2021–22 United Rugby Championship

The 2021–22 United Rugby Championship was the twenty-first season of the professional rugby union competition originally known as the Celtic League. It was the first season that the competition is referred to as the United Rugby Championship, having previously been known as the Pro14.[1]

2021–22 United Rugby Championship
CountriesIreland Ireland
Italy Italy
Scotland Scotland
South Africa South Africa
Wales Wales
Date24 September 2021 – 18 June 2022
ChampionsStormers (1st title)
Runners-upBulls
Matches played151
Highest attendance32,411 Leinster vs. Munster (21 May 2022)
Tries scored906
(average 6 per match)
Official website
unitedrugby.com

Sixteen teams competed in this season – four Irish teams: Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster; two Italian teams: Benetton and Zebre Parma; two Scottish teams: Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors (with Scottish and Italian teams in a shared regional pool); four South African teams: Bulls, Lions, Sharks and Stormers; and four Welsh teams: Cardiff, Dragons, Ospreys and Scarlets. It is the first season in which URC Regional Shields (Irish, Welsh, South African and Scottish-Italian) will be awarded as separate trophies to the leading sides in each nation or region.

Format edit

The tournament consisted of 18 rounds. There are four regional pools: The Irish Shield pool (featuring the four Irish teams), the Welsh Shield pool (featuring the four Welsh teams), the South African Shield pool (featuring the four South African teams) and the Scottish/Italian 'Azzurri/Blue' Shield pool (featuring the two Italian and two Scottish sides). Teams play six matches against their regional pool rivals home and away. The remaining twelve matches are made up by a single round robin, consisting of an even number of six home and six away matches against all the sides from the other pools.[2] There is only one main league table (the conference system used in previous Pro14 years has been dropped). The top eight sides in the table will qualify for the quarter-finals, followed by semi-finals and a grand final, with teams seeded 1 to 4 with home advantage for the lowest seeded side.[2]

A total of eight sides qualified for the following season's European Rugby Champions Cup, while the remaining eight sides will play in the EPCR Challenge Cup. All points won in the competition contributed to rankings in the regional pools, with the top side in each regional pool automatically qualifying for the European Rugby Champions Cup. The remaining four places went then go to the highest ranked teams in the main table (who haven't already qualified). A similar format was used to determine playoff contenders in the Super Rugby competition. This will see the South African sides in the competition qualifying for a European competition for the first time (subject to finalisation of contract terms), as previous South African participants – the Cheetahs and Southern Kings – were ineligible for European competitions.[3]

Teams edit

United Rugby Championship edit

Team Country Coach /
Director of Rugby
Captain Stadium Capacity
Benetton   Italy   Marco Bortolami   Dewaldt Duvenage
  Michele Lamaro
Stadio Comunale di Monigo 5,000
Bulls   South Africa   Jake White   Marcell Coetzee Loftus Versfeld 51,762
Cardiff   Wales   Dai Young   Josh Turnbull Cardiff Arms Park 12,125
Connacht   Ireland   Andy Friend   Jack Carty Galway Sportsgrounds 8,129
Dragons   Wales   Dean Ryan   Rhodri Williams Rodney Parade 8,700
Edinburgh   Scotland   Mike Blair   Grant Gilchrist
  Stuart McInally
Edinburgh Rugby Stadium
Murrayfield Stadium
7,800
67,144
Glasgow Warriors   Scotland   Danny Wilson   Fraser Brown
  Ryan Wilson
Scotstoun Stadium 7,351
Leinster   Ireland   Leo Cullen   Johnny Sexton RDS Arena 18,500
Lions   South Africa   Ivan van Rooyen   Burger Odendaal Ellis Park Stadium 62,567
Munster   Ireland   Johann van Graan   Peter O'Mahony Thomond Park
Musgrave Park
25,600
8,008
Ospreys   Wales   Toby Booth   Justin Tipuric Swansea.com Stadium 20,827
Scarlets   Wales   Dwayne Peel   Jonathan Davies Parc y Scarlets 14,870
Sharks   South Africa   Sean Everitt   Lukhanyo Am
  Phepsi Buthelezi
Kings Park Stadium 52,000
Stormers   South Africa   John Dobson   Salmaan Moerat
  Ernst van Rhyn
Cape Town Stadium 55,000
Ulster   Ireland   Dan McFarland   Iain Henderson Ravenhill Stadium 18,196
Zebre Parma   Italy   Fabio Roselli[4]   Giulio Bisegni Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi 5,000

Locations edit

Location of Irish, Scottish and Welsh teams: Location of Italian teams:

Location of South African teams:

Tables edit

URC – Regional Shields Pools Tables edit

The Regional Shield pools of the regular season are the primary mechanism by which teams qualify for European competition, with the 'Shield winner' of each regional pool guaranteed qualification for the European Rugby Champions Cup, ensuring at least one South African, one Welsh and one Irish side qualify for the premier European competition. As Scotland and Italy are sharing a single regional pool, at least one team from those two countries combined is also guaranteed entry, but neither country individually is so guaranteed.

The remaining four places will be awarded to those with the four best overall regular season records, regardless of which pool they take part in. As such, it is possible that a team will qualify for the ERCC without reaching the URC play-offs by topping its pool, but finishing ninth or lower overall; conversely, it is also possible that a team could win the entire URC championship from seventh or eighth seed in the overall championship table, but fail to qualify for the ERCC because teams below them topped their respective pools. Since each pool has only four teams, this means in effect that the top 6 in the overall table are guaranteed entry into the Champions Cup, with the final two places dependent on the placement of the two lowest ranked pool shield winners.[5]

2021–22 United Rugby Championship Regional Shield Pools view · watch · edit · discuss
Irish Shield
Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TBP LBP Pts
1   Leinster 18 13 0 5 546 276 +270 73 31 11 4 67
2   Ulster 18 12 0 6 412 297 +115 52 34 7 4 59
3   Munster 18 11 0 7 524 341 +183 66 34 8 4 56
4   Connacht 18 9 0 9 399 502 –103 51 67 4 1 41
Scottish/Italian Shield
Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TBP LBP Pts
1   Edinburgh 18 10 1 7 421 318 +103 55 37 8 4 54
2   Glasgow Warriors 18 10 0 8 409 376 +33 53 44 7 3 50
3   Benetton 18 6 1 11 425 501 –76 53 67 6 3 35
4   Zebre Parma 18 1 0 17 261 630 –369 32 90 2 3 9
South African Shield
Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TBP LBP Pts
1   Stormers 18 12 2 4 464 311 +153 60 36 7 2 61
2   Bulls 18 11 0 7 518 388 +130 67 42 10 4 58
3   Sharks 18 11 1 6 510 365 +145 60 43 9 2 57
4   Lions 18 8 0 10 408 450 –42 48 55 7 2 41
Welsh Shield
Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TBP LBP Pts
1   Ospreys 18 10 0 8 422 474 –52 46 62 4 2 46
2   Scarlets 18 8 0 10 494 534 –40 65 73 10 3 45
3   Cardiff 18 7 0 11 369 577 –208 41 72 3 1 32
4   Dragons 18 2 1 15 305 547 –242 36 71 3 6 19
If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:[6]
  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 Shield winner teams guaranteed a place in the 2022–23 European Champions Cup
Bold : Regional Shield winner.

United Rugby Championship table edit

The overall United Rugby Championship table is the central pillar of the regular season, and the mechanism by which the teams qualifying for the Championship play-off bracket are decided. The top eight teams in the table at the end of the regular season, regardless of regional pool, qualify for the play-off quarter-finals, seeded in the order they finished the regular season.

The overall table also provides the secondary path to qualification for the European Rugby Champions Cup, with the four highest-ranked teams not already qualified as Shield winners gaining qualification.

2021–22 United Rugby Championship Table watch · edit · discuss
Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA Try bonus Losing bonus Pts
1   Leinster 18 13 0 5 546 276 +270 73 31 11 4 67
2   Stormers (CH) 18 12 2 4 464 311 +153 60 36 7 2 61
3   Ulster 18 12 0 6 412 297 +115 52 34 7 4 59
4   Bulls (RU) 18 11 0 7 518 388 +130 67 42 10 4 58
5   Sharks 18 11 1 6 510 365 +145 60 43 9 2 57
6   Munster 18 11 0 7 524 341 +183 66 34 8 4 56
7   Edinburgh 18 10 1 7 421 318 +103 56 37 8 4 54
8   Glasgow Warriors 18 10 0 8 409 376 +33 53 44 7 3 50
9   Ospreys 18 10 0 8 422 474 –52 46 62 4 2 46
10   Scarlets 18 8 0 10 494 534 –40 65 73 10 3 45
11   Connacht 18 9 0 9 399 502 –103 51 67 4 1 41
12   Lions 18 8 0 10 408 450 –42 48 55 7 2 41
13   Benetton 18 6 1 11 425 501 –76 53 67 6 3 35
14   Cardiff 18 7 0 11 369 577 –208 41 72 3 1 32
15   Dragons 18 2 1 15 305 547 –242 36 71 3 6 19
16   Zebre Parma 18 1 0 17 261 630 –369 32 90 2 3 9
If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:[7]
  1. number of matches won;
  2. number of matches drawn;
  3. the difference between points for and points against;
  4. the number of tries scored;
  5. the most points scored;
  6. the difference between tries for and tries against;
  7. the fewest red cards received;
  8. the fewest yellow cards received.
Green background indicates teams that are playoff places that top their regional pools and earn a place in the 2022–23 European Champions Cup

Blue background indicates teams that did not top their regional pool but are in play-off places and earn a place in the 2022–23 European Champions Cup
Pink background indicates teams that did not top their regional pool or earn a place in the 2022–23 European Champions Cup, but are in play-off places.
Yellow background indicates teams that top their regional pool and earn a place in the 2022–23 European Champions Cup, but are not in a play-off place
Plain background indicates teams that earn a place in the 2022–23 European Challenge Cup.

