The visits of Llanelli Scarlets, captained again by Simon Easterby, to Ulster and Glasgow Warriors to Newport Gwent Dragons make up the rest of the fixtures for the opening round.
Leinster's first home game will be against recent 'bogey' team Edinburgh the following weekend. Munster will be at home to the Dragons and Connacht will welcome Glasgow Warriors for their first home match.
These fixtures are weekend-only dates. Specific dates, kick-off times and, in some cases, venues will be released later in conjunction with broadcast partners and individual teams.