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2011–12 Pro12
Countries Ireland Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 Wales
Date 2 September 2011 – 27 May 2012
Champions Wales Ospreys (4th title)
Runners-up Ireland Leinster
Matches played 135
Attendance 1,042,374 (average 7,721 per match)
Tries scored 484 (average 3.585 per match)
Top point scorer Dan Biggar (Ospreys)
(257 points)[1]
Top try scorer Tim Visser (Edinburgh)
(13 tries)[2]
Official website
www.rabodirectpro12.com

The 2011–12 Pro12 League (also known as the RaboDirect Pro12 for sponsorship reasons) was the 11th season of the rugby union competition originally known as the Celtic League, the second with its current 12-team format, and also the first with RaboDirect as title sponsor.[3][4]

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 Italian clubs Aironi and Benetton Treviso.

The competition was won by Ospreys, who defeated Leinster in the final 31–30.[5][6][7]

Teams[edit]

Team Coach Captain Stadium Capacity
Italy Aironi Wales Rowland Phillips Italy Quintin Geldenhuys Stadio Luigi Zaffanella 6,000
Italy Benetton Treviso South Africa Franco Smith Italy Antonio Pavanello Stadio Comunale di Monigo 6,700
Wales Cardiff Blues Wales Gareth Baber
Wales Justin Burnell
New Zealand Paul Tito Cardiff City Stadium[a] 26,828
Ireland Connacht Ireland Eric Elwood Ireland Gavin Duffy Galway Sportsgrounds 7,500
Scotland Edinburgh Ireland Michael Bradley Scotland Greig Laidlaw Murrayfield Stadium 12,464[b]
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)
9,251
Wales Newport Gwent Dragons Wales Darren Edwards 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 South Africa Johann Muller Ravenhill 12,300

Table[edit]

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Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Tries For Tries Against Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 Ireland Leinster (F) 22 18 1 3 568 326 +242 48 28 5 2 81
2 Wales Ospreys (C) 22 16 1 5 491 337 +154 44 22 2 3 71
3 Ireland Munster (SF) 22 14 1 7 489 367 +122 45 27 5 4 67
4 Scotland Glasgow Warriors (SF) 22 13 4 5 445 321 +124 34 23 2 3 65
5 Wales Scarlets 22 12 2 8 446 373 +73 43 30 5 5 62
6 Ireland Ulster 22 12 0 10 474 424 +50 53 41 5 3 56
7 Wales Cardiff Blues 22 10 0 12 446 460 −14 43 45 5 5 50
8 Ireland Connacht 22 7 1 14 321 433 −112 27 36 0 7 37
9 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons 22 7 1 14 370 474 −104 27 41 1 5 36
10 Italy Benetton Treviso 22 7 0 15 419 558 −139 41 57 3 5 36
11 Scotland Edinburgh 22 6 1 15 454 588 −134 42 65 2 4 32
12 Italy Aironi 22 4 0 18 289 551 −262 22 54 1 5 22

If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:[8]

  1. number of matches won;
  2. the difference between points for and points against;
  3. the number of tries scored;
  4. the most points scored;
  5. the difference between tries for and tries against;
  6. the fewest number of red cards received;
  7. the fewest number of yellow cards received.
Green background (rows 1 to 4) are play-off places. Qualification for the Heineken Cup is based on each country's allocation, i.e. three highest-ranked Irish teams, three highest-ranked Welsh teams, both Italian teams and both Scottish teams. Because Leinster won the 2012 Heineken Cup Final, Ireland earned an extra Heineken Cup place, which will go to Connacht. Aironi were denied a licence for the 2012–13 season due to financial issues; the newly established Zebre side replaced Aironi in the Pro12 and Heineken Cup.

