2014–15 Pro12

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2014–15 Pro12
Countries Ireland Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 Wales
Date 5 September 2014 – May 2015
Matches played 134
Attendance 1,142,070 (average 8,523 per match)
Tries scored 582 (average 4.343 per match)
Top point scorer Dan Biggar (Ospreys)
Ian Keatley (Munster)
(176 points)
Top try scorer Rhys Webb (Ospreys)
(12 tries)
Official website
www.pro12rugby.com

The 2014–15 Pro12 (also known as the Guinness Pro12 for sponsorship reasons) is the 14th season of the professional rugby union competition originally known as the Pro12 or Celtic League, and the fifth with its current four-country format.

It is the first season to be referred to as the Pro12 to not have RaboDirect as the title sponsor, having been replaced by Guinness.[1][2]

Leinster were the defending champions having beaten Glasgow Warriors in the previous season's playoff final, to become the first team in the league to successfully retain the trophy.[3] Leinster were unable to defend their title as they failed to qualify for the end-of-season playoffs for the top four teams after the regular season. Glasgow Warriors finished the regular season on top of the table, and they will play Munster in the final, who finished second in the regular season.

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

Changes for the season[edit]

All countries[edit]

With the Heineken Cup being replaced by the 20-team European Rugby Champions Cup in the 2014–15 season, the Pro12 table will have a greater impact on qualification. Though the qualification was decided by the league table in the 2013–14 season, teams were not aware this would be the case until April 2014.

Under the previous format, the Pro12 provided a minimum of ten teams, with Scotland and Italy providing two teams each, and Ireland and Wales both providing three. The new system sees one place now being reserved for the highest finishing Pro12 team from each of four participating countries and three other qualifiers based solely on league position, for a total of seven teams. The other teams will be entered in the new second-tier competition, the European Rugby Challenge Cup.

Starting in the 2015–16 competition, the 20th tournament spot will be decided by a playoff involving the Pro12's highest-finishing team that has not already qualified, the seventh highest finishing club from France's Top 14 and the seventh highest finishing club from the English Premiership. The play-off was initially planned to involve two Pro12 teams, but that plan was scrapped due to fixture clashes with the Top 14.[4][5]

Ireland[edit]

Connacht entered the season with a new captain following the forced retirement of Craig Clarke due to persistent concussions.[6] John Muldoon was confirmed as the new captain in August 2014.[7] They are also be without the playing services of former captain and centurion Gavin Duffy, whose contract was not renewed the previous season. It was later announced that he had taken up a role with the province's commercial team.[8]

Leinster came into the competition without the services of long serving player Brian O'Driscoll, who retired at the end of the 2013–14 season, for the first time. O'Driscoll had played in every previous season of the league.[9] They are also without last year's captain Leo Cullen on the playing field, as he also retired, taking up the role of forwards coach.[10] Irish international Jamie Heaslip was announced as the side's new captain in August 2014, with Rob Kearney and Seán O'Brien serving as his vice-captains.[11]

Following the departure of last year's head coach Rob Penney, who has taken up a role with the Japanese side NTT Shining Arcs, Munster are coached by former player and previous season's forwards coach Anthony Foley.[12] Foley is joined in the coaching staff by his fellow former Munster players Mick O'Driscoll and Jerry Flannery, as well as Cork Constitution head coach Brian Walsh.[13][14]

Ulster entered the season with their home stadium, the Kingspan Stadium redeveloped, with the stadium's capacity having been increased to 18,196. In June 2014, David Humphreys left his post as the province's Director of Rugby, joining English Premiership side Gloucester.[15] Later that month, it was announced that head coach Mark Anscombe would also leave the province "with immediate effect". Ireland assistant coach Les Kiss filled the role of Director of Rugby on an interim basis.[16] In October 2014, Kiss returned to his position with the Ireland team, with Neil Doak taking the role of head coach. It was announced that Kiss would return to his role with Ulster on a full-time basis following the 2015 World Cup.[17] In addition to the changes in the coaching staff, Ulster entered the season with Rory Best reinstated as captain, following the retirement of Johann Muller at the end of the previous season.[18] [19]

Italy[edit]

Despite threats during the previous season that the team would be pulled out of the competition, Benetton Treviso returned for their fifth season in the league.[20] Following the resignation of Franco Smith during the course of the previous season, Umberto Casellato took over as the side's head coach. Casellato joined the side from Zebre where he had served as assistant coach.[21][22]

Scotland[edit]

Ahead of the 2014–15 season, Edinburgh lost of a number of experienced players, including Geoff Cross, Nick De Luca, Greig Laidlaw and Ross Rennie. The departure of Laidlaw meant Edinburgh would come into the competition with a new captain, and in September 2014, Mike Coman was named as skipper.[23] Edinburgh's home ground of Murrayfield was resurfaced by the time the new season began, following an infestation of nematodes, a type of parasitic worm.[24] In addition to being resurfaced, Murrayfield was renamed under a naming rights agreement with the BT Group. The deal sees the ground referred to as 'BT Murrayfield Stadium'.[25]

Wales[edit]

Beginning this season the BT Group will be the main sponsor on the shirts of three of the four Welsh teams, sponsoring Newport Gwent Dragons, Ospreys and Scarlets, while Cardiff Blues will have their home stadium of Cardiff Arms Park renamed under a deal with the group, which will see it referred to officially as 'BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park'.[25]

Cardiff Blues enter the season under new leadership, with Mark Hammett coming in as director of rugby. Dale McIntosh and Paul John stay on as coaches under him. Hammett joins from New Zealand Super Rugby franchise, the Hurricanes.[26] The Blues will be without Leigh Halfpenny, whose departure to Toulon was announced in January 2014.[27] Wales captain Sam Warburton is expected to continue playing with the side as the first centrally contracted player in Wales, having signed a deal with the Welsh Rugby Union in January 2014.[28] It was also announced that, following his recovery from testicular cancer, Matthew Rees would continue to serve as the team's captain.[29]

Newport Gwent Dragons enter the season with a new captain. Former Lions player Lee Byrne takes over from Andrew Coombs on his return from the Top 14. Byrne had played for Clermont Auvergne since 2011. He has previously played for rival regions Scarlets and Ospreys.[30]

Like most regions, Ospreys enter the season having lost experienced international players. Ian Evans and Richard Hibbard are among the players to have departed, with the pair joining Toulon and Gloucester respectively. The team also lost experienced player Adam Jones. Jones, who had played in every season for the region since its foundation, stays within Welsh rugby with a move to Cardiff Blues.

Scarlets enter the season with a new head coach, following Simon Easterby's exit. Easterby left the side to become forwards coach to Ireland, working under Joe Schmidt.[31] His replacement is Wayne Pivac, with the New Zealand native joining the region from ITM Cup side Auckland. Scarlets are also without the services of one of the previous season's joint captains Jonathan Davies. Davies departs to join French side Clermont Auvergne. The side are captained by Welsh international Ken Owens, with Scott Williams to serve as his deputy in the role.[32]

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

Teams[edit]

Team Coach /
Director of Rugby
Captain Stadium Capacity
Italy Benetton Treviso Italy Umberto Casellato Italy Antonio Pavanello Stadio Comunale di Monigo 6,700
Wales Cardiff Blues Wales Paul John
Wales Dale McIntosh
(For New Zealand Mark Hammett)[a]
Wales Matthew Rees Cardiff Arms Park 12,500
Ireland Connacht Samoa Pat Lam Ireland John Muldoon Galway Sportsgrounds 9,500[b]
Scotland Edinburgh South Africa Alan Solomons New Zealand Mike Coman Murrayfield Stadium 12,464[c]
Scotland Glasgow Warriors Scotland Gregor Townsend Scotland Alastair Kellock Scotstoun Stadium 10,000
Ireland Leinster Australia Matt O'Connor Ireland Jamie Heaslip RDS Arena
Aviva Stadium
18,500
51,700
Ireland Munster Ireland Anthony Foley Ireland Peter O'Mahony Thomond Park
Musgrave Park
25,600
9,251
Wales Newport Gwent Dragons Wales Lyn Jones Wales Lee Byrne Rodney Parade 11,676
Wales Ospreys Wales Steve Tandy Wales Alun Wyn Jones Liberty Stadium 20,532
Wales Scarlets New Zealand Wayne Pivac Wales Ken Owens Parc y Scarlets 14,870
Ireland Ulster Ireland Neil Doak Ireland Rory Best Kingspan Stadium 18,196
Italy Zebre Argentina Víctor Jiménez
(For Italy Andrea Cavinato)[d]
Italy Marco Bortolami Stadio XXV Aprile 5,000

