Gloucester’s Ackermann having ‘flashbacks’ after gunpoint robbery

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Ruan Ackermann
Ruan Ackermann has scored two tries in 17 appearances for Gloucester this season

Gloucester forward Ruan Ackermann says he is having “flashbacks” after being robbed at gunpoint in his native South Africa last month.

The 24-year-old, son of the club’s head coach Johan, was in Pretoria during the Premiership’s Six Nations break.

“I see a hand coming into my car and my brother’s being held with a gun against his head and, as I turn, a gun is against my head,” Ackermann said.