The Gallagher Premiership returned this weekend after a tumultuous fortnight of comings and goings at the very top end of English rugby.

The start of the 2022/23 Heineken Champions Cup took centre stage on the pitch, but there was plenty of drama off it as Eddie Jones' reign as England head coach came to a premature end.

Less than a week after the Australian's dismissal, Leicester's Steve Borthwick was confirmed as his replacement, with the Premiership holders appointing Richard Wigglesworth as interim head coach.

Elsewhere Scotland and British Irish Lions fly-half Finn Russell agreed to join Bath in one of the most high-profile Premiership signings for a generation.

As an new era in English rugby gets under way, focus switches to the Gallagher Premiership and the scramble to take Leicester's league crown.

Read on for all you need to know on every game, live stream information and TV channel times.


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Friday 23 December

Saturday 24 December

Exeter 20-15 Bath

Finn Russell
Finn Russell will wear the blue and white of Bath next season

Tuesday 27 December

Harlequins vs Bristol - 3.45pm (4.15pm KO), BT Sport 1 HD & BT Sport Ultimate

Watch live stream from 3.45pm

Round 13 comes to its conclusion two days after Christmas as Harlequins and Bristol renew hostilities.

The two sides produced a Premiership classic in the 2021 play-offs, with Quins edging a 79-point thriller after extra-time at Ashton Gate.

Since then, Harlequins lost their crown to last season's winners Leicester, while Bristol have been in freefall. 

The 2020 EPCR Challenge Cup winners made the last four in three consecutive campaigns between 2019 and 2021 but they sit rock bottom of the pile after nine games of the new season.

The Bears are level on points with London Irish and Newcastle Falcons, but prop up the table on account of their inferior points difference. 

Bristol avoided defeat in their most recent league outing, a 26-26 with reigning champions Leicester, but the West Country outfit are without a Premiership victory since September.

With 2023 on the horizon, Pat Lam's men would love nothing more than to head into the New Year by upsetting one of the leading contenders for the title.