South Africa can make league great

Paul Rees looks at the new URC League which starts next week and assesses the 16 teams

World champion: Springbok No.8 Duane Vermeulen has signed for UlsterOne of the new United Rugby Championship’s aims is to raise the profile of a league which has been eclipsed by the Premiership, struggling for attention, outside Ireland at least, and nowhere near as commercially attractive. Enter South Africa’s four leading professional sides which means the majority of the players involved in this summer’s series between the Springboks and the Lions will be featuring in th...

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