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Top of the table faces fourth in the RaboDirect PRO12 standings on Saturday at the RDS Showgrounds in Dublin, when Leinster welcome the Scarlets. Leinster have won five straight fixtures in the Pro12 since they slipped to defeat by 17-29 at Thomond Park against their great rivals Munster on Boxing Day. The Irish Province now have just a solitary point advantage at the summit of the table, ahead of the Ospreys, with Munster a further point back. The Scarlets have also won their last five Pro12 fixtures, since losing their West Wales derby against the Ospreys two days after Christmas, culminating in a stunning 30-21 victory at Thomond Park against Munster last weekend. They have now won 12 of the last 13 Pro12 games that they have played.
Fourth placed Scarlets have 53 points to their credit, giving them a five point advantage over the side immediately below them, Ulster. However, the Irish Province have a vital game in hand, which is at home against bottom of the table Zebre from Italy. When the Welsh side entertained Leinster at Parc y Scarlets at the end of November, they were victorious by 38-29. One of only three defeats inflicted on the Irish side in the Pro12 this season.
Posted: 6th November 2015
Having climbed into a play-off position in the RaboDirect PRO12 tournament for the first time since last February, when they defeated Benetton Treviso 27-3 last Sunday, the four times Pro12 Champions will be eager to cement that position in Round 7 on Friday, when they host the Scarlets from West Wales. The Scarlets are the only side left with a 100% winning record in the tournament, and lead the table by a point from another Irish Province, Connacht. They have a six point buffer over the fourth placed Leinster side. Although they are currently on a Welsh record run of 10 successive Pro12 wins, the Welsh side have not won on Irish soil since November 2013, when they beat Connacht in Galway by 24-21.
Not only will the table toppers have to overcome their own poor record on Irish soil, but also Leinster's own sensational record at the RDS, where they have suffered just one defeat in the last 13 months in any competition, a narrow 14-16 defeat to the Newport Gwent Dragons in Mid -February. Should the Welshmen maintain their 100% record, it will be just their second ever win at the RDS. Since the formation of the Scarlets as a Regional side in 2003, they have won just the once in Dublin, back in October 2007.
Posted: 13th September 2014
Defending RaboDirect PRO12 champions Leinster began the defense of their title by losing the re-run of last seasons Grand Final against the Glasgow Warriors in Round 1 of the 2014 15 campaign. On Saturday they are back on home soil at the Royal Dublin Society in Dublin, where they face the Scarlets of Wales. If the Welsh side defeats Leinster, it will be the first time that the Irish Province has loss successive matches at the start of a season since 2003-04.
A Scarlets win, would also be the first defeat for the Leinstermen at the RDS for 20 matches. The last team to defeat them at the venue, being fellow Irishmen Ulster in the PRO12 at the end of March in 2013. However, the Scarlets who began their own season with a 32-32 draw at Parc y Scarlets against Ulster have a poor record against Saturday's opponents. Their solitary victory in the last 13 fixtures between the two sides, being In September 2012 in Llanelli. While they have to go back to October 2007 in the record books to find their only success at the RDS. The Welsh Region's only loss in their last six PRO12 games came against fellow Welshmen the Cardiff Blues on "Judgment Day" in April.
Posted: 30th November 2013
Since losing in their inter-provincial match against Munster at Thomond Park on the first weekend in October, Leinster has gone on a run that has seen them win five successive matches in all competitions. They take on the Scarlets from Wales at the RDS on Saturday, defending not only their five game winning run, but also a record that shows just one loss at their Dublin home, in any competition, since the 2012 RaboDirect PRO12 final. That loss was a narrow 18-22 to the men from the North of Ireland, Ulster, towards the end of last season on 30th March.
The Dublin based Irishmen have not known defeat by a Welsh region since their visit to the Liberty Stadium to play the Ospreys in November 2012. Scarlets themselves, have only lost one of their last five PRO12 matches, a narrow 12-17 at home against Glasgow Warriors in round 5, and they have just a single defeat on the road in this season's PRO12 tournament, a 16-23 defeat at the hands of their fellow Welsh province, Newport Gwent Dragons. The Scarlets only victory over Leinster in the last 12 clashes in all tournaments since September 2009 was a 45-20 win at the Parc y Scarlets in the PRO12, in September 2012. They have to go back to 2007, to find their one and only ever victory at the RDS, the first game that they ever played there, on 5 October.
Posted: 23rd February 2013
The RaboDirect Pro12 competition continues when Leinster and the Scarlets play in Dublin at 19:45 local time and GMT. Leinster takes the number three spot in the standings right now. They have won eleven games out of the fifteen that they have played this season and have had no draws. That gives them a total of 49 points with the Glasgow team right above them in the number two spot with 56 points. They have 12 wins out of sixteen games. As for the number one spot it is held by the Ulster team with 59 points.
The Scarlets come in at the little lower on the table. They have the number five spot right now with fifteen games played so far this season and ten of them ending up as a win for the Scarlets. They have 46 points.
Posted: 17th February 2012
On Friday, February 17th the RaboDirect PRO12 competition continues with a match between Leinster and the Scarlets in Dublin. It happens at 19:35 local time, also 19:35 GMT. Right now Leinster is at the top of the RaboDirect PRO12 table. They have 12 wins out of fourteen games played and just two losses. That gives them a huge lead with 53 points so far. The Scarlets come in a little lower at the seventh spot on the table. They have also played fourteen games, but have just seven wins and one draw, losing six games for 34 points.
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