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The 2018–19 Pro14 (also known as the Guinness Pro14 for sponsorship reasons) is the eighteenth season of the professional rugby union competition originally known as the Celtic League. It is the second season to be referred to as the Pro14 (the competition was named the Pro12 immediately prior to the addition of two South African teams).[1][2]

2018–19 Pro14
CountriesIreland Ireland
Italy Italy
Scotland Scotland
South Africa South Africa
Wales Wales
Date31 August 2018 – 25 May 2019
Matches played70
Attendance492,704
(average 7,039 per match)
Highest attendance50,120
Leinster v Munster (6 October 2018)
Lowest attendance1,142
Kings v Leinster (4 November 2018)
Tries scored426
(average 6.1 per match)
Top point scorerSam Davies (Ospreys)
(59 points)
Top try scorerGeorge North (Ospreys)
(4 tries)
Official website
www.pro14rugby.org

Fourteen teams are competing in this season — four Irish teams: Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster; two Italian teams: Benetton and Zebre; two Scottish teams: Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors; two South African teams: Cheetahs and the Southern Kings; and four Welsh teams: Cardiff Blues, Dragons, Ospreys and Scarlets.

Leinster came into the new season as defending champions, having won the previous season's final at the Aviva Stadium to take their fifth title in the competition's various iterations and seal a domestic league and European Cup double, becoming only the sixth team to do so and the first from the Pro14.[3]

Contents

TeamsEdit

Location of 2018–19 Pro14 teams in Great Britain and Ireland.
Location of 2018–19 Pro14 teams in Italy
Location of 2018–19 Pro14 teams in South Africa
  Conference A;   Conference B.
Team Coach /
Director of Rugby
Captain Stadium/s Capacity
  Benetton   Kieran Crowley   Dean Budd Stadio Comunale di Monigo 6,700
  Cardiff Blues   John Mulvihill   Ellis Jenkins Cardiff Arms Park 12,125
  Cheetahs   Franco Smith   Oupa Mohojé Free State Stadium 48,000
  Connacht   Andy Friend   Jarrad Butler Galway Sportsgrounds 8,100
  Dragons   Bernard Jackman   Cory Hill Rodney Parade 8,700
  Edinburgh   Richard Cockerill   Stuart McInally BT Murrayfield Stadium 67,144[a]
  Glasgow Warriors   Dave Rennie   Callum Gibbins
  Ryan Wilson
Scotstoun Stadium 7,351
  Leinster   Leo Cullen   Jonathan Sexton RDS Arena
Aviva Stadium
18,500
51,700
  Munster   Johann van Graan   Peter O'Mahony Thomond Park
Irish Independent Park
25,600
8,008
  Ospreys   Allen Clarke   Justin Tipuric Brewery Field
Liberty Stadium
8,000[b]
20,827
  Scarlets   Wayne Pivac   Ken Owens Parc y Scarlets 14,870
  Southern Kings   Deon Davids   Mike Willemse Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
NMU Stadium
48,459
15,000
  Ulster   Dan McFarland   Rory Best Kingspan Stadium 18,196
  Zebre   Michael Bradley   Tommaso Castello Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi 5,000

FormatEdit

League Stage

The fourteen teams will be split into two conferences of seven teams, with each conference featuring two teams from Ireland and Wales plus one team from Italy, Scotland and South Africa.[5] The regular season will be made up of 21 rounds –

  • 6 home and 6 away games against each team in their own conference
  • 7 games, either home or away, against the teams in the other conference
  • 2 additional regional derbies[6][7]
    • Each Irish team will play the two Irish teams in the other conference, one at home and one away
    • Each Welsh team will play the two Welsh teams in the other conference, one at home and one away
    • Each Italian team will play the Italian team in the other conference twice, home and away
    • Each Scottish team will play the Scottish team in the other conference twice, home and away
    • Each South African team will play the South African team in the other conference twice, home and away

To ensure a competitive balance, the teams are distributed evenly between the conferences based upon their union ranking from the season before.[8]

League Play-Offs

The first-placed team in each conference are given a bye to the semi-finals with the second and third placed teams in each conference meeting in two quarter-finals for the two remaining semi-final places.[9]

Qualification For Champions Cup

The South African teams cannot compete in the European Rugby Champions Cup. The top three eligible European teams in each conference automatically qualified for following year's Champions Cup. The fourth ranked eligible team in each conference met in a play-off match with the winner taking the seventh Champions Cup place.

Team changesEdit

IrelandEdit

Connacht will come into the new season with a new head coach, after removing Kieran Keane from his position one year into a three-year deal.[10][11] Former Australia sevens coach Andy Friend was named as his replacement in May 2018, joining on a three-year contract.[12] The team will also have a new captain for the season, following the retirement of John Muldoon, record-holder for appearances both for Connacht and in the league.[13] In August 2018, Jarrad Butler was named as his replacement.[14]

Like Connacht, Leinster will have a new captain for the season. Isa Nacewa retired at the end of the 2017–18 season, after leading the province to an unprecedented Pro14-Champions Cup double.[15][16] The team's all-time leading scorer Jonathan Sexton was named as captain in August 2018, with Rhys Ruddock as his vice-captain.[17] The team will also have a new backs coach following the departure of Girvan Dempsey, who signed with English Premiership side Bath in May 2018.[18] Former player Felipe Contepomi was announced as his replacement in June 2018. He joins from the Argentine Rugby Union where he had been serving both as part of the coaching staff of Super Rugby side, the Jaguares, and as head coach of Argentina XV, the country's second tier international side.[19]

Munster will play in the league without their all-time leading try scorer Simon Zebo. It was announced in October 2017 that he would leave the province at the end of the 2017–18 season.,[20] with French Top 14 side Racing 92 later being confirmed as his next club.[21]

Following the departure of Les Kiss as the provinces director of rugby in January 2018,[22] Ulster confirmed in March 2018 that then-head coach Jono Gibbes would leave the province at the end of the season.[23] In April 2018, the province announced that Scotland forwards coach Dan McFarland would be their new head coach, with the former Connacht and Glasgow assistant signing a three-year contract.[24] However the Scottish Rugby Union have insisted that McFarland must serve the nine-month notice period in his contract before joining Ulster, which would leave the province without a head coach until January 2019.[25] Also joining the coaching staff is long-serving squad member and Ireland international Jared Payne, who was forced to retire in May 2018 due to a head injury suffered on the 2017 Lions tour. The province announced that he would serve as their new defence coach.[26] Banbridge head coach Daniel Soper was confirmed as Ulster's skills coach in June 2018.[27] In July 2018, it was announced that Ireland forwards coach Simon Easterby would work with the Ulster coaches on an interim basis ahead of McFarland's arrival.[28]

