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Home ground advantage for Stormers, Bulls but Sharks fancy their ...

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Home ground advantage for Stormers, Bulls but Sharks fancy their chances

The United Rugby Championship quarters lineup is confirmed but SA qualifiers will have a hint of unease

Sports reporter

The Stormers will host Edinburgh and the Bulls host the Sharks in the quarterfinals of the United Rugby Championship (URC) next month.

That was the upshot of a thrilling final round of league matches completed on Friday and Saturday as the lineup for the knockout stages waa confirmed. The Stormers, who finished second on the points table after Munster were downed by Leinster’s reserve team in Dublin, will host their quarterfinal as well a semifinal should they beat Edinburgh.

They will fancy their chances on home soil against the Scottish outfit. When the teams met earlier in the campaign they played to a 20-20 draw in Edinburgh last October. The Stormers are a vastly improved side from the one that travelled to the Scottish capital, though one could make the same argument for Mike Blair’s team...

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