After discussions between Celtic Rugby and their Broadcast partners, BBC Wales, S4C and Setanta Sports, the final round of fixtures in the league stage of the 2009/10 Magners League campaign can now be confirmed.
The inclusion of a clause in this season's Tournament Rules requiring any games that have an impact on qualification for the Play-Offs to kick-off the same day and time means that two of the games, Cardiff Blues v Munster and Leinster v Edinburgh, will be played simultaneously.
Three teams have already qualified for the inaugural Magners League Play-Offs, Leinster, Ospreys and Glasgow Warriors, whilst three further teams, Munster, Cardiff Blues and Edinburgh are vying the fourth and final qualifying spot.
The full Round 18 fixtures are as follows:
TBC Ospreys v Newport Gwent Dragons at Liberty Stadium
Friday 7 May
7.05pm Scarlets v Glasgow Warriors at Parc y Scarlets
7.30 pm Ulster v Connacht at Ravenhill, live on Setanta Ireland
Sunday 9 May
6.15pm Cardiff Blues v Munster at Cardiff City Stadium, live on S4C and Setanta 1
6.15pm Leinster v Edinburgh at RDS Dublin, live on Setanta Ireland
Magners League Play-Off semi finals will take place the weekend of 14/15/16 May
The Magners League Grand Final is on Saturday 29 May, kick-off 6.30pm.
All fixtures and venues subject to change.
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton say their first prioirty on Sunday in the opening game of the World Cup is to win against Uruguay and not get overly concerned with points difference.
With only days to go until the biggest rugby competition in the world begins, rugby fans visiting Cardiff this autumn will be able to enjoy a special display at National Museum Cardiff as part of the celebrations surrounding the Rugby World Cup.