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Leinster and Munster will battle it out at the Aviva Stadium under lights when action resumes in the Guinness Pro14 on August 23rd. Connacht will take on Ulster a day later also at the Aviva Stadium.
Last month we stated that a start date of August 22nd was pencilled in across all five competing territories. However, the season has been cut from it’s usual 21 games to now just 15 games. Benetton will take on Zebre on August 21st at the Stadio Monigo in Treviso. The Scottish Derby between Glasgow and Edinburgh takes place on Saturday 23rd at 5.15pm, while the Scarlets will entertain Cardiff Blues at Parc Y Scarlets that same day at 3pm. Leinster and Munster then complete the days action at 7.35pm at the Aviva Stadium. Connacht and Ulster complete the weekends action on Sunday when they meet at 3pm, also at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium.
The following week another Pro14 interprovincial double header will take place at the Lansdowne Road venue. Ulster will play Leinster at 7.35pm on Saturday August 29th, while on Sunday the 30th of August Munster will play Connacht at 3pm. Glasgow and Edinburgh will battle it out on Friday 28th to open Round 15. This game will go ahead at Murrayfield. The Welsh Derby between the Dragons and Scarlets will go ahead also on Saturday 29th at Rodney Parade at 3.15pm. On Sunday Cardiff Blues will play Ospreys at 5pm, while the weekend will be rounded off with Zebre playing Benetton at 7pm.
Friday 21 August
Benetton Rugby v Zebre, Stadio Monigo, Treviso, 7pm
Saturday 22 August
Scarlets v Cardiff Blues, Parc y Scarlets, 3pm
Edinburgh v Glasgow Warriors, BT Murrayfield, 5.15pm
Leinster v Munster, Aviva Stadium, 7.35pm
Sunday 23 August
Ospreys v Dragons, Liberty Stadium, 2.15pm
Connacht v Ulster, Aviva Stadium, 4.30pm
Friday 28 August
Glasgow Warriors v Edinburgh, BT Murrayfield, 7.35pm
Saturday 29 August
Dragons v Scarlets, Rodney Parade, 3.15pm
Ulster v Leinster, Aviva Stadium, 7.35pm
Sunday 30 August
Munster v Connacht, Aviva Stadium, 3pm
Cardiff Blues v Ospreys, Rodney Parade, 5pm
Zebre v Benetton Rugby, Stadio Lanfranchi, 7pm