2010–11 Celtic League

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2010–11 Celtic League
Countries Ireland Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 Wales
Date 3 September 2010 – 28 May 2011
Champions Ireland Munster (3rd title)
Runners-up Ireland Leinster
Matches played 135
Attendance 1,019,634 (average 7,553 per match)
Tries scored 489 (average 3.622 per match)
Top point scorer Dan Biggar (Ospreys)
(248 points)[1]
Top try scorer Tim Visser (Edinburgh)
(14 tries)[2]
Official website
www.rabodirectpro12.com

The 2010–11 Magners League was the tenth Celtic League season and the fifth with Magners as title sponsor. The regular season began on 3 September 2010 and finished on the weekend of 6–8 May 2011. During these stages, each team played every other team both home and away and were awarded points according to the standard bonus point system. This was the second season to follow the play-off structure to determine the Magners League champion, with the top four teams qualifying for the semi-finals. The winner of each semi final advanced to the Grand Final, which took place 28 May and was hosted by the team that finished highest in the table following the regular season.[3][4] The title was won by Munster who defeated Leinster by 19–9 at Thomond Park.[5][6]

This was the final season of the Celtic League sponsored by Magners.[7] The following season would see RaboDirect, the Irish subsidiary of Dutch financial company Rabobank, take over the sponsorship. At the same time, the league rebranded itself as Pro12.

The twelve teams competing were the four Irish provinces, Munster, Leinster, Connacht and Ulster; two Scottish regions, Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors; four Welsh regions, Cardiff Blues, Newport Gwent Dragons, Ospreys and Scarlets; and two new Italian entries Aironi and Benetton Treviso

In May 2010, the Ospreys were fined £100,000 and docked 4 points from the 2010–11 season following their postponement of the away fixture at Ulster in the 2009–10 season.[8] However, in September 2010, following an appeal by the Ospreys, the four point deduction for the 2010–11 season was overturned, although the £100,000 fine was upheld. Instead, the four point deduction was suspended for two years.[9]

A new broadcast deal saw games broadcast live on terrestrial television channels in Scotland and Ireland in addition to the established terrestrial coverage in Wales. The deal will be in place until the 2013–14 season.[10]

Teams[edit]

Team Coach Captain Stadium Capacity
Italy Aironi Italy Franco Bernini Italy Quintin Geldenhuys Stadio Luigi Zaffanella 5,000
Italy Benetton Treviso South Africa Franco Smith Italy Antonio Pavanello Stadio Comunale di Monigo 6,700
Wales Cardiff Blues Wales Dai Young New Zealand Paul Tito Cardiff City Stadium 26,828
Ireland Connacht Ireland Eric Elwood Ireland John Muldoon Galway Sportsgrounds 7,000
Scotland Edinburgh Scotland Rob Moffat Scotland Roddy Grant Murrayfield Stadium 12,464[a]
Scotland Glasgow Warriors Scotland Sean Lineen Scotland Alastair Kellock Firhill Stadium 10,887
Ireland Leinster New Zealand Josef Schmidt Ireland Leo Cullen RDS Arena
Aviva Stadium
18,500 (16,500 seated)
51,700
Ireland Munster Australia Tony McGahan Ireland Paul O'Connell Thomond Park
Musgrave Park
26,500 (15,100 seated)
8,300
Wales Newport Gwent Dragons Wales Paul Turner New Zealand Tom Willis Rodney Parade 11,676
Wales Ospreys Australia Scott Johnson Wales Alun-Wyn Jones Liberty Stadium 20,532
Wales Scarlets Wales Nigel Davies Wales Matthew Rees Parc y Scarlets 14,870
Ireland Ulster Ireland Brian McLaughlin Ireland Rory Best Ravenhill Stadium 12,300

