2023–24 United Rugby Championship

The 2023–24 United Rugby Championship is the 23rd season of the professional rugby union competition known as the United Rugby Championship, and the third season under that name. It began on 21 October 2023 and will end on 22 June 2024. The reigning and defending champions are Munster Rugby who defeated Stormers in the 2023 final.[1]

2023–24 United Rugby Championship
Countries Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 South Africa
 Wales
Date21 October 2023 – 22 June 2024
Matches played80
Attendance827,251
(average 10,341 per match)
Official website
unitedrugby.com
2024–25 →

Format edit

The season 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 two functions; they guarantee a full slate of derby matches for each team, 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. They will no longer be used to determine qualification for the European Rugby Champions Cup. Instead, the top eight teams will qualify.[2]

The winner of each Shield will be determined solely from the games played amongst the teams within their regional pool, mirroring the format of the old Interprovincial Championship in Ireland.[3]

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 one main league table. 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 2022 and 2023.[4]

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   Matt Sherratt   Josh Turnbull Cardiff Arms Park 12,125
Connacht   Ireland   Peter Wilkins   Jack Carty Galway Sportsgrounds 8,129
Dragons   Wales   Dai Flanagan   Steffan Hughes Rodney Parade 8,700
Edinburgh   Scotland   Sean Everitt   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   James Ryan
  Garry Ringrose[5]
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   Josh Macleod Parc y Scarlets 14,870
Sharks   South Africa   John Plumtree   Lukhanyo Am Kings Park Stadium 52,000
Stormers   South Africa   John Dobson   Salmaan Moerat Cape Town Stadium
Danie Craven Stadium[6]
55,000
16,000
Ulster   Ireland   Dan McFarland   Iain Henderson Ravenhill Stadium 18,196
Zebre Parma   Italy   Fabio Roselli   David Sisi Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi 5,000

Locations edit

Location of United Rugby Championship teams in Britain and Ireland.
Location of United Rugby Championship teams in Italy
Location of United Rugby Championship teams in South Africa

Regional Shield competitions edit

This season, for the first time, regional shield standing were based entirely on performances against other teams within the same conference.[3] Therefore, only six games for each team will count towards the regional shields.

2023–24 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 Pos overall
1   Leinster 4 3 0 1 75 63 +12 10 7 1 1 14 1st
2   Ulster 4 3 0 1 83 76 +7 9 11 0 1 13 5th
3   Connacht 4 2 0 2 85 73 +12 10 8 0 2 10 7th
4   Munster 4 0 0 4 42 73 –31 3 6 0 3 3 6th
    Scottish/Italian Shield
Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TBP LBP Pts Pos overall
1   Glasgow Warriors 4 3 0 1 81 50 +31 12 3 1 1 14 3rd
2   Benetton 5 3 0 2 112 105 +7 13 15 2 0 14 8th
3   Edinburgh 4 2 0 2 75 79 –4 9 9 0 1 9 4th
4   Zebre Parma 3 0 0 3 57 91 –34 6 13 0 2 2 13th
  South African Shield
Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TBP LBP Pts Pos overall
1   Bulls 5 4 0 1 159 96 +63 20 10 3 1 20 2nd
2   Stormers 5 4 0 1 124 129 –5 13 17 1 0 17 9th
3   Lions 5 2 0 3 131 118 +13 17 14 2 2 12 11th
4   Sharks 5 0 0 5 74 145 –71 9 18 0 3 3 16th
  Welsh Shield
Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TBP LBP Pts Pos overall
1   Ospreys 4 3 0 1 88 61 +27 12 5 2 0 14 10th
2   Cardiff 5 2 0 3 140 117 +23 17 16 1 3 12 12th
3   Scarlets 5 2 0 3 92 117 –25 12 13 2 1 11 14th
4   Dragons 4 2 0 2 63 88 –25 6 13 0 1 9 15th
If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:[7]
  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. Upon the conclusion of the regular season, these teams win their respective regional shields.

URC league standings edit

2023–24 United Rugby Championship
watch · edit · discuss
Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1   Leinster 11 9 0 2 337 199 +138 48 25 7 1 44
2   Bulls 11 8 0 3 389 242 +147 51 28 6 2 40
3   Glasgow Warriors 11 8 0 3 303 208 +95 45 20 7 1 40
4   Edinburgh 11 8 0 3 243 232 +11 26 28 1 1 34
5   Ulster 11 7 0 4 283 253 +30 35 35 3 3 34
6   Munster 11 6 1 4 271 189 +82 36 21 5 3 34
7   Connacht 11 7 0 4 257 237 +20 29 31 2 3 33
8   Benetton 11 7 1 4 219 227 –8 24 32 2 0 32
9   Stormers 11 6 0 5 260 224 +36 32 29 3 3 30
10   Ospreys 11 6 0 5 237 216 +21 30 24 4 2 30
11   Lions 11 5 0 6 308 240 +68 39 29 4 5 29
12   Cardiff 11 3 1 7 259 253 +6 34 32 2 6 22
13   Zebre Parma 11 1 1 9 242 388 –146 32 56 4 4 14
14   Scarlets 11 2 0 9 165 378 –213 21 51 2 2 12
15   Dragons 11 2 0 9 175 395 –220 21 55 1 2 11
16   Sharks 11 1 0 10 204 271 –67 27 34 1 5 10
If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:[8]
  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 play-off places and earn a place in the 2024–25 European Champions Cup

Plain background indicates teams that earn a place in the 2024–25 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.