ItalyEdit

Having served as one of the team's co-captain's, Italy centre Tommaso Castello was named as the Zebre skipper for the season.[29] He had previously shared the captaincy with George Biagi.[30]

ScotlandEdit

After spending much of the previous two seasons playing in the 5,500-capacity Myreside Stadium, Edinburgh announced in February 2018 that they would be returning permanently to Murrayfield, their previous home.[31] Due to the stadium's larger size making it inappropriate for permanent use, the Scottish Rugby Union have announced plans to develop another, smaller ground with a capacity of 7,800 in the grounds of Murrayfield, on what are now training pitches.[32] It is estimated that the development will cost the Union in the region of £5 million.[33]

South AfricaEdit

The Cheetahs will have a new captain for the 2018–19 season. It was announced in March 2018 that incumbent captain Francois Venter would leave the team at the end of the season, joining English side Worcester Warriors.[34]

WalesEdit

Cardiff Blues confirmed in September 2017 that then-head coach Danny Wilson would leave the club at the end of the 2017–18 season,[35] with John Mulvihill being announced as their new head coach on a three-year contract in March 2018.[36] Also departing the club is the team's most-capped player, Taufaʻao Filise. The Tongan international prop made his last appearance for the region in the final of the 2017–18 Challenge Cup, before retiring.[37] In July 2018, Ellis Jenkins was named as the new team captain, replacing previous season's skipper Gethin Jenkins. Both players are also part of a 10-man "leadership group" within the squad.[38]

The Ospreys will be coached in the new season by Allen Clarke. He had started the previous season as the team's forwards coach, before being promoted to head coach on an interim basis in January 2018 following the sacking of Steve Tandy. In April 2018, it was announced that Clarke would take the job on a permanent basis and had signed a three-year contract.[39] For the first time in eight seasons, the side will come into the campaign with a new captain, with Justin Tipuric replacing Alun Wyn Jones in the role.[40]

This will be Wayne Pivac's final season in charge of the Scarlets, as it was announced in July 2018 that he will succeed Warren Gatland as Wales head coach. Pivac will take up the role following the 2019 World Cup.[41]

TableEdit

2018–19 Pro14 Table view · watch · edit · discuss
Conference A
Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TBP LBP PTS
1   Glasgow Warriors 10 8 0 2 319 199 +120 44 24 8 1 41
2   Munster 10 7 0 3 327 183 +144 47 23 6 0 34
3   Connacht 10 6 0 4 228 177 +51 27 24 3 3 30
4   Ospreys 10 6 0 4 234 212 +22 30 27 3 1 28
5   Cardiff Blues 10 4 0 6 239 212 +27 28 28 3 4 23
6   Cheetahs 10 2 1 7 214 322 −108 31 42 4 3 17
7   Zebre 10 3 0 7 133 274 −141 17 33 3 0 15
Conference B
Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TBP LBP PTS
1   Leinster 10 9 0 1 367 148 +219 51 18 7 1 44
2   Scarlets 10 6 0 4 279 235 +44 37 28 4 1 29
3   Ulster 10 6 1 3 213 243 –30 24 30 2 1 29
4   Benetton 10 4 0 6 205 239 −34 28 31 4 3 23
5   Edinburgh 10 4 0 6 207 256 −49 24 36 3 3 22
6   Dragons 10 3 0 7 156 292 −136 18 44 0 1 13
7   Southern Kings 10 1 0 9 200 329 −129 28 46 4 4 12
If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order -[42]
  1. number of matches won
  2. the difference between points for and points against
  3. the number of tries scored
  4. the most points scored
  5. the difference between tries for and tries against
  6. the fewest red cards received
  7. the fewest yellow cards received

Green background indicates teams that compete in the Pro14 play-offs, and also earn a place in the 2019–20 European Champions Cup
(excluding South African teams who are ineligible)

Blue background indicates teams outside the play-off places that earn a place in the 2019–20 European Champions Cup
Yellow background indicates the fourth-ranked eligible teams in each conference that play-off against each other for the seventh place in the 2019–20 European Champions Cup
Plain background indicates teams that earn a place in the 2019–20 European Rugby Challenge Cup.
(CH) Champions. (RU) Runners-up. (SF) Losing semi-finalists. (QF) Losing quarter-finalists. (PO) Champions Cup play-off winners.

Match summaryEdit

2018–19 Pro14 match summary watch · edit · discuss
Home / Away Conference A Conference B
BLU CHE CON GLA MUN OSP ZEB BEN DRA EDI KIN LEI SCA ULS
Conference A BLU 24–21 Rd 14 Rd 15 37–13 Rd 21 37-0 Rd 11 Rd 17 32–33 Rd 18
CHE 21–10 Rd 10 24–52 26-30 Rd 19 Rd 14 31-25 Rd 20 2 Feb 39–39
Rd 21
CON Rd 20 Rd 15 26–27 Rd 13 Rd 17 32–13 Rd 18 33-12 3–20 33–20 Rd 12
GLA 40-15 Rd 18 Rd 16 25–10 Rd 14 36–8 29–13 Rd 12 Rd 10 Rd 19
Rd 21
MUN Rd 19 38–0 Rd 21 25–24 49–13 Rd 18 Rd 10 Rd 15 Rd 12 64–7
OSP Rd 13 46–14 22–17 20-29 Rd 16 Rd 10 27–10 Rd 18 17–13 Rd 11 Rd 15
ZEB 26–24 Rd 13 Rd 19 Rd 17 7-32 8–22 Rd 11 34–16 32–16 Rd 15
Rd 21
Conference B BEN 27–25 Rd 13 Rd 20 Rd 12 Rd 16 Rd 17 28–5 3–31 Rd 15 10-15
DRA 15–23 Rd 14 Rd 12 16–5 17–21 18-12 27–22 Rd 10 Rd 21 Rd 17
EDI Rd 16 37–21 17–10 Rd 11 31–30 Rd 15 Rd 13 Rd 18 31-21 Rd 20
KIN 19 Jan 14-31 38–28 Rd 20 Rd 10 Rd 19 Rd 14 31-38 34–41 7–28
LEI Rd 17 Rd 11 Rd 20 30–22 52-7 Rd 19 52–10 31–7 Rd 16 Rd 14 Rd 13
SCA Rd 12 Rd 16 Rd 17 20–17 Rd 20 38–29 Rd 13 Rd 19 54–14 23–21 29-12
ULS Rd 10 15–22 Rd 11 Rd 16 Rd 14 36–18 30–29 Rd 18 Rd 21 15–13

Conference Rounds 1 to 21Edit

All times are local.

