Scotland international Hugh Blake has signed for the Bay of Plenty Steamers ahead of the upcoming Mitre 10 Cup.
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.
Glasgow Warriors are set to install an artificial pitch at their home ground Scotsoun Stadium.
Glasgow Warriors have completed the signing of 23-year-old fly-half Hagen Schulte on a one-year partnership contract.
Glasgow Warriors have signed Fiji international scrum-half Nemia Kenatale on a one-year deal, subject to a visa and medical.
Glasgow Warriors stand-off Finn Russell has been ruled out of Scotland's summer tour to Japan through injury.
Connacht beat Glasgow 16-11 in their Guinness PRO12 play-off to set up an all-Irish final against Leinster next Saturday.
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