2017–18 Pro14

2017–18 Pro14
Countries Ireland Ireland
Italy Italy
Scotland Scotland
South Africa South Africa
Wales Wales
Date 1 September 2017 – 26 May 2018
Matches played 138
Attendance 1,087,812
(average 7,883 per match)
Highest attendance 46,374
Leinster v Munster
7 October 2017
Lowest attendance 1,000
Zebre v Cardiff Blues
25 February 2018
Tries scored 827
(average 6 per match)
Top point scorer John Cooney (Ulster)
(144 points)
Top try scorer Barry Daly (Leinster)
(11 tries)
Official website
www.pro14rugby.org
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The 2017–18 Pro14 (also known as the Guinness Pro14 for sponsorship reasons) is the seventeenth season of the professional rugby union competition originally known as the Celtic League. It is the first season to be referred to as the Guinness Pro14, with the addition of two South African teams.[1][2]

Fourteen teams are confirmed to be competing this season — four Irish teams: Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster; two Italian teams: Benetton and Zebre; two Scottish teams: Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors; two South African teams: Cheetahs and the Southern Kings; and four Welsh teams: Cardiff Blues, Dragons, Ospreys and Scarlets.

Teams[]

Team Coach /
Director of Rugby
Captain Stadium/s Capacity
Italy Benetton New Zealand Kieran Crowley Italy Dean Budd Stadio Comunale di Monigo 6,700
Wales Cardiff Blues England Danny Wilson Wales Gethin Jenkins Cardiff Arms Park 12,125
South Africa Cheetahs South Africa Rory Duncan South Africa Francois Venter Free State Stadium 48,000
Ireland Connacht New Zealand Kieran Keane Ireland John Muldoon Galway Sportsgrounds 8,100
Wales Dragons Ireland Bernard Jackman Wales Cory Hill Rodney Parade
Eugene Cross Park[a]
8,700
8,000
Scotland Edinburgh England Richard Cockerill Scotland Fraser McKenzie[b] New Myreside
BT Murrayfield Stadium
5,500
12,464[c]
Scotland Glasgow Warriors New Zealand Dave Rennie Scotland Ryan Wilson Scotstoun Stadium 7,351
Ireland Leinster Ireland Leo Cullen Fiji Isa Nacewa RDS Arena
Aviva Stadium
18,500
51,700
Ireland Munster South Africa Johann van Graan[d] Ireland Peter O'Mahony Thomond Park
Irish Independent Park
25,600
8,008
Wales Ospreys Ireland Allen Clarke[e] Wales Alun Wyn Jones Liberty Stadium 20,827
Wales Scarlets New Zealand Wayne Pivac Wales Ken Owens Parc y Scarlets 14,870
South Africa Southern Kings South Africa Deon Davids South Africa Mike Willemse Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Wolfson Stadium
Outeniqua Park
48,459
10,000
7,500
Ireland Ulster New Zealand Jono Gibbes[f] Ireland Rory Best Kingspan Stadium 18,196
Italy Zebre Ireland Michael Bradley Italy George Biagi Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Stadio Tommaso Fattori
5,000
10,000

Changes for the season[]

On 18 May 2017, European Professional Club Rugby announced key changes to how Pro14 teams qualify for the European Rugby Champions Cup. At the end of the 2017–18 season, the top seven teams will automatically qualify for the 2018–19 European Rugby Champions Cup, regardless of their country of origin (previously the seven qualifiers included at least one team from each of Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales).[9] At present, the two South African teams will not be eligible to qualify for EPCR tournaments.

On 30 June 2017, BBC Wales reported that the two South African teams being dropped from the Super Rugby competition, the Cheetahs and Southern Kings, would be immediately added to Pro12. The two teams, the South African Rugby Union and Pro12 organiser Celtic Rugby Limited refused to comment on the report.[10] However, their involvement was confirmed on 1 August 2017.[11]

Format[]

League Stage

The fourteen teams will be split into two conferences of seven teams, with each conference featuring two teams from Ireland and Wales plus one team from Italy, Scotland and South Africa.[12] The regular season will be made up of 21 rounds –

League Play-Offs

The first-placed team in each conference are given a bye to the semi-finals with the second and third placed teams in each conference meeting in two quarter-finals for the two remaining semi-final places. This is the first year in which there will be two quarter-finals prior to the semi-finals and final.[14]

Qualification For Champions Cup

The South African teams cannot compete in the European Rugby Champions Cup. The top three eligible teams in each conference automatically qualified for following year's Champions Cup. The fourth ranked eligible team in each conference met in a play-off match with the winner taking the seventh Champions Cup place.

Team Changes[]

Ireland[]

In February 2017, Connacht announced that New Zealander Kieran Keane, Chiefs attack coach, had signed a three-year contract to become their new head coach, replacing Pat Lam who moved to Bristol.[15] Following Keane's appointment, existing forwards coach Jimmy Duffy signed an extension to his deal and academy manager Nigel Carolan was promoted to backs coach, leaving his post as head coach of the Ireland under-20s to take the role.[16] In May 2017, Peter Wilkins joined from Edinburgh as defence coach.[17]

In March 2017, Leinster confirmed that all four of their current coaches had extended their terms with the province. Head Coach Leo Cullen, Senior Coach Stuart Lancaster, Backs Coach Girvan Dempsey and Scrum Coach John Fogarty signed contracts to take them through to summer 2019.[18]

In June 2017, after many weeks of media speculation, Munster confirmed that Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus and Defence Coach Jacques Nienaber would leave their roles with the province and return to South Africa on 31 December 2017.[19] In the same month coaches Jerry Flannery and Felix Jones extended their contracts with the province by two years, expanding their roles to Forwards Coach, and Backline and Attack Coach respectively. Team Manager Niall O'Donovan also signed a new three-year contract.[20]

In February 2017, Ulster announced that New Zealander Jono Gibbes, former Leinster and then-Clermont Auvergne Forwards Coach, would be joining the province as their new Head Coach on a two-year contract working under existing Director of Rugby Les Kiss.[21] It was also announced that former Wales and Lions scrum-half Dwayne Peel had joined as an assistant coach.[22] In June 2017, Ulster added former Leinster hooker and Grenoble coach Aaron Dundon as their Scrum Coach.[23]

Italy[]

In July 2017, Zebre announced that a new company had been formed, named Zebre Rugby Club, to take the second Italian place in the Pro14 ahead of the 2017–18 season. This followed an earlier announcement from the Italian Rugby Federation that Zebre intended to withdraw from the league due to major financial complications. However, with the formation of the new company, the club will now remain in Parma.[24] Former Connacht and Edinburgh coach Michael Bradley was appointed as Zebre's new Head Coach.[25]

Scotland[]

In August 2016, Glasgow Warriors announced that Dave Rennie, then coach of Super Rugby side Chiefs, would replace Gregor Townsend as Head Coach from the beginning of the 2017–18 season. This followed the news that Townsend was leaving the club to become the Scottish national team's new Head Coach.[26]

In February 2017, Edinburgh announced that former Leicester Tigers coach Richard Cockerill would be taking over as their new Director of Rugby from the start of the season. Then acting Head Coach Duncan Hodge returned to his usual role of Backs Coach.[27]

South Africa[]

On 1 August 2017, it was announced that the Cheetahs and the Southern Kings would join the Pro12, forming the Pro14. They join following their removal from the Southern Hemisphere Super Rugby competition.[28]

Cheetahs' coaching structure was altered following the move north, with Rory Duncan becoming the team's head coach and Franco Smith taking on the role of Director of Rugby. During the 2017 Super Rugby season the roles had been reversed. The move will see Duncan take charge of the first team, with Smith focusing on development of junior players and coaches, which will allow him to remain involved with South Africa at international level.[29] The Cheetahs are captained by Niell Jordaan.[30]

Southern Kings preparation for the season was disrupted by the loss of a number of players prior to the confirmation of the side's admission to the competition. Among the players lost was regular captain Lionel Cronje.[31] To fill out the squad, a number of players were signed on loan deals from South African Super Rugby sides.[32] On 28 August, head coach Deon Davids appointed hooker Mike Willemse as the team's captain for their first ever tour in the competition.[33]

Wales[]

On 20 June 2017, it was announced that, following a vote in March 2017 to allow the takeover of the club and Rodney Parade by the WRU, Newport Gwent Dragons would be dropping "Newport Gwent" from its name and would be known simply as Dragons with immediate effect. A new crest was also unveiled. This followed the replacement of Kingsley Jones as Head Coach with Bernard Jackman earlier in the month.[34] In August 2017, South African Hendré Marnitz, then head coach of Currie Cup side Blue Bulls, was confirmed as the Dragons' defence coach for the upcoming season.[35] In the same month, Barry Maddocks was appointed as the Dragons' skills coach.[36]

In August 2017, Cardiff Blues added former players Nicky Robinson and Richie Rees to their backroom staff. They join as kicking coach and backs coach respectively.[37]

Table[]

2017–18 Pro14 Tables view watch · · discuss
Conference A
Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TBP LBP PTS
1 Scotland Glasgow Warriors (SF) 20 15 1 4 595 342 +253 78 35 12 1 75
2 Ireland Munster (QF) 20 13 0 7 544 337 +207 75 39 10 5 67
3 South Africa Cheetahs 20 11 0 9 580 534 +46 71 66 9 5 58
4 Wales Cardiff Blues 20 11 0 9 479 456 +23 54 57 5 4 53
5 Wales Ospreys (PO) 20 8 0 12 364 464 −100 42 58 5 3 41
6 Ireland Connacht 20 6 0 14 388 467 −69 46 53 4 6 34
7 Italy Zebre 20 6 0 14 386 576 –190 48 76 4 4 32
Conference B
Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TBP LBP PTS
1 Ireland Leinster (Q) 20 14 1 5 591 327 +264 82 39 10 2 70
2 Wales Scarlets 20 13 1 6 495 357 +138 64 42 8 3 65
3 Scotland Edinburgh 20 14 0 6 470 356 +114 59 41 7 1 64
4 Ireland Ulster 20 12 1 7 514 458 +56 65 58 8 2 60
5 Italy Benetton 20 11 0 9 398 429 −31 49 53 6 4 54
6 Wales Dragons 20 2 2 16 370 639 −269 42 89 4 4 20
7 South Africa Southern Kings 20 1 0 19 358 800 −442 46 115 4 3 11
If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order -[38]
  1. number of matches won
  2. the difference between points for and points against
  3. the number of tries scored
  4. the most points scored
  5. the difference between tries for and tries against
  6. the fewest red cards received
  7. the fewest yellow cards received

Green background indicates teams that compete in the Pro14 play-offs, and also earn a place in the 2018–19 European Rugby Champions Cup if they are not South African teams (who are ineligible for the European Champions Cup)
Blue background indicates teams outside the play-off places that earn a place in the 2018–19 European Rugby Champions Cup
Yellow background indicates teams outside the play-off places that will meet in a match in May to determine the seventh qualifier for the 2018–19 European Rugby Champions Cup
Plain background indicates teams that earn a place in the 2018–19 European Rugby Challenge Cup if they are not South African teams (who are ineligible for the European Challenge Cup).
(Q) Indicates team has qualified for the play-offs (round TBD)
(SF) indicates team has qualified for the semi-finals
(QF) indicates team has qualified for the quarter-finals
(PO) indicates team has qualified for the Champions Cup play-off unless they qualify automatically by taking the 20th spot. This will happen if Leinster wins the Champions Cup, and all the semi-finalists in the Challenge Cup qualify for the Champions Cup through their domestic leagues.

