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Premiership Rugby clubs in live TV European action

Premiership Rugby clubs in live TV European action

After eight out of 11 wins in their first outings in Europe, the Premiership Rugby clubs have another exciting set of games this weekend.

Harlequins are first out of the traps travelling to Cardiff Blues live on Sky Sports in the European Rugby Challenge Cup tonight with a 7.45pm kick-off.

Harlequins have won all four games against Welsh clubs in the Challenge Cup averaging 42 points per game in that run. Cardiff have won three of their four matches against English sides in the Challenge Cup to date, though their last meeting against opposition from England was a 34 – 23 loss to London Irish.

The European Rugby Champions Cup live TV action kicks off on Friday with Saracens visiting Ulster. The game kicks off at 7.45pm and will be live on BT Sport.

Saracens have won five of their six Champions Cup matches against Ulster, including each of their last three clashes. Ulster have won 12 of their last 15 home matches against English opposition in the Champions Cup.
Bath make their first appearance in Europe after the tragic events in Paris last weekend when they host Leinster at 3.15pm on Saturday live on BT Sport.

The last time Bath Rugby and Leinster met, the Irishmen came out on top with an 18 – 15 victory in last season’s European Rugby Champions Cup quarter final.

Bath have never won a match on home soil against Leinster in the Champions Cup, their only win against the province coming on the road. Leinster have lost only three of their last 17 matches against English opponents in the Champions Cup (W12, D2).

East Midlands’ rivals Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints are both on the road on Saturday, and both live on TV. Tigers are first in the spotlight with their trip to Benetton Treviso on Saturday at 1pm on Sky Sports while Northampton Saints’ trip to the Guinness Pro 12 champions, Glasgow Warriors, kicks off at 5.15pm on Sky Sports.

Exeter Chiefs complete the Saturday viewing at 7.45pm live on BT Sport against Joe Worsley’s Bordeaux Begles side.

There is only one European Rugby Champions Cup match in England on Sunday but what a game with three-times champions Toulon arriving at the Ricoh Stadium in front of a bumper crowd and the BT Sport TV cameras for a 5.15pm kick-off against Wasps. Last weekend, Wasps got their European campaign off to a stunning start, beating Leinster at the RDS.

All times are UK and Ireland Times

European Rugby Champions Cup

Friday
Ulster v Saracens, 7.45pm, BT Sport / beIN Sports

Saturday
Benetton Treviso v Leicester Tigers, 1pm, Sky Sports / beIN Sports
Bath Rugby v Leinster Rugby, 3.15pm, BT Sport / beIN Sports
Glasgow Warriors v Northampton Saints, 5.15pm, Sky Sports / beIN Sports
Exeter Chiefs v Bordeaux Begles, 7.45pm, BT Sport / beIN Sports

Sunday
Wasps v RC Toulon, 5.15pm, BT Sport / beIN Sports

European Rugby Challenge Cup

Thursday
Cardiff Blues v Harlequins, 7.45pm, Sky Sports
La Rochelle v Gloucester Rugby, 7.45pm, beIN Sports

Saturday
Grenoble v London Irish, 7.45pm, FR4
 

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