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And while rugby remained at the forefront of the action, participating teams all undertook their own interpretation of the Premiership's "Rugby Against Racism" campaign.
The English Rugby Premiership resumed this weekend following its suspension in March as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Unlike their football peers, however, not many players opted to take the knee in support of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) campaign that's gained traction with sporting codes around the world.
Following Lungi Ngidi's stance on the BLM movement a few months ago, cricket in South Africa is currently plunged in a deep discussion about systemic racism in the sport.
The Solidarity Cup, the first cricket match to be played in the country following Covid-19 saw the participating teams, former players and Cricket South African administrators take the knee before the match in support of the movement.
South African players in the Rugby Premiership, however, along with many of their team-mates opted to stand before matches got underway on Friday and Saturday.
At the Sale Sharks, where eight South Africans turned out against Harlequins, players wore "Rugby against Racism" T-shirts before the match to "stand together in the face of all discrimination" as announced by the franchise.
None of Jono Ross, Faf de Klerk, Coenie Oosthuizen, Akker van der Merwe, Dan du Preez, Robert du Preez, Lood de Jager or Jean-Luc du Preez opted to kneel and were joined by England centre, Manu Tuilagi, Wales prop, Willgriff John and Scotland wing Byron McGuigan.
Only Sam Hill, Simon Hammersley, Tom Curry and Marland Yarde - all of England - opted to take the knee and they were joined by four of the seven substitutes.
In other matches, Ruan Ackerman, playing for Gloucester and Francois Venter, who turned out for Worcester also opted to stand.
English media reported in the build up to the weekend’s matches that Exeter Chiefs director Rob Baxter believed a more unified approach should have been adopted by the English Rugby Premiership instead of clubs deciding for themselves how to support the campaign.
"Just dropping it on clubs and saying, 'there you go, do what you like' is like hanging some players out to dry," Baxter said.
The Bristol Bears took a unique approach to the campaign before their match against Saracens with the team standing in a heart formation before kick-off.