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Official Matchday Programme for the URC Final Eight Leinster Rugby vs Glasgow Warriors | United Rugby Championship Saturday 4th June, 2022 | Kick off 3.15pm | RDS Arena

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FINAL EIGHT

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CONTENTS

CEO

Martin Anayi

Tournament Director

David Jordan

Chief Operating Officer

Charl Crous

Chief Marketing Officer

Tom Lister

Head of Operations

Amy Monaghan

Head of Broadcaster &

Communications

Adam Redmond

Head of Brand Marketing &

Content

Mark Shields

Head of Growth Marketing &

Technology

Aadil Muhktar

Head of Financial Transformation

Marc McGlade

Head of Commercial

David Evans

Head of Data Insights

Rob Balmer

Head of Sponsorship

Kelly Cooke

Head of Match Officials

Tappe Henning

Head of HR

Joan McGrath

Broadcast Product Manager

Chris Blake

PR & Communications Manager

Shelly Samuel

Finance Manager

Carla McCallion

Partnership Activation Manager

Sarah Mundy

Financial Controller

Carol Shirran

Executive Administrator

Roisin Carroll

Finance Executive

Joanne Lawlor

Communications Executive

Aoife Rigney

Data Insights Executive

Georgie Liddle

Operations Executive

Ruth-Anne O’Brien

Partnership Sales Executive

Christina Mahon

04

URC WELCOME FROM

CEO MARTIN ANAYI

06

LEINSTER STATISTICS

08

10

MATCH PREVIEW

16

URC AWARDS

20

GLASGOW WARRIOR

STATISTICS

LEINSTER STATMASTER

04 20

22 30

22

28

30

LEINSTER SQUAD

MATCHDAY SQUADS

GLASGOW WARRIORS

SQUAD

URC WELCOMES

40 SOUTH AFRICA

GLASGOW WARRIOR

44 STATMASTER

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URC Final Eight Editors: Aoife Rigney & Shelly Samuel

Photos: INPHO | Art Editor: Paul West

URC PLAY-OFF

RECORDS

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MARTIN ANAYI

WELCOME

After the turbulence of the past couple of

seasons, it is heart-warming to welcome you to

today’s game as we see fans attend our

Play-Offs in person for the first time since 2019.

hat last game soundtracked to a

raucous crowd was a meeting of

Glasgow Warriors and Leinster

at Celtic Park where the Irish

side won their sixth

league title, it was a

fierce encounter and

T although there is no

trophy at stake today I

would expect a similar contest.

Despite their defeat in Marseille

last weekend, great credit must

go to Leo Cullen, Stuart Lancaster

and the Leinster squad for the

incredible standards they set in

Heineken Champions Cup. Finals

and fine margins a long-held

tradition in sport and despite La

Rochelle’s victory, Leinster were

within inches of claiming their fifth

Champions Cup.

This is the fifth pairing of these

sides in the league’s knock-out

stages and there is little doubt that

both Leinster and Glasgow Warriors

are among the standard bearers in

the United Rugby Championship

so we are really looking forward to

this game.

Of course, we have three other

games occurring in the Final Eight

this weekend and the presence of

three South African teams in this

group is a validation of their entry to

the URC.

The Vodacom Bulls, Cell C Sharks

and DHL Stormers have made a

strong impression on fans in the

north and along with Emirates Lions

their place in the URC has driven

levels of interest that we have never

seen before.

By the end of April we had broken

the 20 million barrier for our

broadcast audience this season

which smashed our previous best of

13 million. Working with Free-to-Air

broadcasters such as TG4, RTÉ, S4C,

BBC Wales, BBC Northern Ireland

and Mediaset has opened up more


WE HAVE NEVER

SEEN LEVELS OF

INTEREST LIKE

THIS BEFORE”

access to watch and that combines

brilliantly with Premier Sports and

Super Sport who do such a terrific

job at showing all 151 games live.

With fans returning to stadiums we

are also seeing attendances trend

upwards and 93,000 came through

the gates in R18 a few weeks ago

which was our highest total for a

round this season.

Of course, all of this is driven by

the rugby we see on the pitch and

that entertainment is driven by the

sharp minds of our coaches and

the incredible skill and athleticism

of the players. The clash of playing

styles has reinvigorated the league

and whether it is a trip south to play

at altitude and high temperatures

or a northern tour that requires the

know-how to combat the colder

locations, we know our clubs are

relishing the new challenges of

playing in new environments.

Away from the pitch, the team at

the United Rugby Championship

has been expanding as we strive to

drive this competition to greater

heights so that we can support all

of our teams in their ambitions. The

positive reaction to our new name

and brand has been rewarding, and

behind it all there are core values

and a clear strategy in place to help

us achieve our goals so that every

week you can watch your team play

in an outstanding league.

We hope that you enjoy today’s

game and whether it ends as the

final fixture of the season or the

gateway to the Final Four be sure

that your support for our sport does

not go unnoticed in a world much

changed since the last time we had

fans at our Play-Offs.

Make sure to scream for your team!

