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RaboDirect PRO12 Set For Exciting Finale

RaboDirect PRO12 Set For Exciting Finale

With one round to go in the RaboDirect PRO12’s regular season, like-for-like crowd attendances are already up on the 2012/13 campaign.

And with plenty still to play for in the forthcoming round 22 this weekend, the attendance figures are set to increase.

The final identity of the top two teams is still to be confirmed but Leinster currently sit top, four points ahead of Glasgow Warriors.

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Munster are just a further point back, meaning that all three teams go into the weekend still with a chance of securing a home play-off berth.

Leinster host Edinburgh while Munster entertain Ulster, who have already tied up fourth spot, and Glasgow Warriors host Benetton Treviso.

Treviso are currently embroiled in the tussle with Zebre for the Italian place in next year’s European Champions Rugby Cup – both sides are currently locked together on 29 points.

Indeed, the qualification process for the European Champions Rugby Cup has added an extra level of excitement to the RaboDirect PRO12 this season, ensuring it has been one of the tightest league finishes in history.

Meanwhile, the kick-off times for the semi-finals have been confirmed for 7.35pm on Friday, May 16 and 7pm on Saturday, May 17, while the final will take place on Saturday, May 31 at 6.15pm.

Tickets for the play-offs will be available for purchase from Saturday evening at the end of round 22 on the following link: www.rabodirectpro12.com/final/tickets.php.

Five of the six matches in the last round this Saturday will be available to watch live with the following broadcasters:

Glasgow Warriors v Zebre, Scotstoun Stadium, 6.30pm (BBC ALBA/Sport Mediaset)
LEINSTER v Edinburgh, the RDS, 6.30pm (TG4)
MUNSTER v ULSTER, Thomond Park, 6.30pm (RTÉ Two/BBC 2 Northern Ireland)
Newport Gwent Dragons v Benetton Treviso, Rodney Parade, 6.30pm
Ospreys v CONNACHT, Liberty Stadium, 6.30pm (BBC 2 Wales)
Scarlets v Cardiff Blues, Parc y Scarlets, 6.30pm (S4C)