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Stormers fans

URC boss elated at booming Christmas crowds

United Rugby Championship CEO Martin Anayi has praised the league's clubs for drawing in over 117 000 fans over the Christmas weekend as a new record attendance was set for the festive fixtures.

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Stormers move above Bulls in to second place in table after thrilling home win

The Stormers hurdled the Bulls in to second place in the BKT United Rugby Championship with a 37-27 success in Cape Town.

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Makazole Mapimpi brace helps Sharks claim bonus-point URC win over Lions

The Sharks secured a bonus-point win in the United Rugby Championship (URC) with a 37-10 victory over the Lions in Durban.

Ruben Schoeman Lions

Lions keen to end poor URC form against South African rivals

The Lions are determined to end their poor form against South African sides in the United Rugby Championship when they take on the Sharks in Durban on Friday.

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Jake White: Stormers favourites despite Bulls big guns coming back

Although the Bulls have recalled several first-choice players for Friday's URC derby with the Stormers in Cape Town, Jake White believes the home side will still be the favourites.

Cherif Traore

Member of staff suspended as Benetton investigate Traore racial abuse

Benetton have suspended a member of staff as a "precautionary measure" while investigations take place into the racial abuse of Cherif Traore.