(q) : qualified for the play-offs;

(S) : winner of the Regional Shield and qualified for the 2022–23 European Rugby Champions Cup;

(e) : qualified for the 2022–23 European Challenge Cup

Regular season edit

Round 1 edit

24 September 2021
17:35
(1 BP) Zebre Parma  26–38  Lions (1 BP)
Try: Canna 52' c
Penalty try 57'
Boni 62' c
Fabiani 65' m
Con: Canna (2) 52', 63'
ReportTry: Ulengo 11' c
Odendaal 16' c
Maxwane (2) 20' c, 22' c
Visagie 33' c
Con: Hendrikse (5) 12', 17', 20', 23', 34'
Pen: Hendrikse 43'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 2,000[8]
Referee: Chris Busby
24 September 2021
19:35
(1 BP) Ulster  35–29  Glasgow Warriors (2 BP)
Try: Roberts 23' c
Moore 44' c
Timoney 49' c
Doak 60' c
Con: Cooney 24'
Doak (3) 45', 50', 61'
ReportTry: G. Horne 15' m
Matthews 40' +3 c
Penalty try 55'
Dobie 65' c
Con: Thompson (2) 40' +4, 66'
Pen: Weir 27'
Ravenhill Stadium
Attendance: 10,000[9]
Referee: Ben Whitehouse
24 September 2021
19:35
(1 BP) Cardiff  33–21  Connacht
Try: Amos 10' c
Halaholo 39' c
Lane (2) 51' c, 70' m
Belcher 74' c
Con: Evans 11'
L. Williams (3) 40', 52', 72'
ReportTry: Marmion (2) 13' c, 80' +1 m
Con: Carty 14'
Pen: Carty (3) 4', 37', 58'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 5,292[10]
Referee: Andrea Piardi
25 September 2021
13:00
Benetton  22–18  Stormers (1 BP)
Try: Lucchesi 16' c
Nemer 59' c
Menoncello 71' m
Con: Albornoz (2) 17', 60'
Pen: Albornoz 63'
ReportTry: Pretorius 2' m
Nel 44' c
Con: Libbok 45'
Pen: Libbok (2) 23', 38'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 2,000[11]
Referee: Frank Murphy
25 September 2021
17:15
(1 BP) Leinster  31–3  Bulls
Try: Van der Flier 7' c
Porter 13' c
Tracy 57' c
R. Byrne 70' c
Con: Sexton (3) 9', 15', 59'
R. Byrne 71'
Pen: Sexton 5'
ReportPen: Goosen 22'
Aviva Stadium
Attendance: 19,419[12]
Referee: Mike Adamson
25 September 2021
17:15
(1 BP) Edinburgh  26–22  Scarlets (1 BP)
Try: Kinghorn 25' c
Bennett 35' c
Graham (2) 39' m, 58' c
Con: Kinghorn (3) 26', 35', 59'
ReportTry: R. Evans 12' m
Hardy 51' c
McNicholl 66' c
Con: D. Jones 52'
Costelow 67'
Pen: D. Jones 38'
Edinburgh Rugby Stadium
Attendance: 5,330[13]
Referee: Andrew Brace
25 September 2021
19:35
(1 BP) Munster  42–17  Sharks
Try: Zebo (2) 6' m, 80' m
Casey 36' m
Coombes (2) 44' c, 51' c
Cloete 78' c
Con: Carbery (2) 45', 52'
Healy 79'
Pen: Carbery 29'
Healy 69'
ReportTry: Chamberlain 57' c
Penxe 71' c
Con: Bosch (2) 57', 71'
Pen: Bosch 32'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 11,418[14][a]
Referee: Craig Evans
26 September 2021
14:00
(1 BP) Dragons  23–27  Ospreys
Try: Lewis 4' c
R. Williams 77' c
Con: S. Davies (2) 6', 77'
Pen: S. Davies (2) 12', 21'
Drop: S. Davies 27'
ReportTry: Collins (2) 18' c, 52' c
L. Morgan 62' c
Con: Anscombe (3) 19', 53', 64'
Pen: Anscombe (2) 29', 44'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 6,398[15]
Referee: Sam Grove-White

Round 2 edit

1 October 2021
19:35
(1 BP) Connacht  34–7  Bulls
Try: O'Halloran 16' c
Daly (2) 45' c, 80' +1 m
Hansen 49' m
Farrell 72' c
Con: Carty (3) 17', 46', 73'
Pen: Carty 34'
ReportTry: Gqobka 2' c
Con: Goosen 3'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 3,007[16]
Referee: Ben Blain
1 October 2021
19:35
(1 BP) Scarlets  36–13  Lions
Try: R. Evans 5' c
Rogers (2) 19' c, 70' m
St. Evans 79' m
Con: Costelow (2) 6', 20'
Pen: Costelow (4) 29', 39', 63', 67'
ReportTry: Schoeman 60' c
Con: Hendrikse 61'
Pen: Hendrikse (2) 14', 33'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 7,824[17]
Referee: Andrea Piardi
2 October 2021
13:00
Benetton  28–27  Edinburgh (2 BP)
Try: Lucchesi (2) 5' m, 71' c
Ioane 33' c
Con: Albornoz 35'
Marin 73'
Pen: Albornoz 22'
Marin 58'
Drop: Marin 80' +5
ReportTry: Nel 17' c
Vellacott (2) 25' c, 29' m
McInally 50' m
Con: Van der Walt (2) 18', 26'
Pen: Van der Walt 75'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Referee: Craig Evans
2 October 2021
15:00
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors  35–24  Sharks
Try: Thompson 2' c
Wilson 14' c
Bhatti 20' c
Forbes (2) 36' c, 43' c
Tuipulotu 49' m
Con: Thompson (5) 3', 14', 21', 38', 44'
ReportTry: Roets 26' c
Du Toit 58' c
N. Mchunu 74' c
Con: Bosch (2) 26', 59'
Pienaar 75'
Pen: Bosch 40' +1
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 6,449[18]
Referee: Ben Whitehouse
2 October 2021
17:15
Zebre Parma  3–36  Ulster (1 BP)
Pen: Rizzi 34'ReportTry: McIlroy (2) 21' m, 40' m
Addison 47' c
Hume 57' m
Timoney (2) 63' c, 79' c
Con: Burns 48'
Doak 64'
Lowry 80'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 1,400[19]
Referee: Sam Grove-White
2 October 2021
19:35
Ospreys  18–14  Cardiff (1 BP)
Pen: Anscombe (6) 2', 15', 28', 38', 52', 64'ReportTry: Adams 19' c
Lane 45' c
Con: Priestland (2) 19', 46'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 5,767[20]
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
2 October 2021
19:35
(1 BP) Munster  34–18  Stormers
Try: O'Donoghue (2) 40' +1 c, 56' m
Kleyn 46' c
Scannell 51' m
Snyman 68' c
Con: Carbery (2) 42', 47'
Healy 69'
Pen: Healy 80' +1
ReportTry: Gelant 9' m
Zas 20' c
Libbok 25' c
Con: Libbok 22'
Pen: Gelant 30'
Swiel 66'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 10,723[21][a]
Referee: Andrew Brace
3 October 2021
14:00
(1 BP) Dragons  6–7  Leinster
Pen: S. Davies (2) 63', 66'ReportTry: Deegan 14' c
Con: R. Byrne 15'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 5,043[22]
Referee: AJ Jacobs

Round 3 edit

8 October 2021
19:35
(1 BP) Ulster  28–8  Benetton
Try: Gilroy 23' c
Doak (2) 27' c, 78' c
Herring 34' c
Con: Doak (4) 24', 28', 35', 79'
ReportTry: Ratuva Tavuyara 59' m
Pen: Marin 8'
Ravenhill Stadium
Attendance: 10,582[23]
Referee: AJ Jacobs
8 October 2021
19:35
Ospreys  13–27  Sharks
Try: Thomas 74' c
Con: Myler 75'
Pen: Anscombe (2) 3', 17'
ReportTry: Ward 42' c
Potgieter 59' m
Con: Pienaar 43'
Pen: Pienaar (2) 68', 78'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 5,286[24]
Referee: Frank Murphy
9 October 2021
13:00
(1 BP) Leinster  43–7  Zebre Parma
Try: Penny 2' m
Larmour 13' m
A. Byrne (2) 39' m, 49' c
E. Byrne 43' c
Cronin 46' c
Kelleher 64' c
Con: Sexton (4) 44', 47', 50', 65'
ReportTry: Bruno 67' c
Con: Pescetto 68'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 10,400[25]
Referee: Sam Grove-White
9 October 2021
15:00
Glasgow Warriors  13–9  Lions (1 BP)
Try: Bhatti 3' c
Con: Thompson 3'
Pen: Thompson (2) 16', 72'
ReportPen: Viljoen (3) 6', 28', 43'
Scotstoun Stadium
Referee: Gianluca Gnecchi
9 October 2021
17:15
Connacht  22–35  Dragons (1 BP)
Try: Hansen 58' m
Fitzgerald 72' m
Pen: Carty (4) 3', 14', 31', 34'
ReportTry: Holmes (2) 27' m, 65' c
J. Williams 47' c
Doge 52' c
Con: S. Davies (3) 48', 53', 66'
Pen: S. Davies (3) 18', 62', 75'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 3,109[26]
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
9 October 2021
17:15
Edinburgh  20–20  Stormers
Try: Graham 3' c
Vellacott 6' c
Con: Van der Walt (2) 4', 8'
Pen: Van der Walt (2) 28', 36'
ReportTry: Gelant 9' c
De Wet 33' c
Con: Swiel (2) 10', 34'
Pen: Swiel (2) 13', 39'
Edinburgh Rugby Stadium
Attendance: 5,895[27]
Referee: Andrea Piardi
9 October 2021
19:35
Cardiff  19–29  Bulls
Try: Screech 18' c
Con: Priestland 19'
Pen: Priestland (4) 5', 11', 34', 73'
ReportTry: Louw 43' c
Tambwe 61' c
Con: Smith (2) 44', 61'
Pen: Smith (5) 26', 49', 64', 72', 77'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 7,725[28]
Referee: Chris Busby
10 October 2021
14:00
Scarlets  13–43  Munster (1 BP)
Try: McNicholl 29'
Con: Costelow 30'
Pen: Costelow (2) 17', 34'
ReportTry: O'Sullivan 4' c
Coombes (2) 23' c, 59' c
Nash 36' m
Loughman 44' c
Cloete 62' c
Con: Healy (5) 5', 25', 45', 60', 64'
Pen: Healy 11'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 6,336[29]
Referee: Ben Blain

