Outside the Lions’ shock win over Leinster, the weekend was a poor one for the local teams but it did reaffirm the decision to switch to the northern hemisphere and the United Rugby Championship (URC) was the right one. And not just for SA.

Yes, it has turned out that there are major logistical problems to be overcome. Travel and touring was easier during the Super Rugby era, even though overcoming the disadvantages posed by travel was one of the reasons for the switch to the easier time zones...

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