Match summary[]

2017–18 Pro14 match summary watch · · discuss
Home / Away Conference A Conference B
BLU CHE CON GLA MUN OSP ZEB BEN DRA EDI KIN LEI SCA ULS
Conference A BLU 25–20 36–30 19–20 25–18 Rd 21 37–8 31–25 43–29 10–20 11–14 35–17
CHE 29–27 26–25 26–29 17–19 44–25 54–39 33–13 45–24 38–19 28–21
CON 15–17 23–15 12–18 20–16 26–15 11–19 22–29 32–10 Rd 21 44–16
GLA 40–16 37–23 35–22 37–10 31–10 68–7 37–21 17–0 43–13 31–21
MUN 39–16 51–18 39–13 21–10 36–10 33–5 34–3 49–6 24–34 19–7 Rd 21
OSP 29–28 27–26 39–10 6–47 16–21 22–13 28–14 26–12 32–18 18–19
ZEB 7–10 23–24 24–10 20–40 19–36 37–14' 16–20 34–32 10–41 27–23
Conference B BEN 27–21 19–22 16–6 27–14 29–27 13–24 31–3 10–36 22–12 14–21
Rd 21
DRA 17–22 17–29 21–8 15–15 9–22 15–18 12–25 29–13 16–39 Rd 21 32–32
EDI 18–17 12–6 37–10 16–15 17–20 35–18 37–7 29–24 52–14 20–32
Rd 21
KIN 12–45 21–45 22–39 17–43 35–36 45–13 21–48 10–31 30–34 36–43
Rd 21
LEI 37–9 21–18 23–17 41–6 15–17 54–10 21–13 64–7 20–13 38–7
SCA 30–17 36–27 26–8 12–9 20–8 47–13 28–8 57–10 10–10 34–10
ULS 42–19 16–8 36–15 24–17 8–0 23–22 52–25 16–17 59–10 10–25 27–20

Conference stage[]

All times are local.

Round 1[]

1 September 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 34–3 Italy Benetton
Try: Kleyn (2) 8' c, 48' c
Bleyendaal 13' m
Sweetnam 26' m
Wootton 30' m
A. Conway 34' m
Con: Bleyendaal (2/6) 9', 49'
Report[39] Pen: Banks (1/1) 19'
Irish Independent Park
Attendance: 7,854
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)
1 September 2017
19:35
Cardiff Blues Wales 10–20 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Navidi 35' c
Con: Evans (1/1) 36'
Pen: Evans (1/1) 47'
Report[40] Try: Kinghorn 11' c
Dean 56' c
Con: Weir (2/2) 12', 58'
Pen: Weir (2/2) 27', 51'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 6,145
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)
1 September 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Ulster Ireland 42–19 South Africa Cheetahs
Try: Bowe 18' m
O'Connor 26' c
McCloskey 29' c
Piutau 32' m
Ludik 41' m
Nelson 74' c
Con: Cooney (2/5) 27', 30'
Nelson (1/1) 75'
Pen: Cooney (2/2) 8', 55'
Report[41] Try: Blommetjies 15' c
Mapimpi 20' c
Petersen 49' m
Con: Small-Smith (2/3) 17', 22'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 14,448
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
2 September 2017
14:30
Ospreys Wales 22–13 Italy Zebre
Try: Giles (2) 2' m, 78' c
Fia 40' c
Con: Hook (1/2) 40'
S. Davies (1/1) 78'
Pen: Hook (1/1) 20'
Report[42] Try: Canna 69' c
Con: Canna (1/1) 71'
Pen: Canna (2/3) 8', 41'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 6,826
Referee: Quinton Immelman (SARU)
2 September 2017
15:15
Dragons Wales 16–39 Ireland Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Penalty try 73'
Pen: Henson (3/3) 10', 33', 44'
Report[43] Try: Gibson-Park 22' c
Penalty try 41'
Larmour 46' m
Leavy 65' c
Marsh 75' c
Con: R. Byrne (2/3) 23', 65'
Marsh (1/1) 76'
Pen: R. Byrne (2/2) 16', 39'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 6,133
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)
2 September 2017
17:30
(1 BP) Scarlets Wales 57–10 South Africa Southern Kings
Try: McNicholl (2) 8' m, 73' c
Halfpenny 22' c
Patchell 46' c
Ball 50' c
Phillips 62' c
Parkes 69' c
S. Evans 77' c
Con: Halfpenny (3/4) 23', 47', 51'
Patchell (4/4) 63', 69', 74', 78'
Pen: Halfpenny (1/1) 36'
Report[44] Try: Penxe 11' c
Con: Coleman (1/1) 12'
Pen: Coleman (1/1) 34'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 9,108
Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU)
2 September 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Connacht Ireland 12–18 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Pen: J. Carty (4/4) 1', 19', 40', 60'
Report[45] Try: Price 47' c
L. Jones 71' m
Con: P. Horne (1/2) 48'
Pen: P. Horne (2/3) 11', 45'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 4,017
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)

Round 2[]

8 September 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 37–9 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Tracy 32' c
Cronin 67' c
B. Daly 73' c
McCarthy 75' c
Con: R. Byrne (4/4) 33', 68', 74', 76'
Pen: R. Byrne (3/5) 40', 44', 59'
Report[46] Pen: Shingler (3/3) 15', 27', 41'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 13,535
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
8 September 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Edinburgh Scotland 35–18 Wales Dragons
Try: Kinghorn 29' c
Hidalgo-Clyne 46' c
Rasolea 68' m
Fruean 75' c
Con: Weir (3/4) 30', 47', 76'
Pen: Weir (3/3) 22', 26', 66'
Report[47] Pen: Henson (5/5) 10', 40', 54', 59', 64'
Drop: Henson (1/1) 14'
Myreside Stadium
Attendance: 3,324
Referee: Stuart Berry (SARU)
9 September 2017
15:15
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 31–10 Wales Ospreys
Try: Dunbar (2) 15' c, 77' c
Sarto 51' c
Ashe 59' c
Con: Russell (4/4) 16', 53', 60', 78'
Pen: Russell (1/1) 18'
Report[48] Try: Evans 21' c
Con: S. Davies (1/1) 21'
Pen: S. Davies (1/2) 40'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,351
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
9 September 2017
18:05
(1 BP) Benetton Italy 14–21 Ireland Ulster
Try: Ruzza 64' c, McKinley 70' c
Con: McKinley (2/2) 65', 72'
Report[49] Try: Trimble (2) 8' c, 23' c
Stockdale 60' c
Con: Cooney (3/3) 9', 24', 61'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 2,600
Referee: Dan Jones (WRU)
9 September 2017
17:15
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 51–18 South Africa Cheetahs
Try: O'Donnell 6' c
Wootton (4) 19' c, 34' m, 54' m, 60' c
Kleyn 48' m
Farrell 50' c
Zebo 71' m
Con: Keatley (4/8) 7', 20', 50', 61'
Pen: Keatley (1/1) 3'
Report[50] Try: Small-Smith 41' m
H. Venter 80' c
Con: Petzer (1/2) 80'
Pen: Petzer (2/2) 15', 24'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 15,144
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
9 September 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Connacht Ireland 32–10 South Africa Southern Kings
Try: Farrell 14' c
E. Masterson 33' c
Dillane 40' c
Leader 69' m
Con: J. Carty (3/3) 15', 34', 40'
Pen: J. Carty (2/2) 26', 47'
Report[51] Try: B. Klaasen 31' m
Pupuma 77' m
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 5,104
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)
9 September 2017
20:35
Zebre Italy 10–41 Wales Scarlets (1 BP)
Try: Bellini 78' c
Con: Canna (1/1) 79'
Pen: Canna (1/2) 3'
Report[52] Try: McNicholl 9' c
S. Evans 48' c
Asquith 63' m
Beirne 69' c
A. Davies 75' c
Con: Patchell (4/5) 10', 48', 70', 76'
Pen: Patchell (2/2) 5', 27'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 2,800
Referee: David Wilkinson (IRFU)

Round 3[]

