2012–13 Pro12

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2012–13 Pro12
Countries Ireland Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 Wales
Date 31 August 2012 – 25 May 2013
Champions Ireland Leinster (3rd title)
Runners-up Ireland Ulster
Matches played 135
Attendance 1,106,873 (average 8,199 per match)
Tries scored 536 (average 3.97 per match)
Top point scorer Ian Madigan (Leinster)
(186 points)[1]
Top try scorer Tim Visser (Edinburgh)
(11 tries)[2]
Official website
www.rabodirectpro12.com

The 2012–13 Pro12 League (also known as the RaboDirect Pro12 for sponsorship reasons) was the 12th season of the rugby union competition originally known as the Celtic League, the third with its current 12-team format, and the second with RaboDirect as title sponsor.

Ospreys were the defending champions, but they failed to qualify for the end-of-season playoffs.

The twelve teams that competed were the four Irish teams, Munster, Leinster, Connacht and Ulster; two Scottish teams, Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors; four Welsh teams, Cardiff Blues, Newport Gwent Dragons, Ospreys and Scarlets; and two Italian teams, Benetton Treviso and newly created Zebre.

The title was won by Leinster, defeating Ulster 24-18 in the final.[3][4][5][6]

Changes for the season[edit]

Italy[edit]

Zebre replaced Aironi Rugby after they had their license revoked by the Italian Rugby Federation for financial reasons.[7] Roberto Manghi will become their Head coach for their début season.

Scotland[edit]

Big changes for Glasgow Warriors over the off season. A move to Scotstoun from their home of previous seasons, Firhill and head coach Sean Lineen making way for the former Scotland stand-off Gregor Townsend.

Ireland[edit]

New Zealander Rob Penney replaced Tony McGahan as director of rugby at Munster and fellow New Zealander Mark Anscombe replaced Brian McLaughlin as head coach of Ulster.[8][9] Also at Munster, Paul O'Connell stepped down as captain, with Doug Howlett announced as his replacement.[10]

Wales[edit]

Changes in personnel at the Welsh regions, with Phil Davies taking over the reigns at Cardiff Blues, Steve Tandy replacing Sean Holley as Ospreys head coach and former Ireland captain Simon Easterby succeeding Nigel Davies at the Scarlets, who takes over at Aviva Premiership side Gloucester. Scarlets also announce that Rob McCusker replaces Matthew Rees as captain for the upcoming season.

On 28 August 2012, the Welsh Rugby Union announced a new annual event which will feature all four regions playing in a doubleheader at Millennium Stadium (similar to the long-established London Double Header in the English Premiership). The first of these events will take place on 30 March 2013, and the initial contract will run for four years.[11]

Teams[edit]

Team Coach Captain Stadium Capacity
Italy Benetton Treviso South Africa Franco Smith Italy Antonio Pavanello Stadio Comunale di Monigo 6,700
Wales Cardiff Blues Wales Phil Davies Wales Andries Pretorius Cardiff Arms Park 12,500
Ireland Connacht Ireland Eric Elwood Ireland John Muldoon Galway Sportsgrounds 7,500
Scotland Edinburgh Ireland Michael Bradley Scotland Greig Laidlaw Murrayfield Stadium 12,464[a]
Scotland Glasgow Warriors Scotland Gregor Townsend Scotland Alastair Kellock Scotstoun Stadium 9,708[12]
Ireland Leinster New Zealand Josef Schmidt Ireland Leo Cullen RDS Arena
Aviva Stadium
18,500 (16,500 seated)
51,700
Ireland Munster New Zealand Rob Penney New Zealand Doug Howlett Thomond Park
Musgrave Park
26,500 (15,100 seated)
9,251
Wales Newport Gwent Dragons Wales Darren Edwards Wales Lewis Evans Rodney Parade 11,676
Wales Ospreys Wales Steve Tandy Wales Alun Wyn Jones Liberty Stadium 20,532
Wales Scarlets Ireland Simon Easterby Wales Rob McCusker Parc y Scarlets 14,870
Ireland Ulster New Zealand Mark Anscombe South Africa Johann Muller Ravenhill 12,300
Italy Zebre Italy Roberto Manghi Italy Gonzalo Garcia Stadio XXV Aprile[13][b] 3,500

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 Ulster (RU) 22 17 1 4 577 348 +229 62 33 8 3 81
2 Ireland Leinster (CH) 22 17 0 5 585 386 +199 63 46 9 1 78
3 Scotland Glasgow Warriors (SF) 22 16 0 6 541 324 +217 66 30 9 3 76
4 Wales Scarlets (SF) 22 15 0 7 436 406 +30 41 37 3 3 66
5 Wales Ospreys 22 14 1 7 471 342 +129 48 25 2 2 62
6 Ireland Munster 22 11 1 10 442 389 +53 46 34 4 4 54
7 Italy Benetton Treviso 22 10 2 10 414 450 –36 45 44 4 2 50
8 Ireland Connacht 22 8 1 13 358 422 –64 32 43 1 3 38
9 Wales Cardiff Blues 22 8 0 14 348 487 –139 28 51 1 5 38
10 Scotland Edinburgh 22 7 0 15 399 504 –105 35 51 1 7 36
11 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons 22 6 0 16 358 589 –231 31 72 1 3 28
12 Italy Zebre 22 0 0 22 291 573 –282 29 60 1 9 10

If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:[14]

  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. Leinster won the Amlin Challenge Cup, giving Ireland an extra Heineken Cup place that passed to Connacht.

Updated 17 May 2013. Source: RaboDirect PRO12

Fixtures[edit]

All times are local.[15]

Round 1[edit]

31 August 2012
19:00
(1 BP) Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 37–6 Italy Zebre
Try: Tuilagi 14' c
Harries 19' c
D. Evans (2) 27' c, 39' c
Con: Prydie (4/4)
Pen: Prydie (2/2) 10', 68'
Drop: S. Jones (1/1) 16'
Report Pen: Orquera (2/3) 23', 38'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,540
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)

31 August 2012
19:05
Ulster Ireland 18–10 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: Allen 38' m
Gilroy 45' c
Con: O'Connor (1/2)
Pen: O'Connor (2/5) 11', 80'
Report Try: Seymour 68' c
Con: Jackson (1/1)
Pen: Weir (1/1) 21'
Ravenhill
Attendance: 8,108
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)

31 August 2012
20:05
Benetton Treviso Italy 12–6 Wales Ospreys (1 BP)
Pen: Burton (4/5) 7', 11', 14', 31'
Report Pen: Biggar (2/5) 18', 46'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)

1 September 2012
17:00
(1 BP) Connacht Ireland 9–13 Wales Cardiff Blues
Pen: Nikora (3/5) 45', 66', 69'
Report Try: Jones 30' c
Con: Sweeney (1/1)
Pen: Sweeney (2/2) 20', 25'
Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 3,869
Referee: Andrew McMenemy (SRU)

1 September 2012
18:30
(1 BP) Scarlets Wales 45–20 Ireland Leinster
Try: S. Williams 14' c
Li. Williams 26' c
North (2) 42' m, 73' c
Fenby (2) 48' c, 76' c
Murphy 64' m
Con: Thomas (3/4)
Priestland (2/3)
Report Try: Toner 62' c
Madigan 80' c
Con: Madigan (2/2)
Pen: Madigan (2/2) 4', 38'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 6,559
Referee: Neil Paterson (SRU)

1 September 2012
20:00
(1 BP) Edinburgh Scotland 18–23 Ireland Munster
Try: T. Visser (3) 13' m, 30' m, 74' m
Pen: Laidlaw (1/1) 51'
Report Try: Keatley 39' c
O'Dea 58' c
Con: Keatley (2/2)
Pen: Keatley (3/4) 27', 43', 69'
Murrayfield
Attendance: 4,050
Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)

Round 2[edit]

7 September 2012
19:05
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues Wales 19–21 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Cuthbert 50' c
Con: Halfpenny (1/1)
Pen: Halfpenny (4/4) 23', 34', 38', 57'
Report Try: T. Visser 24' m
penalty try 60' c
Con: Laidlaw (1/2)
Pen: Laidlaw (2/3) 3', 53'
Drop: Laidlaw (1/1) 78'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 7,412
Referee: David Wilkinson (IRFU)

