Edinburgh Rugby will have a rare Saturday afternoon home appearance in the Guinness Pro 12 when they tackle Newport Gwent Dragons at BT Murrayfield on October 11 (kick off 2.40PM) for the Sky Sports cameras.
A schedule announced today also shows that Edinburgh will visit Glasgow on the afternoon of December 27 again for new host broadcaster Sky Sports but the return fixture goes ahead on the evening of January 2.
The opening fixture, away to Munster on Friday September 5, will be covered only by Irish language channel TG4, but thereafter Edinburgh will be more in focus.
Other than the Newport fixture, all Edinburgh home games up until the turn of the year will be shown on BBC ALBA and, in a rare departure from Friday evenings, coach Alan Solomons’ team must travel to Ospreys on Sunday, September 21, as well as host Cardiff on Sunday, November 23 at the end of the Autumn Test series.
Initial Pro 12 schedule
Fri, Sep 5 (7.35pm) Munster v Edinburgh Rugby (TG4)
Fri, Sep 12 (7.35pm) Edinburgh Rugby v Connacht (BBC ALBA)
Sun, Sep 21 (4.00pm) Ospreys v Edinburgh Rugby (S4C)
Fri, Sep 26 (7.35pm) Edinburgh Rugby v Scarlets (BBC ALBA)
Fri, Oct 3 (7.35pm) Ulster v Edinburgh Rugby (To be arranged)
Sat, Oct 11 (2.40pm) Edinburgh Rugby v Newport Gwent Dragons (Sky Sports)
Fri, Oct 31 (7.35pm) Leinster v Edinburgh Rugby ( TG4)
Sun, Nov 23 (4.00pm) Edinburgh Rugby v Cardiff Blues (BBC ALBA)
Sat, Nov 29 (4.00pm) Zebre v Edinburgh Rugby
Fri, Dec 19 (7.35pm) Edinburgh Rugby v Benetton Treviso (BBC ALBA)
Sat, Dec 27 (2.40pm) Glasgow Warriors v Edinburgh Rugby (Sky Sports)
Fri, Jan 2 (7.35pm) Edinburgh Rugby v Glasgow Warriors (BBC ALBA)