Your Guide To What Rugby’s On This Weekend & Where You Can Watch It
Rugby is back.
The new season begins tomorrow, with Round 1 of the PRO14 and Aviva Premiership set to take place this weekend. We’ve got some cracking ties to look forward to as rugby finally returns to our screens after an extended break.
The inaugural PRO14 is kicking off with a bang as Ulster welcome the Cheetahs to the competition as they battle it out in at Ravenhill. Last season’s finalists Munster are also in action tomorrow, hosting Treviso at Musgrave Park.
Other exciting ties in Round 1 sees Bernard Jackman come up against his old side Leinster as the Dragons host the Irish province at Rodney Parade, while Connacht vs Glasgow at the Sportsground should be a thriller.
Six of the seven games on over the weekend will be televised, with only Ospreys vs Zebre missing out. Full details on tv coverage, venue and times are below.
Last season’s Champions Exeter are in action tomorrow as the curtains come down on the new Aviva Premiership season. They travel to Kingsholm to take on Johan Ackermann’s Gloucester.
On Saturday we’ve got a massive double header at Twickenham as European champions Saracens take on Northampton Saints, followed by a clash between newly-promoted London Irish and Harlequins.
The tie of the weekend however, looks set to be Leicester Tigers hosting Bath at Welford Road. All eyes will be eye Freddie Burns and George Ford, who switched places over the summer. All venues, tv coverage details and times are below.
Rugby is back, and we simply cannot wait.