Updated 5 May 2012. Source: RaboDirect PRO12

Fixtures[edit]

All times are local.[9]

Round 1[edit]

2 September 2011
19:05
Ospreys Wales 27 – 3 Ireland Leinster
Report
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Attendance: 5,424
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon
2 September 2011
19:05
Ulster Ireland 28 – 14 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Report
Ravenhill, Belfast
Attendance: 6,296
Referee: Leighton Hodges
2 September 2011
19:30
Edinburgh Scotland 15 – 38 Wales Cardiff Blues (1 BP)
Report
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 2,431
Referee: Leo Colgan
3 September 2011
15:00
(1 BP) Benetton Treviso Italy 9 – 11 Ireland Connacht
Report
Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Treviso
Attendance: 3,100
Referee: Dudley Phillips
3 September 2011
19:45
Munster Ireland 20 – 12 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Report
Musgrave Park, Cork
Attendance: 7,252
Referee: Stefano Penne
4 September 2011
16:00
Scarlets Wales 32 – 9 Italy Aironi
Report
Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
Attendance: 6,493
Referee: Andrew McMenemy

Round 2[edit]

9 September 2011
19:30
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 12 – 23 Ireland Munster
Report
Firhill Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 2,914
Referee: Dudley Phillips
9 September 2011
19:35
Leinster Ireland 31 – 10 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Report
RDS Arena, Dublin
Attendance: 14,362
Referee: Andrew Macpherson
10 September 2011
15:00
(1 BP) Aironi Italy 19 – 25 Ireland Ulster
Report
Stadio Luigi Zaffanella, Viadana
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Neil Hennessy
10 September 2011
15:15
Connacht Ireland 13 – 11 Wales Scarlets (1 BP)
Report
Galway Sportsgrounds, Galway
Attendance: 3,408
Referee: Marius Mitrea
10 September 2011
18:30
Ospreys Wales 26 – 19 Scotland Edinburgh (1 BP)
Report
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Attendance: 5,179
Referee: David Wilkinson
11 September 2011
15:45
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues Wales 33 – 18 Italy Benetton Treviso
Report
Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 4,847
Referee: Andrew McMenemy

Round 3[edit]

16 September 2011
19:05
Ulster Ireland 20 – 3 Wales Cardiff Blues
Report
Ravenhill, Belfast
Attendance: 6,555
Referee: James Jones
16 September 2011
19:30
Edinburgh Scotland 19 – 14 Ireland Connacht (1 BP)
Report
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 2,364
Referee: Alan Falzone
17 September 2011
15:00
(1 BP) Benetton Treviso Italy 27 – 32 Wales Ospreys
Report
Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Treviso
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Neil Hennessy
17 September 2011
18:00
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 19 – 23 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Report
RDS Arena, Dublin
Attendance: 14,686
Referee: Andrew McMenemy
17 September 2011
18:30
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 23 – 14 Italy Aironi
Report
Rodney Parade, Newport
Attendance: 4,197
Referee: Leo Colgan
17 September 2011
19:45
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 35 – 12 Wales Scarlets
Report
Musgrave Park, Cork
Attendance: 7,648
Referee: Andrew Macpherson

Round 4[edit]

23 September 2011
19:05
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues Wales 13 – 18 Ireland Munster
Report
Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 5,466
Referee: David Wilkinson
23 September 2011
19:30
Connacht Ireland 17 – 13 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons (1 BP)
Report
Galway Sportsgrounds, Galway
Attendance: 3,706
Referee: Leighton Hodges
23 September 2011
19:30
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 13 – 15 Italy Benetton Treviso
Report
Firhill Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 2,864
Referee: Alan Falzone
24 September 2011
15:00
Aironi Italy 25 – 19 Scotland Edinburgh (1 BP)
Report
Stadio Luigi Zaffanella, Viadana
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Peter Allan
24 September 2011
18:30
(1 BP) Scarlets Wales 10 – 15 Ireland Leinster
Report
Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
Attendance: 8,823
Referee: John Lacey
25 September 2011
16:30
Ospreys Wales 32 – 14 Ireland Ulster
Report
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Attendance: 5,590
Referee: Dudley Phillips

Round 5[edit]

30 September 2011
19:05
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 22 – 9 Ireland Ulster
Report
Rodney Parade, Newport
Attendance: 4,554
Referee: Neil Paterson
30 September 2011
19:30
Edinburgh Scotland 29 – 14 Ireland Munster
Report
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 3,467
Referee: Leighton Hodges
30 September 2011
19:30
Ospreys Wales 26 – 21 Ireland Connacht (1 BP)
Report
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Attendance: 5,726
Referee: Stefano Penne
1 October 2011
15:00
Benetton Treviso Italy 20 – 10 Wales Scarlets
Report
Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Treviso
Attendance: 3,200
Referee: David Wilkinson
1 October 2011
18:00
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 26 – 7 Italy Aironi
Report
RDS Arena, Dublin
Attendance: 14,920
Referee: Marius Mitrea
1 October 2011
18:30
Cardiff Blues Wales 13 – 34 Scotland Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Report
Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 8,198
Referee: John Lacey

