Fixtures - Top Bar

BT Sport and ITV Sport coverage of Aviva Premiership Rugby

Aviva Premiership Rugby Round 17 takes centre stage this weekend as the battle for top four spots heats up at Welford Road with Leicester Tigers and Exeter Chiefs live on BT Sport 1 & BT Sport 4k UHD on Friday night.

It is a 7.45pm kick-off in Leicester, with the programme starting at 7pm, as two sides in red-hot form push their chances for a spot in the Aviva Premiership Rugby semi-finals.

Aaron Mauger’s side have won their last three Aviva Premiership Rugby encounters, with big bonus-point wins over Gloucester Rugby and Bristol Rugby at home and a thrilling comeback 27-18 win against Harlequins last Friday.

Chiefs played out a remarkable game with Newcastle Falcons in Round 16, running out 36-14 winners in arguably the season’s most expansive game.

On Saturday, fourth plays first as Bath Rugby look to avenge their 40-26 loss at the Ricoh in front of their faithful fans at the Rec, which you can see on BT Sport 2 & BT Sport 4k UHD from 2.30pm, with a 3pm kick-off.

Both sides are stacked full of attacking firepower – any game including Semesa Rokoduguni, Ben Tapuai, Christian Wade and Kurtley Beale is near-enough guaranteed fireworks.

And with Bristol Rugby turning Bath over at Ashton Gate in Round 16 and Wasps looking to press their advantage at the Aviva Premiership summit, neither outfit will be short of motivation.

As if that wasn’t enough, on Sunday there is what could be the most highly-charged game of the year as 11th-place Worcester Warriors take on 12th-place Bristol at Sixways with just two points separating them.

Gavin Henson was the star of the show with 12 points against Bath, while Worcester have been bolstered by the return of Francois Hougaard and both sides have relatively new faces on the coaching staff.

Director of rugby Gary Gold has already overseen a win over Saracens in his time with Worcester and Bristol coaching consultant Alan Solomons landed his own scalp against Bath, watch all the build-up from 2.30 pm on BT Sport 1  and BT Sport 4K UHD.

Friday 3 March:

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

Leicester Tigers v Exeter Chiefs


Saturday 4 March:

Programme starts at 2.30pm, kick off 3pm BT Sport 2 & BT Sport 4k UHD

Bath v Wasps

9pm BT Sport 1

Aviva Premiership Rugby Highlights


Sunday 5 March:

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

Worcester Warriors v Bristol Rugby

11.50pm ITV

Aviva Premiership Rugby Highlights


Monday 6 March

5.45pm ITV4

Aviva Premiership Rugby Highlights

11.50pm ITV4

Aviva Premiership Rugby Highlights


Wednesday 8 March

6.30pm BT Sport 1

Rugby Tonight Extra

Latest News

World Rugby welcomes Berlin Consensus Statement on concussion in sport

Expert group publishes comprehensive review of scientific papers on concussion Rugby continues to be aligned with recommended best practice Cross-sport…

Mark Lambert issues rallying call for Harlequins’ top-six push

A third season in a row without top flight European rugby is not an option for a club of Harlequins’…

Gloucester’s Henry Trinder: Top-six place at stake adds to West Country derby

Gloucester will be travelling to The Rec for their West Country derby against Bath in the Aviva Premiership on Sunday…

Henry Trinder

Referee appointments: Barnes, Garner and Doyle all in action

Three of Aviva Premiership Rugby’s most experienced referees will take to the field this weekend as another highly-charged round of…

The Premiership Rugby Final Photographic competition

To mark exactly one month to go to the 15th Premiership Rugby Final, on 27 May, Premiership Rugby are holding a…

Owen Farrell

Wasps team to play Harlequins at The Stoop

Director of Rugby Dai Young has named his side to travel to The Twickenham Stoop on Friday night to face…

Josh Bassett

Newcastle Falcons team to face Worcester Warriors

Sonatane Takulua returns as one of five changes to Newcastle Falcons’ team for Friday’s Aviva Premiership visit of Worcester Warriors…

Sonatane Takulua

Heem returns for Worcester Warriors for Newcastle Falcons trip

Worcester Warriors have made four changes to the starting line-up ahead of Friday night’s trip to Kingston Park to take…

Bryce Heem

Harlequins team to play Wasps

Harlequins has announced the team to play Wasps in Round 21 of the Aviva Premiership at The Stoop tomorrow, kick-off…

Nick Evans

Ian Evans to retire from professional rugby

Based on medical advice, Ian Evans has regrettably had to retire from professional rugby following fifteen years in the sport.…

Ian Evans

Saracens to bid farewell to legendary pair against Bristol

On Saturday afternoon Saracens will bid a final farewell to two of the club’s most revered players, with Kelly Brown…

Kelly Brown

Jon Fisher to take a break from professional rugby

Jonathan Fisher, by mutual agreement with Bristol Rugby, has opted to take time out to assess his playing career following…

Jon Fisher

Planning Application for Allianz Park West Stand Improvement Approved by Barnet Council

Saracens are pleased to announce that planning application to improve Allianz Park has now been approved by Barnet Council at…

Allianz Park

Fruean expecting extra special derby for Bath Rugby

The contrasting fortunes of Bath Rugby and Gloucester Rugby in their respective European Challenge Cup semi-finals will add extra spice…

Fitzgerald confident Leicester Tigers can go all the way to Aviva Premiership Rugby Final

Leicester Tigers’ Mike Fitzgerald admits it’s been a tricky year for the club on and off the pitch but is…

Sale Sharks’ Denny Solomona licking his lips at chance to join England ranks

Sale Sharks’ Denny Solomona admits he is relishing the chance to taste international rugby following his inclusion in England’s squad…

Mark Wilson out to help Newcastle Falcons to 15-year high

Having been at the forefront of their improved efforts this season, Mark Wilson is determined to help Newcastle Falcons to…

Mark Wilson

‘Time to pick up where we left off,’ says Wasps’ Matt Mullan ahead of Harlequins showdown

Matt Mullan has his fingers crossed that Wasps can tune back in to the momentum that has taken them to…

Worcester Warriors bring in Defence & Kicking Strategy Coach Omar Mouneimne

Worcester Warriors have recruited Omar Mouneimne as Defence & Kicking Strategy Coach. The South African, who has a wealth of…

Omar Mouneimne