Matches edit

The following are the match results for the 2023–24 United Rugby Championship regular season:

Home \ Away BEN BUL CAR CON DRA EDI GLA LEI LIO MUN OSP SCA SHA STO ULS ZEB
Benetton R 13 R 14 R 18 R 11 15-10 18-13 20-17 13-13 36-14
Bulls R 17 53-27 R 16 30-28 R 14 R 15 63-21 44-10 R 11
Cardiff 22-23 12-18 12-16 55-21 R 15 R 11 R 18 23-29 31-24
Connacht 34-26 22-24 R 12 22-9 34-26 R 11 R 17 22-20 R 14
Dragons R 12 9-16 17-22 10-33 20-5 13-12
Edinburgh 22-24 31-23 25-22 19-14 17-16
Glasgow Warriors 26-12 R 12 40-7 22-10 43-25 20-9 33-20
Leinster 47-18 R 13 36-27 21-16 54-5 34-13 21-22
Lions 10-25 R 16 49-24 33-35 61-19
Munster R 13 45-14 40-29 3-9 34–21 10-3 R 18
Ospreys 27–21 23–31 31–9 19–5 19-17 34–31
Scarlets R 12 31–25 R 18 23–24 7-42 11–25
Sharks R 16 R 18 R 17 12-13 69-14 18-20 23-25 R 12
Stormers 26-20 R 18 52-7 16-15 31-7
Ulster R 15 26-19 R 14 20-19 24-27 24-17 21-14
Zebre Parma 24-31 29-54 22-22 19-24 12-10 36–40

Updated to match(es) played on January 27, 2024
Colors: Green: home team win; Yellow: draw; Red: away team win; Blue: upcoming Matches.

Regular season edit

Round 1 edit

21 October 2023
13:00
(2 BP) Zebre Parma  36–40  Ulster (1 BP)
Try: Licata (2) 4' 13'
Pani 22'
Gregory 40'
Gesi (2) 41' 70'
Con: Prisciantelli (3) 5' 14' 23'
Report[9]Try: Flannery 9'
Lowry 16'
Stockdale (2) 28' 60'
Stewart (2) 52' 66'
Con: Doak (5) 11' 17' 29' 53' 68'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 1,600
Referee: Adam Jones
21 October 2023
16:00
(1 BP) Connacht  34–26  Ospreys
Try: Blade (3) 11' 23' 33'
Forde 56'
Con: Hanrahan (4) 12' 24' 33' 57'
Pen: Hanrahan (2) 2' 5'
Report[10]Try: Giles 40'
Morgan-Williams 48'
Ratti 52'
R. Davies 74'
Con: Walsh (3) 49' 53' 75'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 3,699
Referee: Federico Vedovelli
21 October 2023
16:05
(2 BP) Lions  33–35  Stormers (1 BP)
Try: Botha 5'
Van Wyk 45'
Venter 61'
Van den Berg 71'
F. Horn 78'
Con: Hendrikse (2) 5' 46'
Nohamba (2) 72' 79'
Report[11]Try: Feinberg-Mngomezulu (2) 8' 41'
Dweba 33'
Jantjies 37'
Con: Blommetjies (3) 9' 34' 38'
Pen: Feinberg-Mngomezulu (2) 17' 54'
Blommetjies 19'
Ellis Park Stadium
Attendance: 6,672
Referee: Morné Ferreira
21 October 2023
15:05
(1 BP) Dragons  17–22  Edinburgh
Try: Tomkinson 1'
Baldwin 16'
Con: Evans (2) 2' 18'
Pen: Evans 45'
Report[12]Try: Vellacott 65'
Con: Healy 65'
Pen: Healy (5) 29' 42' 55' 72' 80'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,212
Referee: Eoghan Cross
21 October 2023
17:15
(1 BP) Cardiff  22–23  Benetton
Try: Belcher 17'
Carré 26'
Bevan 31'
Con: De Beer (2) 19' 27'
Pen: De Beer 60'
Report[13]Try: Lucchesi 36'
Albornoz 65'
Con: Umaga (2) 37' 66'
Pen: Umaga (3) 10' 47' 79'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 5,326
Referee: Frank Murphy
21 October 2023
17:15
(1 BP) Munster  34–21  Sharks
Try: Edogbo 20'
Barron 25'
Frisch 40'
Conway 66'
Coughlan 77'
Con: Carbery (3) 21' 26' 41'
Pen: Carbery 44'
Report[14]Try: Kok 37'
Janse van Rensburg 47'
Fassi 81'
Con: Bosch (3) 38' 48' 81'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 11,239[15]
Referee: Gianluca Gnecchi
22 October 2023
15:00
(1 BP) Bulls  63–21  Scarlets
Try: Nortjé 2'
Hanekom (2) 5' 14'
Grobbelaar 24'
Kriel 44'
Gans (2) 51' 57'
Van der Merwe 62'
Simelane 65'
Con: Goosen (9) 3' 6' 15' 25' 45' 51' 58' 63' 66'
Report[16]Try: McNicholl 30'
Plumtree (2) 38' 68'
Con: Lloyd (3) 31' 39' 68'
Loftus Versfeld Stadium
Attendance: 3,359
Referee: Mike Adamson
22 October 2023
16:00
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors  43–25  Leinster
Try: McKay 12'
Cancelliere 20'
Jones 32'
Fraser 37'
Horne 52'
Matthews 74'
Con: Jordan (2) 13' 33'
Horne 75'
Report[17]Try: Boyle 28'
Barron 44'
T. O'Brien 71'
Con: H. Byrne (2) 29' 45'
Pen: H. Byrne (2) 15' 18'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 6,221
Referee: Craig Evans

