Bath's hopes of winning their first silverware in 6 years have been dashed after losing in the final of the European Challenge Cup.
Bath contest the European Challenge Cup final in Cardiff this evening against another English side - Northampton.
Bath were unable to confirm their place in the Aviva Premiership play-offs after drawing with Northampton at The Rec on Friday night.
Bath Rugby celebrate as Bath & North East Somerset approve their temporary planning application.
This decision enables the Club to increase capacity at the Rec from 12,000 to close to 14,000 for the next two seasons and provide improved facilities for their supporters in the lead up to the Club's 150th Anniversary.
– Nick Blofeld, Chief Executive, Bath Rugby
We are delighted that our temporary proposals have been approved. As we gear up for a year of special events to celebrate our 150th Anniversary, this extra capacity will allow more people to get closer to the action during a landmark year in our Club's history. We are particularly excited about welcoming new spectators to the Rec, to enjoy the unique experience of watching Bath Rugby play at their spiritual home, and look forward to providing all our supporters, old and new, with a superb couple of seasons ahead, both on and off the field.
Dyson has been revealed as Bath Rugby's new sponsor. The team has been the local club for the company's owner Sir James Dyson for more than two decades. He turned out with players and Club's owner to show off the new kit.
It's the first time the Aviva Premiership side has been supported by an international brand.
The full fixtures lists for the upcoming Aviva Premiership Rugby season have been released.
The season gets underway on Friday 5th of September. New coach Laurie Fisher will take his Gloucester side to Northampton on the opening night.
Elsewhere Bath will face a trip to the North West to Play Sale Sharks at the AJ Bell Stadium.
You can see the full fixture list for the season here.
Friday 5th Sept - Northampton Saints v *Gloucester Rugby *
Saturday 6th Sept - Sale Sharks vs *Bath Rugby *
The draw for next season's European club rugby competitions has been made today
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS CUP:
Bath in Pool 4 with Glasgow, Montpellier and Toulouse
EUROPEAN CHALLENGE CUP
Gloucester with Brive, Zebre, Oyonnax
Bath and Gloucester are well represented in Stuart Lancaster's starting line up as England prepare to play the All Blacks in Auckland on Saturday.
15 Mike Brown (Harlequins, 26 caps)
14 Marland Yarde (London Irish, 2 caps)
13 Manusamoa Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers, 22 caps)
12 Kyle Eastmond (Bath Rugby, 2 caps)
11 Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 6 caps)
10 Freddie Burns (Gloucester Rugby, 3 caps)
9 Danny Care (Harlequins, 47 caps)
1 Joe Marler (Harlequins, 19 caps)
2 Rob Webber (Bath Rugby, 5 caps)
3 David Wilson (Bath Rugby, 34 caps)
4 Joe Launchbury (London Wasps, 19 caps)
5 Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers, 19 caps)
6 James Haskell (London Wasps, 50 caps)
7 Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, capt, 25 caps)
8 Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby, 20 caps)
16 Joe Gray (Harlequins, uncapped)
17 Matt Mullan (London Wasps, 3 caps)
18 Henry Thomas (Sale Sharks, 6 caps)
19 Dave Attwood (Bath Rugby, 10 caps)
20 Tom Johnson (Exeter Chiefs, 7 caps)
21 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 35 caps)
22 Danny Cipriani (Sale Sharks, 7 caps)
23 Chris Pennell (Worcester Warriors, uncapped)
Bath's Nick Abendanon says he's disappointed after his last ever game for the club ends in defeat:
Bath head coach, Mike Ford, says the team will learn from their mistakes and come back stronger next season.
He was speaking after his side's defeat to Northampton in the Amlin Challenge Cup Final:
Bath fans gave ITV News their thoughts after watching the team throw away a seven point half-time lead in the Amlin Challenge Cup final at Cardiff Arms Park: