A good old-fashioned Anglo French battle will kick-off this season's Amlin Challenge Cup campaign for Bath Rugby with a visit to Bordeaux-Begles on Saturday 12th October (KO 21.00 local time).
Returning to the Rec for the second European fixture of the year, Bath host Newport Gwent Dragons to renew another age old rivalry on Saturday 19th October, KO 15.00.
A double-header against the Italians Rugby Mogliano form the Christmas fixtures, first with a trip to northern Italy on Saturday 7th December, before welcoming them to the Rec a week later.
The kick-off dates and times for the final two pool stages - away to Newport and at home to Bordeaux-Begles - will be announced shortly after the culmination of Round Four.
We'll let you know as soon as tickets go on sale for all these games, but don't forget that all home Pool stage European ties are included in your Bath Rugby 2013/14 Season Ticket which are available now – click here for more information.
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 email@example.com.
Amlin Challenge Cup Fixtures 2013/14
Round 1: Saturday 12th - Union Bordeaux-Bègles v Bath Rugby - 21:00 -Stade Chaban-Delmas (Broadcast live on FRANCE TÉLÉVISIONS)
Round 2: Saturday 19th October - Bath Rugby v Newport Gwent Dragons - 15:00 - The Recreation Ground
Round 3: Saturday 7th December - Rugby Mogliano v Bath Rugby - 14:00 - Stadio Comunale Maurizio Quaggia
Round 4: Saturday 14th December - Bath Rugby v Rugby Mogliano - 15:00 - The Recreation Ground
Round 5: 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 January 2014 - Newport Gwent Dragons v Bath Rugby - Rodney Parade Stadium
Round 6: 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 January 2014 - Bath Rugby v Union Bordeaux-Bègles - The Recreation Ground