Round 2 edit

28 October 2023
13:00
(1 BP) Ospreys  34–31  Zebre Parma (2 BP)
Try: Morgan-Williams 15'
Protheroe 21'
Nagy 42'
Smith 49'
Con: Walsh (3) 16' 22' 43'
O. Williams 50'
Pen: Walsh 35'
O. Williams 77'
Report[18]Try: Gesi (2) 3' 24
Bigi 8'
Gregory (2) 61' 80'
Con: Prisciantelli (3) 4' 25' 62'
Swansea.com Stadium
Attendance: 3,017
Referee: Ian Kenny
28 October 2023
15:00
Connacht  34–26  Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Kilgallen (2) 18' 60'
Tierney-Martin 45'
Con: Forde (2) 46' 61'
Pen: Hanrahan (3) 4' 8' 14'
Forde (2) 52' 58'
Report[19]Try: Rowe 15'
Penalty Try 24'
Jordan 40'
Dobie 79'
Con: Jordan (2) 16' 79'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 4,109
Referee: Adam Jones
28 October 2023
16:00
(1 BP) Stormers  52–7  Scarlets
Try: Theunissen (2) 7' 12'
De Wet (2) 25' 42'
Blommetjies 28'
Loader 35'
Feinberg-Mngomezulu 58'
Skosan 71'
Con: Blommetjies (2) 7' 29'
Feinberg-Mngomezulu (4) 36' 43' 59' 72'
Report[20]Try: Hardy 16'
Con: Lloyd 17'
Danie Craven Stadium
Attendance: 4,141
Referee: Sam Grove-White
28 October 2023
16:55
(1 BP) Leinster  34–13  Sharks
Try: Larmour 4'
Deegan 21'
Russell (2) 52' 80'
T. O'Brien 65'
Con: H. Byrne (2) 22' 54'
Prendergast 81'
Pen: H. Byrne 48'
Report[21]Try: Richardson 79'
Con: Chamberlain 79'
Pen: Bosch (2) 1' 9'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 10,404
Referee: Federico Vedovelli
28 October 2023
17:00
Edinburgh  17–16  Lions (1 BP)
Try: Crosbie 13'
Ashman 61'
Con: Healy 13' 63'
Pen: Healy 41'
Report[22]Try: F. Horn 57'
Con: Hendrikse 58'
Pen: Hendrikse (3) 15' 38' 68'
Edinburgh Rugby Stadium
Attendance: 5,408
Referee: Chris Busby
29 October 21023
15:00
Benetton  13–13  Munster
Try: Smith 36'
Con: Umaga 37'
Pen: Umaga (2) 9' 15'
Report[23]Try: Ahern 79'
Con: Carbery 80'
Pen: Carbery (2) 13' 73'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Morné Ferreira
29 October 2023
14:30
(1 BP) Dragons  9–16  Cardiff
Pen: O'Brien (3) 9' 36' 78'Report[24]Try: Grady
Con: De Beer 33'
Pen: De Beer (3) 12' 18' 66'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 5,272
Referee: Frank Murphy
29 October 2023
17:00
Ulster  26–19  Bulls (1 BP)
Try: Stewart 9'
Stockdale 28'
Con: Doak (2) 10' 30'
Pen: Doak (4) 42' 50' 63' 73'
Report[25]Try: G. Steenekamp 35'
De Klerk 40'
E. Louw 68'
Con: Goosen (2) 36' 69'
Ravenhill Stadium
Attendance: 10,181
Referee: Gianluca Gnecchi

Round 3 edit

3 November 2023
19:35
Glasgow Warriors  20–9  Stormers
Try: Tuipulotu 24'
Matthews (2) 28' 40'
Con: Horne 24'
Pen: Horne 33'
Report[26]Pen: Feinberg-Mngomezulu (3) 19' 27' 36'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 6,191
Referee: Chris Busby
3 November 2023
19:35
Ospreys  19–5  Sharks
Try: Walsh 14'
Nagy 28'
K. Williams 39'
Con: Walsh (2) 29' 40'
Report[27]Try: Buthelezi 3'
Twickenham Stoop[28]
Attendance: 7,183
Referee: Mike Adamson
4 November 2023
14:00
(1 BP) Zebre Parma  29–54  Bulls (1 BP)
Try: Bianchi 8'
Prisciantelli 29'
Gregory 56'
Pani 67'
Con: Prisciantelli (3) 30' 57' 68'
Pen: Prisciantelli 36'
Report[29]Try: Van der Merwe (2) 16' 26'
Petersen 20'
Williams (2) 42' 74'
Kriel (3) 50' 69' 78'
Con: Goosen (6) 17' 21' 27' 43' 52' 75'
C. Smith 79'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 1,800
Referee: Frank Murphy
4 November 2023
15:05
(1 BP) Leinster  36–27  Edinburgh
Try: Barron 20'
Deegan 32'
Frawley 39'
T. O'Brien 51'
Culhane 57'
Con: H. Byrne (4) 21' 33' 40' 52'
Pen: Prendergast 70'
Report[30]Try: Lang 53'
Boyle 66'
Venter 73'
Con: Healy (3) 53' 67' 73'
Pen: Healy (2) 17' 36'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 14,434[15]
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
4 November 2023
17:15
(1 BP) Scarlets  31–25  Cardiff (1 BP)
Try: Craig 19'
McNicholl 37'
G. Davies 52'
Fifita 64'
Con: Lloyd (4) 20' 39' 54' 65'
Pen: Lloyd 73'
Report[31]Try: Bevan 4'
Carré 28'
Cabango 75'
Con: De Beer (2) 6' 30'
Pen: De Beer (2) 43' 60'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 6,325
Referee: Adam Jones
4 November 2023
17:15
(1 BP) Munster  45–14  Dragons
Try: R. Scannell 13'
G. Coombes 17'
Nash (2) 21' 73'
Ahern 47'
Casey 53'
Gleeson 64'
Con: Butler (4) 15' 48' 54' 65'
Crowley 74'
Report[32]Try: R. Woodman 35'
Seiuli 80'
Con: Reed (2) 36 81'
Musgrave Park
Attendance: 8,171
Referee: Sam Grove-White
4 November 2023
19:35
Connacht  22–20  Ulster (1 BP)
Try: Forde 48'
Farrell 53'
Kilgallen 73'
Con: Carty (2) 48' 54'
Pen: Carty 19'
Report[33]Try: Flannery 33'
Shanahan 41'
Con: Flannery (2) 34' 42'
Pen: Flannery (2) 22' 36'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 5,468
Referee: Morné Ferreira
5 November 2023
14:30
Benetton  15–10  Lions (1 BP)
Try: Fekitoa 4'
Mendy 70'
Con: Albornoz 6'
Pen: Umaga 55'
Report[34]Try: Ntlabakanye 62'
Con: Nohamba 63'
Pen: Hendrikse 17'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Peter Martin