Round 4 edit

15 October 2021
19:35
(1 BP) Ulster  26–10  Lions
Try: Timoney (2) 4' m, 67' c
Hume 35' c
Mat. Rea 48' c
Con: Doak (3) 36', 49', 68'
ReportTry: Pienaar 17' c
Con: Viljoen 18'
Pen: Viljoen 40'
Ravenhill Stadium
Attendance: 11,412[30]
Referee: Mike Adamson
15 October 2021
19:35
Dragons  10–24  Stormers
Try: Lewis 22' c
Con: S. Davies 23'
Pen: S. Davies 28'
ReportTry: Zas (2) 64' m, 79' c
Con: Libbok 80' +1
Pen: Libbok (4) 16', 38', 42', 74'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 5,678[15]
Referee: Gianluca Gnecchi
16 October 2021
13:00
Zebre Parma  6–17  Glasgow Warriors
Pen: Canna (2) 21', 33'ReportTry: Bean 5' c
Tuipulotu 29' c
Con: Weir (2) 6', 30'
Pen: Weir 66'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 1,300[31]
Referee: Andrew Brace
16 October 2021
15:00
(2 BP) Benetton  26–29  Ospreys (1 BP)
Try: Lucchesi 6' c
Smith 52' c
Ioane 60' m
Menoncello 68' c
Con: Albornoz 7'
Coetzee (2) 53', 68'
ReportTry: Nagy 33' m
Roots 36' c
Webb (2) 43' c, 48' c
Con: Myler (3) 38', 44', 49'
Pen: Myler 77'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 2,158[32]
Referee: Aimee Barrett-Theron
16 October 2021
17:15
(1 BP) Leinster  50–15  Scarlets
Try: Kelleher 24' m
Porter 29' c
Doris 46' c
Healy 61' c
Sheehan (2) 70' c, 77' c
Con: Sexton 31'
Frawley 46'
R. Byrne (3) 62', 70', 78'
Pen: Sexton 8'
ReportTry: McNicholl 18' m
Lezana 49' c
Con: D. Jones 50'
Pen: Costelow 2'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 14,005[33]
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
16 October 2021
17:15
Edinburgh  17–10  Bulls (1 BP)
Try: Immelman 8' m
Pen: Van der Walt (3) 29', 33', 36'
Bennett 74'
ReportTry: Coetzee 70' c
Con: Steyn 71'
Pen: Smith 21'
Edinburgh Rugby Stadium
Attendance: 6,002[34]
Referee: Ben Whitehouse
16 October 2021
19:35
Munster  20–18  Connacht (1 BP)
Try: Cloete 39' c
Barron 78' c
Con: Carbery (2) 40', 80'
Pen: Carbery (2) 49', 59'
ReportTry: Boyle 53' m
Carty 69' c
Con: Carty 70'
Pen: Carty (2) 3', 10'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 17,198[35][a]
Referee: Chris Busby
16 October 2021
19:35
Cardiff  23–17  Sharks (1 BP)
Try: Morgan 10' c
Halaholo 27' c
Con: Priestland (2) 11', 28'
Pen: Priestland (3) 7', 68', 77'
ReportTry: Du Toit 31' c
Potgieter 71' c
Con: Bosch 32'
Chamberlain 72'
Pen: Chamberlain 42'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 8,161[36]
Referee: Gareth Newman

Round 5 edit

22 October 2021
19:35
(1 BP) Scarlets  34–28  Benetton (2 BP)
Try: R. Evans 17' c
Blacker (2) 19' c, 65' c
Ma. Jones 55' c
Con: D. Jones (3) 18', 20', 56'
O'Brien 65'
Pen: D. Jones 50'
O'Brien 71'
ReportTry: Duvenage 29' c
Gallo (2) 44' c, 58' c
Menoncello 73' c
Con: Smith (4) 30', 43', 59', 72'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 6,074[37]
Referee: Chris Busby
22 October 2021
19:35
Glasgow Warriors  15–31  Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Dempsey 39' c
Bean 80' m
Con: Thompson 40'
Pen: Thompson 52'
ReportTry: Kelleher 7' c
Keenan 28' c
A. Byrne 52' c
Sheehan 61' c
Con: R. Byrne (4) 9', 29', 54', 62'
Pen: R. Byrne 5'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,246[38]
Referee: Craig Evans
23 October 2021
13:00
Zebre Parma  10–27  Edinburgh (1 BP)
Try: Bruno 16' c
Con: Canna 17'
Pen: Rizzi 64'
ReportTry: Blain 33' m
McInally 53' m
Venter 60' c
Vellacott 80' +2 c
Con: Kinghorn (2) 60', 80' +3
Pen: Kinghorn 5'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 1,500[39]
Referee: Frank Murphy
23 October 2021
17:15
(1 BP) Connacht  36–11  Ulster
Try: Murray 11' c
Hansen (2) 25' c, 80' +2 c
Porch 62' m
Kilgallen 65' c
Con: Carty (4) 13', 25', 66', 80' +3
Pen: Carty 28'
ReportTry: Roberts 68' m
Pen: Doak (2) 5', 17'
Aviva Stadium
Attendance: 9,875[40]
Referee: Andrew Brace
23 October 2021
17:15
Cardiff  31–29  Dragons (2 BP)
Try: L. Williams 22' c
Amos 38' m
Penalty try 50'
Con: Evans 23'
Pen: Evans (4) 7', 27', 56', 59'
ReportTry: T. Davies 3' c
Doge 18' c
Dyer 61' m
Maksymiw 80' +1 c
Con: S. Davies (3) 3', 18', 80' +2
Pen: S. Davies 54'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 8,194[41]
Referee: Ben Whitehouse
23 October 2021
19:35
Ospreys  18–10  Munster
Pen: Myler (6) 2', 32', 36', 46', 64', 72'ReportTry: Casey 54' c
Con: Crowley 55'
Pen: Crowley 6'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 5,678[42]
Referee: Hollie Davidson
3 December 2021
19:00
Sharks  30–16  Bulls
Try: Am 53' c
Van Vuuren 71' m
Con: Chamberlain 54'
Pen: Chamberlain (6) 20', 33', 42', 52', 59', 67'
ReportTry: D. Kriel 23' c
Con: Steyn 24'
Pen: Steyn (3) 30', 37', 57'
Kings Park Stadium
Referee: Jaco Peyper
4 December 2021
17:00
Stormers  19–37  Lions (1 BP)
Try: Ungerer 27' c
Senatla 31' m
Venter 77' c
Con: Libbok 28'
Swiel 78'
ReportTry: Horn (2) 11' c, 79' c
Warner 45' c
V. Tshituka 56' c
Con: Zeilinga (4) 11', 45', 56', 80'
Pen: Zeilinga (3) 15', 39', 69'
Cape Town Stadium
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen

Round 6 edit

26 November 2021
19:35
(1 BP) Connacht  46–18  Ospreys
Try: Hansen 3' m
Bolton 14' m
McNulty 23' m
Arnold 43' c
Blade 70' c
Fitzgerald 78' c
Con: Carty (3) 44', 71', 79'
Pen: Carty 13'
ReportTry: Morgan 17' m
Hawkins 50' c
Con: Myler 51'
Pen: Myler (2) 10', 36'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 5,025[43]
Referee: Ben Blain
27 November 2021
13:00
Benetton  19–18  Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Smith 1' m
Pettinelli 21' m
Pen: Marin (3) 32', 63', 80+3'
ReportTry: Dempsey 7' m
Darge 34' c
Con: Thompson 35'
Pen: Thompson (2) 19', 45'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
27 November 2021
17:15
Dragons  14–30  Edinburgh (1 BP)
Try: S. Davies 23' c
Holmes 33' c
Con: S. Davies (2) 24', 34'
ReportTry: Boffelli 3' c
Moyano (2) 19' m, 37' m
Hoyland 80+1' c
Con: Kinghorn (2) 4', 80+2'
Pen: Kinghorn (2) 57', 69'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 5,552[15]
Referee: Mike Adamson
27 November 2021
20:00
Leinster  10–20  Ulster
Try: Henshaw 51' c
Con: R. Byrne 51'
Pen: R. Byrne 65'
ReportTry: Jones 16' c
Hume 79' c
Con: Cooney 17'
Doak 80'
Pen: Cooney 48'
Doak 68'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 14,625[44]
Referee: Frank Murphy
11 March 2022
17:10
Sharks  37–20  Scarlets
Try: Fassi 56' c
Bosch 62' c
Louw 80+7' c
Con: Bosch (2) 56', 63'
Díaz Bonilla 80+8'
Pen: Bosch (3) 19', 39', 70'
ReportTry: Shingler 47' c
St. Evans 75' c
Con: Costelow 48'
D. Jones 75'
Pen: Costelow (2) 9', 16'
Kings Park Stadium
Attendance: 6,456
Referee: Sam Grove-White
12 March 2022
14:05
Bulls  29–24  Munster (1 BP)
Try: Tambwe 17' c
W. Steenkamp 33' c
Con: Smith (2) 17', 34'
Pen: Smith (5) 3', 9', 22', 30', 47'
ReportTry: Kendellen 54' c
De Allende 65' c
O'Donoghue 73' c
Con: Healy (3) 55', 66', 75'
Pen: Healy 6'
Loftus Versfeld Stadium
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Ben Whitehouse
13 March 2022
14:00
(1 BP) Lions  37–20  Cardiff
Try: Van den Berg 2' c
Van der Merwe (2) 14' c, 22' c
V. Tshituka 80+1' c
Con: Hendrikse (4) 3', 15', 23', 80+2'
Pen: Hendrikse (3) 9', 48', 58'
ReportTry: Summerhill 31' c
Botham 44' c
Con: Evans (2) 32', 45'
Pen: Evans (2) 6', 12'
Ellis Park Stadium
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Chris Busby
13 March 2022
16:05
(1 BP) Stormers  55–7  Zebre Parma
Try: Libbok 2' c
Willemse 8' c
Zas (2) 12' c, 60' m
Senatla (3) 24' c, 57' m, 79' c
Ntubeni (2) 39' m, 75' m
Con: Libbok (4) 3', 9', 13', 25'
Swiel 80'
ReportTry: Cronjé 43' c
Con: Canna 44'
Danie Craven Stadium
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Adam Jones

