Ken Borland
Sports Journalist
3 minute read
16 Apr 2022
7:30 am

Is URC becoming another Super Rugby — with too many home team victories?

Ken Borland

The South African teams have finally settled, with the officiating also improved since the introduction of neutral referees.

The Stormers, after a tough start, are now aiming to make the playoffs in the URC. Picture: Lefty Shivambu / Gallo Images

The United Rugby Championship is the successor to Super Rugby for the four South African teams involved in it, and it loans from the southern hemisphere competition the excitement of seeing different players and styles of rugby. It also, however, is running into the same problem that Super Rugby did in terms of how incredibly difficult it is for teams to win overseas; perhaps even more so in the URC. Excluding the matches involving the two Italian teams, who have won just four of their 27 games combined, there have only been four wins by teams travelling overseas to play,...