Round 4 edit

10 November 2023
18:30
Zebre Parma  12–10  Sharks (1 BP)
Pen: Prisciantelli (3) 6' 59' 66'
Trulla 13'
Report[35]Try: Wright 15'
Con: Chamberlain 17'
Pen: Chamberlain 9'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Peter Martin
10 November 2023
19:35
(1 BP) Cardiff  12–18  Bulls
Try: Grady 22'
Lee-Lo 52'
Con: De Beer 53'
Report[36]Try: Papier 10'
De Klerk 13'
Con: C. Smith 14'
Pen: C. Smith (2) 42' 61'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 6,113
Referee: Sam Grove-White
10 November 2023
19:35
Ulster  21–14  Munster (1 BP)
Try: Stockdale 26'
Timoney 67'
Con: Doak 68'
Pen: Doak (3) 13' 46' 63'
Report[37]Try: Casey (2) 7' 17'
Con: Crowley (2) 8' 19'
Ravenhill Stadium
Attendance: 14,960[15]
Referee: Frank Murphy
11 November 2023
16:00
Benetton  20–17  Stormers (1 BP)
Try: Zanon 23'
Izekor 55'
Con: Albornoz 24'
Umaga 56'
Pen: Albornoz 34'
Report[38]Try: Gelant 30'
Ntubeni 36'
Skosan 46'
Con: J-L du Plessis 47'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Craig Evans
11 November 2023
17:15
Ospreys  23–31  Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: K. Williams 5'
Morgan-Williams 56'
Con: Walsh (2) 6' 57'
Pen: Walsh (3) 25' 55' 73'
Report[39]Try: Matthews (2) 36' 44'
Vailanu 51'
Dell 80'
Con: Weir (4) 38' 45' 52' 81'
Pen: Weir 76'
Swansea.com Stadium
Attendance: 4,355
Referee: Andrea Piardi
11 November 2023
17:15
(1 BP) Scarlets  23–24  Lions
Try: Rogers 16'
Elias 68'
Con: Lloyd (2) 18' 69'
Pen: Lloyd (3) 3' 47' 54'
Report[40]Try: Louw 21'
Botha 51'
Van Wyk 76'
Con: Nohamba (3) 41' 52' 78'
Pen: Nohamba 73'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 6,202
Referee: Chris Busby
11 November 2023
19:35
Edinburgh  25–22  Connacht (1 BP)
Try: Goosen 4'
Vellacott 45'
Bennett 66'
Con: Healy (2) 6' 47'
Pen: Healy 55'
Drop: Healy 80'
Report[41]Try: O'Halloran 50'
Joyce 57'
Prendergast 75'
Con: Carty 6'
Hanrahan 76'
Pen: Carty 34'
Edinburgh Rugby Stadium
Attendance: 6,717
Referee: Ben Whitehouse
12 November 2023
13:15
Dragons  10–33  Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Owen 49'
Con: Evans 49'
Pen: Evans 14'
Report[42]Try: Sheehan 8'
Clarkson 37'
Frawley 40'
Ngatai 61'
Penny 81'
Con: R. Byrne (4) 9' 39' 42' 82'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,555
Referee: Gianluca Gnecchi

