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Anayi: South African Entry Has Strengthened URC & Europe

1 day 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!”...

DHL Stormers coach Dobson on the delights of touring

20 hours 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...

Vermaak brings up DHL Stormers 50 in Belfast

19 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Prop Ali Vermaak will play his 50th match for the DHL Stormers in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship encounter in Belfast on Friday night. The two teams will square off at 21h35 SA...

URC Preview: Ulster v Stormers

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

At Kingspan Stadium, Belfast, 7.35pm Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU, 67 th competition game) Assistant: Andrew Cole, Paul Haycock (both IRFU) TMO: Andrew McMenemy (SRU)   Overall URC head-to-head record:...

Where To Watch URC Round 13

3 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

4 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...

Champions Cup Round of 16 places secured as pool stage heats up

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 3 of the Heineken Champions Cup produced some exhilarating encounters last weekend as eight teams secured their places in the knockout stage with a game to spare.   Leinster Rugby, Cell...

United Rugby Championship R12 Wrap-Up

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

GLASGOW SEE OFF THE CHAMPIONS AS LEINSTER SURVIVE SCARE   A second try of the match from Argentine wing Sebastián Cancelliere in the final play secured a bonus point 24-17 victory for Glasgow...

Five Players to Watch in the URC this weekend

2 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...

The Rugby Life of Franco Smith, A Man Made for the URC

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

There are few people better equipped to operate amid the multi-faceted diversity of the BKT United Rugby Championship than Franco Smith. Here’s a man who played and coached in his homeland of South...