15 September 2017
19:30
Dragons Wales 21–8 Ireland Connacht
Try: Amos 1' m
Dee 18' c
Con: Henson (1/2) 19'
Pen: Henson (3/4) 23', 27', 36'
Report[53] Try: Roux 52' m
Pen: J. Carty (1/1) 6'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 5,069
Referee: Quinton Immelman (SARU)
15 September 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Edinburgh Scotland 17–20 Italy Benetton
Try: Dean (2) 17' c, 24' c
Con: Weir (2/2) 19', 25'
Pen: Weir (1/2) 55'
Report[54] Try: Esposito (2) 28' c, 51' c
Con: McKinley (2/2) 29', 52'
Pen: McKinley (2/2) 39', 47'
Myreside Stadium
Attendance: 3,395
Referee: David Wilkinson (IRFU)
15 September 2017
19:35
Ulster Ireland 27–20 Wales Scarlets (1 BP)
Try: Stockdale 63' m
Andrew 75' c
Con: Lealiifano (1/1) 77'
Pen: Cooney (4/4) 18', 31', 33', 51'
Lealiifano (1/1) 71'
Report[55] Try: McNicholl 60' c
J. Davies 67' c
Con: Halfpenny (2/2) 62', 68'
Pen: Halfpenny (2/2) 3', 57'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 12,712
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
16 September 2017
14:15
Southern Kings South Africa 10–31 Ireland Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Nel 75' c
Con: Dukisa (1/1) 76'
Pen: Banda (1/1) 3'
Report[56] Try: Reid 8' c
O'Loughlin 42' m
Conan 47' c
Carbery 51' c
D. Kearney 71' m
Con: R. Byrne (3/4) 9', 48', 53'
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Attendance: 3,011
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
16 September 2017
15:15
(1 BP) Ospreys Wales 16–21 Ireland Munster
Try: Hook 11' c
Con: S. Davies (1/1) 12'
Pen: S. Davies (3/3) 43', 56', 63'
Report[57] Try: Kleyn 19' c
Sweetnam 36' m
Con: Bleyendaal (1/2) 20'
Pen: Bleyendaal (3/5) 9', 50', 76'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 7,302
Referee: Stuart Berry (SARU)
16 September 2017
19:30
(1 BP) Cheetahs South Africa 54–39 Italy Zebre (1 BP)
Try: Mapimpi (2) 18' m, 44' c
Small-Smith 27' c
Obi 31' c
Van Jaarsveld (2) 51' c, 59' c
Meyer 66' c
Petersen 72' c
Con: Stapelberg (7/8) 28', 32', 46', 52', 60', 67', 73'
Report[58] Try: Biagi 15' m
Meyer 36' c
Bellini 56' c
Afamasaga 63' c
Bisegni 78' c
Con: Canna (1/2) 37'
Violi (2/2) 57', 64'
Palazzani (1/1) 79'
Pen: Canna (2/4) 2', 9'
Toyota Stadium
Attendance: 13,982
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
16 September 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues Wales 19–20 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: James 7' c
Con: Shingler (1/1) 8'
Pen: Shingler (4/5) 12', 25', 41', 47'
Report[59] Try: Pyrgos 30' c
L. Jones 42' c
Con: Russell (2/2) 31', 43'
Pen: Russell (2/2) 16', 67'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 5,374
Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU)

Round 4[]

22 September 2017
20:00
(1 BP) Cheetahs South Africa 38–19 Ireland Leinster
Try: Small-Smith 36' c
Van Jaarsveld 43' m
Nché 55' c
Obi 80' c
Con: Stapelberg (3/4) 37', 56', 80'
Pen: Stapelberg (4/4) 1', 9', 19', 25'
Report[60] Try: B. Daly (3) 5' m, 59' c, 72' c
Con: R. Byrne (2/3) 60', 73'
Toyota Stadium
Attendance: 6,980
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)
22 September 2017
20:35
Benetton Italy 16–6 Wales Ospreys
Try: Minto 1' c
Con: McKinley (1/1) 2'
Pen: McKinley (2/2) 10', 23'
Banks (1/1) 78'
Report[61] Pen: Biggar (1/1) 5'
S. Davies (1/1) 29'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)
22 September 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 37–10 Ireland Munster
Try: Sarto 3' c
L. Jones 35' c
Grigg 44' c
Cummings 62' c
Con: Russell (4/4) 4', 37', 45', 64'
Pen: Russell (3/3) 9', 34', 55'
Report[62] Try: R. Scannell 14' m
Farrell 47' m
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,351
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)
22 September 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Ulster Ireland 52–25 Wales Dragons
Try: McCloskey 2' m
Nelson 11' c
Penalty try 19'
Timoney (2) 24' c, 48' c
Herbst 28' c
Stockdale 43' m
Shanahan 62' c
Con: Nelson (4/6) 12', 25', 29', 49'
Herron (1/1) 63'
Report[63] Try: Buckley 34' c
Blacker 56' c
Talbot-Davies 79' m
Con: Jones (1/1) 34'
O'Brien (1/2) 57'
Pen: Jones (2/2) 6', 15'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 12,291
Referee: Dan Jones (WRU)
23 September 2017
15:15
(1 BP) Connacht Ireland 15–17 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Leader 59' m
Delahunt 74' c
Con: Leader (1/1) 75'
Pen: Ronaldson (1/1) 10'
Report[64] Try: Halaholo (2) 37' c, 77' c
Con: Shingler (1/1) 38'
Evans (1/1) 79'
Pen: Shingler (1/1) 63'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 4,659
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
23 September 2017
19:35
Southern Kings South Africa 17–43 Italy Zebre (1 BP)
Try: Masimla 50' c
Pupuma 56' c
Con: De Wet (2/2) 52', 57'
Pen: De Wet (1/1) 9'
Report[65] Try: Castello 3' c
Bellini 4' m
Giammarioli 20' c
Boni 47' c
Bisegni 66' c
Sarto 78' c
Con: Canna (4/5) 3', 22', 48', 67'
Bordoli (1/1) 79'
Pen: Canna (1/1) 27'
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Attendance: 4,062
Referee: Sean Gallagher (IRFU)
23 September 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Scarlets Wales 28–8 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Patchell 19' c
G. Davies 30' c
Kruger 46' c
Shingler 62' c
Con: Halfpenny (4/4) 21', 32', 47', 63'
Report[66] Try: Harries 38' m
Pen: Weir (1/1) 35'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 8,088
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)

Round 5[]

29 September 2017
17:00
(1 BP) Cheetahs South Africa 44–25 Wales Ospreys
Try: Van Jaarsveld (2) 7' m, 18' c
Mapimpi (2) 39' c, 69' m
Schoeman 56' c
Venter 80' c
Con: Stapelberg (3/5) 19', 40', 57'
Small-Smith (1/1) 80'
Pen: Stapelberg (2/2) 10', 50'
Report[67] Try: Webb 23' c
Fonotia 31' c
Evans 72' m
Con: Biggar (2/3) 24', 32'
Pen: Biggar (2/2) 38', 47'
Toyota Stadium
Attendance: 4,589
Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU)
29 September 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 37–21 Italy Benetton
Try: Seymour 9' c
Harley 25' c
P. Horne 53' c
Johnson 80' c
Con: P. Horne (3/3) 9', 25', 54'
Thomson (1/1) 80'
Pen: P. Horne (2/2) 16', 49'
Thomson (1/1) 71'
Report[68] Try: Lazzaroni 56' m
Ruzza 67' c
Con: Banks (1/2) 68'
Pen: Banks (3/4) 22', 28', 40'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,351
Referee: Dan Jones (WRU)
29 September 2017
19:35
Leinster Ireland 21–13 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Murphy 11' c
Carbery 40' c
Gibson-Park 73' c
Con: Sexton (2/2) 13', 40'
R. Byrne (1/1) 74'
Report[69] Try: Tovey 29' c
Con: Tovey (1/1) 30'
Pen: Tovey (2/2) 4', 10'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 13,213
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)
29 September 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Scarlets Wales 36–27 Ireland Connacht
Try: McNicholl 7' c
S. Evans 17' m
Patchell 24' c
Halfpenny 38' c
Beirne 77' c
Con: Halfpenny (4/5) 8', 26', 39', 79'
Pen: Halfpenny (1/2) 57'
Report[70] Try: J. Carty 9' c
O'Halloran (2) 30' c, 73' m
Kelleher 35' m
Con: J. Carty (2/4) 10', 31'
Pen: J. Carty (1/2) 22'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 7,693
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)
30 September 2017
13:30
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 39–16 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Murray 12' c
Ryan 51' c
Hanrahan (2) 55' c, 71' c
Copeland 67' c
Con: Keatley (4/5) 13', 52', 56', 68'
Pen: Keatley (2/2) 28', 35'
Report[71] Try: Turnbull 23' c
Con: Evans (1/1) 24'
Pen: Evans (3/3) 7', 19', 30'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 13,558
Referee: Quinton Immelman (SARU)
30 September 2017
15:35
Zebre Italy 27–23 Ireland Ulster (1 BP)
Try: Licata 47' c
Bellini 52' c
Giammarioli 71' c
Con: Canna (1/1) 49'
Violi (2/2) 53', 73'
Pen: Canna (2/4) 3', 21'
Report[72] Try: Trimble 16' c
Cave 78' c
Con: Cooney (1/1) 18'
Cave (1/1) 78' c
Pen: Cooney (3/3) 32', 39', 62'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 3,100
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)
30 September 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Dragons Wales 29–13 South Africa Southern Kings
Try: Amos (2) 5' c, 36' c
Dee (2) 32' m, 41' c
Con: Henson (3/4) 6', 38', 43'
Pen: Henson (1/2) 15'
Report[73] Try: Ntsila 56' c
Con: De Wet (1/1) 57'
Pen: De Wet (2/2) 3', 20'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 5,299
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)

Round 6[]

6 October 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues Wales 43–29 Wales Dragons (1 BP)
Try: Dacey 6' c
Morgan (2) 44' c, 72' c
James 60' m
Cuthbert 65' c
Evans 69' c
Con: Evans (5/6) 7', 45', 66', 70', 73'
Pen: Evans (1/2) 25'
Report[74] Try: Warren 2' c
Dee 10' c
Gasson 31' c
Fairbrother 79' m
Con: Henson (3/3) 3', 11', 32'
Pen: Henson (1/1) 48'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 8,178
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)
6 October 2017
20:35
(1 BP) Cheetahs South Africa 26–29 Scotland Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Petersen 11' c
Specman 39' c
Con: Stapelberg (2/2) 12', 40'
Pen: Stapelberg (4/4) 28', 57', 65', 75'
Report[75] Try: Gibbins (2) 32' c, 52' c
Pyrgos 69' c
Harley 76' m
Con: Russell (3/4) 33', 54', 70'
Pen: Russell (1/1) 2'
Toyota Stadium
Attendance: 5,964
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)
6 October 2017
19:35
Edinburgh Scotland 16–15 Italy Zebre (1 BP)
Try: McInally 28' c
Con: Weir (1/1) 28'
Pen: Tovey (1/1) 8'
Weir (2/2) 56', 69'
Report[76] Try: Meyer 20' m
Violi 61' c
Con: Violi (1/1) 62'
Pen: Violi (1/1) 67'
Myreside Stadium
Attendance: 3,674
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
6 October 2017
19:35
Ulster Ireland 16–8 Ireland Connacht
Try: Stockdale 56' c
Con: Cooney (1/1) 56'
Pen: Cooney (3/3) 28', 44', 53'
Report[77] Try: McCartney 35' m
Pen: J. Carty (1/1) 49'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 14,363
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
7 October 2017
14:00
Leinster Ireland 23–17 Ireland Munster (1 BP)
Try: O'Loughlin (2) 16' c, 34' c
Con: Sexton (2/2) 17', 35'
Pen: Sexton (1/1) 43', 51, 54'
Report[78] Try: Keatley 26' c
Earls (2) 47' m, 79' m
Con: Keatley (1/1) 27'
Aviva Stadium
Attendance: 46,374
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
7 October 2017
20:00
(1 BP) Benetton Italy 31–3 South Africa Southern Kings
Try: Esposito (2) 31' m, 74' m
Barbini 45' m
Traorè 80' c
Con: McKinley (1/2) 80'
Pen: Banks (3/3) 10', 21', 25'
Report[79] Pen: De Wet (1/1) 38'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 4,700
Referee: Sean Gallagher (IRFU)
7 October 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Ospreys Wales 18–19 Wales Scarlets
Pen: Biggar (6/) 16', 34', 41', 47', 56', 66'
Report[80] Try: G. Davies (2) 42' m, 50' c
Lee 61' c
Con: Patchell (2/3) 50', 62'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 12,093
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)

