United Rugby Championship Round 12 Recap - Lions Roar, Champs Back On Track
2024/04/01

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Round 12 of the BKT United Rugby Championship brought about a significant change in the overall standings, with only six rounds remaining before the quarterfinals. The top four teams have now created a four-point gap between themselves and the chasing pack, but this lead is far from secure with some tough matches on the horizon.

Instead of speculating about what lies ahead, let's reflect on the key highlights from round 12. The Lions managed to secure an impressive victory over Connacht in Galway, despite being reduced to 14 men early in the game. The South African side showed great resilience and determination to secure a 38-14 bonus point win, proving their playoff credentials.

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Meanwhile, reigning champions Munster are gaining momentum at the right time, with three consecutive bonus point wins propelling them back into the top four. Benetton, on the other hand, have hit a rough patch with three consecutive losses, dropping them out of the playoff spots.

The Stormers, on the other hand, have made a strong comeback after a tough start to the season. Currently in fifth place, they have a favorable run of fixtures ahead, with the potential to secure bonus point wins and re-enter the playoff race. Their running rugby style, combined with the return of their Springbok stars, has been key to their resurgence.

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