The two clubs also met in the final round last season with Bath victorious 39-3 at The Rec. Bath have won their last five matches against Leeds in all competitions.
Leeds Carnegie have not won on the opening weekend of a Premiership season since they defeated Leicester 26-13 at Headingley Carnegie in 2002. Leeds have won three of their last four home matches.
Bath Rugby play away from home on the opening weekend for a third successive season, and visit Headingley Carnegie in round one for the third time, losing 6-10 in 2001 and winning 44-32 in 2003. Bath’s only defeat in their last dozen Premiership regular season matches was 20-43 at Leicester in April.
Referee: J.P.Doyle (12th Premiership game)
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