Guinness PRO14 Final

  • Aisling Delaney Joins PRO14

    Guinness PRO14 have strengthened their marketing team with the recruitment of Aisling Delaney as events and sponsorship manager. Delaney brings experience from her time with the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) and Wilson Hartnell PR (Ogilvy). A keen cyclist and athlete, Aisling graduated from University College Dublin with a BSc in Sports Management during which time a work placement opportunity with the FAI led to a full-time role. During her time as senior account manager with Wilson Har...

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  • Eurosport Extend Their PRO14 Coverage To 62 Countries

    Eurosport has secured the rights to show this season's Guinness PRO14 games involving Italian clubs in 62 countries and territories (up from 41 countries last season) across Europe and Discovery-owned Rugbypass and Setanta in Asia. Now in its second season as a broadcast partner of the competition, the agreement will see Eurosport and Eurosport Player show all home and selected away games – if locally produced - featuring Italian teams in the Guinness PRO14. Eurosport Italia will have exclusiv...

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  • PRO14 Final In Dublin In 2018

    Dublin’s Aviva Stadium has been confirmed as the destination venue for the championship decider in May. Tickets are now on sale for the Guinness PRO14 Final on May 26, 2018. The event returns to Aviva Stadium where a record-breaking crowd of 45,566 witnessed history in May as Scarlets claimed their second Championship title with a thrilling 46-22 victory over Munster. CEO Martin Anayi told the press at the league’s launch event that he believes using the Aviva Stadium will pay dividends for...

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  • Premier Sports Deal Doubles Rights Value For PRO14

    PRO14 Rugby have announced the signing of a landmark partnership with Premier Sports and FreeSports to broadcast every game from the Guinness PRO14 live across the UK and Northern Ireland for at least the next three years. The agreement starts from the beginning of the 2018-19 season and has been reported as being worth around £10m per year – about twice the current value of the same rights. Supporters in the UK, including Northern Ireland, can watch all 152 games broadcast on pay TV channel...

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  • Sky Backs Off As Eir Sports Take PRO14 Rights In Ireland

    Irish pay TV channel Eir Sport will take over Ireland broadcast rights of the Guinness PRO14 from next season having outbid Sky in that market, leaving an opportunity for new broadcasters to come on board in the UK. Sky Sports will not bid for PRO14 rights in individual UK markets at the end of their four-year contract this season. Sky has been broadcasting live Guinness PRO14 matches in the UK and Ireland since 2014. Reports claim that their interest in extending those rights was dependent upo...

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  • PRO14 To Be Shown On Eir Sports And TG4 Next Season

    Eir Sport and the Guinness PRO14 have officially announced their broadcast agreement: showing every game in the championship for the next three years from the 2018/19 season. The partnership - which seemed likely four months ago when Sky stepped out of the bidding - means that for the first time in the Republic of Ireland, rugby supporters can watch all 152 games a season. This will include every Munster and Leinster game live, with the derby games between the two provinces to be broadcast exclu...

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  • Roux And Erasmus Join PRO14 Board

    SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux and director of rugby Rassie Erasmus have joined the board of PRO14 Rugby to represent the league’s expansion to include the Toyota Cheetahs and the Southern Kings. PRO14 chief executive Martin Anayi, commercial & marketing director Dermot Rigley and tournament director David Jordan joined Roux and Erasmus at the match between the Toyota Cheetahs and Munster in Bloemfontein last week following a series of productive meetings with local stakeholders. “To have the C...

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  • Super Sport To Broadcast PRO14

    South African broadcaster, SuperSport has joined the PRO14 roster of the broadcasting partners with a deal to cover a range of live matches in the re-designed tournament which now boasts participation by the Kings and Currie Cup champions the Cheetahs. "This is an exciting property that offers an entirely new flavour," said Gideon Khobane, CEO of SuperSport last week. "There's a particular intrigue in northern hemisphere rugby and to be part of this pioneering change presents an array of possibi...

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  • PRO14 Goes For Pay-TV Deal Over BBC In UK

    Rugby fans in Wales, Scotland and Nothern Ireland will miss out on free-to-air PRO14 action on the BBC next season as the national broadcaster seems to have been outbid by pay-TV upstart Premier Sports. BBC Northern Ireland, BBC Scotland, BBC Wales, BBC Alba and S4C put together a competitive joint bid. Competition organisers are understood to have awarded the UK rights to the pay-TV service buit have not yet made that official. In a statement, BBC Wales said: "We're proud of our record of cover...

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  • PRO14 Officially Announced

    ... our shareholder unions, our sponsors, our broadcasters and World Rugby – has shown that there is an appetite for innovation, fresh stories and new rivalries. The new tournament structure will also provide more teams with the opportunity to reach the Guinness PRO14 Final Series and that is fantastic news for our players, coaches and fans,” Anayi said. “To achieve this within three months is an astonishing achievement by everyone involved. I would like to thank Jurie Roux, CEO of SA Rugby,...

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