All the facts and figures ahead of this weekend’s Guinness PRO12 play-offs.
GLASGOW WARRIORS v ULSTER
Friday 22 May at Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow 7.45pm.
Broadcast live on Sky Sports, BBCALBA, BBCNI and TG4
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU, 73rd competition game)
Assistant Referees: John Lacey, Dudley Phillips (both IRFU)
Citing Commissioner: Gwyn Bowden (WRU)
TMO: Seamus Flannery (IRFU)
MUNSTER v OSPREYS
Saturday 23 May at Thomond Park, Limerick 2.30pm.
Broadcast live on Sky Sports, TG4 and S4C
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU, 126th competition game)
Assistant Referees: Leighton Hodges, Ian Davies (both WRU)
Citing Commissioner: Richard McGhee (SRU)
TMO: Gareth Simmonds (WRU)
PLAY OFF RECORDS 2010-14
TEAM MATCH RECORDS
Highest Score: (45) Ospreys 45, Munster 10 2012
Biggest Victory: (35) Ospreys 45, Munster 10 2012
Lowest Score: (3) Ulster 3, Leinster 18 2011
Closest Match: (1) Glasgow 16, Munster 15 2014
Most Combined Points: (55) Ospreys 45, Munster 10 2012
Lowest Combined Points: (21) Leinster 18, Ulster 3 2011
Largest Attendance: 19,750 Leinster 16, Munster 6 2010
Most Tries: (5) Ospreys 45, Munster 10 2012
Most Conversions: (4) Ospreys 45, Munster 10 2012
Most Penalty Goals: (4) Ospreys 45, Munster 10 2012
(4) Leinster 19, Glasgow 15 2012
(4) Leinster 17, Glasgow 15 2013
Most Drop Goals: (1) Munster 6, Leinster 16 2010
INDIVIDUAL MATCH RECORDS IN ONE PLAY OFF
Most Points: 25 Dan Biggar Ospreys v Munster 2012
Most Tries: 2 Danny Barnes Munster v Ospreys 2012
Most Conversions: 4 Dan Biggar Ospreys v Munster 2012
Most Penalty Goals: 4 Dan Biggar Ospreys v Munster 2012
4 Johnny Sexton Leinster v Glasgow 2012
4 Johnny Sexton Leinster v Glasgow 2013
Quickest Try: 3 mins Shane Jennings Leinster v Ulster 2013
Youngest Player: 19y4d Duncan Weir Glasgow v Ospreys 2010
Youngest Starter: 19y322d Stuart Hogg Glasgow v Leinster 2012
Youngest Captain: 22y236d Peter O'Mahony Munster v Ospreys 2012
Youngest Points Scorer: 20y97d Mark Bennett Glasgow v Leinster 2013
Youngest Try Scorer: 22y97d Mark Bennett Glasgow v Leinster 2013
Oldest Player: 38y345d Filo Tiatia Ospreys v Glasgow 2010
Oldest Starter: 37y193d John Hayes Munster v Ospreys 2011
Oldest Captain: 35y122d Leo Cullen Leinster v Glasgow 2013
Oldest Points Scorer: 34y68d Ronan O'Gara Munster v Ospreys 2011
Oldest Try Scorer: 33y77d Shane Williams Ospreys v Glasgow 2010
Extra Time and Place Kicking Competition (Abbreviated Rules)
In the event of a tie at full time in a Guinness PRO12 Semi-Final or the Guinness PRO12 Final then extra-time will be played, consisting of two periods, each of ten minutes.
If the score is still tied after extra-time, the Team that has scored the most tries in the match will be deemed the winner. If the Teams are still tied on points and tries at the end of extra-time then the winner will be determined by a Place Kick Competition.
In the event that a Place Kick Competition is required, each Team will nominate three goal kickers who will take six place kicks between them from different positions along the twenty-two metre and ten metre lines. The Team with the most place kicks scored will be the winner. If the Teams are tied at the end of their six kicks, then sudden death will apply.
Only players in the playing area at the final whistle of extra-time may be nominated for the Place Kick Competition. No substituted players or players who have been shown a red card may take part at any time including any player who has received a yellow card and who remains in the sin bin at the time of the final whistle of extra-time.
The above sets out a summary of certain provisions of the Guinness PRO12 Rules for information purposes only. As such these provisions may not be relied upon and for a full and proper understanding of the provisions and rules of the Guinness PRO12, reference must be made to the Guinness PRO12 Rules in their existing and entire form.
GUINNESS PRO12 FINAL 2015
Saturday May 30th at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast, kick-off 6.30pm.
Previous PRO12 finals
2009/10 Leinster 12, Ospreys 17
2010/11 Munster 19, Leinster 9
2011/12 Leinster 30, Ospreys 31
2012/13 Ulster 18, Leinster 24
2013/14 Leinster 34, Glasgow 12