Round 7[]

27 October 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Ospreys Wales 28–14 Wales Dragons
Try: Biggar 23' m
Parry 33' m
Leonard 63' m
Fia 70' c
Con: Biggar (1/4) 70'
Pen: Biggar (2/2) 37', 42'
Report[81] Try: Brown 29' c
Dee 51' c
Con: Henson (2/2) 30', 52'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 7,442
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)
27 October 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 43–13 South Africa Southern Kings
Try: Hogg 1' m
Matawalu 31' c
Grigg 34' c
Fagerson 58' m
M. Smith 65' c
G. Horne 71' c
Turner 80' c
Con: Hastings (2/4) 32', 34'
Jackson (3/3) 66', 72', 80'
Report[82] Try: Nel 75' c
Con: Zono (1/1) 75'
Pen: Banda (2/2) 12', 21'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,351
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)
27 October 2017
19:35
Connacht Ireland 20–16 Ireland Munster (1 BP)
Try: O'Halloran 22' c
Farrell 66' c
Con: J. Carty (1/1) 22'
Ronaldson (1/1) 67'
Pen: J. Carty (2/3) 39', 50'
Report[83] Try: Zebo 3' c
Con: Keatley (1/1) 4'
Pen: Keatley (2/2) 16', 30'
Hanrahan (1/1) 65'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 7,089
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)
28 October 2017
15:00
Benetton Italy 13–24 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Esposito 54' c
Con: McKinley (1/1) 56'
Pen: McKinley (2/3) 35, 40'
Report[84] Try: Hidalgo-Clyne 3' c
Fife (2) 58' c, 72' c
Con: Tovey (3/3) 4', 59', 73'
Pen: Tovey (1/2) 63'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
28 October 2017
18:30
Ulster Ireland 10–25 Ireland Leinster
Try: Reidy 27' c
Con: Lealiifano (1/1) 28'
Pen: Lealiifano (1/1) 6'
Report[85] Try: Larmour 15' c
L. McGrath (2) 58' m, 78' c
Con: R. Byrne (1/2) 15'
Marsh (1/1) 78'
Pen: R. Byrne (2/3) 30', 37'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 17,631
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)
28 October 2017
20:00
(1 BP) Zebre Italy 23–24 South Africa Cheetahs
Try: Minozzi 17' c
Fabiani 53' c
Con: Canna (2/2) 18', 54'
Pen: Canna (3/3) 9', 14', 27'
Report[86] Try: Mapimpi (2) 6' m, 58' c
Con: Zeilinga (1/1) 60'
Pen: Stapelberg (3/3) 3', 44', 49'
Zeilinga (1/2) 80'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Dan Jones (WRU)
28 October 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Scarlets Wales 30–17 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Parkes 6' m
Elias 32' c
J. Evans 60' m
S. Evans 69' c
Con: Halfpenny (1/2) 34'
Patchell (1/2) 70'
Pen: Halfpenny (2/2) 1', 14'
Report[87] Try: Halaholo 52' c
L. Williams 58' c
Con: Shingler (2/2) 53', 59'
Pen: Evans (1/1) 5'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 9,003
Referee: Stuart Berry (SARU)

Round 8[]

3 November 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 31–21 Ireland Leinster
Try: G. Horne (2) 6', 21' c
Grigg (2) 14' c, 23' c
Con: P. Horne (4/4) 8', 15', 21', 24'
Pen: P. Horne (1/1) 33'
Report[88] Try: Gibson-Park 4' c
O'Loughlin 10' c
A. Byrne 46' c
Con: R. Byrne (3/3) 5', 12', 47'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,351
Referee: Stuart Berry (SARU)
3 November 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 49–6 Wales Dragons
Try: R. Scannell 20' c
Zebo 28' c
O'Donoghue 47' c
Sweetnam 57' c
Arnold (2) 63' c, 77' c
O'Byrne 69' c
Con: Hanrahan (7/7) 21', 30', 48', 58', 64', 70', 78'
Report[89] Pen: O'Brien (2/2) 24', 41'
Irish Independent Park
Attendance: 8,008
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)
3 November 2017
19:35
Scarlets Wales 20–8 Italy Benetton
Try: D. Jones 12' c
Williams 67' c
Con: D. Jones (2/2) 13', 68'
Pen: D. Jones (2/2) 4', 32'
Report[90] Try: McKinley 43' m
Con: McKinley (1/1) 16'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 8,007
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)
4 November 2017
15:00
(2 BP) Southern Kings South Africa 36–43 Ireland Ulster (1 BP)
Try: B. Klaasen (2) 3' m, 62' c
Penxe (2) 6' c, 73' c
Makase 28' c
Con: Zono (3/4) 7', 29', 63'
Coleman (1/1) 74'
Pen: Zono (1/1) 23'
Report[91] Try: Reidy 18' m
Andrew (2) 26' m, 49' m
Cooney 53' c
Trimble 68' c
Ross 72' c
Diack 75' c
Con: Cooney (1/4) 54'
Lealiifano (3/3) 69', 72', 76'
Wolfson Stadium
Attendance: 2,836
Referee: Quinton Immelman (SARU)
4 November 2017
17:30
(1 BP) Edinburgh Scotland 37–10 Wales Ospreys
Try: Kinghorn 28' c
Fowles 41' c
Tovey 54' c
Bradbury 80' c
Con: Tovey (4/4) 29', 42', 55', 80'
Pen: Tovey (3/4) 16', 31', 36'
Report[92] Try: Arhip 11' c
Con: S. Davies (1/1) 12'
Pen: S. Davies (1/1) 22'
Myreside Stadium
Attendance: 3,793
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
4 November 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues Wales 37–8 Italy Zebre
Try: L. Williams 5' m
Halaholo 19' c
Rees 50' m
Morgan 61' c
James 66' c
Con: Shingler (3/5) 20', 62', 68'
Pen: Shingler (2/2) 24', 28'
Report[93] Try: Palazzani 75' m
Pen: Canna (1/1) 9'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 5,381
Referee: Sean Gallagher (IRFU)
4 November 2017
19:35
Connacht Ireland 23–15 South Africa Cheetahs
Try: Adeolokun 12' c
McCartney 48' c
Con: Ronaldson (1/1) 13'
J. Carty (1/1) 49'
Pen: Ronaldson (2/3) 5', 29'
Crosbie (1/1) 73'
Report[94] Try: S. Venter 67' m
Mapimpi 75' c
Con: Zeilinga (1/2) 76'
Pen: Stapelberg (1/2) 40'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 6,012
Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU)

Round 9[]

24 November 2017
17:30
(1 BP) Cheetahs South Africa 33–13 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Barry 26' c
Bernardo 36' c
Pokomela 59' c
Mapimpi 73' m
Meyer 80' c
Con: Zeilinga (4/5) 27', 37', 60', 80'
Report[95] Try: Hidalgo-Clyne 47' c
Con: Hidalgo-Clyne (1/1) 47'
Pen: Hidalgo-Clyne (2/2) 43', 49'
Toyota Stadium
Attendance: 3,648
Referee: Quinton Immelman (SARU)
24 November 2017
19:05
Ulster Ireland 23–22 Italy Benetton (1 BP)
Try: Bowe 17' c
Trimble 77' c
Con: Cooney (1/1) 18'
Lealiifano (1/1) 78'
Pen: Cooney (2/3) 22', 31'
Lealiifano (1/1) 63'
Report[96] Try: Barbieri 55' c
Con: Allan (1/1) 57'
Pen: Allan (4/5) 4', 12', 38', 51'
Banks (1/1) 72'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 14,544
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)
24 November 2017
19:35
Cardiff Blues Wales 36–30 Ireland Connacht (2 BP)
Try: Robinson 17' c
Morgan 52' c
Lane 60' c
Con: Evans (1/1) 18'
Anscombe (2/2) 53', 61'
Pen: Evans (3/3) 15', 23', 37'
Anscombe (2/2) 73', 80'
Report[96] Try: Adeolokun 29' c
Delahunt (2) 55' m, 70' m
Muldoon 75' c
Con: J. Carty (1/2) 30'
Crosbie (1/2) 76'
Pen: J. Carty (2/2) 12', 33'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 5,042
Referee: Craig Evans (WRU)
24 November 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 54–10 Wales Dragons
Try: Gibson-Park 17' c
Nacewa (2) 27' c, 51' c
J. Murphy 31' c
Deegan 32' c
Penalty try 48'
Larmour 70' c
O'Loughlin 75' m
Con: R. Byrne (5/5) 17', 28', 31', 34', 53'
Marsh (1/2) 70'
Report[97] Try: Benjamin 11' c
Con: Henson (1/1) 12'
Drop: Henson (1/1) 2'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 10,354
Referee: Sam Grove-White (SRU)
26 November 2017
13:00
Ospreys Wales 6–47 Scotland Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Pen: S. Davies (2/2) 2', 29'
Report[98] Try: Hastings 13' c
G. Horne (2) 26' c, 53' c
Cummings 42' m
Turner 46' c
Thomson 76' c
Sarto 80' c
Con: Hastings (6/7) 13', 27', 47', 54', 77', 80'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 4,362
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)
26 November 2017
13:00
(2 BP) Southern Kings South Africa 30–34 Wales Scarlets (1 BP)
Try: Makase 9' m
Penxe 16' m
Du Toit 41' c
H. Klaasen 65' c
Con: Zono (1/3) 42'
Coleman (1/1) 66'
Pen: Zono (2/2) 25', 40'
Report[99] Try: Beirne 4' c
Nicholas 50' c
Kruger 56' c
D. Jones 69' c
Con: D. Jones (4/4) 5', 52', 57', 70'
Pen: D. Jones (2/2) 34', 61'
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Attendance: 3,619
Referee: Stuart Berry (SARU)
26 November 2017
13:30
Zebre Italy 19–36 Ireland Munster (1 BP)
Try: Bisegni 35' c
Sarto 40' c
Venditti 68' m
Con: Palazzani (2/3) 36', 40'
Report[100] Try: R. Scannell 17' c
Hart 24' c
Wootton (2) 51' m, 55' c
Nash 80' c
Con: Hanrahan (4/5) 18', 25', 56', 80'
Pen: Hanrahan (1/3) 9'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Lloyd Linton (SRU)

