Ulster to play Bayonne and Harlequins in friendlies

Ulster's Robbie Diack
Ulster's Robbie Diack is tackled by a Leinster opponent last season

Ulster will take on French Top 14 side Bayonne in the first of two pre-season friendlies in August.

The game against Bayonne at the Parc des Sports Jean Dauger on 10 August will be part of a five-day training camp in the south of France.

Ravenhill is the venue for the friendly with English Premiership team Harlequins on 26 August.

The season starts on the first weekend in September with the opening round of RaboDirect Pro12 fixtures.