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6 February 2012, 6:07pm

Bath Rugby’s semi-final date and time confirmed.

Bath Rugby's home semi-final against traditional rivals Leicester Tigers in the LV= Cup will take place on Friday 9th March, kick-off 19.30 the RFU confirmed today.

On Friday night, The Recreation Ground will host what promises to be an exciting game between two of rugby's oldest adversaries as Bath and Leicester once more go head to head in the knock-out stages of a cup competition.

It will also start a great weekend of sport for the City, as on Sunday 11th March, thousands of runners will take to the streets of Bath for the Bath Half Marathon, one of the longest established and most popular city centre road events in the UK. It is also the largest charity fundraising event in the South West, raising over £1.4 million for charity last year alone.

Nick Blofeld, Bath Rugby Chief Executive, said: "We are very pleased to have secured the home semi-final in the LV= Cup after an excellent run in the pool stages, taking maximum points from each game. Matches against Leicester are always very tough and I'm sure this will be no different. We will be working closely with the Bath Half organisers to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible, and are looking forward to kicking off what will no doubt be an exciting weekend of sport at the heart of Bath."

Don Foster, MP for Bath, added: "This will be a fantastic weekend for sport in Bath. Bath Rugby holds a very special place for many people in the City, as does the Bath Half, and I'm sure the City will really get behind both these two important events." 

For all the details on how to get hold of tickets for the semi-final against Leicester, please click here

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