Round 6[edit]

7 October 2011
19:05
(1 BP) Scarlets Wales 33 – 17 Scotland Edinburgh
Report
Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
Attendance: 6,188
Referee: Dudley Phillips
7 October 2011
19:05
Ulster Ireland 12 – 23 Italy Benetton Treviso
Report
Ravenhill, Belfast
Attendance: 7,372
Referee: Stefano Penne
7 October 2011
19:30
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 24 – 19 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons (1 BP)
Report
Firhill Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 2,705
Referee: Marius Mitrea
8 October 2011
15:00
(1 BP) Aironi Italy 26 – 37 Wales Cardiff Blues (1 BP)
Report
Stadio Luigi Zaffanella, Viadana
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Neil Hennessy
8 October 2011
17:00
Leinster Ireland 30 – 20 Ireland Connacht
Report
RDS Arena, Dublin
Attendance: 15,220
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon
8 October 2011
19:30
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 13 – 17 Wales Ospreys
Report
Thomond Park, Limerick
Attendance: 16,599
Referee: James Jones

Round 7[edit]

28 October 2011
19:05
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 28 – 17 Wales Ospreys
Report
Firhill Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 3,443
Referee: Carlo Damasco
28 October 2011
19:35
Edinburgh Scotland 28 – 36 Ireland Leinster
Report
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 3,580
Referee: Leighton Hodges
28 October 2011
20:30
Munster Ireland 18 – 6 Italy Aironi
Report
Musgrave Park, Cork
Attendance: 8,742
Referee: Peter Allan
29 October 2011
15:00
(1 BP) Benetton Treviso Italy 50 – 24 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Report
Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Treviso
Attendance: 4,700
Referee: John Lacey
29 October 2011
15:00
Scarlets Wales 24 – 17 Ireland Ulster (1 BP)
Report
Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
Attendance: 7,075
Referee: Alan Falzone
29 October 2011
18:00
(1 BP) Connacht Ireland 20 – 26 Wales Cardiff Blues
Report
Galway Sportsgrounds, Galway
Attendance: 3,996
Referee: Neil Paterson

Round 8[edit]

4 November 2011
19:05
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales P – P Wales Cardiff Blues
Report
4 November 2011
20:00
Leinster Ireland 24 – 19 Ireland Munster (1 BP)
Report
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 48,365
Referee: Pascal Gauzere
5 November 2011
14:30
Aironi Italy 6 – 18 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Report
Stadio Luigi Zaffanella, Viadana
Attendance: 2,200
Referee: Dudley Phillips
5 November 2011
15:00
Benetton Treviso Italy 11 – 22 Scotland Edinburgh
Report
Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Treviso
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Andrew Macpherson
5 November 2011
17:35
Ulster Ireland 22 – 3 Ireland Connacht
Report
Ravenhill, Belfast
Attendance: 6,887
Referee: John Lacey
5 November 2011
18:30
Ospreys Wales 9 – 9 Wales Scarlets
Report
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Attendance: 12,332
Referee: Mathieu Raynal

Round 9[edit]

24 November 2011
19:30
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues Wales 38 – 0 Italy Aironi
Report
Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 4,557
Referee: Leo Colgan
25 November 2011
19:05
Scarlets Wales 22 – 12 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Report
Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
Attendance: 7,950
Referee: Leighton Hodges
25 November 2011
19:35
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 17 – 9 Ireland Ulster
Report
Firhill Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 3,940
Referee: Stefano Penne
26 November 2011
15:00
Benetton Treviso Italy 20 – 30 Ireland Leinster
Report
Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Treviso
Attendance: 4,600
Referee: George Clancy
26 November 2011
18:30
Connacht Ireland 6 – 17 Wales Ospreys
Report
Galway Sportsgrounds, Galway
Attendance: 4,107
Referee: Andrew McMenemy
26 November 2011
20:30
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 34 – 17 Scotland Edinburgh
Report
Thomond Park, Limerick
Attendance: 18,200
Referee: Neil Paterson