Round 1Edit

31 August 2018
19:35
(2 BP) Cardiff Blues   32–33   Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Lee-Lo (2) 10' m, 48' c
Harries (2) 37' c, 44' c
Con: Evans (3/4) 38', 46', 49'
Pen: Evans (2/2) 4', 70'
Report[43] Try: Tracy 26' m
B. Byrne (2) 52' m, 77' c
Gibson-Park 66' c
Con: R. Byrne (2/4) 67', 78'
Pen: R. Byrne (2/2) 21', 40'
McFadden (1/1) 32'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 9,284
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)
31 August 2018
19:35
Ospreys   17–13   Edinburgh (1 BP)
Try: North (2) 58' c, 68' c
Con: S. Davies (2/2) 59', 69'
Pen: Price (1/2) 32'
Report[44] Try: Kinghorn 75' c
Con: Van der Walt (1/1) 76'
Pen: Hickey (2/2) 30', 54'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 6,609
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)
31 August 2018
20:35
(1 BP) Zebre   32–16   Southern Kings
Try: Fabiani 4' c
Bellini 36' c
Tuivaiti 54' c
Tauyavuca 79' m
Con: Canna (3/4) 5', 37', 56'
Pen: Canna (2/2) 14', 67'
Report[45] Try: Botha 15' c
Con: Banda (1/1) 16'
Pen: Banda (3/3) 49', 52', 59'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)
1 September 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Connacht   26–27   Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Kelleher 14' c
Bealham 21' c
Con: J. Carty (2/2) 16', 22'
Pen: J. Carty (4/5) 11', 34', 40', 42'
Report[46] Try: Seymour 1' m
Turner 17' c
Wilson 31' m
Ashe 64' c
Con: P. Horne (1/3) 18'
Hogg (1/1) 65'
Drop: Hogg (1/1) 73'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 5,329
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)
1 September 2018
17:15
(1 BP) Munster   38–0   Cheetahs
Try: R. Scannell 15' m
Kilcoyne 30' c
O'Donnell 52' m
Hanrahan 65' c
O'Callaghan 70' c
Sweetnam 72' c
Con: Hanrahan (4/6) 31', 66', 71', 73'
Report[47]
Thomond Park
Attendance: 12,265
Referee: Dan Jones (WRU)
1 September 2018
17:15
Ulster   15–13   Scarlets (1 BP)
Pen: Cooney (5/7) 12', 16', 24', 58', 79'
Report[48] Try: Patchell 6' c
Con: Patchell (1/1) 7'
Pen: D. Jones (2/2) 54', 61'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 11,882
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
1 September 2018
19:35
(1 BP) Dragons   17–21   Benetton
Try: Howells 1' c
R. Williams 74' c
Con: Henson (1/1) 1'
Lewis (1/1) 74'
Pen: Henson (1/1) 44'
Report[49] Try: Zanni (2) 5' m, 55' m
Steyn 51' m
Pen: Allan (2/2) 28', 32'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,613
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)

Round 2Edit

7 September 2018
19:35
Glasgow Warriors   25–10   Munster
Try: Gibbins 22' m
Hogg 28' c
Ashe 36' c
Con: Hogg (2/2) 29', 36'
Pen: Horne (1/2) 14'
Hogg (1/1) 72'
Report[50] Try: Marshall 69' c
Con: Carbery (1/1) 70'
Pen: Hanrahan (1/1) 43'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,351
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
7 September 2018
19:35
Ulster   30–29   Edinburgh (1 BP)
Try: Addison 53' c
Cooney 60' c
Gilroy 67' c
Con: Cooney (3/3) 54', 62', 69'
Pen: Cooney (3/3) 20', 26', 81'
Report[51] Try: Brown 14' c
Johnstone 46' c
Con: Hickey (2/2) 15', 48'
Pen: Hickey (5/5) 3', 9', 22', 56', 79'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 11,994
Referee: Stuart Berry (SARU)
8 September 2018
15:00
Dragons   27–22   Southern Kings (2 BP)
Try: Griffiths 3' c
Wainwright 13' c
Lewis 66' c
Con: Lewis (3/3) 4', 14', 67'
Pen: Lewis (2/4) 21', 62'
Report[52] Try: Willemse 27' m
Basson 30' m
Masimla 55' c
Penxe 79' m
Con: Banda (1/4) 56'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,012
Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU)
8 September 2018
17:15
(1 BP) Connacht   32–13   Zebre
Try: Boyle (2) 8' c, 20' c
Blade 47' m
Griffin 59' m
Adeolokun 69' m
Con: J. Carty (2/5) 8', 21'
Pen: J. Carty (1/2) 2'
Report[53] Try: Bisegni 78' c
Con: Brummer (1/1) 78'
Pen: Canna (2/2) 25', 52'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 4,056
Referee: Lloyd Linton (SRU)
8 September 2018
17:30
(1 BP) Ospreys   46–14   Cheetahs
Try: A. Jones (2) 7' c, 77' m
Otten 27' c
North 36' m
Jeffries 58' c
Tipuric (2) 62' c, 72' m
Con: S. Davies (4/7) 8', 27', 59', 63'
Pen: S. Davies (1/1) 40'
Report[54] Try: Wiese 17' c
Maxwane 69' c
Con: Schoeman (2/2) 18', 69'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 6,155
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
8 September 2018
19:35
Scarlets   23–21   Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Owens 11' c
G. Davies 68' c
Con: Halfpenny (2/2) 12', 69'
Pen: Halfpenny (3/3) 34', 50', 63'
Report[55] Try: McFadden 24' c
Lowe 42' c
Ruddock 74' c
Con: R. Byrne (3/3) 25', 43', 74'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 7,258
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)
8 September 2018
20:35
Benetton   27–25   Cardiff Blues (1 BP)
Try: Allan 28' c
Steyn 50' c
Ioane 80+3' c
Con: Allan (3/3) 28', 51', 80+4'
Pen: Allan (2/4) 11', 54'
Report[56] Try: Penalty try 33'
Pen: Evans (3/5) 20', 37', 41'
Anscombe (3/3) 57', 68', 72'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 2,400
Referee: Sean Gallagher (IRFU)