Round 10[]

1 December 2017
19:15
Southern Kings South Africa 21–48 Scotland Edinburgh (1 BP)
Try: H. Klaasen 21' c
Van Schalkwyk 80' m
Con: Coleman (1/1) 23'
Pen: Coleman (3/3) 12', 29', 38'
Report[101] Try: McKenzie 2' c
Mata 5' m
Gilchrist 18' c
Fife 59' m
Hidalgo-Clyne (3) 70' c, 72' c, 77' c
Con: Van der Walt (2/4) 4', 19'
Hidalgo-Clyne (3/3) 70', 73', 77'
Pen: Van der Walt (1/1) 10'
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Attendance: 3,600
Referee: Stuart Berry (SARU)
1 December 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 40–16 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Johnson 18' c
Dunbar 31' c
Jackson 54' c
Vunisa 67' c
Sarto 76' m
Matawalu 79' c
Con: P. Horne (5/6) 19', 32', 55', 67', 80'
Report[102] Try: Cook 6' c
Con: Evans (1/1) 8'
Pen: Evans (3/3) 1', 22', 47'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,351
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)
1 December 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Dragons Wales 32–32 Ireland Ulster (1 BP)
Try: Screech 19' c
Hewitt (2) 27' m, 77' m
Belcher 66' m
O'Brien 71' c
Con: Henson (2/5) 20', 72'
Pen: Henson (1/1) 24'
Report[103] Try: Gilroy (2) 9' m, 54' c
Penalty try 32'
L. Marshall 41' m
Lealiifano 80' m
Con: Lealiifano (1/4) 56'
Pen: Lealiifano (1/1) 4'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,477
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
2 December 2017
14:15
Zebre Italy 24–10 Ireland Connacht
Try: Meyer 67' c
Venditti 76' m
Con: Canna (1/2) 68'
Pen: Canna (3/4) 10', 40', 61'
Drop: Canna (1/1) 74'
Report[104] Try: Farrell 43' c
Con: Crosbie (1/1) 44'
Pen: J. Carty (1/2) 66'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)
2 December 2017
16:30
Benetton Italy 10–36 Ireland Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Brex 56' c
Con: Allan (1/1) 57'
Pen: Allan (1/1) 8'
Report[105] Try: Lowe (2) 16' c, 68' c
Murphy 32' c
Ringrose 60' c
L. McGrath 64' m
Con: R. Byrne (4/5) 17', 33', 61', 70'
Pen: R. Byrne (1/1) 25'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 2,700
Referee: David Wilkinson (IRFU)
2 December 2017
17:30
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 36–10 Wales Ospreys
Try: Arnold 17' c
Sweetnam 22' c
Cloete 29' c
R. Scannell 42' c
O'Donoghue 55' m
Con: Keatley (4/5) 18', 23', 30', 43'
Pen: Keatley (1/1) 4'
Report[106] Try: Hassler 38' m
W. Jones 70' m
Irish Independent Park
Attendance: 8,008
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
2 December 2017
19:35
Cheetahs South Africa 28–21 Wales Scarlets (1 BP)
Try: Small-Smith 24' c
Barry (2) 58' c, 67' m
Con: Zeilinga (2/3) 25', 59'
Pen: Zeilinga (3/4) 6', 15', 34'
Report[107] Try: JA. Davies 36' m
Nicholas 62' c
Con: D. Jones (1/2) 62'
Pen: D. Jones (2/2) 4', 18'
Prydie (1/1) 75'
Toyota Stadium
Attendance: 3,457
Referee: Quinton Immelman (SARU)

Round 11[]

23 December 2017
15:00
(1 BP) Benetton Italy 27–14 Italy Zebre
Try: Esposito (2) 17' m, 63' m
Faiva 41' c
Gori 69' c
Con: Banks (1/3) 41'
McKinley (1/1) 71'
Pen: Banks (1/1) 47'
Report[108] Try: Bisegni 49' m
Pen: Violi (1/1) 32'
Canna (2/2) 44', 60'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
23 December 2017
17:10
Edinburgh Scotland 18–17 Scotland Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Fowles 60' c
Dean 78' m
Con: Van der Walt (1/2) 61'
Pen: Hidalgo-Clyne (2/2) 17', 50'
Report[109] Try: H. Jones 1' c
Cummings 55' c
Con: P. Horne (1/1) 2'
Russell (1/1) 56'
Pen: P. Horne (1/1) 47'
BT Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 23,833
Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU)
23 December 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Connacht Ireland 44–16 Ireland Ulster
Try: E. Masterson 2' m
Aki 7' c
O'Halloran 24' m
Dillane (2) 54' c, 75' c
Butler 59' c
Con: J. Carty (4/6) 8', 56', 61', 76'
Pen: J. Carty (2/2) 40', 47'
Report[110] Try: Gilroy 65' m
Lyttle 79' m
Pen: Cooney (2/2) 23', 32'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 7,629
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)
26 December 2017
14:00
(1 BP) Dragons Wales 17–22 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Fairbrother 64' c
Penalty try 73'
Con: Henson (1/1) 65'
Pen: Henson (1/2) 39'
Report[111] Try: Summerhill 35' m
Lee-Lo 50' c
James 59' c
Con: Anscombe (2/3) 51', 60'
Pen: Anscombe (1/3) 27'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 8,722
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
26 December 2017
15:15
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 24–34 Ireland Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Murray 17' m
Keatley 45' c
Conway (2) 48' c, 76' m
Con: Keatley (2/3) 46', 49'
Report[112] Try: Leavy 8' c
Penalty try 20'
Henshaw 22' c
Larmour 69' c
Con: R. Byrne (3/3) 9', 24', 70'
Pen: R. Byrne (2/2) 1', 12'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 26,267
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)
26 December 2017
17:35
Scarlets Wales 12–9 Wales Ospreys (1 BP)
Try: S. Evans 17' m
Macleod 80' c
Con: Halfpenny (1/2) 80'
Report[113] Pen: S. Davies (3/3) 36', 50', 61'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 14,509
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)

Round 12[]

30 December 2017
15:00
(1 BP) Zebre Italy 16–20 Italy Benetton
Try: Bellini 49' c
Con: Violi (1/1) 50'
Pen: Canna (2/3) 2', 39'
Violi (1/1) 67'
Report[114] Try: Hayward 44' c
Budd 69' c
Con: Banks (1/1) 46'
McKinley (1/1) 70'
Pen: Banks (2/2) 7', 34'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: David Wilkinson (IRFU)
30 December 2017
15:15
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 17–0 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: L. Jones 80' m
Pen: Russell (4/4) 5', 42', 57', 73'
Report[115]
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,351
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)
31 December 2017
15:15
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues Wales 11–14 Wales Scarlets
Try: E. Jenkins 20' m
Pen: Anscombe (2/2) 7', 28'
Report[116] Try: Prydie 12' c
Patchell 43' c
Con: Halfpenny (2/2) 14', 45'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 11,700
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)
31 December 2017
17:35
Dragons Wales 9–22 Wales Ospreys
Pen: Robson (3/3) 7', 24', 34'
Report[117] Try: Baldwin 4' c
Allen 11' m
S. Davies 56' c
Con: Biggar (2/3) 5', 57'
Pen: Biggar (1/1) 30'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 5,519
Referee: Dan Jones (WRU)
1 January 2018
15:15
Leinster Ireland 21–18 Ireland Connacht (1 BP)
Try: Deegan 28' m
L. McGrath 60' c
Con: Sexton (1/2) 61'
Pen: Sexton (3/3) 6', 25', 49'
Report[118] Try: Bealham 38' c
Healy 68' m
Con: J. Carty (1/2) 39'
Pen: J. Carty (2/2) 1', 34'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 17,112
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
1 January 2018
17:35
(1 BP) Ulster Ireland 24–17 Ireland Munster (1 BP)
Try: Cave 57' c
Gilroy (2) 61' m, 73' c
Lyttle 79' m
Con: Cooney (2/4) 58', 74'
Report[119] Try: N. Scannell (2) 13' m, 24' m
Penalty try 33'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 17,594
Referee: Sean Gallagher (IRFU)

Round 13[]

