All you need to know as the Pro 14 returns with the clash of Munster and Leinster


Aviva Stadium (behind closed doors) on Saturday (7.35pm)

Team line-ups

Will be announced at noon on Friday.


Guinness PRO14 rugby returns with a bang following a wait of over five months and, with an abbreviated finish to the 2019/20 season lying ahead, there is plenty at stake in the penultimate round of the regular season before the coveted Final Series.

Games postponed prior to the suspension of play have been deemed 0-0 draws, leaving each team with two rounds of derby games left to play, with the results of Round 14 and 15 matches counting towards final positions.

Munster face Leinster this Saturday and Connacht next Sunday at the Aviva Stadium. The province lie second in Conference B, two points behind leaders Edinburgh, eight points ahead of third-placed Scarlets and 10 points ahead of Connacht in fourth place.

Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter
Guinness PRO14, Thomond Park, Limerick 28/12/2019 Munster vs Leinster Leinster’s James Lowe Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Bryan Keane

Edinburgh’s final two games are both against Glasgow Warriors.

The top two sides in the Conference will qualify for the semi-finals, which will take place on the first weekend of September.

The team who finish second in Munster’s Conference will face Leinster and the Conference winners will be pitted against either Ulster or Glasgow.


The game will be live on eir Sport, Premier Sports 1, DAZN, with deferred coverage on TG4.

Match Officials

Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU, 53rd competition game)

Assistant Referees: George Clancy & Joy Neville (both IRFU)

Did you know?

Munster have been victorious in three of their last four away games in the Guinness PRO14, winning away at Cardiff Blues, Connacht and Zebre.


Saturday, August 22

Leinster v Munster, Aviva Stadium, 7.35pm;

Sunday, August 30

Munster v Connacht, Aviva Stadium, 3pm;

The post All you need to know as the Pro 14 returns with the clash of Munster and Leinster appeared first on Sporting Limerick.