BT Sport hosts three thrilling televised Gallagher Premiership Rugby games to kickstart 2019
There are three thrilling Gallagher Premiership Rugby matches live on BT Sport this weekend as the great and good of English rugby look to kick off 2019 with a win.
Both Leicester Tigers and Gloucester Rugby are vying to avenge their individual festive losses when they battle it out at Welford Road at 3pm on Saturday.
Geordan Murphy’s Tigers were ahead last time out against Bath Rugby but their opponents roared back to claim the spoils 23-16, while Gloucester themselves fell at the hands of Sale Sharks.
Gloucester ran out victors in the last meeting between the two teams in November as Danny Cipriani dazzled to inspire his side to a 36-13 win, but Leicester will be hoping to get their revenge and put their top four challenge back on track in front of the cameras.
Watch the action unfold on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 4K UHD from 2.30pm, with kick-off half an hour later.
A Friday night thriller kicks Gallagher Premiership Rugby into 2019 as a resurgent Sale Sharks face off against high-flying Saracens in front of the BT Sport cameras.
The Sharks put down a major marker when they toppled Gloucester Rugby last time out with a 30-15 triumph on the road as tries from Chris Ashton, Faf de Klerk, Rob Webber and Denny Solomona earned Steve Diamond’s men a bonus-point victory.
Saracens bounced back from the defeat by rivals Exeter Chiefs as Mark McCall’s side clinched a tenth win of the Gallagher Premiership Rugby season against Worcester.
And you can see who takes the spoils on Friday night on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 4K UHD from 7pm ahead of a 7.45pm kick off.
Wasps and Northampton Saints bring the curtain down on the first weekend of fixtures in 2019 at the Ricoh Arena at 3pm on Sunday, live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 4K UHD from 2.30pm, with kick-off half an hour later.
The Saints battled to inflict Exeter’s second defeat of the campaign last time out as Cobus Reinach sealed a thrilling 31-28 win against the 2016-17 Champions.
But Wasps will be aiming to rectify the form that’s seen the Coventry-based outfit slip to one win in their last 13 outings when they host their Midlands rivals.
And if you miss any of the action, you can watch it all again via the Gallagher Premiership Rugby highlights show on Monday on Channel 5 at 7pm.
Friday 4 January
Sale Sharks v Saracens, programme starts at 7pm, kick-off 7.45pm, BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 4K UHD
Saturday 5 January
Leicester Tigers v Gloucester, programme starts at 2.30pm, kick-off 3pm, BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 4K UHD
Sunday 6 January
Wasps v Northampton Saints, programme starts at 2.30pm, kick-off 3pm, BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 4K UHD
Monday 7 January
Gallagher Premiership Rugby Highlights, 7pm, Channel 5