2022–23 United Rugby Championship

The 2022–23 United Rugby Championship was the 22nd season of the professional rugby union competition United Rugby Championship. It began on 16 September 2022 and ended on 27 May 2023.[1] For sponsorship reasons it was known in South Africa as Vodacom United Rugby Championship or Vodacom URC, while in the Northern Hemisphere it was known as the BKT United Rugby Championship or BKT URC.

2022–23 United Rugby Championship
Countries Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 South Africa
 Wales
Date16 September 2022 – 27 May 2023
ChampionsIreland Munster (4th title)
Runners-upSouth Africa Stormers
Matches played151
Attendance1,633,458
(average 10,818 per match)
Highest attendance56,344
Stormers vs Munster
(27 May 2023)
Top point scorerSouth Africa Manie Libbok (Stormers) 217
Top try scorerIreland Tom Stewart (Ulster) 16
Official website
unitedrugby.com

The final which was held on 27 May 2023 was between defending champions the Stormers and Munster with Munster winning 19–14.[2][3]

Format edit

The tournament consists of 21 rounds; 18 rounds of regular season play, followed by three rounds of play-offs.

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). The pools serve three functions; they guarantee a full slate of derby matches for each team, they are the primary route for qualification for the European Rugby Champions Cup, and they award a minor Regional Shield trophy to the top team in each pool, which thereby functions as a national championship in three of the four pools, and a cross-border regional championship in the Scottish-Italian pool.

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.[4]

For the Championship itself, 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. The Regional Shield pools have no direct link to the play-offs and by extension the Championship itself, and it is technically possible to win a Regional Shield but not contest the play-offs, as the Welsh sides showed in 2023.[4]

A total of eight sides will qualify for the following season's European Rugby Champions Cup, but by a slightly different distribution method than the play-offs, while the remaining eight sides will qualify for 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 then go to (if not already qualified) the winners of the URC, the European Champions Cup and the European Challenge Cup, (if either or both of the European champions is a URC team that is not already qualified as URC Champion or URC Regional Shield winner) followed then by the highest ranked teams in the main table (who haven't already qualified by other means). A similar format was used to determine playoff contenders in the Super Rugby competition.[5]

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   Harrison Keddie
  Will Rowlands
Rodney Parade 8,700
Edinburgh   Scotland   Steve Diamond[a]   Grant Gilchrist
  Jamie Ritchie
Edinburgh Rugby Stadium
Murrayfield Stadium
7,800
67,144
Glasgow Warriors   Scotland   Franco Smith   Kyle Steyn Scotstoun Stadium 7,351
Leinster   Ireland   Leo Cullen   Johnny Sexton RDS Arena
Aviva Stadium
18,500
51,700
Lions   South Africa   Ivan van Rooyen   Reinhard Nothnagel Ellis Park Stadium 62,567
Munster   Ireland   Graham Rowntree   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   Thomas du Toit Kings Park Stadium 52,000
Stormers   South Africa   John Dobson   Ernst van Rhyn Cape Town Stadium

Danie Craven Stadium[7]

55,000

16,000

Ulster   Ireland   Dan McFarland   Iain Henderson Ravenhill Stadium 18,196
Zebre Parma   Italy   Fabio Roselli   Dave Sisi Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi 5,000

Locations edit

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

Location of South African teams:

Regional Pools and European qualification edit

The Regional pools of the regular season are the primary mechanism by which teams qualify for European competition, with the '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. If the club that wins the URC championship has not qualified for the Champions Cup on the above criteria, it will qualify instead of the last of the qualified teams that did not win its pool. The same will apply if a URC team wins the 2022-2023 Champions Cup or Challenge Cup and qualifies for the 2023-2024 Champions Cup without having qualified by its league position.[8]

Priority order for European Champions Cup Qualification is therefore :

  • 2022–23 United Rugby Championship champion
  • the four URC Shield winners (if not already qualified as URC Champion)
  • the European Rugby Champions Cup champion (if a URC team but not already qualified as above)
  • the European Rugby Challenge Cup champion (if a URC team but not already qualified as above)
  • the next highest-ranked teams during regular season play not already qualified as above, until eight overall qualifiers have been selected (between 1 and 4 can qualify under this head).

In theory, a team as high as third overall could therefore fail to qualify for the Champions Cup if it fails to win any of the four available titles (URC, its Regional Shield, Champions or Challenge Cup), and they are all won by much lower ranked URC teams, while the team in last place, if it wins a European competition, can qualify for the following year's Champions Cup. In practice, a team may qualify from an overall 9th or 10th position as the shield winner in a weak regional pool, but the emphasis on derby matches, and the points available in them, tend to ensure that the lowest placed shield winner cannot finish lower than tenth.

All 16 teams, however, are guaranteed entry into one of the two competitions. The lowest a team can finish overall while winning its URC shield and qualifying for the Champions Cup is thirteenth.

2022–23 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 (S) 18 16 1 1 580 363 +217 84 50 13 0 79
2   Ulster 18 13 0 5 554 378 +176 79 45 12 4 68
3   Munster 18 10 1 7 470 357 +113 61 43 9 4 55
4   Connacht 18 10 0 8 456 426 +30 64 58 7 3 50
    Scottish/Italian Shield
Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TBP LBP Pts
1   Glasgow Warriors (S) 18 12 0 6 498 403 +95 72 53 11 0 63
2   Benetton 18 8 0 10 440 533 –93 56 74 8 1 41
3   Edinburgh 18 6 0 12 466 467 -1 70 62 8 6 38
4   Zebre Parma 18 0 0 18 343 734 –391 50 105 6 5 11
  South African Shield
Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TBP LBP Pts
1   Stormers (S) 18 12 2 4 531 391 +140 69 48 13 3 68
2   Bulls 18 10 0 8 613 448 +165 78 52 11 2 53
3   Sharks 18 9 1 8 486 480 +6 63 61 8 2 48
4   Lions 18 9 0 9 454 538 –84 55 75 7 2 45
  Welsh Shield
Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TBP LBP Pts
1   Cardiff (S) 18 9 0 9 425 470 –45 52 64 6 2 44
2   Ospreys 18 5 2 11 400 514 –114 52 70 6 5 35
3   Scarlets 18 6 1 11 435 506 –71 55 65 5 3 34
4   Dragons 18 4 0 14 391 534 –143 46 70 5 3 24
If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:[9]
  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 currently leading the Regional Shield, and leading the race for a place in the 2023–24 European Champions Cup

(S) indicates teams has won the Regional Shield, and thus guaranteed a place in the 2023–24 European Champions Cup

The following teams have therefore confirmed their qualification for the European Rugby Champions Cup for the 2023-24 season as URC Champions:

  •   Munster, who defeated Stormers 19-14 in the URC Grand Final to become URC Champions.

The following teams have confirmed their qualification for the European Rugby Champions Cup for the 2023-24 season upon winning their URC Regional Shield:

As no URC team won a European trophy (Leinster and Glasgow being runners up in the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup respectively), the reserved places for the winners of those competitions is ignored.

The overall champion and four shield winners are therefore joined by the following teams, who claim the final three places in the Champions Cup:

As Cardiff, the URC Welsh shield winner, sit below eighth in the overall standings, the eighth placed team, Sharks, could not qualify by League standings, despite finishing in eighth place. By losing their URC quarter-final, Sharks were therefore the eighth and final team eliminated from contention for a spot in the 2023-24 European Rugby Champions Cup.

Ulster Rugby, Munster Rugby and Bulls qualified through their league placings at the end of the regular season. Connacht also qualified for the European Rugby Champions Cup by league placing following the elimination of Sharks, the only remaining team that could deny them the final spot by winning the URC Championship.

Munster 'upgraded' their qualification route by winning the URC Championship itself, which technically takes priority over league placing (or winning the Regional Shield), but as they had already secured the place through league placing, it did not materially alter the overall list of qualifiers.

Zebre Parma, Dragons, Scarlets, Ospreys, Edinburgh Rugby, Benetton, Lions and Sharks have qualified for the European Rugby Challenge Cup for 2023-24. For the second season, only the Welsh Shield winner gains Champions Cup qualification from among the Welsh sides, and no Italian side qualify for the Champions Cup.

URC League standings 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 season concluded with seven of the play-off contenders from last season making the knock-out stages for a second time, with only Connacht, replacing Edinburgh, entering the post-season for the first time. All four Irish provinces qualified for the knock-out rounds. For the second year, no Welsh or Italian team qualified for the final stages, Benetton being the last Welsh or Italian side eliminated on the final day of the regular season.

Leinster Rugby topped the regular season standings for the fourth successive time, and the tenth time in total, both a record. They have confirmed home advantage and first seeding for the whole play-offs. Ulster Rugby have confirmed home advantage for a quarter-final and semi-final. As the final will be held in the Aviva Stadium, neither side will need to leave Ireland to win the competition.

Glasgow Warriors and Stormers as guaranteed fourth and third placed team, have home advantage for the quarter-finals only.

Leinster, Ulster, Glasgow, Stormers, Munster and the Bulls have qualified for the 2023–24 Champions Cup by virtue of their league position. Cardiff Rugby have also qualified as the highest-placed Welsh team.

The remaining position went to Connacht after the Sharks were eliminated from the Championship playoffs.

2022–23 United Rugby Championship watch · edit · discuss
Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA Try bonus Losing bonus Pts
1   Leinster 18 16 1 1 580 363 +217 82 42 13 0 79
2   Ulster 18 13 0 5 554 378 +176 79 45 12 4 68
3   Stormers (RU) 18 12 2 4 531 391 +140 69 48 13 3 68
4   Glasgow Warriors 18 13 0 5 498 403 +95 72 53 11 0 63
5   Munster (CH) 18 10 1 7 470 357 +113 61 43 9 4 55
6   Bulls 18 10 0 8 613 448 +165 78 52 11 2 53
7   Connacht 18 10 0 8 456 426 +30 64 58 7 3 50
8   Sharks 18 9 1 8 486 480 +6 63 61 8 2 48
9   Lions 18 9 0 9 454 538 –84 55 75 7 2 45
10   Cardiff 18 9 0 9 425 470 –45 52 64 6 2 44
11   Benetton 18 8 0 10 440 533 –93 56 74 8 1 41
12   Edinburgh 18 6 0 12 466 467 –1 70 62 8 6 38
13   Ospreys 18 5 2 11 400 514 –114 52 70 6 5 35
14   Scarlets 18 6 1 11 435 506 –71 55 65 5 3 34
15   Dragons 18 4 0 14 391 534 –143 46 70 5 3 24
16   Zebre Parma 18 0 0 18 343 734 –391 50 105 6 5 11
If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:[10]
  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 are playoff places that top their regional pools and earn a place in the 2023–24 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 2023–24 European Champions Cup
Pink background indicates teams that did not top their regional pool but are in play-off places, and earn a place in the 2023–24 European Challenge Cup
Yellow background indicates teams that top their regional pool and thus currently in a qualification place in the 2023–24 European Champions Cup, but are not in a play-off place
Plain background indicates teams that earn a place in the 2023–24 European Challenge Cup.
Q: qualified for play-offs. H: home field advantage secured for quarter-and semi-final. h; home field advantage secured for quarter-final X: cannot reach play-offs. E: qualified for Champions Cup.

