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Northampton will begin the defence of their Aviva Premiership crown at home to Gloucester on Friday, September 5.
Leicester have signed international props Michele Rizzo and Aniseko Sio.
Northampton and Saracens have been handed tricky draws in the pool stage of the new European Rugby Champions Cup.
Northampton could miss out on being a top-seed side for the pool stages of the European Rugby Champions Cup draw.
Leicester have appointed Phil Blake as defence coach ahead of the 2014/15 season.
Leicester fly-half Owen Williams will miss Wales' tour of South Africa this summer after being given a six-week ban.
The Blues have confirmed the signing of former London Irish and Leicester back Dan Bowden on a two-year deal.