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
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