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Cardiff will be great host of PRO14 final, says Warburton

 

By Robert Jones

Cardiff City Stadium has been chosen as the host the 2019/20 Guinness PRO14 final, which will take place on June 20 next year.

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It's the first time Cardiff has hosted the event in the era of 'destination finals', which were introduced in 2015, and former British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton has backed his hometown to excel.

"Rugby has always been a sport at the heart of Wales and having another world-class rugby event in our capital city is very exciting," said Warburton.

"I've seen a couple of matches in Cardiff City Stadium and the atmosphere can be electric with the right crowd - it's going to be a great final whichever of the teams make it."

The PRO14 season starts on September 27.

Martin Anayi, chief executive of the PRO14, added: "We have long heard the voices of the Welsh fans who wanted to see the Guinness PRO14 final take place here and it's great that all of the pieces have finally fallen into place for 2020."

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