Premiership big kick-off

The Premiership rugby season gets underway this weekend. Bath opened their campaign on Friday night with a win at newly promoted Newcastle. Gloucester kick off against Sale at Kingsholm on Saturday afternoon.

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Bath kick-off Premiership season with a win

Bath won 21-0 at Kingston Park tonight.

Bath kicked-off the new Premiership season with a win tonight.

They won 21 - 0 at newly promoted Newcastle.

George Ford kicked three penalties, before Anthony Perenise crossed the line. Bath were also awarded a penalty try late in the game.

Gloucester kick-off their season at home to Sale tomorrow.

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It's the big kick-off in rugby's Premiership

The Premiership rugby season gets underway this evening, with Bath opening their campaign away at newly promoted Newcastle. Gloucester kick off against Sale at Kingsholm tomorrow.

Management changes last summer led to a season of transition for both West Country clubs. But now, with a greater stability and growing confidence within their talented young squads, expectations are high.

Our Sports Correspondent Matthias Kurth reports:

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