Magners League Fixtures Confirmed

After discussion with their broadcast partners, BBC Wales, S4C and Setanta Sports, Celtic Rugby can now release the confirmed dates and kick-off times for Magners League matches up until the New Year.

With 43 out of 50 fixtures in the first ten rounds of Magners League games televised live, there will be unparalleled coverage of the 2009/10 tournament.

The Ospreys kick-off the season with a trip to Connacht on Friday 4th September, which is not televised, before entertaining Ulster at the Liberty Stadium the following weekend (Saturday 12th), at the new kick-off time of 6.30pm.

BBC Wales Scrum V programme returns to its regular Friday evening slot with their opening match at Cardiff Blues" new home ground, Cardiff City Stadium, where Edinburgh are the visitors.

Welsh language channel S4C is the place to find Magners League Rugby on Saturday evenings with their opening broadcast featuring the European Champions, Leinster, as they take on the Scarlets at Parc y Scarlets.

And Irish broadcaster Setanta Sports will feature action from Ireland and/or Scotland each weekend, spread over Friday/Saturday/Sunday timeslots.

Magners League champions, Munster, have also confirmed the venues for their home matches this season - their campaign will again be split between two grounds with Musgrave Park hosting three matches - Newport Gwent Dragons, Scarlets and Edinburgh - and Thomond Park Stadium staging the remaining fixtures.

With a minimum of four out of five Magners League games broadcast live every weekend, fans will have a great opportunity to follow their favourite team, home or away.

BBC TWO Wales is available in Wales on Freeview channel 2, digital satellite (Sky and Freesat) 102, and Virgin 102. Outside Wales BBC TWO Wales is available on digital satellite on channel 991.

S4C is available in Wales on Sky 104, Freeview 4, Virgin 167, Freesat 104 and on Sky 134 and Freesat 120 in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

In Ireland Magners League matches will be broadcast live on Setanta Ireland. Setanta Ireland is available on Sky (423) and UPC (105 / 401).

More information of  how Magners League matches will be broadcast in Scotland will be announced in due course.

Please find attached an Ospreys Fixture List that lists confirmed fixtures (including Welsh Internationals) for the upcoming season to date.