Lôn
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Lôn asked in SportsRugby · 1 month ago

Can anyone explain to me how the Guinness Pro14 works. There seems to be 2 leagues but teams play teams from the other league. Why?

Update:

For example Glasgow and Cardiff Blues, Scarlets and Zebre...played each other but are in different leagues.

Why don't they play teams in the same league as them?

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  • James
    Lv 6
    1 month ago
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    The competition is divided into 2 conferences of 7 teams.  Each conference has 2 teams from Wales and Ireland, and 1 each from Scotland, Italy and South Africa.

    Each team plays 21 matches:

    2 against each of the other 6 teams in their conference

    1 against each of the 7 teams in the other conference

    2 additional games with the team(s) in the other conference from the home country - for the Irish and Welsh teams this means 1 more game with 2 teams, for the teams from Scotland, Italy and SA it is 2 games with 1 team.

    The top 3 in each conference advance to the play-offs.  The first place teams go directly to the SF, while 2nd in conference A plays 3rd in conference B and 2nd in conference B plays 3rd in conference A in the QF.

    • Lôn
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      Ah, thanks...that explains it...Thanks...Diolch!

  • Teams play each other home and away; it's based on regional sides from Wales, Ireland and Scotland. Top 4 teams make the play-offs, the winners of the semi-final games play in the Grand Final. Pretty simple. The best teams also play in the European Champions Cup (formerly Heineken Cup).

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