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Anglo-Welsh Cup fixtures for new season

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Leicester Tigers will open their Anglo-Welsh Cup campaign in the new season with a game away to Bath Rugby.

Tigers host Newport Gwent Dragons in Round 2, there is a Welford Road clash against East Midlands neighbours Northampton Saints in Round 3 before Tigers complete their pool fixtures away to Saracens.

The cup returns for the 2016/17 season with Tigers drawn in Pool 4 and, following the rules of the competition, will face each of the teams in Pool 1.

The opening game pitches Richard Cockerill’s men against Aviva Premiership opponents Bath on Friday, November 4 (7.45pm) at the Recreation Ground. The game has been selected for live coverage on BT Sport.

Tigers are at home in Round 2 against Guinness PRO12 side Newport Gwent Dragons. The game is a 3pm kick-off on Saturday, November 12.

Tigers are at home to Saints on the weekend of January 28 before travelling to Saracens on the weekend of February 4.

To qualify for the semi-finals, Tigers will have to finish top of Pool 1, above Gloucester Rugby, Newcastle Falcons and Scarlets.

Pool fixtures in the Anglo-Welsh Cup are included in Tigers season tickets. Season tickets are available now from the Welford Road ticket office, on 0116 319 8888 (option 2) and online.

Keep an eye on the Tigers website and social media channels for details of when Anglo-Welsh Cup match tickets go on sale.

Click here for the Tigers fixture list.

Round 1 – Friday, November 4
Bath Rugby v Leicester Tigers, kick-off 7.45pm Recreation Ground
Round 2 – Saturday, November 12
Leicester Tigers v Newport Gwent Dragons, kick-off 3pm Welford Road
Round 3 – Weekend of January 28
Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints, Welford Road
Round 4 – Weekend of February 4
Saracens v Leicester Tigers, Allianz Park

Pool 1
Leicester Tigers
Gloucester Rugby
Newcastle Falcons

Pool 2
Exeter Chiefs
Sale Sharks
Worcester Warriors

Pool 3
Bristol Rugby
Cardiff Blues

Pool 4
Bath Rugby
Newport Gwent Dragons
Northampton Saints