Table[edit]

Pro12 Table watch · edit · discuss
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Tries For Tries Against Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 Scotland Glasgow Warriors (Q) 22 16 1 5 540 360 +180 63 33 9 0 75
2 Ireland Munster (Q) 22 15 2 5 581 367 +214 68 31 8 3 75
3 Wales Ospreys (Q) 22 16 1 5 546 358 +188 53 30 6 2 74
4 Ireland Ulster (Q) 22 14 2 6 524 372 +152 59 34 6 3 69
5 Ireland Leinster 22 11 3 8 483 375 +108 54 39 8 4 62
6 Wales Scarlets 22 11 3 8 452 388 +64 43 39 4 3 57
7 Ireland Connacht 22 10 1 11 447 419 +28 49 48 3 5 50
8 Scotland Edinburgh 22 10 1 11 399 419 −20 41 48 3 3 48
9 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons 22 8 0 14 393 484 −91 38 55 4 6 42
10 Wales Cardiff Blues 22 7 1 14 430 545 −115 46 57 3 2 35
11 Italy Benetton Treviso 22 3 1 18 306 641 −335 34 81 2 3 19
12 Italy Zebre 22 3 0 19 266 639 −373 27 80 0 3 15

If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:[33]

  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, and earn a place in the 2015–16 European Rugby Champions Cup.
Blue background indicates teams outside the play-off places, that earn a place in the European Rugby Champions Cup. The top team from each country will qualify.
Yellow background indicates the team that advances to a play-off semi-final against Aviva Premiership side Gloucester, who qualified for the play-off as the 2014–15 European Rugby Challenge Cup winners.[34]
Plain background indicates teams that earn a place in the 2015–16 European Rugby Challenge Cup.

Fixtures[edit]

All times are local.

Round 1[edit]

5 September 2014
19:35
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 13–14 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Stander (2) 35' m, 59' m
Pen: Keatley (1/2) 69'
Report Try: Cuthbert 47' m
Pen: Heathcote (3/5) 3', 8', 40'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 13,428
Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)

5 September 2014
19:35
(1 BP) Ospreys Wales 44–13 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: Smith 20' c
Webb 40' c
Hassler 49' c
Baldwin 54' c
Dirksen 79' c
Con: Biggar (4/4)
Davies (1/1)
Pen: Biggar (3/3) 6', 9', 32'
Report Try: Fuser 64' c
Con: Carlisle (1/1)
Pen: Carlisle (2/2) 14', 27'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 6,213
Referee: David Wilkinson (IRFU)

6 September 2014
14:40
(1 BP) Scarlets Wales 32–32 Ireland Ulster (1 BP)
Try: Robinson 1' c
Pitman 25' c
G. Davies (2) 38' c, 63' m
Con: Priestland (3/4)
Pen: Priestland (2/2) 11', 45'
Report Try: Van der Merwe 8' c
Tuohy 13' m
Ludik 67' c
Trimble 78' c
Con: Humphreys (3/4)
Pen: Humphreys (2/2) 30', 48'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 6,531
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (IRFU)

6 September 2014
17:00
Connacht Ireland 16–11 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons (1 BP)
Try: E. McKeon 9' m
Poolman 54' m
Pen: Leader (2/3) 15', 51'
Report Try: Cudd 23' m
Pen: Tovey (2/3) 30', 75'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 4,123
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)

6 September 2014
17:15
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 22–20 Ireland Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Horne 16' c
Gray 23' m
Strauss 30' c
Con: Pyrgos (2/3)
Pen: Hogg (1/1) 80'
Report Try: J. McGrath 71' c
Denton 73' c
Con: Gopperth (2/2)
Pen: Madigan (1/1) 33'
Gopperth (1/2) 51'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 5,725
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

7 September 2014
17:00
Zebre Italy 26–41 Wales Cardiff Blues (1 BP)
Try: Leonard 20' m
Ferrarini 32' c
Berryman 44' m
Con: Orquera (1/3)
Pen: Orquera (1/2) 11'
Haimona (2/2) 54', 62'
Report Try: Patchell 9' c
L. Williams 13' c
Fish 47' c
Cuthbert 50' c
Dacey 66' c
Con: Patchell (5/5)
Pen: Patchell (2/3) 40', 69'
Stadio XXV Aprile
Attendance: 2,800
Referee: Andrew McMenemy (SRU)

Round 2[edit]

12 September 2014
20:00
Benetton Treviso Italy 10–21 Ireland Munster
Try: Ragusi 17' c
Con: Carlisle (1/1)
Pen: Carlisle (1/3) 63'
Report Try: Stander 28' c
Zebo 50' m
Con: Keatley (1/2)
Pen: Keatley (3/3) 2', 25', 70'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 3,491
Referee: Andrew McMenemy (SRU)

12 September 2014
19:35
(1 BP) Edinburgh Scotland 13–14 Ireland Connacht
Try: du Preez 40' c
Con: Heathcote (1/1)
Pen: Heathcote (2/3) 3', 9'
Report Try: Faloon 75' m
Pen: Leader (3/5) 23', 37', 55'
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 3,777
Referee: Gary Conway (IRFU)

12 September 2014
19:35
(1 BP) Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 15–17 Wales Ospreys
Pen: Tovey (1/1) 14'
O'Brien (4/4) 45', 50', 71', 74'
Report Try: Walker 36' c
Webb 47' c
Con: Biggar (2/2)
Pen: Biggar (1/1) 29'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 7,199
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

12 September 2014
19:35
(1 BP) Ulster Ireland 33–13 Italy Zebre
Try: Williams 4' c
Gilroy 16' c
Diack 26' m
Trimble 59' c
Tuohy 65' c
Con: Humphreys (4/5)
Report Try: Vunisa 7' c
Con: Haimona (1/1)
Pen: Haimona (2/3) 11', 70'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 13,835
Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)

13 September 2014
14:40
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 42–12 Wales Scarlets
Try: R. Kearney (2) 8' c, 27' c
Madigan (2) 34' c, 52' c
Ryan 57' c
Furlong 69' c
Con: Madigan (6/6)
Report Try: S. Williams 13' m
Snyman 80' c
Con: S. Shingler (1/1)
RDS Arena
Attendance: 16,108
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)

14 September 2014
16:00
Cardiff Blues Wales 12–33 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Pen: Patchell (4/6) 3', 18', 47', 56'
Report Try: Lamont 32' c
Matawalu (2) 57' c, 67' c
Con: Pyrgos (1/1)
Weir (2/2)
Pen: Pyrgos (2/2) 7', 12'
Weir (2/2) 62', 66'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 6,897
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)

Round 3[edit]

19 September 2014
19:30
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 31–5 Italy Zebre
Try: Zebo (3) 14' m, 30' m, 36' c
Smith 43' c
Kilcoyne 64' c
Con: Hanrahan (3/4)
Report Try: Vunisa 80' m
Thomond Park
Attendance: 12,488
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)

19 September 2014
19:35
Cardiff Blues Wales 9–26 Ireland Ulster
Pen: Patchell (3/4) 21', 27', 35'
Report Try: Tuohy 51' c
Humphreys 74' c
Con: Jackson (1/1)
Humphreys (1/1)
Pen: Jackson (4/5) 7', 29', 33', 40'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 7,041
Referee: Neil Paterson (SRU)

19 September 2014
19:35
Connacht Ireland 10–9 Ireland Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Marmion 54' c
Con: Carty (1/1)
Pen: Carty (1/2) 21'
Report Pen: Madigan (3/4) 2', 11', 15'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 5,917
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)[35]

