Rugby World Cup Semi-finals and URC Kick-off: A Weekend of Rugby Extravaganza

Rugby World Cup Semi-finals and URC Kick-off Weekend

As the Rugby World Cup approaches its climax, another exciting rugby spectacle is set to commence this weekend in the form of the United Rugby Championship (URC).

On Saturday evening at 21:00, the Springboks will face England in the second Rugby World Cup semi-final.

Rugby enthusiasts can catch the live broadcast of this intense clash on SuperSport, SABC 2, and streaming on SABC Plus.

Watching URC and RWC this Weekend

Before the much-anticipated semi-final, rugby fans can gear up for a thrilling showdown as the All Blacks take on Argentina at the Stade De France on Friday night.

While the Springboks’ semi-final will be aired on SABC, all other URC and Rugby World Cup matches will be exclusive to SuperSport.

URC Kicks Off

Saturday marks the start of the URC with an early kickoff at 14:00 as Zebre Parma hosts Ulster.

The action-packed day continues with Connacht facing Ospreys at 16:00, followed closely by Dragons taking on Edinburgh at 16:05.

South African rugby fans won’t want to miss the Lions vs. Stormers match, which begins at five past four.

The Cardiff and Benetton match starts at 18:15, while the Sharks travel to Limerick to battle Munster at the same time.

Sunday URC Matches

The rugby extravaganza extends into Sunday with another pair of URC matches.

The Bulls will host the Scarlets at 15:00, followed by Glasgow vs. Leinster at 17:00.

For those outside the broadcast regions, some URC matches can be accessed through free-to-air options in Europe with the assistance of a VPN.


This weekend promises a rugby bonanza, featuring the Rugby World Cup semi-finals and the highly anticipated kickoff of the United Rugby Championship.

With matches spanning across various time slots, rugby enthusiasts will have their plates full with gripping action from both competitions.

Whether you’re watching the World Cup or the URC, rugby fans are in for a treat.

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