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Rivalries renewed in LV= Cup campaign

17 July 2013, 9:55am

Rivalries renewed in LV= Cup campaign

Bath Rugby will come up against two of their traditional foes, Exeter Chiefs and Leicester Tigers, in this season's LV= Cup campaign.

First up is a trip north to tackle Sale Sharks, before Exeter, who are still to beat Bath in any competition, visit the Recreation Ground on Sunday 17th November, kick-off 15.00.

Anglo Welsh rivalries are reignited as Cardiff Blues come to town in the last weekend of January, before the pool stages finish on what should be a thrilling climax – Leicester Tigers at Welford Road.

Bath will be keeping a close eye on the fortunes of the rest of Pool Three - Harlequins, Worcester Warriors and Ospreys - throughout the competition, as it is those three teams we will need to better to qualify for the semi-final stages in March.

2013-14 LV= Cup

Pool 1

Saracens

Gloucester Rugby

London Irish

Newport Gwent Dragons

Pool 2

Leicester Tigers

Exeter Chiefs

Sale Sharks

Cardiff Blues

Pool 3

Harlequins

Bath Rugby

Worcester Warriors

Ospreys

Pool 4

Northampton Saints

London Wasps

Newcastle Falcons

Scarlets

Fixtures

Round 1 – 8/9/10 November

London Wasps v Saracens

Northampton Saints v Gloucester Rugby

Newcastle Falcons v London Irish

Scarlets v Newport Gwent Dragons

Exeter Chiefs v Harlequins

Leicester Tigers v Ospreys (Friday November 8, KO 19:45, Live on Sky Sports)

Sale Sharks v Bath Rugby

Cardiff Blues v Worcester Warriors

Round 2 – 15/16/17 November

London Irish v Northampton Saints

Newport Gwent Dragons v London Wasps

Saracens v Scarlets

Gloucester Rugby v Newcastle Falcons

Bath Rugby v Exeter Chiefs (Sunday November 17, KO 15:00 Sky Sports)

Worcester Warriors v Leicester Tigers

Harlequins v Sale Sharks

Ospreys v Cardiff

Round 3 – 24/25/26 January

Scarlets v Gloucester Rugby

London Wasps v London Irish

Saracens v Newcastle Falcons

Newport Gwent Dragons v Northampton Saints

Bath Rugby v Cardiff Blues

Exeter Chiefs v Ospreys

Harlequins v Leicester Tigers

Sale Sharks v Worcester Warriors

Round 4 – 31/1/2 January/February

Gloucester Rugby v London Wasps

London Irish v Scarlets

Newcastle Falcons v Newport Gwent Dragons

Northampton Saints v Saracens

Leicester Tigers v Bath Rugby

Worcester Warriors v Exeter Chiefs

Cardiff Blues v Harlequins

Ospreys v Sale Sharks

Semi-Finals – 7/8/9 March

The pool winner with the best playing record will be at home against the pool winner with the fourth best playing record in Semi Final 1.

The Pool Winner with the second best playing record will be at home against the pool winner with the third best playing record in Semi Final 2.

LV= Cup Final - 16 March - Final venue to be confirmed.

You can save your seat for the Exeter and Cardiff clashes now, as well as all our other home Aviva Premiership and Amlin Challenge Cup pool stage games, with a Bath Rugby season ticket. Save yourself up to £180* and guarantee your seat to all 16 home games today! Plus, for an extra level of exclusivity, join the new 1865 Club and enjoy bespoke events throughout the year, including private meals with coaching and playing staff, and private viewings of team training sessions. To purchase, please call the Ticket Office on 0844 448 1865, pop in yourself or go to bathrugby.com/tickets

Hospitality is also available for all home games with prices starting at just £95 + vat per person. So why not make it an extra special day out with Bath Rugby this season? For more details please contact the Hospitality Team on 01225 325200 (option 2) or email hospitality@bathrugby.com.

*this calculation is based on the purchase of 16 individual match tickets

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