What’s on BT Sport this weekend? Your armchair guide for all our live action from the Gallagher Premiership, Premier League, UFC and cricket

Don’t miss a full slate of action from the top division of English rugby, a fascinating clash between Burnley and Arsenal, and the biggest fight card of the year at UFC 259.

By George Mills Published: 5 March 2021 - 11.47am

Spring has sprung on BT Sport and the entertainment just keeps on coming as we bring you another jam-packed weekend of lockdown entertainment.

From an unmissable programme of Gallagher Premiership rugby, to international T20 cricket and a cracking UFC card from the fight capital in Las Vegas - not to mention our usual Premier League helping - there’s plenty to keep you glued to BT Sport!

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Gallagher Premiership

Our exclusive coverage of the top flight of English rugby continues with another dramatic weekend in store, as we bring you six unmissable games across three days.

On Friday night, we’ve got a double header featuring sides at opposite ends of the table as Leicester Tigers take on London Irish while Sale and Newcastle go head-to-head at the same time.

Tigers coach Steve Borthwick will be hoping to see a reaction from his side against the Exiles, after defeat to table-topping Bristol Bears last time out, while Sale look to consolidate a top four spot having bested reigning champions Exeter Chiefs on their last appearance.

Exeter will look to bounce back from that defeat as their renew their West Country rivalry against struggling Bath on Saturday afternoon.

Also kicking off at 3pm, Wasps welcome bottom dwellers Gloucester to the Ricoh Arena seeking to piece together a late assault on the playoffs in the same manner that saw them storm to last season’s playoff final.

The late kick-off on Saturday afternoon sees Pat Lam’s Bristol Bears make the short trip to Sixways as they play Johnathan Thomas’ Worcester Warriors.

This weekend’s action then concludes on Sunday when Harlequins and Northampton Saints face-off at The Stoop, having both tasted defeat last time out in the league.

For full broadcast details check out our What's On page.

Burnley v Arsenal

Every point becomes crucial at this stage in the season and with these two sides fighting battles at opposite ends of the table, neither Burnley nor Arsenal can afford a slip up in the 12.30pm kick-off on Saturday afternoon.

The hosts are hovering just above the drop zone with the ever-improving Fulham slowly reeling in those above them and Sean Dyche will be only to wary of getting sucked into a dogfight at this stage in the season.

Burnley bounced back from a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Tottenham to secure a commendable 1-1 draw against Leicester last time out and they will see another home game as a decent chance to move further away from relegation trouble this weekend.

Arsenal, meanwhile, will have ambitions of launching a late assault on the European places with only seven points between them and fifth-placed Chelsea.

It would require a remarkable run to achieve but with just one defeat in the last five games across all competitions – and that coming at the hands of the unstoppable Manchester City – it’s not be beyond the realm of possibility for a talented Gunners outfit.

Can they keep up their good form in the league – or will old foes Burnley prove the latest stumbling block on their European quest? Find out from 11.30am on BT Sport 1 HD and Ultimate.

Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund

The marquee fixture of the Bundesliga season, Der Klassiker comes to you exclusively live on BT Sport 2 HD from 5.30pm on Saturday evening.

In previous seasons, this fixture might have gone some way to deciding the fate of the title, but this year Dortmund find themselves way off the pace.

Having parted company with previous manager Lucien Favre, BVB are looking to save their season under interim coach Edin Terzić before Gladbach’s Marco Rose takes the hot seat at the end of the current campaign.

Sat fifth in the table, 13 points behind leaders Bayern, there is plenty for Terzic to do to keep his side in with a shout of qualifying for the Champions League next season.

A win at Allianz Park – something they have not managed since April 2014 – would go some way to correcting their early season woes.

But the odds look in Bayern’s favour as they seek to claim a vital three points that would help hold off the challenge of second place RB Leipzig in the table.

Hansi Flick’s men have not looked as indomitable as in years gone by – something that will give Dortmund hope heading into Saturday night – and Leipzig find themselves just two points behind the reigning champions.

Der Klassiker is one of five Bundesliga matches being shown on BT Sport this weekend, find out how you can watch them all here.

UFC 259: Blachowicz vs Adesanya

If you’re a fight fan, you already know what’s going down this weekend at the UFC APEX.

One of the most stacked cards in recent memory takes place in Las Vegas on Saturday night, with three world titles on the line and four world champions in action.

The main event sees middleweight king Israel Adesanya step north to challenge light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz for the 205lb belt as he seeks to become the sixth ‘champ-champ’ – and the quickest to achieve that feat – in UFC history.

But Blachowicz is no pushover; the Polish powerhouse is on four-fight win streak including devastating knockout victories over Luke Rockhold and Dominick Reyes to secure the belt last time out.

Elsewhere, Amanda Nunes puts one of her two world titles on the line as she defends her featherweight crown against Australia contender Megan Anderson.

And bantamweight king Petr Yan makes the first defence of his 135lb strap when he takes on Aljamain Sterling.

With all that, plus Islam Makhachev vs Drew Dober and Thiago Santos vs Aleksandar Rakic rounding off the main card, you can’t afford to miss UFC 259 this weekend.

Coverage starts at 1am on Saturday night, live on BT Sport 2 HD, but if you're not a midnight owl then catch up with all the action on the BT Sport app on Sunday morning - completely spoiler free.

And much more…

We’ve got international T20 cricket coming at you all weekend with action from the England Women’s tour of New Zealand, as well as the Australian men’s team on their own white ball tour of New Zealand.

The West Indies also continue their T20 series against Sri Lanka before next week’s ODIs begin.

That's not all, we've got international hockey in the ProLeague as both men’s and women’s teams from the Netherlands and Germany do battle on Sunday afternoon.

And our coverage of the NHL continues with a Sunday teatime puck drop between the Buffalo Sabres and New York Islanders.

To make sure you don't miss a minute of the live action heading your way this weekend, check out our What's On page for full broadcast times and channels.