Saffas abroad

Keo.co.za looks at the South Africans who have performed in Europe this weekend.

Marius Joubert was part of the Clermont side that broke their Top 14 final jinx with a 19-6 victory over Perpignan. Clermont had suffered 10 defeats in as many finals, and although Joubert played a small role in a forward-dominated match, he celebrated enthusiastically with his long suffering team-mates at the final whistle.

In England, Saracens, fielding five South Africans in their starting line-up and two more on the wood, fell 33-27 to Leicester in an enthralling Premiership final. Saracens skipper Ernst Joubert scored in each half, but Dan Hipkiss’ late try sealed the result for the Tigers.

Finally in Ireland, CJ van der Linde‘s Leinster succumbed to the Ospreys 17-12 in the Magners League final.