2015–16 Pro12

2015–16 Pro12

2015–16 Pro12
Countries Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 Wales
Date 5 September 2015 – 28 May 2016
Matches played 36
Attendance 237,125 (average 6,587 per match)
Tries scored 162 (average 4.5 per match)
Top point scorer Rhys Patchell (Cardiff)
(70 points)
Top try scorer James Davies (Scarlets)
Craig Gilroy (Ulster)
Isa Nacewa (Leinster)
Josh Turnbull (Cardiff)
(4 tries)
Official website
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2014–15
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The 2015–16 Pro12 (also known as the Guinness Pro12 for sponsorship reasons) will be the fifteenth season of the professional rugby union competition originally known as the Celtic League, and the sixth with its current four-country format. It will be the second season to be referred to as the Guinness Pro12.[1][2]

Glasgow are the defending champions having beaten second seeded team Munster 31–13 in the previous season's play-off final, taking their first Pro12 title.[3][4][5] Thus, the Warriors became the first Scottish team to win a professional trophy, beating Edinburgh's appearance in the final of the 2014–15 European Rugby Challenge Cup.

The twelve competing teams are the four Irish teams: Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster; two Italian teams: Benetton Treviso and Zebre; two Scottish teams: Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors and four Welsh teams: Cardiff Blues, Newport Gwent Dragons, Ospreys and Scarlets.

Contents

  • Changes for the season 1
    • All countries 1.1
  • Teams 2
  • Table 3
  • Fixtures 4
    • Round 1 4.1
    • Round 2 4.2
    • Round 3 4.3
    • Round 4 4.4
    • Round 5 4.5
    • Round 6 4.6
    • Round 7 4.7
    • Round 8 4.8
    • Round 9 4.9
    • Round 10 4.10
    • Round 11 4.11
    • Round 12 4.12
    • Round 13 4.13
    • Round 14 4.14
    • Round 15 4.15
    • Round 16 4.16
    • Round 17 4.17
    • Round 18 4.18
    • Round 19 4.19
    • Round 20 4.20
    • Round 21 4.21
      • Judgement Day 4.21.1
    • Round 22 4.22
  • Leading scorers 5
    • Top points scorers 5.1
    • Top try scorers 5.2
  • Notes 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Changes for the season

All countries

With the Heineken Cup being replaced by the 20-team European Rugby Champions Cup in the 2014–15 season, the Pro12 table had a greater impact on qualification. Though the qualification was decided by the league table in the 2014–15 season, teams were not aware this would be the case until April 2014.

Under the previous format, the Pro12 provided a minimum of ten teams, with Scotland and Italy providing two teams each, and Ireland and Wales both providing three. The new system saw one place now being reserved for the highest finishing Pro12 team from each of four participating countries and three other qualifiers based solely on league position, for a total of seven teams. The other teams were entered in the new second-tier competition, the European Rugby Challenge Cup.

Starting in the 2015–16 competition, the 20th tournament spot will be decided by a play-off involving the Pro12's highest-finishing team that has not already qualified, the seventh highest finishing club from France's Top 14 and the seventh highest finishing club from the English Premiership. The play-off was initially planned to involve two Pro12 teams, but that plan was scrapped due to fixture clashes with the Top 14.[6][7]

Teams

Team Coach /
Director of Rugby
Captain Stadium Capacity
Benetton Treviso Umberto Casellato Alberto De Marchi Stadio Comunale di Monigo 6,700
Cardiff Blues Danny Wilson Josh Navidi BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park 12,500
Connacht Pat Lam John Muldoon Galway Sportsgrounds 9,500[1]
Edinburgh Alan Solomons Mike Coman Murrayfield Stadium 12,464[2]
Glasgow Warriors Gregor Townsend Peter Murchie[3] Scotstoun Stadium 10,000
Leinster Leo Cullen Jamie Heaslip[4] RDS Arena
Aviva Stadium
18,500
51,700
Munster Anthony Foley Peter O'Mahony[5] Thomond Park
Irish Independent Park
25,600
9,251
Newport Gwent Dragons Lyn Jones T. Rhys Thomas Rodney Parade 11,676
Ospreys Steve Tandy Alun Wyn Jones[6] Liberty Stadium 20,532
Scarlets Wayne Pivac Hadleigh Parkes Parc y Scarlets 14,870
Ulster Les Kiss[7] Rory Best[8] Kingspan Stadium 18,196
Zebre Gianluca Guidi George Biagi Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi 5,000