7 September 2012
19:05
Zebre Italy 17–30 Ireland Connacht
Try: Pace 44' c
van Schalkwyk 59' c
Con: Orquera (2/2)
Pen: Orquera (1/2) 74'
Report Try: O'Halloran 30' c
Naoupu 57' c
McCarthy 80' c
Con: Nikora (3/3)
Pen: Nikora (3/3) 11', 39', 51'
Stadio XXV Aprile
Attendance: 2,025
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)

7 September 2012
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 13–18 Wales Scarlets
Try: Cusiter 76' c
Con: Weir (1/1)
Pen: Jackson (2/4) 6', 39'
Report Try: Shingler 23' m
Fenby 35' m
North 57' m
Pen: Priestland (1/5) 44'
Scotstoun
Attendance: 4,348
Referee: Dudley Phillips (IRFU)

7 September 2012
20:00
Munster Ireland 19–6 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: Howlett 6' c
Con: Keatley (1/1)
Pen: Keatley (4/4) 14', 24', 30', 51'
Report Pen: Di Bernardo (2/2) 3', 64'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 15,642
Referee: Andrew McMenemy (SRU)

8 September 2012
18:15
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 45–25 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Try: Conway 7' c
Marshall 33' c
Jennings 46' c
Carr 49' m
Macken 80' c
Con: Madigan (3/4)
Nacewa (1/1)
Pen: Madigan (4/4) 6', 16', 29', 40'
Report Try: S. Jones 12' c
Prydie 52' m
D. Evans 59' c
Con: Prydie (2/3)
Pen: Prydie (2/2) 5', 27'
Royal Dublin Society
Attendance: 15,724
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)

8 September 2012
18:30
(1 BP) Ospreys Wales 13–16 Ireland Ulster
Try: Dirksen 24' c
Con: Morgan (1/1)
Pen: Morgan (2/3) 47', 53'
Report Try: P. Marshall 75' c
Con: Jackson (1/1)
Pen: O'Connor (1/4) 32'
Jackson (2/2) 56', 68'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 8,566
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)

Round 3[edit]

14 September 2012
19:05
Ospreys Wales 10–28 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: Evans 51' c
Con: Biggar (1/1)
Pen: Biggar (1/1) 61'
Report Try: van der Merwe (2) 3' m, 54' c
Fusaro 28' c
Con: Weir (2/3)
Pen: Weir (2/3) 13', 46'
Jackson (1/1) 75'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 7,159
Referee: Leo Colgan (IRFU)

14 September 2012
19:05
Ulster Ireland 20–19 Ireland Munster (1 BP)
Try: Payne 51' m
Pen: Jackson (5/6) 16', 36', 40', 44', 69'
Report Try: Earls 38' c
Con: Keatley (1/1)
Pen: Keatley (2/2) 3', 8'
Drop: Keatley (2/2) 13', 67'
Ravenhill
Attendance: 10,397
Referee: Alain Rolland (IRFU)

14 September 2012
19:30
(1 BP) Edinburgh Scotland 41–10 Italy Zebre
Try: Cox 22' c
T. Visser (2) 38' c, 80' c
Ford 43' c
penalty try 59' c
Con: Laidlaw (5/5)
Pen: Laidlaw (2/2) 7', 30'
Report Try: Sinoti 69' c
Con: Halangahu (1/1)
Pen: Halangahu (1/1) 27'
Murrayfield
Attendance: 3,541
Referee: Giuseppe Vivarini (FIR)

15 September 2012
15:00
Connacht Ireland 11–24 Wales Scarlets (1 BP)
Try: Griffin 39' m
Pen: Nikora (2/2) 10', 61'
Report Try: J. Williams (2) 41' c, 52' m
North 49' m
J. Davies 80' c
Con: Priestland (1/2)
J. Williams (1/2)
Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 4,074
Referee: Neil Paterson (SRU)

15 September 2012
18:30
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 5–16 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: S. Jones 39' m
Report Try: Cuthbert 47' c
Con: Patchell (1/1)
Pen: Patchell (3/5) 37', 76', 78'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 7,331
Referee: Neil Hennessy (WRU)

15 September 2012
19:05
(1 BP) Benetton Treviso Italy 18–19 Ireland Leinster
Try: Barbieri 21' m
Semenzato 77' c
Con: Burton (1/1)
Pen: Di Bernardo (1/2) 14'
Burton (1/1) 66'
Report Try: O'Driscoll 44' c
Con: J. Sexton (1/1)
Pen: J. Sexton (3/4) 30', 58', 74'
Drop: J. Sexton (1/1) 79'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)

Round 4[edit]

21 September 2012
19:05
(1 BP) Scarlets Wales 16–23 Wales Ospreys
Try: North 80' c
Con: Priestland (1/1)
Pen: Priestland (3/7) 3', 13', 48'
Report Try: R. Jones 72' c
Dirksen 75' c
Con: Biggar (2/2)
Pen: Biggar (3/4) 7', 18', 34'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 14,111
Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)

21 September 2012
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 27–17 Ireland Connacht
Try: Lamont 18' m
Murchie 25' c
van der Merwe (2) 46' c, 69' m
Con: Wight (2/3)
Pen: Wight (1/2) 2'
Report Try: McCrea 31' c
White 49' c
Con: Jarvis (2/2)
Pen: Jarvis (1/2) 40'
Scotstoun
Attendance: 3,646
Referee: Alain Rolland (IRFU)

21 September 2012
20:05
Zebre Italy P–P Ireland Ulster
Postponed due to the death of Ulster player Nevin
Spence in a farming accident on 15 September.[16]
Stadio XXV Aprile
Referee: Neil Paterson (SRU)

22 September 2012
18:15
Leinster Ireland 22–16 Scotland Edinburgh (1 BP)
Try: J. Sexton 8' c
Macken (2) 57' m, 66' c
Con: J. Sexton (2/3)
Pen: J. Sexton (1/1) 16'
Report Try: Nel 71' c
Con: Laidlaw (1/1)
Pen: Laidlaw (3/3) 23', 32', 61'
Royal Dublin Society
Attendance: 17,794
Referee: Neil Hennessy (WRU)

22 September 2012
18:30
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues Wales 34–18 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: Fish 12' c
Roberts 31' c
Tovey 68' c
Ma'afu 80' c
Con: Patchell (4/4)
Pen: Patchell (2/4) 10', 44'
Report Try: Barbieri (2) 56' c, 72' m
Con: Burton (1/2)
Pen: Burton (2/2) 17', 66'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 8,138
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (IRFU)

22 September 2012
20:00
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 33–13 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Try: Keatley 2' c
Ronan 13' c
Murray 53' m
Zebo 57' c
O'Donnell 72' c
Con: O'Gara (4/5)
Report Try: D. Evans 62' c
Con: Robling (1/1)
Pen: Prydie (1/3) 16'
Robling (1/1) 40'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 15,064
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)

Round 5[edit]

28 September 2012
19:00
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 32–12 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Price 40' m
Pen: Prydie (6/6) 13', 19', 25', 38', 42', 66'
Drop: S. Jones (3/3) 48', 62', 74'
Report Try: Brown 11' c
T. Visser 60' m
Con: Leonard (1/2)
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 5,197
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)

28 September 2012
19:05
Cardiff Blues Wales 19–48 Ireland Ulster (1 BP)
Try: Robinson 61' c
Con: G. Davies (1/1)
Pen: Tovey (3/3) 2', 9', 19'
G. Davies (1/1) 47'
Report Try: Allen 18' c
Williams (2) 29' c, 66' c
Bowe (2) 48' m, 55' m
Payne 53' c
Trimble 77' c
Con: Jackson (5/7)
Pen: Jackson (1/3) 13'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 8,217
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)

28 September 2012
19:35
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 22–19 Italy Zebre (1 BP)
Try: Swinson 21' c
van der Merwe 34' m
Morrison 40' c
Con: Jackson (2/3)
Pen: Horne (1/1) 72'
Report Try: Orquera 12' c
Con: Orquera (1/1)
Pen: Orquera (3/3) 5', 30', 46'
Garcia (1/2) 10'
Scotstoun
Attendance: 3,313
Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)

