2016–17 Pro12

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2016–17 Pro12
CountriesIreland Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 Wales
ChampionsScarlets (2nd title)
Runners-upMunster
Matches played135
Attendance1,184,091
(average 8,771 per match)
Highest attendance60,642 – Judgement Day
(15 April 2017)
Lowest attendance1,240 – Zebre v Munster
(25 March 2017)
Tries scored716
(average 5.3 per match)
Top point scorerAngus O'Brien (Newport Gwent Dragons)
(130 points)
Top try scorerSteff Evans (Scarlets)
(11 tries)
Official website
www.pro14rugby.org

The 2016–17 Pro12 (also known as the Guinness Pro12 for sponsorship reasons) was the sixteenth season of the professional rugby union competition originally known as the Celtic League, and the seventh with a four-country format. It was the third season to be referred to as the Guinness Pro12.[1][2]

The twelve competing teams were the four Irish teams: Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster; two Italian teams: Treviso and Zebre; two Scottish teams: Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors and four Welsh teams: Cardiff Blues, Newport Gwent Dragons, Ospreys and Scarlets. The first stage involved the 12 teams playing home and away in a league format with the top four sides qualifying for the semi-finals. The semi-finals were one-off matches with 1st playing 4th and 2nd playing 3rd, with the higher ranked team receiving home advantage. The winners of the semi-finals proceeded to the Pro 12 final which was played at the Aviva Stadium on 27 May 2017.[3] The final was contested by Scarlets and Munster with Scarlets winning 46-22.[4][5]

Teams[edit]

Location of 2016–17 Pro12 teams in Great Britain and Ireland.
Location of 2016–17 Pro12 teams in Italy
Red pog.svg Winners; Yellow pog.svg 2nd–4th place; Blue pog.svg Other teams.
Team Coach /
Director of Rugby
Captain Stadium Capacity
Italy Benetton Treviso New Zealand Kieran Crowley Italy Alessandro Zanni Stadio Comunale di Monigo 6,700
Wales Cardiff Blues England Danny Wilson Wales Gethin Jenkins BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park 12,125
Ireland Connacht Samoa Pat Lam Ireland John Muldoon Galway Sportsgrounds 8,100
Scotland Edinburgh Scotland Duncan Hodge
(For South Africa Alan Solomons)[a]
Scotland Grant Gilchrist
Scotland Stuart McInally
New Myreside
Murrayfield Stadium[b]
5,500
67,144 [c]
Scotland Glasgow Warriors Scotland Gregor Townsend Scotland Jonny Gray
Scotland Henry Pyrgos
Scotstoun Stadium 7,351
Ireland Leinster Ireland Leo Cullen Fiji Isa Nacewa RDS Arena
Aviva Stadium
18,500
51,700
Ireland Munster South Africa Rassie Erasmus Ireland Peter O'Mahony Thomond Park
Irish Independent Park
25,600
8,200[8][9]
Wales Newport Gwent Dragons Wales Kingsley Jones Wales Lewis Evans Rodney Parade
Virginia Park[d]
8,500
6,000[e]
Wales Ospreys Wales Steve Tandy Wales Alun Wyn Jones Liberty Stadium 20,827
Wales Scarlets New Zealand Wayne Pivac Wales Ken Owens Parc y Scarlets 14,870
Ireland Ulster Australia Les Kiss Ireland Rob Herring
Ireland Andrew Trimble
Kingspan Stadium 18,196
Italy Zebre Argentina Víctor Jiménez
(For Italy Gianluca Guidi)[f]
Italy George Biagi Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi 5,000

Changes for the season[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Reigning champions Connacht started the season with a new coaching team. Backs and kicking coach Andre Bell left his role to return to his family in New Zealand.[12] Head performance analyst and assistant attack coach Conor McPhillips took over coaching of the backs, while the team's former head coach Eric Elwood took over as kicking coach.[13] The close season also saw the departure of the side's all-time record try-scorer Fionn Carr, who scored 42 tries over two spells with the province.[14] Connacht's homeground, the Galway Sportsground underwent renovations during the summer, with the addition of a seated stand increasing its capacity to 8,100.[15]

Beaten finalists Leinster also saw changes to their backroom staff, with defence coach Kurt McQuilkin leaving the role for personal reasons in August 2016.[16] Former England head coach Stuart Lancaster joined the province in the role of "senior coach" the following month as McQuilkin's replacement.[17] Leinster also hired World Cup winning former New Zealand head coach Graham Henry as a consultant coach during the off-season.[18] After taking over the captaincy when Kevin McLaughlin was forced to retire, Isa Nacewa was appointed as team captain on a permanent basis ahead of the season opener.[19]

After finishing sixth in the previous season, Munster replaced much of their coaching staff. Johan "Rassie" Erasmus joined as Director of Rugby from his role as high performance manager with South Africa, while Jacques Nienaber is the new defence coach. Head coach Anthony Foley remained part of the coaching team, with a focus on lineouts and the breakdown.[20] Jerry Flannery was also retained in his role as scrum coach, while Felix Jones, who was forced to retire due to injury the previous season, joined the backroom team as a technical coach with a focus on attack.[21] After C. J. Stander deputised as captain for the previous season, Munster announced ahead of the season that Peter O'Mahony would reassume the role when he returned from injury.[22] On 16 October 2016, Anthony Foley died suddenly in the Munster team hotel in Paris while on an away trip to play Racing 92 in the European Champions Cup.[23][24]

Ulster announced in August 2016 that Rory Best would vacate the captaincy of the province. The Ireland captain was replaced in his role by Andrew Trimble, the team's record try-scorer, and Rob Herring, who took on the role in Best's absence the previous season.[25][26]

Italy[edit]

After sacking head coach Umberto Casellato during the course of the previous season, Benetton Treviso hired former Canada head coach Kieran Crowley as his replacement.[27] Marius Goosen, who served as coach following Casellato's dismissal, stayed with the side as Director of Rugby, the role he held before replacing Casellato.[28]

After finishing ahead of Treviso in the previous season, Zebre played in top level European competition for the first time since the tournament format was changed at the end of the 2013–14 season.[29] Zebre had the highest amount of changes to their squad in the competition with a total of 29 players either joining or departing the first team.[30]

Scotland[edit]

After discussions of a possible move from Murrayfield to Easter Road in 2015 did not come to fruition,[31][32] it was announced in May 2016 that Edinburgh had agreed a partnership with George Watson's College and would play their home fixtures at the school's 6,000 capacity Myreside venue in the second half of the season. It was also announced that the team would have the option of returning to Murrayfield for larger games. Edinburgh had previously used the ground as a home in its early years as a professional side and had played a home match there as recently as the 2015 Six Nations Championship.[33][34] The off-season saw the loss of team captain Mike Coman, who left to join London Irish.[35] With his departure, Grant Gilchrist and Stuart McInally took on the role in a joint capacity.[36] On 28 September 2016, just four games into the season, Alan Solomons resigned as the team's head coach.[37] The departure saw assistant coach Duncan Hodge promoted to acting head coach.[38]

It was announced in October 2016 that this would be Gregor Townsend's last year in charge of Glasgow Warriors as he would depart at the end of the season to take up the role of Scotland head coach.[39] After serving as the team's sole captain in 2015–16, Jonny Gray shared the role with Henry Pyrgos for the season.[40] Following issues with the playing surface at the team's home stadium, Scotstoun, an artificial playing surface was installed at the ground.[41][42]

Wales[edit]

This was the Welsh Regions' first full domestic season under a revised arrangement with the WRU.

Cardiff Blues head coach Danny Wilson made seven signings for next season with Kirby Myhill, George Earle and Steven Shingler joining from the Scarlets, Rhys Gill from Saracens, Nick Williams from Ulster, Matthew Morgan from Bristol and Willis Halaholo from the Hurricanes.

Newport Gwent Dragons parted company with director of rugby Lyn Jones and began the season with his long-time assistant Kingsley Jones promoted to head coach. Wales international Taulupe Faletau left the Dragons for Bath Rugby in the off-season. The season ended with Newport shareholders voting to pass ownership of the Dragons and the Rodney Parade ground to the WRU.

The Ospreys added Bradley Davies, Hugh Gustafson and former Scarlets forwards Rhodri Jones and Rob McCusker to their playing staff. Meanwhile Brad Davis joined the coaching group under Steve Tandy.

Scarlets entered their third season under head coach Wayne Pivac. The off-season saw the return of former player Jonathan Davies following a spell at Clermont Auvergne. Other new signings included Rhys Patchell, Werner Kruger and Jonathan Evans, while New Zealander Johnny McNicholl arrived later in the season.