Round 5 edit

17 November
19:35
(1 BP) Edinburgh  31–23  Bulls
Try: Ashman (2) 32' 43'
Van der Merwe 48'
Mata 63'
Con: Healy 64'
Pen: Healy (3) 15' 18' 80'
Report[43]Try: Williams 8'
E. Louw 65'
Con: Goosen 9'
Van der Walt 66'
Pen: Goosen (2) 22' 28'
Van der Walt 72'
Edinburgh Rugby Stadium
Attendance: 6,759
Referee: Chris Busby
17 November
19:35
Ulster  24–17  Lions (1 BP)
Try: Hume 28'
Stockdale 41'
Herring 46'
Con: Doak (3) 29' 42' 47'
Pen: Cooney 67'
Report[44]Try: Kriel 10'
Sirgel 34'
Con: Nohamba (2) 12' 35'
Pen: Nohamba 35'
Ravenhill Stadium
Attendance: 11,471[15]
Referee: Andrea Piardi
17 November 2023
20:35
Zebre Parma  22–22  Cardiff
Try: Smith 34'
Morisi 37'
Krumov 85'
Con: Prisciantelli (2) 35' 86'
Pen: Prisciantelli 60'
Report[45]Try: Thomas 10'
Timani 54'
Grady 71'
Con: De Beer (2) 11' 55'
Pen: De Beer 66'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Mike Adamson
18 November 2023
17:00
(1 BP) Sharks  12–13  Connacht
Try: Notshe 31'
Kok 49'
Con: Bosch 51'
Report[46]Try: O'Brien 7'
Con: Hanrahan 8'
Pen: Hanrahan (2) 34' 66'
Kings Park Stadium
Attendance: 8,300
Referee: Craig Evans
18 November 2023
17:15
Dragons  20–5  Ospreys
Try: Roberts 37'
Dyer 65'
Con: Evans (2) 38' 66'
Pen: Evans (2) 24' 30'
Report[47]Try: Protheroe 4'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 6,277
Referee: Ben Whitehouse
18 November 2023
17:15
Munster  10–3  Stormers (1 BP)
Try: Edogbo 39'
Con: Crowley 40'
Pen: Crowley 14'
Report[48]Pen: Feinberg-Mngomezulu 45'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 15,045[15]
Referee: Sam Grove-White
18 November 2023
19:35
(1 BP) Leinster  54–5  Scarlets
Try: Prendergast 3'
J. O'Brien 8'
Deegan (2) 15' 79
Ringrose 49'
Osborne (2) 60' 73
Boyle 66'
Con: Prendergast (3) 9' 16' 50'
R. Byrne (4) 61' 67' 74' 81'
Report[49]Try: J. Williams 26'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 15,664[15]
Referee: Hollie Davidson
18 November 2023
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors  26–12  Benetton
Try: McKay 16'
Rowe 20'
Cancelliere 54'
Horne 66'
Con: Horne (3) 17' 21' 67'
Report[50]Pen: Albornoz (3) 6' 10' 22'
Umaga 59'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 5,685
Referee: Andy Brace

Round 6 edit

24 November 2023
19:35
(1 BP) Cardiff  31–24  Stormers (1 BP)
Try: Hamer-Webb 23'
Belcher 33'
Grady 53'
Litterick 81'
Con: de Beer (4) 24' 34' 54' 84'
Pen: de Beer 63'
Report[51]Try: Venter 4'
Nel (2) 12' 50'
Con: Feinberg-Mngomezulu (3) 5' 13' 51'
Pen: Feinberg-Mngomezulu 27'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 6,815
Referee: Hollie Davidson
24 November 2023
19:35
(1 BP) Edinburgh  22–24  Benetton
Try: Kinghorn (2) 2' 38'
Currie 13'
Con: Healy (2) 3' 40'
Pen: Healy 54'
Report[52]Try: Mendy 31'
Zanon (2) 42' 67'
Con: Umaga (3) 32' 43' 68'
Pen: Umaga 35'
Edinburgh Rugby Stadium
Attendance: 6,527[53]
Referee: Aimee Barrett-Theron
25 November 2023
14:55
(1 BP) Lions  61–19  Zebre Parma
Try: Kriel 4'
van der Merwe (2) 9' 71'
Q. Horn 15'
F. Horn 28'
van Wyk (2) 36' 49'
van den Berg 60'
Tshituka 79'
Con: Nohamba (7) 5' 16' 30' 37' 51' 61' 72'
Alberts 80'
Report[54]Try: Gesi (2) 33' 44'
Trulla 56'
Con: Montemauri (2) 34' 45'
Ellis Park Stadium
Attendance: 3,120
Referee: Craig Evans
25 November 2023
17:00
(1 BP) Bulls  53–27  Connacht
Try: van der Merwe 11'
Louw 19'
Nortjé 32'
le Roux 38'
Carr 56'
Kriel 65'
Smith 72'
Con: van der Walt (5) 20' 33' 39' 57' 66'
Smith 73'
Pen: van der Walt (2) 9' 28'
Report[55]Try: Kilgallen 34'
McElroy 46'
Hurley-Langton 77'
Con: Carty (2) 35' 47'
Hanrahan 77'
Pen: Carty (2) 7' 31'
Loftus Versfeld Stadium
Attendance: 9,228[56]
Referee: Gianluca Gnecchi
25 November 2023
19:05
(1 BP) Sharks  69–14  Dragons
Try: Fassi (2) 11' 75'
Mapimpi 20'
Kok 42'
Etzebeth 47'
Williams (2) 54' 71'
Buthelezi 61'
Labuschagne 64'
Am 78'
Con: Bosch (5) 13' 48' 55' 62' 65'
Chamberlain (3) 72' 76' 80'
Pen: Bosch 7'
Report[57]Try: Blacker 27'
Dyer 56'
Con: Evans 28'
Williams 57'
Kings Park Stadium
Attendance: 12,659[15]
Referee: Frank Murphy
25 November 2023
18:30
Leinster  21–16  Munster (1 BP)
Try: Gibson-Park 24'
Sheehan 34'
Larmour 65'
Con: Frawley (3) 25' 35' 66'
Report[58]Try: Casey 5'
Con: Crowley 6'
Pen: Crowley 13' 52' 73'
Aviva Stadium
Attendance: 49,246[15]
Referee: Chris Busby
25 November 2023
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors  33–20  Ulster
Try: Kennedy 20'
George Turner 41'
Rowe 50'
Matthews (2) 58' 70'
Con: Jordan (4) 21' 42' 59' 71'
Report[59]Try: Stewart 5'
Cooney 10'
Con: Cooney (2) 6' 11'
Pen: Cooney 56'
Doak 63'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,216[60]
Referee: Ben Whitehouse
26 November 2023
15:00
(1 BP) Ospreys  31–9  Scarlets
Try: K. Williams (2) 7' 18
Morris (1) 50'
Edwards (1) 75'
Con: Walsh (3) 9' 19' 52'
Edwards (1) 75'
Pen: Walsh (1) 34'
Report[61]Pen: Lloyd (3) 4' 12' 26'
Swansea.com Stadium
Attendance: 8,489
Referee: Mike English

