Bath Rugby's LV= Cup opposition announced

2 August 2011

Bath Rugby will face Northampton Saints, Exeter Chiefs, Worcester Warriors and the Dragons in this year's LV= Cup.

Whilst we will face those four teams on the field, as with previous years, the set-up of the Cup will see us compete against Saracens, London Wasps and Ospreys for a place in the final stages of the tournament, so every point counts.First up is a trip across the River Severn to face Welsh rivals, the Dragons in Newport on the weekend of the 14/15/16th October, before we welcome Worcester Warriors to the Rec on 21/22/23rd October.

Rounds Three will see us face Northampton Saints at home on January 27/28/29th, before the final round takes us down the M5 to Sandy Park to battle it out with South West rivals, Exeter Chiefs.

The exact times and dates for kick-offs have yet to be finalised, but we will confirm them as soon as we can.

Commenting on the new season, the Rugby Football Union's Rugby Operations Director Rob Andrew said:

"The LV= Cup offers a genuine opportunity for young players to come forward and contest for silverware, and it has proven an effective development pathway for players moving up to the elite. The tournament is a unique cross-border competition and with a place in Europe for an English winner, the LV= Cup is fast becoming a fixture calendar highlight for both clubs and supporters alike."

2011/12 LV= Cup

Pool 1
Bath Rugby
London Wasps

Pool 2
Leicester Tigers
London Irish
Sale Sharks
Cardiff Blues

Pool 3
Gloucester Rugby
Newcastle Falcons

Pool 4
Northampton Saints
Exeter Chiefs
Worcester Warriors

Round 1 - 14/15/16 October

Northampton Saints v Saracens
Worcester Warriors v London Wasps
Dragons v Bath Rugby
Exeter Chiefs v Ospreys
Newcastle Falcons v Cardiff Blues
Harlequins v London Irish
Gloucester Rugby v Sale Sharks
Scarlets v Leicester Tigers (Saturday October 15, Sky Sports HD, KO 1800)

Round 2 - 21/22/23 October

Saracens v Exeter Chiefs
London Wasps v Dragons
Bath Rugby v Worcester Warriors
Ospreys v Northampton Saints (Saturday October 22, Sky Sports HD, KO 1800)
London Irish v Newcastle Falcons
Sale Sharks v Harlequins
Leicester Tigers v Gloucester Rugby
Cardiff Blues v Scarlets

Round 3 - 27/28/29 January

Ospreys v Dragons
London Wasps v Exeter Chiefs
Saracens v Worcester Warriors
Bath Rugby v Northampton Saints
Newcastle Falcons v Sale Sharks
Harlequins v Leicester Tigers
Scarlets v London Irish
Gloucester Rugby v Cardiff Blues

Round 4 - 3/4/5 February

Exeter Chiefs v Bath Rugby
Worcester Warriors v Ospreys
Northampton Saints v London Wasps
Dragons v Saracens
Cardiff Blues v Harlequins
Leicester Tigers v Newcastle Falcons
London Irish v Gloucester Rugby
Sale Sharks v Scarlets

Semi finals (9/10/11 March, venue TBC)
Final (16/17/18 March, venue TBC)

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