Table[edit]

2016–17 Pro12 watch · edit · discuss
Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA Try bonus Losing bonus Pts
1 Ireland Munster (RU) 22 19 0 3 602 316 +286 77 34 9 1 86
2 Ireland Leinster (SF) 22 18 0 4 674 390 +284 91 47 12 1 85
3 Wales Scarlets (CH) 22 17 0 5 537 359 +178 66 40 9 0 77
4 Wales Ospreys (SF) 22 14 0 8 556 360 +196 74 42 10 3 69
5 Ireland Ulster 22 14 1 7 521 371 +150 68 47 6 4 68
6 Scotland Glasgow Warriors 22 11 0 11 540 464 +76 72 53 9 5 58
7 Wales Cardiff Blues 22 11 1 10 508 498 +10 59 60 3 4 53
8 Ireland Connacht 22 9 0 13 413 498 −85 47 61 5 3 44
9 Scotland Edinburgh 22 6 0 16 400 491 −91 46 59 1 6 31
10 Italy Benetton Treviso 22 5 0 17 316 664 −348 35 92 1 2 23
11 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons 22 4 0 18 368 569 −201 38 71 1 6 23
12 Italy Zebre 22 3 0 19 318 773 −455 38 105 1 6 19
If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:[43]
  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 red cards received;
  7. the fewest yellow cards received.
Green background (rows 1 to 4) are play-off places and earn a place in the 2017–18 European Rugby Champions Cup.
Blue background indicates teams outside the play-off places that earn a place in the European Rugby Champions Cup.
Yellow background advances to a play-off for a chance to compete in the Champions Cup.[44]
(Q) indicates team has qualified for the play-offs and has qualified for the 2017–18 European Rugby Champions Cup.

Match Summary[edit]

Teams play each other twice, once at home and once away.

Home \ Away BEN CAR CON EDI GLA LEI MUN NGD OSP SCA ULS ZEB
Benetton Treviso 28–34 19–34 21–6 28–35 14–40 14–34 27–11 13–5 6–22 11–22 23–12
Cardiff Blues 57–20 13–19 34–16 23–19 13–16 13–23 27–16 35–17 15–26 22–35 30–24
Connacht 47–8 18–7 28–15 5–41 24–37 9–16 14–9 11–32 8–30 30–25 33–3
Edinburgh 45–10 17–18 19–22 12–25 20–33 9–10 24–20 9–13 20–9 28–17 14–19
Glasgow Warriors 31–14 29–15 35–24 18–29 33–25 15–16 47–17 5–22 14–26 17–22 45–10
Leinster 20–8 22–21 24–13 39–10 31–30 25–14 28–15 31–19 45–9 22–7 70–6
Munster 46–3 23–24 50–14 28–14 10–7 29–17 45–17 33–0 21–30 22–20 49–5
Newport Gwent Dragons 26–8 24–26 21–16 27–19 17–26 22–54 16–20 0–10 16–21 17–27 11–6
Ospreys 64–10 46–24 29–17 31–22 26–15 18–20 23–25 35–17 19–9 24–10 59–5
Scarlets 51–5 15–10 17–8 26–10 27–3 38–29 13–23 31–27 40–17 16–13 42–7
Ulster 19–7 24–24 23–7 24–18 37–17 17–13 14–15 29–8 9–7 19–8 68–21
Zebre 3–19 21–23 25–22 19–24 28–33 10–33 14–50 29–14 10–40 24–31 17–40
Source: Pro12
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

Rounds 1 to 22[edit]

All times are local.

Round 1[edit]

2 September 2016
19:35
Leinster Ireland 20–8 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: Carbery (2) 2' c, 27' m
Tracy 72' m
Con: McFadden (1/3)
Pen: McFadden (1/1) 32'
Report[45] Try: Fuser 36' m
Pen: Allan (1/2) 51'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 11,217
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
2 September 2016
19:35
(1 BP) Ospreys Wales 59–5 Italy Zebre
Try: Parry (3) 7' c, 39' c, 46' c
Ashley 12' c
Beck 24' c
John (2) 58' c, 78' c
Howells 74' c
Con: S. Davies (8/8)
Pen: S. Davies (1/1) 4'
Report[46] Try: D'Apice 34' m
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 6,509
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
2 September 2016
19:35
(1 BP) Ulster Ireland 29–8 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Try: Lyttle (2) 21' c, 65' m
Stockdale 26' m
Pienaar 43' m
Herring 71' c
Con: Pienaar (2/5)
Report[47] Try: Howard 11' m
Pen: Macleod (1/1) 5'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 13,789
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
3 September 2016
15:00
Scarlets Wales 13–23 Ireland Munster
Try: G. Davies 31' c
Con: Patchell (1/1)
Pen: Patchell (2/4) 26', 47'
Report[48] Try: Cronin 18' c
O'Mahony 29' c
Con: Bleyendaal (2/2)
Pen: Bleyendaal (2/3) 37', 53'
Keatley (1/1) 65'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 6,107
Referee: Lloyd Linton (SRU)
3 September 2016
17:15
Connacht Ireland 5–41 Scotland Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Adeolokun 32' m
Report[49] Try: Seymour (2) 10' m, 36' m
Hogg 45' c
Swinson 52' c
Puafisi 58' c
Lamont 70' c
Con: Pyrgos (3/5)
Clegg (1/1)
Pen: Pyrgos (1/1) 24'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 6,063
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)
3 September 2016
19:35
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues Wales 34–16 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Shingler 8' c
Penalty try 32' c
N. Williams 60' c
T. Williams 71' c
Con: Shingler (2/2)
Anscombe (2/2)
Pen: Shingler (2/4) 27', 44'
Report[50] Try: Rasolea 15' c
Con: Weir (1/1)
Pen: Weir (3/5) 3', 19', 50'
BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 4,807
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)

Round 2[edit]

9 September 2016
19:15
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 11–6 Italy Zebre (1 BP)
Try: Howard 17' m
Pen: Macleod (2/2) 29', 35'
Report[51] Pen: Canna (2/3) 9', 39'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,454
Referee: Lloyd Linton (SRU)
9 September 2016
19:35
Edinburgh Scotland 20–9 Wales Scarlets
Try: Allen 32' c
Bradbury 40' c
Con: Weir (2/2)
Pen: Weir (2/3) 18', 25'
Report[52] Pen: Patchell (3/4) 12', 28', 53'
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 2,750
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
9 September 2016
19:35
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 23–24 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Conway 9' c
Kilcoyne 61' c
Con: Keatley (2/2)
Pen: Keatley (3/3) 29', 54', 71'
Report[53] Try: James (2) 7' c, 35' c
Fish 67' c
Con: Anscombe (2/2)
Shingler (1/1)
Pen: Anscombe (1/2) 14'
Irish Independent Park
Attendance: 7,405
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)
10 September 2016
15:00
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 33–25 Ireland Leinster
Try: Seymour (4) 15' m, 53' c, 55' c, 73' c
Swinson 31' c
Con: Pyrgos (4/5) 31', 53', 55', 73'
Report[54] Try: R. Kearney 25' c
Van der Flier 37' c
Kirchner 41' m
Con: Carbery (2/3) 25', 37'
Pen: Carbery (2/2) 44', 63'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,251
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)
10 September 2016
20:05
Benetton Treviso Italy 11–22 Ireland Ulster
Try: Benvenuti 80' m
Pen: Allan (2/2) 29', 37'
Report[55] Try: Marshall 4' c
Herring 54' m
Pienaar 58' c
Con: Pienaar (2/3) 4', 58'
Pen: Pienaar (1/1) 30'
10 September 2016
19:35
Connacht Ireland 11–32 Wales Ospreys (1 BP)
Try: E. McKeon 57' m
Pen: Carty (2/2) 20', 46'
Report[56] Try: Webb (2) 29' c, 74' c
Ardron 71' m
Hassler 77' c
Con: S. Davies (3/4) 29', 74', 77'
Pen: S. Davies (2/2) 5', 63'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 5,749
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)

Round 3[edit]

16 September 2016
19:00
Cardiff Blues Wales 23–19 Scotland Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Cuthbert 23' c
Lee-Lo 40' c
Con: Anscombe (2/2)
Pen: Anscombe (2/2) 2', 13'
Shingler (1/1) 77'
Report[57] Try: Hogg 26' c
Horne 32' c
Price 48' m
Con: Clegg (2/3)
BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 8,024
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)
16 September 2016
19:05
Ulster Ireland 19–8 Wales Scarlets
Try: Ludik 18' m
Henderson 79' m
Pen: Jackson (3/3) 9', 16', 70'
Report[58] Try: Boyde 74' m
Pen: Patchell (1/2) 47'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 13,663
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
16 September 2016
19:35
Edinburgh Scotland 20–33 Ireland Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Allen 1' m
Watson 47' c
Bradbury 73' m
Con: Weir (1/3)
Pen: Weir (1/1) 5'
Report[59] Try: Leavy (2) 12' c, 79' c
Ringrose 18' c
Nacewa 24' c
Gibson-Park 35' m
Con: Nacewa (4/5)
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 3,484
Referee: David Wilkinson (IRFU)
17 September 2016
18:05
Zebre Italy Postponed Ireland Connacht

After 40 minutes of play, the match was "abandoned due to adverse weather conditions causing considerable risk to both the players and spectators". Zebre were leading 22–10 (3 tries to 1) when the match was abandoned. The game was rescheduled for 1 April 2017.