Regular season edit

Round 1 edit

16 September 2022
18:30
(1 BP) Benetton  33–11  Glasgow Warriors
Try: Padovani 21'
Lucchesi 36'
Mendy (2) 42' 79'
Con: Smith (2) 43' 80'
Pen: Smith (3) 12' 47' 57'
Report[11]Try: Z. Fagerson 60'
Pen: Horne (2) 16' 42'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 1,971
Referee: Frank Murphy
17 September 2022
14:00
(2 BP) Zebre Parma  29–33  Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Kriel 28'
Bruno 32'
Gesi 48'
Pelser 55'
Smith 69'
Con: Eden (2) 55' 70'
Report[12]Try: McGrath 5'
Ruddock (2) 20' 25'
Jenkins 36'
Kearney 60'
Con: R. Byrne (4) 5' 20' 26' 37'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 2,000[13]
Referee: Ben Blain
17 September 2022
15:05
Cardiff  20–13  Munster (1 BP)
Try: Llewellyn 3'
Dacey 37'
Summerhill 77'
Con: Evans 38'
Pen: Evans 68'
Report[14]Try: O'Sullivan 62'
Con: Crowley 63'
Pen: Healy (2) 17' 30'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 6,434[15]
Referee: Mike Adamson
17 September 2022
16:05
Lions  15–31  Bulls
Try: F. Horn 33'
Louw 43'
Con: Hendrikse 44'
Pen: Hendrikse 7'
Report[16]Try: Coetzee 3'
Hendricks 22'
Wessels 72'
Con: C. Smith 3'
Steyn 72'
Pen: C. Smith (4) 20' 47' 59' 65'
Emirates Airline Park
Attendance: 6,720
Referee: AJ Jacobs
17 September 2022
17:15
Scarlets  23–23  Ospreys
Try: J. Williams 53'
Costelow 65'
Con: Costelow (2) 54' 65'
Pen: Costelow (3) 13' 42' 44'
Report[17]Try: Anscombe 5'
R. Davies 81'
Con: Anscombe 6'
Walsh 82'
Pen: Anscombe (3) 9' 17' 47'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 9,582[18]
Referee: Adam Jones
17 September 2022
19:35
(1 BP) Ulster  36–10  Connacht
Try: Marshall 27'
Stewart 37'
Doak 50'
S. Moore 63'
Reid 75'
Con: Doak (4) 28' 38' 52' 76'
Pen: Doak 44'
Report[19]Try: Blade 70'
Con: Hawkshaw 71'
Pen: Fitzgerald 41'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 10,858[20]
Referee: Eoghan Cross
17 September 2022
19:35
(1 BP) Edinburgh  44–6  Dragons
Try: Vellacott 27'
Young 34'
Graham (2) 41' 49'
Hoyland 53'
Kinghorn 60'
Dean 62'
Con: Bennett (3) 27' 50' 63'
Pen: Bennett 40'
Report[21]Pen: Hanrahan (2) 2' 12'
The DAM Health Stadium
Attendance: 5,196[22]
Referee: Andrea Piardi
18 September 2022
19:00
Sharks  P–P  Stormers
Postponed to 4 February 2023[23]
Kings Park Stadium

Round 2 edit

23 September 2022
14:30
(2 BP) Zebre Parma  37–42  Sharks (1 BP)
Try: Bigi 42'
Gesi 44'
Fox-Matamua 50'
Venditti 71'
Trulla
Con: Eden (3) 43' 45' 72'
Pen: Eden (2) 14' 78'
Report[24]Try: Hugo 9'
Van Vuuren 17'
Kok 22'
Janse van Rensburg 26'
Jooste 67'
Con: Chamberlain (4) 11' 18' 23' 27'
Pen: Chamberlain (3) 42' 62' 78'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 2,000[25]
Referee: Craig Evans
23 September 2022
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors  52–24  Cardiff
Try: F. Brown (2) 22' 51'
Forbes 24'
M. Fagerson 29'
Horne 41'
Z. Fagerson 46'
Gordon 64'
McDowall 73'
Con: Horne (6) 23' 26' 30' 42' 47' 65'
Report[26]Try: Adams 15'
Dacey 43'
Belcher 69'
Con: Evans (2) 17' 44'
Priestland 70'
Pen: Evans 36'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 5,790[27]
Referee: Chris Busby
23 September 2022
19:35
(1 BP) Leinster  42–10  Benetton
Try: Sheehan (4) 5' 16' 28' 52'
Van der Flier 46'
McGrath 71'
Con: Frawley (3) 7' 17' 29'
R. Byrne (3) 47' 53' 73'
Report[28]Try: Albanese 57'
Con: Da Re 58'
Pen: Da Re 22'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 13,881[13]
Referee: Jaco Peyper
2. 24 September 2022
13:00
(1 BP) Scarlets  39–55  Ulster (1 BP)
Try: J. Davies 16'
Conbeer 20'
Fifita 41'
D. Hughes (2) 54' 62'
Con: Costelow (3) 19' 42' 54'
Patchell 63'
Pen: Costelow 24'
Patchell 67'
Report[29]Try: O'Connor 5'
M. Moore 14'
Cooney (2) 33' 57'
Marcus Rea 41'
Burns 48'
O'Toole 77'
Con: Cooney (7) 6' 15' 34' 42' 49' 58' 78'
Pen: Cooney (2) 43' 74'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 6,171[18]
Referee: AJ Jacobs
24 September 2022
13:30
Bulls  33–31  Edinburgh
Try: Grobbelaar 11'
Louw 18'
Hendricks 40'
Jacobs
Con: C. Smith (2) 12' 42'
Pen: C. Smith (2) 5' 50'
Steyn 79'
Report[30]Try: Savala 23'
Graham (3) 31' 46' 52'
Hoyland 69'
Con: Bennett (3) 25' 32' 69'
Loftus Versfeld Stadium
Attendance: 8,225
Referee: Adam Jones
24 September 2022
13:30
(1 BP) Stormers  38–15  Connacht
Try: Roos 3'
Venter 61'
Dayimani 67'
Theunissen 83'
Con: Libbok (3) 5' 63' 84'
Pen: Libbok (4) 12' 26' 44' 54'
Report[31]Try: Tierney-Martin 38'
Aungier 70'
Con: Hawkshaw 70'
Pen: Fitzgerald 7'
Danie Craven Stadium
Attendance: 9,358
Referee: Gianluca Gnecchi
24 September 2022
19:35
Ospreys  27–28  Lions
Try: Giles (2) 12' 16'
Webb 32'
Lake 52'
Con: Walsh (2) 12' 16'
Pen: Walsh 60'
Report[32]Try: Horn 18'
Nohamba 48'
Van der Merwe 70'
Con: Lombard (2) 19' 71'
Pen: Lombard (3) 6' 38' 56'
Swansea.com Stadium
Attendance: 4,052[33]
Referee: Eoghan Cross
25 September 2022
15:00
Dragons  23–17  Munster
Try: Dyer 71'
Pen: Hanrahan (6) 9' 15' 22' 26' 34' 80'
Report[34]Try: Archer 36'
Healy 39'
Con: Healy (2) 36' 40'
Pen: Healy 2'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,269[15]
Referee: Sam Grove-White

Round 3 edit

30 September 2022
18:30
(1BP) Bulls  28–14  Connacht
Try: Arendse 6'
Burger (2) 9' 45'
Coetzee 39'
Con: Goosen (4) 7' 10' 40' 46'
Report[35]Try: Aungier 67'
Hawkshaw 72'
Con: Hawkshaw (2) 67' 73'
Loftus Versfeld Stadium
Attendance: 9,228
Referee: Andrea Piardi
30 September 2022
19:35
(1BP) Ulster  13–20  Leinster
Try: Andrew 61'
Con: Cooney 63'
Pen: Cooney (2) 18' 72'
Report[36]Try: Baird 7'
Sheehan
Con: R. Byrne (2) 9' 22'
Pen: R. Byrne (2) 36' 45'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 14,477[13]
Referee: Andrew Brace
30 September 2022
19:35
Cardiff  18–31  Lions (1BP)
Try: Botham 36'
Lewis-Hughes 67'
Con: Evans 37'
Pen: Evans (2) 9' 25'
Report[37]Try: Penalty try 40'
Botha 49'
Van den Berg 63'
Q. Horn 77'
Con: Lombard (3) 50' 64' 77'
Pen: Lombard 29'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 6,260[27]
Referee: Sam Grove-White
1 October 2022
14:00
(1BP) Stormers  34–18  Edinburgh
Try: Fourie 41'
Dweba 42'
Hartzenberg (2) 67' 80'
Con: Libbok (4) 42' 44' 68' 82'
Pen: Libbok (2) 48' 64'
Report[38]Try: Schoeman 28'
Cherry 75'
Con: Kinghorn 29'
Pen: Kinghorn (2) 5' 52'
Cape Town Stadium
Attendance: 10,616
Referee: Frank Murphy
1 October 2022
15:05
(1BP) Ospreys  32–17  Glasgow Warriors
Try: Giles (2) 29' 47'
North 71'
Morgan-Williams 77'
Con: Anscombe 30'
Walsh (2) 48' 77'
Pen: Anscombe 38'
Walsh 58'
Report[39]Try: Kebble 79'
Gordon 82'
Con: Kennedy 79'
Miotti 85'
Pen: Jordan 40'
Swansea.com Stadium
Attendance: 4,398[33]
Referee: Jaco Peyper
1 October 2022
17:05
Munster  21–5  Zebre Parma
Try: N. Scannell (2) 8' 24'
Knox 17'
Con: Healy (3) 8' 18' 25'
Report[40]Try: Pani 44'
Musgrave Park
Attendance: 6,485[15]
Referee: AJ Jacobs
1 October 2022
18:05
Benetton  34–23  Scarlets
Try: Albornoz 29'
Padovani 57'
Menoncello 77'
Con: Albornoz 31'
Smith 57'
Pen: Albornoz (4) 5' 36' 42' 54'
Smith 74'
Report[41]Try: Kalamafoni 63'
J. Williams 69'
Con: Patchell (2) 64' 69'
Pen: Halfpenny (3) 34' 39' 51'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 2,701[18]
Referee: Chris Busby
1 October 2022
19:35
(1BP) Dragons  19–20  Sharks
Try: Dee 46'
Con: Reed 47'
Pen: Reed (4) 11' 14' 27' 40'
Report[42]Try: Williams 61'
Abrahams 74'
Con: Chamberlain (2) 62' 75'
Pen: Chamberlain (2) 8' 32'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,069[22]
Referee: Ben Blain