Round 7 edit

1 December 2023
19:35
(1 BP) Munster  40–29  Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Edogbo 7' c
Ahern (2) 12' m, 36' c
Barron 15' c
Nankivell 48' c
Hodnett 64' c
Con: Jack Crowley (5/6) 7', 16', 37', 49', 65'
Try: Vailanu 26' m
Matthews 41' m
Darge 54' m
Penalty try 61'
Fraser 78' c
Con: Weir (1/4) 78'
Musgrave Park
Attendance: 8,400
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
2 December 2023
15:00
(1 BP) Bulls  44–10  Sharks
Try: Gans (2) 13' c, 22' c
Arendse 32' m
van der Merwe (2) 39' m, 71' c
E. Louw 62' c
Con: Goosen (4/6) 14', 22', 63', 72'
Pen: Goosen (2/2) 10', 66'
Try: Penalty try 45'
Pen: Bosch (1/3) 2'
Loftus Versfeld Stadium
Attendance: 24,515[15]
Referee: Cwengile Jadezweni
2 December 2023
15:00
(1 BP) Cardiff  23–29  Scarlets (1 BP)
Try: Williams 3' c
Winnett 10' c
Con: de Beer (2/2) 4', 11'
Pen: de Beer (3/4) 42', 60', 76'
Try: Davies (2) 12' c, 39' c
Craig 23' m
S. Evans 61' m
McNicholl 70' m
Con: Lloyd (2/5) 13', 40'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 8,282
Referee: Ben Whitehouse
2 December 2023
17:05
(1 BP) Lions  49–24  Dragons
Try: van Wyk 11' m
Q. Horn 28' c
van der Merwe (2) 43' c, 76' c
van den Berg 57' c
F. Horn 70' c
Con: Nohamba (5/6) 29', 44', 59', 71', 78'
Pen: Nohamba (3/3) 22', 33', 53'
Try: Harrison Keddie 5' c
Hewitt 48' c
Roberts 66' c
Con: Reed (3/3) 6', 50', 67'
Pen: Reed (1/1) 39'
Ellis Park Stadium
Attendance: 2,576
Referee: Andrea Piardi
2 December 2023
19:15
(1 BP) Stormers  31–7  Zebre Parma
Try: Roos 13' c
Nel 36' m
Skosan 44' c
Zas 67' m
Willemse 74' c
Con: Libbok (3/5) 14', 45', 75'
Try: Fusco 41' c
Con: Montemauri (1/1) 42'
Danie Craven Stadium
Attendance: 6,196
Referee: Eoghan Cross
2 December 2023
17:15
(2 BP) Ulster  24–27  Edinburgh
Try: Stewart (2) 5' c, 28' m
Baloucoune 73' m
Hume 80' c
Con: Cooney (1/2) 6'
Doak (1/2) 81'
Report[62]Try: Vellacott 24' c
Schoeman 58' c
Hislop 69' c
Con: Healy (3/3) 25', 60', 71'
Pen: Healy (2/2) 16', 40'
Ravenhill Stadium
Attendance: 12,403[15]
Referee: Federico Vedovelli
2 December 2023
19:35
(1 BP) Connacht  22–24  Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Hawkshaw 8' m
Blade 63' c
Kilgallen 69' c
Con: Hanrahan (2/3) 65', 70'
Pen: Hanrahan (1/1) 22'
Try: Ngatai 34' c
Jenkins 50' c
Kelleher 55' m
Frawley 81' m
Con: Byrne (2/4) 35', 51'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 8,129
Referee: Andrew Brace
2 December 2023
20:35
Benetton  18–13  Ospreys (1 BP)
Try: Bernasconi 16' c
Da Re 76' m
Con: Umaga (1/2) 17'
Pen: Jacob Umaga (2/2) 64', 68'
Try: Nagy 41' m
L. Davies 60' m
Pen: Edwards (1/1) 12'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 4,327
Referee: Sam Grove-White

