The 2014/15 Guinness PRO12 fixtures (up to round 13) including dates, times and broadcast details of matches has been confirmed.
Edinburgh Rugby's Irish-Scottish clash will kick off proceedings on Friday night live on TG4, as last season's beaten semi-finalists Munster host the club at Thomond Park.
Ospreys will be the first Welsh side in action live on BBC Wales, taking on Benetton Treviso at the Liberty Stadium on Friday, while Scarlets welcome Ulster the following afternoon in front of the Sky TV cameras.
Elsewhere Connacht will lock horns with Newport Gwent Dragons before Zebre and Cardiff Blues bring the weekend to a close when they do battle in Parma on Sunday.
Further down the schedule, Leinster and Munster will meet in round five for a much-anticipated clash at the Aviva Stadium, before the reverse fixture on 26 December.
The Welsh derbies will take place on 26/27th December and 1/3 January, while the Scottish derbies will be played on 27 December and 2 January
In Italy Treviso and Zebre will go head-to-head on December 27 before the sides meet again just a week later.
Please note that broadcast details for Northern Ireland and Italy will be confirmed in due course. In addition, a list of secondary broadcasters will also be released in the near future.