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Guinness PRO14 have confirmed kick off times for February / March 2018 fixtures involving the Welsh pro teams plus announced all games taking place in South Africa up to Round 20.

In total over 30 fixtures have been confirmed with the majority scheduled for live TV broadcast, figures which illustrate the excitement that the expansion of the Championship has generated.

The arrival of the Toyota Cheetahs and the Southern Kings from South Africa and the introduction of the Conference system has led to greater attendances, an increase in television and digital viewership and heightened competition around the Guinness PRO14.

This season the updated fixtures for Rounds 14 to 17 have been finalised earlier than before and David Jordan, Tournament Director for PRO14 Rugby, highlighted the efforts of all involved.

“Arranging fixtures across five countries while also taking into account clubs’ kick-off preferences and stadium availability is always a challenging one,” Jordan said. “We have eight broadcast partners who work very hard with us when it comes to fixture selections and to create so much certainty right up to Round 17 and beyond is very satisfying.

Naturally, now that we have two South African teams in the Championship there are some new factors for us to consider, such as long-haul travel, but the diversity of the Guinness PRO14 is what gives it such a unique appeal. All in all, we have produced these fixtures earlier than we have in the past and I’d like to thank our broadcasters and clubs for getting such a good result.”

Fans in the UK and Ireland can catch Sky Sports live broadcasts by tuning into the Guinness PRO14’s regular home on Sky Sports Action on channel 407 (Virgin customers see channel 507).

Friday February 9th

HOME: Dragons v Glasgow Warriors, Rodney Parade, 7.35pm (Broadcast by BBC Wales)

Saturday February 10th Connacht v Ospreys, 3pm, 7.35pm

HOME: Cardiff Blues v Toyota Cheetahs, Cardiff Arms Park, 7.35pm (Broadcast by S4C)

Sunday February 11th

Benetton Rugby v Scarlets, 2.05pm (Broadcast by Eurosport Italia, Sky Sports, 1.05pm UK)

Saturday February 17th

Leinster v Scarlets, 3.15pm (Broadcast by Sky Sports)

HOME: Cardiff Blues v Munster, 5.30pm (Broadcast by Sky Sports, S4C)

Sunday February 18th

HOME: Dragons v Benetton Rugby, 3.30 (Broadcast by S4C)

HOME: Ospreys v Southern Kings (tbc due to football fixture)

Friday February 23rd 

HOME: Dragons v Edinburgh, TBC (non-televised) KO TBC

Saturday February 24th

HOME: Scarlets v Ulster 7.35pm (Broadcast by S4C, BBC NI)

HOME: Ospreys v Toyota Cheetahs, 5.30pm UK/7.30pm SA

Sunday February 25th

Zebre v Cardiff Blues, 2pm local, 1pm UK (Broadcast by Eurosport Italia)

Friday March 2nd

HOME: Cardiff Blues v Benetton Rugby, 7.35pm (Broadcast by BBC Wales)

Southern Kings v Dragons, 7.35pm SA / 5.35pm UK (Broadcast by SuperSport)

Saturday March 3rd 

HOME: Scarlets v Leinster, 3.15pm (Broadcast by Sky Sports)

Zebre v Ospreys, 6.30pm (Broadcast by Eurosport Italia, S4C, 5.30pm UK)

Saturday April 7th

Toyota Cheetahs v Cardiff Blues, 3pm (Broadcast by SuperSport, 2pm UK/IRE)

Saturday April 14th

Southern Kings v Cardiff Blues, 7.35pm (Broadcast by SuperSport, 6.35pm UK/IRE)