Gloucester have confirmed to local press that their forward Ruan Ackermann, son of their head coach Johan, was robbed while on holiday in South Africa.
The forward took to Instagram to tell the terrifying story: “Hello Everyone. Had a bad experience yesterday! Got hijacked and gun pointed. Everything stolen. Grateful for the blessing of God that kept us safe. If anyone needs me just DM me.”
In a statement, Gloucester revealed: “Gloucester Rugby was made aware on Thursday morning that one of its players, Ruan Ackermann, was the subject of a robbery while on holiday in South Africa.
“The club has been in contact with the family and, while Ruan and his companions are obviously shaken by the incident, they are thankfully unhurt.”
Ackermann has scored 11 tries in 58 appearances since moving to the club with his father from Super Rugby’s Lions in the summer of 2017.