28 September 2012
20:00
(1 BP) Connacht Ireland 34–6 Ireland Leinster
Try: McSharry 14' c
Vainikolo 23' c
O'Halloran 36' m
Naoupu 74' m
Loughney 78' c
Con: Parks (2/4)
Nikora (1/1)
Pen: Parks (1/1) 40'
Report Pen: Madigan (2/3) 5', 17'
Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 5,813
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (IRFU)

29 September 2012
18:30
Ospreys Wales 30–15 Ireland Munster
Try: Fussell 21' c
penalty try 54' c
Hibbard 68' c
Con: Biggar (3/3)
Pen: Biggar (3/4) 11', 13', 47'
Report Pen: O'Gara (4/4) 25', 40', 42', 58'
Keatley (1/1) 66'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 8,652
Referee: Dudley Phillips (IRFU)

29 September 2012
19:05
Benetton Treviso Italy 22–20 Wales Scarlets (1 BP)
Try: Ghiraldini 29' m
Semenzato 51' c
Barbieri 67' c
Con: Di Bernardo (2/2)
Pen: Di Bernardo (1/1) 80'
Report Try: Fenby (2) 27' c, 37' c
Con: Priestland (2/2)
Pen: Priestland (1/2) 47'
Drop: Priestland (1/1) 13'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Andrew McMenemy (SRU)

Round 6[edit]

5 October 2012
19:05
Scarlets Wales 24–13 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Try: Maule 26' c
Stoddart 70' m
Con: Thomas (1/1)
Pen: Thomas (3/6) 16', 34', 38'
Priestland (1/1) 66'
Report Try: Hughes 63' c
Con: Prydie (1/1)
Pen: S. Jones (1/2) 10'
Prydie (1/1) 60'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 7,863
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

5 October 2012
19:05
Ulster Ireland 25–0 Ireland Connacht
Try: penalty try 34' c
Williams 40' c
L. Marshall 78' m
Con: Jackson (2/2)
Pen: Jackson (2/2) 11', 60'
Report
Ravenhill
Attendance: 10,052
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)

5 October 2012
19:05
Zebre Italy 16–34 Wales Ospreys
Try: Redolfini 43' c
Con: Halangahu (1/1)
Pen: Garcia (1/3) 11'
Halangahu (2/2) 40', 54'
Report Try: Fussell 28' c
Thomas 37' m
Biggar 73' c
Con: Biggar (2/3)
Pen: Biggar (5/6) 6', 14', 20', 58', 61'
Stadio XXV Aprile
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Dudley Phillips (IRFU)

5 October 2012
19:30
(1 BP) Edinburgh Scotland 22–27 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: T. Visser 34' c
Jones 57' m
Fife 78' c
Con: Laidlaw (2/3)
Pen: Laidlaw (1/2) 4'
Report Try: penalty try 29' c
Barbieri (2) 40' c, 55' c
Con: Di Bernardo (3/3)
Pen: Di Bernardo (2/4) 38', 48'
Murrayfield
Attendance: 4,079
Referee: Matteo Liperini (FIR)

6 October 2012
18:30
Cardiff Blues Wales 3–18 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Pen: Halfpenny (1/2) 39'
Report Pen: Horne (6/7) 17', 25', 28', 34', 46', 58'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 7,442
Referee: Giuseppe Vivarini (FIR)

6 October 2012
18:30
Leinster Ireland 30–21 Ireland Munster
Try: Strauss 4' c
Madigan 21' c
O'Driscoll 53' c
Con: J. Sexton (3/3)
Pen: J. Sexton (3/5) 13', 33', 50'
Report Try: P. O'Mahony 6' m
Murray 67' c
Con: Keatley (1/1)
Pen: O'Gara (3/4) 10', 15', 36'
Aviva Stadium
Attendance: 46,280
Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)

Round 7[edit]

26 October 2012
19:05
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 19–46 Ireland Ulster (1 BP)
Try: Tuilagi 29' c
Con: Prydie (1/1)
Pen: Prydie (4/5) 2', 10', 35', 52'
Report Try: Court 16' c
Williams 32' c
Pienaar 37' m
Cave 60' c
Trimble 61' c
Payne 78' c
Con: Pienaar (5/6)
Pen: Pienaar (2/4) 42', 49'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 5,057
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (IRFU)

26 October 2012
19:35
(1 BP) Edinburgh Scotland 28–29 Wales Scarlets (1 BP)
Try: T. Visser 8' c
Con: Leonard (1/1)
Pen: Leonard (7/8) 19', 25', 29', 36', 54', 59', 66'
Report Try: North (2) 14' c, 32' m
Reynolds 20' c
G. Davies 40' c
Con: Thomas (3/4)
Pen: Priestland (1/1) 78'
Murrayfield
Attendance: 3,754
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)

26 October 2012
19:45
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 29–3 Italy Zebre
Try: Hanrahan (2) 46' c, 67' c
Jones 56' c
O'Dea 76' m
Con: Keatley (3/4)
Pen: Keatley (1/2) 26'
Report Pen: Halangahu (1/2) 39'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 14,738
Referee: Neil Hennessy (WRU)

27 October 2012
14:30
(1 BP) Ospreys Wales 26–9 Ireland Connacht
Try: Walker 15' c
Tipuric 37' m
Thomas 42' c
Fotuali'i 72' c
Con: Biggar (3/4)
Report Pen: Parks (3/4) 31', 34', 52'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 8,231
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)

27 October 2012
18:30
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 59–22 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Strauss 4' c
Madigan 7' c
Heaslip (2) 18' c, 30' c
D. Kearney 26' c
Healy 35' m
Murphy 42' c
Browne 54' c
Carr 80' m
Con: J. Sexton (7/9)
Report Try: Cuthbert 51' m
Halfpenny 64' c
James 69' c
Con: Halfpenny (2/3)
Pen: Halfpenny (1/1) 12'
Royal Dublin Society
Attendance: 17,236
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)

27 October 2012
19:05
Benetton Treviso Italy 13–24 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: Vosawai 22' c
Con: Burton (1/1)
Pen: Burton (1/3) 29'
Botes (1/1) 63'
Report Try: Seymour (2) 65' c, 69' m
Con: Wight (1/2)
Pen: Jackson (3/4) 12', 16', 43'
Wight (1/1) 57'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Leo Colgan (IRFU)

Round 8[edit]

2 November 2012
19:05
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues Wales 18–24 Ireland Munster
Try: Hewitt 46' c
Jones 64' m
Con: Sweeney (1/2)
Pen: Tovey (1/2) 8'
Sweeney (1/1) 59'
Report Try: O'Donnell (2) 12' c, 61' c
Laulala 78' c
Con: O'Gara (3/3)
Pen: O'Gara (1/1) 29'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 8,064
Referee: Andrew McMenemy (SRU)

2 November 2012
19:05
(1 BP) Ulster Ireland 45–20 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: penalty try 29' c
Payne (2) 31' c, 66' c
Pienaar 35' c
Wilson 57' c
Gilroy 80' c
Con: Pienaar (6/6)
Pen: O'Connor (1/1) 15'
Report Try: Brown (2) 11' c, 37' c
Con: Hunter (2/2)
Pen: Hunter (2/2) 20', 42'
Ravenhill
Attendance: 11,078
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

2 November 2012
19:30
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 37–6 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Try: Murchie 14' c
Reid 28' c
Ryder 43' m
Seymour (2) 62' m, 68' c
Con: Wight (3/5)
Pen: Wight (2/2) 5', 34'
Report Pen: Prydie (2/3) 31', 37'
Scotstoun
Attendance: 3,317
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)

3 November 2012
17:00
Connacht Ireland 18–3 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: Poolman 28' c
Duffy 74' m
Con: Parks (1/2)
Pen: Parks (2/3) 6', 14'
Report Pen: Di Bernardo (1/2) 61'
Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 4,112
Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)

