The Rabo Direct Pro12 is the top domestic rugby union league in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Italy. The league was previously known as the Celtic League and Magners League. It produces some of Europe's top rugby players. Get in the Gear of the Rabo Direct Pro12 rugby gear at the World Rugby Shop.
A delighted Dragons coach Darren Edwards is hoping their 21-20 derby defeat of the Ospreys can reinvigorate their Pro12 campaign.
The return of Ulster's Irish internationals proved too much for Edinburgh at Murrayfield on Friday, as the Irish province recorded a vital 42-20 Pro12 victory on the road.
The last round of Pro12 matches before the start of the Six Nations opens on Friday at Rodney Parade, where second placed Ospreys will be looking to consolidate their play-off place with a victory over Newport Gwent Dragons.
Powerful lock Paul O'Connell, who was recently named as captain of Ireland for the Six Nations in the absence of Brian O'Driscoll, has signed a two-year contract extension with Ireland and his club Munster.
Ospreys flank James King has had to have plastic surgery after a freak collision with Cardiff Blues loose forward Xavier Rush left his ear hanging by a thread in their clash on New Year's Day.
Connacht director of coaching Eric Elwood blasted his kickers after his side succumbed to their eighth successive defeat in the Pro12 - this time at the hands of Irish rivals Leinster.
Munster face a growing - and worrying - injury crisis at Thomond Park after it was confirmed three more faces have been placed on the treatment table.
Tommy Bowe scored a second-half try and Dan Biggar kicked two late penalties as the Ospreys saw off Welsh rivals Cardiff 17-12 in their Pro12 clash at the Liberty Stadium.
Glasgow Warriors retained the 1872 Cup with another compelling, hard-nosed final quarter display in front of a record home crowd of 8,852 at Firhill in New Year's Day.
New Zealand-born fullback Isa Nacewa literally didn't put a foot wrong as Pro12 leaders Leinster held off a spirited second half Connacht fight back to win 15-13 on Sunday.
Munster Director of Rugby Tony McGahan admitted Friday's defeat to rivals Ulster wasn't the ideal end to 2011, but it shouldn't detract on what has been a superb year for the Irish province.
Glasgow Warriors have secured exciting 19-year-old fullback Stuart Hogg on a long-term full professional contract which will keep him at Firhill until at least the end of May 2015.
Stefan Terblanche rolled back the years to deliver a try-scoring display on his first Ulster start and inspire his new side to a bonus-point 33-17 Pro 12 victory over Munster.
It is the midway point of the Pro12 season and the fixtures for Round 12 are split over the New Year with a number of mouth-watering derbies either side of the year-end festivities.
Scottish bragging rights will have to be put on hold for another week as Ruaridh Jackson profited from Lee Jones' mistake to earn Glasgow Warriors a 23-23 draw with Edinburgh.
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