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The Celtic Rugby Ltd-run Pro 14 Rainbow Cup 2021 was scheduled to include four South African Provinces in their absence at the Pro 14 League due to COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic Restrictions. It kicked off on the Weekend of the 23rd to 25th April minus those four provinces.
Round 1 23-24 April 2021
Connacht, Munster, Dragons, Ospreys and Benetton all picked up bonus points wins in the opening round of the Rainbow Cup. Ulster picked up both a Try Bonus and a Losing Bonus in their 24-26 loss to Connacht, while Munster trounced Leinster 27-3. In Wales, Dragons defeated Scarlets 52-32 in the highest-scoring encounter of the weekend, while Ospreys defeated Cardiff Blues 36-14. In the Scottish-Italian matches, Benetton were surprisingly big winners over Glasgow Warriors, 46-19, while Edinburgh were made to work against Zebre, prevailing 24-18 in the end.
Round 2 7-9 May 2021
Benetton and Munster were the only two undefeated teams after Round 2 of the Guinness Pro 14 Rainbow Cup in 2021 after wins over Zebre (25-20) and Ulster (38-10). Climbing into first place in the Welsh part of the draw were Dragons with a huge 52-32 win over Cardiff Blues although all four teams in Wales were on 1 win and 1 loss following Ospreys victory at home to Scarlets. Dragons however had two bonus points. Rounding out the matches were Glasgow Warriors 29-19 versus Edinburgh and a big Leinster win at Connacht (50-21) as the West Ireland Province felt the backlash of the previous weeks loss to Munster where Leinster only scored three points.
 Gerry Thornley (2021) “Leinster and Munster to meet in opening series” The Irish Times. Saturday, March 27, 2021. pg. Sport 2.
 Pro 14 Rugby (2021) 2020-21 RC Table [Internet] Available from: https://www.pro14.rugby/match-centre/table/12021 [Accessed 26 April 2021]
 Pro 14 Rugby (2021) 2020-21 RC Round 1 [Internet] Available from: https://www.pro14.rugby/match-centre [Accessed 26 April 2021]
 Pro 14 Rugby (2021) 2020-21 RC Round 2 [Internet] Available from: https://www.pro14.rugby/match-centre/12021/2 [Accessed 13 May 2021]
Thanks to Malcolm O’Kelly.
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