Round 4 edit

7 October 2022
19:35
(1 BP) Edinburgh  19–22  Lions
Try: Mata 19'
Graham 51'
Muncaster 59'
Con: Bofelli (2) 52' 60'
Report[43]Try: Coetzee 35'
Van Wyk 56'
F. Horn 64'
Con: Lombard (2) 57' 65'
Pen: Lombard 74'
The DAM Health Stadium
Attendance: 5,860[44]
Referee: Andrea Piardi
7 October 2022
19:35
Connacht  20–11  Munster
Try: Hansen 7'
Bealham 53'
Boyle 78'
Con: Fitzgerald 79'
Pen: Fitzgerald 61'
Report[45]Try: Campbell 23'
Pen: Healy (2) 39' 47'
The Sportsground
Attendance: 7,512[15]
Referee: Chris Busby
8 October 2022
16:00
Zebre Parma  20–37  Stormers (1 BP)
Try: Cook 37'
Neculai 41'
Con: Eden (2) 39' 42'
Pen: Eden (2) 58' 64'
Report[46]Try: Pokomela 4'
Fouché 34'
Jantjies 49'
Mngomezulu 78'
Con: Mngomezulu (4) 5' 35' 50' 79'
Pen: Mngomezulu (3) 15' 61' 67'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 2,500[47]
Referee: Eoghan Cross
8 October 2022
17:05
(1 BP) Leinster  54–34  Sharks (1 BP)
Try: Jenkins 3'
Ringrose (2) 24' 37'
Porter 46'
Henshaw 59'
Russell 68'
Sexton 68'
McKee 75'
Con: Sexton (7) 4' 25' 38' 47' 61' 66' 70'
Report[48]Try: Fassi (2) 9' 72'
Kok 30'
Abrahams (2) 24' 72'
Con: Chamberlain (2) 10' 56'
Fleurs 73'
Pen: Chamberlain 23'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 16,844[13]
Referee: Craig Evans
8 October 2022
17:15
(1 BP) Scarlets  10–16  Cardiff
Try: McNicholl 71'
Con: Halfpenny 72'
Pen: Halfpenny 22'
Report[49]Try: Tomos Williams 24'
Con: Evans 25'
Pen: Evans (3) 6' 46' 51'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 7,182[18]
Referee: Adam Jones
8 October 2022
19:35
(1 BP) Ulster  47–17  Ospreys
Try: Marshall (2) 1' 33'
Andrew 7'
Carter (2) 22' 64'
McCloskey 41'
Marcus Rea 75'
Con: Cooney (6) 2' 8' 23' 34' 66' 76'
Report[50]Try: J. Morgan 12'
Morris 82'
Con: Walsh (2) 13' 82'
Pen: Walsh 27'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 11,517[33]
Referee: Ben Blain
8 October 2022
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors  35–21  Bulls
Try: Fagerson 6'
Cancelliere 10'
Cummings 22'
Horne 35'
McKay 47'
Con: Horne (5) 6' 12' 23' 37' 48'
Report[51]Try: Arendse 18'
B. du Plessis 58'
Swanepoel 79'
Con: Smith (3) 19' 59' 80'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 5,855[52]
Referee: Andrew Brace
9 October 2022
15:45
(1 BP) Benetton  34–14  Dragons
Try: Nicotera 12'
Cannone
Padovani 61'
Bellini 69'
Con: Albornoz (4) 13' 21' 62' 70'
Pen: Albornoz (2) 8' 50'
Report[53]Try: Dyer 46'
Hughes 66'
Con: Hanrahan 47'
S. Davies 66'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 3,498[22]
Referee: Sam Grove-White

Round 5 edit

14 October 2022
19:35
Ospreys  16–16  Stormers
Try: Baldwin 75'
Con: Myler 76'
Pen: Myler (3) 35' 50' 68'
Report[54]Try: De Wet 53'
Con: Libbok 55'
Pen: Libbok (3) 12' 29' 71'
Swansea.com Stadium
Attendance: 4,908[33]
Referee: Gianluca Gnecchi
14 October 2022
19:35
Connacht  0–10  Leinster
Report[55]Try: Foley 2'
Con: R. Byrne 4'
Pen: Frawley 76'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 6,997[13]
Referee: Frank Murphy
15 October 2022
13:00
(2 BP) Lions  37–39  Ulster (1 BP)
Try: F. Horn (2) 16' 76'
Tshituka 32'
Coetzee 61'
Q. Horn 65'
Con: Lombard 17'
Hendrikse (2) 66' 77'
Pen: Lombard (2) 7' 26'
Report[56]Try: Baloucoune 1'
Burns 39'
Lyttle 41'
McCloskey 46'
Herring 52'
Con: Cooney (3) 2' 42' 47'
Doak 53'
Pen: Cooney 9'
Doak 74'
Emirates Airline Park
Attendance: 6,419
Referee: Ben Blain
15 October 2022
15:05
(1 BP) Sharks  40–12  Glasgow Warriors
Try: Volmink (2) 33' 52'
Mbonambi 60'
Fassi
Kok 84'
Con: Chamberlain (3) 34' 62' 69'
Pen: Chamberlain (3) 13' 23' 55'
Report[57]Try: Gordon (2) 14' 42'
Con: Jordan 15'
Kings Park Stadium
Attendance: 13,657
Referee: Chris Busby
15 October 2022
17:15
(1 BP) Cardiff  31–14  Dragons
Try: Adams 12'
Carré 15'
Botham 29'
Young 72'
Con: Evans (4) 13' 16' 30' 73'
Pen: Evans 71'
Report[58]Try: O'Brien 23'
Roberts 49'
Con: Hanrahan (2) 24' 50'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 8,161[27]
Referee: Craig Evans
15 October 2022
17:15
(1 BP) Edinburgh  53–8  Benetton
Try: Skinner 30'
Crosbie 39'
Schoeman 43'
Van der Merwe (2) 45' 70'
Graham (2) 51' 80'
Nel 55'
Boffelli 61'
Con: Boffelli (4) 40' 46' 56' 70'
Report[59]Try: Halafihi 73'
Pen: Albornoz 2'
DAM Health Stadium
Attendance: 5,862[60]
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
15 October 2022
19:35
(1 BP) Scarlets  36–12  Zebre Parma
Try: Costelow (2) 5' 42'
Lousi 28'
J. Davies 39'
Conbeer 78'
Con: Halfpenny (4) 7' 29' 40' 43'
Pen: Halfpenny 72'
Report[61]Try: Pelser 13'
Pani 52'
Con: Prisciantelli 53'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 5,597[18]
Referee: Morné Ferreira
15 October 2022
19:35
(1 BP) Munster  31–17  Bulls
Try: G. Coombes (2) 28' 35'
Loughman 42'
Beirne 61'
Con: Carbery (4) 29' 36' 43' 62'
Pen: Carbery 21'
Report[62]Try: WJ Steenkamp 50'
Kriel 64'
Con: C. Smith (2) 51' 65'
Pen: Goosen 10'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 12,218[15]
Referee: Mike Adamson

Round 6 edit

21 October 2022
19:30
Benetton  22–44  Bulls (1 BP)
Try: Zuliani 54'
Con: Albornoz 55'
Pen: Albornoz (5) 11' 20' 37' 47' 57'
Report[63]Try: Nortjé 44'
Louw 50'
Wessels 71'
Coetzee 75'
Jacobs 79'
Con: C. Smith (5) 44' 50' 72' 77' 80'
Pen: C. Smith (3) 35' 42' 63'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 3,526
Referee: Frank Murphy
21 October 2022
21:35
(1 BP) Connacht  36–14  Scarlets
Try: N. Murray 0'
Hansen (2) 34' 76'
Aungier 53'
Penalty try 73'
Pen: Carty (2) 6' 28'
Hawkshaw 60'
Report[64]Try: Steff Evans 14'
Pen: Costelow (2) 4' 30'
Patchell 58'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 4,100[18]
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
22 October 2022
15:00
Zebre Parma  19–38  Edinburgh (1 BP)
Try: Fusco 49'
Rizzoli 67'
Trulla 77'
Con: Prisciantelli (2) 68' 78'
Report[65]Try: McBurney (2) 6' 25'
Hodgson 13'
Goosen 20'
Immelman 41'
Currie 70'
Con: Boffelli (4) 7' 22' 27' 71'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 2,000[66]
Referee: Craig Evans
22 October 2022
Lions  P–P  Glasgow Warriors
Postponed because of illness.[67]
Ellis Park Stadium
22 October 2022
Sharks  P–P  Ulster
Postponed because of illness.[67]
Kings Park Stadium
22 October 2022
17:15
(1 BP) Leinster  27–13  Munster
Try: Penny 27'
Sheehan 49'
McGrath 61'
Russell 76'
Con: Sexton (2) 28' 50'
Pen: Sexton 57'
Report[68]Try: L. Coombes 45'
Con: Carbery 46'
Pen: Carbery (2) 21' 33'
Aviva Stadium
Attendance: 45,436[13]
Referee: Andy Brace
22 October 2022
19:35
Cardiff  30–24  Stormers (2 BP)
Try: Cabango 16'
Harries 42'
Con: Priestland 44'
Pen: Priestland (6) 9' 15' 33' 52' 69' 80'
Report[69]Try: Xaba (2) 20' 48'
Zas 27'
Pokomela 60'
Con: Libbok (2) 22' 27'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 6,723[27]
Referee: Mike Adamson
23 October 2022
15:00
(1 BP) Dragons  32–25  Ospreys (1 BP)
Try: Wainwright 23'
Penalty try 37'
Roberts 43'
Dyer (2) 47' 74'
Con: Hanrahan 44'
Pen: Hanrahan 17'
Report[70]Try: North 0'
Baldwin 26'
Watkin 78'
Con: Walsh (2) 2' 78'
Pen: Walsh (2) 14' 54'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 6,031[22]
Referee: Adam Jones

