Nov 21, 2013
BT Sport TV picks announced
PREMIERSHIP RUGBY can today confirm that BT Sport will broadcast a live Super Sunday of Aviva Premiership Rugby action during this season's RBS 6 Nations.
The champions Leicester Tigers will travel to London Irish for the first part of the live double-header on BT Sport on Sunday 23 February, followed by Saracens hosting Exeter Chiefs at Allianz Park.
The matches come the day after England host Ireland at Twickenham and on the first free Sunday of the Championship.
"The audience figures on BT Sport have been way above any estimation this season with the early rounds almost double what they were a year ago, so we expect this Super Sunday to be very popular amongst our fans,” said Dominic Hayes, Premiership Rugby's Commercial Director.
"We always knew that Aviva Premiership Rugby was one of the most compelling competitions in the world and it is great to have a broadcaster who shares our passion for the league.”
The latest round of live TV matches starts on Friday 7 February when Worcester Warriors entertain Leicester Tigers, followed that weekend by Northampton Saints' trip to Sandy Park and Harlequins hosting London Wasps on Sunday.
The full list of live television matches in Rounds 13-16 are:
Friday 7 February (7.45pm) – Worcester Warriors v Leicester Tigers
Saturday 8 February (7pm) – Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints
Sunday 9 February (1pm) – Harlequins v London Wasps
Friday 14 February (7.45pm) – Sale Sharks v Saracens
Saturday 15 February (3.15pm) – Exeter Chiefs v Bath Rugby
Sunday 16 February (2pm) - Leicester Tigers v Gloucester Rugby
Sunday 23 February (1pm) – London Irish v Leicester Tigers
Sunday 23 February (3.15pm) – Saracens v Exeter Chiefs
Friday 28 February (7.45pm) – Bath Rugby v Saracens
Saturday 1 March (3.15pm) – Northampton Saints v Gloucester Rugby
Sunday 2 March (2pm) – Newcastle Falcons v Leicester Tigers