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Try-orgy in our URC derbies … it's mostly good news

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Stormers wing Seabelo Senatla scores against the Bulls. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)
Stormers wing Seabelo Senatla scores against the Bulls. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)

Nineteen tries across the two South African derbies as the United Rugby Championship resumed on our shores at the weekend: it was almost like a flashback to the attack-minded heyday of Super Rugby.

There will always be cynics and killjoys wailing “so what happened to defences?” under such circumstances, and possibly not without some validity.

Yet the fact remains that the attractive fare was triggered by an unexpectedly high tempo and pleasingly daring, ambitious spirit to both the Lions v Sharks and Bulls v Stormers tussles, considering the mid-summer heat and that all four sides were coming off a break of several weeks.

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