Fixtures - Top Bar

Aviva Premiership Rugby Live on TV

The New Year arrives with a bang with four cracking Aviva Premiership Rugby games live on BT Sport 1 this weekend.

It all kicks off on New Year’s Day with coverage of Northampton Saints v Exeter Chiefs from 2.30pm.

Northampton Saints have an excellent record at Franklin’s Gardens in Aviva Premiership Rugby, with Saracens (twice) being the only side to win there since Exeter Chiefs were victorious in November 2014.

Exeter Chiefs are the form team in Aviva Premiership Rugby over the last six rounds, having dropped only two possible league points in that period. Chiefs have won three of their last four away games in the tournament.

On Saturday, BT Sport will show a mouth-watering double header starting at Allianz Park at 3pm for the 3.15pm kick-off between two recent Aviva Premiership Rugby Champions, Saracens and Leicester Tigers.

Saracens’ incredible recent record means that they have won their last 14 first team matches since 10 May when Exeter Chiefs beat them at Allianz Park in Aviva Premiership Rugby. This loss is Saracens’ only defeat at Allianz Park in any tournament since November 2014.

Leicester Tigers are also hitting top form having won their last seven matches in all tournaments since also being beaten by Exeter at Sandy Park in round 4 of Aviva Premiership Rugby.

The second part of the Saturday double-header, Sale Sharks v Wasps, kicks off live at 5.30pm. Sharks are unbeaten at home in any tournament since Harlequins won at the AJ Bell Stadium last April, while Wasps have won their last three away games at Leinster, London Irish and Bath Rugby.

Worcester Warriors v Harlequins rounds off the weekend on Sunday, coverage on BT Sport 1 starting at 2.45pm and kick-off at 3pm.

Worcester Warriors 20-29 defeat to Leicester Tigers in their most recent Aviva Premiership Rugby home game ended a three-game home winning run in the league.

Harlequins come into the match on the back of their unforgettable 39-39 draw with Gloucester Rugby, having only lost one of their last nine fixtures in all tournaments: 25-26 to Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park in round 5 of Aviva Premiership Rugby. Harlequins have achieved a try bonus point in each of their last seven matches in all competitions.

Live

Friday

Northampton Saints v Exeter Chiefs, programme starts at 2.30pm, kick-off 3pm BT Sport 1

Saturday

Programme starts at 3pm, BT Sport 1:

Saracens v Leicester Tigers, kick-off 3.15pm
Sale Sharks v Wasps, kick-off 5.30pm

Sunday

Worcester Warriors v Harlequins, programme starts at 2.45pm, kick-off 3pm BT Sport 1

Highlights

Sunday

ITV4 – 8pm
ITV – 11.20pm

Monday

ITV4 – 11.50pm

Rugby Tonight Extra – Thursday 7.30pm BT Sport 1

Rugby Tonight – Monday 8pm BT Sport 2

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…