Treviso’s Stadio di Monigo will play host to the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup ‘North v South’ Final on 19 June.
A kick-off time will be confirmed soon for the game at the home ground of Benetton Rugby, which has undergone a number of developments in the past two years. A maximum of 1000 fans should be admitted under current Italian regulations.
Since announcing a dual tournament approach to the Rainbow Cup on 21 April, PRO14 Rugby has been exploring the feasibility of hosting a final in Europe between the top-ranked teams from each competition.
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The venue was the clear choice in Italy as an existing Guinness PRO14 stadium that has tried and tested Covid-19 protocols and infrastructure in place. The proximity of Treviso airport and the European teams’ familiarity with the site also favoured this selection.
This decision means that the dual tournaments operating in Europe and South Africa will tie together to produce one winner. The Northern representative will be the team that finishes first in the table among the 12 teams in the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup, while the Southern representative will be the side that ranks first in the Rainbow Cup SA competition.