2019–20 Pro14

The 2019–20 PRO14 (also known as the Guinness PRO14 for sponsorship reasons) is the nineteenth season of the professional rugby union competition originally known as the Celtic League. It is also the third 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]

2019–20 Pro14
CountriesIreland Ireland
Italy Italy
Scotland Scotland
South Africa South Africa
Wales Wales
Date27 September 2019 – 12 September
Matches played89
Attendance652,443
(average 7,331 per match)
Highest attendance27,437
Edinburgh v Glasgow (28 December 2019)
Lowest attendance1,500
Southern Kings v Connacht (1 March 2020)
Top point scorerIreland JJ Hanrahan
(Munster)
101 points
Top try scorerSouth Africa Rhyno Smith
(Cheetahs)
10 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.

On 12 March 2020, the season was indefinitely suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[3] It is scheduled to restart on 22 August.

TeamsEdit

Location of 2019–20 Pro14 teams in Great Britain and Ireland.
Location of 2019–20 Pro14 teams in Italy
Location of 2019–20 Pro14 teams in South Africa
  Conference A;   Conference B.
Team Coach /
Director of Rugby
Captain Stadium/

Stadia

Capacity
  Benetton   Kieran Crowley   Dean Budd Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Treviso 6,700
  Cardiff Blues   John Mulvihill   Ellis Jenkins Cardiff Arms Park[a] 12,125
  Cheetahs   Franco Smith
  Hawies Fourie
  Tian Meyer Free State Stadium 48,000
  Connacht   Andy Friend   Jarrad Butler Galway Sportsgrounds[b] 8,129
  Dragons   Dean Ryan   Cory Hill Rodney Parade 8,700
  Edinburgh   Richard Cockerill   Stuart McInally Murrayfield Stadium 67,144[c]
  Glasgow Warriors   Dave Rennie   Callum Gibbins
  Ryan Wilson
Scotstoun Stadium[d] 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[e]
25,600[f]
8,008
  Ospreys   Allen Clarke   Justin Tipuric Liberty Stadium[g] 20,827
  Scarlets   Brad Mooar   Ken Owens Parc y Scarlets 14,870
  Southern Kings   Robbi Kempson (interim)   JC Astle Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 48,459
  Ulster   Dan McFarland   Iain Henderson Ravenhill Stadium[h] 18,196
  Zebre   Michael Bradley   Tommaso Castello Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi[i] 5,000

Competition FormatEdit

League Stage

The fourteen teams are 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.[4] To ensure a competitive balance, the teams are distributed approximately evenly between the conferences based upon their performance in the previous season.[5]

The regular season was due to be made up of 21 rounds. The original schedule was planned as follows –
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 plays the two Irish teams in the other conference, one at home and one away
  • Each Welsh team plays the two Welsh teams in the other conference, one at home and one away
  • Each Italian team plays the Italian team in the other conference twice, home and away
  • Each Scottish team plays the Scottish team in the other conference twice, home and away
  • Each South African team plays the South African team in the other conference twice, home and away

Impact of COVID-19 PandemicEdit

All teams played their normal schedule until round 13 after which an additional two rounds of derby matches will be played.[8]

League Play-Offs

The first and second placed teams in each conferences will meet in the semi-finals. The winners of the semi-finals will then meet in the grand final.[9]

Champions Cup Qualification

The South African teams cannot compete in the European Rugby Champions Cup. The top four eligible European teams in both conferences automatically qualify for following year's Champions Cup. Qualification will be based on league position prior to round 14.

