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VODACOM UNITED RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP

Irish side Munster dethroned the DHL Stormers in a pulsating Vodacom United Rugby Championship Grand Final in Cape Town on 27 May 2023, almost a year after the Capetonians became the first holders of the title by beating fellow-SA team the Vodacom Bulls in the 2022 final. Two other teams from South Africa, the Emirates Lions and Cell C Sharks, were joined by 12 clubs from Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales this competition that first kicked off in September 2021. Previously, it was called the PRO12 and later PRO14. The 2022/23 season ran from September 2022, with all the teams again split into four conferences.

The history

The Championship originated in 1999 when the Welsh and Scottish unions created a competition for their teams, and in 2001 four Irish provinces were added to create the Celtic League. The ambition amongst the three unions in 2001 was to create a vibrant and competitive professional club competition that would provide their players with the best preparation for Test level rugby. In 2010, two Italian teams were welcomed as the competition began to look boldly towards a more diverse future – this was reflected in the name change to PRO12 in later seasons. In a historic move in 2017, the Championship expanded to South Africa and, in keeping with its cross-border DNA, added the Cheetahs and the Southern Kings to become a cross-hemisphere club rugby tournament known as the PRO14.

Vodacom United Rugby Championship 2022_23 table
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Leinster
18 16 1 1 580 363 217 84 50 79
2
Ulster
18 13 5 0 554 378 176 75 49 68
3
DHL Stormers
18 12 4 2 531 391 140 69 48 68
4
Glasgow Warriors
18 13 5 0 498 403 95 72 53 63
5
Munster
18 10 7 1 470 357 113 65 47 55
6
Vodacom Bulls
18 10 8 0 613 448 165 78 52 53
7
Connacht
18 10 8 0 456 426 30 65 58 50
8
Cell C Sharks
18 9 8 1 486 480 6 63 61 48
9
Emirates Lions
18 9 9 0 454 538 -84 55 75 45
10
Cardiff Rugby
18 9 9 0 425 470 -45 52 64 44
11
Benetton
18 8 10 0 440 533 -93 56 74 41
12
Edinburgh
18 6 12 0 466 467 -1 70 62 38
13
Ospreys
18 5 11 2 400 514 -114 52 70 35
14
Scarlets
18 6 11 1 435 506 -71 51 65 34
15
Dragons RFC
18 4 14 0 391 534 -143 46 70 24
16
Zebre Parma
18 0 18 0 343 734 -391 50 105 11

TOP SCORERS
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RESULTS

27 May|DHL Stadium, Cape Town

DHL Stormers

14 - 19

Munster

13 May|Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Leinster

15 - 16

Munster

13 May|DHL Stadium, Cape Town

DHL Stormers

43 - 25

Connacht

06 May|Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow

Glasgow Warriors

5 - 14

Munster

06 May|Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Leinster

35 - 5

Cell C Sharks