Live RaboDirect Pro 12 updates

Updated: September 1, 2012

Edinburgh 18-23 Munster

Full time. Munster start their season in perfect fashion with a gusty 23-18 win against Edinburgh

Edinburgh close the gap with a try seven minutes from time as Tim Visser completes his hat-trick. The conversion is missed however. 23-18 Munster

Keatley extends Munster’s lead with another penalty. 23-13 Munster

Munster retake the lead with a great try from Luke O’Dea. Munster lead by seven

Greg Laidlaw ties the game up with a penalty. 13-13 a piece

Munster take an early lead in the second half. They lead 13-10

Munster tie the game up with a try from Ian Keatley. Game is tied at 10-10

Edinburgh get their second try of the game after some poor play from Munster. The home side lead 10-3

Ian Keatley brings Munster to within 2 points. 5-3 Edinburgh

The home side get the opening score of the game after 14 mins from Tim Visser

Scarlets 45-20 Leinster

Full time and Leinster open their season with a disappointing defeat. Final score 45-20
Madigan gets a late try for Leinster to bring some balance to the scoreboard. 45-20 Scarlets

Scarlets have ripped opened Leinster again and it is another try for the home side. Conversion extends the lead to 45-13

Priestland makes amends for his previous miss and kicks the conversion to make it 38-13.

The Scarlets get another try, this time through George North. They lead 36-13

Try to the Scarlets gives them some breathing room. Priestland misses the conversion but the lead remains 31-13.

Scarlets respond immediately. Great play leads to a possible TRY. Gone to the TMO.

Leinster get their first try of the game thanks to Devin Toner. Madigan knocks over the extras. 26-13 Scarlets

Rhys Priestland enters the game for the home side and come on for try scorer Aled Thomas

Darren Hudson has come on for Fionn Carr for Leinster

Jack McGrath comes on for Jamie Hagan for Leinster. Score remains 26-6 with 54 minutes gone

Conversion makes it 26-6.

The home side have scored another try from Liam Williams. 24-6 Scarlets

Second half is underway and the home side have struck again with another try. The conversion is missed but the home side lead 19-6

Half time at the Parc y Scarlets and the home side lead 14-6.

Madigan makes it 14-6. Three minutes to half time. Leinster need half time to regroup and reorganise

Huge scrum for Leinster there. Ball back now in the Scarlets half

The home side continue to dominate the game. Leinster need to improve a good bit if they want to get back into the game

Scarlets continuing to look dangerous every time they have the ball and Leinster struggling to get a foothold in this game

Conversion is added to make it 14-3 to Scarlets

Full back Liam Williams goes over for the Scarlets. Well deserved try.

Possession switching between the two teams here. No side holding onto the ball. At the moment line out to Leinster but possession is lost

Shane Jennings makes a try saving tackle for Leinster. The Heineken Cup champions are on the ropes

Off side against Leinster and Scarlets kick to the corner. Scarlets now probing and looking for gaps in the Leinster line

Leinster look for an immediate response with a line out inside their half and from it look to get a rolling maul going. But it doesn’t work out and possession is lost and the Welsh side attach down their left before switching attach to their right flank

Aled Thomas adds the conversion to make it 7-3 in favour of the home side

Scott Williams goes over line for the home side. Scarlets 5-3 Leinster

15: Isa Nacewa 14: Andrew Conway 13: Brendan Macken 12: Noel Reid 11: Fionn Carr 10: Ian Madigan 9: Isaac Bossick 1: van der Merwe, 2: Strauss 3: Hagan 4: Browne 5:Toner 6: Ryan 7: Jennings CAPTAIN 8: Auva’a

Ian Madigan gives Leinster an early lead. Leinster 3-0 Scarlets

Connacht v Cardiff Blues

Full time score: Connacht 13 9 Cardiff Blues
RaboDirect PRO12 Man of the Match – number 5 for Cardiff James Down.
Third score for Connacht in the second half.. Penalty taken by Nikora makes it Connacht 9 – 13 Cardiff Blues 67 mins
Miah Nikora penalty makes it Connacht 6 – 13 Cardiff Blues 65 mins
Scoreline remains Connacht 3 – 13 Cardiff Blues 62 mins
Dave Gannon on for Mike McCarthy for Connacht. 53 mins
Connacht get their first points of the game with a penalty. 13-3 Cardiff Blues 45 mins
The second half is just about to get underway. 13-0 Cardiff
Miah Nikora misses a penalty just before half time.
HT: Connacht 0 – 13 Cardiff Blues
Another score for Cardiff with a try from Lewis Jones and a conversion by Sweeney. 13-0 Cardiff
Cardiff knock over another penalty. 6-0 Cardiff 24 mins
Ceri Sweeney gives Cardiff Blues the lead. Cardiff 3-0 Connacht 19 mins

Connacht XV

15. Gavin Duffy (Captain)
14. Tiernan O’Halloran
13. Eoin Griffin
12. Mata Fifita
11. Fetu’u Vainikolo
10. Miah Nikora
9. Kieran Marmion
1. Denis Buckley
2. Ethienne Reynecke
3. Ronan Loughney
4. Michael Swift
5. Mike McCarthy
6. John Muldoon
7. Johnny O’Connor
8. George Naoupu

Replacements (from):
16. Adrian Flavin
17. Rodney Ah You
18. Finlay Bealham
19. Dave Gannon
20. Willie Faloon
21. David Moore
22. Matthew Jarvis
23. Robbie Hensha

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