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Saracens to begin title defence at Newcastle

PUBLISHED: 11:13 06 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:13 06 July 2018

Saracens will begin the Gallagher Premiership season at Newcastle Falcons' Kingston Park on September 1 (pic: Richard Sellers/PA)

Saracens will begin the Gallagher Premiership season at Newcastle Falcons' Kingston Park on September 1 (pic: Richard Sellers/PA)

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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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