Martin Anayi

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LEAGUE TABLE STATISTICS

LEINSTER

TOTAL POINTS WINS LOSSES DRAWS

67 13 5 0

POINTS SCORED

POINTS CONCEDED

546 276

TRIES SCORED

TRIES CONCEDED

73 31

BIGGEST WIN OF THE SEASON

BIGGEST DEFEAT OF THE SEASON

61-17 20-10

v Benetton, Mar 5 v Ulster, Nov 27

MOST POINTS SCORED THIS SEASON MOST POINTS CONCEDED THIS SEASON

61 29

v Benetton, Mar 5 v Cardiff, Jan 29

TRY SCORING

BONUS POINTS

11 4

LOSING

BONUS POINTS

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LEAGUE TABLE STATISTICS

GLASGOW WARRIORS

TOTAL POINTS WINS LOSSES DRAWS

50 10 8 0

POINTS SCORED

POINTS CONCEDED

409 376

TRIES SCORED

TRIES CONCEDED

53 44

BIGGEST WIN OF THE SEASON

BIGGEST DEFEAT OF THE SEASON

40-12 32-7

v Zebre Parma, Apr 1 v DHL Stormers, Apr 22

MOST POINTS SCORED THIS SEASON

42

v Connacht, Jan 29

MOST POINTS CONCEDED THIS SEASON

35

v Ulster & Scarlets

TRY SCORING

BONUS POINTS

7 3

LOSING

BONUS POINTS

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PLAYER STATISTICS 2021/22

LEINSTER

TOP 3 OFFLOADS

SCOTT PENNY JAMES LOWE TOMMY O’BRIEN

12 9 9

JIMMY O’BRIEN

590

METRES GAINED

TOP 8 TURNOVERS WON

TOMMY O’BRIEN 6

JAMES TRACY 6

ROSS MOLONY 5

ROSS BYRNE 5

SCOTT PENNY 5

CIARAN FRAWLEY 5

CAELAN DORIS 5

JOSH VAN DER FLIER 5

142

MAX

DEEGAN

122

SCOTT

PENNY

118

RHYS

RUDDUCK

90

JIMMY

O’BRIEN

90

ROSS

MOLONY

TOTAL

CARRIES

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TOP 5 CLEAN BREAKS

JORDAN

LARMOUR

TOMMY

O’BRIEN

JIMMY

O’BRIEN

RORY

O’LOUGHLIN

LUKE

McGRATH

11 10 9 7 7

160

TOTAL

TACKLES

SCOTT PENNY

100

TOTAL

80

60

40

84

KICKS

IN PLAY

59 49 39 32

Luke

McGrath

744

20

0

ROSS

BYRNE

LUKE

McGRATH

JAMIE

OSBOURNE

HARRY

BYRNE

JAMES

LOWE

TOTAL

PASSES

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VS.

A MOMENT IN TIME

Brian O’Driscoll makes the final appearance

of his career during the 2014 RaboDirect

PRO12 Final at the RDS. The rugby icon was

forced off early in the game but this did not

prevent Leinster running out winners on the

day as they faced a Glasgow Warriors side

who were competing in their first Final.

Credit: inpho.ie

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MATCH PREVIEW

LEINSTER VS GLASGOW WARRIORS

THE BREAKDOWN

L

einster have lost three

of their last six fixtures

in the United Rugby

Championship - all

away from home.

DID YOU KNOW?

LEINSTER’S ONLY HOME

DEFEAT THIS SEASON WAS

10-20 TO ULSTER AT THE

RDS ARENA IN THE UNITED

RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP IN

NOVEMBER.

SCOTTISH SIDES HAVE

VISITED THE RDS ARENA

TO FACE LEINSTER ON 36

PREVIOUS OCCASIONS IN

ALL TOURNAMENTS WITH

THEIR ONLY TWO VICTORIES

BOTH BEING ACHIEVED BY

GLASGOW IN 2011 AND 2019.

LEINSTER HAVE LOST ONLY

THREE PLAY-OFF FIXTURES

IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP AT

Their only home defeat this

season was against Ulster at the

RDS Arena Glasgow have won

just two and drawn one of their

previous 16 visits to this venue in

the competition, which includes

THE RDS, TWO FINALS TO THE

OSPREYS IN 2010 AND 2012

AND A SEMI-FINAL TO THE

SCARLETS IN 2017.

GLASGOW WARRIORS

HAVE LOST THEIR LAST

THREE URC FIXTURES

SINCE BEATING ZEBRE

40-12 AT SCOTSTOUN

ON 1 APRIL.

Warriors have won only

twice away from home in the

Championship this season,

beating Zebre in Parma in

October and Connacht in

Galway in January.

play-off defeats in 2012, 2013

and 2014.

The Warriors have lost their

last three URC fixtures and won

only twice away from home in the

championship this season.

THE SCOTSMEN HAVE WON

THEIR LAST TWO FIXTURES

AGAINST IRISH OPPONENTS.

LEINSTER HAVE LOST

ONLY ONE OF THEIR

LAST SEVEN FIXTURES

AGAINST GLASGOW: 12-15

AT SCOTSTOUN IN LAST

SEASON’S RAINBOW CUP.

Glasgow have made sixteen

previous visits to the RDS in the

United Rugby Championship,

winning two, drawing one and

losing the rest. Three of those

encounters were in play-offs, all

ending in defeats, semi-finals in

2012 and 2013 and the 2014 final.

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DAN SHEEHAN

Like, so far this season has been great for us

and we don’t want to have nothing to show

for it at the end.

We got to a Champions Cup final, which

was great, obviously we didn’t win, but if we

let it slip now and give up on the season it’s

pointless, because the whole season will be

marked off as a dud.

“So I think it’s incredibly important that we

make sure we focus on the Glasgow game so

that we can roll in three weeks in a row and

hopefully win three weeks in a row.

“Within the group our goal was to do the

double. One of them is gone now. It was a

pretty quick turnover to make sure we are

ready for Glasgow. The last thing we need now

is to get stuck on what happened on Saturday

and rock up to the RDS on Saturday and have

Glasgow – who have had the last two weeks to

prep for us – and they know what’s coming.”

PETE MURCHIE

We have won there before. There are

guys in this team who have won before,

numerous guys.

”Yeah, they have got a good record but we

have got to have the mindset of putting out

our best performance.

“We have players who have won there

and that’s invaluable. We have got to feed

off that.

“We have just got to give it absolutely

everything we have got and leave nothing in

the tank.

“We have lots of guys who have gone all

the way – guys who have won it, guys who

have made finals, semi-finals consistently.

Leinster are pretty experienced in that as

well but having guys who know what it takes

to win these knockout games is important.”

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BECAUSE YOU GET

YOU ARE WHAT YOU R EAD

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Ulster lock Alan O’Connor and

Ospreys back-row Jac Morgan

have scooped the Tackle

Machine and Turnover King prizes

respectively, kicking off three

weeks of announcements in the

build-up to the URC Grand Final.

Wednesday will see the winner of

the Gilbert Golden Boot crowned

before the Top Try Scorer and

Ironman to follow next week, along

with the Vodacom Fans’ Player of

the Season, Next-Gen Star of the

Season and the Dream Team.