Round 7 edit

3 December 2021
19:35
(1 BP) Edinburgh  24–10  Benetton
Try: Graham 14' m
Boffelli 22' m
Kinghorn 46' c
McInally 68' c
Con: Kinghorn (2) 47', 70'
ReportTry: Zuliani 60' c
Con: Marin 61'
Pen: Marin 9'
Edinburgh Rugby Stadium
Attendance: 5,438[45]
Referee: Adam Jones
3 December 2021
19:45
(1 BP) Leinster  47–19  Connacht
Try: Ruddock 23' c
Ringrose 33' c
Sheehan 40' m
Larmour 42' c
Doris 50' c
Baird 59' c
Deegan 75' c
Con: R. Byrne (6) 24', 34', 43', 50', 59', 76'
ReportTry: Hansen 14' m
Arnold 29' c
Oliver 62' c
Con: Carty (2) 30', 63'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 14,127[46]
Referee: Chris Busby
4 December 2021
15:00
Ospreys  19–13  Ulster (1 BP)
Try: Morris 32' c
Con: Myler 34'
Pen: Myler (4) 18', 36', 60', 66'
ReportTry: Penalty try 15'
Pen: Cooney (2) 20', 53'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 5,695[47]
Referee: Sam Grove-White
4 December 2021
17:15
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors  33–14  Dragons
Try: Tuipulotu 16' c
Steyn 26' m
Dempsey 40' c
Price 59' c
Matthews 71' c
Con: Thompson (4) 17', 40+1', 61', 72'
ReportTry: Shipp 66' c
Doge 76' c
Con: S. Davies (2) 66', 77'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 6,543[48]
Referee: Frank Murphy
18 March 2022
17:10
(1 BP) Bulls  57–12  Scarlets
Try: Moodie 2' c
Coetzee (2) 8' m, 72' m
Brink 14' m
Grobbelaar (2) 25' c, 52' c
Louw 30' c
Nortjé 44' c
Ludwig 78' c
Con: Smith (5) 3', 25', 31', 46', 53'
Steyn 79'
ReportTry: Kalamafoni 32' c
R. Evans 80+1' m
Con: Patchell 34'
Loftus Versfeld Stadium
Attendance: 5,346
Referee: Chris Busby
19 March 2022
12:00
Lions  23–21  Munster (1 BP)
Try: Van der Merwe 32' c
Simelane 67' c
Con: Hendrikse (2) 33', 68'
Pen: Hendrikse (3) 36', 66', 74'
ReportTry: Ryan 8' c
J. Wycherley 14' c
F. Wycherley 40+2' c
Con: Crowley (3) 9', 15', 40+3'
Ellis Park Stadium
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Adam Jones
19 March 2022
16:30
(1 BP) Sharks  38–6  Zebre Parma
Try: H. Venter 8' c
Mbonambi 43' c
K. Mchunu 58' c
Williams 61' c
Bosch 70' c
Con: Bosch (5) 9', 45', 59', 62', 71'
Pen: Bosch 27'
ReportPen: Rizzi (2) 31', 42'
Kings Park Stadium
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Ben Whitehouse
20 March 2022
12:00
(1 BP) Stormers  40–3  Cardiff
Try: Nel 17' c
Zas 33' m
Libbok 39' c
Pokomela 61' c
Roos 64' c
Pretorius 68' c
Con: Libbok (4) 18', 40+1', 62', 65'
Swiel 69'
ReportPen: Evans 8'
Cape Town Stadium
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Sam Grove-White

Round 8 edit

24 December 2021
17:00
Zebre Parma  14–39  Benetton (1 BP)
Try: Boni 64' c
Bisegni 67' c
Con: Canna 64'
O'Malley 67'
ReportTry: Ruzza 17' c
Pettinelli 32' c
Menoncello 35' c
Brex 55' c
Marin 72' m
Con: Smith (4) 18', 33', 35', 57'
Pen: Smith (2) 5', 53'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 1,500[49]
Referee: Andrea Piardi
22 January 2022
13:00
(1 BP) Lions  37–47  Sharks (1 BP)
Try: Warner 7' c
Simelane 10' m
Schoeman 51' c
Van der Merwe 60' m
Van den Berg 69' c
Con: Zeilinga (2) 8', 52'
Swanepoel 71'
Pen: Zeilinga (2) 25', 29'
ReportTry: Fassi 15' c
Mapimpi (3) 19' m, 39' c, 54' c
Van Vuuren 32' m
Am 80' c
Con: Chamberlain (3) 17', 40', 55'
Díaz Bonilla 80+1'
Pen: Chamberlain (2) 7', 44'
Díaz Bonilla 57'
Ellis Park Stadium
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
22 January 2022
15:05
(2 BP) Bulls  26–30  Stormers (1 BP)
Try: Grobbelaar 43' c
Tambwe (2) 52' c, 56' c
Louw 63' m
Con: Smith 45'
Steyn (2) 53', 56'
ReportTry: Senatla (2) 7' m, 30' c
Jantjies 66' m
De Wet 77' c
Con: Libbok (2) 32', 78'
Pen: Libbok (2) 12', 27'
Loftus Versfeld Stadium
Attendance: 2,000[50]
Referee: Jaco Peyper
4 February 2022
20:15
(1 BP) Ulster  32–12  Connacht
Try: Jones 14' c
D. Moore 21' c
Baloucoune (2) 42' c, 80+4' m
Con: Doak (3) 16', 22', 43'
Pen: Doak (2) 54', 75'
ReportTry: McNulty 25' m
Wootton 47' c
Con: Fitzgerald 48'
Ravenhill Stadium
Attendance: 12,470
Referee: Andrew Brace
11 February 2022
18:00
(1 BP) Leinster  26–7  Edinburgh
Try: Penny 20' c
N. McCarthy 32' c
Abdaladze 67' m
Deegan 71' c
Con: R. Byrne (3) 21', 33', 73'
ReportTry: Boffelli 76' c
Con: Boffelli 76'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 8,559[51]
Referee: Adam Jones
11 February 2022
20:15
Glasgow Warriors  13–11  Munster (1 BP)
Try: Cummings 39' c
Con: Weir 40+1'
Pen: Weir (2) 16', 61'
ReportTry: Kleyn 72' m
Pen: Healy (2) 38', 64'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 6,238[52]
Referee: Gianluca Gnecchi
9 April 2022
14:10
Cardiff  14–49  Scarlets (1 BP)
Try: Cabango 4' c
L. Williams 12' c
Con: Evans (2) 5', 13'
ReportTry: Shingler 41' c
L. Williams (2) 43' c, 73' c
Davis 59' c
Rogers 76' c
J. Davies 78' c
Con: Costelow (4) 43', 45', 60', 73'
O'Brien (2) 77', 79'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 9,232[53]
Referee: Adam Jones
8 May 2022
15:00
(1 BP) Ospreys  50–31  Dragons (1 BP)
Try: Smith 18' m
Morris (3) 27' c, 38' c, 54' c
Morgan-Williams (2) 32' c, 67' c
Parry 70' c
Con: Anscombe (6) 29', 33', 39', 54', 68', 71'
Pen: Anscombe 2'
ReportTry: Rosser 6' c
Warren 9' c
Doge 23' c
L. Jones 80' c
Con: Reed (3) 7', 10', 25'
S. Davies 80'
Pen: Reed 21'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 7,190[54]
Referee: Adam Jones

Round 9 edit

1 January 2022
17:15
Connacht  10–8  Munster (1 BP)
Try: Aki 58' c
Con: Fitzgerald 59'
Pen: Carty 15'
ReportTry: Conway 23' m
Pen: Healy 18'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 3,064[55]
Referee: Chris Busby
1 January 2022
17:15
(1 BP) Scarlets  22–19  Ospreys (1 BP)
Try: G. Davies 10' c
St. Evans 53' m
McNicholl (2) 66' m, 78' m
Con: D. Jones 11'
ReportTry: Webb (2) 21' c, 57' c
L. Morgan 30' m
Con: J. Thomas (2) 22', 58'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: Behind closed doors
Referee: Adam Jones
5 February 2022
13:00
Bulls  21–13  Lions
Try: Coetzee 25' c
Grobbelaar 39' c
Arendse 49' c
Con: Steyn (3) 26', 40', 50'
ReportTry: Schoeman 72' c
Con: Swanepoel 73'
Pen: Swanepoel (2) 3', 8'
Loftus Versfeld Stadium
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Aimee Barrett-Theron
5 February 2022
15:05
Stormers  20–10  Sharks
Try: Senatla 37' c
Smith 52' c
Con: Libbok (2) 38', 54'
Pen: Libbok (2) 49', 70'
ReportTry: Williams 63' c
Con: Chamberlain 64'
Pen: Díaz Bonilla 20'
Cape Town Stadium
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: AJ Jacobs
12 March 2022
19:35
Ulster  18–13  Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Carter 9' c
Lowry 35' m
Con: Doak 10'
Pen: Doak (2) 32' 42'
ReportTry: Deegan 29' c
Con: R. Byrne 29'
Pen: R. Byrne (2) 13' 42'
Ravenhill Stadium
Attendance: 16,274[56]
Referee: Frank Murphy
18 March 2022
19:35
Glasgow Warriors  30–17  Edinburgh
Try: Gordon (2) 9' c, 30' c
McKay 55' c
Con: Weir (2) 10', 30'
Thompson 57'
Pen: Weir 40'
Thompson (2) 65', 72'
ReportTry: Young 14' c
Venter 48' c
Con: Boffelli (2) 15', 49'
Pen: Boffelli 35'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,351[57]
Referee: Hollie Davidson
13 May 2022
19:35
(1 BP) Dragons  18–19  Cardiff
Try: Griffiths 40' c
Dixon 64' m
Con: S. Davies 40+1'
Pen: Reed (2) 25', 75'
ReportTry: L. Williams 32' c
Con: Priestland 33'
Pen: Priestland (4) 2', 46', 69', 73'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 6,414 [58]
Referee: Craig Evans
14 May 2022
16:30
(1 BP) Benetton  39–17  Zebre Parma
Try: Smith (3) 1' c, 42' c, 56' c
Padovani 17' c
Bellini 79' m
Con: Smith (4) 3', 17', 44', 57'
Pen: Smith (2) 49', 73'
ReportTry: Trulla (2) 20' c, 60' c
Con: Canna (2) 21', 61'
Pen: Canna 35'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Referee: Gianluca Gnecchi