Round 8 edit

22 December 2023
19:35
Glasgow Warriors  22–10  Edinburgh
Try: Rowe 16'
Matthews 66'
Miller 73'
Con: Horne (2) 67' 74'
Pen: Thompson 5'
Report[63]Try: Nel 33'
Con: Healy 33'
Pen: Healy 47'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,172[64]
Referee: Sam Grove-White
22 December 2023
19:35
Ulster  20–19  Connacht (1 BP)
Try: Warwick 2'
Timoney 18'
Con: Cooney (2) 3' 20'
Pen: Cooney (2) 50' 65'
Report[65]Try: Aki 8'
Hurley-Langton 59'
Bolton 68'
Con: Carty 9'
Hanrahan 69'
Ravenhill Stadium
Attendance: 15,365[66][67]
Referee: Eoghan Cross
23 December 2023
14:00
(1 BP) Zebre Parma  24–31  Benetton (1 BP)
Try: Pani 2'
Bianchi 60'
Krumov 80'
Con: Prisciantelli (3) 4' 61' 81'
Pen: Prisciantelli 9'
Report[68]Try: Bernasconi 12'
Menoncello 25'
Umaga 37'
Odogwu 43'
Con: Umaga (4) 13' 26' 38' 44'
Pen: Umaga 76'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 4,701[66][69]
Referee: Felippo Russo
23 December 2023
19:00
Stormers  26–20  Bulls (1 BP)
Try: J-L du Plessis 24'
Nel 59'
Con: Libbok (2) 25' 60'
Pen: Libbok (3) 4' 19' 44'
Drop: Willemse 10'
Report[70]Try: Ludwig 12'
Arendse 16'
Moodie 51'
Con: Goosen 52'
Pen: C. Smith 72'
Cape Town Stadium
Attendance: 39,925[71]
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
26 December 2023
15:00
(1 BP) Cardiff  55–21  Dragons
Try: Carré (2) 2', 10'
T. Williams (2) 17', 35'
Thomas 14'
Botham 22', 30'
Assiratti 48'
Winnett 76'
Con: De Beer (5/9) 3' 11' 15'23' 37'
Report[72]Try: Keddie (2) 7', 51'
Penalty Try 58'
Con: Evans (2/2) 7' 52'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 12,000[66]
Referee: Ben Whitehouse
26 December 2023
17:15
Scarlets  11–25  Ospreys
Try: G. Davies 48'
Pen: Lloyd (2) 68', 80'
Report [73]Try: Morgan-Williams 48',
Parry 73',
Walsh 81'
Con: O. Williams (2) 49', 82'
Drop: O. Williams 64'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 11,282[66]
Referee: Craig Evans
26 December 2023
19:35
(1 BP) Munster  3–9  Leinster
Pen: Crowley 51'Report [74]Pen: H. Byrne (3) 1', 15', 80'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 25,600[66]
Referee: Andrew Brace
6 January 2023
17:00
(1 BP) Sharks  18–20  Lions
Try: Mapimpi 21' c
Williams 32' m
Con: Bosch (1/2) 22'
Pen: Bosch (1/1) 12'
Drop: Bosch (1/1) 30'
Report[75]Try: Penaltry try 52'
Louw 76' c
Con: Sanele Nohamba (1/1) 78'
Pen: Sanele Nohamba (2/4) 8', 59'
Kings Park Stadium
Attendance: 19,703[66]
Referee: Morné Ferreira

Round 9 edit

30 December 2023
14:30
(1 BP) Benetton  36–14  Zebre Parma
Try: Lucchesi 3'
Garbisi 12'
Mendy 38'
Izekor 44'
Negri 58'
Albornoz 63'
Con: Smith (2)
Albornoz
Report[76][77]Try: Prisciantelli 22'
Bigi 55'
Con: Prisciantelli (2)
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 5,500
Referee: Gianluca Gnecchi
30 December 2023
15:00
Edinburgh  19–14  Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Currie 26'
Van der Merwe 71'
Pen: Healy (3) 52' 64' 77'
Reports[78][79]Try: Matthews 3'
McDowall 59'
Con: Horne (2) 4', 60'
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 37,881
Referee: Mike Adamson
30 December 2023
19:00
Stormers  16–15  Sharks (1 BP)
Try: Smith 15'
Con: Libbok 16'
Pen: Libbok (3) 32', 45', 60'
Reports[80][81]Try: Kok 36'
Rahl 57'
Con: Bosch 58'
Pen: Bosch 53'
Cape Town Stadium
Attendance: 37,246
Referee: AJ Jacobs
1 January 2024
15:00
Connacht  22–9  Munster
Try: Aungier 77'
Con: Hanrahan 78'
Pen: Hanrahan (5) 16' 45' 59' 66' 71'
Report[82]Pen: Butler (3) 22' 31' 57'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 7,240
Referee: Chris Busby
1 January 2024
15:00
(1 BP) Ospreys  27–21  Cardiff (1 BP)
Try: Giles (2) 7' 76'
Penalty try
Morse
Con: Edwards 59'
Pen: Edwards 63'
Report[83]Try: Lane 15'
Grady 19'
Con: De Beer 20'
Pen: De Beer (3) 26' 33' 52'
Brewery Field[a]
Attendance: 8,159
Referee: Adam Jones
1 January 2024
17:15
Dragons  13–12  Scarlets (1 BP)
Try: Wainwright 35'
Con: Evans 36'
Pen: Evans (2) 4' 48'
Report[85]Try: Rogers 20'
Lloyd 68'
Con: Costelow 21'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 7,617
Referee: Craig Evans
1 January 2024
17:15
(1 BP) Leinster  21–22  Ulster
Try: Healy 11'
Russell 23'
Sheehan 62'
Con: Prendergast (2) 12' 24'
H. Byrne 63'
Report[86]Try: Timoney (2) 4' 35'
Stockdale 7'
Con: Cooney (2) 5' 37'
Pen: Cooney 55'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 16,248
Referee: Frank Murphy
27 January 2024
17:00
Bulls  30–28  Lions (1 BP)
Try: van der Merwe 24' c
Papier 41' c
Gumede 58' c
Con: Goosen (3/3) 25', 42', 58'
Pen: Goosen (3/3) 12', 37', 78'
Try: Louw (2) 4' m, 17' c
Naudé 62' c
Con: Nohamba (2/3) 18', 63'
Pen: Nohamba (1/2) 48'
Hendrikse (1/2) 73'
Drop: Nohamba (1/1) 44'
Loftus Versfeld Stadium
Attendance: 26,632

