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Opening Fixture Details For Magners League

Opening Fixture Details For Magners League

After discussion with their broadcast partners, BBC Wales, S4C and Setanta Sports, Celtic Rugby have released 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.

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.

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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.

In Ireland, Magners League matches will be broadcast live on Setanta Ireland and Setanta Sports 1.

Setanta Ireland is available on Sky (423) and UPC (105 / 401). Setanta Sports 1 is available on Sky (424) and UPC (406) in Ireland.

Meanwhile, Magners League champions Munster have also confirmed the venues for their home matches this season.

Their league campaign will again be split between their 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.

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