29 November 2022
Premiership Rugby can confirm that two matches have been added to the Premiership Rugby Cup schedule to allow a fair and equitable qualification for the competition's semi-finals.
As approved unanimously by all Premiership Clubs at an Investor Board meeting, matches between Bristol Bears and Sale Sharks and London Irish and Bath will be staged at a date to be confirmed, to complete the qualification process.
Exeter Chiefs will also receive a points allocation from the match that should have been played against Worcester Warriors.
Once these adjustments have been completed the sides eligible for the last-four will have played four matches allowing for a fair and equitable semi-final qualification from the three pools.
London Irish currently sit second in Pool 3 of the 2022/23 tournament with 15 points after three games, two points behind current leaders Northampton Saints, who have played all four of their pool fixtures.
Bath sits fourth in Pool 1 after three matches, unable to pick up a victory thus far in the competition after defeats to Gloucester Rugby, Bristol Bears and Exeter Chiefs.
Dates, kick-off times and ticket information for Irish’s match with Bath Rugby will be released in due course.