Loch Lomond Coach of the

Season and Players’ Player of the

Season will be announced in the

week of the final.

Here, we take a closer look at

the first two award winners and

the performances that led to their

prizes, which were awarded using

URC StatMaster data provided by

Oval Insights.

MACHINE&

TACKLE

ALAN O’CONNOR (ULSTER)

TACKLE MACHINE: ALAN

O’CONNOR (ULSTER) - 195

TACKLES, 97.5% SUCCESS RATE

“I am proud to have won the

2021/22 URC Tackle Machine

award. It’s been a great

season, and the team and I

are really looking forward to

this weekend’s Quarter Final

against Munster. It’s going to be

a brilliant atmosphere on Friday

night at Kingspan Stadium.”

This award is given to the player

who boasts the best tackle

success rate among those who

have attempted 150 or more over

the course of the campaign.

Alan O’Connor takes home the

prize having made 195 tackles at a

success rate of 97.5%.

The lock’s figure saw him finish

ahead of the Ospreys’ Will Griffiths

(96.17%), Connacht’s Jarrad Butler

(95.29%) and the Dragons’ Ollie

Griffiths (94.92%) while Ulster

team-mate Nick Timoney – the

man who has made the most

tackles in the URC this season

(247) - rounded off the top five

with a rate of 94.64%.

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JAC MORGAN (OSPREYS)

TURNOVER

KING

TURNOVER KING: JAC

MORGAN (OSPREYS) -

24 TURNOVERS WON

“Delighted to win this award

this season after just missing

out last year. It’s been a great

first season at the Ospreys and

hopefully we can all push on

next year as a team and put our

best foot forward”

Awarded to the player who has

won the most turnovers during

the regular season, Morgan

edged his rivals to scoop the prize

for 2021-22.

The Ospreys flanker racked

up 24 for the campaign as the

Swansea-based region finished

top of the Welsh Shield.

He was pushed all the way

by Deon Fourie of the DHL

Stormers, who finished on 23,

while Ulster’s Marcus Rea (19), the

Ospreys’ Morgan Morris (17) and

the Dragons’ Ollie Griffiths (16)

completed the top five.

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2021/22 SEASON

LEINSTER

SQUAD

VAKH ABDALADZE #1263

MICHAEL ALA’ALATOA #1301

7

CAPS

RYAN BAIRD #1278

8

CAPS

ADAM BYRNE #1213

1

CAP

PROP

DOB: 06/02/1996

HEIGHT: 1.88m

WEIGHT: 121kg

PROP

DOB: 28/08/1991

HEIGHT: 1.91m

WEIGHT: 127kg

LOCK

DOB: 26/07/1999

HEIGHT: 1.98m

WEIGHT: 113kg

WING / FULL BACK

DOB: 10/04/1994

HEIGHT: 1.91m

WEIGHT: 98.18kg

ED BYRNE #1222

6

CAPS

HARRY BYRNE #1280

2

CAPS

ROSS BYRNE #1236

13

CAPS

THOMAS CLARKSON #1285

PROP

DOB: 09/09/1993

HEIGHT: 1.8m

WEIGHT: 114.09kg

FLY HALF

DOB: 22/04/1999

HEIGHT: 1.9m

WEIGHT: 95kg

FLY HALF

DOB: 08/04/1995

HEIGHT: 1.9m

WEIGHT: 92kg

PROP

DOB: 22/02/2000

HEIGHT: 1.85m

WEIGHT: 118kg

22


JACK CONAN #1223 PETER DOOLEY #1230

NO. 8

DOB: 29/07/1992

HEIGHT: 1.93m

WEIGHT: 114.09kg

27

CAPS

7

CAPS

WILL CONNORS #1264

CAELAN DORIS #1268

BACK ROW

DOB: 04/04/1996

HEIGHT: 1.96m

WEIGHT: 100kg

9

CAPS

17

CAPS

SEAN CRONIN #1202

JACK DUNNE #1276

HOOKER

DOB: 06/05/1986

HEIGHT: 1.78m

WEIGHT: 103.18kg

72

CAPS

MAX DEEGAN #1256

CIARAN FRAWLEY #1265

NO. 8

DOB: 01/10/1996

HEIGHT: 1.93m

WEIGHT: 110kg

1

CAP

PROP

DOB: 04/08/1994

HEIGHT: 1.83m

WEIGHT: 117kg

BACK ROW

DOB: 02/04/1998

HEIGHT: 1.93m

WEIGHT: 107kg

LOCK

DOB: 21/11/1998

HEIGHT: 2.03m

WEIGHT: 120kg

FLY HALF

DOB: 04/12/1997

HEIGHT: 1.91m

WEIGHT: 98kg

TADHG FURLONG #1220

57

CAPS

13

CAPS

JAMISON GIBSON-PARK #1247

17

CAPS

DAVID HAWKSHAW #1290

CIAN HEALY #1142

116

CAPS

2

CAPS

PROP

DOB: 14/11/1992

HEIGHT: 1.83m

WEIGHT: 125kg

SCRUM HALF

DOB: 23/02/1992

HEIGHT: 1.75m

WEIGHT: 80kg

FLY HALF / CENTRE

DOB: 03/07/1999

HEIGHT: 1.75m )

