West Country derby

A West Country derby is a sporting fixture involving teams from the West Country, in England.


The term has been used to describe matches between any two of the following clubs:


West Country derby is also a phrase used in rugby, one of the fiercest rivalries is between Bath and Gloucester.[1]


Games between Somerset and Gloucestershire can be referred to as a West Country derby.[2]


  1. "Gloucester v Bath: The legend of the West County derby". BBC. 11 April 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  2. "Tonight's derby Somerset v Gloucestershire is huge game - Marcus Trescothick". thisisbristol.co.uk. Bristol Evening Post. 18 June 2010. Retrieved 18 July 2016.