DRAGONS supporters will have to choose between club and country after a Guinness PRO14 fixture clash with Wales.

The trip to Parma to face Zebre is on Saturday, February 27 – the same day as Wayne Pivac's side welcome England to Cardiff in the Six Nations.

The PRO14 game kicks off at 5.15pm, half an hour after action gets under way at Principality Stadium and after the conclusion of Italy’s fixture against Ireland in Rome.

With both games behind closed doors, Dragons fans will have to decide whether to switch over from the Six Nations encounter on BBC or settle for the closing stages at the Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi on Premier Sports.

Dean Ryan’s men return to action in the PRO14 with rearranged home fixtures against Connacht on Friday, February 5 and Edinburgh on Friday, February 12 (both kick-offs 7.35pm).

They then finish the season by facing their Conference A rivals in reverse fixtures from the first half of the campaign.

Leinster head to Newport on Friday, February 19 – a Six Nations rest week, the night before County host Forest Green in League Two – and then they have the trip to Zebre.

The date of the round 14 trip to the Ospreys is yet to be confirmed because of Swansea City’s game against Middlesbrough at the Liberty Stadium on March 6, before the Dragons finish on home soil against Ulster and Glasgow.

The Irish province visit on Saturday, March 13 (kick-off 7.35pm) after Wales’ Six Nations trip to Italy.

The Warriors are the final opponents before the planned Rainbow Cup, heading to Rodney Parade on Sunday, March 21 (kick-off 3pm). That is the weekend of the Six Nations ‘Super Saturday’.

The Dragons need a strong finish to the season if they are to repeat their qualification for the Champions Cup.

They returned to Europe’s top tier in 2020/21 because it was expanded to 24 teams due to the coronavirus pandemic.

If qualification returns to previous rules then the Dragons would need to finish third in their Conference to make it to the Champions Cup while a fourth-place finish would mean a play-off against their Conference B counterparts.

Ryan’s squad are currently fifth, a point back on Glasgow with a game in hand and 13 behind the Ospreys, who have played two fixtures more.