WEIGHT: 85.91kg

PROP

DOB: 07/10/1987

HEIGHT: 1.85m

WEIGHT: 116.82kg

ROBBIE HENSHAW #1251

57

CAPS

DAVE KEARNEY #1158

19

CAPS

HUGO KEENAN #1253

20

CAPS

RONAN KELLEHER #1277

18

CAPS

9

CAPS

CENTRE

DOB: 12/06/1993

HEIGHT: 1.9m

WEIGHT: 99.09kg

WING / FULL BACK

DOB: 19/06/1989

HEIGHT: 1.8m

WEIGHT: 90kg

FULL BACK

DOB: 18/06/1996

HEIGHT: 1.85m

WEIGHT: 91.82kg

HOOKER

DOB: 24/01/1998

HEIGHT: 1.83m

WEIGHT: 105kg

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JORDAN LARMOUR #1258

30

CAPS

DAN LEAVY #1231

11

CAPS

WING

DOB: 10/06/1997

HEIGHT: 1.78m

WEIGHT: 90kg

FLANKER

DOB: 23/05/1994

HEIGHT: 1.91m

WEIGHT: 105.91kg

JAMES LOWE #1262

12

CAPS

NICK MCCARTHY #1241

LUKE MCGRATH #1206

19

CAPS

MICHAEL MILNE #1279

WING / FULL BACK

DOB: 08/07/1992

HEIGHT: 1.88m

WEIGHT: 105kg

SCRUM HALF

DOB: 25/03/1995

HEIGHT: 1.8m

WEIGHT: 84.09kg

SCRUM HALF

DOB: 03/02/1993

HEIGHT: 1.75m

WEIGHT: 84.09kg

PROP

DOB: 05/02/1999

HEIGHT: 1.83m

WEIGHT: 115kg

JIMMY O’BRIEN #1272

CONOR O’BRIEN #1260

JOSH MURPHY #1261

ROSS MOLONY #1233

LOCK

DOB: 11/05/1994

HEIGHT: 1.96m

WEIGHT: 113kg

FLANKER

DOB: 17/02/1995

HEIGHT: 1.98m

WEIGHT: 110kg

CENTRE

DOB: 06/02/1996

HEIGHT: 1.91m

WEIGHT: 100kg

CENTRE

DOB: 27/11/1996

HEIGHT: 1.83m

WEIGHT: 88kg

TOMMY O’BRIEN #1283

RORY O’LOUGHLIN #1248

1

CAP

SCOTT PENNY #1271

ANDREW PORTER #1246

43

CAPS

CENTRE

DOB: 28/05/1998

HEIGHT: 1.83m

WEIGHT: 95kg

CENTRE

DOB: 21/01/1994

HEIGHT: 1.88m

WEIGHT: 94.09kg

FLANKER

DOB: 22/09/1999

HEIGHT: 1.83m

WEIGHT: 104kg

PROP

DOB: 16/01/1996

HEIGHT: 1.83m

WEIGHT: 114.09kg

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HERE’S TO BEING SHOULDER

TO SHOULDER AGAIN


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GARRY RINGROSE #1237

42

CAPS

RHYS RUDDOCK #1167

27

CAPS

JAMES RYAN #1259

43

CAPS

JOHNNY SEXTON #1127

105

CAPS

14

CAPS

CENTRE

DOB: 26/01/1995

HEIGHT: 1.85m

WEIGHT: 96kg

BACK ROW

DOB: 13/11/1990

HEIGHT: 1.91m

WEIGHT: 113.18kg

LOCK

DOB: 24/07/1996

HEIGHT: 2.03m

WEIGHT: 115kg

FLY HALF

DOB: 11/07/1985

HEIGHT: 1.88m

WEIGHT: 90kg

DAN SHEEHAN #1286

7

CAPS

DEVIN TONER #1128

70

CAPS

JAMES TRACY #1211

6

CAPS

JOSH VAN DER FLIER #1228

40

CAPS

HOOKER

DOB: 17/09/1998

HEIGHT: 1.91m

WEIGHT: 110.91kg

LOCK

DOB: 29/06/1986

HEIGHT: 2.11m

WEIGHT: 127kg

HOOKER

DOB: 02/04/1991

HEIGHT: 1.83m

WEIGHT: 106kg

FLANKER

DOB: 25/04/1993

HEIGHT: 1.85m

WEIGHT: 103kg

2021/22 SEASON

COACHING STAFF

LEO CULLEN

HEAD COACH

STUART LANCASTER

SENIOR COACH

ROBIN MCBRYDE

ASSISTANT COACH

FELIPE CONTEPOMI

BACKS COACH

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KICKING COACH AND

LEAD PERFORMANCE ANALYST

GUY EASTERBY

HEAD OF RUGBY OPERATIONS

DENIS LEAMY

CONTACT SKILLS COACH

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

LEINSTER

15 JIMMY O’BRIEN

14 JORDAN LAMOUR

13 GARRY RINGROSE

12 CIARÁN FRAWLEY

11 RORY O’LOUGHLIN

10 ROSS BYRNE

9 JAMISON GIBSON-PARK

SUBS FROM:

CRONIN, HEALY, ALA’ALATOA, MOLONY,

CONAN, McGRATH, H BYRNE, HENSHAW

1 ANDREW PORTER

2 DAN SHEEHAN

3 TADHG FURLONG

4 JOE MCCARTHY

5 JAMES RYAN (C)

6 RYAN BAIRD

7 JOSH VAN DER FLIER

8 CAELAN DORIS

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

GLASGOW WARRIORS

15 OLLIE SMITH

14 JOSH MCKAY

13 SIONE TUIPULOTU

12 SAM JOHNSON

11 RUFUS MCLEAN

10 ROSS THOMPSON

9 ALI PRICE

1 JAMIE BHATTI

2 GEORGE TURNER

3 ZANDER FAGERSON

4 ROB HARLEY

5 RICHIE GRAY

6 RYAN WILSON (C)

7 GREGOR BROWN

8 JACK DEMPSEY

SUBS FROM:

