ERC (European Rugby Cup Limited) have confirmed the televised fixtures and kick-off times for the fourth round of pool matches in the 2005/06 Heineken Cup.
December 17 will be a "super Saturday" for the Irish provinces as all three are in action. In Pool One, Munster's Thomond Park clash with the Newport-Gwent Dragons will kick-off at 5.15pm and be broadcast live by RTE and Sky Sports.
Both Ulster and Leinster are away on the weekend before Christmas - Mark McCall's Ulster side travel to meet current Pool Four toppers Saracens in London (1.00pm), while Leinster, currently second in Pool Five, finish off their back-to-back run against Bourgoin by visiting the Stade Pierre Rajon (3.00pm). Both games will be shown live on Sky Sports.
HEINEKEN CUP ROUND 4 (all kick-offs Irish time)
Friday December 16:
Pool 1 - Sale Sharks v Castres Olympique, Edgeley Park, 8.00pm
Pool 5 - Glasgow Warriors v Bath, Hughenden, 7.30pm
Pool 6 - Toulouse v Edinburgh Gunners, Stade Ernest Wallon, 7.30pm (Sport+/Sky Sports)
Saturday December 17:
Pool 1 - Munster v Newport-Gwent Dragons, Thomond Park, 5.15pm (RTE/Sky Sports/S4C**)
Pool 2 - Cardiff Blues v Calvisano, Cardiff Arms Park, 3.00pm (Sky Sports*/S4C**); Perpignan v Leeds Tykes, Stade Aime Giral, 5.30pm
Pool 3 - Stade Francais v ASM Clermont Auvergne, Stade Jean Bouin, 5.00pm (Sport+, Sky Sports*)
Pool 4 - Saracens v Ulster, Vicarage Road, 1.00pm (Sky Sports); Benetton Treviso v Biarritz Olympique, Stade Comunale di Monigio, 1.00pm (Sky Italia)
Pool 5 - Bourgoin v Leinster, Stade Pierre Rajon, 3.00pm (FR2, Sky Sports)
Sunday December 18:
Pool 3 - The Ospreys v Leicester Tigers, Liberty Stadium, Swansea, 1.00pm (Sky Sports, S4C**)
Pool 6 - London Wasps v Llanelli Scarlets, Causeway Stadium, 3.00pm (Sky Sports/S4C**)
* Delayed transmission