News24.com | SA teams elevated URC competition, says CEO: ‘We couldn’t have scripted it any better’

News24.com | SA teams elevated URC competition, says CEO: ‘We couldn’t have scripted it any better’

Evan Roos. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

Evan Roos. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

  • South Africa’s participation in the United Rugby Championship has elevated the former Celtic League’s competitive value, according to URC CEO Martin Anayi.
  • Dissenting voices from Stuart Barnes to Clive Woodward have pushed back at SA’s European migration.
  • Rumblings are that the Six Nations will welcome the Springboks next, which some have opposed.

Despite vehement initial opposition from some sections in Europe, South Africa’s participation in the United Rugby Championship (URC) has elevated the former Celtic League’s competitive value, according to URC CEO Martin Anayi.

Dissenting voices from Stuart Barnes to Clive Woodward have pushed back at SA’s European migration, which started with the former PRO 14 and has extended into the URC and European Champions and Challenge Cup.

Rumblings are that the Six Nations will welcome the Springboks next.

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“Our teams had played against the Cheetahs and Southern Kings already in the PRO14 as it w

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