Table[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD TF TA Try bonus Losing bonus Pts
1 Ireland Munster 22 19 0 3 496 327 +169 44 22 5 2 83
2 Ireland Leinster 22 15 1 6 495 336 +159 50 25 5 3 70
3 Ireland Ulster 22 15 1 6 480 418 +62 44 35 3 2 67
4 Wales Ospreys 22 12 1 9 553 418 +135 56 29 6 7 63
5 Wales Scarlets 22 12 1 9 503 453 +50 49 43 5 7 62
6 Wales Cardiff Blues 22 13 1 8 479 392 +87 37 33 3 3 60
7 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons 22 10 1 11 444 462 −18 47 49 3 4 49
8 Scotland Edinburgh 22 9 0 13 421 460 −39 39 44 2 5 43
9 Ireland Connacht 22 7 1 14 394 459 −65 32 44 3 6 39
10 Italy Benetton Treviso 22 9 0 13 374 502 −128 29 58 0 2 38
11 Scotland Glasgow Warriors 22 6 1 15 401 543 −142 33 48 1 6 33
12 Italy Aironi 22 1 0 21 247 517 −270 21 52 0 8 12

Under the standard bonus point system, points are awarded as follows:

  • 4 points for a win
  • 2 points for a draw
  • 1 bonus point for scoring 4 tries (or more) (Try bonus)
  • 1 bonus point for losing by 7 points (or fewer) (Losing bonus)
Green background (rows 1 to 4) are play-off places.
Correct as of 7 May 2011. Source: RaboDirect PRO12


Fixtures[edit]

All times are local.[11]

Round 1[edit]

3 September 2010
19:05
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 22 – 19 Ireland Leinster (1 BP)
Report
Firhill Stadium
Attendance: 2,879
Referee: Tim Hayes
3 September 2010
19:05
Ulster Ireland 27 – 26 Wales Ospreys (1 BP)
Report
Ravenhill Stadium
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Peter Allan
4 September 2010
17:30
(1 BP) Connacht Ireland 40 – 17 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Report
Sportsground
Attendance: 1,371
Referee: James Jones
4 September 2010
18:30
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues Wales 34 – 23 Scotland Edinburgh
Report
Cardiff City Stadium
Attendance: 6,542
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon
4 September 2010
19:05
Benetton Treviso Italy 34 – 28 Wales Scarlets (1 BP)
Report
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: David Wilkinson
4 September 2010
19:30
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 33 – 17 Italy Aironi
Report
Musgrave Park
Attendance: 8,426
Referee: Graham Knox

Round 2[edit]

10 September 2010
19:05
(1 BP) Edinburgh Scotland 13 – 16 Ireland Munster
Report
Murrayfield
Attendance: 3,419
Referee: James Jones
10 September 2010
19:05
(1 BP) Ospreys Wales 32 – 16 Italy Benetton Treviso
Report
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 6,724
Referee: Dudley Phillips
11 September 2010
15:00
(1 BP) Scarlets Wales 35 – 33 Ireland Connacht (1 BP)
Report
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 6,436
Referee: Neil Paterson
11 September 2010
18:30
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 34 – 23 Wales Cardiff Blues
Report
RDS Arena
Attendance: 15,890
Referee: Andy MacPherson
11 September 2010
19:05
(1 BP) Aironi Italy 15 – 22 Ireland Ulster
Report
Stadio Luigi Zaffanella
Attendance: 4,453
Referee: Stefano Penne
12 September 2010
16:10
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 23 – 11 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Report
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 5,028
Referee: Carlo Damasco

Round 3[edit]

17 September 2010
19:30
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 17 – 19 Ireland Connacht
Report
Firhill Stadium
Attendance: 3,049
Referee: Leighton Hodges
17 September 2010
20:05
(1 BP) Scarlets Wales 49 – 10 Italy Aironi
Report
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 6,123
Referee: John Lacey
17 September 2010
20:05
Ulster Ireland 29 – 21 Scotland Edinburgh
Report
Ravenhill
Attendance: 7,461
Referee: Alan Falzone
18 September 2010
18:30
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues Wales 43 – 21 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Report
Cardiff City Stadium
Attendance: 11,194
Referee: Nigel Owens
18 September 2010
19:05
Benetton Treviso Italy 29 – 13 Ireland Leinster
Report
Stadio di Monigo
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Peter Allan
18 September 2010
20:00
Munster Ireland 22 – 10 Wales Ospreys
Report
Thomond Park
Attendance: 18,400
Referee: Neil Paterson