Round 3Edit

14 September 2018
19:35
Edinburgh   17–10   Connacht (1 BP)
Try: Van der Merwe 25' c
Schoeman 55' c
Con: Van der Walt (2/2) 26', 55'
Pen: Van der Walt (1/1) 41'
Report[57] Try: Adeolokun 61' c
Con: J. Carty (1/1) 62'
Pen: J. Carty (1/1) 75'
BT Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 5,239
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)
14 September 2018
19:35
(1 BP) Munster   49–13   Ospreys
Try: Penalty try 15'
Carbery 21' c
J. Cronin 27' c
Marshall (2) 41' c, 42' c
Botha 45' c
Sweetnam 62' c
Con: Carbery (5/5) 22', 28', 42', 43', 45'
Keatley (1/1) 63'
Report[58] Try: L. Morgan 60' c
Con: S. Davies (1/1) 61'
Pen: S. Davies (2/2) 20', 26'
Irish Independent Park
Attendance: 8,008
Referee: Stuart Berry (SARU)
15 September 2018
17:15
(1 BP) Leinster   52–10   Dragons
Try: Cronin 9' c
van der Flier 44' c
Gibson-Park (2) 45' c, 57' c
Larmour 48' c
Furlong 63' c
Fardy 76' c
Con: Sexton (6/6) 10', 45', 46', 49', 58', 64'
Reid (1/1) 77'
Pen: Sexton (1/1) 30'
Report[59] Try: J. Williams 59' c
Con: Robson (1/1) 60'
Pen: J. Lewis (1/1) 42'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 13,976
Referee: Quinton Immelman (SARU)
15 September 2018
17:15
(1 BP) Scarlets   38–29   Benetton (1 BP)
Try: G. Davies (2) 4' c, 34' m
Fonotia 11' m
McNicholl 59' c
Kennedy 63' c
Prydie 80' c
Con: Halfpenny (4/6) 4', 60', 64', 80'
Report[60] Try: Quaglio 9' c
Ferrari 14' c
Ioane 41' m
Allan 45' c
Con: Allan (3/4) 10', 16', 46'
Pen: Allan (1/2) 69'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 7,180
Referee: Sam Grove-White (SRU)
15 September 2018
19:30
(1 BP) Cheetahs   24–52   Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Small-Smith 8' m
Jaer (2) 11' c, 54' m
Lee 29' c
Con: Janse van Rensburg (1/1) 12'
Schoeman (1/3) 30'
Report[61] Try: Hastings 1' c
Price (2) 24' c, 45' c
Seymour 41' c
Van der Merwe 41' c
Gibbins 64' c
G. Horne 75' c
Con: Hastings (7/7) 2', 25', 42', 45', 51', 65', 76'
Pen: Hastings (1/1) 61'
Toyota Stadium
Attendance: 4,700
Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU)
15 September 2018
20:35
(1 BP) Zebre   26–24   Cardiff Blues (1 BP)
Try: Canna 14' c
Meyer 64' c
Brummer 71' c
Fabiani 78' m
Con: Canna (3/4) 16', 65', 72'
Report[62] Try: Robinson 1' c
Dacey 4' c
Anscombe 10' c
Con: Anscombe (3/3) 2', 5', 10'
Pen: Anscombe (1/2) 53'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)
16 September 2018
13:15
Southern Kings   7–28   Ulster
Try: Willemse 42' c
Con: Banda (1/1) 43'
Report[63] Try: Coetzee 60' c
Kernohan 66' m
A. Curtis 80' c
Con: Burns (1/2) 61'
Nelson (1/1) 80'
Pen: Cooney (3/3) 4', 9', 26'
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Attendance: 5,096
Referee: Lloyd Linton (SRU)

Round 4Edit

21 September 2018
19:15
(1 BP) Cheetahs   39–39   Ulster (1 BP)
Try: Olivier 1' c
Small-Smith 37' c
Dweba 52' m
Du Toit 63' c
Maxwane 74' c
Con: Schoeman (3/4) 2', 38', 64'
Fouché (1/1) 74'
Pen: Schoeman (1/1) 18'
Fouché (1/1) 78'
Report[64] Try: Shanahan (2) 3' c, 21' c
Stewart 67' m
Penalty try 73'
Speight 80' c
Con: Burns (3/4) 4', 22', 80'
Pen: Burns (2/2) 45', 55'
Toyota Stadium
Attendance: 5,063
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
21 September 2018
19:35
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues   37–13   Munster
Try: N. Williams 6' c
T. Williams (2) 16' c, 76' c
Halaholo 44' c
Con: Anscombe (4/4) 7', 17', 45', 77'
Pen: Anscombe (3/3) 52', 63', 70'
Report[65] Try: Conway (2) 10' m, 13' c
Pen: Carbery (1/1) 23'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 7,284
Referee: Quinton Immelman (SARU)
22 September 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Southern Kings   38–28   Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Penxe 5' c
Du Toit (2) 9' c, 71' c
Van Rooyen 18' c
Klaasen 52' c
Con: Banda (5/5) 6', 10', 18', 52', 72'
Pen: Banda (1/2) 40'
Report[66] Try: Grigg 59' c
Van der Merwe (2) 63' c, 80' c
Brown 76' c
NMU Stadium
Attendance: 3,160
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
22 September 2018
17:15
Connacht   33–20   Scarlets
Try: Farrell 4' c
Kelleher 25' c
Adeolokun 74' c
Con: J. Carty (3/3) 5', 26', 76'
Pen: J. Carty (4/4) 16', 40', 62', 69'
Report[67] Try: McNicholl 28' c
Prydie 71' c
Con: Halfpenny (1/1) 8'
Patchell (1/1) 71'
Pen: Halfpenny (2/2) 8', 20'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 5,839
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
22 September 2018
17:15
Dragons   16–5   Zebre
Try: Robson 13' m
Howells 40' m
Pen: Robson (1/2) 4'
J. Williams (1/1) 43'
Report[68] Try: Bellini 21' m
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,104
Referee: Joy Neville (IRFU)
22 September 2018
19:35
(1 BP) Leinster   31–7   Edinburgh
Try: McFadden 15' c
Lowe 37' m
Larmour 49' c
Sexton 63' c
Ringrose 78' m
Con: Sexton (3/4) 16', 50', 65'
Report[69] Try: Bradbury 44' c
Con: Van der Walt (1/1) 45'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 13,476
Referee: Dan Jones (WRU)
22 September 2018
19:35
Ospreys   27–10   Benetton
Try: D. Evans 32' c
Tipuric 43' c
S. Davies 71' c
Con: S. Davies (3/3) 33', 44', 72'
Pen: S. Davies (2/2) 12', 58'
Report[70] Try: Steyn 53' c
Con: McKinley (1/1) 55'
Pen: Rizzi (1/3) 22'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 6,405
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)

