a number of uncapped gamers additionally shone on this previous weekend’s motion in what could possibly be their last play at a spot within the Springbok squad, which will likely be introduced on 5 June.

Jasper Wiese performed 60 minutes for the Leicester Tigers in a troublesome win over the Worcester Warriors. The free ahead made eight carries and beat three defenders earlier than he was substituted within the second half.

Tyrone Inexperienced starred at fullback as Harlequins secured the ultimate place within the Premiership playoffs with a bonus-point win over Tub. The 23-year-old made 63m with ball in hand, one clear break and beat 5 defenders. Bok tighthead Wilco Louw additionally performed for Harlequins, finishing simply over 60 minutes and profitable a turnover throughout his time on the park.

One other free ahead, Jacques Vermeulen, had an excellent sport for Exeter Chiefs because the defending champions thrashed the Newcastle Falcons. Vermeulen scored two of Exeter’s 12 tries and made seven carries in 57 minutes.

French High 14:

Handre Pollard accomplished a powerful 60 minutes in his first begin for Montpellier, guiding them to a 23-19 win over Bayonne. Beginning in a halfback mixture with Cobus Reinach, the Springbok flyhalf kicked two conversions and two penalties. Pollard’s teammate Jan Serfontein scored one in all Montpellier’s two tries and made 14 tackles within the match.

Springbok Cheslin Kolbe had an harm scare throughout Toulouse’s win over Clermont on Saturday. Kolbe performed simply seven minutes of the match earlier than he was compelled off after twisting awkwardly in a sort out. It gave the impression to be a groin harm, however fortunately Kolbe was in a position to make his method again onto the sphere as a substitute for Romain Ntamack within the second half and he made a try-saving sort out.

In the meantime, Eben Etzebeth performed 66 minutes as Toulon beat Bordeaux, whereas Dillyn Leyds and Raymond Rhule each had good video games in La Rochelle’s bonus-point win over Pau. Elton Jantjies was named on the bench for Pau, however performed many of the second half after approaching within the forty seventh minute.

Rainbow Cup:

Damian de Allende began at outdoors centre as Munster held on to say a slender four-point win over the Cardiff Blues. The Springbok made three turnovers in what was CJ Stander’s last residence look for the membership.

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