South African European rugby update: OPINION

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The South African European rugby introduction was a success last season, with the Stormers winning the United Rugby Championship. How are the teams doing this season? South African European rugby performance: Competition standings The URC and the Heineken Champions Cup both still have a way to go, but we have seen enough to be able […] READ MORE



United Rugby Championship South African teams update

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The United Rugby Championship South African teams update as they return from a week off presents fans with a slightly surprising leading light. Ryan Jordan reflects on their log standings after nine rounds of play. United Rugby Championship South African teams The overall championship table is led by two Irish and two Scottish teams. Despite […] READ MORE


United Rugby Championship Covid 19 Omicron scare: Opinion

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The United Rugby Championship Covid 19 scare this week underlined how fragile intercontinental competition remains. Games can be canceled at very short notice. Unfinished fixture lists also bring full competition results into question. Canceled fixtures South African rugby fans woke up to the unexpected news on Friday morning that the much-anticipated matches against Munster, Cardiff. […] READ MORE


United Rugby Championship update: South African teams settling in despite two sets of laws

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TheĀ  United Rugby Championship saw round four completed this weekend. The South African teams haven’t set the competition alight but, have started to settle into their new environment. The early weeks Many unrealistic South African fans thought that their teams would walk in and dominate the competition. Aside from the Lions win in the first […] READ MORE


United Rugby Championship Week 1: Rome wasn’t built in a Day

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Domestic rugby has well and truly returned for the entire northern hemisphere. Away from the incredible display of entertainment across the Top 14 and Premiership, a new league has been formed: the United Rugby Championship. Brand new teams added, broadcasters, and branding. However, this ensured there was more scrutiny on the opening round than any […] READ MORE


United Rugby Championship: The South African entries

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The United Rugby Championship kicks off on Friday 24 September. This season of the former PRO14 competition is a significant one, with the entry of the big four of South African Rugby. South African rugby starts migration to the North North Hemisphere versus Southern Hemisphere: The hard border The move to Northern Hemisphere competition might […] READ MORE


Currie Cup Final 2021: Sir Donald Currie contemplates the result

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The ghost of Sir Donald Currie settled into his heavenly armchair as he contemplated the destination of the trophy he donated in 1891. In this unusual, Covid influenced year, the 2020 Currie Cup had been won when the Bulls beat the Sharks 26 -19 on 30 January 2021. Sir Donald wondered whether the Sharks could […] READ MORE


Siya Kolisi becomes a Shark

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The curtain came down on Siya Kolisi ‘s career with South Africa’s Super Rugby side Stormers. He begins a new chapter at Durban-based side Sharks and has been officially unveiled as their player this week. After 11-years and 115 appearances, we take a look back at his sterling tenure in Cape Town. This is the […] READ MORE