The 2016/17 Guinness PRO12 final will take place at the Aviva Stadium as the league finale moves to another iconic arena.
Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has confirmed defence coach Kurt McQuilkin is to return home to New Zealand for personal reasons.
Isa Nacewa has been confirmed as Leinster's club captain for the 2016/17 campaign as he gets set for his seventh season with the province.
Reigning champions Connacht will launch the defence of their Guinness PRO12 title against Glasgow Warriors.
Leinster have re-signed utility back Niall Morris on a short-term contract from Leicester Tigers.
Sir Graham Henry is to link up with Leinster as a consultant on a short-term contract ahead of the new season.
Champions Cup holders Saracens have been drawn against Toulon while Bath will meet Bristol in the Challenge Cup.
Ireland and Leinster back Luke Fitzgerald has been forced to retire from rugby on medical grounds.
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