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.
Ben Te'o rejected the chance to play for Australia due to the financial lure of the Aviva Premiership, says Michael Cheika.
Johnny Sexton, Luke Fitzgerald, Dave Kearney and Rob Kearney have been ruled out of Ireland's tour of South Africa due to injury.
Stuart Barnes looks back at the fairy tale season for Connacht and analyses England's 27-13 win win over Wales.
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