Women’s Rugby - BT Sport to show Premier 15s semi-finals and final as the very best in the women’s game clash battle for domestic glory

The semi-finals will take place on Saturday 22 May before the showpiece event on Sunday 30 May from Kingsholm.

Published: 11 May 2021 - 12.04pm
Harlequins and Wasps meet in one of the two semi-finals at Kingsholm

BT Sport are delighted to announce we will broadcast the semi-finals and final of the Allianz Premier 15s – the top flight of women’s domestic rugby – this May.

The Premier 15s reaches the business end of the season as the very best in the game clash, with all three matches taking place at Kingsholm - the home of Gloucester Rugby.

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Saturday 22 May is semi-finals day as Harlequins meet Wasps at 12.30pm before most recent winners Saracens do battle with Loughborough Lightning at 2.30pm, live on the BT Sport app

The winners of each semi-final will meet in the showpiece on Sunday 30 May with kick-off in the biggest game in women’s rugby taking place at 4pm.

That fixture, being shown live on BT Sport 1 HD, will see the return of supporters to the women’s top flight with a crowd of up to 3,276 spectators permitted at Kingsholm to watch the best of the best in action.

Harlequins v Wasps

Date

Saturday 22 May

Time

KO 12.30pm

Stage

Semi-final 1

Channel

BT Sport app

Saracens v Loughborough Lightning

Date

Saturday 22 May

Time

KO 2.30pm

Stage

Semi-final 2

Channel

BT Sport app

Winners of SF1 v Winners of SF2

Date

Sunday 30 May

Time

3.45pm (KO 4pm)

Stage

Final

Channel

BT Sport 1 HD &  BT Sport app

Date

Time

Stage

Channel

Harlequins v Wasps

Saturday 22 May

KO 12.30pm

Semi-final 1

BT Sport app

Saracens v Loughborough Lightning

Saturday 22 May

KO 2.30pm

Semi-final 2

BT Sport app

Winners of SF1 v Winners of SF2

Sunday 30 May

3.45pm (KO 4pm)

Final

BT Sport 1 HD &  BT Sport app

Since the competition’s inception in 2017/18, Saracens have won both Premier 15s titles before last season was declared null and void due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Sarries now have the chance to make it three on the bounce but must first overcome a Loughborough side who finished fourth in the table and pushed them hard on both occasions in the regular season before ultimately losing.

In the other semi-final, second-placed Harlequins play third-placed Wasps. Quins came out on top in both clashes in the regular season, winning 31-12 away and 20-19 at home.

“Today’s announcement enhances our position as the home of club rugby in the UK, with the leading domestic and European club competitions rugby available on BT Sport,” said Rachel Knight, BT Sport’s sports rights director.

“The addition of the Premier 15s further underlines our commitment to women’s sport with the competition joining our coverage of the culmination of this season’s Women’s UEFA Champions League and FA Women’s Super League in the coming weeks.”

RFU head of business development Nikki Emerson added: “BT Sport has cemented itself as the home of top-tier domestic and European men’s rugby over recent years.

“We’re excited to work with them to bring the best of women’s domestic rugby to their audience as part of the RFU’s commitment to growing awareness of and engagement with the Allianz Premier 15s league.”

The addition of the Premier 15s tees up a jam-packed month of elite level club rugby on BT Sport this May, with the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals, as well as the Gallagher Premiership run in, all broadcast live across our platforms as the best in the men’s game battle for the top honours.

Fans can watch the Premier 15s on BT Sport in more ways than ever before, on TV, online or via the BT Sport app, with customers also able to sign up contract free with the BT Sport Monthly Pass.