Round 5Edit

28 September 2018
19:35
Cardiff Blues   24–21   Cheetahs (1 BP)
Try: Lee-Lo 25' c
L. Williams 64' c
Robinson 69' c
Con: Anscombe (3/3) 26', 65', 70'
Pen: Anscombe (1/2) 38'
Report[71] Try: Steenkamp 18' c
Maxwane 49' c
van Rensburg 58' c
Con: Schoeman (3/3) 19', 50', 59'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 6,187
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)
28 September 2018
19:35
(1 BP) Edinburgh   31–30   Benetton (2 BP)
Try: Scott 17' c
van der Merwe 20' c
Kinghorn 34' c
Fife 47' c
Con: Hickey (4/4) 18', 21', 35', 49'
Pen: Hickey (1/2) 4'
Report[72] Try: Sperandio (3) 23' m, 51' m, 60' m
Fuser 40' c
Barbini 71' m
Con: Allan (1/3) 40'
Pen: Allan (1/1) 1'
BT Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 4,392
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)
29 September 2018
16:00
Zebre   8–22   Ospreys
Try: Tuivaiti 70' m
Pen: Canna (1/1) 35'
Report[73] Try: Morgan 13' c
Con: S. Davies (1/1) 13'
Pen: S. Davies (4/4) 2', 40', 54', 74'
Drop: S. Davies (1/1) 29'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU)
29 September 2018
17:15
Connacht   3–20   Leinster
Pen: J. Carty (1/1) 2'
Report[74] Try: Ringrose 40' c
Cronin 55' c
Con: Sexton (2/2) 41', 56'
Pen: Sexton (2/2) 34', 40'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 8,129
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)
29 September 2018
18:30
(1 BP) Scarlets   54–14   Southern Kings
Try: J. Davies (2) 9' c, 24' c
Asquith 15' c
Nicholas 42' c
Davis 58' c
Gardiner 65' m
S. Evans 72' c
Hardy 80' c
Con: Patchell (5/5) 10', 16', 24', 43', 59'
O'Brien (2/3) 74', 80'
Report[75] Try: Basson (2) 20' c, 33' c
Con: Banda (2/2) 21', 34'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 7,529
Referee: Sean Gallagher (IRFU)
29 September 2018
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors   29–13   Dragons
Try: Kebble 4' c
L. Jones (2) 37' m, 41' m
H. Jones 54' m
Dunbar 77' c
Con: Hastings (2/5) 5', 78'
Report[76] Try: Warren 45' c
Con: Lewis (1/1) 46'
Pen: Robson (2/2) 7', 20'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,135
Referee: Stuart Berry (SARU)
29 September 2018
19:35
(1 BP) Munster   64–7   Ulster
Try: Goggin (2) 5' c, 37' c
O'Donnell (2) 8' c, 30' m
O'Mahony 50' c
Carbery 62' c
Arnold 66' c
Earls 70' c
Wootton 77' c
Con: Carbery (5/6) 5', 9', 37', 51', 63'
Keatley (3/3) 67', 71', 78'
Pen: Carbery (1/1) 16'
Report[77] Try: Cave 46' c
Con: Burns (1/1) 47'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 13,907
Referee: Dan Jones (WRU)

Round 6Edit

5 October 2018
19:35
(1 BP) Edinburgh   37–21   Cheetahs
Try: Toolis 20' c
Graham 38' c
Mata 64' c
Ritchie 77' c
Con: Hickey (4/4) 21', 40', 65', 79'
Pen: Hickey (3/3) 4', 9', 52'
Report[78] Try: Lee 35' c
Maxwane (2) 42' c, 48' c
Con: Schoeman (3/3) 36', 44', 49'
BT Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 4,555
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
5 October 2018
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors   36–8   Zebre
Try: H. Jones 5' c
Turner 54' c
Peterson 63' c
G. Horne 65' c
P. Horne 75' m
Con: Hastings (4/5) 6', 56', 64', 66'
Pen: Hastings (1/1) 38'
Report[79] Try: Tauyavuca 34' m
Pen: Violi (1/1) 43'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,174
Referee: Quinton Immelman (SARU)
5 October 2018
19:35
Ulster   15–22   Connacht
Try: Stockdale 23' m
Timoney 79' c
Con: Cooney (1/2) 79'
Pen: Cooney (1/2) 52'
Report[80] Try: O'Halloran 5' c
Aki 72' m
Con: J. Carty (1/2) 6'
Pen: J. Carty (1/1) 67'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 13,109
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
6 October 2018
15:00
Scarlets   20–17   Ospreys (1 BP)
Try: McNicholl 15' c
Patchell 56' c
Con: Patchell (2/2) 16', 57'
Pen: Patchell (2/2) 40', 50'
Report[81] Try: Allen 29' c
North 32' m
Morgan 61' m
Con: S. Davies (1/3) 30'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 12,012
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)
6 October 2018
17:15
Dragons   15–23   Cardiff Blues
Try: Lewis 11' m
Rosser 18' c
Con: J. Williams (1/1) 19'
Pen: J. Williams (1/1) 57'
Report[82] Try: Lane (2) 30' m, 64' c
Dacey 60' m
Con: Anscombe (1/3) 65'
Pen: Anscombe (2/3) 46', 55'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 7,376
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)
6 October 2018
18:00
Leinster   30–22   Munster
Try: Lowe (2) 14' c, 44' c
Penalty try 10'
Con: Byrne (2/2) 15', 46'
Pen: Byrne (3/3) 32', 40', 69'
Report[83] Try: Beirne 19' m
Stander 27' c
Mathewson 66' c
Con: Carbery (2/3) 28', 67'
Pen: Carbery (1/1) 55'
Aviva Stadium
Attendance: 50,120
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
6 October 2018
20:00
(1 BP) Benetton   28–5   Southern Kings
Try: Bigi 3' c
Duvenage 16' c
Penalty try (2) 22', 51'
Con: Allan (2/2) 5', 17'
Report[84] Try: Penxe 30' m
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 2,200
Referee: Craig Evans (WRU)

