Saffas abroad

Keo.co.za looks at the South Africans who featured in European club action this weekend.

The northern hemisphere club action was all focused on the European Cup semis this weekend, with many South Africans influential.

Biarritz defeated Jean de Villiers‘s Munster 18-7, but the Bok centre set up their only try as his break handed his side the momentum. For the French side, Eduard Coetzee started at loosehead ahead of French strongman Fabien Barcella, who is returning from injury. Former Lions lock Trevor Hall started and played for 67 minutes as his industrious work was vital in setting up the win.

In Toulouse’s 26-16 victory over Leinster, Daan Human – who has reportedly been approached by SA Rugby for the Boks’ Test against Wales on 5 June – delivered a strong scrummaging performance at loosehead. Human gave Stan Wright a torrid time, while CJ van der Linde was used as a substitute and also struggled at scrum-time for Leinster.

Shaun Sowerby also started for the victors, and while he made a few mistakes, he was a composed figure and France No 8 Louis Picamoles only replaced him after 72 minutes.