Table

Pro12 Table
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Diff Tries For Tries Against Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 Scarlets 6 6 0 0 133 81 +52 13 10 1 0 25
2 Connacht 6 5 0 1 166 127 +39 20 13 3 1 24
3 Munster 6 5 0 1 150 132 +18 17 10 2 1 23
4 Leinster 6 4 0 2 133 90 +43 14 8 2 1 19
5 Ulster 6 3 0 3 150 100 +50 22 9 4 2 18
6 Edinburgh 6 4 0 2 99 85 +14 9 5 0 1 17
7 Glasgow Warriors 6 3 0 3 142 128 +14 15 13 2 3 17
8 Newport Gwent Dragons 6 2 0 4 98 132 −34 9 15 0 1 9
9 Zebre 6 2 0 4 81 154 −73 9 21 1 0 9
10 Cardiff Blues 6 1 0 5 166 157 +9 21 21 2 2 8
11 Ospreys 6 1 0 5 93 142 −49 6 17 0 2 6
12 Benetton Treviso 6 0 0 6 81 164 −83 7 20 0 4 4

If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:[8]

  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 number of red cards received;
  7. the fewest number of yellow cards received.

Green background indicates teams that earn a place in the 2016–17 European Rugby Champions Cup by being the highest ranked side of their country.
Blue background indicates the 3 highest ranked teams, which have not been qualified by other means, that earn a place in the 2016–17 European Rugby Champions Cup.
Plain background indicates teams that earn a place in the 2016–17 European Rugby Challenge Cup.
To facilitate the 2015 Rugby World Cup, there will be no play-offs for the 2016–17 European Rugby Champions Cup with the 20th place going to the winner of the 2015–16 European Rugby Challenge Cup if not already qualified
.

Fixtures

All times are local.

Round 1

4 September 2015
19:30
Connacht 29–23 Newport Gwent Dragons (1 BP)
Try: Fox-Matamua 25' m
Poolman 49' m
Carr 77' c
Con: Carty (1/3)
Pen: Carty (4/4) 7', 8', 21', 68'
Report Try: Pretorius 41' c
J. Thomas 75' c
Con: Tovey (2/2)
Pen: Tovey (2/2) 28', 56'
Prydie (1/1) 80'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 3,624
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
4 September 2015
19:35
Edinburgh 16–9 Leinster (1 BP)
Try: Hoyland (2) 54' m, 78' m
Pen: Fowles (1/3) 24'
Cuthbert (1/2) 70'
Report Pen: Nacewa (3/5) 16', 57', 72'
Meggetland
Attendance: 2,479
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (IRFU)
4 September 2015
19:35
(1 BP) Ulster 28–6 Ospreys
Try: Herring 5' m
McCloskey 26' c
Herbst 52' m
L. Marshall 78' m
Con: McCloskey (1/3)
Pen: McCloskey (2/2) 9', 47'
Report Pen: Davies (2/3) 20', 35'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 13,544
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)
5 September 2015
17:15
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors 10–16 Scarlets
Try: Cusack 45' m
G. Bryce 79' m
Report Try: A. Shingler 4' m
Parkes 19' m
Pen: D. Jones (2/3) 28', 54'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 6,562
Referee: Gary Conway (IRFU)
5 September 2015
19:45
Munster 18–13 Benetton Treviso (1 BP)
Try: Stander (2) 46' m, 53' c
Con: Keatley (1/2)
Pen: Keatley (2/3) 6', 25'
Report Try: Budd 10' c
Con: Hayward (1/1)
Pen: Hayward (2/3) 71', 80'
Irish Independent Park
Attendance: 5,425
Referee: Lloyd Linton (SRU)
6 September 2015
14:30
(1 BP) Cardiff Blues 61–13 Zebre
Try: Navidi (2) 20' m, 40' m
James 33' m
Summerhill (2) 36' m, 60' c
Patchell (3) 42' c, 49' m, 52' m
Turnbull (3) 71' c, 75' m, 80' m
Con: Patchell (1/7)
G. Davies (1/1)
Fish (1/3)
Report Try: Beyers 57' c
Con: Beyers (1/1)
Pen: Azzolini (2/2) 11', 23'
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 3,658
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)

