Saracens to begin title defence at Newcastle
PUBLISHED: 11:13 06 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:13 06 July 2018
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First home game for Sarries is against Bristol Bears on September 8
Saracens will begin the defence of their Gallagher Premiership title with a trip to Newcastle Falcons on September 1.
The fixtures for the new league season were announced on Friday morning, with Sarries set to hit the road on the opening weekend.
The first home match comes on September 8 when Mark McCall’s men welcome newly-promoted Bristol Bears to Allianz Park.
The other fixtures in the opening month of the season sees the north Londoners visit Northampton Saints on September 15, host Gloucester on September 23 and entertain Bath on September 29.
The first London derby of the season takes place on October 6, when Saracens make the trip to Harlequins, with the return fixture on March 23.
Sarries’ final home game of the season is against Exeter Chiefs, who they beat in last season’s final, on May 4, before ending the league campaign at Worcester Warriors on May 18.
Saracens fixtures in full (home games in bold; all fixtures subject to change):
Sep 1: Newcastle Falcons
Sep 8: BRISTOL BEARS
Sep 15: Northampton Saints
Sep 23: GLOUCESTER
Sep 29: BATH
Oct 6: Harlequins
Nov 17: SALE SHARKS
Nov 25: Leicester Tigers
Dec 1: WASPS
Dec 22: Exeter Chiefs
Dec 29: WORCESTER WARRIORS
Jan 5: Sale Sharks
Feb 16: LEICESTER TIGERS
Feb 23: Gloucester
Mar 2: NORTHAMPTON SAINTS
Mar 9: Bath
Mar 23: HARLEQUINS
Apr 6: NEWCASTLE FALCONS
Apr 13: Bristol Bears
Apr 27: Wasps
May 4: EXETER CHIEFS
May 18: Worcester Warriors
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