17 September 2016
17:15
(1 BP) Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 16–20 Ireland Munster
Try: Amos 32' c
Con: O'Brien (1/1) 32'
Pen: O'Brien (3/3) 14', 49', 54'
Report[60] Try: Kleyn 20' c
Bohane 56' c
Con: Bleyendaal (2/2) 20', 56'
Pen: Bleyendaal (2/2) 11', 51'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 3,841
Referee: Dudley Phillips (IRFU)
17 September 2016
19:35
(1 BP) Ospreys Wales 64–10 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: John 22' c
Parry 30' c
Hassler 35' c
Evans 37' c
Howells 46' m
Penalty try 54' c
Giles 61' c
Fia 67' c
Jones 71' c
Con: Davies (4/4) 22', 30', 35', 37'
Biggar (4/4) 54', 61', 67', 71'
Pen: Davies (1/1) 16'
Report[61] Try: Budd 80' c
Con: McKinley (1/1) 80'
Pen: Allan (1/1) 18'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 6,760
Referee: Lloyd Linton (SRU)

Round 4[edit]

23 September 2016
20:05
Benetton Treviso Italy 27–11 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Try: Benvenuti 26' c
Paulo 48' c
Fuser 79' c
Con: Allan (3/3) 26', 48', 79'
Pen: Allan (2/2) 17', 64'
Report[62] Try: Landman 28' m
Pen: O'Brien (2/2) 41', 67'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 2,800
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)
23 September 2016
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 17–22 Ireland Ulster
Try: Reid 19' c
Seymour 57' c
Con: Russell (2/2) 19', 57'
Pen: Russell (1/1) 48'
Report[63] Try: Cave 16' m
Penalty try 39' c
Jackson 62' c
Con: Jackson (2/3) 39', 62'
Pen: Jackson (1/1) 6'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,351
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)
23 September 2016
19:35
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 31–19 Wales Ospreys
Try: Van der Flier (2) 19' c, 46' c
Penalty try 34' c
Sexton 40' c
Con: Sexton (4/4) 19', 34', 40', 46'
Pen: Sexton (1/1) 5'
Report[64] Try: John 53' m
Howells 72' c
King 74' c
Con: Biggar (2/3) 72', 74'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 13,357
Referee: Marius Mitrea (Italy)
24 September 2016
15:00
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 28–14 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Murray (2) 27' c, 38' c
Oliver 42' c
O'Callaghan 57' c
Con: Bleyendaal (4/4) 27', 38', 42', 57'
Report[65] Try: Dean 23' c
Hardie 67' c
Con: Weir (1/1) 23'
Kinghorn (1/1) 67'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 12,826
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
24 September 2016
17:05
(1 BP) Zebre Italy 21–23 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Palazzani 12' m
Bisegni 62' m
Venditti 75' m
Pen: Canna (1/1) 4'
Padovani (1/1) 40'
Report[66] Try: Scully 28' c
Morgan 36' m
James 46' m
Con: Shingler (1/3) 28'
Pen: Shingler (2/2) 8', 23'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 2,100
Referee: David Wilkinson (IRFU)
24 September 2016
19:35
Scarlets Wales 17–8 Ireland Connacht
Try: Li. Williams (2) 36' c, 66' c
Con: Patchell (2/2) 36', 66'
Pen: Patchell (1/1) 71'
Report[67] Try: Adeolokun 22' m
Pen: Carty (1/1) 40'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 5,630
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)

Round 5[edit]

30 September 2016
19:35
(1 BP) Connacht Ireland 28–15 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Adeolokun 9' c
Roux 36' m
Kelleher 45' m
Robb 73' m
Con: Carty (1/4)
Pen: Carty (2/2) 17', 23'
Report[68] Try: Gilchrist 19' c
Allen 70' m
Con: Tovey (1/2)
Pen: Tovey (1/1) 5'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 5,771
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)
30 September 2016
19:35
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 17–26 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: Hobbs 42' c
Dixon 47' c
Con: Macleod (2/2)
Pen: Macleod (1/2) 33'
Report[69] Try: Flynn 28' c
Allan 50' c
Con: Russell (2/2)
Pen: Russell (4/4) 9', 25', 35', 78'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,809
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
1 October 2016
17:00
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 49–5 Italy Zebre
Try: Sweetnam 2' c
Murray 22' c
Stander (2) 28' c, 78' c
Zebo 31' c
Penalty try 52' c
Archer 63' c
Con: Bleyendaal (4/4)
Keatley (3/3)
Report[70] Try: Di Giulio 71' m
Thomond Park
Attendance: 11,737
Referee: Dan Jones (WRU)
1 October 2016
18:30
Ulster Ireland 9–7 Wales Ospreys (1 BP)
Pen: Jackson (3/5) 28', 44', 79'
Report[71] Try: Smith 5' c
Con: Biggar (1/1)
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 15,767
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
1 October 2016
20:05
Benetton Treviso Italy 6–22 Wales Scarlets
Pen: Allan (2/3) 33'; 46'
Report[72] Try: Kruger 54' c
Van der Merwe 69' m
S. Evans 80' c
Con: Patchell (1/2)
Thomas (1/1)
Pen: Patchell (1/2) 43'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Gary Conway (IRFU)
1 October 2016
19:35
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues Wales 13–16 Ireland Leinster
Try: Anscombe 31' c
Con: Anscombe (1/1)
Pen: Anscombe (2/3) 26', 35'
Report[73] Try: Ruddock 49' c
Con: Sexton (1/1)
Pen: Sexton (3/4) 19', 44', 70'
BT Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 8,289
Referee: Dudley Phillips (IRFU)

Round 6[edit]

7 October 2016
19:35
(1 BP) Connacht Ireland 30–25 Ireland Ulster (1 BP)
Try: Carty 2' c
Kelleher (2) 23' m, 52' m
Connolly 25' c
Con: Carty (2/4)
Pen: Carty (2/2) 37', 59'
Report[74] Try: Gilroy 33' m
Best 41' c
Payne 44' c
Con: Jackson (2/3)
Pen: Jackson (2/2) 5', 65'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 6,194
Referee: Gary Conway (IRFU)
7 October 2016
19:35
(1 BP) Edinburgh Scotland 45–10 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: Hoyland (2) 3' c, 28' m
Watson 6' c
Bradbury 31' c
Brown (2) 46' m, 69' c
Kinghorn 80' m
Con: Tovey (5/7)
Report[75] Try: Fuser 43' c
Con: Allan (1/1)
Pen: Allan (1/1) 20'
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 3,125
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)
7 October 2016
19:35
(1 BP) Ospreys Wales 46–24 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: A. Jones 21' c
Walker (2) 27' m, 30' c
Arhip 38' m
John 40' c
Evans 45' m
Matavesi 64' c
Con: S. Davies (3/6)
Biggar (1/1)
Pen: S. Davies (1/1) 12'
Report[76] Try: Dacey 15' c
James 62' c
Lee-Lo 74' c
Con: Anscombe (3/3)
Pen: Anscombe (1/1) 10'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 10,860
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)
8 October 2016
14:05
Leinster Ireland 25–14 Ireland Munster
Try: Nacewa (2) 35' m, 55' c
Gibson-Park 68' c
Con: Sexton (1/1) 55'
Nacewa (1/1) 68'
Pen: Sexton (2/2) 6', 10'
Report[77] Try: O'Mahony 26' c
Taute 74' c
Con: Bleyendaal (2/2) 26', 74'
Aviva Stadium
Attendance: 40,527
Referee: David Wilkinson (IRFU)
8 October 2016
17:05
(1 BP) Zebre Italy 28–33 Scotland Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Fabiani 29' m
Venditti 55' c
Van Schalkwyk 74' c
Con: Canna (2/3) 55', 74'
Pen: Canna (3/3) 2', 18', 80'
Report[78] Try: Lamont (2) 7' m, 46' c
Brown 39' c
Sarto 52' m
Con: Clegg (2/4) 39', 46'
Pen: Clegg (3/3) 25', 27', 79'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 2,001
Referee: Lloyd Linton (SRU)
8 October 2016
19:35
(1BP) Scarlets Wales 31–27 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons (2BP)
Try: S. Evans (2) 2' c, 65' c
Li. Williams 37' c
J. Evans 60' c
Con: Patchell (4/4) 2', 37', 60', 65'
Pen: Patchell (1/1) 54'
Report[79] Try: Amos 13' c
Warren (2) 31' m, 35' m
Pretorius 72' c
Con: Macleod (1/1) 13'
O'Brien (1/1) 72'
Pen: Macleod (1/1) 27'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 6,358
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)

Round 7[edit]

28 October 2016
19:35
(1 BP) Ulster Ireland 14–15 Ireland Munster
Try: Piutau 4' c
Lyttle 34' c
Con: Jackson (2/2) 5', 35'
Report[80] Try: Scannell 40' m
Taute 63' c
Con: Scannell (1/2) 64'
Drop: Scannell (1/1) 74'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 17,629
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)
28 October 2016
19:35
Cardiff Blues Wales 15–26 Wales Scarlets (1 BP)
Try: James 12' c
Scully 66' m
Con: Shingler (1/2) 12'
Pen: Shingler (1/1) 47'
Report[81] Try: Shingler 8' c
Evans 10' c
Van der Merwe 24' c
Parkes 41' m
Con: Patchell (3/4) 8', 11', 24'
BT Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 9,442
Referee: Lloyd Linton (SRU)
28 October 2016
19:35
(1 BP) Edinburgh Scotland 14–19 Italy Zebre
Try: Ford 63' c
McCallum 68' c
Con: Kinghorn (1/1) 64'
Hidalgo-Clyne (1/1) 69'
Report[82] Try: Venditti 79' c
Con: Canna (1/1) 80'
Pen: Canna (4/5) 4', 27' 40', 51'
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 3,304
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
28 October 2016
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 31–14 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: Gray 9' c
Bennett 13' m
Hughes (2) 28' c, 47' m
Dunbar 39' c
Con: Russell (3/5) 9', 29', 40'.
Report[83] Try: Penalty try 24' c
Giazzon 64' c
Con: McKinley (1/1) 24'
Allan (1/1) 65'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,251
Referee: David Wilkinson (IRFU)
29 October 2016
15:00
(1 BP) Ospreys Wales 35–17 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Try: Habberfield 21' c
Baldwin 39' c
Giles (2) 43' c, 56' c
Leonard 73' c
Con: Matavesi (5/5) 22', 40, 44', 56', 74'
Report[84] Try: Screech 76' c
Howard 80' c
Con: G. Jones (2/2) 77', 80'
Pen: Macleod (1/1) 3'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 9,103
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
29 October 2016
17:15
Leinster Ireland 24–13 Ireland Connacht
Try: Byrne 49' m
Daly 75' c
Con: Nacewa (1/2) 76'
Pen: Nacewa (4/4) 23', 32', 38', 58'
Report[85] Try: Delahunt 80' c
Con: Carty (1/1) 80'
Pen: Ronaldson (2/2) 4', 13'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 18,200
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)