Round 7 edit

28 October 2022
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors  37–0  Benetton
Try: Vailanu (2) 9' 57'
Cancelliere 35'
McDowall 39'
F. Brown 48'
McLean 72'
Con: Miotti (2) 37' 40'
Pen: Miotti 28'
Report[71]
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 6,035[72]
Referee: Craig Evans
28 October 2022
19:35
Scarlets  5–35  Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Steff Evans 20'Report[73]Try: Cosgrave 0'
Russell 24'
Clarkson 47'
Penalty try (2) 59' 72'
Con: R. Byrne (3) 2' 26' 47'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 6,823[18]
Referee: Andrea Piardi
29 October 2022
15:00
Lions  22–31  Stormers (1 BP)
Try: Van Wyk 35'
Con: Hendrikse 36'
Pen: Hendrikse (5) 2' 5' 16' 24' 31'
Report[74]Try: Davids 9'
Mngomezulu 54'
Blommetjies
Xaba 75'
Con: Libbok (4) 9' 55' 69' 76'
Pen: Libbok 21'
Emirates Airline Park
Attendance: 8,592
Referee: Cwengile Jadezweni
29 October 2022
17:15
(1 BP) Dragons  47–7  Zebre Parma
Try: R. Williams 8'
Richards (2) 27' 65'
Hughes 46'
O'Brien 56'
Con: S. Davies (5) 9' 27' 47' 57' 66'
Pen: S. Davies (4) 4' 16' 31' 38'
Report[75]Try: Krumov 32'
Con: Eden 33'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,069[22]
Referee: Ben Blain
29 October 2022
17:15
(1 BP) Munster  14–15  Ulster
Try: S. Daly 66'
Pen: Crowley (3) 9' 48' 53'
Report[76]Try: Murphy 4'
Stewart 13'
Hume
Thomond Park
Attendance: 15,260[15]
Referee: Frank Murphy
29 October 2022
19:35
(1 BP) Ospreys  19–22  Connacht
Try: Sutton 2'
Morgan-William 8'
Parry 68'
Con: Walsh (2) 3' 69'
Report[77]Try: Wootton 33'
Blade 38'
Porch 42'
Con: Carty (2) 24' 38'
Drop: Carty 63'
Swansea.com Stadium
Attendance: 4,242[33]
Referee: Sam Grove-White
30 October 2022
13:00
(1 BP) Bulls  40–27  Sharks
Try: Coetzee 36'
Papier 65'
Jacobs 68'
Wessels 75'
Con: C. Smith (4) 37' 66' 69' 76'
Pen: C. Smith 37' 66' 69' 76'
Report[78]Try: Potgieter 39'
Fassi 48'
Buthelezi 78'
Con: Chamberlain (3) 40' 49' 79'
Pen: Chamberlain (2) 28' 64'
Loftus Versfeld
Attendance: 20,321
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
30 October 2022
15:00
Cardiff  17–25  Edinburgh
Try: Young 17'
Penalty try 37'
Con: Evans 17'
Pen: Evans 25'
Report[79]Try: Muncaster 7'
Crosbie 21'
Courtney 58'
Con: Boffelli (2) 23' 59'
Pen: Boffelli (2) 3' 53'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 5,550[27]
Referee: Gianluca Gnecchi

Round 8 edit

26 November 2022
14:00
(1 BP) Benetton  24–17  Edinburgh (1 BP)
Try: Watson 18'
Negri 36'
N. Cannone 48'
Smith 67'
Con: Albornoz 49'
Umaga 68'
Report[80]Try: Immelman (2) 42' 60'
Con: Savala (2) 44' 61'
Pen: Savala 1'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 3,660
Referee: Craig Evans
27 November 2022
14:00
Lions  33–25  Dragons
Try: Staeuli 32'
Hendrikse 50'
JP Smith 73'
Con: Hendrikse (2) 33' 51'
Lombard 73'
Pen: Hendrikse (3) 4' 12' 41
Drop: Hendrikse 27'
Report[81]Try: Tomkinson 44'
Benjamin 68'
Hope 79'
Con: Hanrahan (2) 69' 80'
Pen: S. Davies (2) 6' 14'
Emirates Airline Park
Attendance: 3,894[22]
Referee: Sam Grove-White
26 November 2022
13:30
(1 BP) Bulls  43–26  Ospreys (1 BP)
Try: Kriel (2) 6' 32'
Carr 12'
WJ Steenkamp 20'
Louw 42'
Nortjé 69'
Burger 77'
Con: C. Smith (3) 7' 33' 43'
Steyn 70'
Report[82]Try: Walsh 26'
Thomas-Wheeler 38'
Williams 55'
Henry 74'
Con: Walsh (3) 27' 39' 75'
Loftus Versfeld Stadium
Attendance: 5,573[33]
Referee: Ben Blain
27 November 2022
16:10
Sharks  0–35  Cardiff
Report[83]Try: Young (2) 39' 49'
Thomas
Con: Evans (2) 41' 58
Pen: Evans (3) 1' 22' 31'
Kings Park Stadium
Attendance: 7,487[27]
Referee: Frank Murphy
26 November 2022
15:15
(1 BP) Leinster  40–5Glasgow Warriors  
Try: Kearney 7'
Russell (3) 10' 22' 71
Milne 55'
McKee 77'
Con: R. Byrne (4) 8' 11' 23' 56'
H. Byrne 78'
Report[84]Try: Cancelliere 48'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 14,153[13]
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
25 November 2022
19:00
(1 BP) Stormers  36–19  Scarlets
Try: Jantjies 14'
Zas 17'
Van Rhyn 22'
Dayimani 34'
D. du Plessis 41'
Con: Wolhuter (4) 15' 19' 36' 42'
Pen: Wolhuter 40'
Report[85]Try: Conbeer (2) 31' 53'
Rogers 49'
Con: D. Jones 32'
Patchell 50'
Cape Town Stadium
Attendance: 9,986[18]
26 November 2022
19:35
(1 BP) Munster  24–17  Connacht (1 BP)
Try: Nash 11'
Salanoa 36'
Ryan 58'
N. Scannell 65'
Con: Carbery (2) 59' 66'
Report[86]Try: Ralston 26'
Marmion 73'
Con: Carty (2) 27' 73'
Pen: Carty 9'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 16,725[15]
Referee: Gianluca Gnecchi
25 November 2022
19:35
(1 BP) Ulster  36–15  Zebre Parma
Try: Stewart (2) 4' 52'
Matty Rea 8'
Reid 35'
S. Moore
Andrew 65'
Con: Doak (3) 9' 36' 42'
Report[87]Try: Pani 30'
Cronjé 80'
Con: Prisciantelli 81'
Pen: Prisciantelli 13'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 16,741[88]
Referee: AJ Jacobs

Round 9 edit

2 December 2022
17:10
Sharks  25–10  Ospreys
Try: Notshe 48'
Bosch 76'
J. Venter 80'
Con: Bosch (2) 77' 83'
Pen: Bosch (2) 11' 19'
Report[89]Try: L. Morgan 44'
Morris 66'
Kings Park Stadium
Attendance: 7,890
Referee: Stephan Geldenhuys
2 December 2022
19:35
Edinburgh  17–38  Munster (1 BP)
Try: Dean 2'
Graham 13'
Ritchie 36'
Con: Kinghorn 3'
Report[90]Try: Casey 23'
R. Scannell 40'
Nash 41'
Coombes 52'
Carbery 80'
Con: Carbery (5) 24' 40' 42' 53' 80'
Pen: Carbery 64'
DAM Health Stadium
Attendance: 7,339
Referee: Mathieu Raynal
3 December 2022
12:00
(1 BP) Stormers  34–26  Dragons (1 BP)
Try: Pokomela 8'
Dweba 15'
Nel 21'
Libbok 35'
Con: Libbok (3) 10' 17' 23'
Blommetjies 37'
Pen: Libbok (2) 50' 57'
Report[91]Try: J. Williams 40'
Seiuli 46'
Hanrahan 70'
Reynolds 74'
Con: Hanrahan (2) 41' 71'
Reed 75'
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Attendance: 14,378[22]
Referee: Frank Murphy
3 December 2022
13:00
Zebre Parma  17–45  Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Bruno 19'
Du Toit (2) 70' 76'
Con: Prisciantelli 20'
Report[92]Try: Manjezi 21'
Cancelliere 45'
McDowall 48'
Matthews (2) 67' 83'
Miotti 74'
Con: Horne (6) 20' 46' 49' 68' 75' 84'
Pen: Horne 40'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 1,800[93]
Referee: Tual Trainini
3 December 2022
15:15
(1 BP) Connacht  38–19  Benetton
Try: N. Murray 3'
Boyle 23'
Bealham 43'
Blade 66'
Tierney Martin 80'
Con: Carty (5) 4' 23' 43' 67' 81'
Pen: Carty 36'
Report[94]Try: Watson 17'
Zanon 53'
Menoncello 78'
Con: Umaga 18' 54'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 4,172[95]
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
3 December 2022
18:00
(1 BP) Bulls  45–9  Cardiff
Try: Moodie (2) 28' 68'
Arendse 39'
Goosen 42'
Nortjé 59'
Louw 76'
Con: Goosen (4) 29. 39' 43 61'
C. Smith (2) 69' 77'
Pen: Goosen 5'
Report[96]Pen: Evans (3) 1' 12' 31'
Loftus Versfeld Stadium
Attendance: 6,547
Referee: Sam Grove-White
3 December 2022
19:35
(1 BP) Leinster  38–29  Ulster (1 BP)
Try: Kelleher 40'
Ringrose (2) 58' 63'
Porter 73'
Lowe 75'
Con: R. Byrne (5) 42' 59' 63' 73' 76'
Pen: R. Byrne 2'
Report[97]Try: Herring 21'
Treadwell 28'
McIlroy 34'
Carter 79'
Con: Cooney (2) 22' 29'
Nathan Doak 80'
Pen: Cooney 9'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 15,990[13]
Referee: Christophe Ridley
4 December 2022
11:30
(1 BP) Lions  32–15  Scarlets
Try: Maxwane 11'
Tshituka (2) 20' 75'
Kriel 55'
Con: Hendrikse (2) 21' 56'
Du Plessis 76'
Pen: Hendrikse (2) 5' 41'
Report[98]Try: Davis 32'
Rogers 58'
Lousi 82'
Emirates Airline Park
Attendance: 4,010
Referee: Ben Blain

