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BT Sport announce first set of Aviva Premiership TV games

BT Sport remains the home of the Aviva Premiership for the 2017/18 season and will be bringing you the very best from the English top flight all season.

RUGBY UNION 04/10/17 12:50
Exeter Chiefs

Aviva Premiership champions Exeter Chiefs will start the 2017/18 campaign in front of the BT Sport cameras as they play Gloucester on the opening weekend.

The holders’ travel to Kingsholm on Friday 1st September for a 7.45pm kick off, in one of four televised games from the first round.

Saracens and Northampton Saints are part of a double header the following day, with London Irish taking on Harlequins on their top flight return.

Then on Sunday, England fly-half George Ford will take on former side Bath on his second debut for the Leicester Tigers for a 3pm kick off.

BT Sport is the exclusive home of Aviva Premiership rugby and will be bringing you the very best of English domestic game, coupled with European Champions and Challenge Cup fixtures.

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All 12 teams will be shown on BT Sport throughout the season but here are a few key dates for the diary from our first draft of picks.

The first East Midlands derby of the season between Northampton Saints and Leicester Tigers takes place on Saturday 9th September with kick off at 4.30pm.

On Saturday 16th September, the Premiership is going international with Newcastle Falcons clash with Saracens taking place in Philadelphia.

Sarries were involved in the first Premiership fixture played in the USA, beating London Irish 26-16 at New York's Red Bull Stadium in March 2016, and will again fly the flag.

Another hotly contested match will see Gloucester take on Worcester Warriors in the M5 derby at Kingsholm, with a 7.45pm start under the lights on Friday 22nd September.

On Sunday 24th September we will be showing a re-run of last season’s Premiership final as Wasps look to get revenge in the back yard of the Exeter Chiefs at 3pm.

For a full list of BT Sport's Aviva Premiership fixtures for the first 10 rounds consult the table below.

Date Kick-off time Match
Friday 1st September 7.45pm Gloucester v Exeter Chiefs
Saturday 2nd September 2pm Saracens v Northampton Saints
Saturday 2nd September 4.30pm London Irish v Harlequins
Sunday 3rd September 3pm Leicester Tigers v Bath
Friday 8th September 7.45pm Sale v Newcastle Falcons
Saturday 9th September 2pm Bath v Saracens
Saturday 9th September 4.30pm Northampton Saints v Leicester Tigers
Sunday 10th September 3pm Worcester Warriors v Wasps
Friday 15th September 7.45pm Northampton Saints v Bath
Saturday 16th September 3pm Leicester Tigers v Gloucester
Saturday 16th September 9.30pm Newcastle Falcons v Saracens
Sunday 17th September 3pm Wasps v Harlequins
Friday 22nd September 7.45pm Gloucester v Worcester Warriors
Saturday 23rd September 3pm Harlequins v Leicester Tigers
Sunday 24th September 3pm Exeter Chiefs v Wasps
Friday 29th September 7.45pm Newcastle Falcons v London Irish
Saturday 30th September 3pm Leicester Tigers v Exeter Chiefs
Sunday 1st October 3pm Wasps v Bath
Friday 6th October 7.45pm Harlequins v Sale Sharks
Saturday 7th October 3pm London Irish v Leicester Tigers
Sunday 8th October 3pm Saracens v Wasps
Friday 27th October 7.45pm Sale Sharks v Exeter Chiefs
Saturday 28th October 3pm Northampton Saints v Wasps
Sunday 29th October 3pm Bath v Gloucester
Friday 17th November 7.45pm Gloucester v Saracens
Sunday 19th November 3pm Exeter Chiefs v Harlequins
Friday 24th November 7.45pm Leicester Tigers v Worcester Warriors
Sunday 27th November 3pm Saracens v Exeter Chiefs
Friday 1st December 7.45pm Northampton Saints v Newcastle Falcons
Saturday 2nd December 2pm Exeter Chiefs v Bath
Saturday 2nd December 4.30pm Wasps v Leicester Tigers
Sunday 3rd December 3pm Harlequins v Saracens


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