20 September 2014
14:40
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 13–33 Scotland Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Rees 57' c
Con: O'Brien (1/1)
Pen: O'Brien (2/3) 23', 46'
Report Try: Dunbar 4' c
Strauss 54' c
Seymour 68' m
Swinson 77' m
Con: Weir (2/4)
Pen: Weir (2/2) 18', 48'
Hogg (1/1) 28'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 5,885
Referee: David Wilkinson (IRFU)

20 September 2014
18:00
(1 BP) Scarlets Wales 43–0 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: E. Phillips 1' c
G. Davies (2) 15' m, 37' c
Li. Williams (2) 45' m, 51' c
Snyman 48' c
Owen 63' m
Con: Priestland (4/6)
Report
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 5,791
Referee: Matteo Liperini (FIR)

21 September 2014
16:00
(1 BP) Ospreys Wales 62–13 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Webb (2) 1' c, 11' c
Baker 32' c
Biggar 45' c
Hassler 49' m
Spratt 61' m
Dirksen 69' c
Grabham 72' c
Ardron 76' c
Con: Biggar (4/6)
Davies (3/3)
Pen: Biggar (1/1) 40'
Report Try: Watson 36' c
Con: Heathcote (1/1)
Pen: Heathcote (2/2) 8', 43'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 6,340
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (IRFU)[35]

Round 4[edit]

26 September 2014
19:35
Edinburgh Scotland 20–20 Wales Scarlets
Try: Visser 35' c
Burleigh 72' c
Con: Heathcote (2/2)
Pen: Heathcote (2/3) 8', 50'
Report Try: Robinson 1' c
Li. Williams 31' c
Con: Priestland (2/2)
Pen: Priestland (2/3) 11', 44'
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 3,328
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)

26 September 2014
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 39–21 Ireland Connacht
Try: Hogg (2) 19' c, 46' m
Pyrgos 36' c
Van der Merwe 61' c
Bennett 74' c
Con: Weir (4/5)
Pen: Weir (2/2) 30', 71'
Report Try: McSharry 23' c
Leader 56' c
penalty try 68' c
Con: Porter (3/3)
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 5,821
Referee: Claudio Blessano (FIR)

26 September 2014
19:35
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 37–23 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Ruddock 37' c
M. McGrath 46' c
D'Arcy 51' c
L. McGrath 80' c
Con: Madigan (4/4)
Pen: Madigan (3/4) 4', 8', 72'
Report Try: Allen 62' c
Warburton 65' c
Con: Patchell (2/2)
Pen: Patchell (3/4) 18', 29', 40'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 12,540
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)

27 September 2014
16:00
Zebre Italy 13–6 Ireland Ulster (1 BP)
Try: Chistolini 44' c
Con: Haimona (1/1)
Pen: Haimona (1/1) 68'
Drop: Haimona (1/1) 72'
Report Pen: Humphreys (2/2) 50', 53'
Stadio XXV Aprile
Attendance: 2,269
Referee: Dudley Phillips (IRFU)

27 September 2014
18:30
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 14–19 Wales Ospreys
Try: Van den Heever 11' m
Pen: Keatley (3/4) 40', 41', 56'
Report Try: Hassler 15' c
Con: Biggar (1/1)
Pen: Biggar (4/4) 32', 53', 65', 69'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 13,547
Referee: Neil Hennessy (WRU)

28 September 2014
16:00
(1 BP) Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 33–15 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: Amos (2) 11' c, 16' c
Smith 42' m
J. Evans 46' m
Con: Tovey (2/4)
Pen: Tovey (3/4) 3', 61', 80'
Report Try: Luamanu 52' m
Auva'a 60' c
Con: Carlisle (1/2)
Pen: Carlisle (1/2) 29'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 5,162
Referee: Andrew McMenemy (SRU)

Round 5[edit]

3 October 2014
19:35
Connacht Ireland 24–24 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Henshaw 31' c
Marmion 42' c
White 46' c
Con: Ronaldson (3/3)
Pen: Ronaldson (1/1) 6'
Report Try: A. Thomas 19' c
Cook 69' c
Andrews 78' c
Con: Patchell (3/3)
Pen: Patchell (1/1) 36'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 5,247
Referee: Neil Paterson (SRU)

3 October 2014
19:35
(1 BP) Ulster Ireland 30–0 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Trimble (2) 25' c, 78' m
Williams 61' m
Best 68' c
Con: Jackson (1/1)
Olding (1/3)
Pen: Jackson (2/3) 13', 39'
Report
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 15,479
Referee: Claudio Blessano (FIR)

3 October 2014
20:35
(1 BP) Zebre Italy 14–15 Wales Ospreys
Try: Bisegni 4' m
Pen: Garcia (3/4) 23', 43', 69'
Report Pen: Davies (5/9) 13', 37', 52', 66', 71'
Stadio XXV Aprile
Attendance: 2,812
Referee: Lloyd Linton (SRU)

4 October 2014
18:30
Leinster Ireland 23–34 Ireland Munster
Try: Fanning 62' c
penalty try 69' c
Con: Madigan (2/2)
Pen: Madigan (3/3) 2', 12', 35'
Report Try: Cronin 18' m
Copeland 31' c
Keatley 37' c
Con: Keatley (2/3)
Pen: Keatley (4/5) 4', 16', 24', 66'
Hanrahan (1/1) 76'
Aviva Stadium
Attendance: 43,817
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)

5 October 2014
15:00
Benetton Treviso Italy 23–40 Scotland Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Campagnaro (2) 8' c, 62' c
Con: Carlisle (1/1)
Hayward (1/1)
Pen: Carlisle (3/4) 1', 32', 38'
Report Try: Seymour (2) 13' m, 27' c
Holmes 23' c
Eddie 48' c
Van der Merwe 54' c
Lamont 56' c
Con: Weir (3/4)
Russell (2/2)
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 2,382
Referee: Gary Conway (IRFU)

5 October 2014
16:00
Scarlets Wales 26–13 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Try: Owen 16' c
K. Phillips 64' c
Con: Priestland (2/2)
Pen: Priestland (3/3) 12', 14', 54'
S. Shingler (1/1) 77'
Report Try: Rees 71' c
Con: O'Brien (1/1)
Pen: Tovey (2/2) 9', 63'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 7,124
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)

Round 6[edit]

10 October 2014
20:00
(1 BP) Benetton Treviso Italy 6–9 Ireland Connacht
Pen: Hayward (2/3) 6', 38'
Report Pen: Ronaldson (3/5) 17', 30', 67'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 3,025
Referee: David Wilkinson (IRFU)

10 October 2014
19:35
Munster Ireland 17–6 Wales Scarlets
Try: Smith 24' m
Pen: Hanrahan (4/6) 21', 42', 48', 60'
Report Pen: Priestland (1/3) 38'
Drop: Priestland (1/1) 1'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 13,851
Referee: Claudio Blessano (FIR)

11 October 2014
14:40
Edinburgh Scotland 24–10 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Try: Visser 47' c
Fife 55' m
Con: Heathcote (1/2)
Pen: Heathcote (4/4) 33', 37', 46', 63'
Report Try: Pewtner 43' c
Con: Tovey (1/1)
Pen: O'Brien (1/2) 60'
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 3,156
Referee: Dudley Phillips (IRFU)

11 October 2014
16:00
Zebre Italy 3–20 Ireland Leinster
Pen: Orquera (1/1) 25'
Report Try: Madigan 44' c
L. McGrath 67' c
Con: Madigan (1/1)
Gopperth (1/1)
Pen: Madigan (2/3) 40', 49'
Stadio XXV Aprile
Attendance: 2,518
Referee: Neil Paterson (SRU)

11 October 2014
17:05
Ulster Ireland 29–9 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: Gilroy 66' c
Bowe 69' c
Con: Humphreys (2/2)
Pen: Humphreys (5/6) 10', 16', 21', 31', 36'
Report Pen: Russell (3/3) 7', 18', 43'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 16,260
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

12 October 2014
16:00
Ospreys Wales 26–15 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: D. Evans 27' c
Webb 51' c
Con: Biggar (2/2)
Pen: Biggar (4/4) 2', 6', 11', 21'
Report Try: L. Williams 77' m
Dacey 80' c
Con: Patchell (1/2)
Pen: Patchell (1/1) 25'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 10,821
Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)

Round 7[edit]

31 October 2014
19:35
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 17–9 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: Matawalu 19' m
Pen: Horne (4/6) 24', 36', 67', 79'
Report Pen: Hayward (3/4) 29', 38', 54'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 5,901
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)

31 October 2014
19:35
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 33–8 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Ryan (2) 3' m, 52' c
Conan 12' c
Marshall 63' c
M. McGrath 79' c
Con: Gopperth (4/5)
Report Try: Leonardi 75' m
Pen: Heathcote (1/3) 23'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 15,077
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

31 October 2014
19:35
Ospreys Wales 26–11 Ireland Connacht
Try: Hassler 48' c
Roberts 61' c
Con: Davies (2/2)
Pen: Davies (4/6) 4', 51', 56', 66'
Report Try: E. McKeon 77' m
Pen: Ronaldson (2/5) 36', 46'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 6,010
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)

1 November 2014
17:15
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues Wales 24–28 Ireland Munster
Try: Amorosino 33' m
Vosawai 62' c
Con: G. Davies (1/2)
Pen: Patchell (3/4) 8', 13', 23'
G. Davies (1/1) 73'
Report Try: Butler 77' c
Con: J. Holland (1/1)
Pen: Hanrahan (7/7) 2', 10', 15', 19', 32', 39', 69'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 6,902
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)

1 November 2014
18:00
Scarlets Wales 28–13 Italy Zebre
Try: Hughes 60' c
Con: S. Shingler (1/1)
Pen: S. Shingler (7/8) 6', 15', 28', 33', 42', 47', 78'
Report Try: Bernabò 29' c
Con: Padovani (1/1)
Pen: Padovani (2/3) 18', 25'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 5,342
Referee: Gary Conway (IRFU)

1 November 2014
19:35
Ulster Ireland 23–6 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Try: Olding (2) 29' m, 46' m
Fitzpatrick 80' c
Con: Humphreys (1/1)
Pen: Jackson (2/2) 25', 28'
Report Pen: O'Brien (2/2) 34', 59'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 13,501
Referee: Matteo Liperini (FIR)

Round 8[edit]

21 November 2014
19:30
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 12–38 Ireland Munster (1 BP)
Pen: G. Jones (4/5) 5', 19', 32', 65'
Report Try: Copeland 14' c
Casey (2) 46' c, 72' c
Smith 62' c
R. O'Mahony 78' c
Con: Keatley (5/5)
Pen: Keatley (1/1) 43'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 5,783
Referee: Matteo Liperini (FIR)

21 November 2014
19:35
(1 BP) Connacht Ireland 43–3 Italy Zebre
Try: Poolman 27' m
Kearney 46' c
penalty try 61' c
Jo. Cooney 65' m
Carty 68' c
Con: Porter (1/2)
Nikora (1/1)
Carty (1/2)
Pen: Porter (4/6) 13', 19', 34', 38'
Report Pen: Odiete (1/2) 17'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 5,486
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)

21 November 2014
19:35
Scarlets Wales 19–9 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: Pitman 76' c
Con: S. Shingler (1/1)
Pen: S. Shingler (4/4) 5', 13', 25', 63'
Report Pen: Horne (3/3) 7', 44', 60'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 6,038
Referee: David Wilkinson (IRFU)

21 November 2014
19:35
Ulster Ireland 25–16 Wales Ospreys
Try: Cave (2) 9' c, 78' c
Van der Merwe 39' m
Con: Jackson (1/2)
Humphreys (1/1)
Pen: Jackson (2/2) 19, 31'
Report Try: Roberts 43' c
Con: Davies (1/1)
Pen: Davies (3/3) 32', 59', 61'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 16,923
Referee: Neil Hennessy (WRU)

23 November 2014
15:30
(1 BP) Benetton Treviso Italy 24–24 Ireland Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Pratichetti 12' c
Budd 25' m
Barbini 50' c
Giazzon 72' m
Con: Hayward (2/4)
Report Try: Fanning (2) 3' m, 67' c
D. Kearney 29' m
B. Byrne 41' c
Con: Gopperth (2/4)
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 2,851
Referee: Neil Paterson (SRU)

23 November 2014
16:00
Edinburgh Scotland 28–13 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Strauss 7' c
Fife 46' c
Brown 57' m
Con: Heathcote (2/3)
Pen: Heathcote (3/4) 15', 24', 36'
Report Try: A. Thomas 73' c
Con: G. Davies (1/1)
Pen: G. Davies (2/3) 12', 38'
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 3,803
Referee: Leo Colgan (IRFU)

Round 9[edit]

28 November 2014
19:35
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues Wales 36–25 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: L. Williams 11' c
Tuculet 28' m
R. Smith 52' c
Dacey 57' c
Watts-Jones 71' c
Con: Anscombe (1/2)
G. Davies (3/3)
Pen: G. Davies (1/1) 48'
Report Try: Carlisle 22' c
Minto (2) 60' c, 66' m
Con: Carlisle (2/3)
Pen: Carlisle (2/2) 8', 36'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 5,028
Referee: Andrew McMenemy (SRU)

28 November 2014
19:35
Munster Ireland 21–20 Ireland Ulster (1 BP)
Try: Copeland 29' m
Williams 43' c
Con: Keatley (1/2)
Pen: Keatley (3/5) 23', 51', 54'
Report Try: Williams 79' m
Pen: Humphreys (5/5) 2', 10', 12', 20', 71'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 17,101
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)

29 November 2014
16:00
Zebre Italy 18–10 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Bisegni 62' c
Visentin 70' m
Con: Haimona (1/2)
Pen: Haimona (2/4) 10', 53'
Report Try: Grant 38' c
Con: Heathcote (1/1)
Pen: Heathcote (1/2) 44'
Stadio XXV Aprile
Attendance: 2,583
Referee: David Wilkinson (IRFU)

29 November 2014
17:15
Leinster Ireland 18–12 Wales Ospreys (1 BP)
Pen: Madigan (3/3) 9', 16', 21'
Gopperth (3/3) 52', 72', 79'
Report Pen: Davies (4/4) 6', 30', 37', 58'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 15,928
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)

29 November 2014
19:30
Connacht Ireland 14–8 Wales Scarlets (1 BP)
Try: Healy 48' m
Pen: Carty (3/4) 19', 47', 63'
Report Try: Robinson 3' m
Pen: S. Shingler (1/2) 1'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 5,631
Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)

30 November 2014
16:00
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 19–15 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons (1 BP)
Try: penalty try 44' c
Con: Weir (1/1)
Pen: Weir (4/4) 7', 24', 60', 66'
Report Pen: G. Jones (5/5) 5', 16', 28', 46', 71'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 5,289
Referee: Dudley Phillips (IRFU)

Round 10[edit]

19 December 2014
19:35
Cardiff Blues Wales 21–9 Wales Scarlets
Try: Navidi (2) 17' c, 28' m
Con: Anscombe (1/2)
Pen: Anscombe (3/4) 6', 11', 32'
Report Pen: Priestland (3/3) 23', 25', 49'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 9,443
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (IRFU)

19 December 2014
19:35
(1 BP) Edinburgh Scotland 48–0 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: Hidalgo-Clyne 1' c
Coman 24' c
Nel 59' c
Hart 62' c
Grant 70' c
Denton 80' c
Con: Hidalgo-Clyne (3/3)
Heathcote (3/3)
Pen: Hidalgo-Clyne (2/3) 16', 50'
Report
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 2,768
Referee: David Wilkinson (IRFU)

19 December 2014
19:35
Leinster Ireland 21–11 Ireland Connacht
Try: Jennings 12' m
Kirchner 78' c
Con: Gopperth (1/2)
Pen: Gopperth (3/3) 16', 41', 49'
Report Try: Naoupu 73' m
Pen: Carty (2/3) 31', 40'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 16,007
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)

20 December 2014
14:40
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 21–18 Ireland Munster (1 BP)
Try: Nakarawa 51' c
Gray 72' m
Con: Russell (1/2)
Pen: Russell (3/5) 6', 18', 29'
Report Try: Hanrahan 7' m
Copeland 40' c
Con: Hanrahan (1/2)
Pen: Hanrahan (2/4) 26', 36'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 6,176
Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)

