Pro12 Fixtures Confirmed

The dates and kick-off times for the last three rounds of the RaboDirect PRO12 have been confirmed, following a meeting with the tournament broadcasters.

With six teams still fighting for a possible top four finish and a place in the Play-Offs, interest in the final few rounds is intense.

Nine of the twelve Round 20 and 21 games will be broadcast live, including the interprovincial clash between Munster and Leinster at Thomond Park on Saturday 13 April.

The following weekend Zebre break new ground by hosting Leinster at Stadio Citta del Tricolore in Reggio Emilia, the first time a RaboDirect PRO12 game has been held at this stadium.

The final round of games will all kick-off simultaneously, at 7.45pm UK time (8.45in Italy) on Friday 3rdMay.

The dates for the Play-Offs and the RaboDirect PRO12 final can now also be confirmed, although the order of the Play-Off games, on the weekend of 10/11 May, cannot be determined until the venues are known.

The teams that finish first and second placed in the RaboDirect PRO12 table will host the fourth and third placed teams respectively, one Play-Off game will be take place on Friday night, kicking off at 7.45pm, and one game on Saturday, at 7.35pm (both UK & Ireland timings).

The RaboDirect PRO12 Final will take place on Saturday 25 May 2013, with a kick-off time of 4.45pm (UK & Ireland time, 5.45pm Italy).

While the RaboDirect PRO12 determines the venue for the final, the team that finished highest in the regular season can propose a venue within its Union's jurisdiction (provided that it meets certain criteria).

Venues and ticketing arrangements for the knockout stages will be confirmed at a later date.