Sunday, May 6, 2012

Everthing you ever wanted to know about the end of the Pro 12 but were afraid to ask

So that’s a wrap on the PRO 12 league, as it heads to the knock out stage. This week I have a cast iron excuse for missing the Leinster game, as it wasn’t being shown. But as normal, I got to watch Munster , taking out Ulster. I watch Munster so much, I might even start supporting them (or I would if they were any good :) ).  So the top four was as predicted, and it’s going to be Leinster taking on Glasgow at home, and Munster travelling to the Ospreys.

It wasn’t a classic by any means at Thomond Park, but Munster did what they needed to do. Lots of retirements, departures to get over. The biggest lost is Mick O’Driscoll – the term legend gets bandied about all over the place, but he’s been in the form of life this last year, absolutely keeping DOC on the bench. David Walace is also an immense loss , he's an absolute legend as well. Both gents of the game.Horrible to see Paulie get injured, for Munster and for Ireland. I thought Scott Deasy did an OK job at fly half, and that Ulster did pretty well with a makeshift team. Iain Henderson looks like he could go a long way. Connacht ended up 8th, that’s good going for a side that lost a host of stars last season.

In the Premiership It’s Quins, Tigers, Saracens and Saints into the play offs.  Exeter just missed out, but what a season for them. At the bottom, Newcastle are in grave danger – doesn’t it sound more dangerous when you say grave – of dropping out of the Premiership.

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Newport-Gwent D'gons 18 - 22 Leinster 
Edinburgh 44 - 21 Benetton Treviso 
Aironi Rugby 11 - 18 Ospreys 
Munster 36 - 8 Ulster 
Scarlets 29 - 20 Cardiff Blues 
Glasgow 24 - 3 Connacht

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