London Welsh set for challenge
Aviva Premiership newcomers London Welsh will face Leicester Tigers and Harlequins in their first two games next season.
The Exiles won their battle to compete in the English top-flight last month when they proved that they had the credentials to play in the Premiership at the expense of Newcastle Falcons.
However, it will be a real baptism of fire for London Welsh, who take on last season's runner-up Leicester before facing the English title holders Harlequins.
London Welsh head coach Lyn Jones has insisted his side are looking forward to the challenge of taking on two of the top sides in the division in their opening games.
He said: "We're delighted to draw Leicester and Harlequins. They were by far the best two teams in England last year and they're arguably in the top half-a-dozen sides in Europe.
"The challenge we face against Leicester and Harlequins is as big as London Welsh has ever faced."