The competition has increased to 32 teams for the new season with eight pools of four and all four Irish provinces will be in action with Connacht including a side for the first time.
Munster's B&I Cup Fixtures (weekends of)
Round 1 12-14 Oct.
Plymouth v Munster
Round 2 19-21 Oct.
Munster v Aberavon
Round 3 7-9 Dec.
Rotherham v Munster
Round 4 14-16 Dec.
Munster v Rotherham
Round 5 11-13 Jan. 2013
Aberavon v Munster
Round 6 19th Jan. 2013
Munster v Plymouth
British and Irish Cup Pools
Pool 1: Cardiff, Bridgend, Bristol, Ulster
Pool 2: Bedford, Bedwas, Stirling County, Neath
Pool 3: Carmarthen Quins, Dundee HSFP, Cornish Pirates, Swansea
Pool 4: Connacht, Cross Keys, Newport, Newcastle
Pool 5: Jersey, Pontypridd, Leinster, Leeds
Pool 6: Gala, Llanelli, London Scottish, Moseley
Pool 7: Aberavon, Munster, Plymouth, Rotherham
Pool 8: Doncaster, Llandovery, Melrose, Nottingham