Team changesEdit

IrelandEdit

Munster's backs coach Felix Jones and forwards coach Jerry Flannery left the province when their contracts expired in June 2019.[10] Graham Rowntree will join the province as their new forwards coach after the completion of his duties with Georgia at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.[11] Stephen Larkham, attack coach for the Australian national team, will also join the province as a senior coach ahead of the 2019–20 season.[12]

Long-serving Ulster captain Rory Best announced in April 2019 that he would retire from rugby after the 2019 Rugby World Cup.[13] Iain Henderson replaced Best as captain.[14]

ItalyEdit

ScotlandEdit

South AfricaEdit

Cheetahs announced in June 2019 that Hawies Fourie had replaced Franco Smith as their head coach.[15]

WalesEdit

Then-Crusaders assistant coach Brad Mooar was confirmed as Wayne Pivac's replacement as Scarlets head coach in December 2018, with Pivac leaving the region to take over from Warren Gatland as Wales' head coach after the 2019 Rugby World Cup.[16] Scarlets also appointed then-Highlanders defence coach and former London Irish head coach Glenn Delaney as their new defence coach, replacing the outgoing Byron Hayward.[17]

Dragons announced the departure of head coach Bernard Jackman in December 2018, with Ceri Jones replacing Jackman on an interim basis for the remainder of the 2018–19 season, before the region confirmed in May 2019 that Dean Ryan would join in the newly created director of rugby position.[18]

TableEdit

2019–20 Pro14 Table view · watch · edit · discuss
Conference A
Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TBP LBP PTS
1   Leinster (Q) 13 13 0 0 476 181 +295 68 24 9 0 61
2   Ulster 13 8 1 4 355 252 +103 47 33 7 2 43
3   Glasgow Warriors 13 7 0 6 334 296 +38 49 39 5 1 34
4   Cheetahs 13 6 0 7 342 280 +62 48 32 5 2 32
5   Dragons 13 5 0 8 243 354 -111 26 41 1 1 22
6   Zebre 13 2 1 10 204 370 -166 27 53 4 2 16
7   Ospreys 13 2 1 10 165 326 -161 17 40 1 4 15
Conference B
Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TBP LBP PTS
1   Edinburgh 13 10 0 3 358 195 +163 44 23 5 2 47
2   Munster 13 9 0 4 352 216 +136 43 21 7 2 45
3   Scarlets 13 8 0 5 281 242 +39 35 29 3 2 37
4   Connacht 13 7 0 6 264 291 -27 35 39 6 1 35
5   Benetton 13 5 1 7 280 324 -44 32 40 5 4 31
6   Cardiff Blues 13 6 0 7 242 275 -33 26 31 3 2 29
7   Southern Kings 13 1 0 12 204 498 -294 23 75 0 3 7
If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order -[19]
  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 2020–21 European Champions Cup

Blue background indicates teams outside the play-off places that earn a place in the 2020–21 European Champions Cup
Red background indicates teams ineligible for European cup tournaments
Plain background indicates teams that earn a place in the 2020–21 European Rugby Challenge Cup.
(CH) Champions. (RU) Runners-up. (SF) Losing semi-finalists. (QF) Losing quarter-finalists. (PO) Champions Cup play-off winners. (q) Qualified for Pro14 play-offs. (Q) Qualified for Pro14 play-off semi-finals. (e) Cannot reach play-offs.

Match summaryEdit

Conference Rounds 1 to 15Edit

All times are local.

Round 1Edit

27 September 2019
19:05
(1 BP) Cheetahs   48–14   Glasgow Warriors
Report
Free State Stadium
Attendance: 4,528
Referee: Daniel Jones
27 September 2019
19:35
(1 BP) Ulster   38–14   Ospreys
Report
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 12,408
Referee: Marius Mitrea
28 September 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Munster   39–9   Dragons
Report
Thomond Park
Attendance: 10,878
Referee: Ben Blain
28 September 2019
16:00
(1 BP) Southern Kings   27–31   Cardiff Blues (1 BP)
Report
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Attendance: 2,077
Referee: Mike Adamson
28 September 2019
17:15
Scarlets   18–10   Connacht
Report
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 6,415
Referee: Stuart Berry
28 September 2019
17:35
(1 BP) Benetton   27–32   Leinster (1BP)
Report
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 3,695
Referee: Ben Whitehouse
28 September 2019
19:35
(1 BP) Edinburgh   50–15   Zebre
Report
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 4,221
Referee: George Clancy

