Guinness PRO12 Play-Offs: All you need to know

All the facts and figures ahead of this weekend’s Guinness PRO12 play-offs.



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)




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



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.



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