Revealed: Who will kick off new Premiership season
NEWS: The Premiership announced the dates for the start and fixtures for the 2020-21 season.
Harlequins and Exeter Chiefs have been handed the honour of kicking off the Premiership season.
The two sides will meet on Friday, November 20, at the Twickenham Stoop, the first game of a campaign that will end with the Premiership Final on Saturday 26 June.
The match at the Stoop is one of two on the first Friday of the season as Steve Diamond’s Sale Sharks will also take centre stage on the opening, entertaining Northampton Saints at the AJ Bell Stadium.
Both Harlequins and Northampton Saints will pass significant milestones in this season, with both set to play their 500th Premiership matches, joining a select band of six other clubs who have already reached the mark.
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Newly-promoted Newcastle Falcons are welcomed back to Premiership with a trip to the Recreation Ground on Saturday 21 November, kicking off the day at 12.30.
The Falcons clash is followed by Leicester Tigers v Gloucester and London Irish making the trip to Worcester Warriors.
The first round of Premiership culminates at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday 22 November where Wasps face Pat Lam’s Bristol Bears.
London Irish will celebrate a historic day for the club in Round 2 when they will host their first match at the new Brentford Community Stadium, when they entertain Leicester Tigers on Sunday 29 November. The Brentford Community Stadium will become the 39th different venue to stage a Premiership match.
The Exiles’ home opener brings the curtain down on Round 2, the first match being on Friday 27 November as Sale Sharks make their only trip north of the season, taking on Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park.
We have four matches on Saturday 28 November, Northampton Saints hosting Harlequins, Bristol Bears entertaining Worcester Warriors, Exeter Chiefs taking on Bath and Wasps making the journey to Kingsholm to face Gloucester.