Glasgow Warriors took their opportunity and turned one of their games in hand into points last weekend, overcoming Benetton Treviso in their rearranged fixture and climbing back into the Play-Off Zone in the process.
The Scotsmen feature in what must be the pick of the round this weekend when they travel to Thomond Park on Saturday to take on second placed Munster, and with a further game still in hand it is not inconceivable that Warriors could take the home semi-final spot off their opponents before the end of the season. This is a must win game for both teams.
Table toppers Leinster are in action on Friday night against Ospreys, the team Glasgow displaced from the top four. With only four rounds of the regular season left Ospreys will know that every point counts in their bid to reach the Play-Offs whilst Leinster will be aiming to secure that vital home semi-final advantage.
The remaining top four team, Ulster, are also in action on Friday night welcoming fellow Irish province Connacht to Ravenhill. Ulster too will have their eye on the much sought after home semi-final spot, but must also be wary as any slip up could let Glasgow Warriors climb above them in the table.
There is no easy game between now and the end of the season, and with Munster the sole RaboDirect PRO12 representatives remaining in the European Cup, all eyes will be on the prize of the of the glittering RaboDirect PRO12 trophy.