URC live scores Lions vs Stormers

Quan Horn of the Lions on the attack during the United Rugby Championship 2022/23 match between Stormers and Lions held at Cape Town Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa on 31 December 2022 ©Shaun Roy/BackpagePix

URC LAST LAP: Permutations, teams, kick-off times

Bonus points and even in some cases points differential will be chased hard as the 2023/2024 regular season comes to a tense and exciting conclusion in the deciding final round of competition this weekend.

URC live scores Lions vs Stormers

Quan Horn of the Lions on the attack during the United Rugby Championship 2022/23 match between Stormers and Lions held at Cape Town Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa on 31 December 2022 ©Shaun Roy/BackpagePix

There is much more than just bragging rights on the line in the two local South Africa URC derbies in Cape Town and Durban ob Saturday afternoon.

SHARKS VS BULLS

URC Permutation:

A win for the second-placed Bulls over the Sharks and a Munster loss will give them first place. If they lose in Durban, and Munster, Leinster, and Glasgow win, they will finish fourth.

Teams for URC final round:

Sharks — 15 Aphelele Fassi, 14 Werner Kok, 13 Ethan Hooker, 12 Francois Venter (captain), 11 Eduan Keyter, 10 Siya Masuku, 9 Cameron Wright, 8 Phepsi Buthelezi, 7 Vincent Tshituka, 6 James Venter, 5 Gerbrandt Grobler, 4 Corne Rahl, 3 Vincent Koch, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Ox Nche.
Subs: 16 Fez Mbatha, 17 Ntuthuko Mchunu, 18 Khwezi Mona, 19 Lappies Labuschagne, 20 Dylan Richardson, 21 Bradley Davids, 22 Boeta Chamberlain, 23 Diego Appollis

Bulls — 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Canan Moodie, 13 David Kriel, 12 Harold Vorster, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Kurt-Lee Arendse, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Embrose Papier, 8 Cameron Hanekom, 7 Elrigh Louw, 6 Marco van Staden, 5 Ruan Nortje (captain), 4 Ruan Vermaak, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Johan Grobbelaar, 1 Gerhard Steenekamp.
Subs: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 Simphiwe Matanzima, 18 Francois Klopper, 19 Reinhardt Ludwig, 20 Nizaam Carr, 21 Keagan Johannes, 22 Chris Smith, 23 Sebastian de Klerk.

URC Match Info:

Venue: Kings Park, Durban
Kick-off time: 16:10

STORMERS VS LIONS

URC Permutation:

The highest the inaugural champion Stormers and twice finalists can end is where they are now, and because they have won more games than the chasing teams, the lowest they can end is seventh.

The Johannesburg-based Lions need to win with a bonus point against the Stormers. They have fewer wins than the Stormers so even if they do get five and the Stormers none, the Stormers will finish ahead of them as they will have the same number of points. A loss will see the Lions ruled out as they have fewer wins than the two sides currently tied with them on 49, Edinburgh and Benetton.

Teams for URC final round:

Stormers — 15 Sacha Feinberg-Mngomezulu, 14 Suleiman Hartzenberg, 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 Dan du Plessis, 11 Angelo Davids, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Hacjivah Dayimani, 7 Ben-Jason Dixon, 6 Evan Roos, 5 Ruben van Heerden, 4 Salmaan Moerat (captain), 3 Neethling Fouche, 2 Andre-Hugo Venter, 1 Sti Sithole
Subs: 16 Joseph Dweba, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Frans Malherbe, 19 Adre Smith, 20 Marcel Theunissen, 21 Stefan Ungerer, 22 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 23 Ben Loader

Lions — 15 Quan Horn, 14 Rabz Maxwane, 13 Erich Cronje, 12 Jordan Hendrikse, 11 Edwill van der Merwe, 10 Sanele Nohamba, 9 Morne van den Berg, 8 Francke Horn, 7 Emmanuel Tshituka, 6 JC Pretorius, 5 Ruan Delport, 4 Willem Alberts (captain), 3 Asenathi Ntlabakanye, 2 PJ Botha, 1 Morgan Naude.
Subs: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 JP Smith, 18 Ruan Dreyer, 19 Etienne Oosthuizen, 20 Reinhard Nothnagel, 21 Izan Eseterhuizen, 22 Marius Louw, 23 Gianni Lombard.

URC Match Info:

Venue: DHL Stadium, Cape Town
Kick-off time: 13:45

ALL URC PERMUTATIONS FOR ROUND 18

URC permutations for final round robin fixtures 2024
All the URC permutations for round 18. Image: Supplied.