CRONIN, HEALY, ALA’ALATOA, MOLONY,

CONAN, McGRATH, H BYRNE, HENSHAW

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2021/22 SEASON

GLASGOW

WARRIORS

JAMIE BHATTI

SIMON BERGHAN

LEWIS BEAN

HAMISH BAIN

SECOND-ROW

DOB: 24/09/1997

POB: SCOTLAND

HEIGHT: 6FT 7IN

WEIGHT: 115KG

SECOND-ROW

DOB: 12/02/1992

POB: ENGLAND

HEIGHT: 6FT 6IN

WEIGHT: 125KG

PROP

DOB: 07/09/1990

POB: NEW ZEALAND

HEIGHT: 6FT 2IN

WEIGHT: 118KG

PROP

DOB: 08/09/1993

POB: SCOTLAND

HEIGHT: 6FT 1IN

WEIGHT: 120KG

RORY DARGE

SCOTT CUMMINGS

SEBASTIAN CANCELLIERE

FRASER BROWN

HOOKER

DOB: 20/06/1989

POB: SCOTLAND

HEIGHT: 6FT

WEIGHT: 113KG

WING

DOB: 17/09/1993

POB: SAN DIEGO, USA

HEIGHT: 6FT 1IN

WEIGHT: 90KG

SECOND-ROW

DOB: 03/12/1996

POB: SCOTLAND

HEIGHT: 6FT 6IN

WEIGHT: 115KG

BACK-ROW

DOB: 23/02/2000

POB: SCOTLAND

HEIGHT: 6FT 1IN

WEIGHT: 98KG

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JACK DEMPSEY WALTER FIFITA

BACK-ROW

DOB: 12/04/1994

POB: AUSTRALIA

HEIGHT: 6FT 3IN

WEIGHT: 111KG

JAMIE DOBIE

COLE FORBES

SCRUM-HALF

DOB: 07/06/2001

POB: SCOTLAND

HEIGHT: 5FT 10IN

WEIGHT: 81KG

MATT FAGERSON

THOMAS GORDON

BACK-ROW

DOB: 16/07/1998

POB: SCOTLAND

HEIGHT: 6FT 1IN

WEIGHT: 110KG

ZANDER FAGERSON

RICHIE GRAY

PROP

DOB: 19/01/1996

POB: SCOTLAND

HEIGHT: 6FT 2IN

WEIGHT: 126KG

WING

DOB: 06/07/1997

POB: NEW ZEALAND

HEIGHT: 6FT 5IN

WEIGHT: 118KG

WING/FULL-BACK

DOB: 10/08/1999

POB: NEW ZEALAND

HEIGHT: 5FT 11IN

WEIGHT: 91KG

BACK-ROW

DOB: 30/01/1997

POB: NEW ZEALAND

HEIGHT: 5FT 11IN

WEIGHT: 100KG

SECOND-ROW

DOB: 24/08/1989

POB: SCOTLAND

HEIGHT: 6FT 10IN

WEIGHT: 126KG

TOM JORDAN

SAM JOHNSON

GEORGE HORNE

ROB HARLEY

BACK-ROW

DOB: 26/05/1990

POB: ENGLAND

HEIGHT: 6FT 6IN

WEIGHT: 110KG

SCRUM-HALF

DOB: 12/05/1995

POB: SCOTLAND

HEIGHT: 5FT 9IN

WEIGHT: 79KG

CENTRE

DOB: 19/06/1993

POB: AUSTRALIA

HEIGHT: 6FT 1IN

WEIGHT: 95KG

CENTRE

DOB: 18/09/1998

POB: NEW ZEALAND

HEIGHT: 6FT 2IN

WEIGHT: 95KG

JORDAN LENAC

TOM LAMBERT

SEAN KENNEDY

OLI KEBBLE

PROP

DOB: 18/06/1992

POB: SOUTH AFRICA

HEIGHT: 6FT 3IN

WEIGHT: 124KG

SCRUM-HALF

DOB: 24/04/1991

POB: SCOTLAND

HEIGHT: 5FT 10IN

WEIGHT: 84KG

PROP

DOB: 20/11/2000

POB: AUSTRALIA

HEIGHT: 6FT 2IN

WEIGHT: 115KG

SCRUM-HALF

DOB: 04/09/1997

POB: AUSTRALIA

HEIGHT: 5FT 8IN

WEIGHT: 85KG

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RUFUS MCLEAN

STAFFORD MCDOWALL

KIRAN MCDONALD

JOHNNY MATTHEWS

HOOKER

DOB: 05/07/1993

POB: ENGLAND

HEIGHT: 5FT 10IN

WEIGHT: 110KG

SECOND-ROW

DOB: 01/11/1994

POB: SCOTLAND

HEIGHT: 6FT 8IN

WEIGHT: 114KG

CENTRE

DOB: 24/02/1998

POB: SCOTLAND

HEIGHT: 6FT 4IN

WEIGHT: 103KG

WING

DOB: 02/03/2000

POB: BOSTON, USA

HEIGHT: 5FT 10IN

WEIGHT: 75KG

ENRIQUE PIERETTO

DOMINGO MIOTTI

ALLY MILLER

JOSH MCKAY

WING/FULL-BACK

DOB: 10/10/1997

POB: NEW ZEALAND

HEIGHT: 5FT 11IN

WEIGHT: 93KG

BACK-ROW

DOB: 10/05/1996

POB: SCOTLAND

HEIGHT: 6FT 4IN

WEIGHT: 112KG

FLY-HALF

DOB: 22/05/1996

POB: ARGENTINA

HEIGHT: 6FT2IN

WEIGHT: 85KG

PROP

DOB: 15/12/1994

POB: ARGENTINA

HEIGHT: 6FT 1IN

WEIGHT: 122KG

KYLE STEYN

GRANT STEWART

OLLIE SMITH

ALI PRICE

SCRUM-HALF

DOB: 12/05/1993

POB: ENGLAND

HEIGHT: 5FT 10IN

WEIGHT: 88KG

FULL-BACK

DOB: 07/08/2000

POB: SCOTLAND

HEIGHT: 5FT 10IN

WEIGHT: 85KG

HOOKER

DOB: 28/02/1995

POB: SCOTLAND

HEIGHT: 6FT 1IN

WEIGHT: 109KG

CENTRE/WING

DOB: 29/01/1994

POB: SOUTH AFRICA

HEIGHT: 6FT

WEIGHT: 102KG

GEORGE TURNER

SIONE TUIPULOTU

ROSS THOMPSON

RATU TAGIVE

WING

DOB: 08/04/1991

POB: AUSTRALIA

HEIGHT: 6FT 3IN

WEIGHT: 100KG

FLY-HALF

DOB: 10/04/1999

POB: SCOTLAND

HEIGHT: 5FT 11IN

WEIGHT: 86KG

CENTRE/WING

DOB: 12/02/1997

POB: AUSTRALIA

HEIGHT: 5FT 10IN

WEIGHT: 103KG

HOOKER

DOB: 08/10/1992

POB: SCOTLAND

HEIGHT: 5FT 11IN

WEIGHT: 105KG

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RYAN WILSON

DUNCAN WEIR

MURPHY WALKER

PROP

DOB: 25/10/1999

POB: DUNDEE, SCOT-

LAND

HEIGHT: 6FT

FLY-HALF

DOB: 10/05/1991

POB: SCOTLAND

HEIGHT: 5FT 8IN

WEIGHT: 111KG

BACK-ROW

DOB: 18/05/1989

POB: ENGLAND

HEIGHT: 6FT 3IN

WEIGHT: 106KG

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URC NEWS

MORE FANS WATCHING THE

URC THAN EVER BEFORE

More fans are watching the United Rugby Championship than ever

before the world’s most diverse and exciting club rugby competition

continues to set new records for broadcast audiences.

B

y the end of the Round

12 fixtures the URC

broke the league’s

previous benchmark of

12.9million viewers with

13.2million tuning in and now by the

end of April that figure has climbed

dramatically to over 20.1million!

The consolidated audience data

(supplied by Nielsen Sports)

suggests that the audiences will

strengthen even further by the

end of the campaign with Rounds

17, 18 and the Play-Offs still to be

accounted for.

The URC averages well over 1

million viewers per round and is

supported by the wide array of

broadcast partnerships across

the league’s core territories. With

a mix of Free-to-Air and Pay TV

broadcasters, the URC is available

on BBC Northern Ireland, BBC

