The Riverside Museum in Glasgow was the venue where the 2012/2013 RaboDirect PRO12 was officially launched earlier today
Munster's Rob Penney
and Paul O'Connell
joined Irish colleagues, Eric Elwood, Gavin Duffy (Connacht) Leo Cullen, Mick Dawson (Leinster)
and Ulster's Johann Muller
for the launch that was attended by representatives of all the other Rabo clubs.
The clubs assembled last night for a dinner in the impressive Glasgow Council chambers hosted by Councillor Archie Graham and this morning there was an early 7am call for the players who after breakfast, were whisked to the Riverside Museum for the customary photocall followed by media interview.
Munster open their RaboDirect PRO12 campaign against Michael Bradley's Edinburgh on Friday week and have their final prep game this Friday against London Irish at Musgrave Park (7pm).