Round 8[edit]

4 November 2016
20:15
(2 BP) Benetton Treviso Italy 28–34 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Budd 13' c
Sgarbi 17' c
Tagicakibau 33' c
B. Steyn 46' c
Con: McKinley (4/4) 13', 17', 33', 46'
Report[86] Try: R. Williams 6' c
Cook 51' m
Halaholo 64' c
Con: Shingler (2/3) 6', 64'
Pen: Shingler (5/5) 22', 27', 37', 57', 77'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 3,206
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)
4 November 2016
19:15
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 21–16 Ireland Connacht (1 BP)
Try: Hewitt (2) 14' c, 46' m
Con: O'Brien (1/2) 14'
Pen: O'Brien (1/1) 21'
Drop: O'Brien (2/2) 36', 52'
Report[87] Try: Adeolokun 69' c
Con: Carty (1/1) 69'
Pen: Carty (3/3) 25', 39', 59'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,522
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)
4 November 2016
19:35
Edinburgh Scotland 28–17 Ireland Ulster
Try: Mata 3' c
Hoyland 10' m
Bradbury 47' c
Con: Tovey (2/3) 3', 47'
Pen: Kinghorn (1/1) 17'
Weir (2/2) 29', 35'
Report[88] Try: Cairns 67' c
Stockdale 72' c
Con: Pienaar (2/2) 67', 72'
Pen: Pienaar (1/1) 26'
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 3,556
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
4 November 2016
19:35
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 33–0 Wales Ospreys
Try: Kilcoyne (2) 8' c, 69' c
Sweetnam 14' c
O'Mahony 54' m
Copeland 78' c
Con: Bleyendaal (4/5) 8', 14', 69', 78'
Report[89]
Irish Independent Park
Attendance: 8,008
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
5 November 2016
17:05
Zebre Italy 10–33 Ireland Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Van Schalkwyk 16' c
Con: Canna (1/1) 17'
Pen: Canna (1/2) 31'
Report[90] Try: Penalty try 22' c
Byrne (3) 34' m, 48' c, 64' c
Conan 55' c
Con: Nacewa (4/5) 23', 49', 56', 65'.
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)
5 November 2016
19:35
Scarlets Wales 27–3 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: Boyde (2) 15' c, 52' c
Evans 41' c
Con: Patchell (3/3) 16', 42', 54'
Pen: Patchell (2/2) 49', 56'
Report[91] Pen: Horne (1/3) 32'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 6,059
Referee: Gary Conway (IRFU)

Round 9[edit]

25 November 2016
19:35
Connacht Ireland 18–7 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Cooney 15' c
Aki 56' m
Con: Cooney (1/2) 16'
Pen: Cooney (2/2) 40', 49'
Report[92] Try: James 17' c
Con: Shingler (1/1) 18'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 6,190
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)
25 November 2016
19:35
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 5–22 Wales Ospreys (1 BP)
Try: Bulumakau 78' m
Report[93] Try: Habberfield 36' m
O'Flaherty 49' m
Baker 52' m
Beck 67' c
Con: Matavesi (1/4) 68'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,166
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)
25 November 2016
19:35
(1 BP) Scarlets Wales 38–29 Ireland Leinster (1 BP)
Try: McNicholl 7' c
Kruger 21' c
Evans 31' c
Boyde 42' c
Elias 51' c
Con: Patchell (5/5) 8', 22', 32', 43', 53'
Pen: D. Jones (1/1) 71'
Report[94] Try: Strauss 38' m
Byrne 52' c
Daly 59' c
Porter 80' c
Con: Nacewa (3/4) 52', 59', 80'
Pen: Nacewa (1/1) 26'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 6,164
Referee: Sean Gallagher (IRFU)
25 November 2016
19:35
Ulster Ireland Postponed Italy Zebre

Postponed prior to kickoff due to frozen pitch.[95] Game rescheduled on 11 March 2017.

26 November 2016
14:00
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 46–3 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: Copeland 20' c
Conway (2) 25' m, 34' c
O'Shea 42' c
R. O'Mahony (2) 64' m, 71' m
Wootton 69' c
Con: Bleyendaal (3/5) 21', 35', 43'
Keatley (1/2) 69'
Pen: Bleyendaal (1/1) 14'
Report[96] Pen: McKinley (1/1) 8'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 12,196
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)
27 November 2016
15:30
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 27–19 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Meyer 18' c
Hobbs 23' c
O'Brien 27'
Con: O'Brien (3/3) 19', 23', 28'
Pen: O'Brien (2/3) 12', 78'
Report[97] Try: Manu 9' c
Dean 26' m
Mata 64' c
Con: Tovey (1/2) 10'
Weir (1/1) 65'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,064
Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU)

Round 10[edit]

2 December 2016
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 15–16 Ireland Munster
Try: Price 62' c
Grigg 70' m
Con: Clegg (1/2) 62'
Pen: Horne (1/1) 16'
Report[98] Try: Conway 12' c
Con: Keatley (1/1) 12'
Pen: Keatley (2/2) 9', 37'
Drop: Keatley (1/1) 77'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,351
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)
2 December 2016
19:35
(1 BP) Ospreys Wales 31–22 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Howells 13' c
Baker 18' c
Fia 33' c
Giles 45' c
Con: S. Davies (4/4) 13', 18', 33', 45'
Pen: S. Davies (1/1) 6'
Report[99] Try: Helu 8' m
Kinghorn 28' c
Mata 78' c
Con: Weir (2/3) 28', 78'
Pen: Weir (1/1) 40'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 7,684
Referee: Dudley Phillips (IRFU)
3 December 2016
15:05
(1 BP) Zebre Italy 24–31 Wales Scarlets (1 BP)
Try: Van Schalkwyk 64' c
Venditti 71' m
Con: Canna (1/2) 64'
Pen: Canna (2/2) 13', 80'
Drop: Canna (2/2) 2', 21'
Report[100] Try: J. Evans (2) 13' c, 51' m
A. Shingler 34' c
Van der Merwe 39' c
A. Thomas 46' m
Con: Patchell (3/3) 13', 34', 39'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 1,800
Referee: David Wilkinson (IRFU)
3 December 2016
15:00
(1 BP) Connacht Ireland 47–8 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: McCartney (2) 14' c, 32' c
Poolman 26' c
Buckley 38' c
Cooney 50' c
Heffernan 55' m
Carty 74' c
Con: Cooney (4/4) 14', 26', 32', 38'
Boshoff (1/1) 50'
Carty (1/2) 74'
Report[101] Try: Flammini 67' c
Con: McKinley (1/1) 5'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 5,903
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)
3 December 2016
17:15
Cardiff Blues Wales 22–35 Ireland Ulster (1 BP)
Try: Dacey 40' m
Halaholo 70' c
Cuthbert 74' c
Con: Robinson (2/3) 70', 74'
Pen: Shingler (1/1) 5'
Report[102] Try: Piutau 25' c
McCloskey 29' c
McCall 37' c
Henry 62' c
Ludik 75' c
Con: Pienaar (5/5) 25', 29', 37', 62', 75'
BT Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 6,010
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
3 December 2016
19:35
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 28–15 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Try: Dooley 12' c
Molony 14' c
Conan 31' c
Carbery 42' c
Con: Nacewa (4/4) 12', 14', 31', 42'
Report[103] Try: Howard 55' m
Pretorius 70' c
Con: O'Brien (1/2) 70'
Pen: O'Brien (1/1) 14'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 10,979
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)

Round 11[edit]

