20/03/2020 - Pro14 - Pro 14 Suspended "Indefinitely" - The board of Celtic Rugby DAC met by teleconference this week and agreed upon a strict list of criteria that would enable the Championship to recommence. Celtic Rugby DAC is the company that operates the Guinness PRO14. The participating unions of the Guinness PRO14 are the Federazione Italiana Rugby (FIR), Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU), Scottish Rugby Union
12/03/2020 - Pro14 - Guinness PRO14 Season Suspended In Wake Of Covid-19 Pandemic - The current Guinness PRO14 season has been suspended in response to the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, the organisers announced on Thursday. “The PRO14 is an international league. Cross border travel is inevitable and that brings with it unique challenges. With governments in Italy and Ireland already putting in place clear
08/03/2020 - Pro14 - The Isuzu Southern Kings Work On Squad Development - They have only one win to show for their efforts so far this season and the early part of this year appears to have been a step backwards from where they were at the end of 2019 but that doesn’t mean the remainder of the Isuzu Southern Kings’ PRO14 Rugby campaign lacks relevance. The Kings have won just once in 13 games this season
04/03/2020 - Pro14 - Robbie Kempson Frustrated At Southern Kings - Isuzu Southern Kings coach Robbie Kempson expressed his frustration with their inability to capitalise on the numerical advantage they had after Connacht replacement winger Peter Robb received a red card in the 15th minute for making contact with Howard Mnisi’s neck while carrying the ball up-field
03/03/2020 - Pro14 - Cheetahs Still In The Run, But Need To Win Home Games - Too many wasted opportunities and errors that cost them potential momentum was the by now all too familiar complaint that South African coaches shared after a disappointing round for the local teams in PRO14 Rugby. The Toyota Cheetahs used the strong gale-force wind at their backs to good effect in Newport on Saturday to open up a 10 point
01/03/2020 - Pro14 - Isuzu Southern Kings Lost Against Fourteen - Connacht kept the pressure on the top three in Conference A with a hard-fought victory over Isuzu Southern Kings, with the Irish side playing 65 minutes with 14 men. The Isuzu Southern Kings were unable to make the most of their home ground advantage and had to settle for a disappointing 29-19 loss.
29/02/2020 - Pro14 - Cheetahs Lose To The Dragons In Final Seconds Of Match - Sam Davies penalty earned Dragons their first victory over Toyota Cheetahs with the last kick of the game as Dean Ryan’s side completed a stunning second-half comeback. A late yellow card and the Cheetahs' inability to capitalise on a few vital point-scoring chances in their closing Guinness PRO14 tour match against the Dragons in Newport
29/02/2020 - Pro14 - Cheetahs Made Two Forced Changes - The Toyota Cheetahs will have to make do without the services of Jasper Wiese and Chris Massyn, which forced Coach Hawies to make some changes to the side from last week. Gerhard Oliver will be replacing Massyn, who has returned back to South Africa with a concussion and Aidon Davis is the number eight, replacing Wiese who has been suspended for
29/02/2020 - Pro14 - Siyabonga Masuku Make His First Starting Bearth For Kings - Isuzu Southern Kings flyhalf Siyabonga Masuku will earn his first starting berth when the Port Elizabeth-based side takes on Connacht Rugby in a Guinness PRO14 Round 13 match at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Sunday, March 1. The 23-year-old, who has made three appearances from the bench so far this season, replaces
24/02/2020 - Pro14 - Robbie Kempson Frustrated After Mistakes Cost Them - Isuzu Southern Kings were two points behind on the hour mark before slumping in the last 20 minutes to a 36-17 defeat at the hands of Welsh club Scarlets. Kings coach Robbi Kempson was a frustrated man after his side were 19-17 behind on the hour mark but saw the Scarlets surge ahead in the final 20 to claim the points on offer.
24/02/2020 - Pro14 - Coach Hawies Fourie - "We Were Our Own Worst Enemies." - The Cheetahs dropped to fourth on the conference log as Glasgow Warriors overtook them while Ulster remained second behind leaders Leinster. The Cheetahs will face the Scarlets this weekend in their final tour match before returning home for a string of home games that will determine their playoff spots.
22/02/2020 - Pro14 - A Second-half Scarlets Blitz Sinks The Kings - The Isuzu Southern Kings fell short in their second tour match in the Guinness PRO14 on Sunday night, with the men from Port Elizabeth going down by 36-17 against the Scarlets at Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli. Scarlets kept up the pace in the top three of Conference B with the defeat of an improved Isuzu Southern Kings. The hosts outscored
22/02/2020 - Pro14 - Ulster In Convincing Win Against Fumbling Cheetahs - Ulster continued their unbeaten streak at Kingspan Stadium with a win against the Toyota Cheetahs in the Guinness PRO14 with 20-10. After losing to Ospreys last time out Dan MacFarland’s side were able to get back to winning ways in cold and wet conditions in Belfast with the Toyota Cheetahs left counting the cost of unforced errors.
