The 2016/17 Aviva Premiership fixtures have today been announced, meaning supporters can now pencil some mouthwatering fixtures in the diary.
Prominent amongst a number of entertaining encounters will be the Club’s hosting of a spectacular match against one of our fiercest rivals, Leicester Tigers, at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 8th April. To celebrate the meeting of these historic foes, we have planned a festival of entertainment for all the family before and after the whistle is blown. Full details and information on how to get your hands on tickets for this fantastic day will be released soon*.
The competition will be tough from the outset, with Bath Rugby opening their campaign at Franklin’s Gardens against Northampton Saints on Saturday 3rd September. The first home game of the season takes place the following week, as Newcastle Falcons arrive at the Recreation Ground on Saturday 10th September.
The last home game of the regular season comes against old local foes Gloucester on Saturday 29th April. To add to the West Country derbies with Gloucester and Exeter Chiefs, supporters will be delighted to welcome back to the Aviva Premiership Bristol, who will visit the Recreation Ground on Friday 18th November.
European competition kicks off in mid-October, Bath having been drawn in an intriguing European Rugby Challenge Cup pool with local rivals Bristol and Cardiff Blues, with Pau adding a Gallic flavour to the proceedings. Meanwhile, the Anglo-Welsh Cup returns this season – following a hiatus last season due to the Rugby World Cup – commencing the first week of November. The exact dates of these fixtures will be announced soon.
Where possible, all Bath Rugby home fixtures that aren’t televised will kick-off on Saturdays at 15.00, with the TV coverage of Rounds 1-8 having been confirmed today.
Supporters' first opportunity to see the men in Blue, Black and White in action will come during the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s at Sandy Park on Saturday 23rd July. Bath have been named in a pool with hosts Exeter Chiefs, along with Bristol and Wasps.
*This fantastic day is included in the season ticket package and there will be priority access for Season Ticket Holders to buy additional tickets, followed by access for our Premium Members and Members. The game will then go on general sale, currently anticipated in time for the start of the season. More details on tickets prices, how to book and travel details will be released in due course.
Bath Rugby 2016/17 Fixtures:
Saturday 3rd September, kick-off 15.30 – Northampton Saints v Bath Rugby – Franklin’s Gardens
Saturday 10th September, kick-off 15.00 – Bath Rugby v Newcastle Falcons – The Rec
Saturday 17th September, kick-off 15.00 – Bath Rugby v Worcester Warriors – The Rec
Sunday 25th September, kick-off 15.00 – Leicester Tigers v Bath Rugby – Welford Road – Live on BT Sport
Saturday 1st October, kick-off 15.00 – Gloucester v Bath Rugby – Kingsholm - Live on BT Sport
Friday 7th October, kick-off 19.45 – Bath Rugby v Sale Sharks – The Rec – Live on BT Sport
(TBC) 14th/15th/16th October - European Rugby Challenge Cup (Round 1)
(TBC) 21st/22nd/23rd October - European Rugby Challenge Cup (Round 2)
Sunday 30th October, kick-off 15.00 – Exeter Chiefs v Bath Rugby – Sandy Park – Live on BT Sport
(TBC) 4th/5th/6th November – Anglo-Welsh Cup (Round 1)
(TBC) 11th/12th/13th November – Anglo-Welsh Cup (Round 2)
Friday 18th November, kick-off 19.45 – Bath Rugby v Bristol Rugby – The Rec – Live on BT Sport
(TBC) 25th/26th/27th November – Harlequins v Bath Rugby – Twickenham Stoop
(TBC) 3rd/4th/5th December – Bath Rugby v Saracens – The Rec
(TBC) 9th/10th/11th December – European Rugby Challenge Cup (Round 3)
(TBC) 16th/17th/18th December – European Rugby Challenge Cup (Round 4)
(TBC) 23rd/24th December – Wasps v Bath Rugby – Ricoh Arena
(TBC) 30th/31st/1st December/January – Bath Rugby v Exeter Chiefs – The Rec
(TBC) 6th/7th/8th January – Newcastle Falcons v Bath Rugby – Kingston Park
(TBC) 13th/14th/15th January – European Rugby Challenge Cup (Round 5)
(TBC) 20th/21st/22nd January – European Rugby Challenge Cup (Round 6)
(TBC) 27th/28th/29th January – Anglo-Welsh Cup (Round 3)
(TBC) 3rd/4th/5th February – Anglo-Welsh Cup (Round 4)
(TBC) 10th/11th/12th February – Bath Rugby v Northampton Saints – The Rec
(TBC) 17th/18th/19th February – Bath Rugby v Harlequins – The Rec
(TBC) 24th/25th/26th February – Bristol Rugby v Bath Rugby – Ashton Gate
(TBC) 3rd/4th/5th March – Bath Rugby v Wasps – The Rec
(TBC) 10th/11th/12th March – Anglo-Welsh Cup Semi-Final
Saturday 18th March – Anglo-Welsh Cup Final
(TBC) 24th/25th/26th March – Saracens v Bath Rugby – Allianz Park
Saturday 1st April - European Rugby Quarter-Finals
(TBC) 7th/8th/9th April – Bath Rugby v Leicester Tigers – Twickenham Stadium*
(TBC) 14th/15th/16th April – Worcester Warriors v Bath Rugby – Sixways
21st/22nd April - European Rugby Semi-Finals
(TBC) 28th/29th/30th April – Bath Rugby v Gloucester Rugby – The Rec
Saturday 6th May - Sale Sharks v Bath Rugby – AJ Bell Stadium
Friday 12th May - European Rugby Challenge Cup Final
Saturday 20th May – Aviva Premiership Semi-Finals
Saturday 27th May – Aviva Premiership Final