Dragons handed Galway opener in Guinness Pro12
NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will open their season with a trip to Galway to take on Connacht in the Guinness Pro12.
Lyn Jones’ side then enjoy three home fixtures in the first month of the campaign, welcoming the Ospreys, Glasgow and Treviso to Rodney Parade.
They will once again play Cardiff Blues twice over the festive period – this time heading to BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park first before a New Year return in Newport.
The Dragons finish the campaign against Munster in either Cork or Limerick while the Millennium Stadium double-header will be on April 24, 25 or 26.
The exact dates of the fixtures will be confirmed once Sky Sports and their fellow broadcasters decide on their live games.
- September 5/6/7 – Connacht v Dragons (Sportsground)
- September 12/13/14 – Dragons v Ospreys (Rodney Parade)
- September 19/20/21 – Dragons v Glasgow (Rodney Parade)
- September 26/27/28 – Dragons v Treviso (Rodney Parade)
- October 3/4/5 – Scarlets v Dragons (Parc y Scarlets)
- October 10/11/12 – Edinburgh v Dragons (Murrayfield)
- October 16/17/18/19 – Rugby Challenge Cup round 1
- October 23/24/25/26 – Rugby Challenge Cup round 2
- October 31, November 1/2 – Ulster v Dragons (Kingspan Stadium)
- November 21/22/23 – Dragons v Munster (Rodney Parade)
- November 28/29/30 – Glasgow v Dragons (Scotstoun)
- December 4/5/6/7 – Rugby Challenge Cup round 3
- December 11/12/13/14 – Rugby Challenge Cup round 4
- December 19/20/21 – Dragons v Zebre (Rodney Parade)
- December 26/27/28 – Cardiff Blues v Dragons (BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park)
- January 2/3/4 – Dragons v Cardiff Blues (Rodney Parade)
- January 9/10/11 – Ospreys v Dragons (Liberty Stadium)
- January 15/16/17/18 – Rugby Challenge Cup round 5
- January 22/23/24/25 – Rugby Challenge Cup round 6
- February 13/14/15 – Leinster v Dragons (RDS)
- February 20/21/22 – Dragons v Connacht (Rodney Parade)
- February 27/28, March 1 – Zebre v Dragons (Stadio XXV Aprile)
- March 6/7/8 – Dragons v Ulster (Rodney Parade)
- March 27/28/29 – Treviso v Dragons (Stadio Monigo)
- April 10/11/12 – Dragons v Leinster (Rodney Parade)
- April 24/25/26 – Dragons v Scarlets (Millennium Stadium)
- May 8/9/10 – Dragons v Edinburgh (Rodney Parade)
- May 15/16/17 – Munster v Dragons (Musgrave Park OR Thomond Park)