5 January 2018
19:35
(1 BP) Scarlets Wales 47–13 Wales Dragons
Try: JA. Davies 16' c
Prydie 27' m
D. Jones 30' c
A. Davies 51' c
Shingler 53' c
Boyde 61' c
G.R. Jones 65' c
Con: D. Jones (4/5) 17', 31', 51', 54'
Patchell (2/2) 63', 66'
Report[120] Try: Pretorius 73' c
Con: O'Brien (1/1) 74'
Pen: Robson (1/1) 13'
Meyer (1/2) 37'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 9,347
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
5 January 2018
19:35
(1 BP) Edinburgh Scotland 37–7 South Africa Southern Kings
Try: Gilchrist 27' m
Kinghorn 30' c
Van der Merwe 57' c
Fenton 70' c
Fife 78' m
Con: Van der Walt (3/5) 31', 58', 70'
Pen: Van der Walt (2/2) 21', 49'
Report[121] Try: Dukisa 73' c
Con: Dukisa (1/1) 75'
Myreside Stadium
Attendance: 3,300
Referee: Lloyd Linton (SRU)
6 January 2018
14:15
(1 BP) Benetton Italy 27–21 South Africa Cheetahs (1 BP)
Try: Ioane 38' m
Faiva 58' m
Ruzza (2) 62' c, 67' c
Con: Banks (2/4) 62', 69'
Pen: Banks (1/2) 44'
Report[122] Try: Mohojé (2) 45' c, 77' m
Con: Zeilinga (1/1) 47'
Pen: Zeilinga (3/3) 8', 17', 31'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU)
6 January 2018
15:15
(1 BP) Ospreys Wales 29–28 Wales Cardiff Blues (1 BP)
Try: Hassler 21' c
Webb (2) 25' c, 51' c
Tipuric 62' m
Con: Biggar (3/4) 22', 26', 52'
Pen: Biggar (1/1) 33'
Report[123] Try: N. Williams 16' m
Lane 70' c
Smith 74' c
Con: Anscombe (2/3) 71', 75'
Pen: Anscombe (3/3) 1', 24', 31'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 7,489
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)
6 January 2018
16:30
Zebre Italy 20–40 Scotland Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Giammarioli 9' c
Mbanda 42' m
D'Apice 60' m
Con: Canna (1/2) 10'
Pen: Violi (1/1) 33'
Report[124] Try: Fagerson 6' c
L. Jones (2) 20' c, 53' c
Penalty try 28'
G. Horne 40' m
Grigg 62' c
Con: Russell (4/5) 7', 20', 54', 63'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
6 January 2018
17:35
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 38–7 Ireland Ulster
Try: Larmour (2) 5' c, 66' m
B. Daly 15' m
McFadden (2) 47' c, 51' c
Sexton 81' c
Con: R. Byrne (3/4) 6', 48', 53'
Sexton (1/2) 82'
Report[125] Try: Stockdale 72' c
Con: Cooney (1/1) 74'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 17,373
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)
6 January 2018
19:45
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 39–13 Ireland Connacht
Try: O'Shea 19' c
Conway 53' c
Earls 59' m
Murray (2) 63' c, 69' c
Con: Keatley (4/5) 20', 54', 64', 70'
Pen: Keatley (2/2) 30', 50'
Report[126] Try: McCartney 77' c
Con: Ronaldson (1/1) 78'
Pen: J. Carty (2/2) 2', 24'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 18,604
Referee: David Wilkinson (IRFU)

South African derbies[]

These are round 11 and round 12 matches which are scheduled after the normal round dates.

13 January 2018
17:00
Southern Kings South Africa 21–45 South Africa Cheetahs (1 BP)
Try: Penxe 7' c
Bredenkamp 52' c
Penalty try 70'
Con: Zono (2/2) 9', 53'
Report[127] Try: Blommetjies 5' c
Lee (3) 19' c, 42' c, 73' c
S. Venter 31' c
Du Toit 76' c
Con: Zeilinga (6/6) 6', 20', 32', 43', 74', 77'
Pen: Zeilinga (1/1) 13'
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Attendance: 6,711
Referee: Stuart Berry (SARU)
20 January 2018
17:00
(1 BP) Cheetahs South Africa 45–24 South Africa Southern Kings
Try: Lee (2) 19' c, 34' c
Cassiem 25' c
Nché 44' c
Mapimpi 48' c
S. Venter 52' c
Con: Zeilinga (6/6) 21', 26', 34', 45', 49', 53'
Pen: Zeilinga (1/1) 3'
Report[128] Try: Vulindlu 10' c
Ferreira 31' c
Burger 72' c
Con: Dukisa (2/2) 11', 32'
Van Rensburg (1/1) 72'
Pen: Dukisa (1/1) 36'
Toyota Stadium
Attendance: 5,522
Referee: Quinton Immelman (SARU)

Round 14[]

9 February 2018
19:35
Connacht Ireland 26–15 Wales Ospreys
Try: E. Masterson 40' c
Farrell 68' c
Con: Ronaldson (2/2) 40', 69'
Pen: Ronaldson (4/5) 9', 23' 53', 75'
Report[129] Try: Howells 18' m
Morgan-Williams 71' c
Con: S. Davies (1/2) 72'
Pen: S. Davies (1/3) 62'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 5,242
Referee: Stuart Berry (SARU)
9 February 2018
19:35
Dragons Wales 15–15 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: Belcher 1' m
Rosser 37' c
Con: Kirchner (1/2) 38'
Pen: Kirchner (1/2) 36'
Report[130] Try: Thomson 14' m
G. Horne 23' c
Con: Hastings (1/1) 24'
Pen: Hastings (1/1) 19'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,159
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
9 February 2018
19:35
(1 BP) Edinburgh Scotland 29–24 Ireland Leinster (2 BP)
Try: Crosbie 12' c
Fowles 15' m
McCallum 40+2' m
Van der Merwe 59' m
Bennett 78' c
Con: Van der Walt (1/2) 13'
Hidalgo-Clyne (1/2) 79'
Report[131] Try: Deegan 3' c
Fardy 24' c
B. Daly (2) 33' m, 64' m
Con: R. Byrne (2/4) 5', 25'
Myreside Stadium
Attendance: 3,930
Referee: Paul Williams (NZR)
9 February 2018
19:35
(1 BP) Ulster Ireland 59–10 South Africa Southern Kings
Try: Gilroy (3) 6' c, 38' c, 54' m
McCloskey 17' c
McPhillips 42' c
Lyttle (2) 49' c, 58' m
Treadwell 73' c
Cave 76' c
Con: Cooney (7/9) 7', 18', 39', 43', 50', 74', 77'
Report[132] Try: H. Klaasen 70' c
Con: Van Rensburg (1/1) 70'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 13,759
Referee: Joy Neville (IRFU)
10 February 2018
19:35
Cardiff Blues Wales 25–20 South Africa Cheetahs (1 BP)
Try: Lee-Lo 17' c
E. Jenkins 24' m
N. Williams 53' c
Con: Evans (2/3) 18', 54'
Pen: Evans (2/3) 36', 69'
Report[133] Try: Nché 4' c
Cassiem 56' c
Con: Zeilinga (2/2) 4', 57'
Pen: Zeilinga (2/2) 14', 44'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 4,703
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)
10 February 2018
19:35
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 33–5 Italy Zebre
Try: Arnold (2) 25' m, 73' c
Scott 36' c
Copeland 55' c
R. Scannell 57' c
Con: Hanrahan (1/2) 37'
Keatley (3/3) 56', 58', 74'
Report[134] Try: Palazzani 52' m
Thomond Park
Attendance: 13,412
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
11 February 2018
13:05
(1 BP) Benetton Italy 22–12 Wales Scarlets
Try: Ioane (3) 24' m, 37' m, 50' c
Zanon 65' m
Con: Tebaldi (1/2) 52'
Report[135] Try: Baldwin 62' c
Beirne 76' m
Con: Jones (1/2) 63'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: David Wilkinson (IRFU)

Round 15[]

16 February 2018
19:35
Connacht Ireland 11–19 Italy Zebre
Try: Leader 72' m
Pen: Ronaldson (2/3) 16', 40'
Report[136] Try: Giammarioli 18' c
Di Giulio 46' m
De Marchi 64' c
Con: Canna (2/3) 19', 65'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 5,400
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)
16 February 2018
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 37–23 South Africa Cheetahs
Try: Matawalu 12' c
Jackson 19' m
Halanukonuka 50' m
G. Horne 57' c
Pyrgos 68' c
Con: Hastings (3/5) 13', 58', 69'
Pen: Hastings (2/2) 34', 67'
Report[137] Try: Jaer 8' c
Blommetjies 63' c
Con: Marais (2/2) 9', 64'
Pen: Marais (3/3) 40', 45', 53'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,351
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)
16 February 2018
19:35
(1 BP) Ospreys Wales 26–12 South Africa Southern Kings
Try: Habberfield 12' c
Penalty try (2) 65', 76'
Hassler 78' m
Con: S. Davies (1/2) 12'
Report[138] Try: Makase 20' c
Willemse 31' m
Con: Du Toit (1/2) 21'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 4,673
Referee: David Wilkinson (IRFU)
16 February 2018
19:35
(1 BP) Ulster Ireland 16–17 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Cooney 8' c
Con: Cooney (1/1) 9'
Pen: Cooney (3/3) 42', 55', 66'
Report[139] Try: Harries 33' c
Carmichael 62' c
Con: Hidalgo-Clyne (2/2) 35', 63'
Drop: Weir (1/1) 80'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 14,497
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)
17 February 2018
15:15
Leinster Ireland 20–13 Wales Scarlets (1 BP)
Try: Lowe (2) 18' m, 34' m
L. McGrath 40' c
Con: Frawley (1/1) 41'
Pen: Frawley (1/1) 69'
Report[140] Try: McNicholl 9' c
Con: Jones (1/1) 11'
Pen: Jones (2/3) 57', 80'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 14,916
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)
17 February 2018
17:30
Cardiff Blues Wales 25–18 Ireland Munster (1 BP)
Try: Cook 18' m
L. Williams 23' c
Lane 26' c
Con: Evans (2/3) 24', 27'
Pen: Evans (2/2) 67', 75'
Report[141] Try: Cloete 33' m
Fitzgerald 52' c
Con: Keatley (1/2) 53'
Pen: Keatley (1/2) 43'
Bleyendaal (1/1) 80+1'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 6,086
Referee: Stuart Berry (SARU)
18 February 2018
15:30
(1 BP) Dragons Wales 15–18 Italy Benetton
Try: Rosser 1' m
Belcher (2) 6' m, 35' m
Report[142] Try: Sgarbi 7' c
Ioane 13' m
Con: McKinley (1/2) 9'
Pen: Banks (2/2) 56', 65'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 3,779
Referee: Quinton Immelman (SARU)

Round 16[]

