BT Sport to show semi-final clashes
By Mark Stevens
It’s crunch time in the Gallagher Premiership with a super Saturday of semi-finals to look forward to as the four remaining teams battle it out for a place in the silverware showpiece.
And you don’t have to miss a minute of the action, with both back-to-back last four clashes being shown live on BT Sport.
The afternoon’s coverage gets underway from 1pm at the Ricoh Arena, where Wasps host Bristol Bears.
The hosts have been in superb form since the restart and go into Saturday’s semi-final fresh off the back of six straight league wins – including a victory over Bristol Bears in Round 20.
Wasps also won at Ashton Gate in Round 7 but the Bears, who sealed their play-off spot with an impressive final day win at London Irish, will be eager to gain revenge and a place at Twickenham on October 24.
Bristol already have a European Challenge Cup final to look forward to and a place in the Gallagher Premiership equivalent would continue a memorable season for Pat Lam’s men.
Wasps are in search of a first Gallagher Premiership final since 2016/17 – find out which side comes out on top on BT Sport 1/Ultimate, with kick-off at 1.30pm.
Viewers do not need to change the channel to catch the second semi-final between Exeter Chiefs and Bath Rugby, with all the build-up from Sandy Park beginning at 3.45pm.
The Devonians, who face Racing 92 in the European Champions Cup final on October 17, are looking to keep their bid for a domestic and European double firmly on track.
Bath, meanwhile, have not contested a Gallagher Premiership final since 2014-15 and will take heart from having beaten the Chiefs in the regular season, 13-10 at The Rec in Round 2.
Chiefs got their own back at Sandy Park in Round 13 and this all West Country semi-final is set to be a cracker – kick-off is at 4.30pm.
Should you miss any of Saturday’s action, the Channel 5 highlights show has you covered on Monday evening at 7pm.
Saturday October 10
Wasps v Bristol Bears, coverage begins at 1pm, kick-off at 1.30pm on BT Sport 1/Ultimate
Exeter Chiefs v Bath Rugby, coverage begins at 3.45pm, kick-off at 4.30pm on BT Sport 1/Ultimate
Monday October 12
Channel 5 Highlights – 7pm