Bath Rugby will kick-off the 2018/19 Gallagher Premiership season with two West Country derbies with Bristol Bears and Gloucester Rugby in waiting in Rounds 1 and 2 of the new campaign.
First up for the Blue, Black and White will be a trip to face the recently promoted Bears at Ashton Gate, before welcoming Gloucester Rugby for the first home game of the season at the Rec, which will be televised live on BT Sport.
Bath Rugby can also confirm that The Clash will take place on Saturday 6th April, with the Blue, Black and White hosting Bristol Bears at Twickenham Stadium.
Director of Rugby, Todd Blackadder, said: “I don’t think you could have asked for a more exciting start to the Gallagher Premiership season.
“The derbies against Bristol and Gloucester are always the ones that players and supporters look out for when the fixtures are released, so there’s going to be a lot riding on the first few games.
“To also play a local derby at Twickenham is a really exciting opportunity for everyone associated with the two clubs and I’m looking forward to seeing the stadium awash with Blue, Black and White once again.”
The fixtures have been confirmed up until Round 9, with all subsequent fixtures subject to change, with confirmation for date and time expected approximately 12 weeks before the fixture takes place. You can download the full Bath Rugby fixture list here
We have negotiated one Friday and one Sunday fixture for the fixture moves imposed by broadcast requirements in the first nine rounds of the Premiership. Whilst not directly in our control, we will continue to do our utmost to manage this through the season and we will also do our utmost to ensure that there is fair balance with the other clubs in the Gallagher Premiership.
Gallagher Premiership Fixtures Rounds 1-9
Friday 31st August
Bristol Rugby v Bath Rugby (kick-off 19:45) (Live on BT Sport)
Saturday 8th September
Bath Rugby v Gloucester Rugby (kick-off 16:30) (Live on BT Sport)
Saturday 15th September
Harlequins v Bath Rugby (kick-off 15:00) (Live on BT Sport)
Saturday 22nd September
Bath Rugby v Northampton Saints (kick-off 15:00)
Saturday 29th September
Saracens v Bath Rugby (kick-off 15:00) (Live on BT Sport)
Friday 5th October
Bath Rugby v Exeter Chiefs (kick-off 19:45) (Live on BT Sport)
Saturday 17th November
Bath Rugby v Worcester Warriors (kick-off 12:45)
Friday 23rd November
Newcastle Falcons v Bath Rugby (kick-off 15:00)
Sunday 2nd December
Bath Rugby v Sale Sharks (kick-off 15:00) (Live on BT Sport)
To download the full Bath Rugby fixture list for the Gallagher Premiership 2018/19, click here