Round 4[edit]

24 September 2010
19:05
Benetton Treviso Italy 7 – 19 Wales Cardiff Blues
Report
Stadio di Monigo
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Andrew McMenemy
24 September 2010
19:05
(1 BP) Edinburgh Scotland 32 – 24 Ireland Leinster
Report
Murrayfield
Attendance: 2,923
Referee: Tim Hayes
24 September 2010
19:05
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 14 – 27 Wales Scarlets
Report
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 6,118
Referee: James Jones
24 September 2010
19:30
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 29 – 43 Ireland Munster (1 BP)
Report
Firhill Stadium
Attendance: 3,432
Referee: Carlo Damasco
25 September 2010
18:30
(1 BP) Ospreys Wales 38 – 6 Italy Aironi
Report
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 7,289
Referee: Andy Macpherson
25 September 2010
19:30
Connacht Ireland 15 – 15 Ireland Ulster
Report
Sportsground
Attendance: 3,761
Referee: Alain Rolland

Round 5[edit]

30 September 2010
19:05
Cardiff Blues Wales 22 – 6 Ireland Connacht
Report
Cardiff City Stadium
Attendance: 11,058
Referee: Andy Macpherson
1 October 2010
19:05
Benetton Treviso Italy 20 – 13 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons (1 BP)
Report
Stadio di Monigo
Attendance: 4,800
1 October 2010
19:05
Ulster Ireland 19 – 17 Scotland Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Report
Ravenhill
Attendance: 7,822
2 October 2010
19:05
(1 BP) Aironi Italy 9 – 10 Scotland Edinburgh
Report
Stadio Zaffanella
Attendance: 4,053
2 October 2010
19:30
Leinster Ireland 13 – 9 Ireland Munster (1 BP)
Report
Aviva Stadium
Attendance: 50,645
Referee: Jérôme Garces
2 October 2010
20:10
(1 BP) Scarlets Wales 18 – 21 Wales Ospreys
Report
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 13,707
Referee: Nigel Owens

Round 6[edit]

22 October 2010
19:05
Edinburgh Scotland 21 – 16 Ireland Ulster (1 BP)
Report
Murrayfield
Attendance: 3,195
Referee: James Jones
22 October 2010
19:45
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 39 – 13 Italy Benetton Treviso
Report
Thomond Park
Attendance: 17,104
Referee: David Jones
22 October 2010
20:05
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues Wales 10 – 16 Wales Scarlets
Report
Cardiff City Stadium
Attendance: 14,026
Referee: Tim Hayes
23 October 2010
18:05
Connacht Ireland 6 – 18 Ireland Leinster
Report
Sportsground
Attendance: 4,582
Referee: George Clancy
23 October 2010
18:30
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 36 – 5 Italy Aironi
Report
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 5,033
Referee: Andrew McMenemy
24 October 2010
16:10
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 31 – 23 Wales Ospreys
Report
Firhill Stadium
Attendance: 2,554
Referee: David Wilkinson

Round 7[edit]

29 October 2010
19:05
Aironi Italy 3 – 20 Wales Cardiff Blues
Report
Stadio Zaffanella
Attendance: 2,900
Referee: Graham Knox
29 October 2010
19:05
Ulster Ireland 6 – 16 Ireland Munster
Report
Ravenhill
Attendance: 10,750
Referee: Alan Lewis
29 October 2010
20:05
Scarlets Wales 18 – 14 Scotland Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Report
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 7,149
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon
30 October 2010
18:05
Leinster Ireland 19 – 18 Scotland Edinburgh (1 BP)
Report
RDS Arena
Attendance: 16,786
Referee: Carlo Damasco
30 October 2010
18:30
(1 BP) Ospreys Wales 16 – 21 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Report
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 8,123
Referee: Dave Pearson
30 October 2010
19:05
Benetton Treviso Italy 24 – 17 Ireland Connacht
Report
Stadio di Monigo
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Tim Hayes

