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.
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.