In November, the United Rugby Championship will move to South Africa


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In November, the United Rugby Championship will move to South Africa

The United Rugby Championship will have its dates stipulated in South Africa. Zebre, Munster, Cardiff and Scarlets will be the teams that will travel to the African continent to play on dates 6 and 7 of the competition against Bulls, Lions, Sharks and Stormers. “Together with our four franchises we are delighted with the news,” said Jurie Roux, CEO of South Africa Rugby.

On Friday, October 15, the organizers confirmed that the planned rounds will take place in South Africa as the itinerary was planned from the beginning. However, the idea of ​​having played in Europe was not far off. Because all person that will travel from the United Kingdom towards the South African country, on his return he had to carry out a ten day quarantine for being in the Great Britain’s Covid-19 Red List.

Despite this, South Africa was recently removed from that risk group, so it was ensured that the nine matches can be played at the homes of the Southern Hemisphere franchises. “Planning for our teams to play at home was necessary due to the chaos that the pandemic created. We are very happy to have made this progress to welcome our friends from the Northern Hemisphere.”said the CEO of SA Rugby.

Finally, Roux concluded: “With this news (about the South African home) there may be a limited number of spectators at the matches that will take place in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.”

URC fixture in South Africa for dates 6 and 7:

Sixth day:

Saturday, November 27:

Stormers – Zebre

Sharks – Scarlets

Bulls v Munster

Sunday, November 28:

Lions – Cardiff

Seventh day:

Friday, December 3:

Bulls – Scarlets

Saturday, December 4:

Sharks – Zebre

Lions – Munster

Stormers – Cardiff


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