22/02/2020 - Pro14 - The Isuzu Southern Kings Have A Lot To Prove Against The Scarlets - The Isuzu Southern Kings will have something to prove this week after going down 68-3 against Munster in their last match, and although they have never won against the Scarlets, the fact that two of their four defeats were by seven points or less will serve as some encouragement for Robbie Kempson’s young team.
22/02/2020 - Pro14 - Toyota Cheetahs In A Mist Win Against Ulster - Kingspan Stadium will play host to what could be a huge match in the final complexion of Conference A, come the end of the regular Guinness PRO14 season. Second plays third as Ulster Rugby welcome Toyota Cheetahs in one of the picks of the Round 12 fixtures, with both teams coming off the back of disappointing defeats last weekend.
21/02/2020 - Pro14 - Hawies Make Nine Changes To Cheetahs - Coach Hawies Fourie made nine changes to the side from last week. In the front row, Boan Venter, Wilmar Arnoldi and Luan du Bruin switch places with Charles Marais, Joseph Dweba and Aranos Coetzee. Sintu Manjezi returns from a shoulder injury and will be starting on lock with Walt Steenkamp. JP du Preez will be providing cover on the bench. The
21/02/2020 - Pro 14 - Elrigh Louw Back In Isuzu Kings Starting XV - Isuzu Southern Kings No8 Elrigh Louw will make a return when the side takes on Scarlets in a Guinness PRO14 Round 12 encounter at Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli on Sunday, February 23. The 20-year-old loose-forward served a one-week suspension he was handed for a dangerous tackle in the match against the Toyota Cheetahs earlier this month. As
17/02/2020 - Pro14 - Pro14 Require A Lot More Work From SA Teams - The two South African teams participating in PRO14 Rugby were reintroduced the realities of touring the northern hemisphere at the peak of winter as they were both comprehensively outplayed at the start of their respective tours. Champions Leinster extended their unbeaten run in all competitions this season to 17 by handing the Toyota Cheetahs a lesson
16/02/2020 - Pro14 - Cheetahs Struggled In Dublin - Conference A leaders Leinster Rugby extended their unbeaten run in the Guinness PRO14 to 11 games after beating Toyota Cheetahs 36-12. It was a tough day at the office for the Toyota Cheetahs in a challenging tour opener in soaking rain at the RDS Arena in Dublin on Saturday. The hosts scored three first half tries to none by the Toyota Cheetahs for a 22-0 lead
14/02/2020 - Pro14 - Munster Rubbish Isuzu Southern Kings - Munster dominated proceedings in the first half thanks to their ability to convert their chances into points, with the team scoring four tries, while they limited the visitors to a penalty goal for a 28-3 lead. They added six tries to their tally in the second stanza to take their total for the match to 10 – with Arno Botha (No 8) securing his hat-trick and
14/02/2020 - Pro14 - Toyota Cheetahs Make No Changes To Starting Lineup - Toyota Cheetahs head coach Hawies Fourie only made one change to the team with Gerhard Olivier returning from injury, replacing Daniel Maartens on the bench for their match against Leinster on Saturday (16:30 SA Time). While they will be firm underdogs given Leinster’s form, Fourie believes that the key factor for his
13/02/2020 - Pro 14 - Coetzee, Lerm Celebrate Milestones In Guinness PRO14 - Two players will reach a rugby milestone as their respective South African franchises begin crucial tours of Ireland and Wales this weekend. Toyota Cheetahs prop Aranos Coetzee and Isuzu Southern Kings loose forward Ruan Lerm will both rack up their 50th appearances this weekend as both teams leave
13/02/2020 - Pro14 - Isuzu Southern Kings Announce Team Against Munster - Other changes in the starting XV will see Lusanda Badiyana and Bobby de Wee earning starts alongside Lerm as the loose trio. Badiyana will don the No6 jersey while De Wee will start at blindside flank. Erich Cronje shifts from having featured on the wing in the previous two matches against the Cheetahs to
13/02/2020 - Pro14 - Ruaan Lerm To Reach 50 Milestone For Kings - Friendships and creating memories have been the highlight of Ruaan Lerm’s career spanning three years and 49 matches so far at the Isuzu Southern Kings. The 27-year-old Isuzu Southern Kings No8 is on the verge of playing in his 50th match for the Port Elizabeth-based side, having joined the team in their 2017 Super
11/02/2020 - Pro14 - Leinster Aren't Unbeatable - Pienaar - Toyota Cheetahs captain Ruan Pienaar knows all too well how tough it will be to try and beat runaway PRO14 Rugby log leaders Leinster in their own back yard, but he also knows that if things do go the Cheetahs way on Saturday, they will be in with a chance to halt the Irish side’s unbeaten run. The defending PRO14 Rugby
06/02/2020 - Super Rugby - Totota Cheetahs Announce Touring Squad To Europe - Injured lock Sintu Manjezi has recovered from his shoulder injury and will return in time for the Toyota Cheetahs crucial tour of Ireland and Wales which starts next week.
Manjezi injured himself in the first PRO14 clash against the Isuzu Southern Kings and missed out on the return