Round 10[edit]

2 December 2011
19:05
Ulster Ireland 24 – 17 Wales Scarlets (1 BP)
Report
Ravenhill, Belfast
Attendance: 8,117
Referee: Alain Rolland
2 December 2011
19:30
(1 BP) Connacht Ireland 13 – 15 Italy Benetton Treviso
Report
Galway Sportsgrounds, Galway
Attendance: 3,614
Referee: Neil Hennessy
2 December 2011
19:30
(1 BP) Edinburgh Scotland 50 – 10 Italy Aironi
Report
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 4,403
Referee: John Lacey
2 December 2011
20:05
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 52 – 9 Wales Cardiff Blues
Report
RDS Arena, Dublin
Attendance: 16,347
Referee: Andrew Macpherson
3 December 2011
18:30
Ospreys Wales 19 – 13 Ireland Munster (1 BP)
Report
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Attendance: 5,783
Referee: Peter Allan
4 December 2011
16:30
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 14 – 14 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Report
Rodney Parade, Newport
Attendance: 5,273
Referee: David Wilkinson

Round 11[edit]

23 December 2011
19:00
Aironi Italy 27 – 13 Italy Benetton Treviso
Report
Stadio Luigi Zaffanella, Viadana
Attendance: 3,326
Referee: Carlo Damasco
23 December 2011
19:35
Cardiff Blues Wales 28 – 9 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Report
Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 10,660
Referee: Leighton Hodges
26 December 2011
14:05
Scarlets Wales 22 – 14 Wales Ospreys
Report
Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
Attendance: 14,756
Referee: Nigel Owens
26 December 2011
17:30
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 42 – 13 Ireland Ulster
Report
RDS Arena, Dublin
Attendance: 18,500
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon
26 December 2011
17:35
Edinburgh Scotland 23 – 23 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Report
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 13,246
Referee: Neil Paterson
26 December 2011
19:45
Munster Ireland 24 – 9 Ireland Connacht
Report
Thomond Park, Limerick
Attendance: 21,030
Referee: Dudley Phillips

Round 12[edit]

30 December 2011
19:05
(1 BP) Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 6 – 10 Wales Scarlets
Report
Rodney Parade, Newport
Attendance: 7,571
Referee: Neil Hennessy
30 December 2011
19:05
(1 BP) Ulster Ireland 33 – 17 Ireland Munster
Report
Ravenhill, Belfast
Attendance: 11,379
Referee: Alain Rolland
31 December 2011
15:00
(1 BP) Benetton Treviso Italy 37 – 14 Italy Aironi
Report
Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Treviso
Attendance: 4,200
Referee: Stefano Penne
1 January 2012
17:00
(1 BP) Connacht Ireland 13 – 15 Ireland Leinster
Report
Galway Sportsgrounds, Galway
Attendance: 6,582
Referee: John Lacey
1 January 2012
17:35
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 17 – 12 Scotland Edinburgh (1 BP)
Report
Firhill Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 8,852
Referee: Peter Allan
1 January 2012
18:30
Ospreys Wales 17 – 12 Wales Cardiff Blues (1 BP)
Report
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Attendance: 11,186
Referee: Nigel Owens

Round 13[edit]

6 January 2012
19:05
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 21 – 20 Wales Ospreys (1 BP)
Report
Rodney Parade, Newport
Attendance: 6,897
Referee: James Jones
6 January 2012
19:30
Edinburgh Scotland 20 – 42 Ireland Ulster (1 BP)
Report
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 3,792
Referee: George Clancy
7 January 2012
16:35
Aironi Italy 20 – 6 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Report
Stadio Luigi Zaffanella, Viadana
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Andrew McMenemy
7 January 2012
18:15
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues Wales 19 – 23 Ireland Leinster
Report
Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 9,390
Referee: Marius Mitrea
7 January 2012
18:15
Scarlets Wales 16 – 14 Scotland Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Report
Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
Attendance: 9,869
Referee: Dudley Phillips
7 January 2012
20:15
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 29 – 11 Italy Benetton Treviso
Report
Thomond Park, Limerick
Attendance: 16,816
Referee: Nigel Owens

Round 14[edit]

