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The United Rugby Championship, formerly known as the Pro14, gets underway in September 2021. During the COVID-19 pandemic the Southern Hemisphere's Super Rugby decided to part ways. The name change is due to four South African franchises joining the competition.
Three years ago the Cheetahs and Kings joined from South Africa, both of them have now been scrapped with the Stormers, Bulls, Sharks and Lions joining to make the United Rugby Championship.
The 2021-22 United Rugby Championship competition is the 21st season of the competition and the first to be referred to as the United Rugby Championship after the addition of four teams from South Africa. The most successful European teams in the United Rugby Championship qualify for the European Rugby Champions Cup.
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United Rugby Championship FAQ
Where is the 2023-24 United Rugby Championship played?
The 2023-24 United Rugby Championship Rugby is played in Ireland, Italy, Scotland, South Africa and Wales.
When is the 2023-24 United Rugby Championship being played?
The 2023-24 United Rugby Championship starts in September 2022.
Who won the 2022-23 United Rugby Championship?
Munster beat the Stormers 19-14 in the 2022-23 United Rugby Championship final in Cape Town.
United Rugby Championship History
The Pro14 competition has roots in the Welsh-Scottish League that was established in 1999-2000 season when Edinburgh and Glasgow joined the Welsh Premier Division. In 2001 an agreement was made to include the four Irish provinces.
The 2001-02 season saw the competition named the Celtic League as it included teams from Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The Celtic League added two Italian teams at the start of the 2010-11 season (Benetton & Zebre), expanding the competition from 10 to 12 teams.
The Celtic League became known as Pro12 in 2011 to reflect the number of clubs in the competition. The sponsorship deal with Guinness commenced at the beginning of the 2014-15 season.
Two South African teams joined the league from the 2017-18 season (Cheetahs & Southern Kings), further expanding the competition which became known as Pro14 to reflect the number of competing clubs.
Four South African sides joined from the 2021-22 season onwards, with the two that were there losing out. The name has changed to the United Rugby Championship.
The Stormers then beat the Bulls in their first ever URC season as two South African sides made the final. The Cape Town-based outfit came close to defending their title in the 2022/23 season, losing out at home to Munster in the final.
United Rugby Championship Rugby Teams
The 16 clubs competing in the United Rugby Championship competition are as follows:
|Benetton||Italy||1932||2010||Treviso, Italy||Stadio Comunale di Monigo|
|Cardiff Blues||Wales||1876||2003||Cardiff, Wales||Cardiff Arms Park|
|Stormers||South Africa||1996||2021||Cape Town, South Africa||Cape Town Stadium|
|Connacht||Ireland||1885||2001||Galway, Ireland||Galway Sportsgrounds|
|Dragons||Wales||2003||2003||Newport, Wales||Rodney Parade|
|Edinburgh||Scotland||1872||2001||Edinburgh, Scotland||Murrayfield Stadium|
|Glasgow Warriors||Scotland||1872||2001||Glasgow, Scotland||Scotstoun|
|Leinster||Ireland||1879||2001||Dublin, Ireland||RDS/Aviva Stadium|
|Munster||Ireland||1879||2001||Limerick||Thomond Park/Irish Independent Park|
|Ospreys||Wales||2003||2003||Swansea, Wales||Liberty Stadium|
|Scarlets||Wales||1875||2003||Llanelli, Wales||Parc y Scarlets|
|Sharks||South Africa||1996||2021||Durban, South Africa||Kings Park Stadium|
|Ulster||Ireland||1879||2001||Belfast, Northern Ireland||Ravenhill Stadium|
|Zebre||Italy||1973||2012||Parma, Italy||Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi|
|Bulls||South Africa||1996||2021||Pretoria, South Africa||Loftus Versfeld|
|Lions||South Africa||1996||2021||Johannesburg, South Africa||Emirates Airline Park|
United Rugby Championship Results
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United Rugby Championship Winners and Runners-up
Ireland’s Leinster are the defending champions after winning the 2018-19 Pro14 Rugby competition.
|2019-20||Postponed due to Covid||N/A||N/A|
Who has won the most United Rugby Championship competitions?
Ireland’s Leinster are the most successful club in Pro14 (now United Rugby Championship) after winning seven titles in 2002, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Wales’ Ospreys have won four and Munster three.
|Leinster||7||2001-02, 2007-08, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2020-21||5||2005-06, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2015-16|
|Ospreys||4||2004-05, 2006-07, 2009-10, 2011-12||0||n/a|
|Munster||4||2002-03, 2008-09, 2010-11, 22-23||5||2001-02, 2004-05, 2014-15, 2016-17|
|Glasgow Warriors||1||2014-15||2||2013-14, 2018-19|
|Cardiff Blues||0||n/a||2||2006-07, 2007-08|
United Rugby Championship Fixtures
Get all the United Rugby Championship fixtures and plan ahead as teams prioritise games to qualify for the United Rugby Championship playoffs.
United Rugby Championship Rugby Grand Final
The United Rugby Championship Rugby Grand Final is the pinnacle of the United Rugby Championship season.
United Rugby Championship Betting Odds
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United Rugby Championship Highlights
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United Rugby Championship News
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United Rugby Championship Social Media
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