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
11 10 1 0 180 152 46
2
Scarlets
11 5 6 0 175 0 25
3
Cardiff
12 6 6 0 203 -29 26
4
Connacht
10 5 4 1 197 31 28
5
Dragons
10 3 6 1 223 -75 16
6
Zebre
11 3 8 0 355 -198 13
7
Benetton
10 0 9 1 231 -86 6
8
Ospreys
10 5 5 0 197 -8 22
9
Leinster
9 8 1 0 123 208 41
10
Glasgow
10 3 7 0 222 -45 15
11
Munster
10 8 1 1 156 108 39
12
Edinburgh
10 4 6 0 223 -58 19

Conference A
Pos Team PL W L D PA DIFF PTS
1
Zebre
11 3 8 0 355 -198 13
2
Leinster
9 8 1 0 123 208 41
3
Ospreys
10 5 5 0 197 -8 22
4
Cardiff
12 6 6 0 203 -29 26
5
Dragons
10 3 6 1 223 -75 16
6
Ulster
11 10 1 0 180 152 46

Conference B
Pos Team PL W L D PA DIFF PTS
1
Munster
10 8 1 1 156 108 39
2
Edinburgh
10 4 6 0 223 -58 19
3
Benetton
10 0 9 1 231 -86 6
4
Connacht
10 5 4 1 197 31 28
5
Scarlets
11 5 6 0 175 0 25
6
Benetton
10 0 9 1 231 -86 6

FIXTURES

Connacht

24 Jan | The Sportsground, Galway (Ireland)

17:00

Ospreys

Benetton

30 Jan | Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Treviso (Italy)

19:00

Munster

Scarlets

30 Jan | Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli (Wales)

21:35

Leinster

RESULTS

23 Jan|Thomond Park, Limerick (Ireland)

Munster

-

Leinster

23 Jan|Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi (Italy)

Zebre

10 - 26

Edinburgh

16 Jan|Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow (Scotland)

Glasgow

23 - 22

Edinburgh

Tournaments

Match report

Vodacom Bulls book Carling Currie Cup home final

The Vodacom Bulls overcame an early second-half fightback by the Xerox Lions in their Carling Currie Cup semi-final at their fortress, Loftus Versfeld, on Saturday for a 26-21 win, which earned them their first home final in the competition since 2009.

Match report

Cell C Sharks edge DHL WP in Cape Town

The Cell C Sharks will travel to Pretoria for the Carling Currie Cup final next weekend after beating DHL Western Province by 19-9 in a tightly-contested semi-final at DHL Newlands on Saturday afternoon, with a superb defensive display securing the Durbanites the victory.

News

Munster's Van Graan faces biggest challenge yet

Munster coach Johann van Graan has achieved a lot since making Limerick his home, but one thing has eluded him up until now – a win against defending Guinness PRO14 champions Leinster.

Team announcement

Kolisi back to lead DHL WP in Cape Town semi-final

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi is back to lead DHL Western Province in their Carling Currie Cup semi-final against the Cell C Sharks in Cape Town on Saturday.

Team announcement

Du Toit back to anchor Cell C Sharks’ scrum

Springbok prop Thomas du Toit is back from a few weeks on the sideline and will anchor the Cell C Sharks’ scrum in their Carling Currie Cup semi-final against DHL Western Province in Cape Town on Saturday.