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URC - Round 13 Wrap Up

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

THE SECRET TO SMITH’S SUCCESS Franco Smith continues to work his magic with Glasgow Warriors who extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to nine matches with a 42-28 bonus point victory...

Sharks fly SA flag on tough weekend of Vodacom URC action

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Cell C Sharks were the only South African side to register a victory in a disappointing round of matches for the domestic Vodacom United Rugby Championship teams, but despite this, three of the four...

Rising Ruan

1 week 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...

Welsh International Wainwright Firing Again After Move To URC

2 weeks 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...

Anayi: South African Entry Has Strengthened URC & Europe

1 week 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!”...

Scarlets team to play Vodacom Bulls

1 week 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...

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

1 week 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...

URC Preview: Scarlets v Bulls

2 weeks 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:...

Where To Watch URC Round 13

2 weeks 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...

Coaches Reveal Key To URC Success In Europe

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

So, what’s the secret behind the success of the United Rugby Championship sides in Europe this season? Well, there seems to be a growing consensus that the addition of the South African sides to...