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BT Sport announces live fixtures for start of new Gallagher Premiership rugby season

6th July 2018

BT Sport has announced its exclusive live televised Gallagher Premiership Rugby fixtures for the first nine rounds of the new season.

Newly promoted Bristol Bears will get their campaign underway with a home game against local rivals Bath on Friday, August 31st (kick-off 7.45pm).

“To open the season against Bath – and to come up against Todd [Blackadder], a man I know and respect a huge amount – is really exciting," said Bristol head coach Pat Lam."It's a major boost for our supporters, too. We have no doubt they will fill Ashton Gate and create an incredible atmosphere.”

Gloucester will then take on Northampton Saints on Saturday, September 1st (kick-off 2pm), followed by last year’s beaten finalists Exeter Chiefs facing Leicester Tigers (kick-off 4.30pm).

Opening weekend will be rounded off with a trip to Kingston Park as reigning champons Saracens take on Newcastle Falcons (kick-off 3pm).

“We are all excited about the upcoming season and the Gallagher Premiership Rugby fixtures coming out certainly adds to the anticipation,” said Mark McCall, Saracens' director of rugby.

“Everyone understands the amount of work which needs to be put in over the coming months to ensure we are ready for the challenge ahead.”

In total, BT Sport – which is also now the exclusive live UK home of the European Champions Cup and European Challenge Cup – will be showing 28 live Premiership Rugby games across the first nine rounds (and 80-plus throughout the season).

There will be no London Double Header this year as Twickenham is due to close in September for redevelopment work.

 

LIVE GALLAGHER PREMIERSHIP RUGBY ON BT SPORT

Round 1

Date

Fixture

KO time

31/08/18

Bristol Bears v Bath

7.45pm

01/09/18

Gloucester v Northampton Saints

2pm

01/09/18

Exeter Chiefs v Leicester Tigers

4.30pm

02/09/18

Newcastle Falcons v Saracens

3pm

 

Round 2

Date

Fixture

KO time

07/09/18

Northampton Saints v Harlequins

7.45pm

08/09/18

Wasps v Exeter Chiefs

2pm

08/09/18

Bath v Gloucester

4.30pm

09/09/18

Sale Sharks v Worcester Warriors

3pm

 

Round 3

Date

Fixture

KO time

14/09/18

Gloucester v Bristol Bears

7.45pm

15/09/18

Harlequins v Bath

3pm

16/09/18

Wasps v Leicester Tigers

3pm

 

Round 4

Date

Fixture

KO time

21/09/18

Newcastle Falcons v Exeter Chiefs

7.45pm

22/09/18

Sale Sharks v Wasps

3pm

23/09/18

Saracens v Gloucester

3pm

 

Round 5

Date

Fixture

KO time

28/09/18

Newcastle Falcons v Wasps

7.45pm

29/09/18

Saracens v Bath

3pm

30/09/18

Leicester Tigers v Sale Sharks

3pm

 

Round 6

Date

Fixture

KO time

05/10/18

Bath v Exeter Chiefs

7.45pm

06/10/18

Northampton Saints v Leicester Tigers

3pm

06/10/18

Harlequins v Saracens

7.30pm

07/10/18

Worcester Warriors v Bristol Bears

3pm

 

Round 7

Date

Fixture

KO time

16/11/18

Gloucester v Leicester Tigers

7.45pm

18/11/18

Bristol Bears v Exeter Chiefs

3pm

 

Round 8

Date

Fixture

KO time

23/11/18

Worcester Warriors v Harlequins

7.45pm

25/11/18

Leicester Tigers v Saracens

3pm

 

Round 9

Date

Fixture

KO time

30/11/18

Harlequins v Exeter Chiefs

7.45pm

01/12/18

Saracens v Wasps

3pm

02/12/18

Bath v Sale Sharks

3pm

 

 

 

 

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