Tigers begin LV=Cup defence with tough tie against Premiership winners Saracens
16:41 GMT, 23 July 2012
Holders Leicester Tigers will launch their LV=Cup defence against Aviva Premiership champions Saracens on the weekend of November 9-11.
Last year's beaten finalists Northampton begin the competition, now in its fourth season, with a home game against Harlequins, while Premiership newcomers London Welsh will make their debut against Exeter.
Elsewhere in the opening round, Ospreys will be up against 2010-11 winners Gloucester, Newport Gwent Dragons go to Bath, London Irish meet Sale, Cardiff take on Wasps and Scarlets go to Worcester.
Champions: The Leicester Tigers will defend their LV=Cup title
English clubs have been allocated to the pools depending on their finish in last season's Premiership.
Teams in Pool 1 play teams in Pool 4 and teams in Pool 2 play teams in Pool 3, with the top team from each pool qualifying for the semi-finals.
Newport Gwent Dragons