3 November 2012
18:30
Scarlets Wales 22–13 Italy Zebre
Try: K. Phillips 73' c
Con: Thomas (1/1)
Pen: Thomas (5/6) 36', 48', 54', 67', 78'
Report Try: Pratichetti 61' c
Con: Halangahu (1/1)
Pen: Halangahu (2/5) 13', 38'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 5,757
Referee: Dudley Phillips (IRFU)

4 November 2012
16:00
Ospreys Wales 19–10 Ireland Leinster
Try: Walker 62' c
Con: Morgan (1/1)
Pen: Morgan (3/4) 15', 22', 40'
Drop: Morgan (1/1) 75'
Report Try: Auva'a 8' c
Con: Madigan (1/1)
Pen: Madigan (1/3) 4'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 9,246
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)

Round 4 rescheduled match[edit]

18 November 2012
15:00[17]
(2 BP) Zebre Italy 25–27 Ireland Ulster
Try: Tebaldi 11' m
Halangahu 44' m
van Schalkwyk (2) 54' m, 65' c
Con: Halangahu (1/4)
Pen: Halangahu (1/2) 40'
Report Try: Wallace 58' m
penalty try 75' c
Con: O'Connor (1/2)
Pen: O'Connor (5/5) 10', 27', 34', 48', 63'
Stadio XXV Aprile
Attendance: 2,550
Referee: Neil Paterson (SRU)

This match – originally scheduled to be held during Round 4, on 21 September 2012 – was postponed due to the death of Ulster player Nevin Spence in a farming accident on 15 September.[16]

Round 9[edit]

23 November 2012
19:00
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 14–3 Ireland Connacht
Try: Leach 37' m
Pen: Prydie (3/4) 25', 46', 52'
Report Pen: Parks (1/2) 6'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,168
Referee: Giuseppe Vivarini (FIR)

23 November 2012
19:05
(1 BP) Benetton Treviso Italy 15–16 Ireland Ulster
Try: Williams 8' c
Nitoglia 40' m
Con: Di Bernardo (1/2)
Pen: Di Bernardo (1/3) 28'
Report Try: Nelson 24' c
Con: O'Connor (1/1)
Pen: O'Connor (3/4) 20', 49', 58'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Peter Allan (SRU)

23 November 2012
19:05
Edinburgh Scotland 23–13 Wales Ospreys
Try: Nel 34' m
Pen: Hunter (6/8) 23', 47', 53', 59', 64', 80'
Report Try: Morgan 37' c
Con: Morgan (1/1)
Pen: Morgan (2/2) 16', 31'
Murrayfield
Attendance: 3,128
Referee: David Wilkinson (IRFU)

23 November 2012
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 0–6 Ireland Leinster
Report Pen: Madigan (2/3) 5', 50'
Scotstoun
Attendance: 3,970
Referee: Neil Hennessy (WRU)

25 November 2012
15:00
(1 BP) Zebre Italy 7–14 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Pace 18' c
Con: Halangahu (1/1)
Report Try: Trevett 27' m
Pen: Sweeney (3/4) 56', 68', 70'
Stadio XXV Aprile
Attendance: 700
Referee: Leo Colgan (IRFU)

25 November 2012
17:15
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 6–13 Wales Scarlets
Pen: Keatley (1/1) 23'
Hanrahan (1/1) 80'
Report Try: Fenby 70' c
Con: Thomas (1/1)
Pen: Thomas (2/6) 29', 68'
Musgrave Park
Attendance: 6,219
Referee: Laurent Cardona (FFR)

Round 10[edit]

30 November 2012
19:05
Ospreys Wales 33–12 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: King 12' c
Fussell 42' c
Allen 79' c
Con: Morgan (3/3)
Pen: Morgan (4/5) 10', 24', 37', 60'
Report Pen: Sweeney (2/2) 26', 39'
Patchell (2/2) 47', 52'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 8,169
Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)

1 December 2012
15:00
(1 BP) Benetton Treviso Italy 32–13 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Try: Gori 9' c
Loamanu (2) 25' m, 42' c
McLean 39' m
Botes 72' m
Con: Di Bernardo (2/5)
Pen: Di Bernardo (1/1) 12'
Report Try: Prydie 52' c
Con: Prydie (1/1)
Pen: Prydie (2/2) 2', 15'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 3,600
Referee: David Wilkinson (IRFU)

1 December 2012
17:00
(1 BP) Connacht Ireland 23–24 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Harris-Wright 12' c
Poolman 69' c
Con: Parks (2/2)
Pen: Parks (3/3) 17', 38', 58'
Report Try: T. Visser 5' c
Scott 35' c
McInally 65' c
Con: Laidlaw (3/3)
Pen: Laidlaw (1/1) 13'
Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 4,930
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)

1 December 2012
18:00
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 37–7 Italy Zebre
Try: Conway 26' c
J. Sexton 34' c
McFadden (2) 59' c, 78' m
Healy 69' m
Con: J. Sexton (2/2)
McFadden (1/3)
Pen: J. Sexton (1/1) 25'
McFadden (1/1) 52'
Report Try: Tebaldi 48' c
Con: Halangahu (1/1)
Royal Dublin Society
Attendance: 15,894
Referee: Andrew McMenemy (SRU)

1 December 2012
19:45
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 31–3 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: Stander (2) 8' c, 38' c
O'Donnell 23' c
penalty try 74' c
Con: O'Gara (4/4)
Pen: O'Gara (1/1) 37'
Report Pen: Weir (1/1) 3'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 15,138
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)

2 December 2012
16:00
(1 BP) Scarlets Wales 12–19 Ireland Ulster
Pen: Thomas (4/7) 20', 49', 52', 80'
Report Try: Trimble 28' c
Con: Jackson (1/1)
Pen: Jackson (4/5) 9', 33', 43', 58'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 7,089
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (IRFU)

Round 11[edit]

21 December 2012
19:05
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues Wales 6–9 Wales Scarlets
Pen: Patchell (2/3) 16', 58'
Report Pen: Thomas (3/6) 5', 10', 40'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 9,872
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)

21 December 2012
19:05
Ulster Ireland 27–19 Ireland Leinster
Try: Penalty try 37' c
Williams 44' c
Trimble 75' c
Con: Pienaar (3/3)
Pen: Jackson (1/3) 26'
Pienaar (1/2) 30'
Report Try: McFadden 78' c
Con: Madigan (1/1)
Pen: Madigan (4/5) 12', 19', 34', 43'
Ravenhill
Attendance: 10,940
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)

21 December 2012
19:35
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 23–14 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: van der Merwe (2) 7' m, 25' c
Harley 14' m
Con: Horne (1/3)
Pen: Weir (2/3) 67', 72'
Report Try: Francis 50' m
Pen: Laidlaw (3/3) 32', 45'
Scotstoun
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (FFR)

22 December 2012
15:00
(1 BP) Zebre Italy 3–10 Italy Benetton Treviso
Pen: Orquera (1/1) 60'
Report Try: Loamanu 43' c
Con: Di Bernardo (1/1)
Pen: Di Bernardo (1/5) 76'
Stadio XXV Aprile
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Laurent Cardona (FFR)

22 December 2012
17:15
(1 BP) Connacht Ireland 12–16 Ireland Munster
Pen: Parks (3/4) 11', 24', 45'
Drop: Parks (1/1) 54'
Report Try: penalty try 37' c
Con: Keatley (1/1)
Pen: Keatley (3/3) 17', 40', 42'
Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 7,789
Referee: Dudley Phillips (IRFU)

Welsh Round[edit]

26 December 2012
14:05
Cardiff Blues Wales 12–10 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons (1 BP)
Pen: Patchell (4/4) 15', 22', 30', 63'
Report Try: Tuilagi 49' c
Con: W. Evans (1/1)
Pen: Robling (1/1) 61'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 10,243
Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)

26 December 2012
17:30
Ospreys Wales 32–3 Wales Scarlets
Try: penalty try 24' c
King 48' m
Fotuali'i 66' m
Con: Biggar (1/3)
Pen: Biggar (4/4) 2', 33', 40', 53'
Drop: Fotuali'i (1/1) 11'
Report Pen: Thomas (1/2) 27'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 19,443
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