20 December 2014
17:15
(1 BP) Ospreys Wales 31–20 Ireland Ulster
Try: Biggar 17' c
Webb (2) 36' c, 48' c
Dirksen 55' c
Con: Biggar (4/4)
Pen: Biggar (1/1) 2'
Report Try: Herring 59' c
Bowe 67' c
Con: Humphreys (2/2)
Pen: Humphreys (2/2) 14', 43'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 6,395
Referee: Neil Paterson (SRU)

21 December 2014
16:00
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 25–11 Italy Zebre
Try: Wardle 23' c
Amos 45' m
Landman 49' c
Con: Prydie (2/3)
Pen: Prydie (2/4) 5', 40'
Report Try: Manici 53' m
Pen: Haimona (2/3) 19', 29'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 5,823
Referee: Gary Conway (IRFU)

Round 11[edit]

26 December 2014
14:05
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues Wales 17–23 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Try: Hoeata 62' c
Knoyle 69' c
Con: Anscombe (2/2)
Pen: G. Davies (1/3) 40'
Report Try: Dee 30' c
penalty try 46' c
Con: Prydie (2/2)
Pen: Prydie (3/3) 16', 36', 74'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 10,900
Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)

26 December 2014
17:00
Munster Ireland 28–13 Ireland Leinster
Try: Stander 16' m
Conway 44' c
Da. O'Callaghan 62' c
Con: Keatley (2/3)
Pen: Keatley (3/4) 2', 31', 54'
Report Try: Jennings 69' c
Con: Madigan (1/1)
Pen: Madigan (2/3) 6', 28'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 25,600
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

26 December 2014
18:45
Ulster Ireland 13–10 Ireland Connacht (1 BP)
Try: Gilroy 19' c
Con: Jackson (1/1)
Pen: Jackson (2/4) 14', 62'
Report Try: Muldowney 66' c
Con: Carty (1/1)
Pen: Carty (1/1) 4'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 17,107
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)

27 December 2014
14:40
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 16–6 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Strauss 36' c
Con: Weir (1/1)
Pen: Weir (3/4) 15', 34', 69'
Report Pen: Hidalgo-Clyne (1/1) 5'
Heathcote (1/1) 52'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 6,945
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)

27 December 2014
17:15
Ospreys Wales 17–15 Wales Scarlets (1 BP)
Try: Natoga 28' c
Lydiate 32' c
Con: Biggar (2/2)
Pen: Biggar (1/2) 11'
Report Pen: Priestland (1/1) 7'
S. Shingler (4/4) 19', 36', 56', 64'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 15,632
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)

28 December 2014
15:00
Zebre Italy 16–26 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: Venditti 4' c
Con: Haimona (1/1)
Pen: Haimona (3/5) 12', 17', 45'
Report Try: Seniloli 29' c
Minto 73' c
Con: Hayward (2/2)
Pen: Hayward (4/4) 9', 15', 40', 50'
Stadio XXV Aprile
Attendance: 4,530
Referee: Andrew McMenemy (SRU)

Round 12[edit]

1 January 2015
14:05
(1 BP) Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 9–11 Wales Cardiff Blues
Pen: Prydie (3/4) 2', 47', 56'
Report Try: Allen 15' m
Pen: Anscombe (1/2) 68'
Drop: Anscombe (1/1) 41'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 8,486
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)

1 January 2015
17:00
Connacht Ireland 24–16 Ireland Munster
Try: Marmion 29' c
Ronaldson 42' c
Muldowney 60' c
Con: Ronaldson (1/1)
Leader (2/2)
Pen: Nikora (1/1) 55'
Report Try: P. O'Mahony 10' c
Con: Keatley (1/1)
Pen: Keatley (3/3) 7', 15', 38'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 7,745
Referee: David Wilkinson (IRFU)

2 January 2015
19:35
Edinburgh Scotland 20–8 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: Visser (2) 28' c, 32' c
Con: Hidalgo-Clyne (2/2)
Pen: Hidalgo-Clyne (2/4) 17', 25'
Report Try: Matawalu 41' m
Pen: Russell (1/1) 10'
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 15,810
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

3 January 2015
15:00
Benetton Treviso Italy 17–15 Italy Zebre (1 BP)
Try: Campagnaro 22' c
Gori 71' c
Con: Hayward (2/2)
Pen: Hayward (1/2) 13'
Report Try: Geldenhuys 69' m
Leonard 80' c
Con: Haimona (1/2)
Pen: Padovani (1/2) 11'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 4,925
Referee: Gary Conway (IRFU)

3 January 2015
14:40
Leinster Ireland 24–11 Ireland Ulster
Try: Madigan 42' c
Conan 79' m
Con: Madigan (1/2)
Pen: Madigan (4/4) 21', 31', 40', 60'
Report Try: Herbst 49' m
Pen: Pienaar (2/4) 16', 25'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 18,200
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)

3 January 2015
17:05
Scarlets Wales 22–10 Wales Ospreys
Try: L. Williams 28' m
Barclay 41' m
Pen: Priestland (4/5) 2', 24', 38', 55'
Report Try: D. Evans 66' c
Con: Biggar (1/1)
Pen: Biggar (1/1) 13'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 12,301
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)

Round 13[edit]

9 January 2015
19:35
(1 BP) Connacht Ireland 13–16 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: penalty try 37' c
Con: Nikora (1/1)
Pen: Nikora (2/3) 23', 40'
Report Try: Denton 16' c
Con: Hidalgo-Clyne (1/1)
Pen: Hidalgo-Clyne (3/4) 44', 49', 70'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 5,267
Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)

9 January 2015
19:35
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 22–7 Wales Scarlets
Try: Dunbar 26' m
Murchie 43' c
Van der Merwe 68' c
Con: Russell (2/3)
Pen: Russell (1/2) 65'
Report Try: L. Williams 38' c
Con: Priestland (1/1)
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 5,320
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)

10 January 2015
14:40
Cardiff Blues Wales 13–22 Ireland Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Vosawai 27' c
Con: Anscombe (1/1)
Pen: Anscombe (2/3) 17', 21'
Report Try: Reid 1' m
Gopperth 55' c
L. McGrath 62' m
Furlong 75' m
Con: Gopperth (1/4)
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 7,053
Referee: Neil Paterson (SRU)

10 January 2015
16:00
Zebre Italy 7–31 Ireland Munster (1 BP)
Try: Fabiani 57' c
Con: Orquera (1/1)
Report Try: Jones 13' c
Stander 28' c
Murray 32' c
Zebo 42' c
Con: Keatley (4/4)
Pen: Keatley (1/1) 8'
Stadio XXV Aprile
Attendance: 2,615
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)

11 January 2015
15:00
(1 BP) Benetton Treviso Italy 20–24 Ireland Ulster
Try: Christie 38' c
Minto 56' c
Con: Hayward (2/2)
Pen: Hayward (2/2) 67', 72'
Report Try: Jackson 6' c
Pienaar 22' c
Bowe 25' c
Con: Jackson (3/3)
Pen: Jackson (1/1) 19'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 3,108
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)

11 January 2015
16:00
Ospreys Wales 22–11 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Try: Ardron 32' c
Con: Biggar (1/1)
Pen: Biggar (5/5) 13', 39', 43', 57', 79'
Report Try: Rees 70' m
Pen: Prydie (2/3) 4', 36'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 7,152
Referee: Dudley Phillips (IRFU)

Round 14[edit]

13 February 2015
19:35
(1 BP) Ulster Ireland 43–3 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: Allen 25' c
penalty try 60' c
McCloskey 68' c
Gilroy (2) 72' m, 77' c
Warwick 75' c
Con: Pienaar (5/6)
Pen: Pienaar (1/2) 18'
Report Pen: Carlisle (1/1) 66'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 15,518
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)

