The 2019-20 Premiership season will start with Bristol hosting West Country rivals Bath on Friday, 18 October.
Leicester Tigers sign utility back EW Viljoen as well as back-rowers Hanro Liebenberg and Jordan Coghlan.
Former Leicester Tigers player and boss Pat Howard has returned to the club as a mentor to the coaching team.
Leicester Tigers have been put up for sale to help ensure they remain a Premiership force, says chief executive Simon Cohen.
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Mike Ford tells BBC East Midlands Today that Geordan Murphy remains "the boss" at Leicester Tigers after arriving at Welford Road to help the club avoid Premiership relegation.
Martyn Williams and Jordan Crane revisit rugby's first shootout, 10 years on from Leicester's dramatic European win over Cardiff Blues.
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