Glasgow Warriors will kick off the defence of their GUINNESS PRO12 title at home to the Scarlets, live on Sky Sports.
European Challenge Cup holders Gloucester will face local rivals Worcester Warriors in the 2015-16 competition.
Adam Jones received a standing ovation on his last appearance for Cardiff Blues who recorded a 29-5 win over Zebre.
Connacht their hopes of European Champions Cup qualification alive with a 40-10 bonus point win over Zebre.
With one round remaining and the top four sides split by a point there is still everything to play for in the PRO12.
Stuart Barnes says that players should not be banned for accidental acts after Iain Henderson was red-carded for Ulster.
Zebre skipper Mauro Bergamasco will make his final home appearance when they host Connacht on Saturday.
Newcastle have announced the signing of Italy international winger Giovanbattista Venditti.
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