The 2017 Guinness Pro12 final will take place at Aviva Stadium in Dublin
The competition’s sponsor also set to extend its association with the league until 2020
The 2016-17 season gets under way on Friday 2 September
The Aviva Stadium in Dublin will stage next May’s Pro12 final with the announcement made during the launch of the 2016/2017 season on Tuesday.
Connacht are defending champions after their 20-10 win over Irish derby rivals Leinster in the Murrayfield decider.
Speaking at the launch of this season’s competition at the Aviva Stadium this morning, Pro12 managing director Martin Anayi said: “After the successes of the finals hosted in Belfast and Edinburgh, Aviva Stadium will provide another grand stage that rewards clubs, players and fans from across the championship.
“Since its redevelopment in 2010, Aviva Stadium has fast become an iconic rugby arena and after a thrilling final at BT Murrayfield between Connacht Rugby and Leinster Rugby that set a new attendance record, it seems only right that we should try to raise the bar yet again here in Dublin.”
Meanwhile, statistics gathered by World Rugby have shown that when it came to average ball in time play across the 2015/16 season, the Pro12 scored the highest when compared to all club and international tournaments.
It also had the least amount of penalties conceded among the top leagues in Europe.