Round 8[edit]

5 November 2010
19:05
Edinburgh Scotland 21 – 9 Italy Benetton Treviso
Report
Murrayfield
Attendance: 2,422
5 November 2010
19:30
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 33 – 8 Italy Aironi
Report
Firhill Stadium
Attendance: 2,078
19 November 2010
19:00
Connacht Ireland 15 – 16 Wales Ospreys
Report
Sportsground
Attendance: 2,035
19 November 2010
19:05
Leinster Ireland 27 – 6 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Report
RDS Arena
Attendance: 10,390
Referee: Stefano Penne
21 November 2010
15:45
Cardiff Blues Wales 15 – 37 Ireland Ulster
Report
Cardiff City Stadium
Attendance: 6,202
21 November 2010
17:35
Munster Ireland 27 – 26 Wales Scarlets
Report
Musgrave Park
Attendance: 5,324
Referee: James Jones

Round 9[edit]

26 November 2010
19:05
Benetton Treviso Italy 9 – 19 Ireland Ulster
Report
Stadio di Monigo
Attendance: 3,000
26 November 2010
19:05
Edinburgh Scotland 24 – 19 Ireland Connacht (1 BP)
Report
Murrayfield
Attendance: 1,707
26 November 2010
19:05
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 20 – 6 Ireland Munster
Report
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 5,079
Referee: Alan Falzone
27 November 2010
13:30
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues Wales 38 – 6 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Report
Cardiff City Stadium
Attendance: 3,760
Referee: Dudley Phillips
27 November 2010
19:05
Aironi Italy 17 – 34 Wales Scarlets (1 BP)
Report
Stadio Zaffanella
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Andy MacPherson
28 November 2010
17:00
Ospreys Wales 19 – 15 Ireland Leinster (1 BP)
Report
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 4,122
Referee: David Wilkinson

Round 10[edit]

3 December 2010
19:00
Connacht Ireland P – P Italy Aironi
Sportsground
3 December 2010
19:05
Scarlets Wales 17 – 17 Ireland Leinster
Report
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 5,142
Referee: Nigel Owens
3 December 2010
19:05
Ulster Ireland P – P Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Ravenhill
3 December 2010
19:30
Glasgow Warriors Scotland P – P Italy Benetton Treviso
Firhill Stadium
4 December 2010
17:00
Munster Ireland 16 – 9 Wales Cardiff Blues
Report
Thomond Park
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Alain Rolland
4 December 2010
18:30
Ospreys Wales 33 – 16 Scotland Edinburgh
Report
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 5,158
Referee: James Jones

Round 11[edit]

24 December 2010
14:30
Benetton Treviso Italy 15 – 10 Italy Aironi
Report
Stadio di Monigo
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Carlo Damasco
27 December 2010
15:20
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales P – P Wales Cardiff Blues
Rodney Parade
27 December 2010
16:00
Ulster Ireland 13 – 30 Ireland Leinster
Report
Ravenhill
Attendance: 11,426
27 December 2010
16:10
Ospreys Wales 60 – 17 Wales Scarlets
Report
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 18,151
27 December 2010
17:35
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 30 – 18 Scotland Edinburgh
Report
Firhill Stadium
Attendance: 7,062
27 December 2010
18:10
Connacht Ireland 12 – 16 Ireland Munster
Report
Sportsground
Attendance: 4,795

Round 12[edit]

31 December 2010
14:05
Cardiff Blues Wales 27 – 25 Wales Ospreys
Report
Cardiff City Stadium
Attendance: 22,160
31 December 2010
14:30
Aironi Italy 15 – 16 Italy Benetton Treviso
Report
Stadio Luigi Zaffanella
Attendance: 4,127
1 January 2011
17:30
Leinster Ireland 30 – 8 Ireland Connacht
Report
RDS Arena
Attendance: 17,136
1 January 2011
18:30
Scarlets Wales 21 – 15 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Report
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 9,671
1 January 2011
19:30
Munster Ireland 35 – 10 Ireland Ulster
Report
Thomond Park
Attendance: 22,000
2 January 2011
17:35
Edinburgh Scotland 28 – 17 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Report
Murrayfield
Attendance: 9,292