Round 10 edit

16 February 2024
19:35
Scarlets  7–42  Munster (1 BP)
Try: Roberts 49'
Con: Titcombe 50'
Report[87]Try: Coombes (2) 10' 23'
O'Sullivan 62'
Ahern 65'
O'Brien 72'
McCarthy 76'
Con: Carbery (6) 11' 24' 62' 66' 73' 77'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 7,037
Referee: Ian Kenny
16 February 2024
20:35
Zebre Parma  19–24  Edinburgh
Try: García 2'
Con: Montemauri 3'
Pen: Montemauri (4) 26' 42' 58' 80'
Report[88]Try: Venter 45'
Penalty try 68'
Cherry 73'
Con: Healy (2) 46' 74'
Pen: Healy 32'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Ben Whitehouse
17 February 2024
15:00
Lions  10–25  Bulls (1 BP)
Try: Q. Horn 71'
Con: Hendrikse 71'
Pen: Nohamba 1'
Report[89]Try: Moodie 19'
Van der Merwe 51'
Coetzee 67'
Kriel 73'
Con: Goosen 68'
Pen: Goosen 60'
Ellis Park Stadium
Attendance: 22,375
Referee: AJ Jacobs
17 February 2024
15:00
(1 BP) Leinster  47–18  Benetton
Try: Penny (2) 9' 77'
McGrath 13'
Turner 33'
Jenkins 42'
Murphy 64'
Deeny 70'

Con: R. Byrne (4) 9' 15' 34' 44'
Prendergast (2) 71' 78'
Report[90]Try: Mendy (2) 1' 35'
Con: Umaga 2'
Pen: Umaga (2) 25' 39'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 15,259[91]
Referee: Hollie Davidson
17 February 2024
17:05
(1 BP) Sharks  21–25  Stormers
Kings Park Stadium
Attendance: 31,093[92]
17 February 2024
17:15
(1 BP) Cardiff  12–16  Connacht
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 12,000
17 February 2024
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors  40–7  Dragons
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,260
18 February 2024
15:00
Ospreys  19–17  Ulster (1 BP)
Try: K. Williams 64'
Con: D. Edwards 66'
Pen: D. Edwards (3) 29 36' 55'
Drop: D. Edwards 79'
Report[93]Try: Marcus Rea 33'
Stewart 57'
Con: Doak (2) 34' 59'
Pen: Flannery 75'
Swansea.com Stadium
Attendance: 5,093
Referee: Federico Vedovelli

Round 11 edit

1 March 2024
19:35
Edinburgh  19–15  Ospreys (1 BP)
Edinburgh Rugby Stadium
1 March 2024
19:35
(1 BP) Munster  45–29  Zebre Parma (1 BP)
Musgrave Park
2 March 2024
15:00
(1 BP) Lions  40–10  Sharks
Ellis Park Stadium
2 March 2024
17:05
(1 BP) Bulls  40–22  Stormers
Loftus Versfeld Stadium
Attendance: 50,026
2 March 2024
17:05
(1 BP) Connacht  26–10  Scarlets
Galway Sportsgrounds
2 March 2024
19:35
Cardiff  20–33  Leinster (1 BP)
Cardiff Arms Park
2 March 2024
19:35
(1 BP) Ulster  49–26  Dragons (1 BP)
Try: Addison 4'
Lowry (2) 17' 32'
Sheridan 29'
McCann (2) 56' 75'
Timoney 71'
Con: Cooney (7) 5' 19' 30' 33' 57' 73' 75'
Report[94]Try: Benjamin 11'
Screech 51'
Coghlan 64'
Penalty try
Con: Reed (2) 12' 65'
Ravenhill Stadium
Referee: Ian Kenny

Round 12 edit

23 March 2024
19:35
Dragons  v  Bulls
Rodney Parade

Round 13 edit

29 March 2024
19:35
Leinster  v  Bulls
RDS Arena
30 March 2024
19:35
Munster  v  Cardiff
Thomond Park

Round 14 edit


Round 15 edit


Round 16 edit

11 May 2024
19:35
Leinster  v  Ospreys
RDS Arena

Round 17 edit


Round 18 edit

Knockout stage edit

Bracket edit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
         
1  
8  
 
 
4  
5  
 
 
2  
7  
 
 
3  
6  

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

7 June 2024
15:00
v
7 June 2024
15:00
v
7 June 2024
15:00
v
7 June 2024
15:00
v

Semi-finals edit

15 June 2024
15:00
v
15 June 2024
15:00
v

Final edit

22 June 2024
15:00
v

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.

Attendance edit

Round 8 saw a record for a single round attendance, with 135,747 attending the eight games, beating the record of 123,207 set in Round 11 of the 2022–23 season.[66] Round 9 saw the record broken again, with an attendance of 146,046, helped in large by the attendance at the South African derbies.[96]

Notes edit

  1. ^ On 10 November 2023, it was announced that due to a clash of fixtures between the Ospreys and Swansea City, the Ospreys have moved their fixture from the Swansea.com Stadium to Bridgend's Brewery Field.[84]

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