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United Rugby Championship confirm New Year schedule

First Team News | 20th December 2021

Scheduling for the United Rugby Championship up to R17 has been completed with adjustments made to cater for postponed and rescheduled fixtures.

To avoid further rescheduling in the immediate calendar, the R10 fixtures involving South African teams due to take place in Ireland and Italy have been rescheduled to the final weekend of February.

The postponed fixtures from R6 and R7 that were due to take place in South Africa will now be moved to the weekends of March 11/12 and March 18/19. More details about these fixtures will be confirmed after further discussions with key stakeholders involved are completed.

A number of South African derbies have also been adjusted to accommodate the revised schedule. The URC is fully committed to playing all games as scheduled but will ensure that the welfare of teams and players comes first.

The league is greatly encouraged by the decision of the UK government to ease travel restrictions with respect to South Africa and will continue to comply with directions set out by the health authorities and government departments in our various jurisdictions. 

The URC Medical Advisory Group will continue to provide regular guidance and updates to our Clubs regarding best practice and health and safety measures in relation to Covid-19 protocols.

The dates and kick-off times for R18 will be confirmed next month after consultation with our broadcast partners who have been of a great assistance during this process.

Schedule from R10 to R17

R10 – Saturday, January 8

Edinburgh v Cardiff | 15:00 UK / 16:00 ITA / 17:00 SA | BBC Wales, Premier Sports

Saturday, January 29

Cardiff v Leinster | 19.35 UK / 20.35 ITA / 21.35 SA | S4C, TG4, Premier Sports

R12 – Friday, February 18

Cardiff v Zebre Parma | 19.35 UK / 20.35 ITA / 21.35 SA | BBC Wales, Mediaset, Premier Sports

R13 – Friday, March 4

Ulster v Cardiff | 19.35 UK / 20.35 ITA / 21.35 SA | BBC NI, BBC Wales, RTÉ 2, Premier Sports

R6 (Rescheduled) - Weekend of March 11/12/13

Emirates Lions v Cardiff | TBC | Super Sport, S4C, Premier Sports

R7 (Rescheduled) – Weekend of March 18/19/20

DHL Stormers v Cardiff | TBC | Super Sport, S4C, Premier Sports

Saturday, March 26

Cardiff v Glasgow Warriors | 17.15 UK / 18.15 ITA / 19.15 SA | Premier Sports

Saturday, April 2

Scarlets v Cardiff | 19.35 UK / 20.35 ITA & SA | Premier Sports

Saturday, April 23

Cardiff v Ospreys | 17.15 UK / 18.15 ITA & SA | S4C, Premier Sports

R17 – Friday, April 29

Munster v Cardiff | 19.35 UK / 20.35 ITA & SA | TG4, BBC Wales, Premier Sports

R18 – Weekend of May 20/21/22 (To Be Confirmed in January 2022)

Benetton v Cardiff | TBC