Round 2Edit

4 October 2019
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors   21–25   Scarlets
Report
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 6,897
Referee: George Clancy
4 October 2019
19:35
(1 BP) Leinster   53–5   Ospreys
Report
RDS Arena
Attendance: 11,259
Referee: Stuart Berry
5 October 2019
15:00
Southern Kings   20–31   Munster (1 BP)
Report
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Attendance: 3,115
Referee: Daniel Jones
5 October 2019
17:35
Cardiff Blues   11–19   Edinburgh
Report
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 5,190
Referee: Frank Murphy
5 October 2019
17:00
(1 BP) Zebre   28–52   Dragons (1 BP)
Report
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 2,100
Referee: Sean Gallagher
5 October 2019
17:15
(1 BP) Cheetahs   63–26   Ulster (1 BP)
Report
Free State Stadium
Attendance: 4,582
Referee: Ian Davies
5 October 2019
19:35
(1 BP) Connacht   41–5   Benetton
Report
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 4,839
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge

Round 3Edit

11 October 2019
18:15
(1 BP) Cheetahs   40–16   Munster
Report
Free State Stadium
Attendance: 4,814
Referee: Mike Adamson
11 October 2019
19:35
Dragons   14–38   Connacht (1 BP)
Report
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 3,257
Referee: Marius Mitrea
11 October 2019
19:35
(1 BP) Leinster   40–14   Edinburgh
Report
RDS Arena
Attendance: 12,712
Referee: Ben Whitehouse
12 October 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Scarlets   54–10   Zebre
Report
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 6,424
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
12 October 2019
15:00
Southern Kings   17–42   Ulster (1 BP)
Report
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Attendance: 2,807
Referee: Craig Evans
12 October 2019
19:35
Glasgow Warriors   17–13   Cardiff Blues (1 BP)
Report
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 6,708
Referee: Sean Gallagher
12 October 2019
19:35
(1 BP) Ospreys   24–20   Benetton (1 BP)
Report
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 5,670
Referee: Frank Murphy

Round 4Edit

25 October 2019
19:35
(1 BP) Munster   28–12   Ospreys
Report
Irish Independent Park
Attendance: 7,311
Referee: Stuart Berry
25 October 2019
19:35
Ulster   23–14   Cardiff Blues
Report
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 12,250
Referee: Mike Adamson
26 October 2019
15:00
Dragons   18–5   Glasgow Warriors
Report
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 3,673
Referee: George Clancy
26 October 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Benetton   36–30   Southern Kings (1 BP)
Report
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 3,694
Referee: Daniel Jones
26 October 2019
17:15
(1 BP) Connacht   24–22   Cheetahs (1 BP)
Report
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 4,945
Referee: Ben Whitehouse
26 October 2019
17:15
(1 BP) Zebre   0–3   Leinster
Report
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Craig Evans
26 October 2019
19:35
(1 BP) Edinburgh   46–7   Scarlets
Report
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 5,191
Referee: Frank Murphy

Round 5Edit

1 November 2019
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors   50–0   Southern Kings
Report
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 6,789
Referee: Joy Neville
1 November 2019
19:35
(1 BP) Leinster   50–15   Dragons
Report
RDS Arena
Attendance: 10,568
Referee: Andrewa Piardi
1 November 2019
19:35
Ulster   22–7   Zebre
Report
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 10,975
Referee: Sam Grove-White
2 November 2019
15:00
Scarlets   17–13   Cheetahs (1 BP)
Report
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 6,341
Referee: Mike Adamson
2 November 2019
17:15
Ospreys   10–20   Connacht
Report
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 5,726
Referee: Marius Mitrea
2 November 2019
17:15
Benetton   18–16   Edinburgh (1 BP)
Report
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 3,676
Referee: Ben Whitehouse
2 November 2019
19:35
Cardiff Blues   23–33   Munster (1 BP)
Report
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 5,256
Referee: Stuart Berry

