Premiership rugby fixtures 2021/22: Televised matches for the first six rounds of 2022 confirmed

The fixtures for the 2021/22 Gallagher Premiership season have been confirmed, with BT Sport showing over 40 live games from the opening 17 rounds

By Callum Davis Published: 15 November 2021 - 9.51am

After a finish to the 2020/21 season that will go down in folklore, the Gallagher Premiership is back on BT Sport screens for the 2021/22 season with 40 live games from the first 17 rounds of action.

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The 2021/22 campaign has a lot to live up to after Harlequins emerged victorious from one of the most entertaining Premiership seasons in recent memory.

This season is already shaping up to be another classic with the return of five-time winners Saracens following their relegation last year, while beaten finalists Exeter Chiefs will be out to regain the crown they gave up to Quins.

Elsewhere, can a resurgent Leicester Tigers challenge at English rugby's top table again and can Bristol Bears put their semi-final heartbreak behind them to make another tilt at a maiden title?

The 2021/22 campaign sees 13 teams battling it out for a place at Twickenham after relegation was scrapped last season.

The expanded competition means that for the first time since the Premiership started in 1997 each club will have two bye weeks in the season.

Every game selected for broadcast on BT Sport will also be available to live stream via the BT Sport app and bt.com/sport.

Premiership rugby matches on BT Sport

Round 9

Friday 26 November - Bath v Exeter Chiefs (7.45pm KO)

Saturday 27 November - Harlequins v London Irish (3pm KO)

Sunday 28 November - Saracens v Sale Sharks (3pm KO)

Round 10

Friday 3 December - Gloucester v Bristol Bears (7.45pm KO)

Saturday 4 December - Exeter Chiefs v Saracens (3pm KO)

Sunday 5 December - Leicester Tigers v Harlequins (3pm KO)

Round 11

Sunday 26 December - Bristol Bears v Leicester Tigers (2pm KO)

Sunday 26 December - Bath v Gloucester (4.30pm KO)

Monday 27 December - Harlequins v Northampton Saints (5pm KO)

Round 12

Saturday 1 January - Sale v Wasps (2pm KO)

Saturday 1 January - Exeter Chiefs v Bristol (4.30pm KO)

Sunday 2 January - Gloucester v Harlequins (3pm KO)

Round 13

Friday 7 January - Bristol Bears v Sale (7.45pm KO)

Saturday 8 January - Harlequins v Exeter (3pm KO)

Sunday 9 January - Wasps v Leicester Tigers (3pm KO)

Round 14

Friday 28 January - Bath v Harlequins (7.45pm KO)

Saturday 29 January - Newcastle v Gloucester (3pm KO)

Sunday 30 January - Sale v Leicester Tigers (3pm KO)

Round 15

Friday 4 February - Gloucester v London Irish (7.45pm KO)

Sunday 6 February - Harlequins v Sale (1pm KO)

Round 16

Friday 11 February - Leicester v Northampton (7.45pm KO)

Sunday 13 February - Saracens v Harlequins (1pm KO)

Round 17

Friday 18 February - Worcester v Bristol (7.45pm KO)

Saturday 19 February - Bath v Leicester (3pm KO)

Sunday 20 February - Newcastle v Exeter (3pm KO)

Further TV details to be announced shortly

What can I expect from our Premiership coverage?

Every game shown on BT Sport will also be available to watch online on our enhanced player. With in-built try alerts, it allows you to re-watch key moments with our interactive timeline, meaning you need not miss a single try from what is expected to be an enthralling season.

For an unrivalled viewing experience, selected games will also be available in 4K HDR via BT Sport Ultimate.

Our live coverage will come from the grounds, led by our team of experts and commentators including Ugo Monye, Ben Kay, Lawrence Dallaglio and Austin Healey.

For insight, news and analysis from BT Sport’s expert rugby pundits, Rugby Tonight will round up all of the action from the Premiership and beyond.

Rugby fans will also have more ways to watch rugby’s restart than ever, with the BT Sport Monthly Pass offering no-contract access for one month at a time, for just £25.

BT Sport’s Monthly Pass is available on a wide range of devices and platforms including Samsung smart TV, Sony PlayStation, Xbox, Now TV, Apple TV, as well as mobiles, tablets, BT TV, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media.

BT Sport is the exclusive live home of domestic and European club rugby and the only place you can watch the Gallagher Premiership, Heineken Champions Cup and European Challenge Cup all in one place.

Click here to view the range of BT Sport packages on offer.