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Thursday, September 14th, 2017
NBCSN PRESENTS PREMIERSHIP RUGBY FROM PHILADELPHIA THIS SATURDAY – NEWCASTLE FALCONS V. SARACENS AT 11 P.M.ET
Second Consecutive Year NBC Sports Presents Premiership Rugby Match on U.S. Soil on NBCSN
NBC Sports’ Studio Team of Paul Burmeister, Alex Corbisiero and Dan Lyle Onsite from Philadelphia
Northampton Saints v. Bath Rugby on Friday at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Wasps v. Harlequins Headlines Four Exclusive Matches this Weekend on NBC Sports Gold’s “Rugby Pass”
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 14, 2017 – NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2017-18 Aviva Premiership Rugby season continues this weekend, highlighted by a matchup between the Newcastle Falcons (2-0) and the European Rugby Champions Cup champions Saracens (1-1) from Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia, Pa., on Saturday, September 16, at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The undefeated Falcons aim to win their fifth consecutive Premiership game while Saracens looks to rebound from a 31-21 loss to Bath.
NBC Sports’ Paul Burmeister will anchor studio coverage for this Saturday’s action from Talen Energy Stadium. He will be joined by analyst and former Premiership Rugby player Alex Corbisiero, who played seven combined seasons for London Irish and Northampton Saints, while former USA Rugby captain and Premiership Rugby player Dan Lyle serves as reporter.
NORTHAMPTON SAINTS V. BATH RUGBY – FRIDAY AT 10 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
This week’s Premiership Rugby coverage kicks off tomorrow, September 15, at 10 p.m. ET with Northampton Saints (1-1) v. Bath Rugby (2-0) on NBCSN. Bath opened the Premiership season with back-to-back wins for the fifth time in the last six seasons, while Northampton led by Tom Collins are coming off a 24-11 win over Leicester. Burmeister anchors studio coverage from Stamford, Conn., joined by Corbisiero.
Wasps v. Harlequins headlines four exclusive matches this weekend available on NBC Sports Gold’s “Rugby Pass” — NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product. “Rugby Pass” includes every Premiership Rugby match and the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens. Click here for more information.
Following is this weekend’s Premiership Rugby schedule
|Fri., September 14||Northampton Saints v. Bath Rugby||2:45 p.m.||NBC Sports Gold|
|Fri., September 14||Worcester Warriors v. Exeter Chiefs||2:45 p.m.||NBC Sports Gold|
|Fri., September 14||Sale Sharks v. London Irish||3 p.m.||NBC Sports Gold|
|Fri., September 14||Northampton Saints v. Bath Rugby*||10 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., September 15||Leicester Tigers v. Gloucester Rugby||10 a.m.||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., September 15||Newcastle Falcons v. Saracens||5 p.m.||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., September 15||Newcastle Falcons v. Saracens*||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., September 16||Wasps v. Harlequins||10 a.m.||NBC Sports Gold|
*denotes same-day delay
PREMIERSHIP RUGBY ON NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP: NBCSports.com 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. NBCSports.com 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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–NBC SPORTS GROUP–