Wales, RTÉ, TG4, Mediaset,

Premier Sports and SuperSport

who have driven up the audience

numbers thanks to the high levels

of coverage and their commitment

to showcasing the crosshemisphere

competition.

Martin Anayi , CEO of the United

Rugby Championship, said:

“These broadcast audiences

provide a terrific pulse check for the

United Rugby Championship. More

eyeballs on our games translates into

increased talkability of the league

which is really evident across social

media where we are exceeding all of

our growth ambitions.

“Ultimately, the excitement on the

pitch coupled to the intrigue of the

big four South African teams joining

the league has provided a great

draw but it’s been a real collaborative

effort from our broadcast partners

and the league to maximise that

interest. Internally, we have invested

in personnel and resources to drive

up the look and feel of our TV

product and we are really excited

about how our broadcast partners

have bought into that vision.

“We know fans in the UK and

Ireland were excited about their

teams being back on RTÉ and BBC

and in tandem with TG4 and S4C

they are offering more Free-to-Air

coverage. Premier Sport, without

whom we would not have been able

to adopt the ‘every game live’ model,

have seen their viewership increase

and in South Africa SuperSport are

setting a high bar in showcasing the

URC to one of the biggest markets

in our league.

“What’s just as encouraging is

that in Italy, thanks to Mediaset’s

coverage, where we have hit 1 million

viewers for the first time ever. When

you combine all of this then you can

see really strong foundations for

the URC to build from and continue

to grow the interest in our sport

ahead of what appears to be an

unpredictable end to the season.”

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WELCOME

SOUTH AFIRCA

Leagues welcome inclusion of South African clubs in EPCR tournaments

ollowing confirmation

of the inclusion of

clubs from South

Africa in the Heineken

Champions Cup and

EPCR Challenge Cup for the

2022/23 season and beyond,

Europe’s three main professional

leagues have expressed their

approval of the historic expansion

of EPCR’s tournaments.

The Cape Town-based Stormers,

the Bulls from Pretoria and

the Durban-based Sharks will

compete in next season’s Heineken

Champions Cup, while the Lions

from Johannesburg will fly the

flag for South Africa in the EPCR

Challenge Cup.

In addition to the four

qualifiers from the United Rugby

Championship, the Bloemfontein-

40

F

based Cheetahs have been invited

to participate in the 2022/23 EPCR

Challenge Cup.

Commenting on the major

development for the club game

in both the northern and southern

hemispheres, United Rugby

Championship Chief Executive and

EPCR Board member, Martin Anayi,

said: “The entry of the South African

“It Is

mouthwaterIng

to see the

stormers, bulls

and sharKs all

InVolVed In our

plaY-offs

clubs to the URC has revitalised our

league, created new rivalries and

driven up the levels of competition.

“It is mouthwatering to see

the Stormers, Bulls and Sharks

all involved in our Play-Offs and

their presence is making a major

impact on broadcast audiences

and fan engagement. Adding

the opportunity for these clubs,

as well as for the Cheetahs, to

compete in EPCR’s competitions

will only strengthen what are two

of the world’s elite club rugby

competitions.”

Premiership Rugby Chief

Executive and EPCR Board

member, Simon Massie-Taylor,

added: “It is very exciting to have

these five South African clubs

joining EPCR’s tournaments. Their

inclusion will take the competitions

to a new level of intensity for the


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players and enjoyment for the fans.

“Our Premiership clubs are looking

forward to playing against some of

the best the southern hemisphere

has to offer and matching up

against players from South Africa’s

Rugby World Cup 2019 winning side.

“It is a big step forward in

expanding the reach of these

unique and special tournaments,

and bringing world-class,

international club rugby to new

audiences.”

League Nationale de Rugby

Director General and EPCR Board

member, Emmanuel Eschalier, said:

“The arrival next season of the four

South African clubs competing in

the URC, as well as the Cheetahs,

is a major development for EPCR’s

competitions.

“The participation of these

high-level clubs will strengthen the

appeal and sporting intensity of

the Heineken Champions Cup and

the EPCR Challenge Cup with the

potential for further development of

these great competitions.”

“It is a big

step forward

in expanding

the reach of

these unique

and special

tournaments

The South African clubs in the

Heineken Champions Cup will be

in the mix against newly-crowned

winners, Stade Rochelais, who

lifted the trophy for the first time

in dramatic style in Marseille last

weekend, as well as Lyon who also

claimed a historic first European title

when they won the EPCR Challenge

Cup final.

