With the new campaign less than two weeks away, dates and times have been confirmed for the first eight weeks of action.
The Ospreys will head into battle for the opening round of the 20/21 Guinness PRO14 season with a trip to Scotland to take on Edinburgh at BT Murrayfield on Saturday October 3rd, K.O 7:35pm.
Osprey will play our first home game the following weekend when we host Ulster at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday October 10th, K.O 5:15pm.
With a week break for the EPCR finals, the Ospreys will resume action on Saturday October 24th at home to Glasgow with a 5:30pm kick off.
For round 4, Ospreys travel to Parma for the first of our Italian clashes to take on Zebre on Monday November 2nd for a 8:15pm kick off local time.
Round 5 will see our old foes Leinster travel to Ospreylia for a Sunday afternoon kick off on November 8th, K.O 3pm.
Ospreys will then make their first trip over the Irish Sea to take on Munster at Thomond Park on Sunday 15th November, K.O 2:45pm.
Returning home the following weekend, Ospreys will play the second battalion of Italians when we welcome Benetton to Ospreylia on Sunday November 22nd, K.O 3pm.
For round 8, the Ospreys will fly over to Galway to battle Connacht at the Sportsground on Saturday November 28th, K.O 7:35pm.
A break in the opening weekends of December for the Challenge Cup will see the Ospreys resume PRO14 action for the festive derbies, kicking off against the Scarlets at home on the weekend of the 26th/27th December. The following weekend Ospreys will travel to face Cardiff Blues to kick off the New Year on the weekend of 2nd/3rd January. Round 11 will round off the welsh derbies with a trip to face the Dragons on the weekend of the 9th/10th January. Kick off times for the Welsh derbies will be announced in due course.
Edinburgh v Ospreys
Saturday October 3rd - BT Murrayfield - 7:35pm
Ospreys v Ulster
Saturday October 10th – Liberty Stadium - 5:15pm
Ospreys v Glasgow
Saturday October 24th – Liberty Stadium - 5:30pm
Zebre v Ospreys
Monday November 2nd – Stadio Lanfranchi - 8:15pm (Local time)
Ospreys v Leinster
Liberty Stadium - Sunday November 8th – 3pm
Munster v Ospreys
Thomond Park - Sunday November 15th – 2:45pm
Ospreys v Benetton
TBC - Sunday November 22nd – 3pm
Connacht v Ospreys
The Sportsground - Saturday November 28th – 7:35pm
Ospreys v Scarlets
Liberty Stadium – 26th/27th December, K.O TBC
Cardiff Blues v Ospreys
January 2nd/3rd, K.O TBC
Dragons v Ospreys
January 9th/10th, K.O TBC
Scheduling and Format
The Guinness PRO14 Conferences will remain the same as for the 2019/20 season in keeping with the two-year rotation of the tables. As alluded to earlier LINK HERE discussions are under way with the South African Rugby Union to enter a team in place of the Southern Kings in 2021. As a result of travel restrictions to and from South Africa due to Covid-19 restrictions, the first 11 games of the upcoming Guinness PRO14 season will feature European-based teams only. Plans are in place for South African teams to resume playing in 2021, but they will not be able to play a full schedule.
With the pandemic conditions varying across each of our competing territories the full fixture list cannot be published at this point.