Round 6Edit

8 November 2019
19:35
Connacht   11–42   Leinster (1 BP)
Report
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 8,129
Referee: Sean Gallagher
8 November 2019
19:35
Edinburgh   20–7   Dragons
Report
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 5,762
Referee: George Clancy
9 November 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Ospreys   14–16   Southern Kings
Report
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 5,240
Referee: Andrea Piardi
9 November 2019
15:00
Zebre   7–31   Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Report
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Ian Davies
9 November 2019
17:15
Cardiff Blues   30–17   Cheetahs
Report
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 5,698
Referee: Ben Blain
9 November 2019
17:15
Munster   22–16   Ulster (1 BP)
Report
Thomond Park
Attendance: 14,436
Referee: Frank Murphy
9 November 2019
Scarlets   20–17   Benetton (1 BP)
Report
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 6,147
Referee: Andrew Brace

Round 7Edit

29 November 2019
19:35
(1 BP) Munster   16–18   Edinburgh
Report
Irish Independent Park
Attendance: 7,580
Referee: Marius Mitrea
29 November 2019
19:35
(1 BP) Ulster   29–5   Scarlets
Report
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 12,319
Referee: Sam Grove-White
30 November 2019
15:00
(2 BP) Benetton   28–31   Cardiff Blues (1 BP)
Report
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 4,131
Referee: Andy Brace
30 November 2019
17:15
(1 BP) Connacht   24–12   Southern Kings
Report
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 5,146
Referee: Ben Whitehouse
30 November 2019
17:15
Dragons   12–39   Zebre (1 BP)
Report
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 3,332
Referee: George Clancy
30 November 2019
19:35
Glasgow Warriors   10–23   Leinster
Report
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,351
Referee: Craig Evans
30 November 2019
19:35
(1 BP) Ospreys   13–18   Cheetahs
Report
The Gnoll, Neath
Attendance: 2,347
Referee: Joy Neville

Round 8Edit

20 December 2019
19:35
(1 BP) Leinster   54–42   Ulster (1 BP)
Report
RDS Arena
Attendance: 16,375
Referee: George Clancy
21 December 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Zebre   8–13   Benetton
Report
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Marius Mitrea
21 December 2019
17:15
(1 BP) Connacht   14–19   Munster
Report
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 8,129
Referee: Andy Brace
21 December 2019
17:15
Dragons   22–20   Scarlets (1 BP)
Report
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 5,517
Referee: Ben Whitehouse
21 December 2019
19:35
(1 BP) Ospreys   16–19   Cardiff Blues
Report
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 6,664
Referee: Daniel Jones

1872 Cup 1st roundEdit

21 December 2019
17:45
Glasgow Warriors   20–16   Edinburgh (1 BP)
Report
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,351
Referee: Ben Blain

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Round 9Edit

26 December 2019
15:00
Cardiff Blues   16–12   Dragons (1 BP)
Report
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 12,125
Referee: Nigel Owens
26 December 2019
17:15
(1 BP) Scarlets   44–0   Ospreys
Report
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 13,682
Referee: Craig Evans
27 December 2019
19:35
(1 BP) Ulster   35–3   Connacht
Report
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 17,483
Referee: Sean Gallagher
28 December 2019
13:00
(1 BP) Benetton   36–25   Zebre (1 BP)
Report
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Andrea Piardi
28 December 2019
18:00
(1 BP) Munster   6–13   Leinster
Report
Thomond Park
Attendance: 26,267
Referee: Frank Murphy

1872 Cup 2nd roundEdit

28 December 2019
15:00
Edinburgh   29–19   Glasgow Warriors
Report
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 27,437
Referee: Mike Adamson

Round 10Edit

3 January 2020
19:35
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues   14–16   Scarlets
Report
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 12,125
Referee: Frank Murphy
3 January 2020
19:35
(1 BP) Ulster   38–17   Munster
Report
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 17,461
Referee: Daniel Jones
4 January 2020
13:00
Benetton   19–38   Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Report
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 4,667
Referee: Nigel Owens
4 January 2020
15:00
Dragons   25–18   Ospreys (1 BP)
Report
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 6,421
Referee: Andy Brace
4 January 2020
15:00
(1 BP) Zebre   41–13   Cheetahs
Report
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 2,200
Referee: Sam Grove-White
4 January 2020
17:30
(1 BP) Leinster   54–7   Connacht
Report
RDS Arena
Attendance: 18,300
Referee: Mike Adamson
4 January 2020
19:45
(1 BP) Edinburgh   61–13   Southern Kings
Report
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 4,873
Referee: Joy Neville

