THE Dragons are poised to finish their United Rugby Championship season against the Scarlets at Principality Stadium.

The dates, times and venues have been confirmed for fixtures in the coming campaign but the ground is still listed as 'TBC' by the Dragons for the derby finale on Saturday, April 22, when the Ospreys host Cardiff.

The URC website currently has Principality Stadium as the venue and Judgement Day is set to return for the first time since 2019 – when the Rodney Parade club beat the Scarlets to break their duck in the double-header – but nothing has yet been signed between the professional quartet and the Welsh Rugby Union.

Dean Ryan's men will hope to be heading to the capital after enjoying a dramatically improved season.

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They kick off at Edinburgh on Saturday, September 17 (kick-off 7.35pm) before a first home fixture against Munster on Sunday, September 25 (kick-off 3pm).

The Dragons have just two Friday night fixtures, when they host the Bulls in January and their penultimate fixture at Ulster in April.

They have a Boxing Day clash against Cardiff in Newport before a New Year's Day trip to the Scarlets.

The commercial reasons for that fixture slot mean that Ryan will have to rotate his squad given the rapid Sunday-to-Friday turnaround to their home encounter with the Bulls.

The Dragons have a South African tour at the end of November when they take on the Lions and Stormers, with the first fixture clashing with Wales' game against Australia that is outside World Rugby's Test window.

The Dragons will be expecting a big improvement on their nightmare 2021/22 campaign, which featured just two wins and no successes at Rodney Parade.

Ryan has brought in Dai Flanagan as head coach and signed nine new players – Hanrahan, full-back/fly-half Angus O'Brien, centres Max Clark and Sio Tomkinson, looseheads Rhodri Jones and Rob Evans, hooker Bradley Roberts and locks George Nott and Sean Lonsdale.

The Dragons have also turned scrum-half Lewis Jones' loan into a permanent deal and brought in Wales Under-20s prop prospect Nathan Evans from Cardiff.

The Dragons have a trio of pre-season friendlies with home fixtures against Bristol on Friday, August 26 and Wasps on Friday, September 2 followed by a trip west to face the Scarlets on Friday, September 9.


Round 1: Edinburgh (a) – Saturday, September 17 (7.35pm)

Round 2: Munster (h) – Sunday, September 25 (3pm)

Round 3: Sharks (h) – Saturday, October 1 (7.35pm)

Round 4: Benetton (a) – Sunday, October 9 (2.45pm)

Round 5: Cardiff (a) – Saturday, October 15 (5.15pm)

Round 6: Ospreys (h) – Sunday, October 23 (3pm)

Round 7: Zebre (h) – Saturday, October 29 (5.15pm)

Round 8: Lions (a) – Sunday, November 27 (2pm)

Round 9: Stormers (a) – Saturday, December 3 (midday)

Round 10: Cardiff (h) – Monday, December 26 (2.15pm)

Round 11: Scarlets (a) – Sunday, January 1 (5.15pm)

Round 12: Bulls (h) – Friday, January 6 (7.35pm)

Round 13: Glasgow (h) – Saturday, January 28 (3pm)

Round 14: Leinster (a) – Saturday, February 18 (7.35pm)

Round 15: Connacht (h) – Saturday, March 4 (7.35pm)

Round 16: Ospreys (a) – Saturday, March 25 (3pm)

Round 17: Ulster (a) – Friday, April 14 (7.35pm)

Round 18: Scarlets (h) – Saturday, April 22 (3pm)


Wasps (a) - December 9/10/11

Pau (h) - December 16/17/18

Pau (a) - January 13/14/15

Wasps (h) - January 20/21/22