ROYAL Wootton Bassett's Ballards Ash ground will host a Premiership Rugby A League encounter between Gloucester and Exeter Chiefs in December, it was announced today.

The Cherry and Whites will take on the Devon visitors in their round six fixture on Monday, December 18 (7.30pm) at Bassett's Malmesbury Road home as part of their drive to take their A League matches on the road.

A Gloucester Rugby statement said: "The club recognised the large number of supporters that travel regularly from the Swindon and Wiltshire area, and are delighted to be taking the game to (Royal) Wootton Bassett RFC and the strengthening of the relationship between the club and its local clubs.''