Aviva Premiership 2013/14 fixture list announced

Where and when will your team be playing?

Aviva Premiership champions Leicester Tigers will kick-off their title defence at home against Worcester Warriors as Dean Ryan makes his return to the top flight of English rugby.

The game was announced along with a full fixture list of the season ahead that has produced some mouth-watering ties at crucial stages of the season.

The traditional London double-header will feature on the opening weekend as London Irish meet Saracens at Twickenham followed by London Wasps clash with Harlequins.

Round five sees a repeat of last season’s Premiership final as the Tigers entertain Northampton Saints at Welford Road, with the return fixture taking place in round 18 following the conclusion of the RBS Six Nations.

Richard Cockerill’s side also meet League-toppers Saracens on the final day of the season in what could be a crucial battle in the hunt for a top-four finish.

Elsewhere, Exeter Chiefs and London Irish will look to take advantage of the Autumn International call-ups as Leicester and Saracens are certain to field depleted squads as the Southern Hemisphere nations take on their Northern Hemisphere counterparts.

Saints will meet Bath in the stand-out festive feature  in round 11, and Wasps are likely to move their round 20 clash with Gloucester to Twickenham in the traditional St Georges Day celebration.

 

Aviva Premiership fixture list:

Round 1 (weekend of September 7): Newcastle Falcons v Bath Rugby, Gloucester Rugby v Sale Sharks, London Irish v Saracens, Northampton Saints v Exeter Chiefs, London Wasps v Harlequins, Leicester Tigers v Worcester Warriors

Round 2 (weekend of September 14): Harlequins v Northampton Saints, Sale Sharks v Newcastle Falcons, Exeter Chiefs v London Wasps, Worcester Warriors v London Irish, Bath Rugby v Leicester Tigers, Saracens v Gloucester Rugby

Round 3 (weekend of September 20): Worcester Warriors v Harlequins, Sale Sharks v London Wasps, Leicester Tigers v Newcastle Falcons, London Irish v Exeter Chiefs, Gloucester Rugby v Northampton Saints, Saracens v Bath Rugby

Round 4 (weekend of September 27): Northampton Saints v Sale Sharks, Bath Rugby v London Irish, London Wasps v Worcester Warriors, Harlequins v Saracens, Exeter Chiefs v Leicester Tigers, Newcastle Falcons v Gloucester Rugby

Round 5 (weekend of October 5): Sale Sharks v Bath Rugby, London Irish v Harlequins, Saracens v London Wasps, Worcester Warriors v Newcastle Falcons, Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints, Glocuester Rugby v Exeter Chiefs

Round 6 (weekend of October 26): Bath Rugby v Gloucester Rugby, Exeter Chiefs v Worcester Warriors, Harlequins v Sale Sharks, Northampton Saints v Saracens, London Wasps v Leicester Tigers, Newcastle Falcons v London Irish

Round 7 (weekend of November 2): Worcester Warriors v Bath Rugby, Sale Sharks v Exeter Chiefs, Gloucester Rugby v London Wasps, Leicester Tigers v Harlequins, Saracens v Newcastle Falcons, London Irish v Northampton Saints

Round 8 (weekend of November 23): Sale Sharks v Worcester Warriors, Exeter Chiefs v Saracens, Harlequins v Gloucester Rugby, Leicester Tigers v London Irish, London Wasps v Bath Rugby, Northampton Saints v Newcastle Falcons

Round 9 (weekend of November 30): Bath Rugby v Exeter Chiefs, Gloucester Rugby v Leicester Tigers, London Irish v London Wasps, Saracens v Sale Sharks, Worcester Warriors v Northampton Saints, Newcastle Falcons v Harlequins

Round 10 (weekend of December 21): Sale Sharks v London Irish, Bath Rugby v Harlequins, Exeter Chiefs v Newcastle Falcons, Gloucester Rugby v Worcester Warriors, London Wasps v Northampton Saints, Saracens v Leicester Tigers

Round 11 (weekend of December 28): Newcastle Falcons v London Wasps, Harlequins v Exeter Chiefs, Leicester Tigers v Sale Sharks, London Irish v Gloucester Rugby, Northampton Saints v Bath Rugby, Worcester Warriors v Saracens

Round 12 (weekend of January 4): Newcastle Falcons v Sale Sharks, Gloucester Rugby v Saracens, Leicester Tigers v Bath Rugby, London Irish v Worcester Warriors, Northampton Saints v Harlequins, London Wasps v Exeter Chiefs

Round 13 (weekend of February 8): Sale Sharks v Gloucester Rugby, Worcester Warriors v Leicester Tigers, Bath Rugby v Newcastle Falcons, Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints, Harlequins v London Wasps, Saracens v London Irish

Round 14 (weekend of February 15): Sale Sharks v Saracens, Exeter Chiefs v Bath Rugby, Harlequins v Newcastle Falcons, Leicester Tigers v Gloucester Rugby, London Wasps v London Irish, Northampton Saints v Worcester Warriors

Round 15 (weekend of February 22): Bath Rugby v London Wasps, Gloucester Rugby v Harlequins, Saracens v Exeter Chiefs, Worcester Warriors v Sale Sharks, London Irish v Leicester Tigers, Newcastle Falcons v Northampton Saints

Round 16 (weekend of March 1): Bath Rugby v Saracens, Exeter Chiefs v London Irish, Harlequins v Worcester Warriors, London Wasps v Sale Sharks, Northampton Saints v Gloucester Rugby, Newcastle Falcons v Leicester Tigers

Round 17 (weekend of March 21): Sale Sharks v Northampton Saints, Worcester Warriors v London Wasps, Gloucester Rugby v Newcastle Falcons, Leicester Tigers v Exeter Chiefs, London Irish v Bath Rugby, Saracens v Harlequins

Round 18 (weekend of March 29): Bath Rugby v Sale Sharks, Exeter Chiefs v Gloucester Rugby, Harlequins v London Irish, London Wasps v Saracens, Northampton Saints v Leicester Tigers, Newcastle Falcons v Worcester Warriors

Round 19 (weekend of April 12): Sale Sharks v Harlequins, Gloucester Rugby v Bath Rugby, Leicester Tigers v London Wasps, Saracens v Northampton Saints, Worcester Warriors v Exeter Chiefs, London Irish v Newcastle Falcons

Round 20 (weekend of April 19): Bath Rugby v Worcester Warriors, Exeter Chiefs v Sale Sharks, Harlequins v Leicester Tigers, London Wasps v Gloucester Rugby, Northampton Saints v London Irish, Newcastle Falcons v Saracens

Round 21 (weekend of May 3): Sale Sharks v Leicester Tigers, Bath Rugby v Northampton Saints, Exeter Chiefs v Harlequins, Gloucester Rugby v London Irish, London Wasps v Newcastle Falcons, Saracens v Worcester Warriors

Round 22 (weekend of May 10): Harlequins v Bath Rugby, Leicester Tigers v Saracens, London Irish v Sale Sharks, Newcastle Falcons v Exeter Chiefs, Northampton Saints v London Wasps, Worcester Warriors v Gloucester Rugby

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