Edinburgh Rugby v Glasgow Warriors Pro14 derby dates, kick-off times

Regular season will conclude with Friday night clash

Edinburgh’s Jamie Ritchie is tackled by Glasgow's DTH van der Merwe during the Guinness Pro14 match at BT Murrayfield in December.

Guinness Pro14 has announced the “target dates” for the resumption of the season, which will see Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors meet in back-to-back derbies.

The season was suspended in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Edinburgh were riding high at the time, top of Conference B after 13 matches, while Glasgow were third in Conference A.

The 2019/20 season will have an abbreviated finish that features two rounds of derby games in each territory counting towards final positions.

This will cut the regular season from 21 game rounds to 15. Games postponed prior to the indefinite suspension will be deemed 0-0 draws.

The action will begin again on Saturday 15 August with Edinburgh taking on the Warriors at BT Murrayfield, kick-off at 5.15pm.

The two sides will meet again six days later, with the second instalment of the inter-city derby once again taking place at BT Murrayfield on Friday 28 August, kick-off 7.35pm.

Both fixtures are live on Premier Sports.

Pro14 said the games will only go ahead if all testing protocols are met.

The league said in a statement: “The target date was agreed at the Pro14 Board meeting on Tuesday (June 9) based upon the information currently available from each jurisdiction in which the Guinness Pro14 is played.

"Since announcing an indefinite suspension of match action in March, the tournament team at Pro14 Rugby has worked alongside key medical personnel at our unions and clubs as well as key stakeholders such as World Rugby to map out a return to action.

“With rigorous protocols outlined for training, game-day logistics and match play, Pro14 Rugby is confident that proposals submitted by our unions to governments across the UK, Ireland, Italy and South Africa will allow our teams get back on the pitch. Discussions around these proposals will be on-going between each union and their respective governments.”

The teams which finish in the top two of their conferences will qualify for the play-off semi-finals. The Guinness Pro14 final is scheduled for Saturday, 12 September.

Pro14 Rugby has agreed that rankings for European qualification for the 2020/21 season will be decided on the Conference table positions from Round 13. This will include the points awarded to teams whose postponed games in Round 13 have been deemed 0-0 draws. It will mean both Edinburgh and Glasgow will play in the elite Heineken Champions Cup next season

Guinness Pro14 key dates

Round 14: Saturday, August 22

Round 15: Saturday, August 29

Semi-Finals: Saturday, September 5

Final: Saturday, September 12

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