Round 13[edit]

6 January 2011
19:35
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 17 – 16 Ireland Connacht (1 BP)
Report
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 5,117
Referee: Alan Lewis
7 January 2011
19:05
(1 BP) Ulster Ireland 32 – 13 Italy Benetton Treviso
Report
Ravenhill
Attendance: 6,651
Referee: Leighton Hodges
7 January 2011
19:30
Cardiff Blues Wales 24 – 13 Italy Aironi
Report
Cardiff City Stadium
Attendance: 6,523
Referee: Peter Allan
7 January 2011
19:35
Leinster Ireland 15 – 10 Wales Ospreys (1 BP)
Report
RDS Arena
Attendance: 14,876
Referee: Nigel Owens
8 January 2011
18:30
(1 BP) Edinburgh Scotland 16 – 21 Wales Scarlets
Report
Murrayfield
Attendance: 1,673
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon
8 January 2011
19:30
Munster Ireland 22 – 20 Scotland Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Report
Musgrave Park
Attendance: 8,500

Round 14[edit]

10 February 2011
19:05
Leinster Ireland 21 – 16 Italy Aironi
Report
RDS Arena
Attendance: 9,790
Referee: Nigel Owens
11 February 2011
19:35
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 15 – 26 Wales Cardiff Blues
Report
Firhill Stadium
Attendance: 1,917
Referee: Dudley Phillips
12 February 2011
14:00
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 30 – 22 Scotland Edinburgh
Report
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,277
Referee: Alan Falzone
12 February 2011
19:35
Connacht Ireland 17 – 13 Wales Scarlets
Report
Sportsground
Attendance: 1,135
Referee: Andrew McMenemy
13 February 2011
14:00
Benetton Treviso Italy 19 – 18 Ireland Munster
Report
Stadio di Monigo
Attendance: 3,500
13 February 2011
17:10
Ospreys Wales 23 – 22 Ireland Ulster
Report
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 5,802
Referee: Neil Patterson

Round 15[edit]

18 February 2011
19:00
(1 BP) Connacht Ireland 37 – 8 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Report
Sportsground
Attendance: 1,268
18 February 2011
19:05
(1 BP) Scarlets Wales 16 – 18 Ireland Ulster
Report
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 5,463
Referee: Andy Macpherson
18 February 2011
19:50
Munster Ireland 23 – 13 Scotland Edinburgh
Report
Thomond Park Stadium
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Nigel Owens
19 February 2011
17:30
Benetton Treviso Italy 18 – 34 Wales Ospreys (1 BP)
Report
Stadio di Monigo
Attendance: 4,200
Referee: John Lacey
19 February 2011
18:30
Cardiff Blues Wales 11 – 3 Ireland Leinster
Report
Cardiff City Stadium
Attendance: 10,741
Referee: Carlo Damasco
20 February 2011
17:30
Aironi Italy 3 – 18 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Report
Stadio Zaffanella
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Neil Paterson

Round 16[edit]

24 February 2011
19:35
Scarlets Wales 11 – 3 Scotland Edinburgh
Report
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 5,857
Referee: Dudley Phillips
25 February 2011
19:05
Ulster Ireland 32 – 13 Wales Cardiff Blues
Report
Ravenhill
Attendance: 8,383
Referee: James Jones
25 February 2011
19:10
Leinster Ireland 30 – 5 Italy Benetton Treviso
Report
RDS Arena
Attendance: 10,236
Referee: Neil Hennessy
25 February 2011
19:50
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 16 – 16 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Report
Firhill Stadium
Attendance: 1,709
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon
27 February 2011
14:00
Aironi Italy 10 – 20 Ireland Munster
Report
Stadio Zaffanella
Attendance: 1,500
27 February 2011
14:30
Ospreys Wales 33 – 18 Ireland Connacht
Report
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 5,851
Referee: Stefano Penne

Round 17[edit]