Round 10 edit

8 January 2022
15:00
(1 BP) Edinburgh  34–10  Cardiff
Try: Moyano 5' c
Boffelli 9' m
Bennett (2) 31' c, 74' c
Lang 40' m
Con: Boffelli (2) 6', 32'
Van der Walt 75'
Pen: Boffelli 18'
ReportTry: Lane 62' c
Con: Evans 62'
Pen: Priestland 26'
Edinburgh Rugby Stadium
Attendance: Behind closed doors
Referee: Frank Murphy
8 January 2022
17:15
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors  38–19  Ospreys
Try: Forbes 22' c
Tuipulotu (2) 27' c, 62' c
McKay 48' c
Brown 73' c
Con: Thompson (4) 24', 29', 50', 63'
Weir 74'
Pen: Thompson 8'
ReportTry: D. Evans 71' c
Con: Anscombe 71'
Pen: Anscombe (4) 3', 11', 26', 31'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: Behind closed doors
Referee: Chris Busby
8 January 2022
19:35
Munster  18–13  Ulster (1 BP)
Try: Haley 61' m
Kendellen 76' c
Con: Healy 77'
Pen: Crowley (2) 33', 40+1'
ReportTry: Herring 8' c
Con: Cooney 10'
Pen: Doak (2) 43', 57'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 5,000[a]
Referee: Mike Adamson
25 February 2022
17:30
Zebre Parma  7–45  Bulls (1 BP)
Try: Rizzi 24' c
Con: Rizzi 25'
ReportTry: Grobbelaar 32' c
Papier 35' c
Coetzee 53' c
Botha 58' c
Mapoe 63' c
Arendse 68' c
Con: Smith (6) 33', 36', 53', 59', 63', 70'
Pen: Smith 31'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 1,200[59]
Referee: Adam Jones
25 February 2022
19:35
Leinster  21–13  Lions
Try: Kearney 7' c
Ala'alatoa 48' c
Penny 51' c
Con: R. Byrne (3) 9', 48', 52'
ReportTry: Kriel 79' c
Con: Swanepoel 79'
Pen: Hendrikse (2) 13', 37'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 10,469[60]
Referee: Craig Evans
26 February 2022
13:00
Connacht  19–17  Stormers (1 BP)
Try: Boyle 30' c
Daly 60' c
Sullivan 72' m
Con: Fitzgerald (2) 31', 61'
ReportTry: Petersen 19' m
Willemse 39' m
Libbok 48' c
Con: Libbok 49'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 3,404[61]
Referee: Ben Blain
26 February 2022
15:05
Benetton  7–29  Sharks (1 BP)
Try: Wegner 64' c
Con: Albornoz 64'
ReportTry: R. van Heerden 7' c
Fassi 26' c
Buthelezi 42' c
Nkosi 79' m
Con: Bosch (3) 8', 27', 44'
Pen: Bosch 74'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Referee: Andrew Brace
16 April 2022
19:35
(1 BP) Scarlets  27–38  Dragons (1 BP)
Try: Kalamafoni 26' c
L. Williams 42' m
J. Williams 54' c
Hardy 60' m
Con: Costelow 27'
O'Brien 55'
Pen: Costelow 17'
ReportTry: Dixon 12' c
Basham 32' c
J. Rosser 43' c
T. Davies 73' c
R. Williams 75' c
Con: S. Davies (5) 12', 33', 44', 73', 76'
Pen: S. Davies 80'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 7,803[62]
Referee: Ben Whitehouse

Round 11 edit

28 January 2022
19:35
Dragons  13–13  Benetton
Try: Moriarty 44' c
Con: S. Davies 45'
Pen: S. Davies (2) 42', 62'
ReportTry: Els 23' c
Con: Albornoz 24'
Pen: Albornoz (2) 13', 47'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 3,571[63]
Referee: Andrew Brace
28 January 2022
19:35
(1 BP) Ulster  27–15  Scarlets
Try: Curtis 35' c
Carter 53' m
Milasinovich 66' c
Gilroy 68' m
Con: Doak (2) 36', 67'
Pen: Doak 4'
ReportTry: Lee 29' c
Mathias 62' m
Con: D. Jones 30'
Pen: D. Jones 10'
Ravenhill Stadium
Attendance: 9,542[64]
Referee: Jaco Peyper
29 January 2022
13:00
Lions  10–34  Bulls (1 BP)
Try: Kriel 57' c
Con: Swanepoel 58'
Pen: Zeilinga 7'
ReportTry: Grobbelaar 17' c
Papier 32' c
Botha 53' c
Vorster 75' c
Con: Steyn (4) 18', 33', 54', 76'
Pen: Steyn (2) 2', 12'
Ellis Park Stadium
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
29 January 2022
14:55
Connacht  20–42  Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Arnold 13' c
Boyle 43' c
Con: Forde (2) 14', 44'
Pen: Forde (2) 42', 51'
ReportTry: McLean (2) 3' m, 60' m
Steyn (2) 19' c, 63' c
Brown 36' m
Matthews 80+1' c
Con: Weir (3) 21', 64', 80+2'
Pen: Weir (2) 46', 74'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 4,527[65]
Referee: Nic Berry
29 January 2022
15:05
Sharks  22–22  Stormers
Try: Am 4' m
Mapimpi 46' m
Pen: Chamberlain (3) 26', 51', 65'
Drop: Chamberlain 40'
ReportTry: Willemse 53' m
Penalty try (2) 69', 80+2'
Pen: Libbok 22'
Kings Park Stadium
Attendance: 2,000[66]
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
29 January 2022
17:00
Zebre Parma  17–34  Munster (1 BP)
Try: Cronjé 40' c
Laloifi 80+1' c
Con: O'Malley 40+1'
Rizzi 80+2'
Pen: O'Malley 45'
ReportTry: O'Donoghue 22' m
Goggin 29' c
F. Wycherley 37' c
J. Wycherley 67' c
Barron 72' m
Con: Flannery (3) 30', 38', 67'
Pen: Crowley 19'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 1,000[67]
Referee: Craig Evans
29 January 2022
17:15
Ospreys  23–19  Edinburgh (1 BP)
Try: Protheroe 44' c
Parry 55' c
Con: Myler (2) 45', 57'
Pen: Myler (3) 30', 69', 75'
ReportTry: Venter (3) 22' c, 26' c, 60' m
Con: Van der Walt (2) 23', 27'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 4,558[68]
Referee: Andrea Piardi
29 January 2022
19:35
Cardiff  29–27  Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Lane 21' c
Amos 71' c
Con: Evans (2) 23', 72'
Pen: Evans (4) 20', 43', 49', 80+3'
Thomas 30'
ReportTry: A. Byrne 24' c
Tracy 53' c
Penny 60' c
Con: R. Byrne (3) 25', 54', 61'
Pen: R. Byrne (2) 3', 75'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 6,846[69]
Referee: Mike Adamson

Round 12 edit

12 February 2022
13:00
Lions  10–32  Stormers (1 BP)
Try: Van den Berg 78' c
Con: Hendrikse 78'
Pen: Swanepoel 21'
ReportTry: Dayimani 28' c
Senatla 46' m
Petersen 52' c
Fourie 73' c
Con: Libbok (3) 29', 54', 75'
Pen: Libbok (2) 11', 43'
Ellis Park Stadium
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
12 February 2022
15:05
(2 BP) Bulls  22–29  Sharks (1 BP)
Try: Hendricks 39' m
Coetzee 44' c
Matanzima 75' m
Tambwe 78' m
Con: Smith 45'
ReportTry: H. Venter 13' c
Mbonambi 28' c
Am 40+1' m
Mapimpi 58' c
Con: Díaz Bonilla (2) 14', 30'
Bosch 60'
Pen: Bosch 80+1'
Loftus Versfeld Stadium
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: AJ Jacobs
18 February 2022
19:35
(1 BP) Munster  34–20  Edinburgh
Try: F. Wycherley 10' c
Zebo (3) 40+1' c, 57' c, 76' c
Con: Healy (4) 11', 40+3', 58', 78'
Pen: Healy (2) 5', 17'
ReportTry: Moyano 23' c
Pyrgos 69' c
Con: Boffelli (2) 24', 70'
Pen: Boffelli (2) 38', 49'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 11,791[70]
Referee: Ben Whitehouse
19 February 2022
17:00
(1 BP) Leinster  29–7  Ospreys
Try: Larmour 21' m
Healy 29' c
Lowe 57' c
Penny 74' c
Con: R. Byrne (3) 30', 59', 75'
Pen: R. Byrne 4'
ReportTry: Webb 61' c
Con: Anscombe 62'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 11,586[71]
Referee: Andrew Brace
19 February 2022
19:35
(1 BP) Scarlets  23–29  Connacht
Try: J. Williams 19' c
Penalty try 63'
Con: D. Jones 20'
Pen: D. Jones (2) 5', 36'
Patchell 76'
ReportTry: Arnold 23' m
Fifita 41' c
Porch 53' m
Con: Carty 42'
Pen: Carty (4) 27', 34', 44', 50'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 5,566[72]
Referee: Craig Evans
19 February 2022
19:35
Glasgow Warriors  13–3  Benetton
Try: Smith 21' m
Dempsey 58' m
Pen: Miotti 4'
ReportPen: Albornoz 7'
Scotstoun Stadium
Referee: Frank Murphy
20 February 2022
14:00
Dragons  0–12  Ulster
ReportTry: Mar. Rea 40' m
Andrew 47' c
Con: Doak 48'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 3,892[73]
Referee: Andrea Piardi
6 May 2022
19:35
(1 BP) Cardiff  42–14  Zebre Parma
Try: Ratti 5' c
L. Williams 11' c
Penalty try 18'
Lane (2) 21' c, 37' c
Llewellyn 80' c
Con: Priestland (4) 6', 11', 22', 39'
Thomas 80+1'
ReportTry: Cronjé 46' c
Mbanda 70' c
Con: O'Malley 47'
Canna 71'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 6,383[74]
Referee: Ben Blain

