TOP BAR - Fixtures

Aviva Premiership Rugby Live on BT Sport and ITV Sport

 

As Aviva Premiership Rugby heads into Round 4 there are three big games which will be in front of the live BT Sport cameras this weekend.

From a West Country derby with some ancient history to one of the most iconic fixtures in the domestic calendar, via a battle between two former Premiership Rugby champions, there is plenty to savour this weekend.

It all kicks off under the Friday Night Lights where Bristol Rugby host a game they have been waiting for since 2010.

In their first season back in the Championship, Bristol faced Exeter Chiefs in a promotion play-off, but after a narrow loss at Sandy Park, went down 29-10 in the return fixture leading to Chiefs’ rise to Premiership Rugby.

Bristol will have the chance to put that right this Friday at Ashton Gate, with the BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 4k UHD cameras in place from 7pm.

Bristol face last year’s Aviva Premiership Rugby Finalists searching for a first win, and looking to bounce back from last week’s 70-22 loss to Wasps.

Exeter also made a slow start but got their season up and running with victory over Harlequins including a Luke Cowan-Dickie hat-trick last weekend.

On Saturday attention turns to the east Midlands and a rather newer rivalry as Northampton Saints entertain Wasps.

Now located just over 30 miles apart, Saints come into the game desperate to make up for the last 20 minutes of their loss to Saracens a week ago.

Very much in contention for much of the game at Allianz Park, indiscipline cost them as the champions scored two converted tries to claim a 27-12 win.

Wasps, meanwhile, arrive fresh from their aforementioned win over Bristol and are sitting pretty with three wins from three to date.

The programme begins at 2.30pm, with kick-off half an hour later on BT Sport 3, BT Sport Extra (red button) & BT Sport 4k UHD.

On Sunday make sure you tune into one of the biggest games in English rugby as Welford Road plays host to Leicester Tigers’ clash with Bath Rugby.

Coverage on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 4k UHD starts at 2.30pm.

The visitors have made a great start to life under Todd Blackadder, with three wins from three, while Leicester picked up a second win thanks to their narrow victory over Newcastle Falcons last time out.

With Leicester having won this fixture last season, Bath will be keen to take revenge.

All of these games as well as Gloucester Rugby v Newcastle Falcons, Harlequins v Saracens and Worcester Warriors v Sale Sharks will be dissected in extensive highlights coverage across the weekend.

Catch up with the first two days of action at 9pm on Saturday on BT Sport 1, while Mark Durden-Smith and David Flatman will break down the entire weekend on Sunday at 8pm on ITV4 and again on ITV at 11.20pm.

And don’t fear if you’ve been completely out of the loop over the weekend – there will be another chance to absorb all of Round 4’s highlights at 12.35am on Tuesday on ITV4.

Your regular mid-week fix of Aviva Premiership Rugby will be Rugby Tonight Extra at 10pm on Wednesday on BT Sport 1.

Live

Friday

Bristol Rugby v Exeter Chiefs

Programme starts at 7pm, kick-off 7.45pm BT Sport 1 & BT Sport 4k UHD

Saturday

Northampton Saints v Wasps

Programme starts at 2.30pm, kick-off at 3pm BT Sport 3 / BT Sport Extra (red button) & BT Sport 4k UHD

Sunday

Leicester Tigers v Bath Rugby

Programme starts at 2.30pm, kick-off 3pm BT Sport 1 & BT Sport 4k UHD

Highlights

Saturday

9pm BT Sport 1

Sunday

8pm ITV4

10.30pm BT Sport 1

11.20pm ITV

Monday

8pm BT Sport 2

Tuesday

12.35am ITV4

Rugby Tonight Extra

Wednesday, 10pm BT Sport 1

Latest News

Toby Flood starts for Newcastle Falcons against Rotherham Titans

Toby Flood makes the first start of his second spell at Newcastle Falcons on Saturday when they host Rotherham Titans…

Joe Marler commits to Harlequins until 2021

Harlequins is thrilled to announce today, Friday 18th August, that England and British and Irish Lions prop, Joe Marler, has…

Joe Marler

European fixtures to be released on Tuesday

The fixtures for the 2017/18 Champions Cup and Challenge Cup season will be announced on Tuesday, 22 August at 3.00pm…

Rokoduguni starts for Bath Rugby against Ospreys

Semesa Rokoduguni will make his first appearance of pre-season when Bath Rugby take on Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium on…

Harlequins team to play Jersey Reds

Harlequins has announced the squad to play Jersey Reds in the final match of the 2017/18 pre-season campaign, at The…

Francis Saili

Stringer starts for Worcester Warriors at Birmingham Moseley

Summer signing Peter Stringer will get his first start for Warriors on Friday night as his side take on Birmingham…

London Irish name side for Ealing Trailfinders clash

London Irish have named a 30-man squad for this Friday’s pre-season clash with Ealing Trailfinders at Hazelwood (kick-off 7.30pm). The…

Gloucester Rugby announce line-ups for preseason friendly at Leinster

Gloucester Rugby will give game time to a number of their first team squad in Leinster on Friday evening as…

American rugby players and coaches to get once in a lifetime opportunity

Thirty American rugby players and coaches are being handed the chance of a lifetime to train in England with Premiership…

Stephen Myler: Northampton Saints ready to fight for the title

Stephen Myler is predicting the closest ever Aviva Premiership Rugby campaign and believes his Northampton Saints side will be right…

Sonatane Takulua expecting big things from Newcastle Falcons this season

Sonatane Takulua believes unity and a collective purpose, combined with an improved playing pool, can help propel Newcastle Falcons up…

Sonatane Takulua

Wasps name team for first pre-season fixture against Ulster

Dai Young has named a 26-man squad to take on Ulster Rugby at Kingspan Stadium in the first pre-season fixture…

Anglo-Welsh Cup 2017-18 launched

WORCESTER WARRIORS have the honour of hosting the opening match in this year’s Anglo-Welsh Cup on Friday 3 November, when…

Leicester Tigers win the Anglo Welsh Cup

Ally Hogg pleased by Newcastle Falcons’ early progress

Ally Hogg believes Newcastle Falcons are well set to attack the new Aviva Premiership season after a double dose of…

Ally Hogg

Topsy Ojo relishing Exiles return to Aviva Premiership Rugby action at HQ

Topsy Ojo believes there could be no more fitting way for London Irish to announce their return as an Aviva…

Newcastle Falcons’ Sonatane Takulua sees Philadelphia trip as a ‘great opportunity’

Newcastle Falcons’ Sonatane Takulua insists his side’s September clash with Saracens in Philadelphia will be no holiday for the players,…

Sonatane Takulua

Harlequins statement: Luke Wallace and Jonas Mikalcius

Harlequins can confirm today (Tuesday 15th August) that flanker Luke Wallace dislocated his hip during the pre-season friendly against London…

Luke Wallace

London Irish kick-off Anglo-Welsh Cup at home to Bath

London Irish will host Bath Rugby at the Madejski Stadium in the opening round of the Anglo-Welsh Cup on Saturday…

London Irish kick-off Anglo-Welsh Cup at home to Bath

HITZ graduate secures first full time job after being inspired by Premiership Rugby final

A teenager from Leigh who overcame a troubled home life and tackled confidence and communication issues thanks to Premiership Rugby…

Lucy Neal