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Pro 14 sets August return date for Edinburgh and Glasgow

Glasgow and Edinburgh are to contest back-to-back fixtures.

Pro 14 sets August return date for Edinburgh and Glasgow SNS

Rugby’s Pro 14 season is set to resume across all five territories on August 22.

The competition has been suspended since March as countries moved into lockdown.

A target date has now been set for the tournament to restart in August, using a shortened format.

Two rounds of derby games in each territory will count towards final positions, reducing the total number of games from 22 to 15.

Glasgow and Edinburgh will now play each other in back-to-back fixtures.

Games postponed before the suspension of rugby are to be deemed 0-0 draws, with each team receiving two points.

The season will be finished across four weekends, concluding with a tournament final on September 12.

The top two teams in each conference will progress to the semi-finals.

Glasgow currently sit third in Conference A, while Edinburgh are flying high top of Conference B.

The 2020/21 campaign is pencilled in to start on October 3.