Round 10 edit

23 December 2022
17:00
(1 BP) Sharks  37–10  Lions
Try: Mapimpi (2) 8', 74'
Chamberlain 15'
Williams 55'
Kolisi 74'
Con: Bosch (2) 10', 56'
Cronjé 76'
Pen: Bosch 43',
Cronjé 67'
Report[99]Try: Van der Merwe 17'
Con: Hendrikse 19
Pen: Hendrikse 45'
Kings Park Stadium
Attendance: 24,721[100]
Referee: Aimee Barrett-Theron
23 December 2022
18:15
(1 BP) Stormers  37–27  Bulls
Try: Penalty try 23'
Dweba 48'
Hartzenberg 49'
Zas 53'
Con: Libbok (3) 49', 50', 54'
Pen: Libbok (3) 3', 10', 71'
Report[101]Try: Carr 25'
Van Staden 63'
B. du Plessis 78'
Con: Goosen (2) 27', 63'
C. Smith 78'
Pen: Goosen (2) 20', 38'
DHL Stadium
Attendance: 30,003[102]
Referee: AJ Jacobs
23 December 2022
17:35
(1 BP) Connacht  20–22  Ulster
Try: Blade 59'
Butler 78'
Byrne 84'
Con: Carty 78'
Pen: Carty 34'
Report[103]Try: Lyttle 29'
Stewart (2) 44', 53'
Con: Cooney (2) 45', 54'
Pen: Cooney 71'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 6,041
Referee: Frank Murphy
23 December 2022
19:35
Glasgow Warriors  16–10  Edinburgh (1 BP)
Try: Dempsey 28'
Con: Horne 29'
Pen: Horne 41'
Jordan (2) 66', 74'
Report[104]Try: Boyle 57'
Con: Boffelli 58'
Pen: Van der Walt 79'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,338
Referee: Ben Blain
24 December 2022
12:30
(1 BP) Benetton  38–5  Zebre Parma
Try: Albornoz 12'
N. Cannone 30'
L. Cannone 38'
Smith 52'
Nicotera 55'
Favretto 75'
Con: Smith (4) 14', 39', 54', 76'
Report[105]Try: Bigi 65'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 3,683
Referee: Andrea Piardi
26 December 2022
14:15
(1 BP) Dragons  24–29  Cardiff (1 BP)
Try: Dyer 38'
Keddie 64'
Con: Hanrahan 66'
Pen: Hanrahan (4) 21' 25' 57' 71'
Report[106]Try: T. Williams (2) 32', 51'
Adams 34'
Domachowski 79'
Con: Evans (3) 32, 35, 80'
Pen: Evans 60'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 8,582
Referee: Ben Whitehouse
26 December 2022
17:15
(1 BP) Ospreys  34–14  Scarlets
Try: Cuthbert 14'
L. Morgan 23'
Webb 33'
Parry 67'
K. Williams 81'
Con: O. Williams (2) 24', 69'
Webb 34'
Pen: O. Williams 52'
Report[107]Try: Kalamafoni 30'
McNicholl 48'
Con: Patchell (2) 31', 50'
Swansea.com Stadium
Attendance: 11,480
Referee: Craig Evans
26 December 2022
19:35
(1 BP) Munster  19–20  Leinster
Try: G. Coombes 30
Penalty try 43'
Campbell 63'
Con: Carbery 30'
Report[108]Try: Penny 48'
Sheehan 52'
Con: R. Byrne (2) 48', 54'
Pen: R. Byrne (2) 2', 19'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 25,600
Referee: Chris Busby

Round 11 edit

30 December 2022
19:35
(1 BP) Edinburgh  25–32  Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Ritchie 10'
Crosbie 26'
Harrison 79'
Con: Boffelli (2) 10', 27'
Pen: Boffelli (2) 14', 42'
Report[109]Try: Steyn 5'
M. Fagerson 34'
Jordan 55'
Horne 68'
Con: Jordan (2) 6', 56'
Horne 69'
Pen: Horne (2) 66', 73'
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 25,137
Referee: Sam Grove-White
31 December 2022
12:30
Zebre Parma  17–40  Benetton (1 BP)
Try: Cronjé 1'
Trulla 6'
Con: Eden (2) 1' 7'
Pen: Eden 39'
Report[110]Try: Zuliani 28'
Ruzza (3) 43' 53' 76'<VR />Menoncello 67'
Zani 71'
Con: Umaga (3) 29' 44' 54'
Albornoz (2) 68' 77'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 2,433 [111]
31 December 2022
14:45
(1 BP) Sharks  47–20  Bulls
Try: Williams 39'
Mbonambi 45'
Janse van Rensburg (2) 50' 81'
Con: Bosch (4) 40' 47' 51' 82'
Pen: Bosch (4) 8' 16' 27' 61'
Report[112]Try: Moodie 18'
Penalty try 30'
Goosen 57'
Con: C. Smith (2) 19' 58'
Pen: C. Smith (2) 1' 14'
Kings Park Stadium
Attendance: 25,813
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
31 December 2022
17:00
(1 BP) Stormers  40–8  Lions
Try: Willemse 6'
Fourie 12'
D. du Plessis 27'
Davids (2) 53' 66'
Theunissen 78'
Con: Manie Libbok (5) 7' 28' 55' 67' 79'
Report[113]Try: Van Wyk 49'
Pen: Hendrikse 18'
Cape Town Stadium
Attendance: 16,001
Referee: Morné Ferreira
1 January 2023
15:00
(1 BP) Cardiff  19–22  Ospreys
Try: Lane 4'
Belcher 28'
Adams 67'
Con: Evans (2) 5' 68'
Report[114]Try: Parry 21'
O. Williams 43'
Lake 53'
Con: O. Williams (2) 22' 54'
Pen: O. Williams 77'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 12,121
Referee: Adam Jones
1 January 2023
17:15
(1 BP) Ulster  14–15  Munster
Try: Baloucoune 67'
Pen: Cooney (3) 15' 19' 24'
Report[115]Try: Patterson 44'
Healy 79'
Con: Healy 80'
Pen: Healy 73'
Ravenhill Stadium
Attendance: 16,672
Referee: Andrew Brace
1 January 2023
17:15
Scarlets  33–17  Dragons
Try: Steff Evans 22'
Blacker 58'
McNicholl 81'
Con: Halfpenny (3) 23' 59' 83'
Pen: Halfpenny (4) 4' 11' 38' 48'
Report[116]Try: O'Brien 18'
L. Jones 33'
Con: Hanrahan (2) 19' 35'
Pen: Hanrahan 14'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 8,566
Referee: Ben Whitehouse
1 January 2023
19:35
(1 BP) Leinster  41–12  Connacht
Try: Turner 2'
Deeny 21'
Larmour (2) 31' 44'
Russell 68'
Baird 71'
Van der Flier 75'
Con: Sexton (2) 23' 32'
H. Byrne 72'
Report[117]Try: Hawkshaw 16'
Farrell 36'
Con: Carty 16'
Pen: Carty 51'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 17,560
Referee: Eoghan Cross

Round 12 edit

6 January 2023
19:35
Dragons  14–29  Bulls
Try: Roberts 24'
Clark 34'
Con: S. Davies (2) 25' 35'
Report[118]Try: Arendse 3'
Penalty try 15'
Vorster 59'
B. du Plessis 64'
Con: Goosen (2) 5' 60'
Pen: Goosen 15'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,039
Referee: Mike Adamson
6 January 2023
19:35
(1 BP) Munster  33–3  Lions
Try: Buckley (2) 9' 79'
O'Donoghue 28'
Patterson 48'
L. Coombes 74'

Con: Healy (4) 30' 49' 76' 81'
Report[119]Pen: Hendrikse 5'
Musgrave Park
Attendance: 8,008
Referee: Hollie Davidson
7 January 2023
14:00
Benetton  31–29  Ulster (2 BP)
Try: Albornoz 13'
Ratave 18'
Brex 63'
Con: Albornoz (2) 14' 19'
Pen: Albornoz 36'
Smith (2) 59' 77'
Drop: Albornoz 42'
Report[120]Try: O'Sullivan 8'
Herring 54'
Lowry 67'
Penalty try 74'
Con: Cooney (2) 9' 68'
Pen: Cooney 40'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 4,218
Referee: Ben Whitehouse
7 January 2023
15:00
(1 BP) Edinburgh  24–17  Zebre Parma
Try: Shiel 17'
Blain 21'
Boyle
Harrison 78'
Con: Kinghorn (2) 70' 80'
Report[121]Try: Gesi (2) 43' 50'
Eden 66'
Con: Eden 67'
DAM Health Stadium
Attendance: 5,193
Referee: Aimee Barrett-Theron
7 January 2023
17:15
(1 BP) Cardiff  22–28  Scarlets
Try: Taletau 35'
Carré 47'
Adams 62'
Con: Evans (2) 36' 49'
Pen: Evans 1'
Report[122]Try: Blacker 3'
McNicholl 26'
J. Davies 28'
Con: Halfpenny (2) 4' 30'
Pen: Halfpenny (3) 44' 51' 71'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 10,486
Referee: Joy Neville
7 January 2023
17:15
(1 BP) Connacht  24–12  Sharks
Try: Oliver 19'
Forde (2) 23' 55'
O'Halloran 39'
Con: Carty (2) 24' 40'
Report[123]Try: Janse van Rensburg 60'
Bleuler 77'
Con: Cronjé 61'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 4,030
Referee: Adam Jones
7 January 2023
19:35
(1 BP) Ospreys  19–24  Leinster
Try: Giles 14'
Con: C. Evans 15'
Pen: C. Evans (4) 10' 43' 54' 72'
Report[124]Try: Sheehan 36'
Keenan 63'
J. O'Brien 67'
Con: H. Byrne 37'
R. Byrne (2) 64' 69'
Pen: H. Byrne 20'
Swansea.com Stadium
Attendance: 4,428
Referee: Andrea Piardi
8 January 2023
15:00
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors  24–17  Stormers
Try: Cancelliere (2) 7' 78'
Steyn 16'
Jones 78'
Con: Horne 51'
Miotti 80'
Report[125]Try: Dweba 13'
Blommetjies 29'
Pokomela 61'
Con: Libbok 14'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 6,452
Referee: Andrew Brace