4 March 2011
19:00
Connacht Ireland 31 – 25 Italy Benetton Treviso
Report
Sportsground
Attendance: 1,563
4 March 2011
19:05
Ulster Ireland 23 – 10 Italy Aironi
Report
Ravenhill
Attendance: 7,700
4 March 2011
19:30
Edinburgh Scotland 11 – 16 Wales Cardiff Blues
Report
Murrayfield
Attendance: 1,776
4 March 2011
19:35
Leinster Ireland 26 – 15 Wales Scarlets
Report
RDS Arena
Attendance: 11,976
Referee: Andy Macpherson
5 March 2011
17:30
Ospreys Wales 37 – 6 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Report
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 5,642
5 March 2011
19:30
Munster Ireland 38 – 17 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Report
Musgrave Park
Attendance: 6,213

Rearranged fixtures[edit]

11 March 2011
18:30
Connacht Ireland 11 – 6 Italy Aironi (1 BP)
Report
Sportsground
Attendance: 1,015
Referee: James Jones

18 March 2010
19:05
Ulster Ireland 25 – 23 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons (1 BP)
Report

Attendance: 7,661
Referee: James Jones

18 March 2010
19:30
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 25 – 17 Italy Benetton Treviso
Report

Attendance: 1,369

Round 18[edit]

25 March 2011
19:05
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues Wales 15 – 16 Ireland Munster
Report
Cardiff City Stadium
Attendance: 11,112
Referee: Alan Lewis
25 March 2011
20:05
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 19 – 22 Ireland Ulster
Report
Firhill Stadium
Attendance: 2,715
Referee: David Jones
26 March 2011
17:30
Aironi Italy 25 – 13 Ireland Connacht
Report
Stadio Zaffanella
Attendance: 2,700
26 March 2011
18:30
Edinburgh Scotland 23 – 16 Wales Ospreys (1 BP)
Report
Murrayfield
Attendance: 1,982
Referee: Dudley Phillips
27 March 2011
14:30
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 16 – 26 Ireland Leinster
Report
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,028
Referee: Andy MacPherson
27 March 2011
17:35
Scarlets Wales 22 – 16 Italy Benetton Treviso (1 BP)
Report
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 5,943
Referee: John Lacey

Round 19[edit]

1 April 2011
19:05
Ulster Ireland 20 – 18 Wales Scarlets (1 BP)
Report
Ravenhill
Attendance: 8,646
Referee: Graham Knox
1 April 2011
19:45
Connacht Ireland 27 – 23 Scotland Edinburgh (1 BP)
Report
Sportsground
Attendance: 1,586
2 April 2011
15:30
(1 BP) Aironi Italy 16 – 17 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Report
Stadio Zaffanella
Attendance: 2,700
2 April 2011
18:30
Ospreys Wales 21 – 21 Wales Cardiff Blues
Report
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 11,619
Referee: Christophe Berdos
2 April 2011
19:30
Munster Ireland 24 – 23 Ireland Leinster (1 BP)
Report
Thomond Park
Attendance: 25,923
Referee: Andrew Small
3 April 2011
14:45
(1 BP) Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 33 – 10 Italy Benetton Treviso
Report
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,051
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon

Round 20[edit]

15 April 2011
19:05
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 32 – 28 Wales Ospreys
Report
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 5,496
15 April 2011
19:45
Connacht Ireland 12 – 26 Wales Cardiff Blues
Report
Sportsground
Attendance: 1,856
15 April 2011
19:50
Edinburgh Scotland 32 – 15 Italy Aironi
Report
Murrayfield
Attendance: 1,565
16 April 2011
15:00
Benetton Treviso Italy 19 – 16 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Report
Stadio di Monigo
Attendance: 4,000
16 April 2011
18:15
Scarlets Wales 6 – 13 Ireland Munster
Report
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 9,108
16 April 2011
20:00
Leinster Ireland 34 – 26 Ireland Ulster
Report
RDS Arena
Attendance: 17,670

Round 21[edit]