13 February 2015
20:05
Edinburgh Scotland 24–16 Wales Ospreys
Try: Te Rure 18' c
Brown 62' c
Hart 77' c
Con: Te Rure (1/1)
Heathcote (2/2)
Pen: Te Rure (1/3) 40'
Report Try: D. Evans 80' c
Con: Davies (1/1)
Pen: Davies (3/4) 15', 26', 35'
Myreside[36]
Attendance: 2,891
Referee: Gary Conway (IRFU)

14 February 2015
19:35
Munster Ireland 33–16 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Hurley 47' c
O'Donoghue 59' c
R. O'Mahony 80' c
Con: Hanrahan (3/3)
Pen: Hanrahan (4/5) 10', 35', 38', 76'
Report Try: Navidi 70' c
Con: Patchell (1/1)
Pen: Patchell (3/3) 13', 17', 30'
Irish Independent Park
Attendance: 6,991
Referee: Lloyd Linton (SRU)

15 February 2015
12:45
(1 BP) Scarlets Wales 32–14 Ireland Connacht
Try: Tagicakibau 23' m
Robinson 27' c
J. Williams 33' c
J. Davies 50' c
Con: S. Shingler (3/4)
Pen: S. Shingler (2/2) 13', 17'
Report Try: Adeolokun 72' m
Pen: Carty (3/3) 4', 39', 47'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)

15 February 2015
14:00
Zebre Italy 10–54 Scotland Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Cristiano 16' c
Con: Orquera (1/1)
Pen: Orquera (1/1) 7'
Report Try: Horne (2) 2' c, 36' m
Van der Merwe 14' c
Murchie (2) 18' c, 75' c
Swinson 40' c
Lyle 64' c
Bordill 78' c
Con: Horne (5/6)
Braid (2/2)
Stadio XXV Aprile
Attendance: 900
Referee: Leo Colgan (IRFU)

15 February 2015
15:00
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 14–16 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Try: D. Kearney 66' m
Pen: Gopperth (3/3) 16', 30', 53'
Report Try: Leach 10' c
Con: Prydie (1/1)
Pen: Prydie (3/3) 38', 62', 69'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 15,020
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)

Round 15[edit]

20 February 2015
20:05
(1 BP) Benetton Treviso Italy 40–24 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Luamanu 4' m
Esposito 12' c
Bacchin 28' c
Hayward 36' m
Seniloli 41' c
Con: Hayward (3/5)
Pen: Hayward (3/3) 10', 46', 77'
Report Try: L. Williams 17' c
Navidi 31' c
A. Thomas 48' c
Con: Patchell (3/3)
Pen: Patchell (1/1) 14'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 2,670
Referee: Gary Conway (IRFU)

20 February 2015
19:35
(1 BP) Edinburgh Scotland 17–20 Ireland Ulster
Try: Burleigh 8' m
Pen: Heathcote (4/9) 18', 29', 36', 64'
Report Try: Pienaar 13' c
Cave 51' c
Con: Pienaar (2/2)
Pen: Pienaar (2/2) 34', 48'
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 4,797
Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)

20 February 2015
19:35
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 29–8 Italy Zebre
Try: Ryan 46' c
Gopperth 56' c
Fitzgerald 73' m
Cronin 80' c
Con: Gopperth (3/4)
Pen: Gopperth (1/2) 32'
Report Try: Daniller 21' m
Pen: Mi. Bergamasco (1/1) 36'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 14,197
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

21 February 2015
14:40
Scarlets Wales 25–25 Ireland Munster
Try: Parkes 60' c
Con: S. Shingler (1/1)
Pen: S. Shingler (6/6) 3', 14', 23', 27', 59', 68'
Report Try: O'Donoghue 53' c
Jones 75' m
Hanrahan 80' c
Con: Keatley (2/3)
Pen: Keatley (2/3) 10', 20'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 6,059
Referee: Dudley Phillips (IRFU)

21 February 2015
17:15
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 19–16 Wales Ospreys (1 BP)
Try: MacArthur 13' c
Con: Horne (1/1)
Pen: Horne (4/5) 36', 50', 67', 74'
Report Try: Grabham 52' c
Con: Davies (1/1)
Pen: Davies (3/6) 26', 33', 57'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 6,167
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)

22 February 2015
16:00
(1 BP) Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 25–30 Ireland Connacht
Try: Amos (2) 32' m, 80' c
Dixon 65' c
Con: Prydie (2/3)
Pen: Prydie (2/2) 4', 39'
Report Try: Ronaldson 7' c
Masterson 22' c
Kearney 75' c
Con: Carty (2/2)
Leader (1/1)
Pen: Carty (1/3) 11'
Leader (2/2) 57', 60'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,180
Referee: Lloyd Linton (SRU)

Round 16[edit]

27 February 2015
19:35
Ospreys Wales 9–9 Ireland Leinster
Pen: Davies (2/2) 40', 54'
Drop: Davies (1/1) 42'
Report Pen: Gopperth (3/3) 14', 22', 78'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 7,557
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)

27 February 2015
19:35
Ulster Ireland 25–20 Wales Scarlets (1 BP)
Try: Gilroy 45' m
L. Marshall 51' c
Pienaar 58' c
Con: Pienaar (2/3)
Pen: Pienaar (2/3) 24', 31'
Report Try: Barclay 37' c
K. Phillips 78' c
Con: S. Shingler (2/2)
Pen: S. Shingler (2/4) 12', 28'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 17,138
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)

28 February 2015
19:15
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 22–10 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: O'Donoghue 28' m
Guiñazú 37' c
Earls 61' m
Stander 66' m
Con: Keatley (1/4)
Report Try: de Klerk 59' c
Con: Braid (1/1)
Pen: Braid (1/2) 52'
Irish Independent Park
Attendance: 7,361
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

1 March 2015
12:45
Cardiff Blues Wales 21–15 Scotland Edinburgh (1 BP)
Try: L. Williams 17' c
E. Jenkins 39' c
Patchell 63' c
Con: Patchell (3/3)
Report Try: Visser 54' c
Grant 69' m
Con: Heathcote (1/1)
Pen: Heathcote (1/1) 44'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 5,740
Referee: Dudley Phillips (IRFU)

1 March 2015
18:00
Zebre Italy 23–17 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons (1 BP)
Try: J. Sarto 28' c
Pratichetti 46' c
Con: Mi. Bergamasco (2/2)
Pen: Mi. Bergamasco (3/4) 7', 40', 79'
Report Try: T. Thomas 18' m
Dixon 21' m
Cudd 42' c
Con: Prydie (1/3)
Stadio XXV Aprile
Attendance: 2,483
Referee: Gary Conway (IRFU)

1 March 2015
17:15
(1 BP) Connacht Ireland 53–5 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: O'Halloran 5' c
Heenan 45' c
Healy (2) 51' c, 72' c
Buckley 54' c
Muldowney 67' m
Poolman 79' c
Con: Ronaldson (6/7)
Pen: Ronaldson (2/2) 14', 31'
Report Try: Christie 34' m
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 3,880
Referee: Andrew McMenemy (SRU)

Round 17[edit]

6 March 2015
19:35
Cardiff Blues Wales 18–17 Ireland Connacht (1 BP)
Try: Tuculet (2) 56' m, 80' c
Con: Patchell (1/2)
Pen: Patchell (2/2) 24', 64'
Report Try: Heenan 5' c
Muldowney 70' c
Con: Ronaldson (2/2)
Pen: Ronaldson (1/1) 22'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 5,624
Referee: Lloyd Linton (SRU)

6 March 2015
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 26–5 Italy Zebre
Try: Van der Merwe (2) 3' c, 36' m
Fusaro 20' c
K. Bryce 27' c
Con: Horne (2/2)
Braid (1/2)
Report Try: Berryman 58' m
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 5,528
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)

7 March 2015
14:40
Ospreys Wales 26–12 Ireland Munster
Try: Baker 31' m
Pen: Davies (6/6) 4', 22', 37', 60', 74', 79'
Drop: Davies (1/2) 39'
Report Try: D. Ryan 71' m
Earls 76' c
Con: Keatley (1/2)
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 8,632
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)

7 March 2015
17:15
Scarlets Wales 23–13 Ireland Leinster
Try: Barclay 28' m
J. Williams 51' c
Pitman 65' m
Con: S. Shingler (1/3)
Pen: S. Shingler (1/1) 9'
Priestland (1/1) 75'
Report Try: Te'o 18' c
Con: Gopperth (1/1)
Pen: Gopperth (2/2) 25', 57'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 6,069
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)

