PRO14 Targeting August Return

PRO14 Targeting August Return

The PRO14 has today confirmed a return to play date as well as a reduced format to finish the 2019/20 season following a five-month Covid-19 pandemic hiatus.

The PRO14 Board selected August 22 as a target date for the season to restart across all five competing territories.


The league's resumption will see teams finishing in the top two places in Conference A and B contest the semi-finals, with the final being scheduled to take place on Saturday, 12 September at a yet to be confirmed venue.

In a statement, Pro14 organisers said: "The 2019-20 season will have an abbreviated finish that features the most attractive match-ups and rivalries from the Guinness Pro14 with two rounds of derby games in each territory counting towards final positions.

"This will cut the regular season from 21 game rounds to 15.


"Games postponed prior to the indefinite suspension will be deemed 0-0 draws as previously stated by Pro14 Rugby on February 28, 2020."

Proposed Game Rounds


Round 14: Saturday, August 22

Round 15: Saturday, August 29

Semi-Finals: Saturday, September 5

Final: Saturday, September 12

Updated League Table

 

It has also been confirmed that that rankings for European qualification for the 2020/21 season will be decided on the Conference table positions from Round 13.

This will include the points awarded to teams whose postponed games in Round 13 have been deemed 0-0 draws. Once the competition formats for the 2020/21 season have been announced by EPCR then PRO14 Rugby will confirm its qualifying teams for the Heineken Champions Cup.

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