Scarlets game confirmed for Good Friday

The Ospreys have received confirmation of the dates for next month's Magners League fixtures against the Scarlets and Leinster.

The eagerly awaited derby fixture against the Scarlets will take place on Good Friday, 2nd April, with a 7.05pm kick-off, while the Ospreys will visit Dublin to face Leinster two weeks later on Friday 16th April, once again kicking off at 7.05pm.

The announcement comes as Celtic Rugby confirmed the dates and kick-off times for Rounds 15 and 16 of the Magners League in April.

Speaking of the scheduling, Director of Celtic Rugby David Jordan said “as we draw towards the culmination of the league stage of the 2009/10 Tournament, the introduction of the Play-Offs mean that there will be more meaningful games than ever before and each team will want to field their strongest possible side to challenge for a place in the top four.

“We are also mindful of giving our teams the best opportunity to progress in other tournaments, and as such consider the fixtures we have agreed as the best solution for all concerned.”

Friday 2 April
Connacht v Edinburgh
Munster v Leinster (Thomond Park Stadium, 20:05)
Ospreys v Scarlets (Liberty Stadium, 19:05)
Saturday 3 April
Ulster v Cardiff Blues (Ravenhill, 19:30)
To be confirmed
Glasgow Warriors v Newport Gwent Dragons (Firhill Arena).

Friday 16 April
Glasgow Warriors v Ulster (Firhill Arena, 19:05)
Leinster v Ospreys  (RDS 19:05)
Saturday 17 April
Scarlets v Cardiff Blues (Parc y Scarlets, 18:30)
Sunday 18 April
Connacht v Munster (Sportsground , 17:05)
Newport Gwent Dragons v Edinburgh (Rodney Parade, 17:05)

Tickets for the Scarlets game will go on sale on Tuesday morning at the Liberty Stadium Ticket Office, and they will also be available to purchase online or via the Ticket Hotline on 08700 400 004