Saturday, February 21, 2015

5 into 4 won't go



PTS in brackets >>>GLASGOW (52)ULSTER (48)MUNSTER (48)LEINSTER (47)OSPREYS (45)
Feb 27/28 Mar 1Munster aScarlets hGlasgow hOspreys aLeinster h
Mar 6/7/8Zebre hNG Dragons aOspreys aScarlets aMunster h
Mar 13/14/15SIX NATIONS
Mar 20/21/22SIX NATIONS
Mar 27/28/29Leinster aCardiff Blues hConnacht hGlasgow hZebre h
Apr 3/4/5xxxBath hx
Apr 10/11/12Cardiff Blues hConnacht aEdinburgh aNG Dragons aBenetton Treviso a
Apr 17/18/19xxxChamp Cup SFx
Apr 24/25/26Connacht aLeinster hBenetton Treviso hUlster aCardiff Blues a
May 1/2/3xxxChamp Cup Finalx
May 8/9/10Ospreys aMunster hUlster aBenetton Treviso hGlasgow h
May 15/16/17Ulster hGlasgow aNG Dragons hEdinburgh aConnacht a
May 22/23/24PRO 12 SEMIFINALS
May 29/30/21PRO 12 FINAL


Above you see the remaining matches for the 5 clubs battling it out for the 4 playoff spots in the Pro12 and also of course the crucial home semifinal slots, with 7 matches remaining after this evening's victory for leaders Glasgow over Ospreys.

Not the easiest of schedules for Leinster with the match against Bath, from a purely Pro12 perspective anyway, something of a hindrance.  But then again the other top 5 clubs all still have a few matches each to take points off each other, plus there's the likes of Scarlets, Connacht and Embra in the mix vying for Champions Cup slots so there's every chance it will go down to the wire.

Essentially our next four matches - Ospreys a, Scarlets a, Glasgow h & Bath h, will define our season.

We'll deal with Leinster's actual form in more detail in the Zebre writeup on Monday.


Taken by JLP from RDS press box on Nov 16, 2019