Bristol Bears will kick off the 2019/20 Gallagher Premiership campaign with a mouth-watering West Country derby against Bath at Ashton Gate on Friday, October 18th.
In a re-run of last season’s blockbuster curtain-raiser that saw Bristol triumph 17-10 in front of more than 26,000 supporters, Pat Lam’s men welcome Stuart Hooper’s side to BS3 for a derby clash televised live on BT Sport (7.45pm KO).
Round two sees Bristol travel to The Stoop to take on Harlequins on Saturday, October 26th, before Lam’s side welcome Sale Sharks to Ashton Gate in round three on Friday, November 1st.
Another West Country derby awaits in round four as Bristol travel to Sandy Park to face last season’s runners-up, Exeter Chiefs on Sunday, November 10th.
The annual Christmas fixture sees Bristol host Wasps at Ashton Gate on Friday, December 27th, before kicking off the New Year with a trip to Welford Road to take on Leicester Tigers.