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The Sharks in URC action. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

URC: Sharks fixtures for new season

Here is a comprehensive list of the Sharks’ fixtures for the 2023/24 United Rugby Championship campaign.

Sharks URC

The Sharks in URC action. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

The Sharks will open their 2023/24 URC campaign with two challenging away clashes against defending champions Munster and Leinster in Ireland respectively.

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Yes that’s right, the Sharks will kick start their URC championship bid with an arduous four-match tour of Europe, where they will play Munster and Leinster in the opening two games, followed by clashes against the Ospreys and Zebre.

Upon their return to Durban, they’ll play two home games against Connacht and the Dragons, before their first derby of the season against the Bulls at Loftus.

The Sharks will debut in the Challenge Cup in mid-December, and are scheduled for URC action again in January, while fans can expect blockbuster festive showdowns in with the Lions and Stormers, respectively.

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R1 – Saturday, 21 October, 6:15pm
v Munster (A)

R2 – Saturday, 28 October, 5:55pm
v Leinster (A)

R3 – Friday, 3 November, 9:35pm
v Ospreys (A)

R4 – Friday, 10 November, 7:30pm
v Zebre (A)

R5 – Saturday, 18 November, 5pm
v Connacht (H)

R6 – Saturday, 25 November, 7:05pm
v Dragons (H)

R7 – Saturday, 2 December, 3pm
v Bulls (A)

Challenge Cup R1 – 8/9/10 December

Challenge Cup R2 – 15/16/17 December

R8 – Saturday, 23 December, 5pm
v Lions (H)

R9 – Saturday, 30 December 7pm
v Stormers (A)

Challenge Cup R3 – 12/13/14 January

Challenge Cup R4 – 19/20/21 January

R10 – Saturday, 17 February, 5:05pm
v Stormers (H)

R11 – Saturday, 2 March, 3pm
v Lions (A)

R12 – Saturday, 23 March, 3pm
v Ulster (H)

R13 – Saturday, 30 March 3pm
v Edinburgh (H)

R14 – Friday, 19 April, 8:35pm
v Glasgow (A)

R15 – Friday, 26 April, 8:35pm
v Scarlets (A)

R16 – Saturday, 11 May, 4:05pm
v Benetton (H)

R17 – Saturday, 18 May, 6:15pm
v Cardiff (H)

R18 – Saturday, 1 June, 4:05pm
v Bulls (H)

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The Sharks' 2023/24 URC fixtures part 1.
The Sharks’ 2023/24 URC fixtures part 1. Photo: Sharks via Twitter.
The Sharks' 2023/24 URC fixtures part 2
The Sharks’ 2023/24 URC fixtures part 2. Photo: Sharks via Twitter.