23 December 2016
19:35
Benetton Treviso Italy 23–12 Italy Zebre
Try: Allan 58' c
Sperandio 75' c
Con: Allan (2/2) 60', 76'
Pen: Allan (3/4) 19', 40', 52'
Report[104] Try: Van Schalkwyk 33' c
Van Zyl 78' m
Con: Canna (1/2) 34'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
23 December 2016
19:35
Ulster Ireland 23–7 Ireland Connacht
Try: McCloskey 26' c
Ross 52' c
Con: Jackson (2/2) 28', 53'
Pen: Jackson (3/3) 20', 36', 67'
Report[105] Try: Carty 55'
Con: Carty (1/1) 56'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 17,613
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)
26 December 2016
14:05
Cardiff Blues Wales 27–16 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Try: Shingler 1' c
Dacey 32' c
Navidi 39' c
Con: Shingler (3/3) 2', 33', 40'
Pen: Shingler (2/2) 14', 21'
Report[106] Try: Hewitt 23' c
Con: O'Brien (1/1) 23'
Pen: O'Brien (3/3) 11', 19', 35'
BT Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 11,654
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
26 December 2016
17:30
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 29–17 Ireland Leinster
Try: Zebo 22' c
R. O'Mahony 40' c
O'Donnell 49' c
Stander 56' m
Con: Bleyendaal (3/4) 23', 40', 51'
Pen: Bleyendaal (1/1) 61'
Report[107] Try: Kirchner 17' c
Strauss 76' c
Con: Nacewa (1/1) 18'
Molony (1/1) 77'
Pen: Nacewa (1/1) 27'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 26,200
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)
27 December 2016
15:00
Ospreys Wales 19–9 Wales Scarlets
Try: Penalty try 53' c
Con: Biggar (1/1) 54'
Pen: Biggar (4/5) 14', 40', 59', 71'
Report[108] Pen: Patchell (3/3) 17', 33', 38'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 19,514
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)

1872 Cup 1st round[edit]

26 December 2016
16:05
Edinburgh Scotland 12–25 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Pen: Weir (4/4) 7', 22', 52', 59'
Report[109] Try: Bulumakau 1' m
Strauss 33' c
Dunbar 66' c
Con: Russell (2/3) 34', 67'
Pen: Russell (1/2) 40'
Drop: Russell (1/1) 56'
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 21,036
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)

Round 12[edit]

31 December 2016
12:00
(1 BP) Zebre Italy 19–24 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Boni 24' c
Canna 61' m
Van Schalkwyk 79' c
Con: Canna (2/3) 26', 80'
Report[110] Try: Dean 38' c
Helu 54' m
Con: Weir (1/2) 40'
Pen: Weir (4/4) 13', 29', 65', 74'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Gary Conway (IRFU)
31 December 2016
14:05
(1 BP) Benetton Treviso Italy 28–35 Scotland Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Sperandio 1' m
Budd (2) 32' c, 73' c
Con: Allan (1/2) 33'
McKinley (1/1) 74'
Pen: Allan (2/4) 40', 48'
McKinley (1/2) 61'
Report[111] Try: Hogg 15' c
Seymour 17' c
Ashe 28' c
Grigg 50' c
Clegg 75' c
Con: Hogg (5/5) 16', 18', 29', 51', 76'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 2,800
Referee: Elia Rizzo (FIR)
31 December 2016
15:00
Leinster Ireland 22–7 Ireland Ulster
Try: O'Loughlin (2) 6' c, 41' m
L. McGrath 32' c
Con: Nacewa (2/3) 7', 33'
Pen: Nacewa (1/1) 17'
Report[112] Try: Piutau 76' c
Con: Pienaar (1/1) 76'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 18,200
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)
31 December 2016
17:30
(1 BP) Connacht Ireland 9–16 Ireland Munster
Pen: Carty (3/4) 30', 50', 76'
Report[113] Try: Marshall 56' c
Con: Keatley (1/1) 57'
Pen: Keatley (2/3) 2', 39'
Drop: Keatley (1/2) 68'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 8,090
Referee: David Wilkinson (IRFU)
1 January 2017
15:00
Scarlets Wales 15–10 Wales Cardiff Blues (1 BP)
Try: S. Evans 11' m
S. Williams 46' c
Con: Patchell (1/2) 46'
Pen: Patchell (1/2) 30'
Report[114] Try: Halaholo 53' c
Con: Shingler (1/1) 54'
Pen: Shingler (1/1) 33'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 10,159
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)
1 January 2017
17:05
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 0–10 Wales Ospreys
Report[115] Try: Tipuric 12' c
Con: Biggar (1/1) 13'
Pen: Biggar (1/1) 72'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 6,746
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)

Round 13[edit]

6 January 2017
19:15
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 26–8 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: Pretorius 26' c
Evans 68' c
Con: O'Brien (2/2) 27', 68'
Pen: O'Brien (3/3) 5', 40', 54'
Drop: O'Brien (1/1) 50'
Report[116] Try: Tebaldi 7' m
Pen: Allan (1/1) 23'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 3,904
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)
6 January 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 70–6 Italy Zebre
Try: O'Brien 4' c
Triggs 17' c
L. McGrath 25' c
Healy 29' c
O'Loughlin (3) 40' c, 68' c, 71' c
Ringrose (2) 47' c, 74' c
Heaslip 79' c
Con: Sexton (6/6) 5', 19', 26', 30', 40', 48'
R. Byrne (4/4) 68', 72', 75', 80'
Report[117] Pen: Padovani (2/2) 14', 24'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 10,821
Referee: Dan Jones (WRU)
6 January 2017
19:35
Scarlets Wales 16–13 Ireland Ulster (1 BP)
Try: Penalty try 61' c
Con: D. Jones (1/1) 61'
Pen: D. Jones (3/3) 10', 13', 52'
Report[118] Try: Stockdale 20' c
Con: Jackson (1/1) 21'
Pen: Jackson (2/2) 16', 40'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 6,593
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
7 January 2017
13:30
(1 BP) Ospreys Wales 29–7 Ireland Connacht
Try: Baker 11' c
Cracknell 13' c
Smith 56' c
Beck 79' m
Con: S. Davies (3/3) 12', 14', 57'
Pen: S. Davies (1/1) 44'
Report[119] Try: O'Brien 75' c
Con: Cooney (1/1) 77'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 6,669
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)
7 January 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 29–15 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: MacArthur 12' c
Murchie (2) 48' c, 55' c
Malcolm 64' m
Con: Russell (3/4) 13', 49', 56'
Pen: Russell (1/1) 34'
Report[120] Try: Scully 38' c
R. Williams 77' m
Con: Shingler (1/2) 40'
Pen: Shingler (1/1) 42'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,251
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
3 February 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Edinburgh Scotland 9–10 Ireland Munster
Pen: Tovey (3/3) 7', 24', 34'
Report[121] Try: O’Mahony 15' c
Con: Bleyendaal (1/1) 16'
Pen: Bleyendaal 66'
New Myreside
Attendance: 5,235
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)

Round 14[edit]

10 February 2017
20:00
Zebre Italy 10–40 Wales Ospreys (1 BP)
Try: Boni 8' c
Con: Palazzani (1/1) 8'
Pen: Palazzani (1/1) 13'
Report[122] Try: Beck 41' c
Evans (3) 44' c, 46' c, 50' m
Parry 61' c
Howells 77' c
Con: Price (5/6) 41', 44', 46', 61', 77'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: David Wilkinson (IRFU)
10 February 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 45–17 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Try: Taute (2) 14' c, 28' c
Conway 20' c
Penalty try 40' c
Kilcoyne 64' c
R. O'Mahony 80' c
Con: Bleyendaal (6/6) 14', 20', 28', 40', 64', 80'
Pen: Bleyendaal (1/1) 7'
Report[123] Try: Buckley 36' c
Dee 60' c
Con: D. Jones (2/2) 36', 60'
Pen: D. Jones (1/1) 12'
Irish Independent Park
Attendance: 8,008
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)
10 February 2017
19:35
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 14–26 Wales Scarlets
Try: MacArthur 16' m
Pen: Clegg (3/3) 3', 27', 49'
Report[124] Try: T. Williams 22' c
Ja. Davies 39' c
Con: T. Williams (1/1) 22'
D. Jones (1/1) 39'
Pen: D. Jones (3/3) 7', 30', 55'
Thomas (1/1) 76'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,166
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)
10 February 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Ulster Ireland 24–18 Scotland Edinburgh (1 BP)
Try: P. Marshall 10' c
Cave 19' m
Ludik 27' m
Stockdale 33' c
Con: Nelson (2/4) 10', 33'
Report[125] Try: Bradbury 2' m
McInally 36' m
Hoyland 58' m
Pen: Hidalgo-Clyne (1/1) 65'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 15,462
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)
12 February 2017
13:30
Benetton Treviso Italy 14–40 Ireland Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Paulo 36' c
Pratichetti 55' c
Con: McKinley (2/2) 36', 55'
Report[126] Try: O'Loughlin 2' c
D. Kearney (2) 25' c, 28' c
A. Byrne 51' c
Carbery 66' m
B. Byrne 72' c
Con: R. Byrne (5/6) 2', 25', 28', 51', 72'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 1,600
Referee: Dan Jones (WRU)
12 February 2017
17:05
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues Wales 13–19 Ireland Connacht
Try: N. Williams 28' c
Con: Anscombe (1/1) 28'
Pen: Anscombe (2/2) 12', 20'
Report[127] Try: Healy 39' c
Con: Cooney (1/1) 39'
Pen: Cooney (2/2) 44', 64'
Ronaldson (1/1) 80'
Drop: O'Halloran (1/1) 78'
BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 4,300
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)

Round 15[edit]