Round 12[edit]

29 December 2012
15:00
Benetton Treviso Italy 26–18 Italy Zebre
Try: Gori 26' c
Ghiraldini 44' c
Con: Burton (2/2)
Pen: Burton (2/2) 22, 40'
Drop: Burton (2/2) 2', 8'
Report Try: Buso 58' m
Venditti 79' c
Con: Tebaldi (1/1)
Pen: Orquera (1/2) 15'
Garcia (1/1) 39'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Matteo Liperini (FIR)

29 December 2012
16:05
(1 BP) Edinburgh Scotland 17–21 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: Grant 59' c
T. Visser 76' c
Con: Laidlaw (2/2)
Pen: Laidlaw (1/2) 9'
Report Try: Maitland 7' m
Jackson 29' m
Pyrgos 55' m
Pen: Horne (2/2) 37', 40'
Murrayfield
Attendance: 11,225
Referee: Neil Paterson (SRU)

29 December 2012
17:30
Munster Ireland 24–10 Ireland Ulster
Try: penalty try 33' c
Zebo 45' c
P. O'Mahony 50' c
Con: Keatley (3/3)
Pen: Keatley (1/1) 3'
Report Try: Birch 80' c
Con: Olding (1/1)
Pen: O'Connor (1/2) 22'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 23,587
Referee: Alain Rolland (IRFU)

29 December 2012
19:45
Leinster Ireland 17–0 Ireland Connacht
Try: Madigan 33' c
McGrath 73' c
Con: Madigan (2/2)
Pen: Madigan (1/1) 57'
Report
Royal Dublin Society
Attendance: 18,500
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)

31 December 2012
16:15
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 3–14 Wales Ospreys
Pen: Prydie (1/2) 13'
Report Try: Walker 3' c
Beck 62' c
Con: Biggar (2/2)
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 7,018
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

Round 13[edit]

4 January 2013
19:05
Ospreys Wales 16–15 Italy Zebre (1 BP)
Try: Biggar 69' c
Con: Biggar (1/1)
Pen: Biggar (3/4) 22', 34', 66'
Report Try: Chillon 28' m
Tebaldi 72' c
Con: Halangahu (1/1)
Pen: Chillon (1/1) 12'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 7,891
Referee: Neil Paterson (SRU)

4 January 2013
19:05
(1 BP) Ulster Ireland 47–17 Wales Scarlets
Try: Diack 44' c
Williams 56' c
Trimble 73' c
penalty try 76' c
McComb 77' c
Con: Pienaar (2/2)
Jackson (3/3)
Pen: Pienaar (4/4) 23', 34', 38', 48'
Report Try: Turnbull 67' c
S. Williams 80' c
Con: Thomas (1/1)
S. Williams (1/1)
Pen: Thomas (1/2) 9'
Ravenhill
Attendance: 10,977
Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)

4 January 2013
19:30
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 41–7 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: van der Merwe 25' c
Hogg (2) 28' c, 77' c
Seymour 39' c
Matawalu 74' c
Con: Jackson (3/3)
Weir (2/2)
Pen: Jackson (2/2) 4', 20'
Report Try: Minto 52' c
Con: Burton (1/1)
Scotstoun
Attendance: 3,605
Referee: Leo Colgan (IRFU)

4 January 2013
19:35
Edinburgh Scotland 16–31 Ireland Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Nel 75' c
Con: Francis (1/1)
Pen: Laidlaw (2/2) 18', 40'
Drop: Francis (1/1) 49'
Report Try: penalty try 34' c
D'Arcy 38' c
J. Sexton 57' c
Madigan 67' c
Con: J. Sexton (4/4)
Pen: J. Sexton (1/2) 20'
Murrayfield
Attendance: 3,821
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)

5 January 2013
17:00
Connacht Ireland 30–11 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Try: penalty try 20' c
Naoupu 27' c
Poolman 44' c
Con: Parks (3/3)
Pen: Parks (2/2) 3', 8'
Drop: Parks (1/1) 59'
Report Try: J. Evans 80' m
Pen: Prydie (2/2) 38', 43'
Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 4,958
Referee: Andrew McMenemy (SRU)

5 January 2013
19:30
Munster Ireland 6–17 Wales Cardiff Blues
Pen: O'Gara (2/2) 22', 46'
Report Try: O. Williams 43' c
Copeland 70' c
Con: Patchell (2/2)
Pen: Patchell (1/1) 11'
Musgrave Park
Attendance: 8,874
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

Round 14[edit]

8 February 2013
19:05
(1 BP) Ulster Ireland 12–16 Wales Ospreys
Pen: Pienaar (3/3) 5', 15', 33'
Olding (1/1) 65'
Report Try: Bevington 67' c
Con: Morgan (1/1)
Pen: Morgan (3/3) 10', 22', 54'
Ravenhill
Attendance: 10,886
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)

8 February 2013
19:30
Cardiff Blues Wales 11–26 Ireland Leinster
Try: Tovey 51' m
Pen: Patchell (2/4) 13', 59'
Report Try: Boss 37' c
Murphy 40' c
Con: Madigan (2/2)
Pen: Madigan (4/4) 4', 28', 32', 70'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 5,783
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (IRFU)

8 February 2013
19:30
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 23–14 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: S. Jones 55' c
Prydie 68' c
Con: Prydie (2/2)
Pen: S. Jones (1/6) 30'
Prydie (2/2) 40', 72'
Report Try: la Grange 6' c
Giusti 25' c
Con: Di Bernardo (2/2)
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,212
Referee: David Wilkinson (IRFU)

8 February 2013
19:30
Scarlets Wales 25–15 Ireland Connacht
Try: Snyman 53' c
Con: O. Williams (1/1)
Pen: O. Williams (6/6) 5', 20', 36', 40', 63', 72'
Report Try: Poolman 1' m
Swift 76' c
Con: Nikora (1/1)
Drop: Parks (1/1) 30'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 5,886
Referee: Matteo Liperini (FIR)

9 February 2013
19:45
Munster Ireland 30–3 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Stander 68' c
Sherry 75' m
Con: Keatley (1/2)
Pen: Keatley (6/7) 22', 28', 50', 54', 57', 64'
Report Pen: Francis (1/2) 14'
Musgrave Park
Attendance: 7,241
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)

10 February 2013
15:05
Zebre Italy 20–36 Scotland Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: van Schalkwyk 4' c
Tebaldi 9' c
Con: Halangahu (2/2)
Pen: Halangahu (2/4) 25', 36'
Report Try: McGuigan (2) 7' c, 56' m
Dunbar 11' c
Eddie 61' c
Murchie 75' c
Con: Wight (2/2)
Russell (2/3)
Pen: Wight (1/1) 15'
Stadio XXV Aprile
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Andrew McMenemy (SRU)

Round 15[edit]

15 February 2013
19:05
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 3–60 Scotland Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Pen: Prydie (1/2) 2'
Report Try: Bennett 16' c
Matawalu 20' c
Dunbar 37' c
Paris 60' c
Swinson (2) 65' c, 75' m
Strauss 68' c
Thomson 80' c
Con: Weir (5/5)
Wight (2/3)
Pen: Weir (2/2) 4', 27'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,311
Referee: Claudio Blessano (FIR)

15 February 2013
19:05
(1 BP) Ulster Ireland 26–3 Italy Zebre
Try: Herring 8' c
Diack (2) 40' m, 57' c
Andrew 73' c
Con: Pienaar (3/4)
Report Pen: Halangahu (1/2) 34'
Ravenhill
Attendance: 10,309
Referee: Neil Paterson (SRU)

15 February 2013
19:30
(1 BP) Edinburgh Scotland 16–17 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Nel 50' c
Con: Hunter (1/1)
Pen: Hunter (2/5) 26', 35'
Leonard (1/1) 58'
Report Try: Paterson 38' m
Pen: Patchell (4/4) 5', 13', 28', 66'
Murrayfield
Attendance: 3,583
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)

