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Guinness PRO12 fixtures are confirmed for 2014-15 season

Glasgow will entertain Leinster in the opening game of the Guinness PRO12 having contested last year's Grand Final

Glasgow will entertain Leinster in the opening game of the Guinness PRO12 having contested last year's Grand Final

  • by Richard Mulligan
 

Defending PRO12 champions, Leinster, will travel to Glasgow Warrirs, the side they beat in last season’s Grand Final in the opening round of fixutres in the 2014-15 campaign.

The fixtures for the new term were confirmed on Thursday morning along with the news that Guinness would become the third headline sponsor of the competition which involves clubs from the Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Italian Unions.

The actual dates and kick-off times are yet to be finalised, but new broadcast partners, Sky, could well have that clash between Glasgow and Leinster as their first PRO12 live game.

Ulster travel to play Scarlets in round one, which will see both look to put down an early marker ahead of their clash in the new season’s European Cup competition having been drawn in the same pool.

Ulster also have, once again, a tough run-in to the end of the season against three of the sides expected to be in the mix for the play-offs, taking on Leinster and Munster at home and then their final game of the regular Guinness PRO12 season away to Glasgow.

Guinness will succeed Dutch online bank RaboDirect as the new title sponsors to the competition.

The iconic brand, owned by Diageo, is hugely prominent in the sport from both an Irish context and globally. Guinness is the title sponsor for Ireland’s annual November Test series

Guinness will be the third headline name on the PRO12 tournament in the last eight years following on from Magners (took over in May, 2006) and most recently RaboDirect (three seasons).

It is understood to be a two-year deal with an option to continue.

The News Letter understands that Guinness will be available at all PRO12 grounds - and for Ulster fans, judging by recent comments on social media, that is welcome news as Heineken have the pouring rights at the Kingspan Stadium, a deal due to run out at the end of next season.

The full list of Guinness PRO12 fixtures is:

ROUND 1 - Weekend of September 6

Connacht v Newport Gwent Dragons

Glasgow Warriors v Leinster

Munster v Edinburgh Rugby

Ospreys v Benetton Treviso

Scarlets v Ulster

Zebre v Cardiff Blues

ROUND 2 - Weekend of September 13

Benetton Treviso v Munster

Cardiff Blues v Glasgow Warriors

Edinburgh Rugby v Connacht

Leinster v Scarlets

Newport Gwent Dragons v Ospreys Rodney

Ulster v Zebre

ROUND 3 - Weekend of September 20

Cardiff Blues v Ulster

Connacht v Leinster

Newport Gwent Dragons v Glasgow Warriors

Ospreys v Edinburgh Rugby

Scarlets v Benetton Treviso

Zebre v Munster

ROUND 4 - Weekend of September 27

Edinburgh Rugby v Scarlets

Glasgow Warriors v Connacht

Leinster v Cardiff Blues

Munster v Ospreys

Newport Gwent Dragons v Benetton Treviso

Zebre v Ulster

ROUND 5 - weekend of October 4

Benetton Treviso v Glasgow Warriors

Connacht v Cardiff Blues

Leinster v Munster

Ospreys v Zebre

Scarlets v Newport Gwent Dragons

Ulster v Edinburgh Rugby

ROUND 6 - weekend of October 11

Benetton Treviso v Connacht

Edinburgh Rugby v Newport Gwent Dragons

Munster v Scarlets

Ospreys v Cardiff Blues

Ulster v Glasgow Warriors

Zebre v Leinster

ROUND 7 - weekend of November 1

Cardiff Blues v Munster

Glasgow Warriors v Benetton Treviso

Leinster v Edinburgh Rugby

Ospreys v Connacht

Ulster v Newport Gwent Dragons

Zebre v Scarlets

ROUND 8 - weekend of November 22

Benetton Treviso v Leinster

Connacht v Zebre

Edinburgh Rugby v Cardiff Blues

Newport Gwent Dragons v Munster

Scarlets v Glasgow Warriors

Ulster v Ospreys

ROUND 9 - weekend of November 29

Cardiff Blues v Benetton Treviso

Connacht v Scarlets

Glasgow Warriors v Newport Gwent Dragons

Leinster v Ospreys

Munster v Ulster

Zebre v Edinburgh Rugby

ROUND 10 - weekend of December 20

Cardiff Blues v Scarlets

Edinburgh Rugby v Benetton Treviso

Glasgow Warriors v Munster

Leinster v Connacht

Newport Gwent Dragons v Zebre

Ospreys v Ulster

ROUND 11 - weekend of December 27

Cardiff Blues v Newport Gwent Dragons

Glasgow Warriors v Edinburgh Rugby

Munster v Leinster

Ospreys v Scarlets

Ulster v Connacht

Zebre v Benetton Treviso

ROUND 12 - weekend of January 3, 2015

Benetton Treviso v Zebre

Connacht v Munster

Edinburgh Rugby v Glasgow Warriors

Leinster v Ulster

Newport Gwent Dragons v Cardiff Blues

Scarlets v Ospreys

ROUND 13 - weekend of January 10

Benetton Treviso v Ulster

Cardiff Blues v Leinster

Connacht v Edinburgh Rugby

Glasgow Warriors v Scarlets

Munster v Zebre

Ospreys v Newport Gwent Dragons

ROUND 14 - weekend of February 14

Edinburgh Rugby v Ospreys

Leinster v Newport Gwent Dragons

Munster v Cardiff Blues

Scarlets v Connacht

Ulster v Benetton Treviso

Zebre v Glasgow Warriors

ROUND 15 - weekend of February 21

Benetton Treviso v Cardiff Blues

Edinburgh Rugby v Ulster

Glasgow Warriors v Ospreys

Leinster v Zebre

Newport Gwent Dragons v Connacht

Scarlets v Munster

ROUND 16 - weekend of Ferbruary 28

Cardiff Blues v Edinburgh Rugby

Connacht v Benetton Treviso

Munster v Glasgow Warriors

Ospreys v Leinster

Ulster v Scarlets

Zebre v Newport Gwent Dragons

ROUND 17 - weekend of March 7

Benetton Treviso v Edinburgh Rugby

Cardiff Blues v Connacht

Glasgow Warriors v Zebre

Newport Gwent Dragons v Ulster

Ospreys v Munster

Scarlets v Leinster

ROUND 18 - weekend of March 28

Benetton Treviso v Newport Gwent Dragons

Leinster v Glasgow Warriors

Munster v Connacht

Scarlets v Edinburgh Rugby

Ulster v Cardiff Blues

Zebre v Ospreys

ROUND 19 - weekend of April 11

Benetton Treviso v Ospreys

Connacht v Ulster

Edinburgh Rugby v Munster

Glasgow Warriors v Cardiff Blues

Newport Gwent Dragons v Leinster

Scarlets v Zebre

ROUND 20 - weekend of April 25

Cardiff Blues v Ospreys

Connacht v Glasgow Warriors

Edinburgh Rugby v Zebre

Munster v Benetton Treviso

Newport Gwent Dragons v Scarlets

Ulster v Leinster

ROUND 21 - weekend of May 9

Leinster v Benetton

Newport Gwent Dragons v Edinburgh Rugby

Ospreys v Glasgow Warriors

Scarlets v Cardiff Blues

Ulster v Munster

Zebre v Connacht

ROUND 22 - weekend of May 16

Benetton Treviso v Scarlets

Cardiff Blues v Zebre

Connacht v Osprey

Edinburgh Rugby v Leinster

Glasgow Warriors v Ulster

Munster v Newport Gwent Dragons

PLAY OFFS - weekend of May 23

FINAL - weekend of May 30

 

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