Gallagher Premiership: Every match played behind closed doors to be shown live on BT Sport

BT Sport subscribers will be able to follow all six games each weekend live on TV and digital platforms until crowds return.

Published: 18 November 2020 - 4.18pm

Every Gallagher Premiership match played behind closed doors in the 2020/21 season will be broadcast live on BT Sport.

Subscribers will be able to follow all six games each weekend live on TV, our award-winning app and btsport.com. Once crowds can safely return to stadia, BT Sport will revert to the usual broadcast schedule.

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Through an agreement between Premiership Rugby and BT Sport, eligible club season ticket holders will gain free access to home Gallagher Premiership matches on the BT Sport app until Christmas (round 4) when the provision will be reviewed.

The BT Sport Match Pass is designed for season ticket holders of participating clubs who do not already have a BT Sport subscription and who cannot attend their home matches due to the current restrictions. Eligibility for the Match Pass is at the discretion of individual clubs and is not determined by BT. More information will be made available to season ticket holders via clubs.

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 The new season starts on BT Sport 1 HD and BT Sport Ultimate on Friday 20 November, with reigning champions Exeter Chiefs travelling to the Twickenham Stoop to face Harlequins (on air from 7pm).

The same evening, from 8pm on BT Sport Extra 1 HD, Sale Sharks take on Northampton Saints, ahead of three more live matches coming your way on Saturday.

The opening weekend culminates in a repeat of last season’s semi-final between Wasps and Bristol Bears on BT Sport 1 HD and BT Sport Ultimate at 12.30pm on Sunday 22 November.

We will present live coverage from the grounds, led by the team of rugby experts and commentators including Craig Doyle, Sarra Elgan, Martin Bayfield, Ugo Monye, Ben Kay, Lawrence Dallaglio, Austin Healey, Nick Mullins and Ali Eykyn

Viewers of matches produced by BT Sport and airing on BT Sport 1 HD, BT Sport 2 HD, BT Sport 3 HD or BT Sport ESPN HD will be able to watch with pre-recorded dynamic crowd noise. 

We will also make selected games available in 4K via BT Sport Ultimate, as well as using our industry-leading remote production capabilities to comply with COVID-19 restrictions.

November's Gallagher Premiership Rugby matches live on BT Sport 

Friday 20 November

Fixture

Harlequins v Exeter Chiefs

Channel

BT Sport 1 HD & BT Sport Ultimate 

Time

7pm

Friday 20 November

Fixture

Sale Sharks v Northampton Saints

Channel

BT Sport Extra 1 HD 

Time

8pm

Saturday 21 November

Fixture

Bath Rugby v Newcastle Falcons

Channel

BT Sport Extra 2 HD

Time

12.30pm

Saturday 21 November

Fixture

Leicester Tigers v Gloucester Rugby

Channel

BT Sport Extra 2 HD 

Time

3pm

Saturday 21 November

Fixture

Worcester Warriors v London Irish

Channel

BT Sport Extra 3 HD 

Time

3pm

Sunday 22 November

Fixture

Wasps v Bristol Bears 

Channel

BT Sport 1 HD & BT Sport Ultimate 

Time

12.30pm

Friday 27 November

Fixture

Newcastle Falcons v Sale Sharks 

Channel

BT Sport 1 HD & BT Sport Ultimate 

Time

7pm

Saturday 28 November

Fixture

Northampton Saints v Harlequins 

Channel

BT Sport Extra 4 HD

Time

2pm

Saturday 28 November

Fixture

Exeter Chiefs v Bath Rugby 

Channel

BT Sport Extra 4 HD

Time

5.30pm

Saturday 28 November

Fixture

Bristol Bears v Worcester Warriors 

Channel

BT Sport Extra 5 HD

Time

3pm

Saturday 28 November

Fixture

Gloucester Rugby v Wasps 

Channel

BT Sport Extra 6 HD

Time

3pm

Sunday 29 November

Fixture

London Irish v Leicester Tigers 

Channel

BT Sport 2 HD & BT Sport Ultimate 

Time

3.15pm

Sunday 29 November

Fixture

Gallagher Premiership Rugby Tonight

Channel

BT Sport 2 HD & BT Sport Ultimate 

Time

6.30pm

Date

Fixture

Channel

Time

Friday 20 November

Harlequins v Exeter Chiefs

BT Sport 1 HD & BT Sport Ultimate 

7pm

Friday 20 November

Sale Sharks v Northampton Saints

BT Sport Extra 1 HD 

8pm

Saturday 21 November

Bath Rugby v Newcastle Falcons

BT Sport Extra 2 HD

12.30pm

Saturday 21 November

Leicester Tigers v Gloucester Rugby

BT Sport Extra 2 HD 

3pm

Saturday 21 November

Worcester Warriors v London Irish

BT Sport Extra 3 HD 

3pm

Sunday 22 November

Wasps v Bristol Bears 

BT Sport 1 HD & BT Sport Ultimate 

12.30pm

Friday 27 November

Newcastle Falcons v Sale Sharks 

BT Sport 1 HD & BT Sport Ultimate 

7pm

Saturday 28 November

Northampton Saints v Harlequins 

BT Sport Extra 4 HD

2pm

Saturday 28 November

Exeter Chiefs v Bath Rugby 

BT Sport Extra 4 HD

5.30pm

Saturday 28 November

Bristol Bears v Worcester Warriors 

BT Sport Extra 5 HD

3pm

Saturday 28 November

Gloucester Rugby v Wasps 

BT Sport Extra 6 HD

3pm

Sunday 29 November

London Irish v Leicester Tigers 

BT Sport 2 HD & BT Sport Ultimate 

3.15pm

Sunday 29 November

Gallagher Premiership Rugby Tonight

BT Sport 2 HD & BT Sport Ultimate 

6.30pm

Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “BT Sport is the go-to for club rugby fans this coming season, with every minute of every Gallagher Premiership Rugby match broadcast live, while matches are played behind closed doors. 

“Alongside exclusively live coverage of the Heineken Champions Cup, matches every week from the Premier League, Emirates FA Cup, and live and exclusive coverage of the UEFA Champions League, our viewers can look forward to a packed schedule of sport in the coming months.”

Mark Brittain, chief commercial officer at Premiership Rugby said: “Our fans are the lifeblood of the game so while matches are being played behind closed doors it was crucial we gave them access to watch Gallagher Premiership Rugby live on BT Sport.

“I’m delighted that BT Sport shared in this vision and, in partnership with our clubs, we can also provide the added benefit of ensuring eligible season ticket holders will be offered free access to their club’s home games on the BT Sport app for the first four rounds.”

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Simon Matson, CEO of Gallagher’s UK Broking & Underwriting operations said: “With our third season of partnership with Premiership Rugby needing to kick off behind closed doors for reasons of public safety and well-being, we welcome fans being given greater access to engage with all the action as it unfolds through BT Sport.

“In these challenging times, the ability to watch live sport and get behind your local team can be a powerful connector of communities. Community is what counts and everyone at Gallagher is very much looking forward to returning to stadiums when it’s safe to do so to voice our local support in the communities we serve.”

Rugby fans will also have more ways to watch the game they love, with the BT Sport Monthly Pass offering no-contract access for one month at a time, for just £25. For more information visit www.bt.com/monthlypass.