FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 24th, 2018
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS LIVE COVERAGE OF THE 2018 AVIVA PREMIERSHIP RUGBY FINAL FEATURING EXETER CHIEFS V. SARACENS THIS SATURDAY ON NBCSN
Aviva Premiership Final: Exeter Chiefs v. Saracens – Saturday at 9:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN
Contest Features Rematch of 2015-16 Aviva Premiership Final
Final Streams Live and Commercial-Free on NBC Sports Gold’s Rugby Pass
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 24, 2018 – NBC Sports presents live coverage of the 2018 Aviva Premiership Rugby Final this Saturday at 9:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN, as Exeter Chiefs and Saracens clash in a rematch of the 2015-16 Aviva Premiership Final.
In addition to NBCSN’s coverage, which will stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, NBC Sports Gold — NBC Sports Group’s premium-subscription product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will offer viewers live, on-demand, and commercial-free streaming of the final. Click here for more information.
Exeter Chiefs aim to become just the fourth club in league history to retain the title for a second consecutive season after defeating Wasps, 23-20, in 2017 to win their first-ever championship. Saracens – one of the other three clubs to win back-to-back titles – return to the final for the sixth time in club history, with wins coming in 2010-11, 2014-15 and 2015-16, respectively.
Saracens defeated Exeter, 28-20, in the 2015-16 Aviva Premiership Final, while the Chiefs have won the last four head-to-head matches, including twice this season and once during the Anglo-Welsh Cup in February. In the semifinals, Exeter defeated Newcastle, 36-5, and Saracens defeated Wasps, 57-33.
NBC Sports’ Derek Rae will anchor studio coverage this weekend on NBCSN. He will be joined by analyst and former Premiership Rugby player Alex Corbisiero, who played for both the London Irish (2008-13) and Northampton Saints (2013-16), and former USA Rugby captain and Premiership Rugby player Dan Lyle.
NBC SPORTS GOLD RUGBY PASS
NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer streaming product – previously launched its “Rugby Pass” for the 2017-18 season, giving fans in the U.S. live, on-demand and commercial-free access to premiere events, including every Premiership Rugby match, every match of the NatWest 6 Nations Championship, select Women’s Rugby World Cup matches, including the Semifinal and Final and the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco, Calif. The “Rugby Pass” can be purchased for $59.99 by visiting NBCSportsGold.com.
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 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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