Round 7Edit

26 October 2018
19:00
(2 BP) Southern Kings   34–41   Scarlets (1 BP)
Try: Banda 1' c
Penxe 21' c
H. Klaasen 48' c
Basson 54' c
Con: Banda (4/4) 2', 22', 49', 55'
Pen: Banda (2/2) 12', 33'
Report[85] Try: D. Hughes 27' c
Boyde 39' m
Nicholas 41' c
Kruger 62' c
Hardy 72' c
T. Davies 77' m
Con: D. Jones (4/6) 28', 42', 63', 73'
Pen: D. Jones (1/1) 16'
NMU Stadium
Attendance: 2,473
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)
26 October 2018
20:00
(1 BP) Zebre   34–16   Edinburgh
Try: Sisi 41' c
Di Giulio 54' c
Canna 72' c
Castello 80' c
Con: Canna (4/4) 42', 55', 72', 80'
Pen: Canna (2/2) 38', 49'
Report[86] Try: Graham 20' c
Con: Hickey (1/1) 22'
Pen: Hickey (3/4) 6', 27', 45'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
26 October 2018
19:55
(1 BP) Ulster   36–18   Dragons
Try: Speight 10' c
Shanahan 22' c
Lowry 38' c
McCloskey (2) 48' m, 78' c
Con: McPhillips (4/5) 11', 23', 40', 78'
Pen: McPhillips (1/1) 6'
Report[87] Try: Taylor 30' c
Sage 66' m
Con: Tovey (1/2) 31'
Pen: Tovey (2/2) 15', 37'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 12,559
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
26 October 2018
20:05
(1 BP) Ospreys   22–17   Connacht (1BP)
Try: Giles (2) 1' m, 8' m
H. Morgan 51' c
D. Evans 79' m
Con: S. Davies (1/4) 52'
Report[88] Try: Aki 64' c
Butler 69' c
Con: J. Carty (2/2) 66', 71'
Pen: J. Carty (1/1) 12'
Brewery Field, Bridgend
Attendance: 5,122
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)
27 October 2018
16:00
Benetton   3–31   Leinster (1 BP)
Pen: Rizzi (1/1) 24'
Report[89] Try: A. Byrne 4' m
Tracy 29' c
C. O'Brien 49' c
Porter 58' c
Tomane 75' m
Con: R. Byrne (3/4) 30', 50', 59'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 2,485
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
27 October 2018
18:15
Cheetahs   21–10   Cardiff Blues
Try: Venter 7' c
Maxwane (2) 10' c, 38' c
Con: Schoeman (3/3) 8', 11', 39'
Report[90] Try: Manoa 64' c
Con: Shingler (1/1) 65'
Pen: Shingler (1/1) 21'
Toyota Stadium
Attendance: 4,428
Referee: Lloyd Linton (SRU)
27 October 2018
17:15
Munster   25–24   Glasgow Warriors (2 BP)
Try: Cronin 8' c
Wootton 65' m
Mathewson 72' c
Con: Hanrahan (1/1) 9'
Keatley (1/2) 73'
Pen: Hanrahan (1/1) 55'
R. Scannell (1/1) 80'
Report[91] Try: G. Horne (2) 23' m, 35' c
M. Fagerson 48' m
P. Horne 59' c
Con: P. Horne (1/3) 36'
Thomson (1/1) 60'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 13,356
Referee: Dan Jones (WRU)

Round 8Edit

2 November 2018
19:35
(1 BP) Edinburgh   31–21   Scarlets
Try: Mata (2) 7' c, 74' c
Brown (2) 20' m, 28' m
Schoeman 56' c
Con: Hickey (2/4) 8', 76'
Socino (1/1) 57'
Report[92] Try: Williams 14' c
Asquith 38' c
McNicholl 49' c
Con: D. Jones (3/3) 15', 39', 50'
BT Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 5,037
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (NZRU)
2 November 2018
19:35
Ospreys   20–29   Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Cracknell 6' c
Dirksen 74' c
Con: S. Davies (2/2) 7', 74'
Pen: S. Davies (2/2) 25', 46'
Report[93] Try: Matawalu (3) 11' c, 14' c, 48' m
Grigg 58' c
Con: Thomson (3/4) 12', 15', 59'
Pen: Thomson (1/1) 3'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 6,399
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
3 November 2018
16:00
Benetton   10–15   Ulster
Try: Faiva 2' c
Con: Allan (1/1) 3'
Pen: Allan (1/1) 63'
Report[94] Try: Reidy 43' m
Herring 53' c
Con: Burns (1/2) 54'
Pen: Burns (1/1) 29'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 2,497
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)
3 November 2018
17:15
(1 BP) Connacht   33–12   Dragons
Try: Cannon 23' c
Leader 26' m
Fainga'a 29' c
McCartney 39' c
Farrell 69' c
Con: Horwitz (3/4) 24', 30', 40'
Carty (1/1) 70'
Report[95] Try: Amos 56' m
Basham 80' c
Con: Tovey (1/2) 80'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 5,146
Referee: Quinton Immelman (SARU)
4 November 2018
14:45
(2 BP) Southern Kings   31–38   Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Penxe 2' m
Ungerer (2) 32' c, 42' c
Klaasen 71' m
van Schalkwyk 79' c
Con: Banda (3/5) 33', 43', 79'
Report[96] Try: A. Byrne 15' m
Penalty try 24'
Gibson-Park 36' c
Leavy 38' c
Deegan 40' c
B. Byrne 63' m
Con: Reid (3/5) 37', 38', 40'
NMU Stadium
Attendance: 1,142
Referee: Lloyd Linton (SRU)
4 November 2018
14:45
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues   37–0   Zebre
Try: T. Williams 16' m
Myhill 47' c
N. Williams 64' c
Lee-Lo (2) 68' c, 80' m
Con: Shingler (3/4) 48', 65', 68'
Pen: Shingler (2/2) 2', 26'
Report[97]
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 6,426
Referee: George Clancey (IRFU)
4 November 2018
16:45
(2 BP) Cheetahs   26–30   Munster (1 BP)
Try: Dweba (2) 26' m, 57' c
Nche 51' c
Smith 63' c
Con: Schoeman (3/4) 52', 58', 64'
Report[98] Try: Botha 15' m
O'Byrne 37' c
Coombes 44' c
Haley 68' m
Con: Johnston (2/4) 39', 46'
Pen: Johnston (2/2) 10', 76'
Toyota Stadium
Attendance: 3,368
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)

