For the third consecutive year Rhino has been a sponsor of the RaboDirect PRO12. We have supplied the kit for referees and pitchside officials and the Rhino Vortex Elite as the match ball for all games throughout the 22 rounds of the ordinary competition. This year the final will be played once more at the Royal Dublin Showground on Saturday May 31st as Leinster, the reigning champions, entertain the Glasgow Warriors. Leinster, who defeated Ulster in the final last year, beat them once more last week in the semi-final, and Glasgow finally put their play-off hoodoo behind them to edge out Munster for a well deserved final spot. The game provides another farewell stage for Brian O’Driscoll and whilst Leinster will start as favourites they will not be complacent having been edged out in a similar situation two years ago by the Ospreys with a last gap try from Shane Williams, who was also making a farewell appearance, and a touchline conversion from this year’s PRO12 Player of the Year Dan Biggar.
Shane Williams scores the last minute winner for the Ospreys against Leinster in the 2012 PRO12 final.