Round 2

11 September 2015
19:05
Newport Gwent Dragons 13–0 Zebre
Try: Jackson 28' c
Con: Tovey (1/1)
Pen: Tovey (2/2) 11', 25'
Report
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,159
Referee: Lloyd Linton (SRU)
11 September 2015
19:35
Glasgow Warriors 33–32 Connacht (2 BP)
Try: G. Bryce 30' c
Cummings 35' c
Harley 41' c
Con: Clegg (3/3)
Pen: Clegg (4/4) 10', 22', 27', 68'
Report Try: Jo. Cooney 46' c
penalty try 56' c
Poolman 59' m
Fox-Matamua 75' c
Con: Carty (3/4)
Pen: Carty (2/2) 7', 39'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 6,267
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)
12 September 2015
15:00
Scarlets 22–12 Ulster
Try: Parkes 45' c
Con: D. Jones (1/1)
Pen: D. Jones (4/5) 2', 18', 24', 62'
Thomas (1/1) 80'
Report Try: Scholes 54' m
penalty try 71' c
Con: McCloskey (1/2)
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 6,061
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
12 September 2015
17:10
(1 BP) Benetton Treviso 24–27 Edinburgh
Try: Pratichetti 40' c
Naude 41' m
Con: Hayward (1/2)
Pen: Hayward (4/4) 24', 29', 38', 56'
Report Try: Burleigh 4' c
Hoyland 12' c
Beard 33' c
Con: Tonks (3/3)
Pen: Tonks (2/4) 25', 72'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Gary Conway (IRFU)
12 September 2015
17:15
Leinster 23–15 Cardiff Blues
Try: Conan 16' c
penalty try 76' c
Con: Nacewa (2/2)
Pen: Nacewa (3/5) 13', 46', 66'
Report Pen: Patchell (5/5) 3', 7', 33', 51', 56'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 13,300
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
13 September 2015
14:30
(1 BP) Ospreys 18–20 Munster
Pen: Davies (6/6) 9', 35', 40', 46', 62', 70'
Report Try: Fitzgerald 52' c
Stander 79' c
Con: Bleyendaal (1/1)
Keatley (1/1)
Pen: Bleyendaal (2/2) 12', 31'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 8,107
Referee: Dudley Phillips (IRFU)

Round 3

2 October 2015
18:00
Edinburgh 20–9 Ospreys
Try: Burleigh 37' c
Andress 73' c
Con: Tonks (1/1)
Cuthbert (1/1)
Pen: Tonks (2/2) 47', 63'
Report Pen: Davies (3/5) 4', 17', 40'
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 2,475
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
2 October 2015
18:00
Munster 23–21 Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: O'Callaghan 28' c
Botha 66' c
Con: Keatley (2/2)
Pen: Keatley (3/4) 19', 40', 77'
Report Pen: Clegg (6/7) 12', 32', 38', 51', 55', 60'
Drop: Clegg (1/1) 74'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 11,713
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
2 October 2015
18:05
(1 BP) Ulster 48–7 Benetton Treviso
Try: Tuohy 6' c
Reidy 21' c
P. Marshall 33' m
Gilroy (2) 39' m, 62' c
Browne 55' c
Stevenson 76' c
Con: McCloskey (3/5)
Nelson (2/2)
Pen: McCloskey (1/2) 11'
Report Try: Christie 46' c
Con: Hayward (1/1)
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 14,398
Referee: Lloyd Linton (SRU)
3 October 2015
14:30
(1 BP) Leinster 37–13 Newport Gwent Dragons
Try: Nacewa (2) 26' c, 35' c
Ringrose 64' c
Marsh 67' c
Con: McFadden (3/3)
Nacewa (1/1)
Pen: McFadden (3/3) 12', 16', 53'
Report Try: Pretorius 22' c
Con: Tovey (1/1)
Pen: Tovey (2/2) 15', 56'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 10,400
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)
3 October 2015
17:00
(1 BP) Connacht 36–31 Cardiff Blues (2 BP)
Try: Marmion 10' c
Fox-Matamua 22' c
Poolman 26' m
O'Halloran 57' c
Muldowney 64' c
Con: Carty (4/5)
Pen: Carty (1/2) 79'
Report Try: Summerhill 7' c
Turnbull 33' c
Fish 48' c
Hobbs 80' c
Con: Patchell (3/3)
G. Davies (1/1)
Pen: Patchell (1/2) 40'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 3,274
Referee: Neil Hennessy (WRU)
4 October 2015
14:00
Zebre 8–20 Scarlets
Try: Bellini 28' m
Pen: Padovani (1/4) 10'
Report Try: J. Davies 43' m
Pen: D. Jones (3/3) 26', 33', 47'
S. Shingler (2/3) 64', 67'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Dudley Phillips (IRFU)

