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Sale Sharks v Exeter Chiefs kicks off the live TV action tonight, with a match that BT Sport has made free for everyone to watch. Coverage starts at 7pm on BT Sport 2.

UK viewers can watch Sharks against Chiefs either online at www.btsport.com or on TV via BT TV and Sky platforms. Republic of Ireland viewers can watch on the Sky platform. Click here to find out more.

Sale Sharks have won their last three Aviva Premiership Rugby matches and climbed from 10th to 6th place in the league table in the process.

Exeter Chiefs are the second best side in Aviva Premiership Rugby on current form having amassed 22 league points from their last six matches, just two points behind table-topping Northampton Saints haul.

A Saturday double header starts at 3pm on BT Sport 1 with the East Midlands derby, Northampton Saints v Leicester Tigers.

Northampton Saints only defeat in their last nine first team games was 18-24 at home to Exeter Chiefs in Aviva Premiership Rugby on 14 November.

Leicester Tigers are unbeaten in their last four Aviva Premiership Rugby encounters since going down at Gloucester Rugby in round 5.

The second game on Saturday sees a West Country derby when Gloucester Rugby host Bath Rugby also live on BT Sport 1 with kick off at 5.30pm.

Gloucester Rugby have won their last three matches in all tournaments, at London Irish in Aviva Premiership Rugby and home and away against Zebre in the European Rugby Challenge Cup.

Bath Rugby have won their last five matches in all tournaments since their 6-18 loss at Exeter Chiefs in the LV= Cup on 8 November.

Bath have won their last three fixtures against Gloucester in Aviva Premiership Rugby but have not won four in a row in the tournament against their fierce rivals since 2001.
 
On Sunday, the Ricoh Arena becomes the 34th venue to stage a Premiership Rugby game. Wasps welcome London Irish to their new home with coverage on BT Sport 2 from 1 pm and kick off at 2pm.

The Ricoh Arena will become Wasps fourth different home venue in the tournament following Loftus Road, Adams Park and nine games at Twickenham, but they did take a European Cup home fixture to the venue, beating Munster there, 24-23, in November 2007.

Wasps have lost their last two Aviva Premiership Rugby matches but have not lost three in a row in the tournament since March.

London Irish’s six game losing run in all competitions ended with their 34-23 home win over Cardiff Blues in the European Rugby Challenge Cup on Saturday.

Both Aviva Premiership Rugby meetings between these two teams last season were won by the away side on the day while the overall tally between the two clubs in Premiership Rugby is 20 wins to Wasps and 14 to London Irish.

Live

Friday

Sale Sharks v Exeter Chiefs – programme starts at 7pm, kick off 7.45pm, BT Sport 2 (available free on Sky, Setanta in Ireland and online)
 
Saturday

Double Header, programme starts at 3pm, BT Sport 1:

Northampton Saints v Leicester Tigers, kick off 3.15pm

Gloucester Rugby v Bath Rugby, kick off 5.30pm
 
Sunday

Wasps v London Irish, programme starts at 1pm, kick-off 2pm, BT Sport 2
 
Highlights
 
Sunday

ITV4 – 8pm
ITV – 11.45pm

Monday

ITV4 – Midnight
 
Rugby Tonight

Monday, BT Sport 1, 8pm

No Rugby Tonight Extra next week

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