Round 13 edit

4 March 2022
19:35
(1 BP) Ulster  48–12  Cardiff
Try: Baloucoune (2) 8' c, 53' c
Hume 16' c
McCloskey 40+1' m
Timoney 49' c
Sexton 63' m
Stewart 69' c
Con: Doak (3) 9' 16' 50'
Cooney (2) 56' 71'
Pen: Doak 12'
ReportTry: K. Myhill 45' m
Ratti 76' c
Con: Thomas 77'
Ravenhill Stadium
Attendance: 11,559
Referee: Hollie Davidson
4 March 2022
19:35
(1 BP) Edinburgh  56–8  Connacht
Try: Boffelli 29' c
Immelman (2) 33' c, 60' c
Cherry 38' c
Kinghorn 42' c
Moyano 51' c
Young 68' c
Vellacott 74' c
Con: Boffelli (8) 30', 34', 40', 43', 51', 61', 69', 76'
ReportTry: Sullivan 23' m
Pen: Carty 11'
Edinburgh Rugby Stadium
Attendance: 6,116[75]
Referee: Craig Evans
5 March 2022
12:55
Benetton  17–61  Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Piantella 51' c
L. Cannone 77' c
Con: Smith (2) 52', 77'
Pen: Smith 12'
ReportTry: Deegan 6' c
Cronin (2) 23' c, 48' c
Larmour 29' c
R. Byrne 36' c
Tracy (2) 55' c, 72' m
J. O'Brien (2) 65' c, 80+1' c
Con: R. Byrne (7) 7', 24', 29', 37', 49', 56', 64'
J. O'Brien 80+2'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 1,932[56]
Referee: Ben Whitehouse
5 March 2022
17:15
(1 BP) Munster  64–3  Dragons
Try: Casey (2) 10' c, 23' c
O'Donoghue (2) 25' c, 75' c
Cloete (2) 37' c, 64' m
Zebo 53' m
Farrell 55' c
S. Daly 58' m
Hodnett 73' c
Con: Crowley (5) 12', 24', 26', 38', 56'
Healy (2) 74', 76'
ReportPen: S. Davies 17'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 11,853[76]
Referee: Sam Grove-White
5 March 2022
17:15
(1 BP) Scarlets  35–10  Glasgow Warriors
Try: St. Evans 39' c
S. Williams 43' c
G. Davies 58' c
Kalamafoni 66' c
Conbeer 73' c
Con: Patchell (3) 40', 43', 59'
St. Evans 65'
Costelow 74'
ReportTry: Matthews 4' c
Con: Weir 6'
Pen: Weir 21'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 6,006
Referee: Chris Busby
6 March 2022
14:00
Ospreys  27–22  Zebre Parma (1 BP)
Try: Parry 33' c
Morris 36' c
Griffiths 69' c
Con: Myler (3) 34', 37', 71'
Pen: Myler (2) 4', 63'
ReportTry: Mitchell 55' c
Con: Rizzi 55'
Pen: Rizzi (5) 19', 24', 51', 58', 76'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 5,068
Referee: Andrew Brace
9 April 2022
13:00
Stormers  19–17  Bulls (1 BP)
Try: Dayimani 43' c
Con: Libbok 44'
Pen: Libbok (3) 27', 56', 61'
Drop: Willemse 72'
ReportTry: Moodie 51' c
Louw 74' c
Con: Smith 52'
Steyn 75'
Pen: Smith 15'
Cape Town Stadium
Referee: Frank Murphy
9 April 2022
15:05
(1 BP) Sharks  37–10  Lions
Try: Grobler 7' c
Buthelezi 11' c
Mbonambi 60' c
Notshe 70' c
Con: Bosch (4) 8', 12', 62', 71'
Pen: Bosch (3) 31', 49', 80+1'
ReportTry: Van Wyk 76' c
Con: Hendrikse 77'
Pen: Hendrikse 22'
Kings Park Stadium
Referee: Ben Blain

Round 14 edit

25 March 2022
16:00
(1 BP) Lions  45–15  Ospreys
Try: Maxwane 11' c
Van den Berg (2) 38' c, 55' c
F. Horn 43' c
Rass 68' m
Van der Merwe 71' m
Warner 77' c
Con: Hendrikse (5) 12', 39', 44', 56', 78'
ReportTry: Webb 50' c
Collins 64' m
Con: J. Thomas 51'
Pen: J. Thomas 31'
Ellis Park Stadium
Attendance: 2,500[77]
Referee: Ben Blain
25 March 2022
19:35
(1 BP) Munster  51–22  Benetton
Try: Gallagher 19' c
Casey 34' c
Zebo 46' c
G. Coombes 66' c
O'Sullivan 70' c
De Allende 78' c
Con: Healy (6) 21', 36', 48', 67', 71', 79'
Pen: Healy (3) 8', 42', 59'
ReportTry: Smith 40+1' c
Da Re 55' m
Braley 80+3' c
Con: Smith 40+3'
Coetzee 80+5'
Pen: Smith 24'
Musgrave Park
Attendance: 6,136[78]
Referee: Craig Evans
26 March 2022
13:00
Stormers  23–20  Ulster (1 BP)
Try: De Wet 3' c
Zas 7' c
Con: Libbok (2) 4', 8'
Pen: Libbok (3) 28', 40+1', 55'
ReportTry: S. Moore 22' c
McCloskey 57' c
Con: Cooney (2) 23', 58'
Pen: Cooney (2) 33', 39'
Cape Town Stadium
Attendance: 3,544[77]
Referee: Gianluca Gnecchi
26 March 2022
13:00
Zebre Parma  24–41  Scarlets (1 BP)
Try: Canna 55' c
Biondelli 58' c
D'Onofrio 77' c
Con: Biondelli 56'
Canna 59'
Rizzi 78'
Pen: Canna 26'
ReportTry: Baldwin 22' c
Conbeer 29' c
McNicholl 34' c
Lousi 51' m
Lezana 61' c
Tuipulotu 72' m
Con: Patchell (3) 23', 31', 34'
Costelow 62'
Pen: Patchell 15'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 1,700[79]
Referee: Jaco Peyper
26 March 2022
15:05
Sharks  5–21  Edinburgh
Try: Du Toit 51' mReportTry: Kinghorn (2) 20' c, 69' c
Boffelli 56' c
Con: Kinghorn 22'
Boffelli (2) 57', 70'
Kings Park Stadium
Attendance: 5,120[77]
Referee: Andrea Piardi
26 March 2022
17:15
(1 BP) Bulls  55–20  Dragons
Try: Botha 4' c
Mapoe (2) 26' c, 65' m
Arendse (2) 28' c, 48' m
Grobbelaar 38' c
Coetzee 56' c
Burger 69' c
Con: Smith (5) 5', 27', 29', 39', 56'
Steyn 69'
Pen: Smith 10'
ReportTry: Dyer 40+2' m
J. Rosser 42' m
S. Davies 53' c
Con: S. Davies 53'
Pen: S. Davies 24'
Loftus Versfeld Stadium
Attendance: 3,000[77]
Referee: Frank Murphy
26 March 2022
17:15
(1 BP) Cardiff  32–28  Glasgow Warriors (2 BP)
Try: Harries 4' m
Cabango (2) 34' c, 69' c
Halaholo 58' c
Con: Evans (3) 35', 58', 69'
Pen: Evans (2) 11', 79'
ReportTry: Cancelliere (2) 15' c, 42' c
Johnson 24' c
Brown 29' c
Con: Thompson (4) 16', 24', 30', 43'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 6,275[80]
Referee: AJ Jacobs
26 March 2022
19:35
Connacht  8–45  Leinster (1 BP)
Try: O'Halloran 39' m
Pen: Carty 22'
ReportTry: O'Loughlin 14' c
Hawkshaw 53' c
McGrath 56' c
Frawley 64' m
T. O'Brien (2) 67' m, 77' c
Deegan 72' c
Con: R. Byrne 15'
Hawkshaw (4) 54', 57', 72', 78'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 8,129[81]
Referee: Chris Busby

Round 15 edit

1 April 2022
18:30
(1 BP) Sharks  51–3  Dragons
Try: Nché 29' c
Mbonambi 34' c
Kok 48' c
Penalty try (2) 60', 64'
Volmink 68' c
Con: Bosch (4) 31', 36', 50', 68'
Pen: Bosch (3) 8', 13', 19'
ReportPen: Lewis 16'
Kings Park Stadium
Attendance: 6,338[82]
Referee: Ben Blain
1 April 2022
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors  40–12  Zebre Parma
Try: Matthews (3) 4' c, 43' m, 63' c
Kebble 10' c
Wilson 24' c
Dobie 34' c
Con: Thompson (5) 5', 11', 26', 34', 64'
ReportTry: Fusco 40+1' m
Andreani 79' c
Con: Rizzi 79'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 6,927[83]
Referee: Adam Jones
2 April 2022
13:00
(1 BP) Bulls  34–16  Ulster
Try: Coetzee 44' c
Tambwe 57' c
Grobbelaar 66' c
Arendse 76' c
Con: Smith (2) 44', 57'
Steyn (2) 67', 77'
Pen: Smith (2) 25', 53'
ReportTry: Marshall 65' c
Con: Doak 65'
Pen: Doak (3) 11', 32', 37'
Loftus Versfeld Stadium
Attendance: 19,436[84][non-primary source needed]
Referee: Andrea Piardi
2 April 2022
13:00
(1 BP) Benetton  17–21  Connacht
Try: Padovani 49' c
Halafihi 69' c
Con: Da Re (2) 50', 71'
Pen: Da Re 9'
ReportTry: Prendergast 2' c
Murray 19' c
Tuimauga 76' c
Con: Carty (3) 2', 20', 77'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Referee: Pierre Brousset
2 April 2022
15:05
Lions  15–9  Edinburgh (1 BP)
Try: Hendrikse 30' m
E. Tshituka 52' c
Con: Hendrikse 53'
Pen: Hendrikse 68'
ReportPen: Boffelli (2) 29', 64'
Drop: Immelman 12'
Ellis Park Stadium
Referee: Gianluca Gnecchi
2 April 2022
17:15
(1 BP) Stormers  29–13  Ospreys
Try: De Wet 6' c
Smith 9' c
Zas (2) 28' m, 54' c
Con: Libbok (3) 6', 10', 56'
Pen: Libbok 40'
ReportTry: Nagy 80+1' c
Con: Anscombe 80+2'
Pen: Anscombe (2) 3', 18'
Cape Town Stadium
Attendance: 4,951[85]
Referee: Frank Murphy
2 April 2022
19:00
Munster  19–34  Leinster (1 BP)
Try: De Allende 64' c
Con: Carbery 64'
Pen: Carbery (4) 13', 21', 28', 37'
ReportTry: Ringrose 17' m
Lowe (2) 48' m, 74' m
J. O'Brien 58' c
Con: R. Byrne 60'
Pen: R. Byrne (4) 10', 26', 40+3', 55'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 20,657[86]
Referee: Christophe Ridley
2 April 2022
19:35
Scarlets  35–20  Cardiff
Try: Costelow 22' c
McNicholl (2) 32' m, 52' c
Kalamafoni 45' c
Con: Costelow (3) 22', 45', 53'
Pen: Costelow (3) 7', 50', 74'
ReportTry: Adams 13' c
Botham 78' c
Con: Evans 15'
Priestland 79'
Pen: Evans (2) 4', 29'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 7,087[87]
Referee: Tual Trainini

