Feast of festive action for armchair fans
October 11, 2012
Leicester's clash with Bath at Welford Road on December 1 will play out in front of the ESPN camera © PA Photos
Premiership Rugby has confirmed the festive season fixtures that will be broadcast by ESPN and Sky Sports.
Leicester's clash with Bath at Welford Road on December 1 along with Northampton's trip to Sale the day before will be played out in front of the ESPN cameras while Saracens' Round 10 date with Gloucester at Vicarage Road will be on Sky Sports.
The Rec will play host to Bath v Saracens on December 22 and also the ESPN team with Sky Sports broadcasting Northampton Saints' showdown with Harlequins at Franklin's Gardens later the same day. Sale Sharks will return to TV screens and ESPN on December 23 when they tackle London Wasps at Adams Park.
The traditional 'Big Game' fixture featuring Harlequins against London Irish at Twickenham is ESPN's first post-Christmas offering and with armchair fans also set to be served Leicester's match with Gloucester at Welford Road by Sky Sports. ESPN will be present when Saracens' nomadic season takes in Stadium MK and their clash with Northampton on December 30.
ESPN will see in the New Year at Sixways where they will broadcast coverage of Worcester's encounter with Leicester on January 4. Elsewhere the same weekend, Exeter's game with Northampton and London Wasps' fixture against Bath will feature on Sky Sports.
Aviva Premiership - TV Fixtures:
Friday, November 30
Saturday, December 1
Sunday, December 2
Saturday, December 22
Sunday, December 23
Saturday, December 29
Sunday, December 30
Friday, January 4
Saturday, January 5
Sunday, January 6
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
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