Leinster will begin their Pro 14 defence with the visit of the Dragons to RDS on Friday, October 2nd.
The fixtures for the new season were released this afternoon.
On the same night, Ulster will entertain Benetton.
The following day will see Munster go to Scarlets, and Connacht play host to Glasgow Warriors.
Monday night games have been introduced for the first time, with Munster the first province dipping their toe in that water at home to Cardiff on October 26th.