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Five Players to Watch in the URC this weekend

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hacjivah Dayimani (DHL Stormers)   His surname means “diamond” in Zulu and the 25-year-old No 8 is certainly a jewel in the crown of the URC champions. He was inspired to take up rugby...

Preview: Dragons v Bulls

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dragons RFC Props Chris Coleman and Aki Seiuli are the two most heavily penalised players in the league, with penalty counts of 16 and 14 respectively. The Dragons have the lowest scrum success in the...

URC: Stat Storylines Ahead of Round 12

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Five things to watch out for in Round 12 of the BKT United Rugby Championship this weekend.   SCRUM SHOWDOWN IN NEWPORT The stats would suggest the scrum is going to be a key area in Friday night’s...

Packed Stadiums Energise Players and Coaches as Record is Broken

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Two-way energy, match-winning roars, special occasions, good vibes and the love of rugby were top of mind for the players and coaches in the league who reflected on a record-breaking Round 11 of the BKT...

Fans Turn Up In Record Numbers As URC Makes History

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

History was made as the overall attendance record for a single round in the BKT United Rugby Championship was broken in Round 11 with over 123,000 fans packing into stadiums across both hemispheres.     The...

Ken Owens to lead Scarlets for New Year’s clash

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales and British & Irish Lions hooker Ken Owens takes over the captain’s armband for the Scarlets’ New Year’s Day BKT United Rugby Championship round 11 clash with Dragons RFC at...

Stat Pack: Zebre Parma v Benetton Rugby

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Zebre Parma Pierre Bruno has thrown as many offloads as any other player (13, = Jonny McNicholl). However, he has also conceded 15 turnovers – the second-worst record of the season so far Taina...

Flanagan: Gonzalo on comeback trial

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dragons Head Coach Dai Flanagan has revealed Argentine scrum half Gonzalo Bertranou is closing in on a playing return – but could be set to miss the festive fixtures.   Bertranou, 28,...

John Cooney and Dragons RFC Named As First-Ever Winners of United Rugby Championship Unity Awards

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ulster’s John Cooney and Dragons RFC can today be revealed as the first winners of the new URC Unity Awards. Ulster Rugby scrum-half Cooney picks up the The Difference Maker Award, while Dragons...

Flanagan Forging Depth Among Tight Dragons Squad

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dragons RFC coach Dai Flanagan has been handed some welcome headaches as he looks towards the BKT United Rugby Championship festive derbies. During an extended three week stay in South Africa, he gave...