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: 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



Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked: Competition update

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Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked has produced some exciting and sometimes controversial moments, but a fairly predictable log thus far with the big unions dominating. The current table The table as at 11 October was as follows: Table courtesy of www.sarugby.co.za . We take a look at each team with two rounds left in the competition, […] READ MORE



Ellis Park Stadium: Steeped in history

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Ellis Park Stadium, now known as Emirates Airline Park, has a rich history. The crown jewel of events held at the stadium has to be the 1995 Rugby World Cup Final. Ryan Jordan digs into the history of Emirates Airline Park (Ellis Park) as a follow-up article to his piece to the grand old lady […] READ MORE