The Italian city of Treviso has been confirmed as host venue for this season's Guinness Pro14 Rainbow Cup final between the top-ranked team from each of the North and South sections of the inaugural competition.

The decider will take place on 19 June at, Stadio di Monigo, the home of Benetton Treviso.

Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster feature in the 'North' section of the Rainbow Cup, with the four Irish provinces up against regular Pro14 opponents from Wales, Scotland and Italy.

The South African sides - Bulls, Lions, Sharks and Stormers - are competing in the Rainbow Cup SA tournament.

The winner from each hemisphere will then meet in the final.

Under current Covid-19 Italian regulations, a maximum of 1,000 supporters will be allowed to attend the fixture.

The Rainbow Cup had originally been due to be a unified competition but was split into a "dual tournament" after no formal approval was forthcoming to allow the South African teams to enter Ireland or the United Kingdom due to pandemic-related travel restrictions.

"When the cross-hemisphere fixtures were removed from the original Rainbow Cup schedule due to travel restrictions our disappointment was matched by our clubs, their fans and our broadcasters," said Pro14 Rugby CEO Martin Anayi.

"However, our team has worked hard to reconfigure the competition with this historic final and we can now deliver on the unique excitement that the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup originally promised."