- New season kicks off with London Double Header from Twickenham
- All 12 clubs feature live on ESPN in first set of fixtures
- ESPNscrum.com continues to bring fans comprehensive coverage and video highlights
ESPN has announced the first set of Aviva Premiership Rugby fixtures it will televise live and exclusively when the new 2012/13 season gets underway. The coverage kicks off on Saturday 1st September with the London Double Header live from Twickenham: London Wasps take on reigning champions Harlequins, followed by Saracens v London Irish (live on ESPN Classic).
SCHEDULE OF ESPN AVIVA PREMIERSHIP RUGBY LIVE MATCHES
|Saturday 1st||London Wasps v Harlequins||2.00pm|
|Saturday 1st||Saracens v London Irish||4.30pm*|
|Saturday 8th||Bath Rugby v London Wasps||2.15pm|
|Saturday 8th||Sale Sharks v Saracens||4.30pm|
|Friday 14th||Bath Rugby v Northampton Saints||7.45pm|
|Saturday 15th||Worcester Warriors v Gloucester Rugby||1.30pm|
|Saturday 22nd||Leicester Tigers v Harlequins||5.30pm|
|Sunday 23rd||Exeter Chiefs v Saracens||2.15pm|
|Friday 28th||Northampton Saints v London Wasps||7.45pm|
|Saturday 29th||Leicester Tigers v Exeter Chiefs||2.15pm|
|Saturday 6th||Gloucester Rugby v Bath Rugby||2.15pm|
|Sunday 7th||London Welsh v Saracens||2.15pm|
|Sunday 28th||London Irish v Harlequins||2.15pm|
|Saturday 3rd||Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints||2.15pm|
|Sunday 4th||Saracens v London Wasps||2.15pm|
*Match to be broadcast live on ESPN Classic.
Timings subject to change.
PREMIERSHIP RUGBY ON ESPNSCRUM.COM
ESPNscrum.com, ESPN’s rugby website, will continue to offer fans in the UK extensive online news, previews, results and video around both domestic and international rugby union. Its Aviva Premiership Rugby coverage includes 90 second video highlights of each game, a 10 minute compilation of the best action from each match weekend plus exclusive weekly analysis from Healey and Kay. There will also be exclusive online-only video clips featuring comment and analysis from ESPN’s presenters. In addition, the ESPNscrum.com team will offer fans a live interactive service to accompany televised matches with in-game commentary and behind-the-scenes insights from ESPN’s match day broadcasts, alongside a dedicated Twitter feed and Facebook page.