17 February 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 39–10 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Daly (2) 10' m, 56' m
Carbery (2) 48' m, 53' c
Leavy 67' c
B. Byrne 71' c
Con:
R. Byrne (3/5) 53', 67', 71'
Pen: Carbery (1/1) 33'
Report[128] Try: Weir 70'
Con: Weir (1/1) 70'
Pen: Weir (1/1) 36'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 11,445
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)
17 February 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Scarlets Wales 42–7 Italy Zebre
Try: S. Evans 13' c
Shingler 29' c
T. Williams 34' c
Price 50' c
Penalty try 64' c
Boyde 73' c
Con: D. Jones (5/5) 13', 29', 34', 50', 64'
Thomas (1/1) 73'
Report[129] Try: Bellini 24' c
Con: Violi (1/1) 24'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 5,989
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
18 February 2017
14:30
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues Wales 57–20 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: N. Williams 4' c
Scully 39' c
Shingler 41' c
Bennett 45' c
Dacey 50' c
Halaholo 56' c
Morgan 66' c
Cuthbert 79' m
Con: Shingler (7/8) 4', 39', 41', 45', 50', 56', 66'
Pen: Shingler (1/1) 31'
Report[130] Try: McKinley 36' c
Esposito 53' c
Con: Tebaldi (2/2) 36', 53'
Pen: Tebaldi (2/2) 10', 15'
BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 5,963
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)
18 February 2017
15:00
(1 BP) Ulster Ireland 37–17 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: Bowe 22' m
Penalty try 33' c
Stockdale (2) 49' c, 78' c
Pienaar 53' m
Con: Pienaar (3/5) 33', 49', 78'
Pen: Pienaar (2/2) 10', 45'
Report[131] Try: Thomson 40' m
Cummings (2) 69' m, 74' c
Con: Thomson (1/3) 74'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 16,545
Referee: Dan Jones (WRU)
18 February 2017
17:15
(1 BP) Ospreys Wales 23–25 Ireland Munster
Try: Dirksen 5' c
Fonotia 13' c
Con: S. Davies (2/2) 5', 13'
Pen: S. Davies (3/3) 24', 40', 59'
Report[132] Try: O'Donoghue 36' m
Saili 40' c
Kilcoyne 78' c
Con: Bleyendaal (2/3) 40', 78'
Pen: Bleyendaal (2/2) 4', 29'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 8,782
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
18 February 2017
19:35
Connacht Ireland 14–9 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons (1 BP)
Try: O'Halloran 5' c
Blade 13' c
Con: Ronaldson (2/2) 5', 13'
Report[133] Pen: O'Brien (3/3) 18', 42', 53'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 6,190
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

Round 16[edit]

24 February 2017
19:05
(1 BP) Edinburgh Scotland 17–18 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Cochrane 16' c
Scholes (2) 48' m, 55' m
Con: Hidalgo-Clyne (1/3) 16'
Report[134] Try: Bennett 61' c
L. Williams 72' m
Con: Shingler (1/2) 61'
Pen: Shingler (2/2) 8', 21'
New Myreside
Attendance: 3,675
Referee: David Wilkinson (IRFU)
24 February 2017
19:30
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 22–54 Ireland Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Hughes 46' c
Screech 67' m
Pretorius 77' c
Con: D. Jones (2/3) 46', 77'
Pen: D. Jones (1/1) 6'
Report[135] Try: Conan (2) 11' c, 24' c
Gibson-Park 42' c
Strauss 54' c
Tracy 63' m
Triggs 68' c
L. McGrath (2) 71' c, 75' c
Con: R. Byrne (7/8) 11', 24', 42', 54', 68', 71', 75'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,059
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
24 February 2017
19:35
Munster Ireland 21–30 Wales Scarlets
Try: Taute 13' c
Sweetnam 23' c
Oliver 30' c
Con: Bleyendaal (3/3) 13', 23', 30'
Report[136] Try: Parkes 56' c
McNicholl 59' c
Van der Merwe 62' c
Con: D. Jones (3/3) 56', 59', 62'
Pen: D. Jones (3/3) 3', 16', 53'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 16,742
Referee: Daniel Jones (WRU)
26 February 2017
13:30
Benetton Treviso Italy 19–34 Ireland Connacht (1 BP)
Try: Buondonno 37' m
Sperandio 70' c
Odiete 75' c
Con: Tebaldi (1/1) 71'
Buondonno (1/1) 75' c
Report[137] Try: Blade 27' c
Bealham 31' c
Ronaldson 47' c
O'Halloran 60' c
Con: Ronaldson (3/3) 27', 31', 47'
Carty (1/1) 60'
Pen: Ronaldson (2/2) 15', 21'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)
26 February 2017
13:30
Zebre Italy 17–40 Ireland Ulster (1 BP)
Try: Palazzani 17' c
Bellini 59' c
Con: Palazzani (2/2) 17', 59'
Pen: Palazzani (1/1) 36'
Report[138] Try: Henry 7' c
Pienaar 14' c
Olding 45' c
Stockdale 51' c
Diack 71' c
Busby 78' m
Con: Pienaar (5/6) 7', 14', 45', 51', 71'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Sean Gallagher (IRFU)
26 February 2017
17:05
(1 BP) Ospreys Wales 26–15 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Try: Giles 10' c
Matavesi 22' c
Ardron 56' c
Fonotia 57' m
Con: Price (3/4) 10', 22', 56'
Report[139] Try: Flynn 25' c
Murchie 52' m
Con: Thomson (1/2) 25'
Pen: Thomson (1/1) 47'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 7,140
Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU)

Round 17[edit]

3 March 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Connacht Ireland 33–3 Italy Zebre
Try: Adeolokun 8' c
Dawai 26' m
Muldoon 61' c
Penalty try 66' c
Stevenson 75' c
Con: Cooney (1/2) 8'
O'Halloran (2/2) 61', 66'
Ronaldson (1/1) 75'
Report[140] Pen: Palazzani (1/1) 45'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 4,091
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
3 March 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Edinburgh Scotland 9–13 Wales Ospreys
Pen: Weir (3/3) 15', 63', 72'
Report[141] Try: Matavesi 20' c
Con: S. Davies (1/1) 21'
Pen: S. Davies (2/2) 18', 69'
New Myreside
Attendance: 4,834
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)
3 March 2017
19:35
Ulster Ireland 19–7 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: Payne 20' c
Reidy 52' c
Piutau 57' m
Con: Pienaar (2/3) 21', 53'
Report[142] Try: Paulo 70' c
Con: McKinley (1/1) 70'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 15,196
Referee: Dan Jones (WRU)
4 March 2017
15:00
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 47–17 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Try: Grigg (2) 28' c, 36' c
Hughes 42' c
Tagive 49' c
Jones 57' c
Bennett 66' c
Horne 74' c
Con: Horne (7/7) 29', 37', 43', 51', 58', 66', 75'
Report[143] Try: Landman 22' c
Morgan 80' c
Con: O'Brien (1/1) 23'
D. Jones (1/1) 80'
Pen: O'Brien (1/1) 14'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,096
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
4 March 2017
17:15
Cardiff Blues Wales 13–23 Ireland Munster
Try: Summerhill 47' c
Con: Shingler (1/1) 48'
Pen: Shingler (2/2) 21', 33'
Report[144] Try: Saili 51' c
Oliver 76' c
Con: R. Scannell (2/2) 52', 77'
Pen: R. Scannell (2/3) 25', 66'
Drop: R. Scannell (1/1) 75'
BT Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 6,546
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)
4 March 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 45–9 Wales Scarlets
Try: L. McGrath (2) 9' c, 20' m
Ruddock 47' c
Carbery (2) 50' c, 53' m
E. Byrne 57' c
Gibson-Park 80' c
Con: R. Byrne (5/7) 9', 47', 51', 59', 80'
Report[145] Try: D. Jones (3/3) 3', 15', 28'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 10,792
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

Round 9 rescheduled match[edit]

11 March 2017
18:05
(1 BP) Ulster Ireland 68–21 Italy Zebre
Try: L. Marshall (2) 6' c, 14' c
Pienaar 17' c
Piutau (2) 25' c, 46' c
Stockdale 30' c
Gilroy 43' m
Andrew 53' c
Olding 68' c
P. Marshall 71' c
Con: Pienaar (6/7) 7', 15', 18', 26', 31', 45'
Olding (3/3) 54', 69', 72'
Report[146] Try: De Marchi 12' c
Roan 66' c
Greeff 75' c
Con: Bordoli (1/1) 12'
Palazzani (2/2) 67', 76'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 16,483
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)
  • Game rescheduled from 25 November 2016.

