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Pro12: No Sunday games for Welsh regions in 2016-17

July 13,2016 14:09

Pro12 games in the 2016-17 season will not be played on Sundays, except for New Year's Day games in Wales. It is a departure from 2015-16, when some games were televised live on Welsh language channel S4C. Ospreys host Zebre in Scrum V Live's ...and more »


Gethin Jenkins, Ben John, Nic Cudd and David Bulbring will be in action for their respective regions in 2016-17Guinness Pro12 Dates: September, 2016-May, 2017 Coverage: Live games on BBC Two Wales, S4C, BBC NI, BBC Alba, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru & BBC Sport website and BBC Sport appPro12 games in the 2016-17 season will not be played on Sundays, except for New Year's Day games in Wales.It is a departure from 2015-16, when some games were televised live on Welsh language channel S4C.Ospreys host Zebre in Scrum V Live's opening game of the season on Friday, 2 September while Dragons are at Ulster on BBC Northern Ireland.Scarlets host Munster the following day with Cardiff Blues welcoming Edinburgh on Y Clwb Rygbi on S4C.Pro12 opening-round gamesFriday, 2 Sept: Ospreys v Zebre, 19:35 BST, BBC Two Wales & onlineFriday, 2 Sept: Ulster v Newport Gwent Dragons, 19:35 BST, BBC NI & onlineFriday, 2 Sept: Leinster v Treviso, 19:35 BSTSaturday, 3 Sept: Scarlets v Munster, 15:00 BSTSaturday, 3 Sept: Cardiff Blues v Edinburgh, 19:35 BST, BBC Alba & onlineSaturday, 3 Sept: Connacht v Glasgow, 17:15 BSTWelsh regional fans must wait until the last weekend of October to see the first derbies of the campaign.Cardiff Blues host Scarlets on Friday, 28 October in front of the Scrum V cameras.The following day Dragons travel to Liberty Stadium to take on Ospreys.Dragons visit Cardiff Blues on Boxing Day - Monday, 26 December - while Ospreys welcome Scarlets a day later.On New Year's Day Scarlets are at home against Blues with Ospreys heading to Rodney Parade.More from BBC Wales SportDonaldson seeks improved fortunesGlamorgan back in Newport after 26 yearsThe New Saints 0-0 Apoel NicosiaJudgement Day, in which the four Welsh teams play at Principality Stadium in Cardiff is on Saturday, 15 April when Blues meet Ospreys and Dragons face Scarlets.The regular season will culminate on Saturday, 6 May with all six games kicking off at 17:15 BST.Play-off semi-finals take place on the weekend of 19-21 May with the final scheduled for the following weekend.Scarlets finished fifth last season, the highest ranking of Wales' teams, to claim a place in the European Champions Cup.Blues were seventh, Ospreys eighth and Dragons 10th in 2015-16 and they will all play in the second-tier European Challenge Cup in the coming term.

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