ESPN confirm Premiership coverage
July 13, 2012
Ben Kay and Austin Healey will once again add colour and analysis to ESPN's coverage of the Aviva Premiership © Getty Images
ESPN will kick off their coverage of the 2012-13 Aviva Premiership with the traditional London Double Header while a re-run of last season's finale between Harlequins and Leicester is another highlight of their early season coverage.
London Wasps tackle defending champions Quins and Saracens take on London Irish in front of the ESPN cameras at Twickenham on September 1 with London Welsh's Premiership debut against Leicester the following day set to be covered by Sky Sports.
The opening weekend will also feature three other Saturday matches with Exeter Chiefs hosting Sale Sharks, Northampton Saints travelling to Gloucester and Worcester Warriors hosting Bath.
ESPN's coverage continues the following weekend with Wasps' trip to Bath and Sale's first Premiership outing at their new Salford City Stadium home against Saracens.
Round 3 will see Sky Sports broadcast Saracens' latest trip to Wembley where they will play host to Leicester while the Tigers will grace ESPN again a week later when they meet Quins at Welford Road.
Aviva Premiership broadcast schedule:
Saturday, September 1
Sunday, September 2
Saturday, September 8
Sunday, September 9
Friday, September 14,
Saturday, September 15
Saturday, September 22
Sunday, September 23
Friday, September 28
Saturday, September 29
Sunday, September 30
Friday, October 5,
Saturday, October 6
Sunday, October 7
Saturday, October 27
Sunday, October 28
Saturday, November 3
Sunday, November 4
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
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