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 recreation whereas Saracens go to Exeter the subsequent 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 function 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 – overwhelmed by Saracens within the Premiership remaining at Twickenham – will welcome Northampton on October 15, which may also be broadcast dwell on TNT Sports activities.
Saracens, reigning champions, journey to Exeter on the primary weekend of the 2023/24 season
Bristol Bears will host the primary match of the marketing campaign after they welcome Leicester Tigers
The Premiership remaining is ready to happen on June 8 at Twickenham.
There shall be a ‘Derby Weekend’ in spherical six from November 17 to 19, which can see Sale play Newcastle and Tub host Bristol on the Friday evening.
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 taking part in Gloucester on the Sunday afternoon.
Golf equipment may also 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’ ‘Massive Recreation’ collection again within the festive schedule after they tackle Gloucester at Twickenham.
Twickenham will once more host Harlequins’ Massive Recreation, welcoming Gloucester in December
Premiership Rugby’s Simon Massie-Taylor embraced new-look broadcast companion TNT Sports activities
Following a break of league motion throughout 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 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 remaining.
Premiership Rugby chief govt Simon Massie-Taylor stated: ‘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 massive kick-off.
‘It is nice to welcome our new-look broadcast companion TNT Sports activities of their debut season below 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)