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Premiership Rugby champions Saracens start title defence at Exeter on October 14… with revamped 10-team league to be broadcast on TNT Sports activities

Premiership Rugby champions Saracens start title defence at Exeter on October 14… with revamped 10-team league to be broadcast on TNT Sports activities

  • The brand new Premiership Rugby season will kick off on Friday, October 13 
  • Bristol host Leicester within the first sport whereas Saracens go to Exeter the following day
  • Solely ten groups will compete in a revamped league broadcast by TNT Sports activities

Bristol will host Leicester to kick off the brand new Gallagher Premiership season on Friday, October 13 earlier than champions Saracens begin the defence of their title with a visit to Exeter.

After Wasps, Worcester and London Irish all entered administration whereas Championship winners Jersey Reds didn’t meet the minimal requirements standards for promotion, the brand new top-flight marketing campaign will characteristic simply 10 groups.

The revamped schedule for the 2023-24 marketing campaign provides all golf equipment one residence fixture within the opening two weeks of the season.

After Saturday’s 1.30pm kick-off at Exeter’s Sandy Park, Tub host Newcastle at 3pm whereas Harlequins will journey to Gloucester.

To finish the opening weekend’s motion, Sale – crushed by Saracens within the Premiership closing at Twickenham – will welcome Northampton on October 15, which will even be broadcast dwell on TNT Sports activities.

Saracens, reigning champions, travel to Exeter on the first weekend of the 2023/24 season

Saracens, reigning champions, journey to Exeter on the primary weekend of the 2023/24 season 

Bristol Bears will host the first match of the campaign when they welcome Leicester Tigers

Bristol Bears will host the primary match of the marketing campaign after they welcome Leicester Tigers 

The Premiership closing is ready to happen on June 8 at Twickenham.

There shall be a ‘Derby Weekend’ in spherical six from November 17 to 19, which is able to see Sale play Newcastle and Tub host Bristol on the Friday night time.

The motion on the Saturday sees Northampton journey to Leicester with Saracens at London rivals Harlequins. Each matches shall be proven dwell forward of Exeter enjoying Gloucester on the Sunday afternoon.

Golf equipment will even have one residence fixture over the Christmas interval, which it’s hoped will permit households to get pleasure from video games collectively.

December 30 will see Harlequins’ ‘Large Recreation’ collection again within the festive schedule after they tackle Gloucester at Twickenham.

Twickenham will again host Harlequins' Big Game, welcoming Gloucester in December

Twickenham will once more host Harlequins’ Large Recreation, welcoming Gloucester in December 

Premiership Rugby's Simon Massie-Taylor embraced new-look broadcast partner TNT Sports

Premiership Rugby’s Simon Massie-Taylor embraced new-look broadcast companion TNT Sports activities

Following a break of league motion in the course of the Guinness Six Nations, Saracens play Harlequins on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in March earlier than Northampton face Quins again at Twickenham throughout spherical 16 in April.

In addition to the dwell schedule on TNT Sports activities, which has been introduced by means of till January 2024, there shall be highlights of all 90 regular-season video games on ITV together with seven full free-to-air fixtures and the Premiership closing.

Premiership Rugby chief govt Simon Massie-Taylor mentioned: ‘Right this moment is all the time an thrilling day within the sporting calendar and I do know that our devoted Gallagher Premiership Rugby followers, gamers and golf equipment are counting down till the large kick-off.

‘It is nice to welcome our new-look broadcast companion TNT Sports activities of their debut season beneath their new model and we sit up for delivering unmissable world-class sporting leisure collectively.’

Opening Premiership fixtures: 

Friday, October 13 – Bristol v Leicester (7.45pm, TNT Sports activities)

Saturday, October 14 – Exeter v Saracens (1.30pm, TNT Sports activities)

Saturday, October 14 – Tub v Newcastle (3pm)

Sunday, October 14 – Gloucester v Harlequins (3pm)

Sunday, October 15 – Sale v Northampton (1.30pm, TNT Sports activities)

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