Following discussion with their Broadcast Partners and the participating teams, the RaboDirect PRO12 is now in a position to confirm rounds 13-19 inclusive of the 2013/14 fixture list.

Connacht’s rounds 13, 14 and 16 will not be televised and their kick off dates and times will be confirmed next week.

Following on from the New Year fixture at home to Leinster in the RaboDirect PRO12 on Saturday, January 4th,  Connacht Rugby will travel to play Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun Stadium in early February (6th, 7th, 8th Feb – date to be confirmed).

Connacht’s away games against Zebre, Newport Gwent Dragons and Scarlets will all be played on a Sunday and the game at Parc y Scarlets is set to be broadcast live by RTE.

The interprovincial game between Connacht and Ulster has been set for Friday, April 11th and will be played under lights at the newly redeveloped Ravenhill, kick off 19:05, live on BBC Northern Ireland.

Of the 46 matches included in the seven rounds, 34 have been selected for live transmission, including the Irish interprovincial game between Leinster and Munster at the Aviva Stadium on 29th March.

It can now also  be confirmed that the final round of games will all kick-off simultaneously, at 6.30pm Ireland & UK time (7.30pm Italy) on Saturday 10thMay, although the broadcast schedule will  not be announced until nearer to the date.

The popularity of the RaboDirectPRO12 continues to grow, reflected in the increased figures  in TV audiences where there is a 6 per cent increase in viewing figures. and an average viewership of 355 000 per weekend across the UK and Ireland.

Across digital platforms, the increased popularity is also evident. The official RaboDirect PRO12 YouTube channel has seen a surge in views from 668, 500 to just under 1.7 million in the last 6 months.  The channel features near live highlights and will feature all of the upcoming games.  You can subscribe to the channel by visiting www.youtube.com/rabodirectpro12

All fixtures and venues are subject to change

7/8/9 Feb Glasgow Warriors v Connacht 17:00 Scotstoun
14/15/16 Feb Connacht v Edinburgh TBC The Sportsground
Sun 23rd Feb Zebre v Connacht 17:30 Stadio XXV Aprille Mediaset
28 Feb/1/2 March Connacht v Benetton Treviso TBC The Sportsground
Sat 23rd March Dragons v Connacht 17:05 Rodney Parade BBC Wales
Sun 30th March Scarlets v Connacht 14:30 Parc y Scarlets BBC Wales/ RTE
Fri 11th April Ulster v Connacht 19:05 Ravenhill BBC NI

 

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