23 February 2018
19:00
Munster Ireland 21–10 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: N. Scannell 24' c
Cronin 48' m
Con: Bleyendaal (1/2) 24'
Pen: Bleyendaal (3/4) 10', 34', 61'
Report[143] Try: G. Horne 46' c
Con: Hastings (1/1) 47'
Pen: Hastings (1/1) 42'
Irish Independent Park
Attendance: 8,008
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
23 February 2018
19:30
Dragons Wales 12–25 Scotland Edinburgh (1 BP)
Try: Landman (2) 51' c, 67' m
Con: Jones (1/1) 52'
Report[144] Try: Cochrane 24' c
Dean 43' m
Weir 72' m
Fenton 80' m
Con: Hidalgo-Clyne (1/2) 25'
Pen: Hidalgo-Clyne (1/1) 3'
Eugene Cross Park
Attendance: 4,052
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)
23 February 2018
19:35
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 64–7 South Africa Southern Kings
Try: B. Byrne (2) 3' c, 27' c
McCarthy (2) 10' c, 47' c
B. Daly (2) 17' m, 64' m
D. Kearney 22' c
Frawley 33' c
Lowe 53' m
Larmour 75' c
Con: Frawley (7/10) 4', 11', 22', 28', 34', 48', 75'
Report[145] Try: Willemse 14' c
Con: Du Toit (1/1) 15'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 10,215
Referee: Dan Jones (WRU)
24 February 2018
12:00
(1 BP) Benetton Italy 19–22 Ireland Connacht
Try: Tebaldi 35' c
Ioane 58' m
Fuser 80' c
Con: Banks (2/3) 37', 80'
Report[146] Try: Bealham 43' m
Butler 61' c
Griffin 73' c
Con: Carty (2/3) 62', 74'
Pen: Carty (1/2) 70'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 2,100
Referee: Lloyd Linton (SRU)
24 February 2018
17:30
Ospreys Wales 27–26 South Africa Cheetahs (2 BP)
Try: Beck 42' c
S. Cross 53' c
Phillips 78' c
Con: S. Davies (3/3) 43', 54', 79'
Pen: S. Davies (2/2) 40', 68'
Report[147] Try: Van Jaarsveld 9' m
Hugo 14' c
Lee 45' c
Barry 56' c
Con: N. Marais (3/4) 15', 47', 56'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 3,842
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
24 February 2018
19:35
(1 BP) Scarlets Wales 34–10 Ireland Ulster
Try: Nicholas 43' c
Conbeer 57' c
Asquith 64' c
Beirne 76' c
Con: Jones (4/4) 44', 58', 65', 76'
Pen: Jones (2/2) 9', 55'
Report[148] Try: McCloskey 2' c
Con: Cooney (1/1) 3'
Pen: Cooney (1/1) 50'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 6,941
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)
25 February 2018
13:00
(1 BP) Zebre Italy 7–10 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Venditti 35' c
Con: Palazzani (1/1) 37'
Report[149] Try: Lane 27' c
Con: Evans (1/1) 28'
Pen: Evans (1/2) 39'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU)

Round 17[]

All games scheduled to be held in the United Kingdom and Italy were postponed over 28 February and 1 March due to a cold weather wave resulting in sub-zero temperatures, and potential inability for air travel. The Scarlets–Leinster match was moved to the following weekend, being played on 9 March,[150] whilst the Edinburgh–Munster and Cardiff Blues–Benetton games were rescheduled to the 16 March.[151][152] The Ulster–Glasgow Warriors game was moved to the weekend of 20/21/22 April,[153] whilst the Zebre–Ospreys game was postponed to a yet to be determined date.[154]

2 March 2018
17:35
(1 BP) Southern Kings South Africa 45–13 Wales Dragons
Try: Vulindlu (2) 33' c, 41' c
Banda 39' c
Lerm 45' c
Volmink 66' c
De Wee 76' c
Con: Coleman (6/6) 34', 40', 41', 46', 67', 77'
Pen: Coleman (1/1) 51'
Report[155] Try: Jones 26' c
Con: Jones (1/1) 26'
Pen: Jones (2/2) 5', 38'
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Attendance: 4,574
Referee: Quinton Immelman (SARU)
3 March 2018
15:15
Scarlets Wales Postponed Ireland Leinster
3 March 2018
17:35
Cheetahs South Africa 26–25 Ireland Connacht (1 BP)
Try: Cassiem 3' c
Maxwane 60' c
Con: N. Marais (2/2) 4', 61'
Pen: N. Marais (4/5) 9', 17', 24', 79'
Report[156] Try: Healy (2) 14' c, 20' m
Griffin 57' c
Con: J. Carty (2/3) 15', 58'
Pen: J. Carty (2/3) 38', 42'
Toyota Stadium
Attendance: 6,095
Referee: Stuart Berry (SARU)

Round 17 rescheduled matches[]

9 March 2018
19:35
Scarlets Wales 10–10 Ireland Leinster
Try: Asquith 64' c
Con: D. Jones (1/1) 65'
Pen: D. Jones (1/3) 80'
Report[157] Try: E. Byrne 44' c
Con: R. Byrne (1/1) 45'
Pen: R. Byrne (1/1) 72'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 9,108
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

16 March 2018
19:35
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues Wales 31–25 Italy Benetton (1 BP)
Try: Lane 27' c
Robinson 30' c
E. Jenkins 48' c
N. Williams 53' c
Con: Evans (4/4) 28', 31', 48', 54'
Pen: Evans (1/1) 37'
Report[159] Try: Bronzini 34' c
Ioane 49' c
Baravalle 79' c
Con: Banks (1/1) 35'
McKinley (1/2) 51'
Pen: Banks (2/2) 3', 14'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 4,782
Referee: John Lacey IRFU)

16 March 2018
19:35
Edinburgh Scotland 12–6 Ireland Munster (1 BP)
Try: Van der Merwe (2) 35' m, 56' c
Con: Van der Walt (1/2) 57'
Report[160] Pen: Hanrahan (2/2) 19', 49'
BT Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 4,089
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)

Round 18[]

23 March 2018
19:35
(1 BP) Connacht Ireland 22–29 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: O'Halloran 11' c
Farrell 16' c
Bealham 65' m
Con: J. Carty (2/2) 12', 17'
Pen: J. Carty (1/2) 39'
Report[161] Try: Fife 1' m
Van der Merwe 22' m
Weir 72' c
Con: Weir (1/1) 73'
Pen: Van der Walt (1/1) 7'
Weir (3/3) 61', 70', 80'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 5,048
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)
23 March 2018
19:35
Dragons Wales 17–29 South Africa Cheetahs (1 BP)
Try: Hewitt 11' c
Dee 70' c
Con: Robson (2/2) 13', 71'
Drop: Robson (1/1) 27'
Report[162] Try: Maxwane (2) 41' c, 61' m
Zeilinga 48' c
Blommetjies 72' c
Con: N. Marais (2/3) 41', 49'
Zeilinga (1/1) 73'
Pen: N. Marais (1/1) 18'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,406
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)
23 March 2018
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 68–7 Italy Zebre
Try: Van der Merwe (2) 7' c, 26' c
Jackson (2) 11' c, 38' m
Penalty try 23'
Pyrgos 32' c
L. Jones 41' c
Fagerson 51' c
Gibbins 57' c
Masaga 65' c
Con: A. Hastings (8/9) 8', 12', 27', 33', 42', 53', 59', 66'
Report[163] Try: Canna 49' c
Con: Canna (1/1) 50'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,351
Referee: Craig Evans (WRU)
24 March 2018
13:00
(2 BP) Southern Kings South Africa 35–36 Italy Benetton (1 BP)
Try: Vulindlu 9' c
Masimla 17' c
Lerm 36' c
Penalty try 57'
B. Klaasen 72' c
Con: Coleman (2/2) 10', 18'
Banda (2/2) 38', 73'
Report[164] Try: Baravalle 2' m
Lazzaroni 5' c
Banks 21' c
Iannone 28' c
Steyn 49' c
Con: Banks (4/5) 6', 22', 29', 50'
Pen: Banks (1/1) 64'
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Attendance: 4,913
Referee: Quinton Immelman (SARU)
24 March 2018
15:15
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues Wales 35–17 Ireland Ulster
Try: Evans 1' c
Scully 12' c
Dacey 56' m
D. Lewis 80' c
Con: Evans (4/5) 2', 13', 62', 80'
Pen: Evans (2/2) 40', 70'
Report[165] Try: Shanahan 78' m
Pen: Cooney (4/5) 5', 38', 45', 52'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 5,763
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)
24 March 2018
17:30
Munster Ireland 19–7 Wales Scarlets
Try: Hart 27' m
Copeland 47' c
Wootton 77' c
Con: Keatley (2/3) 47', 77'
Report[166] Try: A. Davies 6' c
Con: Patchell (1/1) 7' c
Pen: Patchell (0/1)
Thomond Park
Attendance: 14,215
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
24 March 2018
19:35
(1 BP) Ospreys Wales 32–18 Ireland Leinster
Try: Evans (2) 12' c, 24' m
Habberfield 37' c
Tipuric 48' c
Con: Biggar (3/4) 13', 38', 49'
Pen: Biggar (2/2) 61', 80'
Report[167] Try: B. Daly 39' m
O'Loughlin 52' c
Con: R. Byrne (0/1)
Carbery (1/1) 53'
Pen: R. Byrne (1/1) 7'
Carbery (1/1) 57'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 7,816
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)

Round 19[]

