While the 2022/2023 European Cup campaign will feature three South African clubs, we are now focusing on South African players represented at other Champions Cup clubs, with today a focus on the Northampton Saints squad.
The second line also, qualified to play with England, arrived in 2017 before enthusing fans at Franklin’s Gardens. The 27-year-old has played 19 games in five seasons of EPCR competitions, with two tries in the 2018/2019 edition of the EPCR Challenge Cup. Ribbans started every game for Saints in the group stage of the Champions Cup last season, including the round of 16 against Gloucester Rugby.
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The number 8 played under the colors of the Stormers before his transfer to the Saints last season. Capped five times with the South African U20s, Augustus played in all three Champions Cup group stage matches last season. The 24-year-old also scored his first try in EPCR competitions, in the Challenge Cup Round of 16 against Gloucester.
Unlike his fellow Saints, 31-year-old Skosan is a full-fledged South African international, with 12 caps for the Springboks. The three-quarter wing has evolved for the Bulls and Lions before moving to Northampton last year. He immediately demonstrated his impressive finishing ability. He scored a try on his Champions Cup debut against Racing 92, before striking again on matchday two against Ulster Rugby.