**There has been plenty of transfer activity in the build-up to the inaugural United Rugby Championship.**\n\nHere, we take a look five deals that caught the eye ahead of the new campaign. \n\n## **Rhyno Smith (Benetton)** \n\nThe addition of Smith was seen as a bit of a coup for Benetton. \n\nThe South African can play across the back three and has previous experience of PRO14 rugby having arrived in Treviso from the Toyota Cheetahs. \n\nHe was the competition’s leading try-scorer with the Cheetahs in the 2019-20 season with 10 and was also second for clean breaks, defenders beaten and metres gained, highlighting his value as an attacking threat. \n\nIf Benetton are to build on their shock Rainbow Cup victory at the end of last season, getting the best out of Smith - who will help fill the gap left by the departure of Jayden Hayward - could be key to their hopes.