7 March 2015
19:00
Benetton Treviso Italy 8–29 Scotland Edinburgh (1 BP)
Try: Ragusi 69' m
Pen: Hayward (1/2) 33'
Report Try: Watson 17' c
Scott (2) 19' c, 73' c
Strauss 59' m
Con: Hidalgo-Clyne (3/4)
Pen: Hidalgo-Clyne (1/1) 35'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 3,018
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

8 March 2015
16:00
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 26–22 Ireland Ulster (1 BP)
Try: Buckley 54' m
J. Evans 61' c
Meyer 73' c
Con: D. Jones (1/3)
Pen: Prydie (2/4) 13', 26'
D. Jones (1/1) 50'
Report Try: Gilroy (2) 21' m, 69' c
Adair 79' c
Con: Pienaar (2/3)
Pen: Pienaar (1/2) 47'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 6,019
Referee: Dudley Phillips (IRFU)

Round 18[edit]

27 March 2015
19:35
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 34–34 Scotland Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: McFadden 24' c
Boss (2) 41' c, 54' c
Murphy 51' c
Con: Madigan (4/4)
Pen: Madigan (2/2) 46', 70'
Report Try: Hogg 7' c
Vernon 30' c
Bennett 34' c
G. Bryce 73' c
Con: Horne (4/4)
Pen: Horne (1/1) 11'
Bennett (1/1) 40'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 16,210
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

27 March 2015
19:35
(1 BP) Ulster Ireland 36–17 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Gilroy 2' c
Ludik (2) 17' m, 72' m
P. Marshall 76' c
Con: Pienaar (1/2)
Humphreys (1/2)
Pen: Pienaar (4/4) 14', 30', 41', 65'
Report Try: Isaacs 52' c
Cuthbert 61' c
Con: Anscombe (2/2)
Pen: Anscombe (1/1) 45'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 16,413
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)

28 March 2015
14:40
Scarlets Wales 15–26 Scotland Edinburgh
Pen: S. Shingler (5/5) 1', 11', 18', 22', 25'
Report Try: Burleigh 8' c
Denton 38' c
Con: Hidalgo-Clyne (2/2)
Pen: Hidalgo-Clyne (4/4) 33', 60', 73', 78'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 7,310
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)

28 March 2015
17:15
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 42–20 Ireland Connacht
Try: B. Holland 12' c
Casey 55' c
Zebo 63' c
Smith 72' c
Hurley 74' c
Earls 79' c
Con: Keatley (3/3)
Hanrahan (3/3)
Report Try: Nikora 68' c
O'Leary 78' c
Con: Nikora (2/2)
Pen: Carty (2/3) 1', 45'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 18,762
Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)

28 March 2015
19:15
(1 BP) Ospreys Wales 53–22 Italy Zebre
Try: Baker (2) 2' c, 51' c
Matavesi 7' c
Baldwin 35' c
Webb 63' c
penalty try 71' c
Dirksen 74' m
Con: Davies (5/5)
Biggar (1/2)
Pen: Davies (2/3) 16', 22'
Report Try: Berryman 40' m
Toniolatti 68' c
Chillon 78' c
Con: Mi. Bergamasco (2/2)
Pen: Garcia (1/1) 10'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 6,545
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)

28 March 2015
20:30
Benetton Treviso Italy 17–32 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons (1 BP)
Try: Bacchin 46' c
penalty try 55' c
Con: Hayward (2/2)
Pen: Hayward (1/1) 66'
Report Try: J. Evans 18' c
Amos 40' c
Prydie (2) 71' m, 78' c
Con: Prydie (3/4)
Pen: Prydie (2/3) 32', 43'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 3,413
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)

Round 19[edit]

10 April 2015
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 36–17 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Hall 24' c
Horne (3) 27' m, 31' c, 40' c
Ashe 44' c
Con: Horne (3/4)
Russell (1/1)
Pen: Horne (1/2) 4'
Report Try: G. Davies 60' c
Fish 67' c
Con: Anscombe (2/2)
Pen: Anscombe (1/1) 14'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,240
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)

10 April 2015
20:35
Benetton Treviso Italy 13–33 Wales Ospreys (1 BP)
Try: Ragusi 49' c
Con: Hayward (1/1)
Pen: Hayward (2/2) 20', 54'
Report Try: Walker 39' m
D. Evans 64' m
Tipuric 77' c
Webb 79' c
Con: Biggar (2/4)
Pen: Biggar (3/4) 2', 26', 71'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 3,182
Referee: Dudley Phillips (IRFU)

11 April 2015
14:40
(1 BP) Connacht Ireland 20–27 Ireland Ulster (1 BP)
Try: Healy 44' c
O'Halloran 70' c
Con: Nikora (1/1)
Carty (1/1)
Pen: Nikora (1/1) 51'
Carty (1/1) 62'
Report Try: Ludik 4' m
Bowe (2) 31' m, 56' m
Gilroy 34' c
Best 64' m
Con: Pienaar (1/5)
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 5,921
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

11 April 2015
16:00
(1 BP) Zebre Italy 26–28 Wales Scarlets
Try: Biagi 38' c
Geldenhuys 67' c
Con: Orquera (1/1)
Garcia (1/1)
Pen: Orquera (3/4) 5', 20', 50'
Garcia (1/3) 77'
Report Try: S. Williams (2) 10' c, 44' c
J. Davies 74' m
Con: S. Shingler (1/1)
Priestland (1/2)
Pen: S. Shingler (2/3) 8', 37'
Priestland (1/3) 80'
Stadio XXV Aprile
Attendance: 2,539
Referee: Gary Conway (IRFU)

11 April 2015
19:30
Edinburgh Scotland 3–34 Ireland Munster (1 BP)
Pen: Heathcote (1/1) 3'
Report Try: Casey 32' c
Stander 52' m
Murray 56' c
Zebo 62' m
Earls 64' c
Con: Keatley (3/5)
Pen: Keatley (1/1) 19'
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 4,818
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)

12 April 2015
16:15
(1 BP) Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 25–22 Ireland Leinster (1 BP)
Try: T. Thomas 10' m
Dixon 58' c
Benjamin (2) 68' m, 72' m
Con: Tovey (1/4)
Pen: Tovey (1/1) 3'
Report Try: Te'o (2) 37' m, 49' c
Gopperth 40' c
Con: Gopperth (2/3)
Pen: Gopperth (1/1) 18'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 5,088
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)

Round 20[edit]

24 April 2015
19:35
(1 BP) Edinburgh Scotland 37–0 Italy Zebre
Try: Grant (2) 7' c, 54' c
Fife 25' c
Ford 50' m
McInally 79' m
Con: Hidalgo-Clyne (3/4)
Pen: Hidalgo-Clyne (2/2) 19', 31'
Report
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 3,490
Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)

24 April 2015
19:35
Ulster Ireland 26–10 Ireland Leinster
Try: Henderson 12' c
Gilroy 72' c
Con: Pienaar (2/2)
Pen: Pienaar (4/6) 16', 38', 64', 66'
Report Try: Te'o 6' c
Con: Gopperth (1/1)
Pen: Gopperth (1/1) 4'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 17,097
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)

25 April 2015
13:05
Connacht Ireland 13–31 Scotland Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Muldowney 53' c
Con: Carty (1/1)
Pen: Carty (2/5) 6', 16'
Report Try: Matawalu (2) 24' m, 38' c
Hogg 35' c
Ashe 67' c
Seymour 73' m
Con: Russell (3/5)
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 4,430
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)

25 April 2015
15:05
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 30–19 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: Zebo 9' m
Stander 18' m
O'Donnell 39' c
penalty try 67' c
Con: Keatley (2/4)
Pen: Keatley (2/2) 4', 52'
Report Try: Luamanu 24' c
Pratichetti 42' c
Ragusi 74' m
Con: Hayward (2/3)
Irish Independent Park
Attendance: 7,644
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)

Judgement Day[edit]

25 April 2015
14:30
Cardiff Blues Wales 23–31 Wales Ospreys (1 BP)
Try: Navidi 58' c
Fish 80' c
Con: G. Davies (1/1)
Anscombe (1/1)
Pen: Anscombe (3/3) 7', 11', 27'
Report Try: D. Evans 34' c
Biggar 44' c
Grabham 52' c
John 65' c
Con: Biggar (4/4)
Pen: Biggar (1/2) 61'
Millennium Stadium
Attendance: 52,762
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

25 April 2015
16:45
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 10–29 Wales Scarlets (1 BP)
Try: Morgan 16' c
Con: D. Jones (1/1)
Pen: D. Jones (1/2) 24'
Report Try: Owens 37' c
S. Williams 39' c
L. Williams 41' c
Robinson 57' m
Con: Priestland (3/4)
Pen: Priestland (1/1) 6'
Millennium Stadium
Attendance: 52,762
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)

Notes:

  • The 52,762 crowd for the 2 matches, was a Judgment Day and Pro 12 match record.

