Glasgow Warriors’ Sean Maitland scored the third fastest try ever in the RaboDirect PRO12, and fastest this season, when he touched down after just 25 seconds in their game against Munster on Friday night. His was the first of six tries the Warriors ran in during their 51-24 victory over the Irish Province, which saw the Scotsmen return to the top of the RaboDirect PRO12 table, with a home Play-Off the eventual goal.
Leinster missed the opportunity to consolidate their own position at the top of the table when, despite immense late pressure from the home side, Ulster came away with the points from the RDS, which put the former leaders back into the second home Play-Off spot and demoted Leinster down to third.
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It was honours evens in the Welsh double header at the Millennium Stadium, with both Scarlets and Ospreys coming away with four match points from their victories over Newport Gwent Dragons and Cardiff Blues respectively, during which Ospreys Dan Biggar kicked his way through the 900 career points mark. The results leave both the Welsh Regions in the same place in the table, Ospreys hanging on to the fourth and final coveted Play-Off spot courtesy of a better points difference than Scarlets.
With just three rounds left when the RaboDirect PRO12 resumes after the European break there is only a maximum of 15 match points left to play for, so the competition for a top four finish will be intense.
Details of the re-arranged match between Benetton Treviso and Connacht, which was called off on Saturday due to a waterlogged pitch, will be announced as soon as they are known.