FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
NBCSN PRESENTS THREE AVIVA PREMIERSHIP RUGBY MATCHES THIS WEEKEND, BEGINNING WITH NORTHAMPTON V. NEWCASTLE LIVE FRIDAY AT 2:45 P.M. ET
Exeter Chiefs v. Worcester Warriors – Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Harlequins v. Bath Rugby – Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 23, 2016 – NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2016-17 Aviva Premiership Rugby campaign continues this weekend with a trio of matches on NBCSN, beginning Friday at 2:45 p.m. ET, with live coverage of Northampton Saints (4-0-4) v. Newcastle Falcons (3-0-5).
Coverage continues on Saturday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. ET, when Exeter Chiefs (3-1-4) face off against Worcester Warriors (1-2-5). NBCSN closes out its weekend of Premiership Rugby coverage on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET, when second-place Bath Rugby (7-0-1) visit Harlequins (4-0-4).
NBC Sports’ Leigh Diffey will anchor studio coverage for this weekend’s Aviva Premiership Rugby coverage on NBCSN. He will be joined by analyst and former Premiership Rugby player Alex Corbisiero, who played seven combined seasons for London Irish and Northampton Saints.
NORTHAMPTON SAINTS V. NEWCASTLE FALCONS – FRIDAY AT 2:45 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Saints go for their fourth consecutive win this weekend when they host Newcastle. This marks the second matchup between the two clubs in three weeks; Northampton and Newcastle faced off in the Anglo-Welsh Cup on Nov. 6, a 24-16 win for the Saints. Newcastle hope to break the trend of struggles on the road, where they’ve won just once in 23 games dating back to 2014.
EXETER CHIEFS V. WORCESTER WARRIORS – SATURDAY AT 12:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Exeter are coming off a 32-19 win against Newcastle, and are led offensively by Thomas Waldrom, who is tied for the league lead in tries (5). Worcester have struggled this season, and have lost six straight road matches dating back to last season. The Chiefs are 1-1-2 at home this season, but are a perfect 8-0-0 against the Warriors all-time in Premiership play.
HARLEQUINS V. BATH RUGBY – SUNDAY AT 2:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Bath have won four straight matches and are led offensively by Semesa Rokoduguni, who is tied for the league lead in tries (5), and George Ford, who ranks second in the league with 85 points. Harlequins are 4-4-0 this season, but have won all four matches at home, where they’ve allowed just 13 points per game.
Following is this weekend’s Aviva Premiership Rugby schedule
|Fri., November 25||Northampton Saints v. Newcastle Falcons||2:45 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., November 26||Exeter Rugby v. Worcester Warriors*||12:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., November 27||Harlequins v. Bath Rugby*||2:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
*denotes same-day delay
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