Four more South African clubs are coming as the Celtic season is revolutionary.
The current Guinness World Records PRO14 season ends in March, allowing participating clubs and South African super rugby teams to continue their season ahead of the Lions’ tour of South Africa by participating in the new 16-team “Rainbow Cup”.
After consulting with key stakeholders involved in PRO14, including clubs and federations, the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup was found to be the best way to enter the four South African super teams, the Vodacom Bulls, the Emirates Lions and the Celtic Sharks, after completing the season. DHL Stormers in Northern Hemisphere Rugby.
This decision allows PRO14 European teams to qualify for the 2021/22 European Cups through a fair and equitable process.
Ahead of the 2021 tour of the British and Irish Lions in South Africa, the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup will be a high-profile show for fans, with some of the strongest athletes in the two hemispheres engaged in building new rivals and competing for call-ups. Related Citizens.
Until the final whistle of the season, PRO14 Television Partners guarantees a great rugby offer: Premier Sports, Air Sport, S4C, TG4, Dawson, Super Sport.
How it worksThe Guinness Book of World Records for PRO14 2020/21 ends 16 days after the regular season, with a final in March among the winners of the respective conferences. Eligibility for the 2021/22 EPCR European Cups will be decided by placements at the end of the regular season. Many world champion athletes are participating in the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup, along with several South African super teams, in partnership with Vodacom Bulls, Emirates Lions, Cell C Sharks and DHL Stormers. Guinness World Records PRO14 Rainbow Cup One Group Final and One Final Winners in both groups
Final stages of Guinness PRO14 2020/21
The twelfth to the sixteenth days will take place between February 20th and March 20th.
A team with the best final rankings will play a final at home. This short formula is a round-trip calendar of conferences that allows each team to complete their matches outside of their home conference.
The scheduled dates for the conclusion of Guinness PRO14 are:
XII Day 20 February
XIII DAY 27 FEBRUARY
XIV Day 6 March
XV Day 13 March
XVI Day 30 March
Last March 27
Upon completion of Match Day 6, the best ranked teams in each conference will qualify for the 2021/22 Heineken Champions Cup. Requirements for playoffs are under review.
Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup
As South Africa prepares to host its first Lions Tour since 2009, world champions will see their super teams – the Vodacom Bulls, the Emirates Lions, the Celtic Sharks and the DHL Stormers – the best Ireland, Italy and Scotland in Wales.
Players aiming to call up the Lions will face a tough challenge against South African world champions Ciata Collis, Peter Steff du Toit, Duane Vermulan, Ekton Giants and former Guinness World Record holder Makasol Mapimipi. .
The Guinness Book of World Records starts the PRO14 Rainbow Cup on April 17 with two groups of eight teams, one Irish, two South African, two Welsh, one Italian and one Scottish team.
Each team will play a one-way match against the other members of their group, and the first-class two will compete in the final on June 19.
Fifty-seven games, the best Springbox World Champions in the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup will see as many British and Irish Lions as possible, all of whom have decided to make their mark and influence their respective selectors ahead of their historic summer tour.
PRO14 Rugby CEO Martin Anay said:At a historic time when our sport is facing its biggest challenge, we have the comforting news of an innovative solution to partner with South Africa ahead of the Lions tour.
Working with all the caching parties was crucial to ensure that our twelve teams had a clear qualifying process for the European Cups. It’s hard to imagine more people with a Lions tour than the best Celtic team athletes taking on the world champion Springbox in the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup. ”
SA Rugby CEO Jury Rooks said:The inclusion of South African super teams in the Rainbow Cup is a special moment in South African rugby. After many crises and uncertainties in 2020, we are all very excited about the possibility of a return to international club rugby.”.
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