Ken Borland
Sports Journalist
3 minute read
21 May 2022
7:03 am

Bravely entering a new world is paying off for SA Rugby

Ken Borland

How richly that patience has been rewarded with the four South African teams dominating the second half of the competition.

As successful as the URC has been, SA Rugby have had to put up with largely empty stadiums for the fixtures. Picture: Darren Stewart/Gallo Images

When SA Rugby bravely shifted away from their long-standing relationship with Sanzaar and Super Rugby and decided to throw in their lot with European club competition, there was plenty of uncertainty as to just how well the move would pan out. Now, with the United Rugby Championship in its final weekend of round-robin action and three South African sides in the quarterfinals already, one can only say it has been a great success. It’s been a tremendous journey for the Sharks, Stormers and Bulls, and even the Lions have shown their worth in being way more competitive than many expected....