South African URC participants: Time for change?

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The South African URC participants are the Bulls, Lions, Sharks and Stormers. Should there be changes to who gets a seat at the top table? We ran a poll on social media and the result was 68% in favour of a change, with the Lions having to face the Cheetahs in a playoff series. But […] READ MORE


South African URC teams: Opinion on 2023 results

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The South African URC teams were a little below par in 2023 compared to expectations, with the exception of the Stormers. The Stormers hosted their second consecutive final and fell short against Munster. We consider the overall performance of the South African URC teams using their standings in the final table after the league stage […] READ MORE


Stormers vs Bulls: URC Quarterfinal analysis

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The DHL Stormers have recently dominated the North-South derby, but this week presents a good opportunity for the Vodacom Bulls. We look at how the Stormers and Bulls got to the quarterfinals of the URC and what they must do to progress to the semifinals. The Stormers season so far The Stormers finished as winners […] READ MORE


South African rugby results in Europe: Cheetahs surprise

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The South African rugby results in European competition have been more positive than the more pragmatic fans would have expected. Travel and squad depth has been a constant concern for many, especially when the step up from the URC to full European involvement was brought into the equation. Review 2021/22 South African rugby results in […] READ MORE


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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The  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