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
11 5 5 1 223 25 29
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
11 6 5 0 217 -2 27
9
Leinster
10 9 1 0 133 211 45
10
Glasgow
10 3 7 0 222 -45 15
11
Munster
11 8 2 1 169 105 40
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
10 9 1 0 133 211 45
3
Ospreys
11 6 5 0 217 -2 27
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
11 8 2 1 169 105 40
2
Edinburgh
10 4 6 0 223 -58 19
3
Benetton
10 0 9 1 231 -86 6
4
Connacht
11 5 5 1 223 25 29
5
Scarlets
11 5 6 0 175 0 25
6
Benetton
10 0 9 1 231 -86 6

FIXTURES

Benetton

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

19:00

Munster

Scarlets

30 Jan | Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli (Wales)

21:35

Leinster

Dragons

05 Feb | Rodney Parade, Newport (Wales)

21:35

Connacht

RESULTS

24 Jan|The Sportsground, Galway (Ireland)

Connacht

20 - 26

Ospreys

23 Jan|Thomond Park, Limerick (Ireland)

Munster

10 - 13

Leinster

23 Jan|Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi (Italy)

Zebre

10 - 26

Edinburgh

Tournaments

Special feature

Two-all in Carling Currie Cup Finals

Saturday's Carling Currie Cup final in Pretoria will be the fifth between the Vodacom Bulls and Cell C Sharks, and the Durbanites third visit to Loftus Versfeld for a match of this magnitude. We look back at the previous four...

News

Peyper to referee fifth Carling Currie Cup final

Jaco Peyper will join a select group of referees who have taken charge of five Carling Currie Cup finals on Saturday when the Vodacom Bulls welcome the Cell C Sharks to Pretoria for the grand finale of South Africa’s flagship domestic competition.

News

Van Graan hurting after another loss against Leinster

Munster were left kicking themselves in the Guinness PRO14 on Saturday as they let an early 10-point lead slip away in their Irish derby against defending champions Leinster, which left coach Johann van Graan and his team bitterly disappointed.

Tournament news

Carling Currie Cup Review – Semi-finals

The Vodacom Bulls will host the Cell C Sharks in the first Carling Currie Cup final at Loftus Versfeld since 2009 after the teams held their nerve in testing semi-finals on Saturday to be the last sides standing.

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.