Fascinating European Rugby Challenge Cup Pool 4 announced

29 June 2016

Bath Rugby have today been drawn in a fascinating pool for the 2016/17 European Rugby Challenge Cup. 

There will be two short trips down the motorway for a meeting with newly-promoted derby rivals Bristol Rugby and Welsh opponents Cardiff Blues. The sole foreign fixture is a trip to the Pyrénées-Atlantiques region of France as Bath take on Section Paloise (better known as 'Pau').

“We’ve been drawn in a really exciting European Rugby Challenge Cup pool," said First Team Coach Toby Booth. "The fact that we’ve got local derbies against Bristol and Cardiff Blues is an added bonus, but one of the great things about European competition is that it gives us an opportunity to go to places like Pau and test ourselves against different styles of play. It also offers our supporters a bit of variety and a fresh spectacle to see us take on teams from different leagues.”

The first round of European Rugby will begin on Thursday 13th October, with precise fixture times and dates to be announced soon.


Annual Bath Rugby hospitality packages are still available to book – although space is now limited.  For parties of two to twelve we have availability in our very popular Ricoh Suite.

With a delicious three-course lunch, complimentary bar pre- and post-match, player visits and prime match tickets in the new West Stand this is the hospitality suite to be in!  Prices for the coming season are £2350 + vat per person covering all sixteen home matches OR if you book a private table for ten the cost is £23000 + vat.

For more details or to book some of the remaining spaces please call the Hospitality Team on 01225 325200 or email

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