Round 4

16 October 2015
19:30
(1 BP) Connacht 34–15 Zebre
Try: Healy 7' c
Marmion 21' c
E. McKeon 27' m
Ronaldson 39' c
Buckley 48' m
Con: Ronaldson (3/5)
Pen: Ronaldson (1/1) 3'
Report Try: Berryman 35' c
Meyer 78' m
Con: Padovani (1/1)
Pen: Padovani (1/1) 10'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 3,994
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
16 October 2015
19:35
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors 29–15 Newport Gwent Dragons
Try: Fusaro 35' c
Fagerson 54' c
Bulumakau 69' m
Favaro 79' c
Con: Clegg (3/4)
Pen: Clegg (1/2) 12'
Report Try: Landman 23' c
Hewitt 72' m
Con: Tovey (1/2)
Pen: Tovey (1/2) 40'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 6,641
Referee: Gary Conway (IRFU)
16 October 2015
19:35
Scarlets 25–14 Leinster
Try: J. Davies 8' m
Van der Merwe (2) 32' c, 52' c
Con: S. Shingler (2/3)
Pen: S. Shingler (2/2) 3', 61'
Report Try: Nacewa 62' c
Tracy 78' c
Con: McFadden (2/2)
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 7,013
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (IRFU)
16 October 2015
19:45
Edinburgh 16–10 Ulster (1 BP)
Try: Watson 54' c
Con: Tonks (1/1)
Pen: Tonks (3/4) 5', 17', 65'
Report Try: Reidy 44' c
Con: Nelson (1/1)
Pen: Nelson (1/1) 24'
Murrayfield Stadium
Attendance: 4,324
Referee: Dudley Phillips (IRFU)
17 October 2015
13:30
(1 BP) Munster 35–27 Cardiff Blues
Try: Sherry (2) 27' c, 52' c
Keatley 36' c
Coghlan 61' c
Conway 72' c
Con: Keatley (5/5)
Report Try: Knoyle 23' c
R. Smith 40' c
Isaacs 42' c
Con: Patchell (3/3)
Pen: Patchell (2/5) 15', 69'
Musgrave Park
Attendance: 6,124
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)
17 October 2015
14:30
(1 BP) Benetton Treviso 22–25 Ospreys
Try: Ambrosini 23' m
Hayward 73' c
Bigi 80' c
Con: Hayward (2/3)
Pen: Hayward (1/3) 2'
Report Try: D. Evans 18' m
John 29' c
Davies 63' c
Con: Davies (2/3)
Pen: Davies (2/5) 53', 76'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 3,700
Referee: Neil Hennessy (WRU)

Round 5

23 October 2015
19:05
Scarlets 25–22 Munster (1 BP)
Try: Van der Merwe 41' m
T. Williams 53' m
Pen: S. Shingler (5/6) 27', 40', 60', 77', 80'
Report Try: Conway 25' c
Con: Keatley (1/1)
Pen: Keatley (4/6) 5', 29', 48', 72'
Drop: Keatley (1/2) 58'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 6,466
Referee: Gary Conway (IRFU)
23 October 2015
19:15
Newport Gwent Dragons 19–12 Benetton Treviso (1 BP)
Try: Cudd 23' c
Con: Tovey (1/1)
Pen: Tovey (4/4) 2', 28', 44', 59'
Report Pen: Hayward (4/5) 12', 32', 41', 47'
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,940
Referee: Dudley Phillips (IRFU)
23 October 2015
19:35
(1 BP) Ulster 24–17 Cardiff Blues (1 BP)
Try: Trimble 18' m
P. Marshall 40' c
Williams 45' c
McCloskey 49' m
Con: Humphreys (2/4)
Report Try: Navidi 56' m
Pen: Patchell (4/4) 3', 22', 36', 72'
Kingspan Stadium
Attendance: 15,886
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
23 October 2015
19:45
Leinster 23–18 Glasgow Warriors (1 BP)
Try: L. McGrath 42' c
penalty try 64' c
Con: McFadden (2/2)
Pen: McFadden (3/4) 16', 21', 80'
Report Try: Fagerson 13' c
Naiyaravoro 48' m
Con: Weir (1/2)
Pen: Weir (2/3) 26', 34'
RDS Arena
Attendance: 11,089
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)
24 October 2015
13:30
(1 BP) Ospreys 16–21 Connacht
Try: Baker 14' m
Tipuric 68' m
Pen: Davies (2/5) 2', 56'
Report Try: Healy 27' m
Aki 43' c
Con: Ronaldson (1/1)
Pen: Carty (2/4) 10', 19'
Ronaldson (1/1) 77'
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 7,893
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
24 October 2015
14:30
Zebre 19–11 Edinburgh
Try: Berryman 54' c
Con: Canna (1/1)
Pen: Canna (4/5) 10', 19', 26', 59'
Report Try: Watson 37' m
Pen: Fowles (2/3) 8', 33'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (IRFU)

