Aviva Premiership 2017/18: BT Sport reveals opening live games

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The 2017-18 Aviva Premiership Rugby season on BT Sport kicks off in September and it promises to be another enthralling campaign as the 12 teams plot their journey that they hope will end at Twickenham.

Defending champions Exeter Chiefs will start the 2017/18 campaign in front of the BT Sport cameras as they play Gloucester on the opening weekend.

The holders’ travel to Kingsholm on Friday, 1 September for a 7.45pm kick off, in one of four televised games from the opening round of fixtures.

Saracens and Northampton Saints are part of the traditional Twickenham double header the following day, with London Irish taking on Harlequins on their top flight return.

Then on Sunday, 3 September, England fly-half George Ford will take on former side Bath on his second debut for the Leicester Tigers for a 3pm kick off.

In total, BT Sport will show 32 live matches during the first 10 rounds of the season with live fixtures confirmed through to the beginning of December.

The fixtures for Rounds 11-13, covering the Christmas period, will be confirmed in the first week of October, with TV selections expected shortly after.

BT Sport will broadcast 69 Aviva Premiership Rugby live throughout the season, while five matches will be simulcast free-to-air on Channel 5, which takes over from ITV as the competition’s terrestrial home for the next four years. A further announcement on Channel 5’s coverage plans is expected in due course.

In addition to Premiership Rugby, BT Sport will also screen the Anglo Welsh Cup and Premiership 7s action, as well as live European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup fixtures, for which it recently secured exclusive live rights from the 2018/19 season.

Scroll down for the complete list of live Aviva Premiership matches on BT Sport from September to early December, covering rounds 1-10. 

FRIDAY 1st SEPTEMBER

Gloucester v Exeter Chiefs
Aviva Premiership: Round 1

19:45

SATURDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER

Saracens v Northampton Saints
Aviva Premiership: Round 1

14:00

London Irish v Harlequins
Aviva Premiership: Round 1

16:30

SUNDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER

Leicester Tigers v Bath
Aviva Premiership: Round 1

15:00

FRIDAY 8th SEPTEMBER

Sale Sharks v Newcastle Falcons
Aviva Premiership: Round 2

19:45

SATURDAY 9th SEPTEMBER

Bath v Saracens
Aviva Premiership: Round 2

14:00

Northampton Saints v Leicester Tigers
Aviva Premiership: Round 2

16:30

SUNDAY 10th SEPTEMBER

Worcester Warriors v Wasps
Aviva Premiership: Round 2

15:00

FRIDAY 15th SEPTEMBER

Northampton Saints v Bath
Aviva Premiership: Round 3

19:45

SATURDAY 16th SEPTEMBER

Leicester Tigers v Gloucester
Aviva Premiership: Round 3

15:00

Newcastle Falcons v Saracens
Aviva Premiership: Round 3

21:30

SUNDAY 17th SEPTEMBER

Wasps v Harlequins
Aviva Premiership: Round 3

15:00

FRIDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER

Gloucester v Worcester Warriors
Aviva Premiership: Round 4

19:45

SATURDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER

Harlequins v Leicester Tigers
Aviva Premiership: Round 4

15:00

SUNDAY 24th SEPTEMBER

Exeter Chiefs v Wasps
Aviva Premiership: Round 4

15:00

FRIDAY 29th SEPTEMBER

Newcastle Falcons v London Irish
Aviva Premiership: Round 5

19:45

SATURDAY 30th SEPTEMBER

Leicester Tigers v Exeter Chiefs
Aviva Premiership: Round 5

15:00

SUNDAY 1st OCTOBER

Wasps v Bath
Aviva Premiership: Round 5

15:00

FRIDAY 6th OCTOBER

Harlequins v Sale Sharks
Aviva Premiership: Round 6

19:45

SATURDAY 7th OCTOBER

London Irish v Leicester Tigers
Aviva Premiership: Round 6

15:00

SUNDAY 8th OCTOBER

Saracens v Wasps
Aviva Premiership: Round 6

15:00

FRIDAY 27th OCTOBER

Sale Sharks v Exeter Chiefs
Aviva Premiership: Round 7

19:45

SATURDAY 28th OCTOBER

Northampton Saints v Wasps
Aviva Premiership: Round 7

15:00

SUNDAY 29th OCTOBER

Bath v Gloucester
Aviva Premiership: Round 7

15:00

FRIDAY 17th NOVEMBER

Gloucester v Saracens
Aviva Premiership: Round 8

19:45

SUNDAY 19th NOVEMBER

Exeter Chiefs v Harlequins
Aviva Premiership: Round 8

15:00

FRIDAY 24th NOVEMBER

Leicester Tigers v Worcester Warriors
Aviva Premiership: Round 9

19:45

SUNDAY 26th NOVEMBER

Saracens v Exeter Chiefs
Aviva Premiership: Round 9

15:00

FRIDAY 1st DECEMBER

Northampton Saints v Newcastle Falcons
Aviva Premiership: Round 10

19:45

SATURDAY 2nd DECEMBER

Exeter Chiefs v Bath
Aviva Premiership: Round 10

14:00

Wasps v Leicester Tigers
Aviva Premiership: Round 10

16:30

SUNDAY 3rd DECEMBER

Harlequins v Saracens
Aviva Premiership: Round 10

15:00

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