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Aviva Premiership fixtures confirmed

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Kick-off dates and times for all fixtures in the first half of the Aviva Premiership Rugby season have now been confirmed.

Following discussions between Premiership Rugby and broadcast partners BT Sport, the list of televised fixtures up to an including Round 12 in January have now been released.

Leicester Tigers’ home games against London Irish on November 23 and Sale Sharks on December 28 have been confirmed as 3pm kick-offs on Saturday afternoons.

The trip to Gloucester Rugby in Aviva Premiership Round 9 has been switched to a 7.45pm kick-off on Friday, November 29.

The pre-Christmas fixture against Saracens, in Tigers’ first-ever visit to Allianz Park, is a 3.15pm match on Saturday, December 21.

The opening fixture of 2014, against Bath Rugby in Aviva Premiership Rugby Round 12, is now confirmed for Sunday, January 5 at Welford Road with kick-off at 2pm.

Live TV Audiences are booming in Aviva Premiership Rugby, up 130 per cent on the first two weekends compared to last year.

Simon Green, head of the BT Sport channel, said: “Aviva Premiership Rugby has become a fabulous showcase of what is best on BT Sport.

“On Aviva Premiership weekends we cover live games Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the very best of the action. Additionally, Rugby Tonight, our big studio magazine show, has proved extremely popular with viewers and is full of lively debate, explanation and banter every Wednesday evening. And all of this is presented by our fantastic line-up of rugby experts and presenters.

“We wanted to help grow the popularity of club rugby and I’m delighted to see that BT Sport’s coverage is working for the game."

The full list of BT Sport live TV selections from Round 8-12 is:

Round 8
Friday 22 November (7.45pm): Sale Sharks v Worcester Warriors
Saturday 23 November (3.15pm): Northampton Saints v Newcastle Falcons
Sunday 24 November (2pm): London Wasps v Bath Rugby

Round 9
Friday 29 November (7.45pm): Gloucester Rugby v Leicester Tigers
Saturday 30 November (3.15pm): Bath Rugby v Exeter Chiefs
Sunday 1 December (2.30pm): Newcastle Falcons v Harlequins

Round 10
Friday 20 December (7.45pm): Sale Sharks v London Irish
Saturday 21 December (3.15pm): Saracens v Leicester Tigers
Sunday 22 December (2pm): Gloucester Rugby v Worcester Warriors

Round 11
Friday 27 December (7.45pm): Newcastle Falcons v London Wasps
Saturday 28 December (4pm): Harlequins v Exeter Chiefs
Saturday 29 December (2pm): London Irish v Gloucester Rugby

Round 12
Friday 3 January (7.45pm): Northampton Saints v Harlequins
Saturday 4 January (3.15pm): Gloucester Rugby v Saracens
Sunday 5 January (2pm): Leicester Tigers v Bath Rugby

For a full list of the fixtures see premiershiprugby.com

For all Leicester Tigers fixtures, click here