Round 13 edit

27 January 2023
19:35
(1 BP) Scarlets  37–28  Bulls (1 BP)
Try: Davis 9'
Mathias 14'
G. Davies 20'
McNicholl 75'
Con: Costelow (3) 10' 15' 21' 77'
D. Jones 77'
Pen: Costelow (3) 2' 31' 45'
Report[126]Try: Burger 4'
Jacobs 35'
Brink 54'
Matanzima 61'
Con: C. Smith (4) 5' 36' 55' 62'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 6,971 [127]
Referee: Andrew Brace
27 January 2023
19:35
(1 BP) Ulster  35–5  Stormers
Try: Doak 13'
Moxham 20'
Timoney 41'
Toomaga-Allen 45'
Lowry 56'
Con: Doak (4) 14' 21' 42' 46'
Cooney 57'
Report[128]Try: Venter 76'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 12,216[88]
Referee: Mike Adamson
28 January 2023
14:30
(1 BP) Benetton  30–40  Munster (1 BP)
Try: Zanon 6'
Mendy (3) 12' 57' 81'
Con: Umaga (2) 13' 82'
Pen: Umaga (2) 39' 46'
Report[129]Try: Patterson 16'
O'Sullivan 30'
Hodnett 42'
Kleyn 49'
Frisch 71'
Carbery 76'
Con: Carbery (5) 17' 31' 42' 50' 77'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 4,288
Referee: Ben Blain
28 January 2023
14:30
(1 BP) Dragons  28–42  Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: R. Williams 15'
Tomkinson 18'
Basham 56'
Coleman 80'
Con: Hanrahan (4) 16' 19' 57' 81'
Report[130]Try: Forbes' 1'
F. Brown (2) 7' 21'
Weir 40'
McDowall 47'
Cancelliere 73'
Con: Weir (5) 2' 8' 22' 40' 48'
Jordan 74'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,624 [131]
Referee: Frank Murphy
28 January 2023
17:05
(1 BP) Leinster  38–14  Cardiff
Try: Deegan 6'
McGrath (2) 19' 29'
Denny 48'
O'Reilly 55'
Turner 82'
Con: H. Byrne (4) 20' 30' 50' 83'
Report[132]Try: Thornton 66'
Dacey 79'
Con: Evans (2) 67' 79'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 13,544 [133]
Referee: Jaco Peyper
28 January 2023
17:15
(1 BP) Edinburgh  19–22  Sharks
Try: McBurney (2) 27' 36'
Immelman 38'
Con: Savala (2) 29' 37'
Report[134]Try: Williams 5'
Potgieter 18'
Van Vuuren 61'
Con: Bosch (2) 6' 19'
Pen: Bosch 42'
DAM Health Stadium
Attendance: 6,791 [135]
Referee: James Doleman
28 January 2023
19:35
(1 BP) Connacht  43–24  Lions
Try: Kilgallen 2'
Delahunt 14'
Blade (3) 25' 42' 61'
O'Halloran 35'
Con: Carty (5) 15' 25' 36' 43' 62'
Pen: Carty 7'
Report[136]Try: Ntlabakanye 10'
Van Wyk 31'
Louw 64'
Con: Hendrikse (3) 11' 32' 65'
Pen: Hendrikse 4'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 4,288
Referee: Paul Williams)
29 January 2023
15:00
(2 BP) Zebre Parma  24–28  Ospreys (1 BP)
Try: Van Wyk 19'
Fox-Matamua (2) 29' 34'
Andreani 49'
Con: Eden (2) 30' 35'
Report[137]Try: Deaves 1'
Thomas-Wheeler 5'
Morris 63'
Morgan-Williams 68'
Con: Walsh (2) 2' 6'
Myler (2) 65' 69'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 2,200 [138]
Referee: Eoghan Cross

Round 1 (rescheduled match) edit

4 February 2023
14:00
Sharks  19–46  Stormers (1 BP)
Try: Grobler (2) 38' 69'
Jooste 62'
Con: Bosch (2) 23' 63'
Report[139]Try: Jantjies 1'
Van Heerden 17'
Dweba 31'
Senatla 41'
Hartzenberg 48'
Libbok 57'
Con: Blommetjies 2'
Libbok (4) 18' 33' 42' 49'
Pen: Libbok (2) 25' 74'
Kings Park Stadium
Attendance: 23,787
Referee: Jaco Peyper

Round 14 edit

17 February 2023
19:35
(1 BP) Munster  58–3  Ospreys
Try: Coombes (3) 14' 52' 79'
Fekitoa 18'
Frisch 29'
Carbery 36'
Patterson 40'
Zebo 62'
Daly 68'
Con: Carbery (5) 15' 37' 53' 68' 79'
Pen: Carbery 12'
Report[140]Pen: Myler 3'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 14,082
Referee: Gianluca Gnecchi
17 February 2023
19:35
Glasgow Warriors  17–11  Ulster (1 BP)
Try: Vailanu 17'
Dempsey 63'
Brown 74'
Con: Weir 76'
Report[141]Try: Sheridan 28'
Pen: Doak 41'
Cooney 82'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,338
Referee: Craig Evans
18 February 2023
13:00
Lions  7-29  Sharks (1 BP)
Try: Louw 33'
Con: Lombard 34'
Report[142]Try: Bosch 26'
Abrahams 48'
Mbatha 66'
Williams 73'
Con: Bosch (3) 27' 50' 74'
Pen: Bosch 58'
Emirates Airline Park
Attendance: 8,235
Referee: Cwengile Jadezweni
18 February 2023
15:05
(1 BP) Bulls  19–23  Stormers
Try: Nkosi 64'
Con: Steyn 65'
Pen: Smith (4) 6' 11' 15' 24'
Report[143]Try: Theunissen 27'
Pokomela 51'
Con: Libbok (2) 28' 53'
Pen: Libbok (2) 13' 38'
Drop: Libbok 72'
Loftus Versfeld Stadium
Attendance: 41,205
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
18 February 2023
15:05
(1 BP) Zebre Parma  34–57  Connacht (1 BP)
Try: Gesi (2) 33' 60'
Cronjé 44'
Furno 54'
Con: Eden (4) 34' 46' 56' 61'
Pen: Eden (2) 9' 13'
Report[144]Try: Tierney-Martin (3) 5' 23' 26'
O'Halloran 30'
Blade 37'
Kilgallen 42'
Byrne 72'
Marmion 76'
de Buitléar 80'
Con: Carty (6) 6' 28' 38' 43' 73' 77'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Ben Whitehouse
18 February 2023
17:15
(1 BP) Scarlets  42–14  Edinburgh
Try: Conbeer (2) 5' 45'
Fifita 11'
Steff Evans 30'
G. Davies 49'
James 75'
Con: Costelow (3) 6' 13' 32'
D. Jones (3) 46' 49' 76'
Report[145]Try: McCallum 20'
Venter 59'
Con: Savala (2) 21' 59'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 7,531
Referee: Andrea Piardi
18 February 2023
17:15
(1 BP) Cardiff  30–13  Benetton
Try: Lane (2) 1' 6'
Ratti 49'
Thomas 81'
Con: Thomas (2) 50' 83'
Pen: Thomas (2) 13' 28'
Report[146]Try: Smith 3'
Zanon 34'

Pen: Albornoz 40'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 7,008
Referee: Chris Busby
18 February 2023
19:35
(1 BP) Leinster  43–14  Dragons
Try: H. Byrne (2) 3' 41'
McGrath 25'
Ruddock 35'
Larmour 46'
Russell 72'
Tector 79'
Con: H. Byrne (3) 4' 26' 42'
Tector 73'
Report[147]Try: R. Williams 32'
Hanrahan 63'
Con: Reed (2) 33' 64'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 12,441
Referee: Mike Adamson

Round 6 (rescheduled matches) edit

25 February 2023
14:00
(2 BP) Sharks  24–31  Ulster (1 BP)
Try: Williams 1'
Abrahams 29'
N. Mchunu 51'
Chamberlain 67'
Con: Bosch (2) 30' 51
Report[148]
(Postponed because of illness)[67]
Try: Stewart (2) 24' 32'
Moore 43'
Sheridan 56'
Con: Cooney (4) 25' 33' 44' 58'
Pen: Cooney 18'
Kings Park Stadium
Attendance: 13,212
Referee: Sam Grove-White
25 February 2023
16:15
(1 BP) Lions  35–24  Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Nohamba 21'
Horn 24'
Rass 30'
van der Merwe
Venter 52'
Con: Lombard (2) 22' 24'
Pen: Lombard (2) 40' 75'
Report[149]
(Postponed because of illness)[67]
Try: Caven 7'
Forbes 38'
Jordan 56'
Gordon 61'
Con: Jordan (2) 8' 39'
Ellis Park Stadium
Attendance: 8,014
Referee: Adam Jones

