By Kenneth Fox
Fierce provincial rivals Leinster and Munster will play on the opening weekend of the newly rescheduled Pro 14 season.
The two teams are set to clash at the Avivia Stadium on Saturday, August 22nd. It comes as the Pro 14 officially announced the newly abbreviated season today.
The opening game of the season will see Benetton Rugby face Zebre at the Stadio Monigo, Treviso on August 21st at 7pm.
Elsewhere, Connacht will take on Ulster on Sunday, August 23rd at the Avivia Stadium. The game will be broadcast on TG4 and kick off time is16:45pm.
There will be two rounds of games next month before the semi-finals and final, which will be played in September.
Regarding the South African teams the Pro 14 said: “At this point, no dates have been fixed for the Guinness PRO14 derby games between the Toyota Cheetahs and Isuzu Southern Kings. Due to the current conditions of the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa.”
You can check out the list of rescheduled fixtures down below.
Friday, August 21st
Benetton Rugby v Zebre | Stadio Monigo, Treviso at 19:00 (20:00 ITA)
Saturday, August 22nd
Scarlets v Cardiff Blues | Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli at 15:00 UK
Edinburgh v Glasgow Warriors | BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh at 17:15
Leinster v Munster | Aviva Stadium, Dublin at 19:35
Sunday, August 23rd
Ospreys v Dragons | Liberty Stadium, Swansea at 14:15
Connacht v Ulster | Aviva Stadium, Dublin at 16:30 (live on TG4)
Friday, August 28th
Glasgow Warriors v Edinburgh | BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh at 19:35
Saturday, August 29th
Dragons v Scarlets | Rodney Parade, Newport at 17:15
Ulster v Leinster | Aviva Stadium, Dublin at 19:35
Sunday, August 30th
Munster v Connacht | Aviva Stadium, Dublin at 15:00
Cardiff Blues v Ospreys | Rodney Parade, Newport at 17:00
Zebre v Benetton Rugby | Stadio Lanfranchi, Parma at 19:00 UK (20:00 ITA)
GUINNESS PRO14 FINAL SERIES
Semi-Finals: To be played on the weekend of September 4/5/6 Finals: To be played on Saturday, September 12th