S4C will show live European rugby matches from the Heineken Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup this season.

The Welsh broadcaster will show two matches from the Champions Cup group stages, in addition to all four of the Dragons’ matches from the Challenge Cup.

S4C will broadcast the Dragons’ opening match, away at Perpignan, live at 5.30pm on Saturday, December 11, before showing the second round match between Dragons and Lyon live from Rodney Parade on Friday, December 17, at 8.00pm.

In the third round, the Champions Cup match between Cardiff and English champions Harlequins will be shown at 8.00pm on Friday, January 14, before the Challenge Cup match between Benetton and Dragons, from 3.15pm on Saturday, January 15.

Scarlets’ round four match against Bristol Bears in the Champions Cup, will be shown at 5.30pm on Saturday, January 22.

And the Dragons’ final group match, at home against Gloucester on the weekend of April 8/9/10, will also be shown on S4C.

Rhys ap Wiliam will lead the presentation team with Lauren Jenkins the pitchside reporter, and Gareth Roberts and Gwyn Jones in the commentary box. Sioned Harries, Shane Williams and Mike Phillips are among the names who will provide match analysis.

Media Atom will produce S4C’s coverage of each match.