Ulster's Pro14 fixture list in full: New Year trips south as schedule confirmed for new season
Ulster have been handed trips to Connacht and Leinster over the New Year period, after hosting Munster four days before Christmas, as the Guinness Pro14 fixtures have been released.
It's the dawning of a new era at Ulster and it will begin with a home game against Scarlets and a reunion with his former club for Simon Easterby on Saturday 1 September. The Ireland forwards coach is assisting with the Ulster set-up until new Head Coach Dan McFarland arrives. He was Scarlets head coach between 2012 and 2014.
Ulster will also face a South African double-header in rounds three and four. They will take on Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth before travelling to Bloemfontein to take on the Cheetahs.
The regular season will conclude at home to Leinster on 26/27/28 April.
All of the fixture dates and kick-off times have been finalised up until round 17 of the 21 round regular Pro14 season.
Ulster's Guinness Pro14 fixture list in full (all times local)
(Home fixtures in bold)
R1: Scarlets, Kingspan Stadium, Saturday 1 September 17:15
R2: Edinburgh, Kingspan Stadium, Friday 7 September 19:35
R3: Southern Kings, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Sunday 16 September 14:15
R4: Toyota Cheetahs, Toyota Stadium, Friday 21 September 19:15
R5: Munster, Thomond Park, Saturday 29 September 19:35
R6: Connacht, Kingspan Stadium, Friday 5 October 19:35
R7: Dragons, Kingspan Stadium, Friday 26 Oct 19:55
R8: Benetton Rugby, Stadio Montigo Saturday 3 Nov 16:00
R9: Scarlets Parc y Scarlets, Friday 23 Nov 19:35
R10: Cardiff Blues, Kingspan Stadium, Saturday 1 Dec 15:00
R11: Munster Rugby, Kingspan Stadium, Friday 21 Dec 19:35
R12: Connacht Rugby, Sportsground, Friday 28 Dec 19:35
R13: Leinster Rugby, RDS Arena, Saturday 5 Jan 17:15
R14: Benetton Rugby, Kingspan Stadium, 25 Jan 19:35
R15: Ospreys, Liberty Stadium, 15/16/17 Feb
R16: Zebre Rugby Club, Kingspan Stadium, Saturday 23 Feb 19:35
R17: Dragons, Rodney Parade, Sunday 3 Mar 15:00
R18: Southern Kings, Kingspan Stadium, 22/23/24 Mar
R19: Glasgow Warriors, Scotstoun Stadium, 05/06/07 Apr
R20: Edinburgh Rugby, Murrayfield, 12/13/14 Apr
R21: Leinster Rugby, Kingspan Stadium, 26/27/28 Apr
Pro 14 final stages
Play-offs: Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th May 2019
Semi-finals: Friday 17th - Sunday 19th May 2019
Final: 25th May 2019
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