9 February 2012
19:05
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 19 – 9 Wales Scarlets
Report
Firhill Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 2,665
Referee: Nigel Owens
9 February 2012
19:05
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 42 – 8 Italy Benetton Treviso
Report
RDS Arena, Dublin
Attendance: 15,648
Referee: Leighton Hodges
10 February 2012
19:05
(1 BP) Ulster Ireland 30 – 12 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Report
Ravenhill, Belfast
Attendance: 7,435
Referee: Carlo Damasco
10 February 2012
19:30
Cardiff Blues Wales 22 – 15 Ireland Connacht (1 BP)
Report
Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Andrew McMenemy
10 February 2012
19:35
(1 BP) Edinburgh Scotland 14 – 15 Wales Ospreys
Report
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 3,209
Referee: Leo Colgan
12 February 2012
15:00
Aironi Italy P – P Ireland Munster
Report

Round 15[edit]

17 February 2012
19:05
Cardiff Blues Wales 21 – 14 Ireland Ulster (1 BP)
Report
Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff
Attendance: 9,154
Referee: George Clancy
17 February 2012
19:30
Ospreys Wales 23 – 7 Italy Aironi
Report
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Attendance: 5,554
Referee: Marius Mitrea
17 February 2012
19:35
Leinster Ireland 16 – 13 Wales Scarlets (1 BP)
Report
RDS Arena, Dublin
Attendance: 16,683
Referee: Nigel Owens
18 February 2012
16:15
Benetton Treviso Italy 14 – 35 Ireland Munster (1 BP)
Report
Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Treviso
Attendance: 4,200
Referee: Neil Hennessy
18 February 2012
17:30
Connacht Ireland 13 – 13 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Report
Galway Sportsgrounds, Galway
Attendance: 4,189
Referee: Peter Allan
18 February 2012
18:30
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 21 – 10 Scotland Edinburgh
Report
Rodney Parade, Newport
Attendance: 5,130
Referee: Alan Falzone

Round 16[edit]

23 February 2012
19:35
(1 BP) Scarlets Wales 34 – 20 Italy Benetton Treviso
Report
Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
Attendance: 6,594
Referee: Stefano Penne
24 February 2012
19:05
Munster Ireland 16 – 13 Wales Cardiff Blues (1 BP)
Report
Thomond Park, Limerick
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Leighton Hodges
24 February 2012
19:05
Ulster Ireland 15 – 14 Wales Ospreys (1 BP)
Report
Ravenhill, Belfast
Attendance: 8,131
Referee: Neil Hennessy
24 February 2012
19:30
Connacht Ireland 26 – 13 Scotland Edinburgh
Report
Galway Sportsgrounds, Galway
Attendance: 4,324
Referee: Carlo Damasco
25 February 2012
18:00
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 10 – 10 Ireland Leinster
Report
Firhill Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 3,115
Referee: John Lacey
26 February 2012
16:30
(1 BP) Aironi Italy 9 – 10 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Report
Stadio Luigi Zaffanella, Viadana
Attendance: 2,712
Referee: Leo Colgan

Round 17[edit]

2 March 2012
19:00
Aironi Italy 6 – 22 Ireland Leinster
Report
Stadio Luigi Zaffanella, Viadana
Attendance: 2,100
Referee: Andrew Macpherson
2 March 2012
19:05
(1 BP) Ospreys Wales 20 – 26 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Report
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Attendance: 5,782
Referee: Neil Paterson
2 March 2012
19:05
(1 BP) Ulster Ireland 38 – 16 Scotland Edinburgh
Report
Ravenhill, Belfast
Attendance: 8,044
Referee: Nigel Owens
2 March 2012
19:30
(1 BP) Scarlets Wales 38 – 10 Ireland Connacht
Report
Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
Attendance: 7,534
Referee: Marius Mitrea
3 March 2012
16:30
(1 BP) Benetton Treviso Italy 13 – 20 Wales Cardiff Blues
Report
Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Treviso
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: David Wilkinson
3 March 2012
18:30
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 14 – 24 Ireland Munster
Report
Rodney Parade, Newport
Attendance: 6,012
Referee: Carlo Damasco

Rearranged fixtures[edit]

11 March 2012
15:00
Aironi Italy 21 – 17 Ireland Munster (1 BP)
Report
Stadio Luigi Zaffanella, Viadana
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: David Wilkinson

