Revealed! Fixtures for next season's Guinness Pro12 are released
Champions Connacht will begin the defence of their Guinness Pro12 crown when they host the Glasgow Warriors on September 3.
The season begins a day earlier when Leinster face Treviso at the RDS and Ulster take on the Newport Gwent Dragons at Kingspan Stadium.
Johan 'Rassie' Erasmus' first competitive game will be a trip to Wales to take on the Scarlets.
The opening provincial derbies of the season will be played on October 7-8 with Ulster's clash with Connacht at the Sportgrounds and Leinster's clash with Munster at the Aviva Stadium.
70 of the opening 78 games will be televised.