RUGBY UNION: RaboDirect Pro12 Final 2013 – Ulster v Leinster – Live on BBC Two Wales & NI

May 20, 2013

After 22 rounds and two play-off games, the 2012/13 RaboDirect Pro12 season wraps up with the final at the RDS appropriately between respective first and second seeds and provincial rivals – Ulster and Leinster.

The all-Irish affair will be Ulster’s only chance of securing silverware this season while Leinster will be keen to claim the trophy for coach Joe Schmidt in his last game in charge.

BBC Wales, BBC Northern Ireland and BBC Alba will all have live coverage of the final on Saturday, May 25.

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RUGBY UNION: Sky Sports to show RaboDirect Pro12 games from 2014/15 season

May 2, 2013

Sky Sports has signed a four-year deal to broadcast matches from the RaboDirect Pro12 for the first time, beginning in the 2014/15 season.

Featuring the top club sides from Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Italy, including Europe’s current number one ranked side Leinster, defending champions Ospreys and current leaders Ulster, the new non-exclusive deal will reportedly signal a boost of around 50% on existing Pro12 TV rights revenues.

Regional Pro12 broadcasters such as BBC Wales, BBC NI, BBC Alba and S4C are expected to continue screening live matches alongside Sky’s UK-wide coverage from 2014/15, ensuring the continuation of free-to-air coverage for viewers in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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