Round 8 (South Africa)Edit

25 January 2020
15:30
(1 BP) Southern Kings   30–31   Cheetahs (1 BP)
Report
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Attendance: 4,316
Referee: Stuart Berry

Round 9 (South Africa)Edit

1 February 2020
17:00
(1 BP) Cheetahs   45–0   Southern Kings
Report
Free State Stadium
Attendance: 7,832
Referee: Divan Uys

Round 11Edit

14 February 2020
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors   56–24   Zebre
Report
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 6,692
Referee: Joy Neville
14 February 2020
19:35
(1 BP) Munster   68–3   Southern Kings
Report
Irish Independent Park
Attendance: 6,854
Referee: Nikoloz Amashukeli
15 February 2020
14:30
(1 BP) Leinster   36–12   Cheetahs
Report
RDS Arena
Attendance: 7,967
Referee: Ben Whitehouse
15 February 2020
15:00
(1 BP) Scarlets   9–14   Edinburgh
Report
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 5,639
Referee: Frank Murphy
15 February 2020
19:15
Dragons   P–P   Benetton
  • Postponed due to bad weather. Game to be rescheduled for 6 March 2020.[20]
15 February 2020
17:15
Ospreys   26–24   Ulster (1 BP)
Report
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 5,868
Referee: Marius Mitrea
15 February 2020
19:35
(1 BP) Connacht   29–0   Cardiff Blues
Report
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 4,512
Referee: Stuart Berry

Round 12Edit

21 February 2020
19:35
(1 BP) Edinburgh   41–14   Connacht
Report
BT Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 5,367
Referee: Marius Mitrea
21 February 2020
19:35
Ospreys   13–21   Leinster
Report
The Gnoll, Neath
Attendance: 3,164
Referee: Stuart Berry
21 February 2020
19:35
Zebre   0–28   Munster (1 BP)
Report
Stadio Giovanni Mari, Legnano
Attendance: 3,300
Referee: Daniel Jones
22 February 2020
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors   34–19   Dragons
Report
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 6,203
Referee: Sean Gallagher
22 February 2020
19:35
Ulster   20–10   Cheetahs
Report
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 13,829
Referee: Mike Adamson
23 February 2020
17:15
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues   34–24   Benetton (1 BP)
Report
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 5,808
Referee: Frank Murphy
23 February 2020
17:15
(1 BP) Scarlets   36–17   Southern Kings
Report
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 5,965
Referee: Andy Brace

Round 13Edit

28 February 2020
19:35
Edinburgh   14–6   Cardiff Blues
BT Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 5,678
Referee: George Clancy
28 February 2020
19:35
(1 BP) Leinster   55–19   Glasgow Warriors
RDS Arena
Attendance: 13,250
Referee: Nigel Owens
29 February 2020
13:00
Zebre   P–P   Ospreys
  • Postponed due to coronavirus fears. Awarded as a 0–0 draw
29 February 2020
15:00
Benetton   P–P   Ulster
  • Postponed due to coronavirus fears. Awarded as a 0–0 draw
29 February 2020
17:00
(1 BP) Munster   29–10   Scarlets
Thomond Park
Attendance: 13,554
Referee: Mike Adamson
29 February 2020
17:15
Dragons   13–10   Cheetahs (1 BP)
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,102
Referee: Andrew Brace
1 March 2020
13:00
Southern Kings   19–29   Connacht (1 BP)
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Cwengile Jadezweni

Round 11 (rescheduled game)Edit

6 March 2020
19:35
Dragons   25–37   Benetton (1 BP)
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 1,857
Referee: George Clancy
  • Rescheduled from 15 February 2020.