Round 15 edit

3 March 2023
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors  50–8  Zebre Parma
Try: Matthews (3) 9' 27' 43'
Du Preez 30'
McDowall 47'
McKay
Gordon 72'
F. Brown 81'
Con: Horne (4) 10' 44' 48' 59'
Weir 73'
Report[150]Try: Cook 1'
Pen: Trulla 19'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 6,126
Referee: Chris Busby
3 March 2023
19:35
(1 BP) Munster  49–42  Scarlets (2 BP)
Try: Campbell 2'
Nash (2) 12' 64'
Patterson 26'
S. Daly 41'
G. Coombes 49'
Con: Carbery (6) 3' 12' 24' 27' 41' 49'
Crowley 65'
Report[151]Try: Roberts 34'
Fifita 45'
Kalamafoni 53'
Lousi 60'
G. Davies 70'
Rogers 76'
Con: Costelow (6) 35' 46' 54'60' 70' 77'
Musgrave Park
Attendance: 8,008
Referee: Ben Blain
4 March 2023
12:30
(1 BP) Stormers  29–23  Sharks (1 BP)
Try: Mngomezulu 14'
Dixon 20'
Blommetjies (2) 31' 54'
Con: Libbok (3) 21' 32' 55
Pen: Libbok 82'
Report[152]Try: Penxe 58'
Janse van Rensburg 65'
Williams 71'
Con: Bosch 66'
Pen: Bosch (2) 8' 19'
Cape Town Stadium
Attendance: 30,701
Referee: AJ Jacobs
4 March 2023
14:45
(2 BP) Bulls  25–29  Lions
Try: Simelane (2) 28' 46'
Nkosi 37'
Grobbelaar 61'
Con: Steyn 62'
Pen: Steyn 1'
Report[153]Try: Van der Merwe 12'
Nohamba 23'
Con: Nohamba (2) 13' 24'
Pen: Nohamba (5) 6' 17' 32' 65' 69'
Loftus Versfeld Stadium
Attendance: 15,626
Referee: Jaco Peyper
4 March 2023
17:05
(1 BP) Edinburgh  27–47  Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Boffelli (2) 71' 45'
Venter 14'
Skinner 77'
Con: Boffelli 15'
Savala 77'
Pen: Boffelli 18'
Report[154]Try: Deegan 10'
Penny (2) 23' 57'
Milne (2) 31' 51'
Kearney 42'
Ala'alatoa 55'
Con: H. Byrne (6) 12' 23' 32' 52' 56' 58'
DAM Health Stadium
Attendance: 7,240
Referee: Craig Evans
4 March 2023
17:15
(1 BP) Ospreys  20–21  Benetton
Try: L. Morgan 6'
Parry 73'
Morgan-Williams 81'
Con: Walsh 74'
Pen: Myler 25'
Report[155]Try: Riera 21'
Watson 51'
Con: Umaga 22'
Pen: Umaga (3) 23' 38 48'
Swansea.com Stadium
Attendance: 5,620
Referee: Andrew Brace
4 March 2023
19:35
(1 BP) Dragons  20–22  Connacht
Try: Wainwright 11'
Rosser 41'
Con: Reed (2) 13' 42'
Pen: Reed (2) 23' 47'
Report[156]Try: Predergast 20'
Butler 50'
Heffernan 60'
Con: Hawkshaw (2) 21' 51'
Pen: Hawkshaw 9'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 5,113
Referee: Andrea Piardi
4 March 2023
19:35
Cardiff  20–42  Ulster (1 BP)
Try: Lane (2) 6' 62'
Summerhill 66'
Con: Evans 67'
Pen: Evans 16'
Report[157]Try: S. Moore 1'
Stockdale 18'
Doak 24'
Burns 51'
Stewart (2) 60' 72'
Con: Doak (6) 2' 19' 25' 52' 61' 73'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 6,728
Referee: Hollie Davidson

Round 16 edit

24 March 2023
19:10
(2 BP) Zebre Parma  30–34  Cardiff (1 BP)
Try: Gesi 2'
Krumov 29'
Trulla 68'
Kvesic 73'
Con: Prisciantelli (2) 3' 68'
Pen: Prisciantelli (2) 39' 44'
Report[158]Try: Botham (2) 21' 27'
Grady 46'
Belcher 51'
Con: Priestland (4) 23' 27' 48' 52'
Pen: Priestland 13'
Evans 66'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Mike Adamson
24 March 2023
19:35
(1 BP) Leinster  22–22  Stormers
Try: Milne 39'
Penny 43'
Russell 53'
Deegan 59'
Con: H. Byrne 59'
Report[159]Try: Libbok 20'
Hartzenberg 33'
Blommetjies 68'
Con: Libbok (2) 21' 34'
Pen: Libbok 7'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 15,653
Referee: Sam Grove-White
25 March 2023
13:00
(2 BP) Benetton  28–32  Lions (1 BP)
Try: Riera 21'
Watson
Maile 33'
Stowers 59'
Con: Umaga (4) 23' 27' 34' 60'
Report[160]Try: Q. Horn 30'
Tshituka (2) 61' 68'
Maxwane 64'
Con: Nohamba (3) 31' 65' 69'
Pen: Nohamba (2) 17' 42'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 3,924
Referee: Frank Murphy
25 March 2023
13:00
(1 BP) Ospreys  37–18  Dragons
Try: Smith 6'
Lydiate 36'
Morris 42'
Hopkins 50'
K. Williams 56'
Con: Walsh 7'
Scully (2) 43' 57'
Pen: Walsh (2) 18' 29'
Report[161]Try: J. Williams 53'
Pen: Reed 21'
O'Brien 40'
Swansea.com Stadium
Attendance: 7,270
Referee: Jaco Peyper
25 March 2023
15:05
(1 BP) Connacht  41–26  Edinburgh (1 BP)
Try: Forde 7'
Oliver 20'
Blade (3) 39' 61' 63'
Butler 44'
Con: Hawkshaw (2) 21' 45'
Daly (2) 61' 64'
Pen: Hawkshaw 16'
Report[162]Try: Atalifo 33'
Mata 46'
Young 51'
Kinghorn 77'
Con: Boffelli (3) 34' 47' 77'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 6,056
Referee: Ben Whitehouse
25 March 2023
15:05
Scarlets  32–20  Sharks
Try: Steff Evans (2) 8' 45'
Con: Costelow (2) 9' 45'
Pen: Costelow (6) 13' 22' 52' 55' 71' 75'
Report[163]Try: Kolisi 27'
Mbonambi 58'
Con: Bosch (2) 28' 59'
Pen: Bosch (2) 42' 64'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 7,956
Referee: Eoghan Cross
25 March 2023
17:15
(1 BP) Munster  26–38  Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: G. Coombes 53' c
Casey 57' c
J. Wycherley 70' c
Nash 77' m
Con: Carbery (2/2) 53', 57'
Crowley (1/2) 70'
Report[164]Try: F. Brown 5' c
McDowall 24' c
Miotti 31' c
Forbes 39' c
Vailanu 60' c
Con: Miotti (5/5) 6', 25', 32', 40', 62'
Drop: Miotti (1/1) 44'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 17.097
Referee: Andrea Piardi (FIR)
25 March 2023
19:35
(1 BP) Ulster  32–23  Bulls
Try: Baloucoune 2'
Stewart (3) 25' 42' 54'
Con: Doak (3) 26' 43' 54'
Pen: Doak 72'
Cooney 79'
Report[165]Try: Arendse 19'
Burger 32'
Con: C. Smith (2) 19' 33'
Pen: C. Smith (3) 13' 40' 63'
Ravenhill Stadium
Attendance: 12,196
Referee: Craig Evans

Round 17 edit

14 April 2023
17:30
(1 BP) Sharks  43–33  Benetton (1 BP)
Try: Tshituka 14'
Williams (2) 31' 54'
Kolisi 41'
Mapimpi (2) 61' 66'
Con: Bosch (5) 15' 32' 42' 56' 67'
Pen: Bosch 79'
Report[166]Try: Negri 1'
Brex 6'
Riera 50'
Padovani 58'
Albornoz 69'
Con: Albornoz (4) 3' 7' 59' 69'
Kings Park Stadium
Attendance: 14,281
Referee: Ben Whitehouse
14 April 2023
19:35
Glasgow Warriors  12–9  Scarlets (1 BP)
Try: Vailanu 35'
F. Brown 54'
Con: Jordan 55'
Report[167]Pen: D. Jones (3) 5' 12' 49'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 6,815
Referee: Chris Busby
14 April 2023
19:35
(1 BP) Ulster  40–19  Dragons
Try: McCann 7'
Stewart (3) 29' 37' 48'
Timoney 67'
Penalty try 79'
Con: Cooney (4) 9' 38' 50' 68'
Report[168]Try: O'Brien 11'
Dee 54'
R. Williams 56'
Con: O'Brien 12'
Reed 55'
Ravenhill Stadium
Attendance: 11,972
Referee: Ben Blain
15 April 2023
13:00
(1 BP) Bulls  78–12  Zebre Parma
Try: Moodie (3) 2' 29' 63'
Papier (2) 4' 21'
Vermaak (2) 35' 60'
Steenekamp 48'
Van Staden 69'
B. du Plessis 73'
C. Smith 79'
Con: Goosen (1) 5' 22' 30' 36' 49' 61' 64' 70' 74' 80'
Pen: Goosen 40'
Report[169]Try: Kriel 11'
Cook 56'
Con: Eden 57'
Loftus Versfeld Stadium
Attendance: 8,120
Referee: Hollie Davidson
15 April 2023
15:05
(2 BP) Lions   (1 BP)36–39  Leinster
Try: Van der Merwe 13'
Lombard 25'
Louw 32'
F. Horn 36'
Con: Nohamba (3) 26' 33' 37'
Pen: Nohamba 49'
Report[170]Try: Abdaladze 1'
Turner 29'
Milne 45'
Russell 68'
Cosgrave 74'
Con: Prendergast (4) 2' 31' 46' 74'
Pen: Prendergast (2) 62' 80'
Ellis Park Stadium
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Mike Adamson
15 April 2023
17:15
(2 BP) Stormers  24–26  Munster (1 BP)
Try: Malherbe 29'
Nel (2) 43' 81'
Kitshoff 65'
Con: Libbok (2) 43' 81'
Report[171]Try: Barron (2) 1' 21'
Daly 57'
G. Coombes 73'
Con: Crowley 2'
Healy (2) 58', 73'
Cape Town Stadium
Attendance: 15,228
Referee: Craig Evans
15 April 2023
19:35
(1 BP) Edinburgh  45–21  Ospreys
Try: Vellacot 4'
Cherry 7'
Skinner 16'
Boffelli 19'
Watson 40'
Graham (2) 57' 72'
Con: Boffelli (5) 5' 8' 17' 20' 41'
Report[172]Try: Lake (2) 10' 47'
Parry
Con: O. Williams (2) 11' 48'
Anscombe 76'
DAM Health Stadium
Attendance: 6,864
Referee: Gianluca Gnecchi
15 April 2023
19:35
(1 BP) Connacht  38–19  Cardiff
Try: Kilgallen 12'
Tierney-Martin
Oliver 26'
Hansen 36'
Marmion 75'
Con: Carty (3) 13' 27' 37'
Report[173]Try: Davies 31'
Young (2) 48' 79'
Con: Priestland (2) 31' 80'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 6,343
Referee: Sam Grove-White

