Ulster ‘A’ have been drawn in Pool one for this season’s British & Irish Cup competition.
The Irish Province will be looking to show improved performance in the second tier competition which takes in side from the England Championship, Wales and Scotland.
London Scottish, Cardiff Blues Premiership Select and Jersey Reds make up Ulster’s pool.
They will open with a home game against Jersey on the weekend of October 15 and then go to London Scottish the following weekend.
The games in the competition are played over the same weekends as the European Champions Cup.
Ulster reached the semi-finals in the inaugural season in 2009-10.
British & Irish Cup 2016/17 Pools:
Cardiff Blues Premiership Select
Ospreys Premiership Select
Scarlets Premiership Select
Dragons Premiership Select
Round 1 - October 14/15/16
Pool 1: Ulster ‘A’ v Jersey Reds
Pool 1: Cardiff Blues Premiership Select v London Scottish
Round 2 - October 21/22/23
Pool 1: Jersey Reds v Cardiff Blues Premiership Select
Pool 1: London Scottish v Ulster ‘A’
Round 3 - December 9/10/11
Pool 1: London Scottish v Jersey Reds
Pool 1: Ulster ‘A’ v Cardiff Blues Premiership Select
Round 4 - December 16/17/18
Pool 1: Jersey Reds v London Scottish
Pool 1: Cardiff Blues Premiership Select v Ulster ‘A’
Round 5 - January 13/14/15
Pool 1: Ulster ‘A’ v London Scottish
Pool 1: Cardiff Blues Premiership Select v Jersey Reds
Round 6 - January 20/21/22
Pool 1: Jersey Reds v Ulster ‘A’
Pool 1: London Scottish v Cardiff Blues Premiership Select
Quarter-finals: March 10/11/12
Semi-finals: March 31/April 1/April 2
Final: April 22