Pro14 Conferences for next two seasons announced

Leinster went on to win the Pro14 title last two seasons
Leinster went on to win the Pro14 title last two seasons
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The Conferences for the next two seasons of Pro14 have been announced on Monday with six teams swapping groups.

The groups have been decided based on the performance of the teams in the recently concluded 2018/19 season which was won by Leinster.

The 14 teams were first pooled in a single table with toppers Glasgow Warriors with 81 points occupying the pole position as well as the first team from Scotland. Munster which had managed 77 points took the first slot from Ireland followed by Leinster and Ulster, who were named in Ireland 2 and Ireland 3 slots.

Overall Standings according to 2018/19 season:

1 Glasgow Warriors (81 pts)
2 Munster Rugby (77)
3 Leinster Rugby (76)
4 Ulster Rugby (63)
5 Connacht Rugby (61)
6 Ospreys Rugby (58)
7 Benetton Rugby (57)
8 Cardiff Blues (54)
9 Scarlets (52)
10 Edinburgh Rugby (51)
11 Toyota Cheetahs (46)
12 Dragons Rugby (26)
13 Isuzu Southern Kings (22)
14 Zebre Rugby Club (19)

In a similar manner, the teams from Wales and South Africa were also ranked following which the new groups were arrived.

Union Ranking according to their performances last season

SCO 1: Glasgow Warriors (81)
SCO 2: Edinburgh Rugby (51)

ITA 1: Benetton Rugby (57)
ITA 2: Zebre Rugby Club (19)

SA 1: Toyota Cheetahs (46)
SA 2: Isuzu Southern Kings (22)

IRE 1: Munster Rugby (77)
IRE 2: Leinster Rugby (76)
IRE 3: Ulster Rugby (63)
IRE 4: Connacht Rugby (61)

WAL 1: Ospreys Rugby (58)
WAL 2: Cardiff Blues (54)
WAL 3: Scarlets (52)
WAL 4: Dragons (26)

The Conference for 2019/20 season

Conference A
Scotland 1 (Glasgow Warriors)
Ireland 2 (Leinster Rugby)
Ireland 3 (Ulster Rugby)
Wales 1 (Ospreys Rugby)
Wales 4 (Dragons Rugby)
Italy 2 (Zebre Rugby Club)
South Africa 1 (Toyota Cheetahs)

Conference B
Scotland 2 (Edinburgh Rugby)
Ireland 1 (Munster Rugby)
Ireland 4 (Connacht Rugby)
Wales 2 (Cardiff Blues)
Wales 3 (Scarlets)
Italy 1 (Benetton Rugby)
South Africa 2 (Isuzu Southern Kings)

The Conferences which were introduced at the start of the 2017/18 season will remain at least until 2020/21 season with the new season for this year expected to commence post the World Cup in Japan.

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