15 February 2013
19:45
Connacht Ireland 22–10 Wales Ospreys
Try: Faloon 17' c
Con: Parks (1/1)
Pen: Parks (4/5) 7', 32', 47', 75'
Drop: Parks (1/1) 78'
Report Try: Fotuali'i 13' c
Con: Morgan (1/1)
Pen: Morgan (1/1) 69'
Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 4,680
Referee: Giuseppe Vivarini (FIR)

16 February 2013
17:00
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 40–5 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: Ryan (3) 10' m, 23' c, 46' c
Cronin (2) 13' c, 27' c
Auva'a 69' c
Con: Madigan (4/5)
McFadden (1/1)
Report Try: Nitoglia 49' m
Royal Dublin Society
Attendance: 16,208
Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)

16 February 2013
18:30
Scarlets Wales 18–10 Ireland Munster
Pen: O. Williams (5/7) 13', 19', 39', 50', 57'
Drop: O. Williams (1/1) 63'
Report Try: Hurley 80' c
Con: O'Gara (1/1)
Pen: O'Gara (1/4) 29'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 7,124
Referee: Dudley Phillips (IRFU)

Round 16[edit]

22 February 2013
19:30
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues Wales 22–26 Ireland Connacht
Try: Robinson 21' m
Copeland 61' m
Pen: Patchell (4/6) 7', 47', 51', 67'
Report Try: Poolman 2' m
Faloon (2) 5' c, 64' m
Con: Nikora (1/3)
Pen: Nikora (3/3) 31', 56', 73'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 5,236
Referee: Dudley Phillips (IRFU)

22 February 2013
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 20–14 Ireland Ulster (1 BP)
Try: Swinson 15' m
Seymour 28' m
Murchie 41' m
Matawalu 73' m
Report Try: Olding 67' m
Pen: Pienaar (3/5) 6', 18', 49'
Scotstoun
Attendance: 5,613
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

22 February 2013
20:00
Ospreys Wales 24–7 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Allen (2) 4' c, 23' c
Webb 57' c
Con: Morgan (3/3)
Pen: Morgan (1/3) 55'
Report Try: Watson 40' c
Con: Leonard (1/1)
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 5,580
Referee: David Wilkinson (IRFU)

23 February 2013
19:45
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 32–5 Wales Scarlets
Try: Goodman 33' m
Dundon 48' c
Murphy 70' c
Cooney 80' c
Con: Madigan (3/3)
Pen: Goodman (2/4) 3', 31'
Report Try: Fenby 35' m
Royal Dublin Society
Attendance: 15,627
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)

24 February 2013
15:00
(1 BP) Benetton Treviso Italy 34–10 Ireland Munster
Try: Nitoglia 3' c
Giusti 19' m
la Grange 34' c
Semenzato 61' m
Toniolatti 78' c
Con: Di Bernardo (3/5)
Pen: Di Bernardo (1/2) 40'
Report Try: penalty try 49' c
Con: Keatley (1/1)
Pen: Keatley (1/2) 24'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 2,200
Referee: Neil Paterson (SRU)

24 February 2013
15:05
(1 BP) Zebre Italy 13–14 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Try: Pratichetti 39' c
Con: Chillon (1/1)
Pen: Chillon (2/4) 21', 44'
Report Try: Groves 61' m
Pen: S. Jones (3/6) 32', 56', 66'
Stadio XXV Aprile
Attendance: 400
Referee: Leo Colgan (IRFU)

Round 17[edit]

1 March 2013
19:00
(1 BP) Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 19–26 Ireland Leinster (1 BP)
Try: I. Jones 41' m
S. Jones 79' m
Pen: S. Jones (2/2) 3', 30'
Drop: S. Jones (1/1) 35'
Report Try: Cronin (2) 2' c, 8' m
D. Kearney (2) 17' c, 65' c
Con: Madigan (3/4)
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,258
Referee: David Wilkinson (IRFU)

1 March 2013
19:05
Scarlets Wales 14–13 Scotland Edinburgh (1 BP)
Try: Fenby 14' m
Pen: Thomas (2/2) 3', 52'
O. Williams (1/4) 67'
Report Try: Fife 22' c
Con: Leonard (1/1)
Pen: Leonard (2/3) 19', 44'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 6,314
Referee: Giuseppe Vivarini (FIR)

1 March 2013
19:05
Ulster Ireland 29–29 Italy Benetton Treviso (1 BP)
Try: Trimble 19' c
Olding 33' c
Con: Jackson (2/2)
Pen: Jackson (5/7) 28', 47', 56', 70', 78'
Report Try: Budd (3) 40' c, 64' c, 79' m
Barbieri 51' c
Con: Di Bernardo (3/4)
Pen: Di Bernardo (1/1) 4'
Ravenhill
Attendance: 10,678
Referee: Andrew McMenemy (SRU)

1 March 2013
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 29–13 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Horne 15' c
Matawalu (2) 56' c, 64' m
Weir 60' c
Con: Weir (3/3)
Pen: Weir (1/2) 36'
Report Try: Navidi 25' c
Con: Patchell (1/1)
Pen: Patchell (2/2) 34', 39'
Scotstoun
Attendance: 3,807
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)

1 March 2013
19:45
Connacht Ireland 23–19 Italy Zebre (1 BP)
Try: McKeon 2' c
Duffy 21' c
Con: Parks (2/2)
Pen: Parks (2/2) 47', 80'
Drop: Parks (1/1) 75'
Report Try: Sarto 31' c
Con: Buso (1/1)
Pen: Buso (3/5) 17', 29', 60'
Garcia (1/1) 71'
Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 4,856
Referee: Neil Hennessy (WRU)

2 March 2013
18:30
Munster Ireland 13–13 Wales Ospreys
Try: Varley 44' c
Con: O'Gara (1/1)
Pen: O'Gara (2/2) 4', 38'
Report Try: J. Thomas 52' c
Con: Morgan (1/1)
Pen: Morgan (2/2) 16', 25'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 17,748
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

Round 18[edit]

22 March 2013
19:00
Zebre Italy 10–24 Wales Scarlets
Try: van Schalkwyk 13' m
Venditti 57' m
Report Try: L. Williams 40' m
Snyman 47' c
Con: O. Williams (1/2)
Pen: O. Williams (4/4) 19', 33', 45', 53'
Stadio XXV Aprile
Attendance: 1,100
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (IRFU)

22 March 2013
19:05
(1 BP) Ospreys Wales 52–19 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Try: Fotuali'i 4' c
Habberfield 7' c
Beck 21' c
Isaacs 42' c
Biggar 64' c
Arhip 73' c
Tipuric 76' c
Con: Biggar (5/5)
Morgan (2/2)
Pen: Biggar (1/1) 31'
Report Try: D. Evans 47' m
Faletau 69' m
Pen: S. Jones (3/5) 13', 35', 55'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 9,935
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)

22 March 2013
19:30
Edinburgh Scotland 14–8 Ireland Ulster (1 BP)
Try: McInally 56' m
Pen: Francis (3/3) 16', 31', 74'
Report Try: Trimble 65' m
Pen: Jackson (1/4) 40'
Murrayfield
Attendance: 4,714
Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)

23 March 2013
17:45
Munster Ireland 22–0 Ireland Connacht
Try: O'Connell 11' c
Varley (2) 14' m, 50' c
Con: O'Gara (2/3)
Pen: O'Gara (1/1) 40'
Report
Musgrave Park
Attendance: 8,203
Referee: Alain Rolland (IRFU)

23 March 2013
19:30
Benetton Treviso Italy 26–17 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Zanni 13' c
penalty try 58' c
Con: Di Bernardo (2/2)
Pen: Di Bernardo (4/6) 35', 39', 68', 77'
Report Try: Hewitt 29' c
Reed 49' c
Con: Sweeney (2/2)
Pen: Sweeney (1/1) 12'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 2,600
Referee: Giuseppe Vivarini (FIR)

23 March 2013
19:45
Leinster Ireland 22–17 Scotland Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Madigan 72' c
Con: Madigan (1/1)
Pen: Madigan (5/5) 13', 24', 36', 40', 77'
Report Try: Kalman 10' c
Horne 32' c
Con: Weir (2/2)
Pen: Weir (1/1) 19'
Royal Dublin Society
Attendance: 16,156
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

Round 19[edit]

