Cup final heartache for Bath

Bath's hopes of winning their first silverware in 6 years have been dashed after losing in the final of the European Challenge Cup.

Play-offs still not confirmed for Bath

Bath were unable to confirm their place in the Aviva Premiership play-offs after drawing with Northampton at The Rec on Friday night.

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Dyson to be Bath Rugby's new sponsor

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.

Premiership fixtures for Bath and Gloucester announced

Bath and Gloucester have both discovered their opening fixture opponents Credit: PA

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 *

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Bath & Gloucester stars prepare to face the All Blacks

Gloucester's Jonny May prepares to face the All Blacks Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

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.

The team:

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)

Replacements

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)

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