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BT Sport to showcase rugby matches on free-to-air

BT SportBT Sport is making three Aviva Premiership Rugby games available for everyone to watch in the first weeks of the new season on its Freeview BT Sport Showcase channel.

The three games will include clashes between all four teams who finished in the playoff positions last season, according to BT.

The first game of the season will kick-off on October 16 at 19:45, and will see newly promoted Worcester Warriors starting at home against Northampton Saints, followed by a match with Northampton Saints against Saracens at Franklin’s Gardens.

The final game on BT Sport Showcase in the opening six weeks will feature Leicester Tigers versus Bath on November 29.

“This is a big day for English club rugby,” said Premiership Rugby’s Commercial Director Dominic Hayes.  “To see a selection of live Aviva Premiership Rugby matches on a free to air channel provides a fantastic shop window for the most compelling league in the world.”