21 April 2011
19:05
Cardiff Blues Wales 29 – 9 Italy Benetton Treviso
Report
Cardiff City Stadium
Attendance: 9,372
22 April 2011
19:05
Ulster Ireland 27 – 16 Ireland Connacht
Report
Ravenhill
Attendance: 9,239
22 April 2011
19:30
Edinburgh Scotland 27 – 15 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Report
Murrayfield
Attendance: 2,935
22 April 2011
20:05
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 29 – 37 Wales Scarlets
Report
Firhill Stadium
Attendance: 3,873
23 April 2011
14:30
Aironi Italy 8 – 20 Ireland Leinster
Report
Stadio Zaffanella
Attendance: 4,000
23 April 2011
18:30
Ospreys Wales 20 – 22 Ireland Munster
Report
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 9,481

Rearranged fixture[edit]

29 April 2011
16:05
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 28 – 15 Wales Cardiff Blues
Report
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 5,568

Round 22[edit]

6 May 2011
19:05
Leinster Ireland 38 – 3 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Report
RDS Arena
Attendance: 12,318
Referee: James Jones
6 May 2011
19:05
Munster Ireland 22 – 6 Ireland Connacht
Report
Thomond Park
Attendance: 19,835
6 May 2011
19:05
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 13 – 20 Ireland Ulster
Report
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 5,062
6 May 2011
19:05
Scarlets Wales 38 – 23 Wales Cardiff Blues
Report
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 11,200
6 May 2011
20:05
Aironi Italy 10 – 12 Wales Ospreys
Report
Stadio Zaffanella
Attendance: 3,700
6 May 2011
20:05
Benetton Treviso Italy 31 – 6 Scotland Edinburgh
Report
Stadio di Monigo
Attendance: 5,000

Playoffs[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

13 May 2011
19:05
Leinster Ireland 18 – 3 Ireland Ulster
Try: McFadden 25' m
Fitzgerald 72' c
Con: McFadden (1/1)
Pen: Sexton (2/3) 5', 40'
Report Pen: Pienaar (1/1) 62'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 14,476
Referee: George Clancy

14 May 2011
18:30
Munster Ireland 18 – 11 Wales Ospreys
Try: Barnes (2) 32' m, 57' c
Con: O'Gara (1/2)
Pen: O'Gara (2/4) 14', 49'
Report Try: Fussell 78' m
Pen: Biggar (2/2) 38', 55'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 13,147
Referee: Nigel Owens

Grand Final[edit]

28 May 2011
17:05
Munster Ireland 19 – 9 Ireland Leinster
Try: Howlett 12' c
Earls 66' m
Penalty try 79' c
Con: O'Gara (2/3)
Report Pen: Sexton (3/4) 29', 46', 60'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 26,100
Referee: Nigel Owens

Individual statistics[edit]

Note: Flags to the left of player names indicate national team as has been defined under IRB eligibility rules, or primary nationality for players who have not yet earned international caps. Players may hold one or more non-IRB nationalities.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Although Murrayfield's full capacity is 67,800, only the lower section of the West Stand, with a capacity of 12,464, is generally opened for Edinburgh fixtures.
  2. ^ Tim Visser did not qualify for Scotland until June 2012.[12]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Tries". itsrugby.co.uk. Retrieved 30 December 2010. 
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  4. ^ "Magners set to bring in play-offs". BBC Sport. 11 April 2008. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Munster win Magners League final to lay ghost of Leinster double". Guardian. 30 May 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Munster 19-9 Leinster". BBC Sport. 30 May 2011. Archived from the original on 29 May 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Magners to end six-year Celtic League backing". BBC Sport. 19 April 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "Ospreys punished for Ulster postponement". BBC Sport. 13 May 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Ospreys welcome four-point reinstatement". BBC Sport. 11 September 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "New TV deal makes Magners League more accessible". RaboDirect PRO12. 9 June 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  11. ^ "2010–2011 RaboDirect PRO12 Fixtures & Results". RaboDirect PRO12. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  12. ^ Hannan, Martin (10 July 2011). "Scottish cap is in Tim Visser's sights". Scotland on Sunday. Retrieved 10 July 2011.