Round 14Edit

21 August 2020
20:00
Benetton   v   Zebre
22 August 2020
15:00
Scarlets   v   Cardiff Blues
22 August 2020
19:35
Leinster   v   Munster
23 August 2020
14:15
Ospreys   v   Dragons
23 August 2020
16:30
Connacht   v   Ulster

1872 Cup 3rd roundEdit

22 August 2020
17:15
Edinburgh   v   Glasgow Warriors

1872 Cup 4th roundEdit

28 August 2020
19:35
Glasgow Warriors   v   Edinburgh

Round 15Edit

29 August 2020
19:35
Ulster   v   Leinster
30 August 2020
15:00
Munster   v   Connacht
30 August 2020
20:00
Zebre   v   Benetton

Judgement DayEdit

29 August 2020
17:15
Dragons   v   Scarlets

Play-offsEdit

In a change to the normal format the top two sides from each of the two conferences meet in the two semi-finals to determine the finalists. The play-offs are scheduled to take place immediately following the final round of derby fixtures. The quarter-finals featuring the second and third teams in each conference were scrapped for the 2019–20 season.

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Semi-finalsEdit

4/5/6 September 2020
Leinster   v 2nd place Conference B


4/5/6 September 2020
1st place Conference B v 2nd place Conference A

FinalEdit


RefereesEdit

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 6 24,863 4,144 5,000 3,676 62%
  Cardiff Blues 6 46,202 7,700 12,125 5,190 64%
  Cheetahs 4 21,756 5,439 7,832 4,528 12%
  Connacht 6 35,700 5,950 8,129 4,512 73%
  Dragons 7 28,159 4,023 6,421 1,857 46%
  Edinburgh 7 58,529 8,361 27,437 4,221 12%
  Glasgow Warriors 7 47,991 6,856 7,351 6,203 93%
  Leinster 7 90,431 12,919 18,300 7,967 70%
  Munster 7 86,880 12,411 26,267 6,854 75%
  Ospreys 7 34,679 4,954 6,664 2,347 33%
  Scarlets 7 50,613 7,230 13,682 5,639 49%
  Southern Kings 5 13,815 2,763 4,316 1,500 6%
  Ulster 7 96,725 13,818 17,483 10,975 76%
  Zebre 6 16,100 2,683 4,000 2,000 54%

Highest attendancesEdit

Date Game Stadium Attendance
28 December 2019 Edinburgh (h) v Glasgow Warriors Murrayfield Stadium 27,437
28 December 2019 Munster (h) v Leinster Thomond Park 26,267
4 January 2020 Leinster (h) v Connacht RDS Arena 18,300
27 December 2019 Ulster (h) v Connacht Kingspan Stadium 17,483
4 January 2020 Ulster (h) v Munster Kingspan Stadium 17,461
20 December 2019 Leinster (h) v Ulster RDS Arena 16,375
9 November 2019 Munster (h) v Ulster Thomond Park 14,436
22 February 2020 Ulster (h) v Cheetahs Kingspan Stadium 13,829
26 December 2019 Scarlets (h) v Ospreys Parc y Scarlets 13,682
29 February 2020 Munster (h) v Scarlets Thomond Park 13,554

End of Season AwardsEdit

PRO14 Dream TeamEdit

Pos Player Team
FB 15
RW 14
OC 13
IC 12
LW 11
FH 10
SH 9
N8 8
OF 7
BF 6
RL 5
LL 4
TP 3
HK 2
LP 1

Award winnersEdit

Award Winner
Players' Player of the Season
Young Player of the Season
Coach of the Season
Chairman's Award
Golden Boot
Top Try Scorer
Fairplay Award
Try of the Season

Leading scorersEdit

Note: Flags to the left of player names indicate national team as has been defined under World Rugby eligibility rules, or primary nationality for players who have not yet earned international senior caps. Players may hold one or more non-WR nationalities.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Cardiff Blues will also play a home game at Rodney Parade.
  2. ^ Connacht will also play a home game at the Aviva Stadium
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Glasgow Warriors will also play a home game at Murrayfield.
  5. ^ Munster will also play a home game at the Aviva Stadium
  6. ^ Thomond Park's official capacity is 25,600 but can be expanded up to 26,276 with temporary seating.
  7. ^ Osprey's would also play several games at the 6,000 capacity The Gnoll in Neath.
  8. ^ Ulster will also play a home game at the Aviva Stadium
  9. ^ Zebre would also play a game at the 5,000 capacity Stadio Giovanni Mari in Legnano.

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