URC: Redemption, history beckons for Sharks, Stormers, Bulls and Lions

URC: Redemption, history beckons for Sharks, Stormers, Bulls and Lions

The Sharks, Stormers, Bulls and Lions will welcome their European rivals to SA with redemption on their minds – it is our time to dominate and make our mark in the URC standings.

For the first time in SA Rugby history, South Africa’s top sides will play host to European sides. Except this time, we dominate the North!

Across Durban, Cape Town, Pretoria and Johannesburg, our boys are ready to make their mark after finally getting to show their mettle on their home turf.


When our four side’s were initially scheduled to play their home league, Covid drama pursued. Players were told just days out from kick-off that there matches would be postponed. After having flown all the way from the likes of Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Italy. They were now stuck in SA with no rugby to be played. Instead, what followed suit was a combination of drama to get back into their respective countries and a series of local derbies.

When the SA sides travelled they had significantly weaker sides as a result of players being with the Springboks for the end of year tour. They had to contend with harsh conditions, far colder than what they used to. That’s not all however, officiating seemed to favour a completely different style of rugby.


Now, the tables have turned. It’s time to give the European side’s a taste of SA rugby.

Send them home packing, yet again, but the difference this time is that it won’t be a pandemic but rather the revival of SA’s fight in this seasons

They will have to face the humidity of Durban and the scorching African sun across all four cities. This time, their side’s are weakened, with the Six Nations taking chunks of international talent. There is not much more dangerous than a South African side playing with a point to prove and now, it is personal.

The pride of SA rugby and their foothold on this tournament is resting on the rest of March and April

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