Fixtures - Top Bar

Aviva Premiership Rugby Fixtures: Rounds 1-6

Premiership Rugby can today confirm the fixtures for the first six rounds of the Aviva Premiership Rugby season, including 18 matches live on BT Sport.

With the competition starting six weeks later than normal – due to the Rugby World Cup – Premiership Rugby and BT Sport have taken the unprecedented step of confirming the fixtures a full 13 weeks ahead of the first match on 16 October.

This decision has been made to allow supporters and the 12 Aviva Premiership Rugby clubs time to plan for what is expected to be a compelling new season.

The television selections have presented newly-promoted Worcester Warriors with a compelling start, in front of the BT Sport cameras, against the champions of 2014, Northampton Saints on Friday 16 October. The opener is followed less than 24 hours later when last season's runners-up Bath Rugby entertain the side that finished fifth, Exeter Chiefs.

"We are all very excited about our return to the Aviva Premiership and to open the season at home in front of the BT Sport cameras against a side of the calibre of Northampton Saints is what winning promotion back to this league is all about," said Worcester's chief executive Jim O'Toole.

The tenth anniversary London Double Header will take place at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 28 November, with both matches live on BT Sport, Saracens taking on Worcester Warriors at 3.15pm, followed by London Irish hosting Wasps at 5.30pm.

On the weekends of the Rugby World Cup semi-finals and Final, BT Sport will show two live matches, the first on Friday 23 October sees the champions, Saracens travel to Kingsholm and two days later the Leicester Tigers make their 2015-16 live TV debut at home to Conor O'Shea's Harlequins.

The day after the Rugby World Cup Final BT Sport will show an intriguing double-header with Exeter Chiefs heading to Newcastle Falcons followed by Leicester Tigers hosting Wasps in a Midlands derby.

Once the Rugby World Cup is over BT Sport will deliver three televised blockbusters showing four live matches in both rounds four, five and six.

"This season we have given supporters more notice than ever before of the televised fixtures to ensure they can plan ahead. This was an important issue for us and we thank BT Sport for their co-operation to achieve this objective," said Premiership Rugby's Commercial Director Dominic Hayes.

"This season is the start of a new six-year deal with BT Sport to broadcast Aviva Premiership Rugby live and after seeing the audience grow by 50% over the previous two campaigns we are delighted to be kicking off the new era in style."

Simon Green, head of BT Sport said: "2015 is an exciting year for rugby union and we're looking forward to our third season of broadcasting the Aviva Premiership and continuing to grow audiences on BT Sport."

For a full list of fixtures see premiershiprugby.com/matchcentre

The 18 live matches on BT Sport are:

Friday 16 October (7.45pm) – Worcester Warriors v Northampton Saints at Sixways
Saturday 17 October (2pm) – Bath Rugby v Exeter Chiefs at The Recreation Ground

Friday 23 October (7.45pm) – Gloucester Rugby v Saracens at Kingsholm Stadium
Sunday 25 October (2pm) – Leicester Tigers v Harlequins at Welford Road

Sunday 1 November (1pm) – Newcastle Falcons v Exeter Chiefs at Kingston Park
Sunday 1 November (3.15pm) – Leicester Tigers v Wasps at Welford Road

Friday 6 November (7.45pm) – Harlequins v Sale Sharks at Twickenham Stoop
Saturday 7 November (3.15pm) – Northampton Saints v Saracens at Franklin's Gardens
Saturday 7 November (5.30pm) – Exeter Chiefs v Leicester Tigers at Sandy Park
Sunday 8 November (3pm) – Wasps v Gloucester Rugby at Ricoh Arena

Friday 27 November (7.45pm) – Northampton Saints v Gloucester Rugby at Franklin's Gardens
Saturday 28 November (3.15pm) – Saracens v Worcester Warriors at Twickenham Stadium
Saturday 28 November (5.30pm) – London Irish v Wasps at Twickenham Stadium
Sunday 29 November (3pm) – Leicester Tigers v Bath Rugby at Welford Road

Friday 4 December (7.45pm) – Gloucester Rugby v Sale Sharks at Kingsholm Stadium
Saturday 5 December (3.15pm) – Bath Rugby v Northampton Saints at The Recreation Ground
Saturday 5 December (5.30pm) – Wasps v Exeter Chiefs at Ricoh Arena
Sunday 6 December (3pm) – Newcastle Falcons v Saracens at Kingston Park
                
In a non-televised change to the schedule Sale Sharks v Worcester Warriors will take place on Friday 23 October kicking off at 8pm.
 

Latest News

Match Report: Wasps 35 Gloucester Rugby 22

Wasps utility back Jimmy Gopperth claimed 25 points including a hat-trick as his team restored a six-point advantage at the…

Match Report: Bristol Rugby 12 Bath Rugby 11

Gavin Henson kicked 12 points against former club Bath Rugby on his first Aviva Premiership Rugby start since October as…

Match Reaction: Exeter Chiefs 36 Newcastle Falcons 14

They may have gone above defending champions Saracens and into second place in the Aviva Premiership Rugby table, but Exeter…

Match Reaction: Saracens 29 Sale Sharks 18

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall picked out back rower Joel Conlon as the stand-out player in his side’s 29-18…

Match Reaction: Northampton Saints 24 Worcester Warriors 14

Jim Mallinder backed his side to continue their push up the table after they moved into Aviva Premiership Rugby’s top…

Match Report: Northampton Saints 24 Worcester Warriors 14

Mikey Haywood scored two tries as Northampton Saints came from behind to down Worcester Warriors and move into Aviva Premiership Rugby's…

Match Report: Exeter Chiefs 36 Newcastle Falcons 14

Exeter Chiefs fought their way to a bonus point victory over Newcastle Falcons to move up to second in Aviva…

Match Report: Saracens 29 Sale Sharks 18

Saracens recorded their first Aviva Premiership Rugby win since New Year’s Day with a 29-18 success over an in-form Sale…

Match Reaction: Harlequins 18 Leicester Tigers 27

Assistant coach Geordan Murphy tipped his cap to a steely second-half showing from the Leicester Tigers replacements, who changed the…

England Under-20 secure impressive bonus-point win over Italy

England secured their third bonus-point win of the 2017 Six Nations with an eight-try 46-0 victory over Italy at the…

Match Report: Harlequins 18 Leicester Tigers 27

Leicester Tigers’ impressive second-half comeback saw them score 24 unanswered points and stun hosts Harlequins at Twickenham Stoop to claim…