Round 18 edit

21 April 2023
17:30
(1 BP) Stormers  38–22  Benetton
Try: Davids 13'
Engelbrecht (2) 41' 42'
Kotze
Blommetjies 58'
Theunissen 65'
Con: Libbok 4'
Report[174]Try: Izekor 17'
Zuliani 62'
Con: Albornoz 18'
Pen: Albornoz 4'
Danie Craven Stadium
Attendance: 15 000
Referee: Hollie Davidson
21 April 2023
19:35
Ulster  28–14  Edinburgh
Try: Stockdale 25' m
Cooney 41' c
Timoney 64' c
Con: Cooney (2/3) 42' 65'
Pen: Cooney (3/3) 37' 43' 78'
Report[175]Try: Graham 7' c
Nel 75' c
Con: Boffelli (2/2) 8' 76'
Ravenhill Stadium
Attendance: 14,641
Referee: Andrea Piardi
22 April 2023
13:00
(1 BP) Lions  50–35  Zebre Parma (1 BP)
Try: Nohamba (2) 9' 49'
Van der Merwe (2) 15' 37'
Kriel 31'
Q. Horn 41'
Coetzee 59'
Rijnsburger 66'
Con: Nohamba (5/8) 9' 32' 42' 60' 67'
Report[176]Try: Gesi (3) 0' 27' 34'
Trulla 68'
Pittinari 72'
Ellis Park Stadium
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Ben Whitehouse
22 April 2023
15:00
(1 BP) Dragons  31–14  Scarlets
Try: Dee 3'
J. Williams 6'
Tomkinson 15'
Hughes 80'
Con: O'Brien (4/4) 4' 7' 16' 81'
Pen: O'Brien (1/1) 47'
Report[177]Try: Hardy 23'
Tuipulotu 69'
Con: Costelow (2/2) 23' 70'
Principality Stadium
Attendance: 41,139
Referee: Jaco Peyper
22 April 2023
15:05
(1 BP) Bulls  62–7  Leinster
Try: Nortjé
Arendse (2) 24' c 32' c
Grobbelaar (2) 39' c 41' m
Moodie (2) 46' c 60' c
Gans 50' m
Vorster 58' c
Con: Goosen (7/9) 14' 25' 33' 40' 47' 59' 61'
Pen: Goosen (1/1) 6'
Report[178]Try: Milne 53' c
Con: Prendergast (1/1) 54'
Loftus Versfeld Stadium
Attendance: 5,500
Referee: Craig Evans
22 April 2023
17:15
Sharks  22–22  Munster
Try: Mbonambi 5' m
Kok 28' c
Notshe 38' c
Con: Bosch (1/2) 30'
Chamberlain (1/1) 39'
Pen: Chamberlain (1/1) 43'
Report[179]Try: Penalty try 47'
Nash 53' m
Murray 64' c
Con: Healy (1/2) 65'
Pen: Crowley (1/1) 15'
Kings Park Stadium
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)
22 April 2023
17:15
Ospreys  21–38  Cardiff (1 BP)
Try: Parry 45'
Thomas 62'
Lake 68'
Con: Anscombe (3/3) 46' 63' 68'
Report[180]Try: Young (2) 25' 58'
Llewellyn 29'
Grady 31'
Carré 75'
Con: Priestland (5/5) 25' 30' 32' 58' 77'
Pen: Priestland (1/1) 41'
Principality Stadium
Attendance: 41,139
Referee: Frank Murphy
22 April 2023
7:35pm
(1BP) Glasgow Warriors  29–27  Connacht
Try: Jones
Jordan
Price
Matthews
Con: Jordan x 2
Horne
Pen: Horne
Report[181]Try: Penalty try
Prendergast
Hurley-Langton
Con: Jack Carty x 2
Pen: Jack Carty x 2
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 6,589
Referee: Gianluca Gnecchi

Knockout stage edit

Bracket edit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
         
1   Leinster 35
8   Sharks 5
1   Leinster 15
5   Munster 16
4   Glasgow Warriors 5
5   Munster 14
5   Munster 19
3   Stormers 14
2   Ulster 10
7   Connacht 15
7   Connacht 25
3   Stormers 43
3   Stormers 33
6   Bulls 21

The play-off draw is seeded based on final positions in the regular season league table.

The higher-ranked teams will have home advantage in the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final.

Quarter-finals edit

5 May 2023
19:35
Ulster  10–15  Connacht
Try: O'Connor 63'
Con: Cooney 65'
Pen: Cooney 20'
Report[182]Pen: Carty (5) 24' 33' 40' 44' 75'
Ravenhill Stadium
Attendance: 12,844
Referee: Andrew Brace
6 May 2023
15:30
Stormers  33–21  Bulls
Try: Dayimani 8'
Zas 33'
Davids 47'
Con: Libbok (3) 9' 35' 47'
Pen: Libbok (4) 16' 43' 62' 75'
Try: Brink 38'
Papier 57'
du Plessis 80'
Con: Goosen 39'
Smith (2) 58' 80'
Cape Town Stadium
Attendance: 44,106[183]
6 May 2023
17:00
Leinster  35–5  Sharks
Try: Doris 14'
Milne 22'
Larmour 25'
Deegan 51'
Gibson-Park 75'
Con: H. Byrne (4) 15' 23' 25' 52'
R. Byrne 76'
Try: Williams 7'
Aviva Stadium
Attendance: 14,462
6 May 2023
19:35
Glasgow Warriors  5–14  Munster
Try: Steyn 66'[1]Try: Fekitoa 22' c
Frisch 27' c
Con: Crowley (2) 23', 28'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 6,943

Semi-finals edit

13 May 2023
16:00
Stormers  43–25  Connacht
Cape Town Stadium
Attendance: 47,261[184]
13 May 2023
17:30
Leinster  15–16  Munster
Try: Jenkins 39' c
McCarthy 63' m
Con: H Byrne 40'
Pen: H Byrne 3'
Try: Beirne 46' c
Con: Crowley 47'
Pen: Healy (2) 12' 25'
Drop: Crowley 78'
Aviva Stadium
Attendance: 26,795
Referee: Frank Murphy (MAR)

Final edit

27 May 2023
18:30 SAST / 17:30 IST
Stormers  14–19  Munster
Try: Libbok 5' c
Fourie 49' c
Con: Libbok (2/2) 6', 50'
Try: Barron 9' m
Nash 28' c
Hodnett 74' c
Con: Crowley (2/3) 30', 76'
DHL Stadium
Attendance: 56,344[185]
Referee: Andrea Piardi (Italy)

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.


As of 20 May 2024[186]

Attendances by club edit

Attendance was up by 32% in the season, with a regular season average of 9,500 per game. The all-time attendance record for the URC and Pro14/12 was set in the semi-final between the Stormers and Connacht in Cape Town, with 47,261 spectators. The previous record was 47,125 in 2019 at Celtic Park in the final between Glasgow Warriors and Leinster. The record lasted only three weeks as a sell-out crowd of 56,344 watched the 2022-23 final between Stormers and Munster[187][185]

Regular season
Club Home
games
Total Average Highest Lowest Capacity
  Benetton 9 31,263 3,474 4,288 1,971 69%
  Bulls 9 114,782 12,754 41,205 4,120 25%
  Cardiff 9 69,475 7,719 12,121 5,550 63%
  Connacht 9 49,539 5,504 7,512 4,030 68%
  Dragons 9 61,365 6,818 20,569 4,039 59%
  Edinburgh 9 75,482 8,387 25,137 5,193 82%
  Glasgow 9 58,173 6,464 7,338 5,790 88%
  Leinster 9 165,245 18,361 45,436 12,441 83%
  Lions 9 58,895 6,544 10,000 2,894 10%
  Munster 9 123,493 13,720 25,600 6,485 70%
  Ospreys 9 66,967 7,441 20,569 4,052 33%
  Scarlets 9 66,379 7,375 9,582 5,597 50%
  Sharks 9 141,847 15,760 25,813 7,487 30%
  Stormers 9 151,271 16,808 30,701 9,358 32%
  Ulster 9 121,290 13,477 16,741 10,858 75%
  Zebre 9 19,526 2,215 3,000 1,800 43%
Play-offs
Club Home
games
Total Average Highest Lowest Capacity
  Glasgow 1 6,943 6,943 6,943 6,943 -
  Leinster 2 41,257 20,629 26,795 14,462 -
  Stormers 3 146,367 48,789 55,000 44,106 -
  Ulster 1 12,844 12,844 12,844 12,844 -

End of Season Awards edit

URC Dream Team edit

The 2022–23 United Rugby Championship Dream team is:[188]

Pos Player Team
FB 15   Kurt-Lee Arendse   Bulls
RW 14   Darcy Graham   Edinburgh Rugby
OC 13   Sione Tuipulotu   Glasgow
IC 12   Daniel du Plessis   Stormers
LW 11   Simone Gesi   Zebre Parma
FH 10   Ross Byrne   Leinster
SH 9   Grant Williams   Sharks
N8 8   Gavin Coombes   Munster
OF 7   Scott Penny   Leinster
BF 6   Vaea Fifita   Scarlets
RL 5   Federico Ruzza   Benetton
TP 4   Niall Murray   Connacht
TP 3   Finlay Bealham   Connacht
HK 2   Dan Sheehan   Leinster
LP 1   Steven Kitshoff   Stormers

Award winners edit

The 2022–23 URC award winners were:[189]

Award Winner
Players' Player of the Season   Dan Sheehan (Leinster)
Next-Gen Player of the Season   Tom Stewart (Ulster)
Fans' Player of the Season   Manie Libbok (Stormers)
Golden Boot   Johan Goosen (Bulls)
Top Try Scorer   Tom Stewart (Ulster)
Try of the Season powered by URC.tv   Joaquin Riera (Benetton)
Tackle Machine   John Hodnett (Munster)
Turnover King   Thomas Young (Cardiff)
Ironman Award   Quan Horn (Lions)
Coach of the Season   Franco Smith Glasgow

Notes edit

  1. ^ Mike Blair was the head coach of Edinburgh until March 2023, when he stepped down to transition into the role of attack coach. Steve Diamond was then appointed to take on head coaching duties for the remainder of the season, from the position of lead rugby consultant.[6]

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