About

VODACOM UNITED RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP

The DHL Stormers were crowned champions of the inaugural Vodacom United Rugby Championship after they beat fellow-SA team the Vodacom Bulls in a pulsating Grand Final in Cape Town in June 2022. 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 brand new competition that kicked off in September 2021. Previously, it was called the PRO12 and later PRO14. The new season will start later in 2022, with all the teams again split into four conferences, with home and away matches against all the competing sides part of the schedule.

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 2021_2022 table
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Leinster
18 13 5 0 546 276 270 69 28 66
2
DHL Stormers
19 13 4 2 482 324 158 62 37 65
3
Ulster
18 12 6 0 412 297 115 52 34 59
4
Vodacom Bulls
19 11 8 0 531 406 125 68 44 59
5
Cell C Sharks
18 11 6 1 510 365 145 60 43 57
6
Munster
18 11 7 0 524 341 183 63 30 56
7
Edinburgh
18 10 7 1 421 318 103 55 37 54
8
Glasgow Warriors
18 10 8 0 409 376 33 53 44 50
9
Ospreys
18 10 8 0 422 474 -52 46 62 46
10
Scarlets
18 8 10 0 494 534 -40 65 73 45
11
Connacht
18 9 9 0 399 502 -103 51 67 41
12
Emirates Lions
18 8 10 0 408 450 -42 48 55 41
13
Benetton
18 6 11 1 425 501 -76 53 67 35
14
Cardiff
18 7 11 0 369 577 -208 41 72 32
15
Dragons RFC
18 2 15 1 305 547 -242 36 71 19
16
Zebre Parma
18 1 17 0 261 630 -369 32 90 9

IRISH SHIELD
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Leinster
18 13 5 0 546 276 270 69 28 66
2
Ulster
18 12 6 0 412 297 115 52 34 59
3
Munster
18 11 7 0 524 341 183 63 30 56
4
Connacht
18 9 9 0 399 502 -103 51 67 41

SCOTTISH/ITALIAN SHIELD
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Edinburgh
18 10 7 1 421 318 103 55 37 54
2
Glasgow Warriors
18 10 8 0 409 376 33 53 44 50
3
Benetton
18 6 11 1 425 501 -76 53 67 35
4
Zebre Parma
18 1 17 0 261 630 -369 32 90 9

SOUTH AFRICAN SHIELD
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
DHL Stormers
19 13 4 2 482 324 158 62 37 65
2
Vodacom Bulls
19 11 8 0 531 406 125 68 44 59
3
Cell C Sharks
18 11 6 1 510 365 145 60 43 57
4
Emirates Lions
18 8 10 0 408 450 -42 48 55 41

WELSH SHIELD
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Ospreys
18 10 8 0 422 474 -52 46 62 46
2
Scarlets
18 8 10 0 494 534 -40 65 73 45
3
Cardiff
18 7 11 0 369 577 -208 41 72 32
4
Dragons RFC
18 2 15 1 305 547 -242 36 71 19

TOP SCORERS
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RESULTS

18 Jun|DHL Stadium, Cape Town

DHL Stormers

18 - 13

Vodacom Bulls

11 Jun|DHL Stadium, Cape Town

DHL Stormers

17 - 15

Ulster

10 Jun|RDS Arena, Dublin (Ireland)

Leinster

26 - 27

Vodacom Bulls

04 Jun|DHL Stadium, Cape Town

DHL Stormers

28 - 17

Edinburgh

03 Jun|Kingspan Stadium, Belfast (Ireland)

Ulster

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Munster