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Andy Friend: ‘We’re proud of what we’re doing here, there’s opportunity for people to come down here, but certainly I don’t think it should be seen as a B-grade option for players.’ Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht’s ability to secure a win over the Dragons this weekend is much more than about points on the URC table, but an opportunity to change percept(...)

 Janko Swanepoel and his Bulls team-mates look dejected after the 31-3 defeat to Leinster at the Aviva Stadium. The game was more competitive than the final scoreline indicates. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

So far then, perhaps not so good. The arrival of the four South African franchises into the United Rugby Championship has proved a more humbling exerc(...)

Blue Bulls’ Marcell Coetzee against Leinster at the Aviva Stadium in the United Rugby Championship. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Connacht v Bulls, Sportsground, 7.35pm (live on TG4, Premier Sports 1) The match in Galway represents a clash of two teams looking to put aside the d(...)

Madosh Tambwe of the Bulls is tackled by Leinster’s Ryan Baird during the United Rugby Championship match at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

The South Africans received warm welcomes off the pitch, and even hotter ones on it, in an introduction to the United Rugby Championship which didn’t (...)

Leinster’s Josh van der Flier on his way to scoring the first try of the game against the Bulls in the United Rugby Championship match at the  Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster 31 Bulls 3 It was almost like they’d never been away. Despite the rustiness that comes with a lengthy lay-off, with several of this line-up (...)

David Humphreys believes World 12s could do for rugby what the Indian Premier League did for cricket. Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

World 12s, the international rugby organisation responsible for the proposed new annual rugby 12s tournament in 2022, has today announced David Humphr(...)

 Arno Botha and Marcell Coetzee of the Bulls lift the Currie Cup after the win over the Sharks in the final at  Loftus Versfeld. Photograph: Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Another new dawn beckons with the revamped United Rugby Championship kicking off this weekend and this time there really do appear reasons for optimis(...)

The Bulls celebrate thier Currie Cup final win over the Sharks earlier this month. Photograph: Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty

The great experiment of the United Rugby Championship (URC) begins next weekend, the unknown being how it will turn out in terms of providing entertai(...)

The inaugural edition of the proposed Rugby 12s competition would be held in England. Photograph: Harry Trump/Getty

World Rugby has issued a lukewarm response to the proposed new World 12s competition that is being positioned as rugby’s equivalent to the Indian Prem(...)

Siya Kolisi is a doubt for South Africa’s clash with the Lions on Saturday. Photograph: Behrouz Mefri/Getty/AFP

The Springboks captain Siya Kolisi, hooker Bongi Mbonambi and winger Makazole Mapimpi all appear to be in a race against time to be available for next(...)

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