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Christmas Eve fixture for Welford Road

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Premiership Rugby has today confirmed the Aviva Premiership Rugby fixtures for the Christmas weekend.

The Leicester Tigers match at home to Saracens will be played on Sunday, December 24, with kick-off at 3.00pm.

“We’d like to thank BT Sport for their co-operation in making this announcement earlier than ever before,” said Premiership Rugby’s commercial director Dominic Hayes.

“It is a mark of the great relationship between BT Sport and Premiership Rugby that we are able to confirm these fixtures four months in advance. It is done to help both our clubs and supporters plan their Christmas weekends.”

The weekend starts at Sixways for the arrival of London Irish on Friday, December 22, with the Tigers match concluding the Christmas action.

All kick-off dates and times in the first 11 rounds of the Aviva Premiership season are now confirmed, together with Rounds 1-4 in the European Champions Cup and the first two rounds of the Anglo-Welsh Cup.

Match ticket details for the Christmas fixture will be announced shortly.

The full list of fixtures for the Christmas weekend:

Friday, December 22

Worcester Warriors v London Irish, 7.45pm

Saturday, December 23

Northampton Saints v Exeter Chiefs, 3.00pm

Newcastle Falcons v Harlequins, 3.00pm

Sale Sharks v Bath Rugby, 3.00pm

Wasps v Gloucester Rugby, 3.00pm

Sunday, December 24

Leicester Tigers v Saracens, 3.00pm