One of rugby's oldest rivalries will be kicking-off Bath Rugby's pre-season schedule as they welcome Championship contenders Bristol Rugby to the Recreation Ground on Saturday 17th August, kick-off 15.00.
In a replay of the fixture from two seasons ago, which Bath won on a rain-soaked evening at the Rec, both sides will be looking to come out of the blocks firing as the two old enemies do battle once more.
Bath then travel to Rodney Parade to take on Newport Gwent Dragons on Friday 23rd August at 19.15, before hosting another RaboDirect Pro12 side in the Ospreys at the Rec for the final run-out before the season gets underway on Friday 30th August, kick-off 19.30.
Tickets will be available soon, so keep your eyes on bathrugby.com in the coming weeks.
Bath Rugby pre-season fixtures:
Bath Rugby v Bristol Rugby – Saturday 17th August, 15.00 KO
Newport Gwent Dragons v Bath Rugby – Friday 23rd August, 19.15 KO
Bath Rugby v Ospreys – Friday 30th August, 19.30 KO