Premiership Rugby has unveiled the fixtures for the 2018/19 season of Gallagher Premiership that kicks-off on 31st August.
The tournament opener will see newly promoted Bristol Bears hosting Bath Rugby at Ashton Gate on Friday night while a heavily packed Saturday sees Gloucester taking on Northampton Saints, Harlequins hosting Sale Sharks, Wasps visiting Sixways to lock horns with Worcester Warriors and Exeter Chiefs hosting Leicester Tigers.
The defending champions Saracens will be seen in action on Sunday when they head to Kingston Park to take on last season's semi-finalist Newcastle Falcons.
“To open the season against Bath – and to come up against Todd [Blackadder], a man I know and respect a huge amount – is really exciting," said Bristol head coach Pat Lam.
"It's a major boost for our supporters, too. We have no doubt they will fill Ashton Gate and create an incredible atmosphere.”
Meanwhile, Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall is looking forward to the new season.
“We are all excited about the upcoming season and the Gallagher Premiership Rugby fixtures coming out certainly adds to the anticipation,” said McCall.
“Everyone understands the amount of work which needs to be put in over the coming months to ensure we are ready for the challenge ahead.”
The upcoming season will have no London double header as the Twickenham Stadium will undergo a renovation in September.
For full fixtures click here
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