The second round of the RaboDirect Pro12 competition is scheduled for this weekend. Four of the games will be played on Friday night with the remaining two games taking place on Saturday.
Former Welsh star winger Shane Williams had previously announced his retirement from rugby. It was widely expected that his recent game for The Barbarians against would be his last.
Welsh regional team the Ospreys won the final of the RaboDirect Pro12 2011/2012 season, played at RDS Dublin. The match was a highly charged tense affair and the Ospreys hung on defiantly in the end to win by a mere point, after hero Shane Williams, playing in his last game for them, scored two excellent tries.
It seems at the moment as if we are reaching saturation point with the amount of knockout rugby that we have had of late on these shores. This coming weekend is no exception as we look forward to the finals of the Aviva Premiership and RaboDirect Pro 12 as well as the Barbarians game against England.