**Just 20 days separated the Guinness PRO14 Grand Final and the start of a new campaign but the Championship got back underway in style across a thrilling two days of action.** \n\nThere were wins for Cardiff Blues, Ulster and recently-crowned champions Leinster on Friday night while Munster, Connacht and Ospreys got their seasons off to impressive starts on a super Saturday of rugby. \n\nAction on the pitch takes centre stage but, as always, a new season brings fresh hopes and dreams, aspirations and optimism for thousands of supporters of Guinness PRO14 outfits. \n\nAnd that was visibly showcased throughout the week leading up to the Championship’s Round 1 matches, as fans from the competition’s clubs took to social media to express their support. \n\nConfidence must be sky-high among Leo Cullen’s **Leinster** and one young fan just can’t get enough of Johnny Sexton, investing in the club’s new jersey for the upcoming campaign. \n\nAnd a resurgent 35-5 triumph over Dragons wasn’t a bad way to start, as the Ireland No.10 showed all his string-pulling expertise at the RDS Arena.