Round 9Edit

23 November 2018
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors   40–15   Cardiff Blues
Try: Ashe 10' c
Matawalu (2) 16' c, 67' c
Gibbins 29' c
Seymour 36' c
Hughes 53' m
Con: Horne (5/6) 11', 17', 30', 37', 67'
Report Try: Dacey 43' m
Evans 59' c
Con: Evans (1/2) 60'
Pen: Evans (1/1) 4'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,351
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)
23 November 2018
19:35
(1 BP) Leinster   52–7   Ospreys
Try: O'Brien 11' c
Penny 31' c
McCarthy 37' c
Fardy 44' c
E. Byrne 56' c
Deegan 62' c
A. Byrne 72' c
Con: Frawley (7/7) 12', 32', 39', 44', 57', 64', 73'
Pen: Frawley (1/1) 24'
Report Try: Dirksen 78' c
Con: S. Davies (1/1) 79'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 12,973
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
23 November 2018
19:35
(1 BP) Scarlets   29–12   Ulster
Try: Kruger 25' c
Hardy 36' c
Fonotia 39' m
Prydie 60' c
Con: D. Jones (3/4) 26', 36', 62'
Pen: D. Jones (1/1) 18'
Report Try: Shanahan 14' c
Stewart 62' m
Con: Burns (1/2) 15'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 7,788
Referee: Quinton Immelman (SARU)
24 November 2018
14:30
(1 BP) Cheetahs   31–25   Benetton (1 BP)
Try: Lee 7' c
Venter 44' c
Maartens (2) 58' c, 72' c
Con: Schoeman (3/3) 8', 45', 59'
Fouche (1/1) 73'
Pen: Fouche (1/1) 76'
Report Try: Zanon 3' m
Duvenage 28' c
McKinley 68' c
Con: McKinley (2/3) 29', 70'
Pen: McKinley (2/2) 14', 48'
Toyota Stadium
Attendance: 2,846
Referee: Craig Evans (WRU)
25 November 2018
15:00
Southern Kings   14–31   Connacht (1 BP)
Try: Banda 27' c
Dukisa 50' c
Con: Banda (2/2)
Report Try: Kelleher 10' c
Penalty try 35'
Healy 39' c
Boyle 61' c
Con: Carty (2/2) 11', 40'
Horwitz 61'
Pen: Carty (1/1) 4'
NMU Stadium
Attendance: 3,207
Referee: George Clancey
25 November 2018
16:30
Zebre   7–32   Munster (1 BP)
Try: Giammarioli 63' c
Con: Brummer (1/1) 64'
Report Try: Wycherley 15' c
O'Byrne 29' c
R. O'Mahony 72' c
R. Scannell 78' m
Con: Johnston (2/2) 16', 31'
R. Scannell (1/2) 74'
Pen: Johnston (1/1) 40'
R. Scannell (1/1) 69'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 2,400
Referee: Sam Grove-White
25 November 2018
17:30
Dragons   18–12   Edinburgh (1 BP)
Try: Rosser (2) 23' c, 53' m
Con: Tovey (1/2) 25'
Pen: Tovey (2/2) 9', 64'
Report Try: Fife 40' m
Graham 66' c
Con: van der Walt (1/1) 67'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,152
Referee: Stuart Berry

Round 10Edit

30 November 2018
19:35
(1 BP) Munster   44–14   Edinburgh
Report
Irish Independent Park
Attendance: 8,008
Referee: Nigel Owens
30 November 2018
19:35
(1 BP) Ospreys   43–0   Zebre
Report
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 5,988
Referee: Cwengile Jadezweni
1 December 2018
15:00
Ulster   16–12   Cardiff Blues (1 BP)
Report
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 13,407
Referee: Stuart Berry
1 December 2018
17:00
(1 BP) Cheetahs   17–21   Connacht
Report
Toyota Stadium
Attendance: 3,270
Referee: Daniel Jones
1 December 2018
17:15
Dragons   10–59   Leinster (1 BP)
Report
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,503
Referee: Lloyd Linton
1 December 2018
17:15
Glasgow Warriors   29–20   Scarlets
Report
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,351
Referee: Frank Murphy
1 December 2018
19:15
(1 BP) Southern Kings   19–22   Benetton (1 BP)
Report
NMU Stadium
Attendance: 1,459
Referee: Sean Gallagher

Round 11Edit

21 December 2018
19:35
Ulster   v   Munster
22 December 2018
15:00
Ospreys   v   Scarlets
22 December 2018
17:15
Cardiff Blues   v   Dragons
22 December 2018
19:45
Leinster   v   Connacht
22 December 2018
TBA
Zebre   v   Benetton

Round 12Edit

28 December 2018
19:35
Connacht   v   Ulster
29 December 2018
17:15
Munster   v   Leinster
29 December 2018
17:15
Scarlets   v   Cardiff Blues
29 December 2018
TBA
Benetton   v   Zebre
30 December 2018
15:00
Dragons   v   Ospreys

