BT Sport to show top of the table clash
By Mark Stevens
Viewers on BT Sport will get the chance to see if Exeter Chiefs can secure top spot at the end of the regular Gallagher Premiership season when they travel to Saracens this Saturday (3pm).
The top of the table clash is one of three eye-catching clashes that will be screened over the Bank Holiday weekend.
The action kicks-off on Friday night as Harlequins look to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat at Sandy Park by hosting Leicester Tigers at The Stoop.
Fifth-placed Harlequins, who have lost four on the spin in all competitions, will begin the day level on points with rivals Northampton Saints, chasing a victory that would be a shot in the arm for their top-four ambitions, while a win for Leicester would guarantee top-flight status next season. Coverage on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 4K UHD begins at 7pm.
Then, Saturday will present Rob Baxter’s Chiefs side with the chance to wrap up top spot if they can win away at second-place Saracens in the 3pm kick-off.
These two powerhouses will go head-to-head at Allianz Park with their places in the last-four already confirmed, but there will be no quarter given when the players take to the field, with coverage starting at 2.30pm on BT Sport 3.
And Sunday is reserved for Wasps’ trip to the Rec to take on Bath Rugby, where the hosts, who are currently eighth, have the opportunity to leapfrog their guests in the standings.
Both sides have two wins from their last five outings and will be hoping to finish the season strongly – tune in from 2.30pm on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 4K UHD.
If you miss any of the live action, don’t worry – the Gallagher Premiership Rugby highlights show is on Channel 5 at 7pm on Monday night.
And the Bank Holiday bonanza doesn’t stop there, with the Premiership Rugby Shield semi-final between Newcastle Falcons and Exeter Braves being shown on FreeSports, with kick-off at 8pm. Tune in to see who will face off against Saracens in the Final.
BANK HOLIDAY TELEVISED FIXTURES ON BT SPORT AND FREESPORTS
Friday 3 May
Harlequins v Leicester Tigers, programme starts at 19.00, kick-off 19.45, BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 4K UHD
Saturday 4 May
Saracens v Exeter Chiefs, programme starts at 14.30, kick-off 15.00, BT Sport 3
Sunday 5 May
Bath Rugby v Wasps, programme starts at 14.30, kick-off 15.00, BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 4K UHD
Monday 6 May
Gallagher Premiership Rugby highlights, 19.00, Channel 5
Premiership Rugby Shield, Newcastle Falcons A v Exeter Braves, programme starts at 19.50, kick-off 20.00