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Rising Ruan

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Scarlets will have to beware the rising threat of Vodacom Bulls skipper Ruan Nortje when they welcome the visitors from Pretoria to west Wales on Friday evening. Second row Nortje, who stands 6ft...

Bulls secure Jannes Kirsten’s signature

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Vodacom Bulls are happy to announce the signing of Premiership and Champions Cup winner, Jannes Kirsten. The multifaceted forward will join the Pretoria-based Vodacom Bulls from 1 July 2023 with his...

Scarlets team to play Vodacom Bulls

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Aaron Shingler takes over the captain’s armband as the Scarlets return to BKT United Rugby Championship action against the Vodacom Bulls on Friday night (19:35; BBC Wales & Viaplay). With Jonathan...

DHL Stormers coach Dobson on the delights of touring

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

John Dobson is delighted with the challenge of the BKT United Rugby Championship, and that delight is not exclusive to the on-field battles. Dobson is loving the cultural experience that so few get to...

What the stats say ahead of the Vodacom Bulls and Scarlets clash

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2022/23 Vodacom United Rugby Championship action returns this weekend as the focus now turns to see what Round 13 will have to offer. It all begins with Friday night lights kicks off which will see...

Anayi: South African Entry Has Strengthened URC & Europe

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

It’s been a pretty eventful eight years since Martin Anayi took over as chief executive of what is now the BKT United Rugby Championship. “It’s eight years and three children for me!”...

URC Preview: Scarlets v Bulls

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

At Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli, 7.35pm Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU, 86th league game) Assistant: Adam Jones, Ben Breakspear (both WRU) TMO: Brian MacNeice (IRFU)   Overall URC head-to-head record:...

Welsh International Wainwright Firing Again After Move To URC

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Having moved to the United Rugby Championship, Welsh international Sam Wainwright is firing again in more ways than one. After making a memorable Test debut in the historic victory over the Springboks...

Where To Watch URC Round 13

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

FRIDAY, JANUARY 27   Ulster v DHL Stormers Kingspan Stadium, Belfast – KO 19.35 IRE & UK / 20.35 ITA / 21.35 SA Live on: BBC NI, RTÉ, SuperSport, Viaplay, Premier Sports, Discovery...

Champions Cup Round of 16 Finalised

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Edinburgh narrowly miss out on a home game in the knock out rounds after beating Saracens. Leinster finish the pool stages as the top seed and will play at 'home' for the rest of the tournament.   Here...