Thursday, September 29th, 2016


Gloucester Rugby v. Bath Rugby – Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Worcester Warriors v. Newcastle Falcons – Sunday at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Streaming-Only Coverage on & the NBC Sports App – Northampton Saints v. Exeter Chiefs Tomorrow at 2:45 p.m. ET


STAMFORD, Conn. – September 29, 2016 – NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2016-17 Aviva Premiership Rugby campaign continues this weekend with a pair of matchups on NBCSN, beginning on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET, when Gloucester Rugby host Bath Rugby in their bitter West Country Derby rivalry. NBCSN’s coverage continues on Sunday night at 10 p.m. ET, when Worcester Warriors host Newcastle Falcons.

In addition to NBCSN’s pair of matches, and the NBC Sports app will provide exclusive live streaming coverage of Northampton Saints v. Exeter Chiefs tomorrow at 2:45 p.m. ET.

NBC Sports’ Leigh Diffey will anchor studio coverage for both NBCSN matches this weekend. He will be joined by analyst and former Premiership Rugby player Alex Corbisiero, who played seven combined seasons for London Irish and Northampton Saints.

Bath (3-0-1) currently sit in third place in the Premiership, following their first loss of the season to Leicester last weekend by a score of 34-14. Bath have dominated Gloucester (1-1-2) over the last few seasons, boasting a 6-0-1 record against their rival in their last seven matches. However, seven of the last nine matches between Bath and Gloucester have been decided by seven points or less.

Worcester Warriors (0-2-2) are in search of their first win of the season, and are winless in their last eight Premiership Rugby matches. Worcester will hope to snap that streak against Newcastle Falcons (2-0-2), which are 2-1-21 in their last 24 away matches, despite a road win last weekend at Gloucester.

Each weekend, NBC Sports Group will present the most compelling Premiership Rugby matches on the schedule, often preceding or following live coverage of Premier League soccer. The Premiership Rugby season will culminate with live coverage of the league Final on Saturday, May 27 on NBCSN.

Following is NBC Sports Group’s 2016-17 Aviva Premiership Rugby schedule through Round 8 of the season:

Date Coverage Time (ET) Network
Fri., Sept. 30 Northampton Saints v. Exeter Chiefs 2:45 p.m. Streaming
Sat., Oct. 1 Gloucester Rugby v. Bath Rugby* 8 p.m. NBCSN
Sun., Oct. 2 Worcester Warriors v. Newcastle Falcons* 10:30 p.m. NBCSN
Fri., Oct. 7 Bath Rugby v. Sale Sharks 2:45 p.m. Streaming
Sat., Oct. 8 Harlequins v. Northampton Saints 10 a.m. NBCSN
Sun., Oct. 9 Saracens v. Wasps* 11 a.m. NBCSN
Fri., Oct. 28 Northampton Saints v. Gloucester Rugby 2:45 p.m. Streaming
Sat., Oct. 29 Saracens v. Leicester Tigers* 3:30 p.m. NBCSN
Sun., Oct. 30 Exeter Chiefs v. Bath Rugby 10 a.m. Streaming
Fri., Nov. 18 Bath Rugby v. Bristol rugby 2:45 p.m. Streaming
Sun., Nov. 20 Sale Sharks v. Saracens 8 a.m. Streaming
  Leicester Tigers v. Harlequins 10 a.m. Streaming

*denotes same-day delay

PREMIERSHIP RUGBY ON NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP: and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide live streaming of all Premiership Rugby matches airing on NBCSN, as well as exclusive streaming coverage of matches each week, via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. and the NBC Sports app are powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.

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