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 2019-2020 table
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Leinster
15 15 0 0 531 216 315 74 28 69
2
Edinburgh
15 11 4 0 391 225 166 47 27 51
3
Munster
15 10 5 0 426 255 171 53 26 51
4
Scarlets
15 10 5 0 354 274 80 46 34 47
5
Ulster
15 8 6 1 385 306 79 50 40 44
6
Connacht
15 8 7 0 302 360 -58 41 48 40
7
Glasgow
15 8 7 0 364 329 35 53 42 38
8
Benetton
15 6 8 1 309 350 -41 39 45 36
9
Cardiff
15 7 8 0 283 327 -44 30 38 33
10
Cheetahs
13 6 7 0 342 275 67 48 32 32
11
Dragons
15 5 9 1 283 415 -132 35 53 24
12
Zebre
15 3 11 1 230 399 -169 29 56 21
13
Ospreys
15 2 11 2 205 375 -170 21 45 17
14
Kings
13 1 12 0 199 498 -299 23 75 7

Conference A
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Leinster
15 15 0 0 531 216 315 74 28 69
2
Ulster
15 8 6 1 385 306 79 50 40 44
3
Glasgow
15 8 7 0 364 329 35 53 42 38
4
Cheetahs
13 6 7 0 342 275 67 48 32 32
5
Dragons
15 5 9 1 283 415 -132 35 53 24
6
Zebre
15 3 11 1 230 399 -169 29 56 21
7
Ospreys
15 2 11 2 205 375 -170 21 45 17

Conference B
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Edinburgh
15 11 4 0 391 225 166 47 27 51
2
Munster
15 10 5 0 426 255 171 53 26 51
3
Scarlets
15 10 5 0 354 274 80 46 34 47
4
Connacht
15 8 7 0 302 360 -58 41 48 40
5
Benetton
15 6 8 1 309 350 -41 39 45 36
6
Cardiff
15 7 8 0 283 327 -44 30 38 33
7
Kings
13 1 12 0 199 498 -299 23 75 7

There are currently no fixtures available.

RESULTS

12 Sep|Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Leinster

27 - 5

Ulster

05 Sep|Murrayfield, Edinburgh (Scotland)

Edinburgh

19 - 22

Ulster

04 Sep|Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Leinster

13 - 3

Munster

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