29 March 2013
19:00
(1 BP) Zebre Italy 7–9 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: van Schalkwyk 30' c
Con: Orquera (1/1)
Report Pen: Laidlaw (3/5) 5', 40', 45'
Stadio XXV Aprile
Attendance: 1,800
Referee: Sean Gallagher (IRFU)

29 March 2013
20:05
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 51–24 Ireland Munster
Try: Maitland 1' c
Matawalu 28' c
Jackson 57' c
Bennett 70' c
Hogg 74' c
Barclay 80' c
Con: Jackson (4/4)
Weir (2/2)
Pen: Jackson (3/3) 34', 38', 65'
Report Try: Laulala 10' c
Kilcoyne 26' c
Howlett 77' c
Con: O'Gara (2/2)
Keatley (1/1)
Pen: O'Gara (1/1) 49'
Scotstoun
Attendance: 5,692
Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)

30 March 2013[11]
14:30
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 20–28 Wales Scarlets
Try: J. Evans 36' c
D. Evans 75' c
Con: Prydie (2/2)
Pen: Prydie (2/2) 40', 56'
Report Try: North (2) 26' c, 68' m
J. Davies 66' c
Con: O. Williams (2/3)
Pen: O. Williams (3/6) 19', 45', 58'
Millennium Stadium
Attendance: 36,174
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (IRFU)

30 March 2013[11]
17:15
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues Wales 16–23 Wales Ospreys
Try: Halfpenny 6' c
Con: Halfpenny (1/1)
Pen: Halfpenny (3/3) 25', 53', 63'
Report Try: King 20' c
Spratt 33' c
Con: Biggar (2/2)
Pen: Biggar (3/5) 11', 31', 76'
Millennium Stadium
Attendance: 36,174
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

30 March 2013
18:15
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 18–22 Ireland Ulster
Pen: Madigan (6/6) 15', 19', 26', 40', 48', 69'
Report Try: Diack 22' m
Henderson 62' m
Pen: Pienaar (4/4) 39', 51', 57', 71'
Royal Dublin Society
Attendance: 18,500
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)

30 March 2013
20:00
Benetton Treviso Italy P–P Ireland Connacht
Postponed due to a
waterlogged pitch.[18]
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Referee: Neil Paterson (SRU)

Round 20[edit]

12 April 2013
19:05
Scarlets Wales 29–6 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: Owens 18' c
L. Williams 46' c
Con: O. Williams (2/2)
Pen: O. Williams (4/5) 4', 14', 51', 60'
Drop: O. Williams (1/1) 24'
Report Pen: Jackson (2/2) 21', 27'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 6,901
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)

12 April 2013
19:05
(1 BP) Ulster Ireland 31–5 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Try: Bowe 24' c
Olding 35' c
Cave 38' c
P. Marshall 45' c
Con: Pienaar (4/4)
Pen: Pienaar (1/1) 29'
Report Try: Prydie 70' m
Ravenhill
Attendance: 9,647
Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)

12 April 2013
19:30
Edinburgh Scotland 24–32 Ireland Connacht
Pen: Laidlaw (8/9) 6', 16', 26', 29', 36', 54', 60', 69'
Report Try: Kearney 32' c
Henshaw 76' c
Con: Parks (2/2)
Pen: Parks (4/5) 4', 47', 52', 80'
Duffy (1/1) 40'
Drop: Parks (1/1) 62'
Murrayfield
Attendance: 4,171
Referee: Rhys Thomas (WRU)

13 April 2013
14:30
Cardiff Blues Wales 28–13 Italy Zebre
Try: Patchell 18' c
Evans 36' m
Roberts 73' c
Con: Halfpenny (2/3)
Pen: Halfpenny (3/3) 11', 23', 33'
Report Try: Cristiano 79' c
Con: Chiesa (1/1)
Pen: Halangahu (2/3) 3', 28'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 9,769
Referee: Lloyd Linton (SRU)

13 April 2013
18:30
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 16–22 Ireland Leinster
Try: Keatley 21' m
Jones 27' m
Pen: Keatley (2/2) 43', 45'
Report Try: O'Driscoll 71' c
Con: Madigan (1/1)
Pen: Madigan (5/5) 6', 15', 20', 34', 50'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 23,037
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

13 April 2013
18:30
Ospreys Wales 28–3 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: John 39' m
Biggar 50' c
Webb 80' c
Con: Biggar (2/3)
Pen: Biggar (3/4) 21', 25', 32'
Report Pen: Botes (1/2) 7'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 9,138
Referee: Dudley Phillips (IRFU)

Round 21[edit]

19 April 2013
19:00
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 30–24 Ireland Munster (2 BP)
Try: S. Jones 19' c
Wardle 75' m
Con: Prydie (1/2)
Pen: Prydie (5/5) 12', 16', 28', 48', 79'
Drop: S. Jones (1/1) 40'
Report Try: Butler 13' m
O'Mahony 58' m
Stander 65' c
Murphy 72' c
Con: Keatley (2/4)
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 7,523
Referee: Claudio Blessano (FIR)

19 April 2013
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 35–17 Wales Ospreys
Try: Grant (2) 11' c, 30' c
Maitland 17' m
Matawalu 56' m
van der Merwe 80' m
Con: Weir (2/4)
Pen: Weir (1/4) 40'
Horne (1/2) 70'
Report Try: Griffiths 47' c
Lewis 61' c
Con: Biggar (2/2)
Pen: Biggar (1/1) 8'
Scotstoun
Attendance: 6,642
Referee: Peter Allan (SRU)

19 April 2013
19:45
Connacht Ireland 18–34 Ireland Ulster (1 BP)
Try: Naoupu 3' m
Vainikolo 17' c
Con: Parks (1/2)
Pen: Parks (1/1) 24'
Nikora (1/1) 49'
Report Try: Olding 9' c
Trimble 11' m
Best 32' c
Bowe 71' c
Payne 74' m
Con: Pienaar (3/5)
Pen: Pienaar (1/3) 29'
Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 6,463
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (IRFU)

19 April 2013
20:30
Benetton Treviso Italy 30–10 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Vosawai 40' c
Rizzo 60' c
Favaro 80' c
Con: Di Bernardo (3/3)
Pen: Di Bernardo (3/6) 26', 34', 57'
Report Try: Scott 13' c
Con: Laidlaw (1/1)
Pen: Laidlaw (1/1) 3'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 3,200
Referee: Mark Patton (IRFU)

20 April 2013
18:30
Scarlets Wales 24–6 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: J. Davies (2) 25' c, 58' c
L. Williams 66' c
Con: O. Williams (2/2)
Priestland (1/1)
Pen: O. Williams (1/3) 40'
Report Pen: Halfpenny (2/2) 18', 35'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 10,427
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

21 April 2013
16:00
Zebre Italy 22–41 Ireland Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Sinoti 25' c
Halangahu 40' c
Festuccia 73' m
Con: Halangahu (2/2)
Pen: Halangahu (1/1) 6'
Report Try: Denton 10' c
McFadden 15' c
Carr 46' c
Ryan 59' c
Nacewa 61' c
Con: J. Sexton (5/5)
Pen: J. Sexton (2/2) 3', 44'
Stadio Città del Tricolore
Attendance: 4,700
Referee: Neil Paterson (SRU)

Round 19 rescheduled match[edit]

26 April 2013
20:30
Benetton Treviso Italy 23–23 Ireland Connacht
Try: Gori 48' c
penalty try 72' c
Con: Di Bernardo (2/2)
Pen: Di Bernardo (3/3) 4', 43', 60'
Report Try: Vainikolo 18' c
O'Donohoe 80' c
Con: Parks (2/2)
Pen: Parks (3/5) 35', 51', 62'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 4,850
Referee: Neil Paterson (SRU)

This match – originally scheduled to be held during Round 19, on 30 March 2013 – was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.[18]

Round 22[edit]

3 May 2013
19:45
Connacht Ireland 3–20 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Pen: Parks (1/2) 39'
Report Try: van der Merwe 16' c
Maitland 70' c
Con: Jackson (1/1)
Hogg (1/1)
Pen: Hogg (1/1) 66'
Drop: Jackson (1/1) 12'
Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 6,081
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)