Round 21[edit]

8 May 2015
19:30
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 19–5 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Gustafson 49' c
Con: Tovey (1/1)
Pen: Tovey (3/4) 4', 37', 78'
Prydie (1/1) 40'
Report Try: McInally 76' m
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 5,608
Referee: Gary Conway (IRFU)

8 May 2015
19:35
Leinster Ireland 10–0 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: Heaslip 8' c
Con: Madigan (1/1)
Pen: Gopperth (1/1) 77'
Report
RDS Arena
Attendance: 11,322
Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)

8 May 2015
19:35
Ospreys Wales 21–10 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: John 46' m
Webb 58' c
Con: Biggar (1/2)
Pen: D. Evans (1/1) 19'
Biggar (2/2) 42', 74'
Report Try: Fusaro 62' c
Con: Weir (1/1)
Pen: Weir (1/3) 14'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 10,981
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)

9 May 2015
14:40
Ulster Ireland 23–23 Ireland Munster
Try: Bowe 40' c
P. Marshall 80' c
Con: Jackson (2/2)
Pen: Jackson (3/3) 39', 44', 70'
Report Try: Earls 76' m
Pen: Keatley (6/6) 4', 31', 36', 54', 60', 68'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 17,139
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

9 May 2015
18:30
Zebre Italy 10–40 Ireland Connacht (1 BP)
Try: Leonard 26' c
Con: Orquera (1/1)
Pen: Orquera (1/1) 34'
Report Try: Jo. Cooney (2) 11' c, 35' c
Healy 29' c
Masterson 54' m
O'Halloran 70' c
O'Leary 73' c
Con: Carty (3/4)
C. McKeon (2/2)
Stadio XXV Aprile
Attendance: 2,680
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)

10 May 2015
16:00
Scarlets Wales 16–6 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Owens 65' c
Con: Priestland (1/1)
Pen: Priestland (3/3) 25', 31', 39'
Report Pen: Patchell (2/3) 19', 42'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 10,195
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)

Round 22[edit]

16 May 2015
16:00
(1 BP) Benetton Treviso Italy 13–17 Wales Scarlets
Try: Giazzon 13' m
Hayward 28' m
Pen: Hayward (1/1) 20'
Report Try: L. Williams 61' c
S. Evans 69' c
Con: Priestland (2/2)
Pen: Priestland (1/1) 26'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 3,895
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)

16 May 2015
15:00
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues Wales 29–5 Italy Zebre
Try: Cuthbert (2) 29' m, 49' m
G. Jenkins 35' c
Patchell 57' c
G. Smith 80' m
Con: Patchell (2/4)
Report Try: Bernabò 68' m
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 6,487
Referee: Gary Conway (IRFU)

16 May 2015
15:00
(1 BP) Connacht Ireland 20–24 Wales Ospreys
Try: Masterson 53' c
Buckley 80' c
Con: Carty (2/2)
Pen: Carty (2/2) 41', 49'
Report Try: Biggar 15' c
John 25' c
Webb 27' c
Con: Biggar (3/3)
Pen: Biggar (1/1) 5'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 5,226
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)

16 May 2015
15:00
Edinburgh Scotland 23–36 Ireland Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Watson 27' c
Visser 55' c
Con: Hidalgo-Clyne (2/2)
Pen: Hidalgo-Clyne (3/4) 7', 44', 65'
Report Try: Reid 17' c
Conan 31' c
Kirchner 51' m
Murphy 71' c
L. McGrath 77' c
Con: Madigan (4/5)
Drop: Madigan (1/1) 15'
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 4,643
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

16 May 2015
15:00
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 32–10 Ireland Ulster
Try: Hogg 54' m
Russell (2) 59' c, 69' c
Vernon 72' c
Con: Russell (3/4)
Pen: Russell (2/2) 5', 34'
Report Try: Henry 28' c
Con: Humphreys (1/1) 29'
Pen: Humphreys (1/1) 36'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)

16 May 2015
15:00
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 50–27 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons (1 BP)
Try: Smith 3' c
Stander 8' c
Murray (3) 16' c, 23' c, 64' m
O'Connell 40' m
Earls 41' c
R. O'Mahony 78' m
Con: Keatley (5/6)
Report Try: Hewitt 4' c
Morgan 50' c
Buckley 74' m
Dixon 80' m
Con: Tovey (2/2)
Pen: Tovey (1/1) 2'
Irish Independent Park
Attendance: 8,200
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)

Play-offs[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

22 May 2015
19:45
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 16–14 Ireland Ulster
Try: Van der Merwe 75' c
Con: Russell (1/1)
Pen: Russell (2/2) 5', 60'
Hogg (1/2) 13'
Report Try: Henry 18' m
Pen: Pienaar (3/3) 1', 55', 66'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)

23 May 2015
14:30
Munster Ireland 21–18 Wales Ospreys
Try: Zebo 39' m
Hurley 42' m
Butler 49' m
Pen: Keatley (2/4) 16', 22'
Report Try: Webb 46' m
Hassler 52' c
Con: Biggar (1/2)
Pen: Biggar (2/2) 13', 66'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 16,158
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

Final[edit]

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]

GUINNESS PRO12 Awards 2014/15 awards:[38]

Award Winner
Players' Player of the Season: Wales Rhys Webb (Ospreys)
Young Player of the Season: Scotland Sam Hidalgo-Clyne (Edinburgh)
Coach of the Season: Scotland Gregor Townsend (Glasgow)
Chairman's Award: Scotland Alastair Kellock (Glasgow)
Golden Boot: Ireland Ian Madigan (Leinster)
Collision Kings: Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Fairplay Award: Ireland Connacht
Try of the Season: Ireland Craig Gilroy (Ulster vs Scarlets)

2014/2015 Dream Team[39]

Pos Player Team
FB 15 Wales Liam Williams Wales Scarlets
RW 14 Scotland Tommy Seymour Scotland Glasgow
OC 13 Ireland Robbie Henshaw Ireland Connacht
IC 12 Scotland Peter Horne Scotland Glasgow
LW 11 Ireland Craig Gilroy Ireland Ulster
FH 10 Wales Dan Biggar Wales Ospreys
SH 9 Wales Rhys Webb Wales Ospreys
N8 8 South Africa Josh Strauss Scotland Glasgow
OF 7 Ireland Tommy O'Donnell Ireland Munster
BF 6 Ireland CJ Stander Ireland Munster
RL 5 South Africa Franco van der Merwe Ireland Ulster
LL 4 Wales Alun Wyn Jones (c) Wales Ospreys
TP 3 South Africa WP Nel Scotland Edinburgh
HK 2 Ireland Rory Best Ireland Ulster
LP 1 Ireland Denis Buckley Ireland Connacht

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Mark Hammett began the tournament as Cardiff Blues head coach, but resigned for personal reasons on 25 February 2015, and was replaced by his assistants Paul John and Dale McIntosh.[40]
  2. ^ Galway Sportsgrounds' normal capacity is 7,500 but can be expanded to 9,500 with the addition of temporary seating.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Andrea Cavinato began the tournament as Zebre head coach, but was sacked on 21 February 2015, and replaced by Víctor Jiménez.[41]

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