NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will host Cardiff Blues at Rodney Parade on New Year’s Day after travelling to the capital on Boxing Day.

The region have been given dates for 11 of the first 13 rounds of the Guinness Pro12 and they will start against Connacht in Galway on Saturday, September 6.

That is the only game that will not be televised with the Dragons making their Sky Sports debut against Glasgow in the afternoon of Saturday, September 20.

Their first home game is against the Ospreys on September 12 – their only home Friday fixture.

A date for the Dragons’ encounter with Ulster in Belfast – which clashes with their LV= Cup opener against Exeter – is yet to be confirmed and the same applies for their home fixture with Munster in November.

Dragons’ Guinness Pro12 fixtures

  • Saturday, September 6 – Connacht (away), 5pm
  • Friday, September 12 – Ospreys (home), 7.35pm, BBC
  • Saturday, September 20 – Glasgow (home), 2.40pm, Sky
  • Sunday, September 28 – Treviso (home), 4pm, S4C
  • Sunday, October 5 – Scarlets (away), 4pm, S4C
  • Saturday, October 11 – Edinburgh (away), 2.40pm, Sky
  • October 31, November 1/2 – Ulster (away), TBC
  • November 21/22/23 – Munster (home), TBC
  • Sunday, November 30 – Glasgow (away), 4pm, BBC Alba
  • Sunday, December 21 – Zebre (home), 4pm, S4C
  • Friday, December 26 – Cardiff Blues (away), 2.05pm, BBC
  • Thursday, January 1 – Cardiff Blues (home), 2.05pm, BBC
  • Sunday, January 11 – Ospreys (away), 4pm, S4C