15 March 2012
19:05
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 18 – 14 Wales Cardiff Blues (1 BP)
Report
Rodney Parade, Newport
Attendance: 7,821
Referee: Leighton Hodges

Round 18[edit]

23 March 2012
19:05
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 22 – 23 Wales Ospreys
Report
RDS Arena, Dublin
Attendance: 18,300
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon
23 March 2012
19:30
Edinburgh Scotland 15 – 29 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Report
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 4,459
Referee: John Lacey
23 March 2012
19:35
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 29 – 6 Italy Aironi
Report
Firhill Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 4,110
Referee: Dudley Phillips
24 March 2012
16:15
(1 BP) Benetton Treviso Italy 23 – 27 Ireland Ulster
Report
Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Treviso
Attendance: 4,200
Referee: Leighton Hodges
24 March 2012
18:30
Cardiff Blues Wales 14 – 26 Wales Scarlets (1 BP)
Report
Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 8,337
Referee: Nigel Owens
24 March 2012
19:45
(1 BP) Connacht Ireland 16 – 20 Ireland Munster
Report
Galway Sportsgrounds, Galway
Attendance: 7,022
Referee: Neil Paterson

Round 19[edit]

30 March 2012
19:05
(1 BP) Ulster Ireland 45 – 7 Italy Aironi
Report
Ravenhill, Belfast
Attendance: 10,125
Referee: Neil Paterson
30 March 2012
19:15
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 19 – 27 Ireland Connacht
Report
Rodney Parade, Newport
Attendance: 6,297
Referee: Giuseppe Vivarini
30 March 2012
19:30
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 31 – 3 Wales Cardiff Blues
Report
Firhill Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 4,224
Referee: George Clancy
30 March 2012
19:35
Edinburgh Scotland 26 – 23 Wales Scarlets (1 BP)
Report
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 2,969
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon
31 March 2012
18:30
(1 BP) Ospreys Wales 41 – 10 Italy Benetton Treviso
Report
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Attendance: 7,514
Referee: Alain Rolland
31 March 2012
19:30
Munster Ireland 9 – 18 Ireland Leinster
Report
Thomond Park, Limerick
Attendance: 26,500
Referee: Nigel Owens

Round 20[edit]

13 April 2012
19:30
(2 BP) Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 32 – 33 Italy Benetton Treviso (1 BP)
Report
Rodney Parade, Newport
Attendance: 5,168
Referee: James Matthews
13 April 2012
19:45
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 54 – 13 Scotland Edinburgh
Report
RDS Arena, Dublin
Attendance: 16,224
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon
14 April 2012
17:15
Connacht Ireland 26 – 21 Ireland Ulster (1 BP)
Report
Galway Sportsgrounds, Galway
Attendance: 5,017
Referee: Dudley Phillips
14 April 2012
18:30
Cardiff Blues Wales 12 – 33 Wales Ospreys
Report
Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 8,396
Referee: George Clancy
14 April 2012
19:15
Munster Ireland 35 – 29 Scotland Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Report
Musgrave Park, Cork
Attendance: 8,742
Referee: Nigel Owens
15 April 2012
15:05
(1 BP) Aironi Italy 23 – 26 Wales Scarlets
Report
Stadio Luigi Zaffanella, Viadana
Attendance: 3,300
Referee: John Lacey

Round 21[edit]

20 April 2012
19:05
(1 BP) Ospreys Wales 31 – 12 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Report
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Attendance: 14,478
Referee: Nigel Owens
20 April 2012
19:05
Ulster Ireland 8 – 16 Ireland Leinster
Report
Ravenhill, Belfast
Attendance: 10,500
Referee: John Lacey
21 April 2012
17:00
Connacht Ireland 19 – 16 Italy Aironi (1 BP)
Report
Galway Sportsgrounds, Galway
Attendance: 5,216
Referee: Ian Davies
21 April 2012
18:30
Scarlets Wales 20 – 20 Ireland Munster
Report
Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
Attendance: 10,741
Referee: Alain Rolland
22 April 2012
14:05
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues Wales 38 – 13 Scotland Edinburgh
Report
Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 3,580
Referee: Dudley Phillips
22 April 2012
15:05
(1 BP) Benetton Treviso Italy 8 – 13 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Report
Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Treviso
Attendance: 4,200
Referee: Leighton Hodges

