Excitement continues to build ahead of the upcoming RaboDirect Pro 12 season and with the fixtures now released fans can begin to plan their weekends until May of next year.
All of the Irish provinces have interesting first encounters with Leinster and Ulster hitting the road to face the Scarlets and the Newport Gwent Dragons respectively on the 6th of September.
The following day Connacht will welcome Zebre while Edinburgh travel south to play Munster.
The other games in the opening weekend see the Glasgow Warriors take on the Cardiff Blues while Benetton Treviso play the Ospreys.
This will be an action packed weekend in what is sure to be an entertaining season as always.
Here is a link to the full list of fixtures on the RaboDirect website. http://goo.gl/zKbM7