About

GUINNESS PRO14

South Africa joined the Guinness Pro14 tournament in August 2017 with two teams, the Toyota Cheetahs and Isuzu Southern Kings. The Guinness Pro14 is one of the three major professional leagues in Europe and is run by Celtic Rugby Limited, an Irish private company based in Dublin. Club sides from Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales also take part in this competition.

The history

Known as the Celtic League at its inception in 1999, the tournament has progressively grown to include more teams. In 2011 it was renamed as the Pro 12 to reflect the inclusion of teams outside the Celtic nations. The tournament was expanded from 12 to 14 teams in 2017, with two South African teams joining the league. A sponsorship deal with Guinness was signed at the beginning of the 2014/15 season, hence the name Guinness Pro 14.

Guinness PRO14 2020-2021 table
Pos Team PL W L D PA DIFF PTS
1
Ulster
2 2 0 0 36 23 9
2
Leinster
2 2 0 0 30 42 9
3
Cardiff
2 2 0 0 13 32 8
4
Munster
2 2 0 0 50 5 8
5
Dragons
2 1 1 0 53 -22 5
6
Glasgow
2 1 1 0 35 9 5
7
Connacht
2 1 1 0 53 -18 4
8
Ospreys
2 1 1 0 34 3 4
9
Scarlets
2 0 2 0 50 -16 1
10
Edinburgh
2 0 2 0 50 -17 1
11
Zebre
2 0 2 0 42 -18 0
12
Benetton
2 0 2 0 72 -23 0

FIXTURES

Leinster

23 Oct | RDS Arena, Dublin

20:35

Zebre

Benetton

23 Oct | Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Treviso (Italy)

21:15

Scarlets

Ospreys

24 Oct | Liberty Stadium, Swansea (Wales)

18:30

Glasgow

RESULTS

11 Oct|Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow (Scotland)

Glasgow

20 - 7

Scarlets

10 Oct|Rodney Parade, Newport (Wales)

Cardiff

29 - 7

Connacht

10 Oct|Thomond Park, Limerick (Ireland)

Munster

25 - 23

Edinburgh

Tournaments

Tournament news

Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked Review - Round 2

The DHL Stormers grabbed a comeback win over the Emirates Lions; Fouche steered the Phakisa Pumas to victory in Kimberley and the Toyota Cheetahs held on for a tight win over the Vodacom Bulls.

Match report

Vodacom Blue Bulls qualify for U21 Final after 10-try romp

The Vodacom Blue Bulls were in rampant form as they scored 10 tries to book their spot in the SA Rugby Under-21 Championship Final with an impressive 72-26 win over the Cell C Sharks at Emirates Airline Park on Sunday.

Match report

DHL Stormers grab comeback win over Emirates Lions

The DHL Stormers delivered an improved second half performance to grab a 23-17 comeback win over the Emirates Lions in their second round Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked match at DHL Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday evening.

Match report

Fouche steers Phakisa Pumas to victory in Kimberley

Phakisa Pumas flyhalf Eddie Fouche delivered a superb individual performance to steer his team to a 27-21 victory over Tafel Lager Griquas in Kimberley on Saturday in their round two Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked clash.

Match report

Toyota Cheetahs hold on for tight win over Vodacom Bulls

The Toyota Cheetahs battled their way to a close-fought 19-17 win over the Vodacom Bulls in their second round Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked clash in Bloemfontein on Friday evening. The home side led 13-3 at halftime and managed to hang on for their second successive win of the competition.