Derby Day clash to be screened live
By Mark Stevens
Premiership Rugby can confirm the Westcountry derby between Bristol Bears and Exeter Chiefs in the Premiership Rugby Cup will be screened live on BT Sport.
When the Premiership Rugby Cup returns in January it will also deliver Premiership Rugby’s first in-season break, guaranteeing players and management a minimum of one week off, with six Derby Day fixtures.
The clash at Ashton Gate between the Bears and the Chiefs - who are the current holders of the Cup - will be a 3pm kick-off on Saturday, January 26, with both teams still battling for a place in the semi-finals.
On the same day - both with 3pm kick-offs - two other local derbies will take place with Harlequins hosting Saracens and Leicester Tigers travelling to Northampton Saints.
Worcester Warriors have the best Premiership Rugby Cup record and their fast start ensures they will be shown live on BT Sport on the second weekend of Round 4, taking on Wasps on Sunday, February 3, kick-off 3pm.
The Warriors have scored 14 tries in their three matches so far to top Pool 3 on points difference from Saracens.
Also on Sunday, Sale Sharks host Newcastle Falcons at the AJ Bell Stadium. Twenty four hours earlier Bath Rugby entertain Gloucester Rugby.
Round 4 - Derby Day
Saturday 26 January 2019
Bristol Bears v Exeter Chiefs, 3pm - Live on BT Sport
Harlequins v Saracens, 3pm
Northampton Saints v Leicester Tigers, 3pm
Saturday 2 February 2019
Bath Rugby v Gloucester Rugby, 2.30pm
Sunday 3 February 2019
Sale Sharks v Newcastle Falcons, 3pm
Worcester Warriors v Wasps, 3pm - Live on BT Sport