The first 10 Aviva Premiership Rounds are now confirmed, with BT Sport having selected their live games.
Wasps start their 150th Anniversary season and 2017/18 Aviva Premiership Rugby campaign at the Ricoh Arena against Sale Sharks on Saturday 2nd September, kick off 3pm.
Wasps’ first away trip sees them travel to Worcester in round two, on Sunday 10th September, before returning home to the Ricoh Arena to face old foes Harlequins, on Sunday 17th September.
Wasps have a re-match of last season’s Aviva Premiership Final in round four, as Exeter Chiefs host the men in black and gold at Sandy Park on Sunday 24th September, in what is sure to be another hotly-contested clash. The Chiefs make the trip to the Ricoh Arena for the return fixture in February.
The two Aviva Premiership games in November see Wasps host Newcastle Falcons at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday 18th November, before travelling away to newly-promoted London Irish on Sunday 26th November. Please note the slightly later kick off time of 4:30pm on Sunday 18 November, to enable fans to watch the Autumn International between England and Australia on the big screens in the Wasps Nest Fan Village before Wasps game against the Falcons.
Wasps return to Coventry to host Leicester Tigers on the opening weekend of December, as the two sides come face-to-face on Saturday 2nd December, kick off 4:30pm.
Wasps’ Director of Rugby Dai Young shared his thoughts on Wasps 2017/18 fixture schedule:
“The new season starts to feel real when we reach this fixture announcement. Celebrating our 150th this season is very special and we’ll take that as a responsibility as well. Some great players have worn the Wasps’ shirt before our players wearing them this season, so we’ll feel we have a responsibility to back up last season and hopefully go better. It was a good season last season, but there’s still more to come from this team.
“It’s been fantastic playing at the Ricoh Arena and we’re looking forward to being at home for our first game. Sale Sharks have caused us problems most years and they’ve also signed a number of talented players, so we know it’s going to be tough. But we’ve got to back ourselves at home and we want to start the season strongly, with a good performance.
“It’s a massive start for us with some real hard games in there. A lot of teams have recruited strongly again and it becomes more and more competitive every year. Exeter and Wasps only lost four games last season, but I think it will be very tough to repeat that this season. Every game is one we could win, but equally every game is one we could lose which makes it such an exciting competition. It’s actually easy to get excited about every game, there are some mouth-watering matches for fans, players and coaching staff.
“For us it’s about continuity now. It’s about building on what we’ve done over the last couple of seasons and learning from strong experiences. We’ve gone through some pain – losing in a couple of quarter finals and semi finals, then the final last season. We want to be up there again at the end of the season, competing for things. That’s easier said than done, talk is cheap and there’s a lot of hard work to be done between now and the end of the season. We’re just looking forward to it getting underway, as I’m sure are our fans. We look forward to seeing them at the Ricoh Arena for our first game against Sale Sharks on Saturday 2 September.”
Tickets go on sale in the earlybird window on Monday 10th July for the opening game at the Ricoh Arena Wasps v Sale Sharks.
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Don’t miss the fun in Wasps’ special 150th celebratory season!
Saturday, 2 September 2017 15:00: Wasps v Sale Sharks – Ricoh Arena
Sunday, 10 September 2017 15:00: Worcester Warriors v Wasps – Sixways – BT Sport
Sunday, 17 September 2017 15:00: Wasps v Harlequins – Ricoh Arena – BT Sport
Sunday, 24 September 2017 15:00: Exeter Chiefs v Wasps – Sandy Park – BT Sport
Sunday, 1 October 2017 15:00: Wasps v Bath Rugby – Ricoh Arena – BT Sport
Sunday, 8 October 2017 15:00: Saracens v Wasps – Allianz Park – BT Sport
Saturday, 28 October 2017 15:00: Northampton Saints v Wasps – Franklin’s Gardens – BT Sport
Saturday, 18 November 2017 16:30: Wasps v Newcastle Falcons – Ricoh Arena
Sunday, 26 November 2017 15:00: London Irish v Wasps – Madejski Stadium
Saturday, 2 December 2017 16:30: Wasps v Leicester Tigers – Ricoh Arena – BT Sport
22/23/24 December 2017 tbc: Wasps v Gloucester Rugby – Ricoh Arena
29/30/31 December 2017 tbc: Bath Rugby v Wasps – The Rec
05/06/07 January 2018 tbc: Wasps v Saracens – Ricoh Arena
09/10/11 February 2018 tbc: Harlequins v Wasps – The Twickenham Stoop
16/17/18 February 2018 tbc: Wasps v Exeter Chiefs – Ricoh Arena
23/24/25 February 2018 tbc: Gloucester Rugby v Wasps – Kingsholm
02/03/04 March 2018 tbc: Wasps v London Irish – Ricoh Arena
23/24/25 March 2018 tbc: Leicester Tigers v Wasps – Welford Road
06/07/08 April 2018 tbc: Sale Sharks v Wasps – AJ Bell stadium
13/14/15 April 2018 tbc: Wasps v Worcester Warriors – Ricoh Arena
27/28/29 April 2018 tbc: Wasps v Northampton Saints – Ricoh Arena
Saturday, 5 May 2018 tbc: Newcastle Falcons v Wasps – Kingston Park
18/19 May 2018 tbc: TBC v TBC – TBC – BT Sport
Saturday, 26 May 2018 tbc: TBC v TBC – Twickenham Stadium – BT Sport