Round 6

30 October 2015
18:00
(1 BP) Munster 32–28 Ulster (2 BP)
Try: Conway 16' c
Copeland 29' c
Van den Heever 33' m
Hurley 60' m
Zebo 65' m
Con: Keatley (2/5)
Pen: Keatley (1/1) 49'
Report Try: Gilroy (2) 2' m, 26' m
Williams 38' m
Tuohy 67' c
Con: Pad. Jackson (1/4)
Pen: Pad. Jackson (1/1) 20'
Drop: Pad. Jackson (1/1) 45'
Thomond Park
Attendance: 13,039
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
30 October 2015
18:00
(1 BP) Scarlets 25–15 Newport Gwent Dragons
Try: J. Davies (2) 9' c, 65' m
John (2) 18' m, 58' m
Con: Thomas (1/4)
Pen: Thomas (1/1) 48'
Report Try: Tovey 36' m
Pretorius 71' c
Con: Tovey (1/2)
Pen: Tovey (1/3) 24'
Parc y Scarlets
Attendance: 6,952
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
31 October 2015
14:00
(1 BP) Zebre 26–15 Cardiff Blues
Try: Van Zyl 3' m
Van Schalkwyk (2) 15' c, 75' c
Meyer 28' c
Con: Canna (3/4)
Report Try: Thomas 7' m
James 57' c
Con: Patchell (1/2)
Pen: Patchell (1/2) 33'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Attendance: 1,634
Referee: David Wilkinson (IRFU)
31 October 2015
18:45
Connacht 14–9 Edinburgh (1 BP)
Try: O'Halloran 9' m
Pen: Carty (3/5) 7', 44', 55'
Report Pen: Hidalgo-Clyne (2/2) 15', 53'
Kinghorn (1/1) 37'
Galway Sportsgrounds
Attendance: 3,834
Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)
1 November 2015
14:30
(1 BP) Glasgow Warriors 31–19 Ospreys
Try: Lamont 29' m
Peterson 50' c
Allan 63' m
Naiyaravoro 80' m
Con: Weir (1/4)
Pen: Weir (3/4) 2', 43', 55'
Report Try: Baker 73' c
Con: Biggar (1/1)
Pen: Biggar (4/5) 6', 13', 37', 46'
Scotstoun Stadium
Attendance: 6,650
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (IRFU)
1 November 2015
16:00
Benetton Treviso 3–27 Leinster (1 BP)
Pen: Hayward (1/1) 7'
Report Try: J. McGrath 3' c
Nacewa 40' m
Conan 56' m
Te'o 61' c
Con: Sexton (1/1)
McFadden (1/3)
Pen: McFadden (1/1) 33'
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)

Round 7

6 November 2015
19:35
Leinster v Scarlets
7 November 2015
14:30
Ospreys v Zebre
7 November 2015
17:15
Edinburgh v Munster
8 November 2015
14:30
Newport Gwent Dragons v Ulster

Round 8

27 November 2015
19:35
Leinster v Ulster
28 November 2015
15:00
Ospreys v Cardiff Blues
28 November 2015
17:15
Munster v Connacht
29 November 2015
14:30
Scarlets v Zebre

Round 9

4 December 2015
19:05
Cardiff Blues v Connacht
4 December 2015
19:35
Ulster v Edinburgh
5 December 2015
15:00
Glasgow Warriors v Leinster
6 December 2015
14:30
Newport Gwent Dragons v Munster
6 December 2015
15:00
Zebre v Ospreys

Round 10

26 December 2015
14:05
Scarlets v Ospreys
26 December 2015
18:00
Connacht v Ulster
27 December 2015
17:15
Munster v Leinster

Round 11

1 January 2016
17:00
Cardiff Blues v Scarlets
1 January 2016
17:00
Leinster v Connacht
2 January 2016
15:00
Ulster v Munster

Round 12

9 January 2016
TBA
Ospreys v Leinster
9 January 2016
17:15
Cardiff Blues v Munster
10 January 2016
14:30
Scarlets v Connacht

