Bulls star Cameron Hanekom scores a try in URC South African star

Bulls star Cameron Hanekom scores a try in the URC. @BlueBullsRugby via X.

URC: South African team sheets, kick-off times

Check out some key match information as the South African teams head into a crucial round of the URC tournament this weekend.

Bulls star Cameron Hanekom scores a try in URC South African star

Bulls star Cameron Hanekom scores a try in the URC. @BlueBullsRugby via X.

The United Rugby Championship (URC) returns to action this weekend as the pressure mounts with only five rounds remaining before the quarter-finals, and the South African sides certainly have plenty to play for.

The Sharks will be the first team to take the field when they meet the Glasgow Warriors in Scotland on Friday, while three matches will play out in South Africa on Saturday. The Lions will first host Leinster in Johannesburg, the Bulls then lock horns with Munster in Pretoria before the Stormers welcome the Ospreys to Cape Town.

Among the domestic teams, the Bulls are pole position on the standings in third place with 45 points – nine points behind log leaders Leinster – with the fifth-placed Stormers trailing their counterparts by six points.

The Lions are in 11th spot, only one point behind the eighth-placed Ulster, with 34 points. All three sides will have their sights set on finishing in the best position as round 14 concludes this weekend.

You can see all the South African teams selected for this round of URC action below:

Stormers — 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Suleiman Hartzenberg, 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 Dan du Plessis, 11 Ben Loader, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Stefan Ungerer, 8 Evan Roos, 7 Hacjivah Dayimani, 6 Nama Xaba, 5 Gary Porter, 4 Adre Smith, 3 Frans Malherbe (c), 2 JJ Kotze, 1 Brok Harris.
Subs: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Kwenzo Blose, 18 Sazi Sandi, 19 Ruben van Heerden, 20 Willie Engelbrecht, 21 Marcel Theunissen, 22 Paul de Wet, 23 Damian Willemse.

Bulls — 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Sebastian de Klerk, 13 Canan Moodie, 12 David Kriel, 11 Kurt-Lee Arendse, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Embrose Papier, 8 Elrigh Louw (c), 7 Reinhardt Ludwig, 6 Cameron Hanekom, 5 JF van Heerden, 4 Ruan Vermaak, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Johan Grobbelaar, 1 Gerhard Steenekamp.
Subs: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 Simphiwe Matanzima, 18 Mornay Smith, 19 Janko Swanepoel, 20 Mpilo Gumede, 21 Zak Burger, 22 Chris Smith, 23 Devon Williams.

Sharks – 15 Boeta Chamberlain, 14 Eduan Keyter, 13 Murray Koster, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Grant Williams, 8 Nick Hatton, 7 Lappies Labuschagne, 6 Tino Mavesere, 5 Gerbrandt Grobler, 4 Corne Rahl, 3 Hanro Jacobs, 2 Dan Jooste, 1 Ntuthuko Mchunu.
Subs: 16 Fez Mbatha, 17 Khwezi Mona, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Emile van Heerden, 20.Vincent Tshituka, 21 Cameron Wright, 22 Siya Masuku, 23 Ethan Hooker.

Lions — 15 Quan Horn, 14 Richard Kriel, 13 Erich Cronje, 12 Marius Louw (c), 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, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 PJ Jacobs, 1 Morgan Naude.
Subs: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 JP Smith, 18 Asenathi Ntlabakanye, 19 Reinhard Nothnagel, 20 Sibusiso Sangweni, 21 Nico Steyn, 22 Jordan Hendrikse, 23 Henco van Wyk.

Match information:

Glasgow Warriors v Sharks
Date: Friday, 19 April
Venue: Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow
Referee: Federico Vedovelli
SA Time: 20h35
TV: SuperSport

Lions v Leinster
Date: Saturday, 20 April
Venue: Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg
Referee: Gianluca Gnecchi
SA Time: 15h00
TV: SuperSport

Bulls v Munster
Date: Saturday, 20 April
Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Referee: Adam Jones
SA Time: 17h05
TV: SuperSport

Stormers v Ospreys
Date: Saturday, 20 April
Venue: DHL Stadium, Cape Town
Referee: Andrew Brace
SA Time: 19h15
TV: SuperSport