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Aviva Premiership Rugby clubs live on TV in Europe

After a stormer for the Aviva Premiership Rugby clubs in Europe last weekend, Round 4 of the European Rugby Champions Cup and the European Rugby Challenge Cup sees a packed weekend of live TV action. (Please see full TV listings below. Times listed are GMT).

The live TV starts tonight with Newcastle Falcons travelling to Stade Francais Paris where the game will kick-off at 7.45pm live on Sky Sports 1.

Newcastle have scored eight first-half tries in the European Rugby Challenge Cup this season, more than any other club and twice as many as Stade. Newcastle won 17 and lost just one of their lineouts last weekend.

Friday’s TV action sees Bath Rugby hosting Montpellier on BT Sport 2.  The game kicks-off at 7.45pm.

Bath’s 25-point win over Montpellier last weekend was their biggest win on French soil. Leroy Houston made the most tackles of any player on the pitch last Friday (9/9) and George Ford’s 15 points took him over the 100-point mark (108) for Bath in European competition.

There are four games to watch on Saturday starting with Northampton Saints v Benetton Treviso at 3.15pm on BT Sport 2.

Northampton Saints have won five of their last six in Europe’s top flight, their best run of form since winning eight on the bounce on their way to the final in 2010-11. In his first European Rugby Champions Cup start, Northampton Saints Tom Stephenson best more defenders (five) than any other player last week.

RC Toulon v Leicester Tigers kicks off at 3.15pm on BT Sport 1.  The Tigers win over Toulon last Sunday came exactly a year to the day that the reigning champions’ nine-match winning run in Europe’s top flight started.  Leicester are the first English club to beat Toulon in Europe’s top competition.

The all Aviva Premiership Rugby clash between Saracens and Sale Sharks kicks off at Allianz Park at 5.15pm live on Sky Sports 2.

Sale Sharks loss to Saracens last weekend was their first to English opposition in Europe’s top flight.  Saracens Jamie George was 14/14 with lineout throws and his opposite number Sale Sharks Marc Jones was 12/12 last week.

Leinster v Harlequins rounds off Saturday’s action live on BT Sport 2 at 7.45pm.

Leinster and Harlequins have faced each other twice in Europe’s top competition winning one apiece.  Asaeli Tikoirotuma was the only player to hit three figures for metres gained in Round 3 (106m).

Sunday’s action is live on Sky Sports 2 as Wasps welcome Castres Olympique to Adams Park with coverage from 12.30pm and kick-off at 1pm.

Wasps have won their last two games against French opposition in the tournament as they come into their last ever game at Adams Park.  Sailosi Tagicakibau led the way in terms of clean breaks (3) and was joint second for defenders beaten (5) in Round 3.

Live on TV

Kick-off times are GMT

European Rugby Challenge Cup

Thursday 11 December

7.45pm Stade Francais Paris v Newcastle Falcons – Sky Sports 1 / beIN SPORTS

European Rugby Champions Cup

Friday 12 December

7.45pm Bath Rugby v Montpellier – BT Sport 2 / beIN SPORTS

Saturday 13 December

3.15pm Northampton Saints v Benetton Treviso – BT Sport 2
3.15pm RC Toulon v Leicester Tigers – BT Sport 1 / beIN SPORTS
5.15pm Saracens v Sale Sharks – Sky Sports 2 / beIN SPORTS
7.45pm Leinster Rugby v Harlequins – BT Sport 2                                                                                         

Sunday 14 December

1pm Wasps v Castres Olympique – Sky Sports 2 / beIN SPORTS
 

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