QUIZ: Test your Pro12 semi-final knowledge as Leinster and Munster go into knockout mode

Leinster and Munster host the eighth edition of the Pro12 semi-finals this weekend. Have you studied the form book?

EVER SINCE MUNSTER romped to the Celtic League title in 2009, the competition has made sure to have a little extra spice towards the tail end of the season with the top four sides going into tournament semi-finals.

There have been seven seasons since the change in format, so how well do you remember them?

How many Pro12 semi-final hosts have lost and failed to make that year's final?

Tonight will see Scarlets in their second Pro12 semi-final, who did they lose to in their only other knockout appearance?

When was the last time the final four in the Pro12 did not feature Ulster?

Before this year, two teams had appeared in six Pro12 semi-finals. Leinster are one, name the other.
Glasgow Warriors

This weekend, Munster v Ospreys will become the most frequently occurring semi-final pairing as it reaches a 4th installment. Which rivalry had shared the honour before now?
Glasgow v Edinburgh
Leinster v Glasgow

Leinster v Ulster
Ulster v Glasgow
Who scored the only try in Connacht's semi-final victory over Glasgow Warriors last year?
Matt Healy
Niyi Adeolokun

Bundee Aki
Rodney Ah You
Name the player who scored all of Munster's points (all within 20 minutes) in the heavy 2012 loss away to Ospreys?
Ian Keatley
Ronan O'Gara

Johne Murphy
Tomas O'Leary
A year earlier, this player scored two tries against the same team in Thomond Park.
Keith Earls
Niall Ronan

Doug Howlett
Danny Barnes
Which of these players has not scored in a Pro12 semi-final for Leinster?
Dave Kearney
Sean O'Brien

Fergus McFadden
Jamie Heaslip
Finally, can you name this panto villain for Irish provinces down the years?
Brian Alainu'uese
Niko Matawalu

Nemia Kenatale
Leone Nakarawa
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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Semi-final specialist
Like Johnny Sexton, you're not very accustomed to the taste of defeat in semi-finals.
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There or thereabouts
A solid Munster or Glasgow-esque display. You've battled towards the final hurdle, but getting there is never a gimme.
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Are you Ulster in disguise?
You came so far, but there's something about the semi-final stage that just doesn't suit you.
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Have you tried the Challenge Cup?
Hey, let's just write this season off as a transition and hope for better next time around.
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