Round 13Edit

5 January 2019
17:15
Leinster   v   Ulster
5 January 2019
17:15
Scarlets   v   Dragons
5 January 2019
19:35
Connacht   v   Munster
6 January 2019
13:00
Zebre   v   Cheetahs
4/5/6 January 2019
TBA
Ospreys   v   Cardiff Blues

Round 11 Catch upEdit

Round 14Edit

25 January 2019
19:35
Leinster   v   Scarlets
25 January 2019
19:35
Ulster   v   Benetton
26 January 2019
15:00
Cheetahs   v   Zebre
26 January 2019
15:00
Dragons   v   Munster
26 January 2019
17:15
Cardiff Blues   v   Connacht

Round 12 Catch upEdit

2 February 2019
16:00
Cheetahs   v   Southern Kings

Round 15Edit

15 February 2019
19:35
Edinburgh   v   Dragons
16 February 2019
16:00
Zebre   v   Leinster
16 February 2019
18:15
Benetton   v   Scarlets
16 February 2019
17:30
Connacht   v   Cheetahs
15/16/17 February 2019
TBA
Ospreys   v   Ulster

Round 16Edit

22 February 2019
19:35
Glasgow Warriors   v   Connacht
22 February 2019
19:35
Ospreys   v   Munster
22 February 2019
19:55
Leinster   v   Southern Kings
23 February 2019
14:00
Benetton   v   Dragons
23 February 2019
19:35
Ulster   v   Zebre
24 February 2019
TBA
Scarlets   v   Cheetahs

Round 17Edit

1 March 2019
19:35
Leinster   v   Cheetahs
2 March 2019
14:45
Connacht   v   Ospreys
2 March 2019
17:00
Scarlets   v   Munster
3 March 2019
15:00
Dragons   v   Ulster

Round 18Edit

22/23/24 March 2019
Cardiff Blues   v   Scarlets
22/23/24 March 2019
Connacht   v   Benetton
22/23/24 March 2019
Munster   v   Zebre
22/23/24 March 2019
Ospreys   v   Dragons
22/23/24 March 2019
Ulster   v   Southern Kings

Round 19Edit

5/6/7 April 2019
Cheetahs   v   Ospreys
5/6/7 April 2019
Leinster   v   Benetton
5/6/7 April 2019
Scarlets   v   Edinburgh

Round 20Edit

12/13/14 April 2019
Cheetahs   v   Dragons
12/13/14 April 2019
Edinburgh   v   Ulster
12/13/14 April 2019
Leinster   v   Glasgow Warriors
12/13/14 April 2019
Scarlets   v   Zebre

Round 21Edit

26/27/28 April 2019
Cardiff Blues   v   Ospreys
26/27/28 April 2019
Cheetahs   v   Southern Kings
26/27/28 April 2019
Dragons   v   Scarlets
TBA
26/27/28 April 2019
Munster   v   Connacht
26/27/28 April 2019
Ulster   v   Leinster
26/27/28 April 2019
Zebre   v   Benetton

Play-offsEdit

The top side from each of the two conferences are given a bye to the semi-finals and have home advantage. Teams placed second and third in opposite conferences play each other to determine the other two semi-finalists with the team ranked second having home advantage.

The play-offs are scheduled in the four weeks after the regular season has been completed.

Quarter-finals   Semi-finals   Pro14 Final
                   
      Conference A Winner  
Conference B 2nd     Quarter-Final Winner  
Conference A 3rd       Semi-Final Winner
    Semi-Final Winner
      Conference B Winner
Conference A 2nd     Quarter-Final Winner  
Conference B 3rd  

FinalEdit

The 2018–19 Guinness Pro14 Grand Final will be held at Celtic Park in Glasgow. The stadium, which is home to Scottish football giants and former European Cup winners Celtic F.C., has a capacity of over 60,000.

Play-off for the 7th Champions Cup placeEdit

The South African teams cannot compete in the European Rugby Champions Cup. The top three eligible teams in each conference automatically qualify for the following year's Champions Cup. The fourth ranked eligible teams in each conference meet in a match played at the home stadium of the team with the most regular league points. The winners take the seventh Champions Cup place.

RefereesEdit

Pro14 2018–19 14-man referee elite squad: (number of matches refereed):[99]

Note: Additional referees are used throughout the season, selected from a select development squad that includes; Craig Evans (2) and Adam Jones (0) – both WRU, Sam Grove-White (1) – SRU and Joy Neville (1) – IRFU

Attendances by clubEdit

  • Includes quarter-finals and semi-finals – the final is not included as it is held at a neutral venue. Due to the Conference A & B structure of 21 rounds in the Pro14, some teams played 10 league home games during the league stage, while others played 11. Does not include European Champions Cup play-off game.
Club Home
games
Total Average Highest Lowest % Capacity
  Benetton 4 9,582 2,396 2,497 2,200 36%
  Cardiff Blues 4 29,181 7,295 9,284 6,187 60%
  Cheetahs 6 23,675 3,946 5,063 2,846 8%
  Connacht 5 28,499 5,700 8,129 4,056 70%
  Dragons 6 28,760 4,793 7,376 4,012 55%
  Edinburgh 4 19,223 4,806 5,239 4,392 7%
  Glasgow Warriors 5 36,362 7,272 7,351 7,135 99%
  Leinster 4 90,545 22,636 50,120 12,973 79%
  Munster 5 55,544 11,109 13,907 8,008 71%
  Ospreys 6 36,678 6,113 6,609 5,122 36%
  Scarlets 5 41,767 8,353 12,012 7,180 56%
  Southern Kings 6 16,537 2,756 5,096 1,142 14%
  Ulster 5 62,951 12,590 13,407 11,882 69%
  Zebre 5 13,400 2,680 3,000 2,400 54%


NotesEdit

  1. ^ Although Murrayfield's full capacity is 67,144, only the lower section of the East Stand, with a capacity of 12,464, is generally opened for Edinburgh fixtures.
  2. ^ On 17 September 2018, it was announced that due to a clash of fixtures between the Ospreys and Swansea City, and a potential short-turn around, Ospreys moved their fixture from the Liberty Stadium to Bridgend's Brewery Field.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "RaboDirect to pull sponsorship of Pro12". The Score. 23 August 2013. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Pro12: Guinness named as league's new sponsor". BBC. 10 July 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
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