The season is firmly in full flow and while the likes of Leinster and Munster – top of Conferences A and B respectively – have signalled their intent to ultimately lift the trophy in June, all 14 teams will be eager to boost their Final Series credentials in the coming weeks.
And as Christmas looms around the corner, the countdown to the biggest game in the domestic calendar commences, with a day of sheer anticipation, drama and excitement guaranteed at a venue staging the event for the first time.
There has been no shortage of exhilaration in years gone by, with Leinster claiming their second successive title – and sixth overall – last time out, while Scarlets got their hands on the trophy for the first time in 13 years before that, and Connacht claiming their maiden crown in 2016.
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As Leinster and Glasgow Warriors prepare to do battle for the first time since the final, it seems a fitting time to look back on that memorable occasion at Celtic Park.
The sense of occasion was in no doubt ahead of last year’s crunch clash between Leo Cullen’s men and Glasgow Warriors, who had demonstrated their class to finish the regular campaign on 81 points at the top of Conference A.
Fans flocked to Celtic Park in their droves, and the majority of the record 47,128 Glasgow crowd were given early hope as Matt Fagerson dotted down to put Dave Rennie’s men on course for their second-ever league triumph.
But the defending champions lived up to the enormity of the occasion and showed the spirit of champions to rally in the rain, with Garry Ringrose and Cian Healy scores nudging the Irishmen in front ahead of the break.
Both sides demonstrated the passion and hunger of worthy winners in a tense second period where so much was at stake, and the Warriors lived up to their name to fight to the death, albeit Grant Stewart’s late score proving in vain following Jonny Sexton’s earlier penalty.
As anticipation builds for what is sure to be another spectacle of gladiatorial battles and do-or-die action in the Welsh capital, each Guinness PRO14 team will be fighting for their chance to showcase their capability on the biggest stage.
Cardiff City Stadium will play host to the 2020 Guinness PRO14 Final on June 20 as one of the most exciting days in the club rugby calendar comes to Wales!
General sale tickets are available from http://bit.ly/PRO14Cardiff2020 and prices start at just £13 for concessions and £26 for adults (subject to booking fees), that’s a 15% early bird discount. Family ticket (2 adults / 2 children) prices begin at £64 and fans are encouraged to buy early to get the best value tickets.