The weekend dates for the newly sponsored GUINNESS PRO12 have now been announced, with the 2014/15 season kicking off on the first weekend of September.

Connacht Rugby will play host to Welsh opponents Dragons during the opening weekend and the team will be hoping to replicate last season’s double over the men from Gwent.

In round two, Pat Lam’s squad will across the water to Scottish capital Edinburgh where they will play their first official away trip of the new season.

There are the regular local derby fixtures to look forward to over the festive period but this time it will be three consecutive interpro games with Connacht travelling to Leinster and then Ulster either side of Christmas Day. Provincial rivals Munster will then make their way to the Sportsground for the opening game of the New Year.

The final round of the regular season, Round 22, is scheduled for the weekend of 8/9/10 May. The Play-Offs follow a week later and then the 2013/14 GUINNESS PRO12 season concludes with the Final on the last weekend in May.

John Feehan, Chief Executive, GUINNESS PRO12 said that ‘we are delighted that Guinness, an international brand with a strong pedigree in rugby, will be our title sponsor and we are looking forward to working with Guinness in actively developing the profile and stature of our competition which boasts some of the biggest names in world rugby.’

Charlie McEwen, Sales & Marketing Director, GUINNESS PRO12 commented that ‘Today’s announcement and that of the Sky Sports partnership earlier in the year provides the backdrop for an exciting new dawn for the GUINNESS PRO12, we look forward to a compelling season of rugby and working with our new partners to promote the competition.

David Jordan, Tournament Director, GUINNESS PRO12 stated that ‘the kick off times for the first half of the season will be issued shortly,  I for one can’t wait to watch last season’s top two go into to battle as Glasgow Warriors set to with Leinster in the opening weekend .  The many highlights of the GUINNESS PRO12 season include the games over the Christmas Holiday period, where the celebrated derbies are among the feast of rugby that we are all looking forward to next season.’

GUINNESS PRO12 Season 2014/15

 

Round 1 – 5/6/7 September

Connacht v Newport Gwent Dragons

 

Round 2 – 12/13/14 September

Edinburgh v Connacht

 

Round 3 – 19/20/21 September

Connacht v Leinster

 

Round 4 – 26/27/28 September

Glasgow Warriors v Connacht

 

Round 5 – 3/4/5 October

Connacht v Cardiff Blues

 

Round 6 – 10/11/12 October

Benetton Treviso v Connacht

 

EPCR Round 1 –16/17/18/19 October

EPCR Round 2 – 23/24/25/26 October

 

 

Round 7 – 31 October / 1/2 November

Ospreys v Connacht

 

Round 8 – 21/22/23 November

Connacht v Zebre

 

Round 9 – 28/29/30 November

Connacht v Scarlets

 

EPCR Round 3 –4/5/6/7 December

EPCR Round 4 – 11/12/13/14 December

 

Round 10 – 19/20/21 December

Leinster v Connacht

 

Round 11 – 26/27/28 December

Ulster v Connacht

 

Round 12 – 2/3/4 January

Connacht v Munster

 

EPCR Round 5 – 15/16/17/18 January

EPCR Round 6 –22/23/24/25 January

 

Round 13 – 6/7/8 February

Connacht v Edinburgh

 

Round 14 – 13/14/15 February

Scarlets v Connacht

 

Round 15 – 20/21/22 February

Newport Gwent Dragons v Connacht

 

Round 16 – 27/28 Feb / 1/2 March

Connacht v Benetton Treviso

 

Round 17 – 20/21/22 March

Cardiff Blues v Connacht

 

Round 18 – 27/28/29 March

Munster v Connacht

 

Round 19 – 10/11/12 April

Connacht v Ulster

 

Round 20 – 17/18/19 April

Connacht v Glasgow Warrriors

 

Round 21 – 1/2/3 May

Zebre v Connacht

 

Round 22 – 8/9/10 May

Connacht v Ospreys

 

GUINNESS PRO12 Playoffs – 22/23/24 May

GUINNESS PRO12 Final – 29/30/31 May

 

NOTE: All fixtures and venues are subject to change

 

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