BT Sport is offering a free access weekend of live sporting action which includes the meeting at Adams Park of Wasps and Tigers, the two most successful teams in the professional era (kick-off 2pm).
The weekend’s action kicks off on Friday night (7.45pm) with the West Country derby between Bath Rugby and Gloucester Rugby before Northampton Saints face Saracens at Franklin’s Gardens (3.15pm).
Any Freeview (on channel 57), Sky or Virgin viewers will be able to watch all the action. BT TV customers who have not yet joined BT Sport can watch on Freeview Channel 57.
Dominic Hayes, Premiership Rugby commercial director, said: “The weekend kicks off with one of the games of the season, at The Recreation Ground, so we are expecting bumper TV audiences again, ensuring we will showcase Aviva Premiership Rugby to as many supporters as possible.
"The early viewing figures for Aviva Premiership Rugby have been excellent and we expect the decision to make this weekend's games available to many more people to give another boost to the league this weekend.
Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: "Making the channels open to all allows us to show how we are offering something for everyone, from sports entertainment shows through to exclusive live sporting action."
BT Sport is free with BT Broadband. TV customers require a set top box: for BT TV customers this can be a YouView box with BT Infinity or a Vision+ box, for Sky TV customers this is via Sky's digital satellite platform.
Customers taking BT Sport via Sky's digital satellite platform can access the channels with just one call to BT. TV customers who receive the channels via BT TV with BT Infinity or on the Sky digital satellite platform have the option of receiving the channels in HD for just £3 a month. Virgin Media XL TV customers can access BT Sport as part of their packages; Virgin Media also offers the channels as a standalone premium service to TV customers who do not take the XL pack. This means around three million households can already watch BT Sport on TV.
Customers without BT Broadband can also receive the channels through the Sky Digital Satellite platform for £15 per month in high definition or £12 in standard definition. There is no requirement for customers to take a Sky TV subscription as BT Sport is retailed by BT.
For more information or to order BT Sport, customers should call 0800 400 440 or visit: www.btsport.com