Guinness PRO14 fixture schedule unveiled

Glasgow Warriors start season with a trip to South Africa to take on the Toyota Cheetahs, while Edinburgh host Zebre in their campaign opener

Leinster lifted last season's Guinness Pro14 trophy after defeating Glasgow in the final. Image: © Craig Watson -

GLASGOW WARRIORS will kick off their 2019-20 Guinness Pro14 campaign with a trip to Bloemfontein to take on the Toyota Cheetahs on Friday 27th September, then host Scarlets and Cardiff Blues at Scototoun, before finishing a run of three matches against Welsh opposition by taking on the Dragons at Rodney Parade.

Meanwhile, Edinburgh host Zebre in their season opener with a 7.30pm kick-off on Saturday 28th September, followed by clashes against Cardiff Blues and champions Leinster on the road, before they welcome the Scarlets to Murrayfield in round four..

See the full fixture schedule HERE.

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“For the first time ever, fans can plan their weekends right up until Round 20 with all kick-off times and dates laid out right to the penultimate weekend of the regular season,” explained a statement issued by the tournament organisers.

“From Round 14 to 21 there will be only two weekend breaks in play as teams compete for precious placings in the Guinness PRO14 Final Series with seedings and Champions Cup qualification will all be up for grabs in a nine-week stretch. Details on the knock-out stages will be confirmed in due course.

“The kick-off times for Round 21 will be set in early 2020 with a full round of derby matches providing added intrigue to the final day of the regular season. The first five rounds of the campaign will take place during the Rugby World Cup to help avoid a clash with the Guinness Six Nations which has led to only one weekend in a direct overlap with Test matches throughout the season (R12).

“Due to the time difference in Japan there will be no direct clashes with kick-off times in the Guinness PRO14 so fans will able to take in all of the rugby on offer during this period.

“Fans in the UK can watch every game live on Premier Sports with FreeSports UK and S4C providing live and deferred Free-To-Air coverage throughout the season each weekend. FreeSports UK will confirm all of their selections later this summer.

“The location, date and kick-off time of the 2020 Guinness PRO14 Final will also be confirmed in the near future.”

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