THE Guinness PRO14 final in Cardiff in June has been cancelled.

The league season is currently suspended and the board of Celtic Rugby have acted to shelve the final at Cardiff City Stadium on June 20, which was scheduled to be the first in Wales.

If there is a final for the current campaign then it will be hosted by the team with the highest league ranking.

PRO14 chiefs have also decided on the criteria that need to be met in order to resume the cross-border competition in Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Italy and South Africa:

  • Public Health Authorities cease to prohibit the resumption of sport and group training:
  • Travel restrictions between our territories are lifted.
  • No forced isolation or quarantine orders are in force when visiting our territories.
  • Player welfare is safeguarded, including requirement for a suitable pre-recommencement training period, to be established in conjunction with the high-performance personnel at our participating unions and teams.

“Proposals regarding how to restart the season will be reviewed in the near future,” read a statement.

“PRO14 Rugby is working with key stakeholders to carefully examine several proposals that can be implemented and delivered in order to close out the season – albeit at a later date.

“Should any final played as part of the 2019/20 season will be hosted by the team with highest ranking based upon league records from this campaign.”

The Dragons currently sit fifth in Conference A, above the Ospreys.