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
8 8 0 0 127 149 38
2
Scarlets
7 3 4 0 116 -7 16
3
Cardiff
8 3 5 0 144 -28 14
4
Connacht
7 3 2 2 111 22 19
5
Dragons
6 2 3 1 140 -50 11
6
Zebre
8 1 7 0 296 -195 5
7
Benetton
8 0 6 2 154 -56 7
8
Ospreys
7 3 4 0 158 -28 13
9
Leinster
7 7 0 0 79 204 35
10
Glasgow
7 2 5 0 167 -42 9
11
Munster
8 7 0 1 131 107 34
12
Edinburgh
7 2 5 0 183 -76 10

Conference A
Pos Team PL W L D PA DIFF PTS
1
Zebre
8 1 7 0 296 -195 5
2
Leinster
7 7 0 0 79 204 35
3
Ospreys
7 3 4 0 158 -28 13
4
Cardiff
8 3 5 0 144 -28 14
5
Dragons
6 2 3 1 140 -50 11
6
Ulster
8 8 0 0 127 149 38

Conference B
Pos Team PL W L D PA DIFF PTS
1
Munster
8 7 0 1 131 107 34
2
Edinburgh
7 2 5 0 183 -76 10
3
Benetton
8 0 6 2 154 -56 7
4
Connacht
7 3 2 2 111 22 19
5
Scarlets
7 3 4 0 116 -7 16
6
Benetton
8 0 6 2 154 -56 7

FIXTURES

Connacht

04 Dec | The Sportsground, Galway (Ireland)

21:35

Benetton

Glasgow

05 Dec | Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow (Scotland)

21:15

Dragons

Zebre

26 Dec | Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi (Italy)

13:00

Benetton

RESULTS

30 Nov|Thomond Park, Limerick (Ireland)

Munster

52 - 3

Zebre

30 Nov|Murrayfield, Edinburgh (Scotland)

Edinburgh

14 - 43

Ulster

29 Nov|Rodney Parade, Newport (Wales)

Cardiff

10 - 19

Glasgow

Tournaments

News

Ulster on top after Edinburgh rout

Ulster claimed the top spot in Conference A of the Guinness PRO14 on Monday as they delivered a dominant performance at Murrayfield to defeat Edinburgh 43-14.

Tournament news

Carling Currie Cup Review - Round 1

It was a weekend of high drama in the first round of the Carling Currie Cup as the Vodacom Bulls snatched a thrilling win over DHL Western Province, Xerox Lions got past Tafel Lager Griquas in a weather-affected clash and a free-scoring Cell C Sharks eased past Phakisa Pumas in Durban.

Match report

Xerox Lions get past Tafel Lager Griquas in weather-affected clash

The Xerox Lions squeezed a hard-fought 20-17 win out over hosts, Tafel Lager Griquas, in a weather-affected Carling Currie Cup Round One match in Kimberley on Saturday. The team from Jozi were handed the win when an approaching thunder storm forced the players off the field just five minutes into the second half and when the storm did not subside 30 minutes later, the match was called.

Match report

Vodacom Bulls snatch thrilling win over DHL Western Province

The Vodacom Bulls showed nerves of steel and massive character to defeat DHL Western Province 22-20 in their Carling Currie Cup round-one clash played at DHL Newlands on Saturday evening.

Preview

Carling Currie Cup Preview – Round 1

There will be a rejuvenated sense of energy this weekend as the local rugby season switches to the next chapter with the opening round of the Carling Currie Cup, with three matches to be broadcast live on SuperSport.