Latest BT Sport picks confirmed
By Mark Stevens
Exeter Chiefs are set for more airtime on BT Sport after their Round 21 clash with current Gallagher Premiership leaders Leicester Tigers was selected for live coverage in the latest TV picks.
In what should be an epic encounter at Sandy Park, the two sides will lock horns on Sunday, March 27 at 3pm.
It’s one of three fixtures to be shown that weekend by BT Sport, including Premiership Rugby’s first trip to the state of the art Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The 62,000 seater venue will be the 40th stadium to host a Premiership Rugby fixture as Saracens entertain Bristol Bears on Saturday, March 26 (3pm).
Round 21 kicks-off at Kingsholm as Worcester Warriors make the short trip to Gloucester on Friday, March 25 with a 7:45pm kick-off.
Sale Sharks have the honour of kicking off Round 22 as Alex Sanderson welcomes his former side, Saracens to the AJ Bell Stadium on April 1 (7:45pm).
The following day Exeter Chiefs are on home soil again when they play host to Westcountry rivals Bath in a 3pm kick-off.
Elsewhere, the BT Sport cameras will cover the Northampton Saints against Bristol Bears clash the same day, before Premiership Rugby’s closest derby brings the curtain down on Round 22 as Harlequins make the six-mile journey to the Brentford Community Stadium to tackle London Irish.
GALLAGHER PREMIERSHIP ROUND 21 & 22 FIXTURES
ROUND 21 FIXTURES
Friday, March 25
Gloucester v Worcester Warriors (7:45pm) – BT SPORT
Saturday, March 26
Bath v Sale Sharks (3pm)
London Irish v Northampton Saints (3pm)
Saracens v Bristol Bears (3pm) – BT SPORT
Wasps v Newcastle Falcons (3pm)
Sunday, March 27
Exeter Chiefs v Leicester Tigers (3pm) – BT SPORT
ROUND 22 FIXTURES
Friday, April 1
Sale Sharks v Saracens (7:45pm) – BT SPORT
Saturday, April 2
Exeter Chiefs v Bath (3pm)
Gloucester v Wasps (3pm)
Northampton Saints v Bristol Bears (3pm) – BT SPORT
Worcester Warriors v Newcastle Falcons (3pm)
Sunday, April 3
London Irish v Harlequins (3pm) – BT SPORT