The Pro12 have announced the fixtures for the 2014/2015 season, along with the addition of new title sponsor, Guinness.
The Guinness Pro12 season will burst into action with lots of outstanding games to look forward to, starting on the first weekend of September (5/6/7th) 2014, with Glasgow Warriors hosting back-to-back champions Leinster in a repeat of last season's final.
Munster and Ulster, who both reached the playoffs, face Edinburgh at home and Scarlets away respectively. The Ospreys will face Benetton Treviso in Swansea and Cardiff Blues travel to Parma to take on Zebre. Connacht host the Newport Gwent Dragons in Galway.
"We are delighted that Guinness, an international brand with a strong pedigree in rugby, will be our title sponsor and we are looking forward to working with Guinness in actively developing the profile and stature of our competition which boasts some of the biggest names in world rugby," said Pro12 chief executive John Feehan/
"the kick off times for the first half of the season will be issued shortly, I for one can't wait to watch last season's top two go into to battle as Glasgow Warriors set to with Leinster in the opening weekend," said Pro12 tournament director David Jordan.
"The many highlights of the Guinness Pro12 season include the games over the Christmas Holiday period, where the celebrated derbies are among the feast of rugby that we are all looking forward to next season.
Pro12 2014/2015 opening fixtures: - kickoff times to be confirmed
Glasgow v Leinster
Munster v Edinburgh
Scarlets v Ulster
Ospreys v Treviso
Zebre v Blues
Connacht v Dragons