Premiership Rugby today confirmed that Aviva Premiership Rugby champions Leicester Tigers will start the defence of their title at home to Dean Ryan's Worcester Warriors, live on BT Sport.
The Tigers who claimed their historic tenth Aviva Premiership Rugby title in May, beating Northampton Saints 37-17, face the Warriors on Sunday 8 September, kicking off at 2pm.
The Tigers move from their Welford Road home in round two to face one of their oldest rivals in Bath, a match which celebrates the 100th anniversary of games between the two sides. The first match was on 13 September 1913.
The opening weekend of the Aviva Premiership Rugby season will kick off on Friday 6 September when newly-promoted Newcastle Falcons have the honour of opening the new campaign.
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