Are South African teams joining Pro14?

Are South African teams joining Pro14?

It includes South Africa’s four Super Rugby sides – Sharks, Stormers, Lions, and Bulls – who join current Guinness PRO14 combinations Cardiff, Ospreys, Scarlets, Dragons, Leinster, Munster, Ulster, Connacht, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Benetton, and Zebre.

What is the Pro14 called now?

the United Rugby Championship
The recent sponsorship deal with Guinness began at the beginning of the 2014–15 season, and concluded after the Pro14 Rainbow Cup in July 2021. Following the rebranding to the United Rugby Championship or the URC for short, the league formed a new partnership with Roc Nation.

When did Connacht win Pro 12?

The 2016 Pro12 Grand Final was the final match of the 2015–16 Pro12 season. The 2015–16 season was the second with Guinness as the title sponsor and the seventh ever League Grand Final. The final was played between Leinster and Connacht. Connacht claimed their first title, winning on a 20–10 scoreline.

When did Munster win the Pro14?

29 September 2018
Munster’s 64–7 win against Ulster on 29 September 2018 was a record win for the province in the Pro14; Munster’s previous record win being 47–0 against Zebre Parma in 2016.

Is South Africa still part of Super Rugby?

In September 2020, SA Rugby announced the withdrawal from Super Rugby of all of their teams, with plans for the four sides to join an expanded Pro14 competition.

Which teams play in the URC?


  • Benetton.
  • Cardiff Rugby.
  • Connacht.
  • Dragons.
  • Edinburgh.
  • Glasgow Warriors.
  • Leinster.
  • Munster.

Who is Munster captain?

Peter O’MahonyMunster Rugby / Captain

Why is SA not in Super Rugby?

“Just the sheer size of the players, and the fact that maybe they don’t allow you to play as much rugby as you want to play.” Four teams from South Africa featured in the 2019 edition of Super Rugby but the pandemic forced the cancellation of the competition in 2020.

Why did SA teams leave Super Rugby?

COVID-19: Separate competitions and South African departure (2020–2021) The global COVID-19 pandemic caused the 2020 Super Rugby competition to be cut short. As health concerns eased, other professional sports returned to play.