Round 18[edit]

24 March 2017
19:05
(1 BP) Scarlets Wales 26–10 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Patchell (2) 3' m, 31' c
W. Jones 20' c
J. Davies 24' c
Con: Patchell (3/4) 20', 24, 31'
Report[147] Try: Burleigh 26' c
Con: Weir (1/1) 26'
Pen: Weir (1/1) 8'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 6,637
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)
24 March 2017
19:35
Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 17–27 Ireland Ulster
Try: Landman 48' c
Griffiths 67' c
Con: O'Brien (2/2) 48', 67'
Pen: O'Brien (1/1) 13'
Report[148] Try: Gilroy 8' c
Payne 59' c
Andrew 79' c
Con: Pienaar (2/2) 8', 59'
Jackson 79'
Pen: Pienaar (1/1) 34'
Jackson (1/1) 74'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,877
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)
25 March 2017
15:00
Zebre Italy 14–50 Ireland Munster (1 BP)
Try: Minnie 30' c
Greeff 56' c
Con: Violi (1/1) 30'
Bordoli (1/1) 56'
Report[149] Try: N. Scannell 3' c
O'Donnell 19' c
R. O'Mahony (2) 26' c, 51' m
R. Scannell 47' c
Cronin (2) 62' c, 71' c
Con: Bleyendaal (4/5) 3', 19', 26', 47'
R. Scannell (2/2) 62', 71'
Pen: Bleyendaal (1/1) 40'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 1,240
Referee: Sean Gallagher (IRFU)
25 March 2017
15:00
Leinster Ireland 22–21 Wales Cardiff Blues (1 BP)
Try: Leavy 4' c
L. McGrath 32' c
Molony 66' m
Con: R. Byrne (2/3) 5', 32'
Pen: R. Byrne (1/1) 54'
Report[150] Try: T. Williams (2) 11' c, 47' c
Bennett 56' c
Con: Shingler (3/3) 12', 48', 56'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 10,106
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
25 March 2017
17:15
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 35–24 Ireland Connacht
Try: Flynn 11' c
Russell 49' c
Price 54' c
Lamont 77' m
Con: Russell (3/3) 12', 50', 54'
Pen: Russell (2/2) 7', 36'
P. Horne (1/1) 74'
Report[151] Try: Adeolokun 4' m
Muldoon 29' c
Con: Ronaldson (1/2) 30'
Pen: Ronaldson (3/4) 19', 48', 66'
J. Cooney (1/1) 76'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,351
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)
25 March 2017
20:35
Benetton Treviso Italy 13–5 Wales Ospreys
Try: Sgarbi 18' c
Con: Tebaldi (1/1) 19'
Pen: Tebaldi (1/2) 57'
McKinley (1/1) 72'
Report[152] Try: Giles 40' m
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 2,700
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

Round 3 rescheduled match[edit]

1 April 2017
15:30
Zebre Italy 25–22 Ireland Connacht (1 BP)
Try: Minnie 24' c
Boni 41' m
Padovani 66' c
Con: Canna (2/3) 26', 67'
Pen: Canna (2/3) 7', 31'
Report[153] Try: Ili 1' m
Ronaldson 13' c
Rowland 78' c
Con: J. Cooney (1/2) 14'
Ronaldson (1/1) 79'
Pen: J. Cooney (1/2) 47'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)
  • Game rescheduled from 17 September 2016.

Round 19[edit]

7 April 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Edinburgh Scotland 19–22 Ireland Connacht
Try: Penalty try 63' c
Watson 66' c
G. Bryce 73' m
Con: Weir (2/3) 63', 67'
Report[154] Try: E. McKeon 29' c
Con: Crosbie (1/1) 30'
Pen: Crosbie (5/5) 8', 26', 36', 49', 60'
New Myreside
Attendance: 3,189
Referee: Dan Jones (WRU)
7 April 2017
19:35
Ulster Ireland 24–24 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Jackson 10' c
Penalty try 27' c
L. Marshall 68' c
Con: Jackson (3/3) 11', 27', 69'
Pen: Jackson (1/1) 56'
Report[155] Try: Warburton 22' c
Lee-Lo (2) 46' c, 59' c
Con: Anscombe (3/3) 23', 47', 60'
Pen: Anscombe (1/1) 8'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 15,752
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)
8 April 2017
14:30
(1 BP) Zebre Italy 29–14 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons
Try: Ruzza 13' m
Minnie 29' c
Padovani 49' c
Meyer 51' c
Con: Canna (3/4) 30', 50', 52'
Pen: Canna (1/2) 4'
Report[156] Try: Hill 6' c
Hughes 44' c
Con: O'Brien (2/2) 7', 45'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU)
8 April 2017
15:00
(1 BP) Ospreys Wales 18–20 Ireland Leinster
Try: Davies 4' m
Tipuric 61' c
Con: Davies (1/1) 61'
Pen: Biggar (2/4) 8', 39'
Report[157] Try: Cronin 23' c
Leavy 46' c
Con: Nacewa (2/2) 24', 47'
Pen: Nacewa (1/2) 34'
Drop: R. Byrne (1/1) 79'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 8,102
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)
8 April 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Scarlets Wales 51–5 Italy Benetton Treviso
Try: Van der Merwe (3) 5' m, 15' c, 66' c
S. Evans (2) 8' m, 34' m
Owens 24' m
Price 42' c
A. Davies 68' c
Con: D. Jones (2/6) 16', 43'
A. Thomas (2/2) 67', 69'
Pen: D. Jones (1/1) 2'
Report[158] Try: Gega 48' m
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 6,080
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
8 April 2017
19:35
Munster Ireland 10–7 Scotland Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Cronin 4' c
Con: Bleyendaal (1/1) 5'
Pen: R. Scannell (1/1) 60'
Report[159] Try: Hogg 68' c
Con: Russell (1/1) 69'
Irish Independent Park
Attendance: 8,008
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

Round 20[edit]

14 April 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors Scotland 45–10 Italy Zebre
Try: Grigg 10' c
Murchie 18' c
Harley 26' c
Fagerson 29' c
Johnson 59' c
Smith (2) 62' m, 74' m
Con: P. Horne (5/5) 11', 19', 27', 30', 60'
Report[160] Try: Van Zyl 66' m
Baker 78' m
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,321
Referee: David Wilkinson (IRFU)
15 April 2017
15:00
Munster Ireland 22–20 Ireland Ulster (1 BP)
Try: Lloyd 6' c
Earls 61' m
O'Callaghan 69' c
Con: Keatley (1/1) 7'
Bleyendaal (1/2) 71'
Pen: Keatley (1/1) 36'
Report[161] Try: Best 3' c
L. Marshall 64' c
Con: Jackson (2/2) 4', 65'
Pen: Jackson (2/3) 13', 52'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 20,047
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
15 April 2017
19:35
Connacht Ireland 24–37 Ireland Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Poolman 18' c
Heffernan 49' m
Con: Ronaldson (1/2) 18'
Pen: Ronaldson (4/4) 1', 12', 28', 40'
Report[162] Try: Kirchner 6' m
A. Byrne 10' c
O'Loughlin 34' m
Ruddock 52' c
B. Daly 68'c
Con: R. Byrne (3/5) 10', 53', 68'
Pen: R. Byrne (2/2) 20', 76'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 8,090
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)
15 April 2017
20:05
Benetton Treviso Italy 21–6 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Barbieri 35' c
Esposito 60' m
Con: McKinley (1/2) 37'
Pen: McKinley (3/3) 26', 31', 41'
Report[163] Pen: Tovey (2/2) 24', 57'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 2,480
Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU)

Judgement Day[edit]

15 April 2017
14:45
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues Wales 35–17 Wales Ospreys
Try: Dacey 5' c
L. Williams 19' c
N. Williams 26' c
Anscombe 46' c
Con: Anscombe (5/5) 6', 20', 27', 45', 47'
Report[164] Try: Evans 61' c
James 67' c
Con: S. Davies (2/2) 61', 67'
Pen: S. Davies (1/1) 17'
Principality Stadium
Attendance: 60,642
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
15 April 2017
17:15
(1 BP) Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 16–21 Wales Scarlets
Try: Hughes 79' c
Con: O'Brien (1/1) 80'
Pen: O'Brien (3/3) 12', 13', 64'
Report[165] Try: J. Davies 59' c
L. Williams 71' m
Con: L. Williams (1/2) 61'
Pen: D. Jones (2/2) 26', 50'
L. Williams (1/1) 67'
Principality Stadium
Attendance: 60,642
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

Round 21[edit]

28 April 2017
19:05
Cardiff Blues Wales 30–24 Italy Zebre (1 BP)
Try: Anscombe 22' c
Summerhill 24' c
T. Williams 58' c
Con: Anscombe (3/3) 23', 25', 59'
Pen: Anscombe (3/3) 12', 17', 31'
Try: Penalty try 56' c
Mbanda 61' c
van Schalkwyk 79' c
Con: Canna (2/2) 57', 62'
Palazzani (1/1) 80'
Pen: Canna (1/1) 27'
BT Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 4,737
Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU)
28 April 2017
19:35
Edinburgh Scotland 24–20 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons (1 BP)
Try: Kinghorn 73' c
Hoyland 78' c
Gilchrist 80'+2 c
Con: Tovey (3/3) 74', 79', 80'+3
Pen: Tovey (1/1) 9'
Try: Howard 31' c
Meyer 48' c
Con: O'Brien (2/2) 32', 50'
Pen: O'Brien (2/2) 40', 70'
New Myreside
Attendance: 3,201
Referee: Dan Jones (WRU)
28 April 2017
19:35
(1 BP) Leinster Ireland 31–30 Scotland Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Ryan 5' c
O'Loughlin 9' m
Dooley 35' m
Kirchner 59' m
Con: R. Byrne (1/4) 6'
Pen: R. Byrne (2/2) 31', 41'+1
Carbery (1/1) 75'
Try: Ashe 46' c
Jones 65' c
Russell 70'c
Con: Horne (1/1) 47'
Russell (2/2) 66', 71'
Pen: Horne (3/3) 3', 26', 57'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 12,975
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
29 April 2017
15:00
Ospreys Wales 24–10 Ireland Ulster
Try: Habberfield 8' c
Ardron 40' c
Leonard 79' c
Con: Biggar (3/3) 9', 41', 79'
Pen: Biggar (1/1) 25'
Try: Stockdale 80' c
Con: Jackson (1/1) 80'
Pen: Jackson (1/1) 19'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 8,168
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)
29 April 2017
19:05
Benetton Treviso Italy 14–34 Ireland Munster (1 BP)
Try: Odiete 49' c
Montauriol 80'+1
Con: McKinley (1/1) 50'
Tebaldi (1/1) 80'+1
Try: Sweetnam (2) 25' m, 70' c
Zebo 32' c
Wootton 64' m
O'Donoghue 67' c
Con: Bleyendaal (3/5) 33', 68', 71
Pen: Bleyendaal (1/1) 41'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 1,650
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)
29 April 2017
20:00
Connacht Ireland 8–30 Wales Scarlets (1 BP)
Try: Ronaldson 58' m
Pen: Boshoff (1/1) 11'
Try: McNicholl 4' c
S. Evans (2) 14' m, 26' m
L. Williams 31' m
van der Merwe 78' m
Con: Patchell (1/5) 5'
Pen: Patchell (1/1) 66'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 5,290
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)

