The 2016/17 Guinness PRO12 final will take place at the Aviva Stadium as the league finale moves to another iconic arena.
Stuart McInally and Grant Gilchrist will share the Edinburgh captaincy this season.
Edinburgh Rugby have signed Tonga back-row Viliami Fihaki on a two-year deal.
Reigning champions Connacht will launch the defence of their Guinness PRO12 title against Glasgow Warriors.
Champions Cup holders Saracens have been drawn against Toulon while Bath will meet Bristol in the Challenge Cup.
Edinburgh have signed one of the fastest men in world rugby in Australian winger Alex Northam.
Matt Scott has replaced Alex Dunbar in the Scotland squad for next month's tour of Japan.
We put the best in the Guinness PRO12 up against the best in the Aviva Premiership in our head-to-head teams of the season.
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