Banish the January blues with the Blue, Black and White

3 January 2017

Banish the January blues with the Blue, Black and White at the Rec this month!

Bath Rugby will host Pau and Gloucester Rugby in their first two home games of 2017 and tickets for both are on sale now.

Sitting top of Pool Four in the European Rugby Challenge Cup, Pau arrive for the final group game on Saturday 21st  January, kick-off 15:00. Bath will be looking to inflict a second defeat on the French side in the competition and secure their place in the knock-out stages.

A try from Semesa Rokoduguni and 20 points from the boot of Rhys Priestland proved to be the difference as the Blue, Black and White held off a spirited Pau side 22-25. With a quarter-final spot on the line for Bath, it promises to be thrilling Saturday afternoon at the Rec. 

Attention then turns to the Anglo-Welsh Cup and a home derby against Gloucester on Friday 27th January, kick-off 19:45. Bath secured local bragging rights in October with a 15-6 victory in the Aviva Premiership at Kingsholm, courtesy of tries from Anthony Watson and Matt Banahan, and will be looking to maintain that 100% record this season against the Cherry and Whites.

To purchase tickets for Bath Rugby’s first two home fixtures of the year, book online here, phone the Ticket Office on 0844 448 1865 or pop in to the Ticket Office on Pulteney Bridge.


With two back to back home games in January, there is lot’s to look forward to at the Rec and you could join us in hospitality.

Saturday 21st January, 15.00 – Bath Rugby v Pau – European Challenge Cup
Friday 27th January, 19.45 – Bath Rugby v Gloucester – Anglo Welsh Cup

For both of these matches we will be running our popular Bath in the City packages at the Abbey Hotel.

Located just a three minute stroll across the river from the Recreation Ground the award-winning Abbey Hotel is the perfect setting to kick-off a matchday with Bath Rugby. Guests will be welcomed to the Arts Bar or the Igloo for drinks before taking your seats for a delicious two course meal designed for Bath Rugby by Head Chef, Chris Staines.

During the meal you will be visited by a member of the Bath Rugby Squad for an insight into the game ahead and after soaking up the hospitality at the Abbey Hotel you’ll make the short stroll across the river to take up covered match tickets for the main event!

The package includes:

  • Two course lunch / dinner
  • Beers, wines and soft drinks for two hours pre-match
  • Player Q&A session and preview of the match
  • Match tickets
  • Matchday programmes

The cost is just £135 + vat per person.

What better way to banish the January blues?  To book please call 01225 325200 option 2 for hospitality or email us at

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