Round 13

29/30/31 January 2016
Cardiff Blues v Edinburgh
29/30/31 January 2016
Connacht v Scarlets
29/30/31 January 2016
Newport Gwent Dragons v Leinster
29/30/31 January 2016
Ospreys v Glasgow Warriors
29/30/31 January 2016
Zebre v Munster

Round 14

12/13/14 February 2016
Leinster v Zebre
12/13/14 February 2016
Munster v Ospreys
12/13/14 February 2016
Newport Gwent Dragons v Connacht
12/13/14 February 2016
Scarlets v Edinburgh
12/13/14 February 2016
Ulster v Glasgow Warriors

Round 15

19/20/21 February 2016
Cardiff Blues v Leinster
19/20/21 February 2016
Glasgow Warriors v Munster
19/20/21 February 2016
Ospreys v Edinburgh
19/20/21 February 2016
Ulster v Scarlets
19/20/21 February 2016
Zebre v Connacht

Round 16

26/27/28 February 2016
Cardiff Blues v Ulster
26/27/28 February 2016
Connacht v Ospreys
26/27/28 February 2016
Edinburgh v Scarlets
26/27/28 February 2016
Zebre v Leinster

Round 17

4/5/6 March 2016
Leinster v Ospreys
4/5/6 March 2016
Ulster v Zebre

Round 18

25/26/27 March 2016
Connacht v Leinster
25/26/27 March 2016
Glasgow Warriors v Ulster
25/26/27 March 2016
Munster v Zebre
25/26/27 March 2016
Ospreys v Scarlets

Round 19

1/2/3 April 2016
Edinburgh v Zebre
1/2/3 April 2016
Leinster v Munster
1/2/3 April 2016
Ulster v Connacht

Round 20

15/16/17 April 2016
Connacht v Munster
15/16/17 April 2016
Leinster v Edinburgh
15/16/17 April 2016
Ospreys v Benetton Treviso
15/16/17 April 2016
Scarlets v Glasgow Warriors
15/16/17 April 2016
Zebre v Ulster

Round 21

29/30 Apr/1 May 2016
Glasgow Warriors v Zebre
29/30 Apr/1 May 2016
Munster v Edinburgh
29/30 Apr/1 May 2016
Ulster v Leinster

Judgement Day

30 April 2015
14:00
Cardiff Blues v Ospreys

Round 22

6/7/8 May 2016
Munster v Scarlets
6/7/8 May 2016
Ospreys v Ulster

Leading scorers

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.

Notes

  1. ^ Galway Sportsgrounds' normal capacity is 7,500 but can be expanded to 9,500 with the addition of temporary seating.
  2. ^ Although Murrayfield's full capacity is 67,800, only the lower section of the West Stand, with a capacity of 12,464, is generally opened for Edinburgh fixtures.
  3. ^ Peter Murchie was named temporary captain for the duration of 2015 Rugby World Cup, with Gregor Townsend choosing a permanent captain after the tournament.
  4. ^ Kevin McLaughlin was named temporary captain while Jamie Heaslip was absent for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. However, after suffering a concussion in the first game of the season, McLaughlin was forced to retire, with Isa Nacewa taking over the role for the remainder of the Heaslip's absence.
  5. ^ Denis Hurley was named temporary captain while Peter O'Mahony was absent for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
  6. ^ Lloyd Ashley was named temporary captain while Alun Wyn Jones was absent for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
  7. ^ Neil Doak served as head coach while Les Kiss was with Ireland at the the 2015 Rugby World Cup. When Ireland were eliminated, Kiss took over as Director of Rugby, with Doak staying on.
  8. ^ Rob Herring was named temporary captain while Rory Best was absent for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

References

  1. ^ "RaboDirect to pull sponsorship of Pro12". The Score. 23 August 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Pro12: Guinness named as league's new sponsor". BBC. 10 July 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Glasgow Warriors 31-13 Munster".  
  4. ^ "Glasgow Warriors defeated Munster 31-13 to claim victory in the Pro12".  
  5. ^ Mulligan, Richard (30 May 2015). "Glasgow Warriors clinch first PRO12 title with 31-13 victory over Munster at Kingspan Stadium".  
  6. ^ "European rugby dispute resolved with creation of the Champions Cup". Irish Independent. 10 April 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  7. ^ Jones, Chris (24 September 2014). "Rugby Union: Change to Champions Cup play-offs". BBC Radio 5 Live (BBC Sport). Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
  8. ^ Competition Rule 3.5 "Summary of Key Rules".  

External links

  • Official website
  • 2015–16 Pro12 at ESPN