South African teams set to play in European Champions Cup next year

  • United Rugby Championship, with South Africa, replaces Pro14
  • Scrum-half Faf de Klerk: ‘A real step forward for our rugby’

South African teams will be able to take part in the European Champions Cup as early as next year following the launch of the United Rugby Championship in place of the Pro14.

The Bulls, Lions, Sharks and Stormers will join 12 teams from Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales in the revamped URC next season with at least one of the former Super Rugby franchises guaranteed to qualify for Europe’s elite competition for the 2022-23 campaign.

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