Guinness PRO12 reveal fixtures for 2016/17 season

Edinburgh Rugby’s fixture schedule for the 2016/17 season was today confirmed by PRO12, with the capital outfit kicking-off their league campaign away to Welsh outfit, Cardiff, on Saturday 3 September. 

Munster will be the first side to face Edinburgh Rugby at Myreside on Saturday 7 January

The club’s first home game of the season will be the following Friday (9 September) against Scarlets, with Munster being welcomed as Edinburgh’s first visitors to Myreside on Saturday 7 January.

A new addition to the league this year is the introduction of PRO12’s ‘Big Weekends’ which will see inter-country derbies take place across six weekends in this season.

Next season the Crabbie's 1872 Scottish Cup fixtures have been separated, with the creation of the six Big Weekends.

Edinburgh will host Glasgow Warriors at BT Murrayfield on Monday 26 December (kick-off 16.05) live on BBC ALBA, with the return leg at Scotstoun on the final weekend of the regular season on the weekend of 5/6/7 May to see who lifts the 1872 Scottish Cup.

The two Scottish club sides will face Italian opposition, Zebre and Treviso, in the remaining four Big Weekends.

On the weekends in which Scottish pro-teams face Italian opposition, club teams from the respective countries, including Edinburgh-based BT Premiership and BT Cup winners Heriot’s, will also face-off in a home and away leg.

Here is Edinburgh Rugby’s full fixture list for the 2016/17 season

Where to watch…

In the opening 13 rounds of the season, only two of Edinburgh’s games (both v Zebre on Friday 28 October & Saturday 31 Decemeber) are yet to be allocated a broadcaster. 

BBC Alba will show six of the black and reds’ games including the Crabbie’s 1872 Scottish Cup clash with Glasgow in December.

Edinburgh’s away match to Munster on Saturday 24 September will be broadcast on Sky Sports, with the return leg at Myreside on Saturday 7 January also being shown on Sky. 

Edinburgh’s away match to Dragons on Sunday 27 November – the first of a Welsh double-header – will be shown on S4C, with the following week’s tie against Ospreys being broadcast by BBC Wales.

 Edinburgh's away game to Connacht on Friday 30 September will be shown on TG4, which is not available in the UK. 

Full broadcast details can be viewed on Edinburgh Rugby’s fixtures & results page