2012 Pro12 Grand Final

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2012 Pro12 Grand Final
Event 2011–12 Pro12
Date 27 May 2012
Venue RDS Arena, Dublin
Referee Romain Poite (FFR)
Attendance 18,500
Weather Sunny
2011
2013

The 2012 Pro12 Grand Final was the final match of the 2011–12 Pro12 season. The 2011-12 season was the first with RaboDirect as title sponsor and the third ever Celtic League Grand Final. Ospreys won the game 31-30 against Leinster.[1][2][3]

Shane Williams scored a 78th minute try in the corner for the Ospreys which Dan Biggar converted to seal victory by one point.[4][5]

Route to the final[edit]

Main article: 2011–12 Pro 12

2011-12 Final Table[edit]

Pro12 Table watch · edit · discuss
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:[6]

  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

2012 Playoffs[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

Match[edit]

Details[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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Super Shane leads Ospreys to PRO12 glory". ESPN. 27 May 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "As it happened: Leinster v Ospreys, Pro12 final". The Score. 27 May 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Leinster 30-31 Ospreys". BBC Sport. 27 May 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Ospreys' Shane Williams sinks Leinster with brilliant late try in final". Guardian. 27 May 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Leinster 30 Ospreys 31". Daily Telegraph. 27 May 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  6. ^ Competition Rule 3.5 "Summary of Key Rules". Pro12. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 

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