LONDON Welsh will open their LV= Cup campaign by taking on Bath at the Rec on the weekend of October 31, November 1-2.

The Oxford-based Exiles have been drawn in Pool 4 alongside Harlequins, champions Exeter Chiefs and Ospreys.

But they will play the teams in Pool 1 – Saracens, Gloucester, Newport Gwent Dragons and Bath.

Only the pool winners progress to the semi-finals.


Round 1 – October 31 - November 1-2

Bath v London Welsh

Round 2 – November 7-9

London Welsh v Gloucester Rugby

Round 3 – January 30-31 - February 1

London Welsh v Saracens

Round 4 – February 6-8

Newport Gwent Dragons v London Welsh