The PRO12, rugby's premier professional club competition in Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales, today announced the fixtures for the 2014/2015 season and welcomed Guinness as the new title sponsors - the league will now be called the GUINNESS PRO12.
Connacht Rugby have announced Life Style Sports as their new title sponsors from July 2014. The four-season sponsorship deal sees the Irish-owned sports retailer replace Mazda as the province's main sponsors.
Recently retired Connacht captain and former Ireland international Gavin Duffy has been appointed to a new role with the province - senior development executive within the commercial & marketing department.
It was a fitting finish to the playing careers of Leinster lynchpins Leo Cullen and Brian O'Driscoll as the province successfully defended their RaboDirect PRO12 crown against Glasgow Warriors in Saturday's final.
Leinster are hoping to send Brian O'Driscoll and Leo Cullen off into retirement in the best possible way - by outgunning Glasgow Warriors in the title shootout at the RDS and retaining their RaboDirect PRO12 crown.