Round 16 edit

22 April 2022
17:15
(1 BP) Stormers  32–7  Glasgow Warriors
Try: Pretorius 35' c
Jantjies 53' m
Zas 56' c
Roos 80' c
Con: Libbok (3) 36', 57', 80+2'
Pen: Libbok (2) 31', 39'
ReportTry: Dempsey 19' c
Con: Thompson 20'
Cape Town Stadium
Attendance: 4,762[88]
Referee: Andrew Brace
22 April 2022
19:35
(1 BP) Ulster  17–24  Munster
Try: Herring 48' c
Reidy 75' c
Con: Cooney 49'
Doak 76'
Pen: Cooney 8'
ReportTry: Archer 22' c
Earls 28' m
Con: Carbery 23'
Pen: Carbery (4) 12', 44', 60', 80'
Ravenhill Stadium
Attendance: 12,131[89]
Referee: Jaco Peyper
22 April 2022
19:45
(1 BP) Edinburgh  29–26  Zebre Parma (1 BP)
Try: Bennett (2) 1' c, 61' m
Hutchison 39' c
Schoeman 52' c
Con: Van der Walt (3) 2', 40+1', 53'
Pen: Van der Walt 78'
ReportTry: Laloifi 35' m
Gesi 42' c
Sisi 74' c
Con: Rizzi 43'
O'Malley 75'
Edinburgh Rugby Stadium
Attendance: 5,818[90]
Referee: Frank Murphy
23 April 2022
13:00
(1 BP) Bulls  46–29  Benetton
Try: Brink 25' m
Arendse (2) 40+1' c, 49' c
Coetzee 60' c
Moodie 75' c
Matanzima 80' c
Con: Smith (3) 40+2', 50', 61'
Steyn (2) 75', 80+1'
Pen: Smith (2) 48', 69'
ReportTry: Menoncello (2) 11' c, 77' c
Con: Smith (2) 12', 77'
Pen: Smith (5) 7', 19', 32', 45', 65'
Loftus Versfeld Stadium
Attendance: 8,932[88]
Referee: Mike Adamson
23 April 2022
15:00
Dragons  19–38  Scarlets (1 BP)
Try: Dixon 35' c
J. Williams 50' m
Warren 61' c
Con: S. Davies (2) 35', 61'
ReportTry: Lousi 12' m
O'Brien (2) 15' c, 80' c
Elias 29' m
R. Evans 66' c
Baldwin 76' c
Con: Patchell (4) 16', 67', 77', 80+2'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,719[91]
Referee: Sam Grove-White
23 April 2022
15:05
(2 BP) Lions  30–33  Connacht
Try: Maxwane 38' m
Van den Berg 54' c
Van der Merwe 66' m
Odendaal 70' c
Con: Hendrikse (2) 55', 71'
Pen: Hendrikse (2) 18', 47'
ReportTry: Prendergast 3' c
Penalty try 9'
Daly 62' c
Con: Carty (2) 3', 63'
Pen: Carty (4) 43', 51', 60', 76'
Ellis Park Stadium
Attendance: 2,500[88]
Referee: Craig Evans
23 April 2022
17:15
(1 BP) Sharks  28–23  Leinster
Try: Mapimpi 20' c
Hendrikse 39' c
Mbonambi 48' c
Buthelezi 65' c
Con: Bosch (4) 21', 40+1', 50', 66'
ReportTry: Penny 17' c
T. O'Brien 36' c
Con: Frawley (2) 18', 37'
Pen: Frawley (3) 28', 43', 53'
Kings Park Stadium
Attendance: 21,832[92][non-primary source needed]
Referee: Nika Amashukeli
23 April 2022
17:15
Cardiff  6–22  Ospreys
Pen: Priestland (2) 28', 44'ReportTry: Lake 54' c
Webb 61' c
Parry 66' m
Con: Anscombe (2) 56', 61'
Pen: Anscombe 48'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 10,075[93]
Referee: Gianluca Gnecchi

Round 17 edit

29 April 2022
18:00
(1 BP) Bulls  29–17  Glasgow Warriors
Try: Burger 10' c
Tambwe 40+3' c
Wa. Steenkamp 59' c
Brink 62' m
Con: Steyn (3) 10', 40+4', 59'
Pen: Steyn 29'
ReportTry: Penalty try 6'
Smith 74' c
Con: Thompson 75'
Pen: Weir 21'
Loftus Versfeld Stadium
Referee: Nika Amashukeli
29 April 2022
19:35
(1 BP) Munster  42–21  Cardiff
Try: Haley (2) 6' c, 26' c
Ahern 40' c
Casey (2) 63' c, 77' m
Con: Healy (3) 7', 27', 40+2'
Carbery 64'
Pen: Healy (3) 19', 33', 61'
ReportTry: Davies 2' c
Lee-Lo 12' c
L. Williams 56' c
Con: Evans (3) 4', 14', 57'
Musgrave Park
Attendance: 7,325[89]
Referee: Sam Grove-White
30 April 2022
13:00
(1 BP) Lions  37–29  Benetton (1 BP)
Try: Schoeman 14' m
Van den Berg 40+2' c
Van der Merwe 42' c
Pienaar 53' m
Hendrikse 63' c
Con: Hendrikse (3) 40+3', 42', 63'
Pen: Hendrikse (2) 2', 68'
ReportTry: Smith (2) 25' c, 38' m
Drago 31' c
L. Cannone 80+4' c
Con: Smith (3) 26', 31', 80+5'
Drop: Albornoz 17'
Ellis Park Stadium
Referee: Andrew Brace
30 April 2022
15:05
(1 BP) Sharks  41–21  Connacht
Try: Grobler (2) 24' c, 54' c
Louw 45' c
Mbonambi 49' c
Roets 77' c
Con: Bosch (5) 26', 46', 50', 55', 78'
Pen: Bosch (2) 15', 74'
ReportTry: Thornbury 27' m
Blade 36' c
Con: Fitzgerald 37'
Pen: Fitzgerald (3) 8', 21', 32'
Kings Park Stadium
Referee: Mike Adamson
30 April 2022
15:05
Zebre Parma  23–18  Dragons (1 BP)
Try: Bigi 24' m
Penalty try 64'
Gesi 75' m
Pen: Rizzi (2) 12', 17'
ReportTry: Jones 54' m
Rosser 59' c
Con: S. Davies 59'
Pen: S. Davies (2) 6', 15'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 3,200[94]
Referee: Chris Busby
30 April 2022
16:15
Stormers  20–13  Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Gelant 45' m
Senatla 53' m
Penalty try 66'
Pen: Libbok 16'
ReportTry: E. Byrne 60' c
Con: H. Byrne 61'
Pen: Frawley (2) 18', 20'
Cape Town Stadium
Attendance: 13,156[95]
Referee: Craig Evans
30 April 2022
17:15
(1 BP) Ospreys  54–36  Scarlets (1 BP)
Try: Smith 16' c
Morris 27' c
Giles 45' c
Lake (2) 50' m, 54' c
Collins 58' c
Watkin 69' c
Parry 80' c
Con: Anscombe (7) 18', 28', 47', 56', 59', 70', 80'
ReportTry: G. Davies 20' c
Conbeer (3) 24' c, 34' c, 76' m
Hardy 72' c
Con: Costelow (3) 21', 25', 35'
Patchell 72'
Pen: Costelow 8'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 10,141[96]
Referee: Jaco Peyper
30 April 2022
19:35
(1 BP) Edinburgh  10–16  Ulster
Try: Bennett 68' c
Con: Boffelli 69'
Pen: Boffelli 42'
ReportTry: Baloucoune 14' c
Con: Doak 15'
Pen: Doak (3) 20', 34', 49'
Edinburgh Rugby Stadium
Attendance: 7,774[97]
Referee: Ben Whitehouse

