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Thursday, August 13th, 2020
PREMIERSHIP RUGBY RETURNS TO NBC SPORTS THIS WEEKEND, HIGHLIGHTED BY LIVE COVERAGE OF NORTHAMPTON SAINTS V. WASPS THIS SUNDAY AT 10 A.M. ET ON NBCSN
This Weekend Features Six Round 14 Matches Across NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold as Gallagher Premiership Rugby Returns to Play for First Time Since March
European Rugby Champions Cup & 2020 Guinness Six Nations Championship Set to Return to Action in Coming Months Across NBC Sports
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 13, 2019 – Rugby returns to NBC Sports this weekend with six Round 14 matches of Gallagher Premiership Rugby, which is returning to play for the first time since March when the season was postponed following Round 13 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With nine rounds remaining in the season, Premiership Rugby plans to begin its postseason with semi-final matches on Oct. 10 and Oct. 11 and the Final at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 24.
This Sunday at 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN presents Northampton Saints v. Wasps live from Franklin’s Gardens in Northampton, England. Northampton Saints currently sit in fourth place with 35 points, two points ahead of fifth-place Wasps (33 points). NBC Sports’ Todd Harris will host studio coverage, joined remotely by analyst and former Premiership Rugby player Alex Corbisiero.
The weekend’s action begins tomorrow at 2:45 p.m. ET live on NBC Sports Gold with Harlequins hosting Sale Sharks, who are currently second in the Premiership table. On Saturday, NBC Sports will present four Round 14 matches across NBC Sports Gold and the NBC Sports App.
Following is this weekend’s Gallagher Premiership Rugby schedule across NBC Sports:
|Fri., Aug. 14||Harlequins v. Sale Sharks||2:45 p.m.||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Aug 15||Exeter Chiefs v. Leicester Tigers||9 a.m.||NBC Sports Gold/NBC Sports App|
|Bath Rugby v. London Irish||TBD||NBC Sports Gold|
|Worcester Warriors v. Gloucester Rugby||TBD||NBC Sports Gold/NBC Sports App|
|Bristol Bears v. Saracens||11:30 a.m.||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., Aug 16||Northampton Saints v. Wasps||10 a.m.||NBCSN|
In the coming months, NBC Sports will continue to present return action from across its extensive collection of rugby programming. Beginning September 20, the 2020 European Rugby Champions Cup, which was postponed in March with nine league rounds remaining before the playoffs, continues with quarterfinal action. On October 24, the Guinness Six Nations Championship continues its 2020 tournament with two matches.
All matches will stream live, commercial-free and on-demand via “Rugby Pass” on NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports’ direct-to-consumer live streaming product. All television coverage will stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
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