Leinster's opening Guinness PRO12 clash with Glasgow Warriors will take place on Saturday 6 September at Scotstoun Stadium, kick-off 5.15pm.

The match is a repeat of last year's PRO12 fnal, which the Blues won 34-12 at the RDS.

Another Irish-Scottish clash will kick off proceedings on Friday night, last season's beaten semi-finalists Munster host Edinburgh at Thomond Park.

Ulster hit the road for their opening game as they travel to Wales to take on Scarlets.

Connacht will lock horns with Newport Gwent Dragons in their opening encounter.
Further down the schedule, Leinster and Munster will meet in round five for a much-anticipated clash at the Aviva Stadium on 4 October, before the reverse fixture on 26 December.