PRO12 semi-final dates and venues confirmed

Leinster are the only team currently guaranteed a home match

PRO12 semi-final dates and venues confirmed

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PRO12 organisers have confirmed that the PRO12 Semi-Finals on May 19th and 20th.

Leinster Rugby are the only team to guarantee a home Semi-Final with two rounds left of the regular season. Whether they finish first or second in the league, their fixture will take place in The RDS Arena on Friday, May 19th. Kick-off is at 7.45pm.

The second Semi-Final will be hosted by either Munster or Scarlets in Thomond Park or Parc y Scarlets on Saturday, May 20th. That game will kick-off at 6.15pm. 

Munster could be confirm their spot as the second home semi-finalist this weekend, if they defeat Treviso on Sunday evening, or if the Welsh side lose to Connacht.

If Leinster and Munster were to have home advantage, it would be the third time in five seasons Irish teams hosted both semi-finals. Last season, Leinster and Connacht won their respective semi-final games, while in 2013, Ulster and Leinster both won to produce an all-Irish final in The RDS.

Once the 22 rounds have been completed, first place will play fourth, with second facing third for a spot in the Final.  The PRO12 Final takes place in the Aviva Stadium, the following weekend on May 27th.