EPCR welcomed over 110,000

fans to the Stade Vélodrome over

the course of the two finals with

a record EPCR Challenge Cup

attendance of 51,431 witnessing

Lyon’s victory over RC Toulon, while

59,682 went through the turnstiles

for last Saturday’s showpiece match

between Stade Rochelais and

Leinster.

The formats for next season’s

Heineken Champions Cup and

EPCR Challenge Cup will be

announced shortly, in conjunction

with details of the Pool Draws for

both tournaments which will be

staged towards the end of the

month.

During the 2022/23 season, EPCR

will continue to be supported by

Heineken as the title partner of the

Heineken Champions Cup, as well as

by EPCR’s Official Logistics Partner

DHL and Official Hotels Partner

IHG Hotels & Resorts amongst

others, with future exciting partner

announcements expected in the

near future.

The 2023 Finals weekend is

scheduled for Dublin’s Aviva Stadium

on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 May.

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PLAYER STATISTICS 2021/22

GLASGOW WARRIORS

TOP 3 OFFLOADS

JACK DEMPSEY RYAN WILSON SIONE TUIPULOTU

24 16 12

JACK DEMPSEY

717

METRES GAINED

TOP 5 TURNOVERS WON

RORY DARGE 14

TOM GORDON 11

KYLE STEYN 9

SEBASTIAN CANCELLIERE 7

DUNCAN WEIR 6

203

JACK

DEMPSEY

112

RYAN

WILSON

111

SIONE

TUIPULOTU

91

COLE

FORBES

91

KYLE

STEYN

TOTAL

CARRIES

44


TOP 5 CLEAN BREAKS

RUFUS

MCLEAN

SEBASTIAN

CANCELLIERE

SIONE

TUIPULOTU

KYLE

STEYN

COLE

FORBES

12 10 9 9 8

146

TOTAL

TACKLES

RICHIE GRAY

100

TOTAL

80

60

40

20

0

76 74

55 51

DUNCAN

WEIR

ROSS

THOMPSON

ALI

PRICE

KICKS

IN PLAY

GEORGE

HORNE

34

JAMIE

DOBIE

ALI

PRICE

473

TOTAL

PASSES

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PLAYOFF RECORDS

2002-02 AND 2010 TO DATE

Note: Including quarter-finals in 2002 & 2003, Top six playoffs in 2018 & 2019, semi-finals in 2002 & 2003 and

from 2010 to 2020, and finals in 2002, 2003 and 2010 to date. Not including last year’s Rainbow Cup final.

TEAM PLAY-OFF MATCH RECORDS

GLASGOW 50-ULSTER 10

HIGHEST

SCORE

50

OSPREYS 45-MUNSTER 10

& SCARLETS 43-CHEETAHS 8

BIGGEST

VICTORY

35

2019 SEMI-FINAL

2012 SF & 2018 PLAY-OFF

MUNSTER 33-CONNACHT 3, LEINSTER 18-ULSTER 3,

MUNSTER 23-OSPREYS 3 & LEINSTER 13-MUNSTER 3

LOWEST

SCORE

2002 QF, 2011 SF, 2017 SF, 2020 SF

3

PONTYPIRDD 12-NEATH 13, OSPREYS 31-LEINSTER 30,

GLASGOW 16-MUNSTER 15 & LEINSTER 16, MUNSTER 15

CLOEST

MATCH

2002 QF, 2012 F, 2014 SF, 2018 SF

1

MOST

TRIES

7

GLASGOW 50, ULSTER 10

2019 (SF)

MOST

CONVERSIONS

GLASGOW 50, ULSTER 10

2019 (SF)6

ULSTER 38-NEATH 29

MOST

PENALTY

GOALS

2001 QF

MOST

DROP

GOALS

ON FOUR OCCASSIONS

35

35

LEINSTER 40-SCARLETS

72

32

MOST

COMBINED

POINTS

2018 F

LEINSTER 13-MUNSTER 3

LOWEST

COMBINED

POINTS

2020 SF

16

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2 HEMISPHERES,

1 LEAGUE


INDIVIDUAL MATCH RECORDS IN ONE PLAY-OFF MATCH

QUICKEST TRY

3MINS

Ian Keatley Munster v Ospreys 2012 (SF)

Shane Jennings Leinster v Ulster 2013 (Final)

Tommy Seymour Glasgow v Ulster 2019 (SF)

MOST POINTS MOST TRIES MOST CONVERSIONS MOST PENALTY GOALS

28 3 6 8

DAVID

HUMPHREYS

Ulster v Neath

2001 (QF)

JOHNNY

McNICHOLL

Scarltes v Leinster

2018 (Final)

ADAM

HASTINGS

Glasgow v Ulster

2019 (SF)

MOST DROP GOALS

LEE JARVIS Neath v Ulster 2001 (QF)

ERIC ELWOOD Connacht v Glasgow 2001 (QF)

LEE JARVIS Neath v Munster 2003 (Final)

RONAN O’GARA Munster v Leinster 2010 (SF)1

DAVID

HUMPHREYS

Ulster v Neath

2001 (QF)

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MOST

CAREER

POINTS IN

PLAY-OFF

MATCHES

144

JOHNNY SEXTON

LEINSTER

50


CAREER MATCH RECORDS IN ONE PLAY-OFF MATCH

SEAN CRONIN

MOST

TRIES

LEINSTER

5

JOHNNY SEXTON

MOST

CONVERSIONS

LEINSTER

15

JOHNNY SEXTON

MOST

PENALTY

GOALS

LEINSTER

YOUNGEST

PLAYER

38

YOUNGEST

STARTER

KEELAN GILES

Ospreys v Munster

2017 (SF)

LEE JARVIS

MOST

DROP

GOALS

NEATH

19YEARS

111DAYS

YOUNGEST

CAPTAIN

JONNY GRAY

Glasgow v Connacht

2016 (SF)

2

22YEARS

68DAYS

19YEARS

4DAYS

DUNCAN WEIR

GLASGOW V OSPREYS 2010 SF

OLDEST

PLAYER

YOUNGEST

POINT

SCORER

STUART HOGG

Glasgow v Leinster

2012 (SF)