6 April 2018
19:35
Edinburgh Scotland 20–32 Ireland Ulster (1 BP)
Try: Weir 30' c
Penalty try 57'
Con: Weir (1/1) 31'
Pen: Weir (2/2) 9', 15'
Report[168] Try: Cave 12' c
Piutau 19' m
Cooney 23' c
Henderson 78' c
Con: Cooney (3/4) 13', 25', 79'
Pen: Cooney (2/2) 50', 64'
BT Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 4,989
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)
6 April 2018
19:35
(1 BP) Ospreys Wales 39–10 Ireland Connacht
Try: Hassler 14' c
Evans 26' c
Otten 52' c
Beck 60' c
Dirksen 66' m
Con: Biggar (4/5) 15', 27', 52', 61'
Pen: Biggar (2/2) 2', 9'
Report[169] Try: Ronaldson 21' c
Con: Ronaldson (1/1) 22'
Pen: J. Carty (1/2) 39'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 8,092
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
7 April 2018
14:00
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 41–6 Italy Zebre
Try: Lowe (2) 12' c, 68' m
O'Loughlin 34' m
Deegan (2) 40' m, 59' m
Abdaladze 71' c
B. Byrne 76' m
Con: R. Byrne (3/7) 13', 60', 73'
Report[170] Pen: Canna (2/2) 33', 51'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 10,115
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)
7 April 2018
16:15
Scarlets Wales 26–8 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: Patchell (2) 27' m, 78' c
G. Davies 54' m
Con: Halfpenny (1/3) 80'
Pen: Halfpenny (3/4) 33', 53', 59'
Report[171] Try: Pyrgos 61' m
Pen: P. Horne (1/2) 42'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 10,076
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)
7 April 2018
17:00
(1 BP) Benetton Italy 29–27 Wales Dragons (1 BP)
Try: Ruzza 1' c
Ioane 23' m
Allan 27' c
Tebaldi 40' c
Con: Allan (3/4) 2', 29', 40'
Pen: Tebaldi (1/1) 80'
Report[172] Try: Hill 53' c
Rosser 61' c
Edwards 65' c
Con: Robson (3/3) 54', 62', 67'
Pen: Robson (2/2) 8', 15'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 4,100
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
7 April 2018
18:15
(1 BP) Cheetahs South Africa 29–27 Wales Cardiff Blues (1 BP)
Try: Maxwane (2) 13' m, 38' c
Venter 23' c
Penalty try 80'
Con: N. Marais (2/3) 25', 40'
Pen: N. Marais (1/1) 6'
Report[173] Try: Lane 48' c
Halaholo 58' c
Lee-Lo 67' c
Con: Shingler (3/3) 49', 59', 68'
Pen: Shingler (2/2) 2', 20'
Toyota Stadium
Attendance: 5,269
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)
7 April 2018
18:35
Southern Kings South Africa 22–39 Ireland Munster (1 BP)
Try: Ntsila 26' c
Greeff 30' m
Makase 74' c
Con: Banda (2/3) 28', 75'
Pen: Banda (1/2) 35'
Report[174] Try: N. Scannell 37' m
Nash 40' m
Stander 47' c
Goggin 53' m
Marshall 68' c
Kilcoyne 71' c
Con: Keatley (3/6) 48', 68', 72'
Pen: Keatley (1/1) 16'
Outeniqua Park
Attendance: 6,318
Referee: Lloyd Linton (SRU)

Round 20[]

13 April 2018
18:35
(1 BP) Cheetahs South Africa 17–19 Ireland Munster
Try: Blommetjies 10' c
Meyer 28' c
Con: Goosen (2/2) 11', 29'
Pen: Goosen (1/1) 40'
Report[175] Try: Murray 36' c
Con: Hanrahan (1/1) 36'
Pen: Hanrahan (3/3) 44', 52', 61'
Murray (1/1) 65'
Toyota Stadium
Attendance: 6,869
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)
13 April 2018
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 35–22 Ireland Connacht
Try: Hogg 3' c
Dunbar 26' c
Brown 40' c
Pyrgos 43' m
Con: P. Horne (3/4) 4', 27', 40'
Pen: P. Horne (3/3) 7', 13', 21'
Report[176] Try: Bealham 1' m
Blade 67' c
Penalty try 75'
Con: J. Carty (1/2) 68'
Pen: J. Carty (1/1) 24'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,351
Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU)
13 April 2018
19:35
Ulster Ireland 8–0 Wales Ospreys
Try: Stockdale 79' m
Pen: Cooney (1/1) 6'
Report[177]
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 13,267
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
14 April 2018
16:00
(1 BP) Zebre Italy 34–32 Wales Dragons (2 BP)
Try: Violi 5' c
Castello 45' c
D'Apice 50' m
Meyer 55' m
Canna 70' c
Con: Canna (3/5) 6', 46', 71'
Pen: Canna (1/1) 17'
Report[178] Try: Rosser (3) 12' m, 18' c, 33' c
C. Davies 40' c
Con: Robson (3/4) 19', 34', 40'
Pen: Robson (2/3) 47', 66'
Stadio Tommaso Fattori
Attendance: 5,862
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)
14 April 2018
15:15
(1 BP) Edinburgh Scotland 52–14 Wales Scarlets
Try: Kinghorn 6' m
Van der Merwe (2) 8' c, 45' c
Hidalgo-Clyne 18' c
Bradbury 23' c
Crosbie 57' c
Bennett 75' c
Fowles 80' m
Con: Hidalgo-Clyne (5/6) 9', 19', 24', 46', 58'
Weir (1/2) 76'
Report[179] Try: Varndell 27' c
D. Jones 32' c
Con: D. Jones (2/2) 28', 33'
BT Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 3,849
Referee: Stuart Berry (SARU)
14 April 2018
18:35
Southern Kings South Africa 12–45 Wales Cardiff Blues (1 BP)
Try: Dukisa 47' c
Welemu 68' m
Con: Banda (1/1) 48'
Report[180] Try: Cuthbert 1' c
Davies 6' c
Turnbull 24' c
Halaholo 31' c
Myhill (2) 37' m, 54' m
Scully 42' c
Con: Evans (5/7) 2', 7', 25', 32', 43'
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Attendance: 3,706
Referee: Sean Gallagher (IRFU)
14 April 2018
19:35
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 15–17 Italy Benetton
Try: Strauss 6' c
B. Daly 40' m
Con: Carbery (1/2) 7'
Pen: Carbery (1/1) 57'
Report[181] Try: Bigi 10' m
Ruzza 49' m
Allan 53' c
Con: Allan (1/1) 54'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 12,586
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)

Round 17 rescheduled match[]

21 April 2018
18:45
(1 BP) Zebre Italy 37–14 Wales Ospreys
Try: Biagi 6' m
Bellini (3) 11' m, 13' m, 66' m
Bisegni 22' c
Di Giulio 72' c
Con: Canna (2/6) 23', 72'
Pen: Canna (1/1) 54'
Report[182] Try: Cross 30' c
Morgan-Williams 73' c
Con: S. Davies (2/2) 31', 74'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Lloyd Linton (SRU)

21 April 2018
18:05
(1 BP) Ulster Ireland 36–15 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: Cooney 11' c
Timoney (2) 54' c, 82' m
Reidy 60' m
Con: Cooney (1/1) 12'
McPhillips (1/2) 56'
Pen: Cooney (3/3) 4', 39', 40'
McPhillips (1/1) 68'
Report[184] Try: Gibbins (2) 21' c, 46' m
Con: Russell (1/2) 21'
Pen: Russell (1/1) 18'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 16,186
Referee: Stuart Berry (SARU)

Round 21[]

28 April 2018
16:00
Benetton Italy v Italy Zebre
28 April 2018
15:05
Connacht Ireland v Ireland Leinster
28 April 2018
17:35
Munster Ireland v Ireland Ulster

Judgement Day[]

28 April 2018
15:05
Dragons Wales v Wales Scarlets
28 April 2018
17:35
Cardiff Blues Wales v Wales Ospreys

Play-offs[]

The top side from each of the two conferences are given a bye to the semi-finals and have home advantage. Teams placed second and third in opposite conferences play each other to determine the other two semi-finalists with the team ranked second having home advantage.

The play-offs are scheduled in the four weeks after the regular season has been completed.

Quarter-finals   Semi-finals   Pro14 Final
                   
      Scotland Glasgow Warriors  
Conference B 2nd      
Conference A 3rd      
   
      Conference B 1st
Ireland Munster      
Conference B 3rd  
Also qualified

Quarter-finals[]

4/5/6 May 2018
Munster Ireland QF1 Conference B 3rd
TBD
4/5/6 May 2018
Conference B 2nd QF2 Conference A 3rd
TBD

Semi-finals[]

18/19/20 May 2018
Glasgow Warriors Scotland v QF 2 Winner
18/19/20 May 2018
Conference B 1st v QF 1 Winner
TBD

Final[]

26 May 2018
TBD v TBD

Qualification Play-off for the 2019 Champions Cup[]

The South African teams cannot compete in the European Rugby Champions Cup. The top three eligible teams in each conference automatically qualify for following year's Champions Cup. The fourth ranked eligible team in each conference meet in a play-off match with the winner taking the seventh Champions Cup place.

May 2018
TBD v Wales Ospreys

Referees[]

On 30 August, a 13-man referee elite squad was announced by Elite Referee Manager Greg Garner (number of matches refereed):[186]

Note: Additional referees are used throughout the season, selected from a select development squad.

Attendances by club[]

Club Home
games
Total Average Highest Lowest % Capacity
Italy Benetton 10 34,200 3,420 4,700 2,100
Wales Cardiff Blues 10 63,154 6,315 11,700 4,703
South Africa Cheetahs 10 62,375 6,238 13,982 3,457
Ireland Connacht 9 50,200 5,578 7,629 4,017
Wales Dragons 10 51,615 5,162 8,722 3,779
Scotland Edinburgh 10 58,176 5,818 23,833 3,300
Scotland Glasgow Warriors 10 73,510 7,351 7,351 7,351
Ireland Leinster 10 165,793 16,579 46,374 10,115
Ireland Munster 10 133,078 13,308 26,267 7,854
Wales Ospreys 10 69,937 6,994 12,093 3,842
Wales Scarlets 10 91,880 9,188 14,509 6,941
South Africa Southern Kings 10 43,350 4,335 6,711 2,836
Ireland Ulster 10 145,106 14,511 17,631 12,291
Italy Zebre 9 26,262 2,918 5,862 1,000


Notes[]

  1. ^ Dragons rugby opted to take a fixture 'on the road' again, similarly to their Cardiff Blues fixture last season, which took place in Caerphilly.[3]
  2. ^ Magnus Bradbury was initially named a team captain at the start of the season, but was stripped of his captaincy due to off-field discipline issues.[4]
  3. ^ Although Murrayfield's full capacity is 67,800, only the lower section of the East Stand, with a capacity of 12,464, is generally opened for Edinburgh fixtures.
  4. ^ Having announced in June 2017 that Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus would leave Munster midway through the season, Johann van Graan was named as his replacement in September. Van Graan started his appointment in November 2017 ahead of Round 9.[5][6]
  5. ^ Ospreys came into the season with Steve Tandy in charge of the side. On 22 January, he was sacked following a poor run of results in the Pro14 and Europe. He was replaced by the then forwards coach, Allen Clarke.[7]
  6. ^ Ulster started the season under Director of Rugby Les Kiss, but he left his post on 31 January 2018 by mutual agreement with the province. The head coach Jono Gibbes assumed all coaching responsibility of the province for the rest of the season.[8]

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