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Aviva Premiership 2017-18: Exeter to start defence with derby clash against Gloucester

Aviva Premiership 2017-18: Exeter to start defence with derby clash against Gloucester

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Exeter will begin the defence of their Aviva Premiership title in a west country derby against Gloucester at Kingsholm on Friday, September 1.The fixture launches the 2017-18 season alongside Newcastle's home clash with Worcester, which is staged on the same evening.Runners-up Wasps, who lost 23-20 to Exeter in the final two months ago, launch their quest for the crown against Sale at the Ricoh Arena on September 2.The customary Twickenham double-header returns on the Saturday when European champions Saracens face Northampton before promoted London Irish tackle Harlequins.Two old rivals complete the opening weekend's fixtures when Leicester and Bath meet at Welford Road."It doesn't matter who won the Premiership last season, the league table right now says zero points and we have got to st...