OLDEST

STARTER

JOHN HAYES

Munster v Leinster

2011 (Final)

19YEARS

322DAYS

37YEARS

207DAYS

YOUNGEST

TRY

SCORER

STUART HOGG

Glasgow v Leinster

2012 (SF)

OLDEST

CAPTAIN

RORY BEST

Ulster v Glasgow

2019 (SF)

19YEARS

322DAYS

36YEARS

275DAYS

38YEARS

360DAYS

FILO TIATIA

OSPREYS V LEINSTER 2010 F

OLDEST

POINT

SCORER

MICK GALWEY

Munster v Ulster

2003 (SF)

36YEARS

87DAYS

OLDEST

TRY

SCORER

MICK GALWEY

Munster v Ulster

2003 (SF)

36YEARS

87DAYS

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action including, but not limited to, a ban from

the Ground or proceedings being taken; and

Entry to the Ground shall constitute

acceptance of the Ground Regulations.

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TODAY’S

MINIS GAMES

KILKENNY GIRLS

Lailah Walsh, Ali McDonald, Danielle Hogan, Anna Maloney,

Roisin Convery, Alison Walsh, Ava Clune, Abigail Humphries,

Lucy Wyse, Grace Manuel, Beth Hogan, Michaela Hogan,

Lauren Hughes, Emma Smith, Ailbhe Limpkin, Kate Dalton,

Lucy Dalton, Aoibhinn Brady, Katie Condon, Aoibhinn

McGuinness. Coaches: Joe Manuel and Richie Limpkin

vs

WICKLOW GIRLS

Ava Woolmington, Erin Mongan, Ally McDermot, Iona Murphy,

Lucy Kilcoyne, Ava Morley, Saoirse Brennan, Louise Dunne,

Willow Macintosh, Millie Kenny, Amy Kenny, Meabh Bourke,

Alexa Becket, Sadbh Kavanagh, Zosia Zalewska, Ella McEvoy,

Gracie Keogh, Jenna McConnell, Lana Arthur, Darci Williams.

Coaches: Joe Murphy, Stephen Kenny

BOYNE

Sean Loughran, Eoghan Clarke, Rytis Vaidas, Conall Branigan,

Tom Callan, Matt Óg McEvoy, James Baker, Andrew Magee,

Cole Cooney, Lewis Tuite, Marcus Leech, Eli Murphy, Daire

Cooney, Sam Reynolds, George Matthews, Ben Deasy, Peter

Sarpoga, Seb Hughes. Coaches: Paddy Cooney, Alec Leech

vs

MULLINGAR

Jude Murtagh, James McHugh, Charlie McGauran, Ciaran

Casserly, Fionn Ledwith, Shay Leavy, Harry Shortt, Wesley

Flynn, Odhran Devine, Ruairi Thornton, Kyle Lynn, Greg

McDonnell, Channing Dafel, Jack Murphy, James Shanley, Liam

Enright, Evan Dunbar, Sam Corrigan, Liam O’Brien, Theo Kelly.

Coaches: Robin Shortt, David McDonnell

TODAY’S MASCOTS

JOANNE

MCDONNELL

Age: 9

Favourite Player:

Tadhg Furlong

School:

Clondra National

School, Scoil Mhuire.

TONY

MCDONNELL

Age: 9

Favourite Player:

Johnny Sexton

School:

Clondra National

School, Scoil Mhuire.

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FINAL EIGHT

LEINSTER VS GLASGOW WARRIORS

ANDREA PIARDI

MAN IN THE

MIDDLE

I

taly’s Andrea Piardi

will be the man with

the whistle for this

afternoon’s Final

Eight clash with

Glasgow Warriors.

Having made his debut in 2019,

Piardi has 22 league matches

under his belt, although he has not

overseen a match involving either

of these sides in the competition

this season.

Piardi, who was in charge for

Leinster’s Heineken Champions

Cup win at Bath in January, will be

assisted by compatriot Gianluca

Gnecchi and Wales’ Craig Evans,

while Matteo Lipperini - another

Italian - will serve as TMO.

Gnecchi runs the line today but

was the man in the middle for

Leinster’s home clash with the

Ospreys earlier in the season and

has refereed two Glasgow fixtures

in the URC this term.

Evans, meanwhile, has overseen

three Leinster fixtures as referee

in 2021-22, including the sole

meeting between these sides

during the regular season - a

31-15 win for Leo Cullen’s men at

Scotstoun in October.

EXTRA TIME

PROTOCOL

If the score is tied at the end of

a Knock-Out Match, then extra

time will be played, consisting

of two periods, each of ten

minutes plus any stoppage time

in each period.

At the final whistle signalling the

end of normal time in the Match,

there will be a five minute break.

Neither the teams nor the Match

officials may leave the Playing

Enclosure during this break, save

for exceptional reasons. The

coaching/management/medical

staff of each Club shall be

permitted onto the Playing Area

during this break to bring water,

nourishment and treatment to

their Players, but they must leave

the Playing Area before the end

of the break.

After the five-minute break,

the teams will swap ends and the

Club that kicked off the first half

of the Match will kick off the first

period of extra time. After ten

minutes the referee will stop the

Match and the teams will swap

ends again while there is a break

of one minute. Neither the teams

nor the Match officials may leave

the Playing Enclosure during

this break, save for exceptional

reasons. The coaching/

management/medical staff of

each Club shall be permitted onto

the Playing Area during the break

to bring water, nourishment and

treatment to their Players, but

they must leave the Playing Area

before the end of the break.

After the one-minute break, the

Club that kicked off the second

half of the Match will kick off

the second period of extra time.

After ten minutes the referee will

stop the Match. If at that point

there is no winner of the Match

according to the criteria set out

in the Tournament Rules, then

the referee will conduct a placekick

competition to determine

the winner.

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VS.

A MOMENT IN TIME

Glasgow Warriors attack the Leinster line

during the 2019 Guinness PRO14 Final at

Glasgow’s Celtic Park. Leinster earned their

sixth league title as a result of their victory

in front of a record attendance for a final.

Credit: inpho.ie

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