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Thursday, December 1st, 2016
SALE SHARKS V. EXETER CHIEFS TOMORROW AT 2:30 P.M. ET LIVE ON NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS NBC SPORTS GROUP’S AVIVA PREMIERSHIP RUGBY ACTION THIS WEEKEND
Worcester Warriors v. Wasps – Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Exclusive Streaming Coverage of Leicester Tigers v. Northampton Saints – Saturday at Noon ET on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App
STAMFORD, Conn. – Dec. 1, 2016 – NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2016-17 Aviva Premiership Rugby campaign continues this weekend with three matches, highlighted by live coverage of Sale Sharks (3-1-5) v. Exeter Chiefs (4-1-4) tomorrow at 2:45 p.m. ET.
NBCSN’s coverage continues on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. ET, when Wasps (7-0-2) visit Worcester Warriors (1-2-6). NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will provide exclusive streaming coverage of Leicester Tigers (6-0-3) v. Northampton Saints (4-0-5) on Saturday at Noon ET.
NBC Sports’ Leigh Diffey will anchor studio coverage for both NBCSN matches this weekend. He will be joined by analyst and former USA Rugby captain and Premiership Rugby player Dan Lyle, who played eight combined seasons for Bath Rugby and Leicester Tigers.
SALE SHARKS V. EXETER CHIEFS – TOMORROW AT 2:45 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Chiefs look to build off of a pair of wins, led by Thomas Waldrom, who leads the league with six tries this season. Sale have dropped three of their last four matches, but those three losses have come against the top three teams in the league (Bath Rugby, Saracens, and Wasps). Sale lost just once at home last season, but are only 2-0-2 at home in the 2016-17 campaign.
WORCESTER WARRIORS V. WASPS – SUNDAY AT 2:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Wasps boast the highest-scoring offense in the league, and are currently within four points of Saracens at the top of the table after last week’s defeat of Sale. Wasps are led by Jimmy Gopperth, who leads the league with 128 points. Worcester are coming off a 57-22 loss at Exeter, but return to Sixways Stadium where they’ve lost just once this season (1-2-1).
LEICESTER TIGERS V. NORTHAMPTON SAINTS – SATURDAY AT NOON ET ON NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP
Leicester have won two straight, and 3-0-1 at home this season and have won 20 of their last 22 home matches dating back to 2014. They’ve also dominated Northampton at home, where they’ve won nine of their last 10 matches against the Saints. Northampton are coming off a tough 22-16 loss to Newcastle, and have scored just seven tries in their last seven games.
Following is this weekend’s Aviva Premiership Rugby schedule
|Fri., December 2||Sale Sharks v. Exeter Rugby||2:45 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., December 3||Leicester Tigers v. Northampton Saints||Noon||Streaming|
|Sun., December 4||Worcester Warriors v. Wasps*||2:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
*denotes same-day delay
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