3 May 2013
19:45
Edinburgh Scotland 31–24 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons (1 BP)
Try: Tonks 14' c
Laidlaw 19' m
Talei 25' c
Con: Laidlaw (2/3)
Pen: Laidlaw (4/5) 35', 40', 51', 54'
Report Try: S. Jones 4' c
Lydiate 63' c
Prydie 65' c
Con: Prydie (3/3)
Pen: Prydie (1/2) 39'
Murrayfield
Attendance: 3,660
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)

3 May 2013
19:45
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 37–19 Wales Ospreys
Try: Conway (3) 7' c, 23' c, 42' c
Healy 79' c
Con: J. Sexton (3/3)
Madigan (1/1)
Pen: J. Sexton (3/3) 40', 56', 76'
Report Try: Biggar 31' c
John 37' m
Isaacs 72' c
Con: Biggar (2/3)
Royal Dublin Society
Attendance: 17,583
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

3 May 2013
19:45
Scarlets Wales 17–41 Italy Benetton Treviso (1 BP)
Try: L. Williams 80' m
Pen: O. Williams (4/5) 3', 13', 18', 32'
Report Try: Barbieri 8' c
Vosawai 49' c
Morisi 65' m
Loamanu 73' c
Con: Burton (3/4)
Pen: Burton (5/5) 16', 35', 42', 48', 75'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 9,129
Referee: Dudley Phillips (IRFU)

3 May 2013
19:45
(1 BP) Ulster Ireland 37–13 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Pienaar 9' c
Trimble (2) 43' c, 54' c
Diack 78' c
Con: Pienaar (4/4)
Pen: Pienaar (3/4) 26', 46', 50'
Report Try: Hewitt 4' c
Con: Patchell (1/1)
Pen: Patchell (1/2) 21'
Drop: Patchell (1/1) 28'
Ravenhill
Attendance: 10,700
Referee: Neil Paterson (SRU)

3 May 2013
19:45
(1 BP) Zebre Italy 25–27 Ireland Munster
Try: Sinoti 13' m
Venditti 36' m
Pen: Halangahu (3/4) 2', 24', 59'
Garcia (2/3) 28', 40'
Report Try: Murphy 5' c
Butler 17' c
Botha 65' c
Con: Keatley (3/3)
Pen: Keatley (2/4) 42', 58'
Stadio XXV Aprile
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Andrew McMenemy (SRU)

Play-offs[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

The semi-finals were played on the weekend of 10/11 May 2013; these followed a 1 v 4, 2 v 3 system with the games being played at the home ground of the higher placed teams.[19]

10 May 2013
19:45
Ulster Ireland 28–17 Wales Scarlets
Try: Bowe 25' c
Diack 34' m
Court 43' c
Con: Pienaar (2/3)
Pen: Pienaar (3/4) 7', 40', 63'
Report Try: G. Davies 61' c
Timani 79' c
Con: O. Williams (2/2)
Pen: O. Williams (1/2) 5'
Ravenhill
Attendance: 10,700
Referee: Alain Rolland (IRFU)

11 May 2013
19:35
Leinster Ireland 17–15 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: Heaslip 27' m
Pen: J. Sexton (4/6) 12', 32', 63', 70'
Report Try: Matawalu 15' c
Bennett 75' m
Con: Hogg (1/2)
Pen: Hogg (1/1) 25'
Royal Dublin Society
Attendance: 13,235
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (FFR)

Final[edit]

The final was contested on Saturday, 25 May 2013, between the winners of the two semi-finals.

25 May 2013
16:45
Ulster Ireland 18–24 Ireland Leinster
Pen: Pienaar (6/6) 24', 36', 47', 51', 56', 69'
Report Try: Jennings 3' c
Heaslip 63' m
Con: J. Sexton (1/2)
Pen: J. Sexton (4/5) 8', 34', 40', 45'
Royal Dublin Society
Attendance: 19,200
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
FB 15 New Zealand Jared Payne
RW 14 Ireland Andrew Trimble
OC 13 Ireland Darren Cave
IC 12 Ireland Stuart Olding Substituted off 64'
LW 11 Ireland Tommy Bowe
FH 10 Ireland Paddy Jackson
SH 9 South Africa Ruan Pienaar
N8 8 New Zealand Nick Williams
OF 7 Ireland Chris Henry
BF 6 South Africa Robbie Diack Temporarily suspended from 44' to 54' 44' to 54' Substituted off 64'
RL 5 Ireland Dan Tuohy
LL 4 South Africa Johann Muller (c)
TP 3 New Zealand John Afoa
HK 2 Ireland Rory Best
LP 1 Ireland Tom Court Substituted off 73'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ireland Rob Herring
PR 17 Ireland Callum Black Substituted in 73'
PR 18 Ireland Declan Fitzpatrick
LK 19 Ireland Iain Henderson Substituted in 64'
FL 20 Ireland Mike McComish
SH 21 Ireland Paul Marshall
CE 22 Ireland Mike Allen Substituted in 64'
FB 23 Ireland Peter Nelson
Coach:
New Zealand Mark Anscombe
FB 15 Fiji Isa Nacewa Temporarily suspended from 47' to 57' 47' to 57'
RW 14 Ireland Fergus McFadden
OC 13 Ireland Brian O'Driscoll
IC 12 Ireland Ian Madigan
LW 11 Ireland Andrew Conway
FH 10 Ireland Jonathan Sexton
SH 9 Ireland Isaac Boss
N8 8 Ireland Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Ireland Shane Jennings
BF 6 Ireland Kevin McLaughlin
RL 5 Ireland Devin Toner Substituted off 73'
LL 4 Ireland Leo Cullen (c)
TP 3 Ireland Mike Ross Substituted off 75'
HK 2 Ireland Richardt Strauss Substituted off 29' Substituted in 40'
LP 1 Ireland Cian Healy Substituted off 77'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ireland Sean Cronin Substituted in 29' Substituted off 40'
PR 17 Ireland Jack McGrath Substituted in 77'
PR 18 Ireland Jamie Hagan Substituted in 75'
LK 19 South Africa Quinn Roux Substituted in 73'
FL 20 Ireland Rhys Ruddock
SH 21 Ireland John Cooney
CE 22 Ireland Andrew Goodman
WG 23 Ireland David Kearney
Coach:
New Zealand Josef Schmidt

Man of the Match:
Ireland Shane Jennings (Leinster)

Touch judges:
George Clancy (Ireland)
Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)
Television match official:
Dermot Moloney (Ireland)

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.

End of season awards[edit]

Award Winner
Players' Player of the Season: New Zealand Nick Williams (Ulster)
Young Player of the Season: Ireland Luke Marshall (Ulster)
Coach of the Season: Scotland Gregor Townsend (Glasgow)
Chairman's Award: England Michael Swift (Connacht)
Golden Boot: Ireland Ian Madigan (Leinster)
Collision Kings: Scarlets
Fairplay Award: Ulster
Straight Talking Award: Wales Alun-Wyn Jones (Ospreys)
Try of the Season: Ireland Andrew Trimble (Ulster vs Connacht)[20]

2012/2013 Dream Team[21]

Pos Player Team
FB 15 Scotland Stuart Hogg Glasgow
RW 14 Wales George North Scarlets
OC 13 Wales Jonathan Davies Scarlets
IC 12 Ireland Luke Marshall Ulster
LW 11 Scotland Tim Visser Edinburgh
FH 10 Ireland Ian Madigan Leinster
SH 9 Fiji Nikola Matawalu Glasgow
N8 8 New Zealand Nick Williams Ulster
OF 7 Wales Justin Tipuric Ospreys
BF 6 Italy Alessandro Zanni Treviso
RL 5 Scotland Alastair Kellock Glasgow
LL 4 Wales Alun-Wyn Jones Ospreys
TP 3 Wales Adam Jones Ospreys
HK 2 Italy Leonardo Ghiraldini Treviso
LP 1 Scotland Ryan Grant Glasgow

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. ^ Zebre also played one of their matches at Stadio del Tricolore in Reggio Emilia.

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