Round 22[edit]

6 May 2017
17:15
(1 BP) Munster Ireland 50–14 Ireland Connacht
Try: Earls 8' c
O'Donoghue 27' c
Conway (2) 33' c, 54' c
Cronin 43' c
Saili 70' c
Oliver 80' m
Con: Keatley (6/7) 8', 28', 34', 44', 54', 70'
Pen: Keatley (1/1) 25'
Try: Kelleher 51' c
Dawai 64' c
Con: Ronaldson (2/2) 52', 65'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 18,567
Referee: David Wilkinson (IRFU)
6 May 2017
17:15
(1 BP) Newport Gwent Dragons Wales 24–26 Wales Cardiff Blues
Try: Meyer 2' m
Beard 80' c
Con: O'Brien (1/2) 80'
Pen: O'Brien (2/2) 8', 21'
Meyer (2/2) 67', 73'
Try: Morgan 17' c
Halaholo 30' c
Con: Anscombe (2/2) 18', 31'
Pen: Anscombe (4/4) 52', 65', 76', 79'
Virginia Park[10]
Attendance: 5,167
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
6 May 2017
17:15
(1 BP) Scarlets Wales 40–17 Wales Ospreys
Try: Boyde 35' c
S. Evans 38' c
Shingler 60' c
McNicholl 72' m
J. Davies 75' m
Con: Patchell (3/5) 37', 40', 61'
Pen: Patchell (3/3) 7', 18' 24'
Try: Giles 11' c
Baker 79' c
Con: Biggar (1/1) 13'
Evans (1/1) 80'
Pen: Biggar (1/1) 2'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 13,256
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)
6 May 2017
17:15
Ulster Ireland 17–13 Ireland Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Wilson 9' c
Trimble 55' c
Con: Jackson (2/2) 10', 56'
Pen: Jackson (1/1) 41'
Try: Penalty try 62' c
Con: Carbery (1/1) 62'
Pen: Carbery (2/2) 4', 23'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 17,676
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
6 May 2017
18:15
Zebre Italy 3–19 Italy Benetton Treviso
Pen: Canna (1/3) 17'
Try: Fuser 10' c
Con: McKinley (1/1) 11'
Pen: McKinley (4/4) 35', 43', 50', 54'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)

1872 Cup 2nd round[edit]

6 May 2017
17:15
Glasgow Warriors Scotland 18–29 Scotland Edinburgh
Try: Gray 40' m
Hogg 65' c
Con: Russell (1/2) 65'
Pen: Russell (2/2) 2', 18'
Try: Hoyland 56' c
Bryce 80' c
Con: Weir (2/2) 58', 80'+1
Pen: Weir (5/5) 7', 14', 33', 43', 53'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 7,351
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)

Play-offs[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

The top four teams at the end of the league rounds meet in the semi-finals in a 1st v 4th and 2nd v 3rd format with the 1st and 2nd teams playing at home.

19 May 2017
19:45
Leinster Ireland 15–27 Wales Scarlets
Try: Ringrose 23' c
Conan 63' m
Con: Nacewa (1/2) 24'
Pen: Nacewa (1/1) 19'
Report[166] Try: S. Evans 8' c
Shingler 25' c
G. Davies 29' c
Con: Patchell (3/3) 9', 25', 30'
Pen: L. Williams (2/2) 69', 79'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 15,861
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
20 May 2017
18:15
Munster Ireland 23–3 Wales Ospreys
Try: Saili 26' m
Zebo 61' c
Conway 75' m
Con: Bleyendaal (1/3) 62'
Pen: Bleyendaal (2/2) 67', 41'+3
Report[167] Pen: Biggar (1/2) 8'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 18,332
Referee: Luke Pearce (RFU)

Final[edit]

27 May 2017
18:15
Munster Ireland 22–46 Wales Scarlets
Try: Bleyendaal 40' c
Conway 75' m
Earls 78' c
Con: Bleyendaal (1/1) 41'
Keatley (1/2) 78'
Pen: Bleyendaal (1/1) 7'
Report[168] Try: L. Williams 9' m
S. Evans 20' c
G. Davies 27' c
Beirne 31' c
van der Merwe 70' c
Ja. Davies 80'
Con: Patchell (3/4) 21', 28', 32'
L. Williams (2/2) 72', 80'+1
Pen: Patchell (2/2) 19', 45'
Aviva Stadium
Attendance: 44,558
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

Attendances[edit]

By club[edit]

  • Includes semi-finals but not final at Aviva Stadium. Updated 21 May 2017.
Club Home
Games
Total Average Highest Lowest % Capacity
Italy Benetton Treviso 11 27,056 2,460 3,500 1,500 37%
Wales Cardiff Blues[a 1] 11 130,414 11,856 60,642 4,300 60%
Ireland Connacht 11 67,621 6,147 8,090 4,091 76%
Scotland Edinburgh 11 57,389 5,217 21,036 2,750 38%
Scotland Glasgow Warriors 11 79,044 7,186 7,351 6,489 98%
Ireland Leinster 12 186,951 15,579 40,527 10,792 72%
Ireland Munster 12 168,076 14,006 26,200 7,405 76%
Wales Newport Gwent Dragons[a 2] 11 107,085 9,735 60,642 3,841 59%
Wales Ospreys 11 99,291 9,026 19,514 6,509 43%
Wales Scarlets 11 79,032 7,185 13,256 5,630 48%
Ireland Ulster 11 175,575 15,961 17,676 13,663 88%
Italy Zebre 11 22,641 2,058 4,500 1,240 41%
  1. ^ *Cardiff Blues attendance figures include a 'home game' played at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff as part of the Judgement Day double header.
  2. ^ *Newport Gwent Dragons attendance figures include a 'home game' played at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff as part of the Judgement Day double header.

End-of-season awards[edit]

Pro12 Dream Team[edit]

[169]

Pos Player Team
FB 15 Ireland Tiernan O'Halloran Ireland Connacht
RW 14 Scotland Tommy Seymour Scotland Glasgow
OC 13 South Africa Jaco Taute Ireland Munster
IC 12 Ireland Rory Scannell Ireland Munster
LW 11 New Zealand Charles Piutau Ireland Ulster
FH 10 New Zealand Tyler Bleyendaal Ireland Munster
SH 9 South Africa Ruan Pienaar Ireland Ulster
N8 8 Ireland Jack Conan Ireland Leinster
OF 7 Wales James Davies Wales Scarlets
BF 6 Ireland Dan Leavy Ireland Leinster
RL 5 Ireland Billy Holland Ireland Munster
LL 4 Scotland Ben Toolis Scotland Edinburgh
TP 3 Ireland John Ryan Ireland Munster
HK 2 Wales Ken Owens (c) Wales Scarlets
LP 1 Ireland Dave Kilcoyne Ireland Munster

Award winners[edit]

[170]

Award Winner
Players' Player of the Season New Zealand Charles Piutau (Ulster)
Young Player of the Season Ireland Joey Carbery (Leinster)
Coach of the Season South Africa Rassie Erasmus (Munster)
Chairman's Award Wales Nigel Owens MBE
Golden Boot Wales Sam Davies (Ospreys)
Top try scorer Wales Steff Evans (Scarlets)
Fair play award Ireland Connacht
Try of the Season South Africa Ruan Pienaar (Ulster vs Glasgow)

Leading scorers[edit]

Note: Flags to the left of player names indicate national team as has been defined under World Rugby eligibility rules, or primary nationality for players who have not yet earned international senior caps. Players may hold one or more non-WR nationalities. Correct as of 8 May 2017.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Alan Solomons began the tournament as Edinburgh head coach, but stood down on 28 September 2016, and replaced by Duncan Hodge.[6]
  2. ^ On 10 May 2016, it was announced that Edinburgh will move all their home games to Myreside for the second half of the season, as their new permanent home ground.[7]
  3. ^ Although Murrayfield's full capacity is 67,144, only the lower section of the West Stand, with a capacity of 12,464, is generally opened for Edinburgh fixtures. More capacity would be available for derby games against Glasgow Warriors.
  4. ^ On 23 March 2017, it was announced that Caerphilly RFC's ground Virginia Park would host the Dragons round 22 clash against the Blues. Rodney Parade was unable to hold the fixture due to other events being held at the ground.[10]
  5. ^ Virginia Park's regular capacity is 4,999 but will be increased to 6,000 with temporary seating.
  6. ^ Gianluca Guidi began the tournament as Zebre head coach, but on mutual agreement with the club and himself, left his post as head coach on 17 January 2017. He was replaced with Víctor Jiménez.[11]

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