BT Sport and Premiership Rugby have confirmed that Bath Rugby will host Exeter Chiefs on Friday 23rd March at the Recreation Ground, kick-off 19:45.
The Bath Rugby clash is the first of four live TV matches on BT Sport across the weekend. For a full list of fixtures for Round 18 of the Aviva Premiership, click here.
Chief Executive, Tarquin McDonald, said: “We work closely with Premiership Rugby to limit fixture changes in the calendar. As outlined last season, we are committed to ensuring that when a move from our preferred Saturday slot is required, that we have a split between games being held on Fridays and Sundays, weighted more to Fridays. This is based on feedback from consultation with supporters, with our near neighbours and other stakeholders such as Minis Rugby.
“Whilst our preference would have been to host two Sunday fixtures this season, we have been able to host only one Sunday fixture, due to other broadcast picks on relevant weekends. We will continue to work with Premiership Rugby on fixture scheduling and minimising the impact of fixture moves in future seasons."
Round 18 of the Aviva Premiership
Friday 23rd March - Bath Rugby v Exeter Chiefs, 19:45 – Live on BT Sport
The next round of picks for Round 19 and 20 will be completed by the 13th January.