Gallagher Premiership Round 11: Previews and team news from all six fixtures over the Christmas period - including five Boxing Day matches plus the 'Big Game' from Twickenham

The Premiership returns this weekend with three live games on BT Sport over the Christmas period, including two live matches on Boxing Day plus the 'Big Game' from Twickenham

By Callum Davis Published: 28 December 2021 - 1.04pm

After a Covid-disrupted start to the Heineken Champions Cup, the Gallagher Premiership returns this weekend with six unmissable games from round 11 of the English top flight.

BT Sport will show three live games from Boxing Day to Monday, including the West Country derby between Gloucester and Bath, a bitter grudge match between Bristol Bears and Leicester Tigers - plus the annual 'Big Game' as Harlequins face-off against Northampton Saints at Twickenham.

Read on for all the information you need to know about all six games, including how to watch free highlights of every game.

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Boxing Day

Bristol 26-28 Leicester Tigers - Watch replay

Gallagher Premiership table-toppers Leicester Tigers held on to their 100% record this season in dramatic fashion as Guy Porter's last-gasp try stunned Bristol Bears at Ashton Gate. 

Newcastle P-P Sale Sharks

A Covid outbreak in the Sale Sharks camp means that the match against Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park has been cancelled. The allocation of the points for the fixture will be decided at a later date. 

A Premiership Rugby spokesperson said: "Our priority is the health and safety of everyone involved with Sale Sharks and Newcastle Falcons and we will give the clubs any support they need. We wish everyone affected a full and speedy recovery.

"Neither Premiership Rugby nor the club will be naming any of the players or staff involved, and we'd ask everyone to respect their privacy."

Saracens 61-29 Worcester

Saracens kept up the pressure on Leicester Tigers as they scored nine tries against strugglers Worcester Warriors, who still managed five of their own. 

Wasps 38-30 London Irish

Two tries from Dan Frost and one apiece from Ali Crossdale and Alfie Barbeary saw Wasps secure their first win in any competition since 30 October. 

Bath 20-40 Gloucester - Watch replay

Bath remain in search of their first Gallagher Premiership win of the campaign as West Country rivals Gloucester brushed them aside at the Rec. 

Monday 27 December

Harlequins 41-27 Northampton Saints - Watch replay

Alex Dombrandt bagged a hat-trick as Harlequins edged away from Northampton Saints in the second half in what proved to be a Big Game classic at Twickenham.