Eight weeks of training, gearing up for the season ahead... New faces, new systems, new grimaces.
Three from three away from home with victories at Ilkley, Colwyn Bay and Donnybrook.
The dream start to the club's Premiership campaign with a first win at Franklin's Gardens in sixteen years!
Seven tries and a 58-5 scoreline proved a fitting way to start the season at the Rec.
Not one to neglect his army of adoring fans, Leroy Houston made a try-scoring return in blue black and white as temporary injury cover.
Bath battled to take the West Country derby day spoils, beating Gloucester 6-15.
A 50th Premiership try from Matt Banahan opened the scoring under the Friday night lights, with further points from Kahn Fotuali'i and a 70 yard run in from prop Kane Palma-Newport.
Strong defence from the visitors in the closing minutes ensured a 22 - 25 win against Pau.
Unforgettable drama deep into overtime at Sandy Park as Semesa Rokoduguni finishes off a match-winning try to seal a 10 - 13 win.
The 2017 Challenge Cup campaign saw trips to exotic far-flung European locales like Cardiff and Bristol.
Bath sealed their place in the last four of the Challenge Cup with a 34 - 20 win over their 1998 Heineken Cup Final opponents Brive.
The visit of Northampton Saints had everything: Semesa Rokoduguni making his 100th appearance for the club, a try of the season from scrum half Chris Cook and a last gasp match-winning conversion from Rhys Priestland.
The home of English rugby was turned blue, black and white, and the vast majority of the 61,868 attendance left happy after a dramatic finish saw Bath beat Leicester Tigers 27 - 21.
The Rec was rocking on the final home game of the season after a six try win against local rivals Gloucester, including a hat-trick for Bath's British Lion Taulupe Faletau.
Some fantastic wins both home and away, a number of younger members of the squad stepping up, and Champions Cup qualification secured for next year.
As always, it’s been a massive privilege to cover the team.