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Premiership club reveal they have explored possibility of relocating to Wales

English rugby giants Bath have discussed an audacious bid to bring the Gallagher Premiership to Wales next season while their new stadium is being built in the west country.

The ground-share options included Cardiff Arms Park, Newport’s Rodney Parade and Cardiff City Stadium, home of the Bluebirds.

The details are revealed in an exhibition in the Bath Guildhall that outlines the club’s proposals for a temporary home.

Bath confirm talks have taken place with a number of existing stadium owners, but they make it clear they prefer a different option.

If planning permission is granted, construction of a new 18,000-capacity permanent stadium on The Rec would start during the 2019-20 season.

As well as the three Welsh venues explored as options, Bath considered relocating to Premiership rivals Bristol and Gloucester, as well as football stadia at Bristol Rovers, Swindon, Yeovil and Reading.


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