Round 22[edit]

5 May 2012
19:30
(1 BP) Edinburgh Scotland 44 – 21 Italy Benetton Treviso
Report
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 2,855
Referee: Mark Patton
5 May 2012
19:30
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 24 – 3 Ireland Connacht
Report
Firhill Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 5,374
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon
5 May 2012
19:30
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 36 – 8 Ireland Ulster
Report
Thomond Park, Limerick
Attendance: 19,362
Referee: Alain Rolland
5 May 2012
19:30
(1 BP) Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 18 – 22 Ireland Leinster
Report
Rodney Parade, Newport
Attendance: 8,038
Referee: Marius Mitrea
5 May 2012
19:30
(1 BP) Scarlets Wales 29 – 20 Wales Cardiff Blues
Report
Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
Attendance: 13,047
Referee: Nigel Owens
5 May 2012
20:30
(1 BP) Aironi Italy 11 – 18 Wales Ospreys
Report
Stadio Luigi Zaffanella, Viadana
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Neil Paterson

Playoffs[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

11 May 2012
19:35
Ospreys Wales 45 – 10 Ireland Munster
Try: Biggar 12' c
Fotuali'i 40' c
Dirksen 55' m
Bishop 63' c
Webb 71' c
Con: Biggar (4/5)
Pen: Biggar (4/4) 8', 22', 30', 49'
Report Try: Keatley 3' c
Con: Keatley (1/1)
Pen: Keatley (1/1) 20'
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Attendance: 10,026
Referee: Alain Rolland

12 May 2012
19:35
Leinster Ireland 19 – 15 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: D. Kearney 66' c
Con: Sexton (1/1)
Pen: Sexton (4/4) 7', 23', 38', 63'
Report Try: Hall 77' m
Hogg 80' c
Con: Jackson (1/2)
Pen: Weir (1/3) 9'
RDS Arena, Dublin
Attendance: 15,113
Referee: George Clancy

Final[edit]

27 May 2012
16:00
Leinster Ireland 30 – 31 Wales Ospreys
Try: Cronin 26' c
Nacewa (2) 35' c, 61' c
Con: Sexton (3/3)
Pen: Sexton (3/4) 11', 44', 51'
Report Try: Beck 42' c
Williams (2) 59' m, 78' c
Con: Biggar (2/3)
Pen: Biggar (4/4) 8', 22', 34', 73'
RDS Arena, Dublin
Attendance: 18,500
Referee: Romain Poite

Leading scorers[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 senior caps. Players may hold one or more non-IRB nationalities.

Broadcasting rights[edit]

Setanta Sports Australia broadcasts live RaboDirect Pro12 matches in Australia. Setanta Sports Asia broadcast live RaboDirect Pro12 matches in Asia also.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Cardiff Blues played two of their matches back in their traditional Cardiff Arms Park home.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Tim Visser did not qualify for Scotland until June 2012.[10]
  4. ^ Hanno Dirksen will qualify for Wales in 2014.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Leading Points-Scorers". RaboDirect Pro12. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Leading Try-Scorers". RaboDirect Pro12. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  3. ^ BBC News
  4. ^ "Dutch bank to replace Magners as sponsors of Celtic League from next season". Daily Telegraph. 8 June 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Super Shane leads Ospreys to PRO12 glory". ESPNscrum (ESPN Inc.). 27 May 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  6. ^ Pope, Bruce (27 May 2012). "RaboDirect Pro12 Final: Leinster 30-31 Ospreys". BBC Sport (BBC). Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  7. ^ Ward, Tony (28 May 2012). "No complaints as Ospreys time run to perfection". Irish Independent (Independent News & Media). Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  8. ^ Competition Rule 3.5 "Summary of Key Rules". Pro12. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "2011–2012 RaboDirect PRO12 Fixtures & Results". Pro12. Celtic Rugby. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  10. ^ Hannan, Martin (10 July 2011). "Scottish cap is in Tim Visser's sights". Scotland on Sunday. Retrieved 10 July 2011. 
  11. ^ "BBC Sport - Ospreys wing Hanno Dirksen reveals his Wales ambitions". 

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