Round 18 edit

20 May 2022
18:00
(1 BP) Benetton  69–21  Cardiff
Try: L. Cannone 13' c
Albornoz (2) 16' c, 50' m
Lamaro 20' c
Braley (2) 32' c, 55' c
Smith (2) 68' c, 77' c
Ruzza 70' m
Pettinelli 73' c
Con: Smith (8) 14', 18', 20', 33', 57', 70', 74', 78'
Pen: Smith 25'
ReportTry: Carré (2) 37' c, 45' c
Llewellyn 61' c
Con: Priestland (3) 38', 46', 61'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 1,986 [98]
Referee: Eoghan Cross
20 May 2022
19:35
Ulster  24–21  Sharks (1 BP)
Try: Lowry 27' c
McCloskey 45' c
Hume 65' c
Con: Cooney (3) 28', 45', 66'
Pen: Cooney 17'
ReportTry: N. Mchunu 62' c
Louw 77' c
Williams 80' c
Con: Bosch 63'
Chamberlain 77'
Williams 80'
Ravenhill Stadium
Referee: Ben Blain
20 May 2022
20:10
(2 BP) Ospreys  31–38  Bulls (1 BP)
Try: J. Morgan 38' c
L. Morgan (2) 57' c, 79' c
Parry 78' c
Con: Anscombe (4) 39', 58', 78', 80'
Pen: Anscombe 33'
ReportTry: Tambwe 4' m
Smith 20' c
Moodie 42' c
Hendricks (3) 47' c, 63' c, 66' m
Con: Smith (4) 21', 43', 48', 63'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 5,795 [99]
Referee: Chris Busby
21 May 2022
15:00
Dragons  11–21  Lions
Try: Dyer 22' m
Pen: Reed (2) 32', 42'
ReportTry: Van der Merwe 29' c
Venter 45' c
Dreyer 53' c
Con: Hendrikse (3) 30', 46', 53'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,729 [100]
Referee: Joy Neville
21 May 2022
17:00
(1 BP) Connacht  22–20  Zebre Parma (1 BP)
Try: Marmion 7' m
Murray 17' m
Masterson 26' c
Porch 49' m
Con: Carty 27'
ReportTry: Pani 42' m
Nocera 68' m
Lucchin 78' c
Con: Canna 79'
Pen: Canna 4'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Referee: Adam Jones
21 May 2022
17:10
(1 BP) Scarlets  21–26  Stormers (1 BP)
Try: J. Williams 7' c
Conbeer 72' m
Con: Costelow 8'
Pen: Costelow (3) 4', 17', 28'
ReportTry: Zas 14' c
Roos 38' c
Nel (2) 42' c, 80' m
Con: Libbok (3) 15', 39', 43'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 7,386 [101]
Referee: Sam Grove-White
21 May 2022
18:30
Edinburgh  28–11  Glasgow Warriors
Try: Kinghorn 30' c
Bradbury 45' m
Hoyland 63' m
Con: Boffelli (2) 31', 65'
Pen: Boffelli (3) 15', 40', 54'
ReportTry: Smith 68' m
Pen: Thompson (2) 21', 37'
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 24,187 [102]
Referee: Andrew Brace
21 May 2022
19:15
(1 BP) Leinster  35–25  Munster
Try: Penny 2' m
Foley 23' c
Penalty try 52'
O'Loughlin 54' c
Con: H. Byrne (2) 23', 55'
Pen: H. Byrne (3) 9', 46', 71'
ReportTry: O'Donoghue 12' m
Haley 17' c
Murray 41' c
Con: Carbery (2) 17', 42'
Pen: Carbery (2) 49', 61'
Aviva Stadium
Attendance: 32,411[103]
Referee: Frank Murphy

Play-offs edit

Bracket edit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
         
1   Leinster 76
8   Glasgow Warriors 14
1   Leinster 26
4   Bulls 27
4   Bulls 30
5   Sharks 27
4   Bulls 13
2   Stormers 18
2   Stormers 28
7   Edinburgh 17
2   Stormers 17
3   Ulster 15
3   Ulster 36
6   Munster 17

The play-off draw was seeded by final finishing position in the regular season table

Quarter-finals edit

3 June 2022
19:35
Ulster  36–17  Munster
Try: Cooney 11' c
S. Moore (2) 25' c, 33' m
Timoney 43' c
Hume 62' c
Con: Cooney (3) 11', 26', 44'
Doak 62'
Pen: Cooney 57'
ReportTry: Kleyn 19' c
Earls (2) 53' m, 70' m
Con: Carbery 19'
Ravenhill Stadium
Attendance: 10,252[104]
Referee: Jaco Peyper
4 June 2022
13:35
Bulls  30–27  Sharks
Try: Tambwe 13' c
Coetzee 45' c
Hendricks 51' c
Con: Smith (3) 13', 46', 52'
Pen: Smith (2) 20', 33'
Drop: Smith 80+4'
ReportTry: Mbonambi 16' c
Hendrikse 58' c
Notshe 75' c
Con: Bosch (3) 17', 60', 76'
Pen: Bosch (2) 5', 40'
Loftus Versfeld
Attendance: 22,394[105]
Referee: Andrew Brace
4 June 2022
15:35
Leinster  76–14  Glasgow Warriors
Try: Sheehan (2) 16' c, 39' m
Larmour (2) 20' c, 64' m
N. McCarthy 24' c
Doris 43' c
Ala'alatoa 48' c
Gibson-Park 54' c
Ringrose 57' m
Frawley 69' c
McGrath 71' c
J. O'Brien 77' m
Con: R. Byrne (8) 17', 20', 26', 44', 49', 55', 70', 71'
ReportTry: Z. Fagerson 5' c
Horne 60' c
Con: Thompson (2) 5', 60'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 9,346[106]
Referee: Andrea Piardi
4 June 2022
19:35
Stormers  28–17  Edinburgh
Try: Gelant 3' c
Nel 44' c
Roos 54' m
Con: Libbok (2) 4', 45'
Pen: Libbok (3) 12' 52' 69'
ReportTry: Cherry 15' c
Pyrgos 56' c
Con: Boffelli (2) 17', 57'
Cape Town Stadium
Referee: Frank Murphy

Semi-finals edit

10 June 2022
19:35
Leinster  26–27  Bulls
Try: Sheehan 10' c
Henshaw 33' c
O'Loughlin 71' m
Healy 80+3' c
Con: R. Byrne (2) 11', 34'
Sexton 80+3'
ReportTry: Grobbelaar 20' c
Coetzee 25' c
Penalty try 53'
Con: Smith (2) 21', 26'
Pen: Smith 14'
Steyn 77'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 11,565[107]
Referee: Andrea Piardi
11 June 2022
15:00
Stormers  17–15  Ulster
Try: Kotze 5' m
Roos 14' m
Gelant 80+5' c
Con: Libbok 80+7'
ReportTry: Baloucoune 18' m
S. Moore 28' c
Con: Cooney 29'
Pen: Cooney 40+1'
Cape Town Stadium
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Mike Adamson

Championship final edit

The first United Rugby Championship Final was an all-South African derby, ensuring the first ever South African winner of the tournament, the Bulls having narrowly missed out on winning the transitional Pro14 Rainbow Cup competition. It also marked the first time in the history of the competition that a Grand final play-off match has not included at least one Irish province, a run of 14 finals.[108]

18 June 2022
19:35
Stormers  18–13  Bulls
Try: Roos 45' c
Venter 57' m
Con: Libbok 46'
Pen: Libbok 43'
Drop: Libbok 75'
ReportTry: Vorster 3' c
Con: Smith 4'
Pen: Smith (2) 43', 65'
Cape Town Stadium
Attendance: 31,000[109]
Referee: Andrew Brace

Attendances by club edit

Club Home
games
Total Average Highest Lowest % Capacity
  Benetton 0 0 0 0 0 0%
  Bulls 9 35,782 5,112 19,436 2,000 9.88%
  Cardiff 4 29,372 7,343 8,194 5,292 60.56%
  Connacht 8[b] 40,140 5,018 9,875 3,007 48.93%
  Dragons 4 22,671 5,668 6,398 5,043 65.15%
  Edinburgh 5 46,852 5,666 24,187 5,330 72.64%
  Glasgow Warriors 0 0 0 0 0 0%
  Leinster 11 155,512 14,138 32,411 8,559 60.32%[c]
  Lions 0 0 0 0 0 0%
  Munster 9 102,101 11,345 20,657 5,000 66.09%[d]
  Ospreys 4 22,426 5,607 5,767 5,286 26.92%
  Scarlets 3 20,234 6,745 7,824 6,074 45.36%
  Sharks 0 0 0 21,832 0 0%
  Stormers 0 0 0 0 0 0%
  Ulster 8[e] 91,752 11,469 16,274 9,542 63.03%
  Zebre Parma 5 7,700 1,540 2,000 1,300 30.80%

Highest attendances edit

Date Game Stadium Attendance
21 May 2022 Leinster (H) v Munster Aviva Stadium 32,411[103]
18 June 2022 Stormers (H) v Bulls Cape Town Stadium 31,000
11 June 2022 Stormers (H) v Ulster Cape Town Stadium 30,000
21 May 2022 Edinburgh (H) v Glasgow Murrayfield Stadium 24,187
23 April 2022 Sharks (H) v Leinster Kings Park Stadium 21,832[110][92]
2 April 2022 Munster (H) v Leinster Thomond Park 20,657[86]
2 April 2022 Bulls (H) v Ulster Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19,436[84]

End of Season Awards edit

URC Dream Team edit

The 2021–22 United Rugby Championship Dream team is:[111]

Pos Player Team
FB 15   Warrick Gelant   Stormers
RW 14   Seabelo Senatla   Stormers
OC 13   James Hume   Ulster
IC 12   Damian Willemse   Stormers
LW 11   Leolin Zas   Stormers
FH 10   Ross Byrne   Leinster
SH 9   Craig Casey   Munster
N8 8   Evan Roos   Stormers
OF 7   Nick Timoney   Ulster
BF 6   Marcell Coetzee   Bulls
RL 5   Ruan Nortjé   Bulls
LL 4   Jean Kleyn   Munster
TP 3   Thomas du Toit   Sharks
HK 2   Johan Grobbelaar   Bulls
LP 1   Ox Nché   Sharks

Award winners edit

The 2021–22 URC award winners were:[112]

Award Winner
Players' Player of the Season   Evan Roos (Stormers)
Next-Gen Player of the Season   Evan Roos (Stormers)
Fans' Player of the Season   Evan Roos (Stormers)
Golden Boot   Gareth Anscombe (Ospreys)
Top Try Scorer   Leolin Zas (Stormers)
Tackle Machine   Alan O'Connor (Ulster)
Turnover King   Jac Morgan (Ospreys)
Ironman Award   Ruan Nortjé (Bulls)
Coach of the Season   Leo Cullen (Leinster)

Leading scorers edit

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.

Referees edit

The following referees have officiated at least one match during the 2021–22 season. Numbers in brackets denote the number of matches officiated during 2021–22. Correct as on fixtures played on 18 June 2022.

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