BT Sport to show Chiefs encounter
By Mark Stevens
Saturday’s sell-out clash between Exeter Chiefs and Harlequins in Round 20 of this season’s Gallagher Premiership is one of four games that will be shown live on BT Sport this weekend.
With the crescendo of the 2018-19 season drawing ever-closer – it promises to be another action-packed few days as the battle at both the top and bottom of the table intensifies.
It all begins tonight, where Sale Sharks and Bath Rugby will go head-to-head in a bid to – at least temporarily – break into the top six. The two sides are currently seventh and eighth respectively in the table, and a win for either could see them leapfrog the likes of Wasps and Northampton Saints, the latter of whom go to Newcastle Falcons on the same night.
Coverage from the AJ Bell Stadium begins at 7pm on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 4k UHD.
Then, tomorrow, there are back-to-back televised games on BT Sport 2 for supporters to get their teeth stuck into.
Starting at 1.30pm, current table-toppers Exeter Chiefs go looking to safeguard their nine-point advantage at the top of the table as they roll out the red carpet for fourth-placed Harlequins, who, like Sale, were narrowly defeated in the semi-finals of the European Rugby Challenge Cup last weekend.
Directly afterwards, with coverage getting under way at 4.15pm, Wasps, who begin Round 20 fifth in the table, welcome second-placed Saracens to the Ricoh Arena.
On Sunday, Gloucester Rugby – another team chasing semi-final qualification – make the trip to Worcester Warriors, who are scrapping to keep their heads afloat of 12th place. Coverage from Sixways begins at 2.30pm on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 4k UHD.
And for a full rundown of every key moment of Round 20, tune in to Channel 5 at 7pm on Monday for the Gallagher Premiership Rugby highlights show.
Craig Maxwell-Keys takes charge of tomorrow’s clash between the Chiefs and Harlequins. He will be assisted by Adam Leal and Philip Watters with Geoff Warren as the TV match official.