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Tigers trip to Saints live on ESPN Classic

Leicester Tigers trip to Northampton Saints on Saturday will be broadcast live on ESPN Classic, the first time the channel has shown a live Aviva Premiership Rugby match.

The match at Frankins’ Gardens is sold-out, but Tigers will be showing live coverage on the big screen in Final Whistle at Welford Road.

The Final Whistle will be open from 1pm, with kick-off in the big game at 2.15pm. Food and refreshments will be available. Entry to watch the live coverage at Welford Road is free.

If you can’t join us at Welford Road and you don’t have tickets to be at Franklin’s Gardens, then watch all the action on ESPN Classic. ESPN Classic is available on Sky and Virgin Media on Sky channel 429 and Virgin Media channel 533.

The FA Cup semi-final match between Liverpool and Everton will be shown exclusively live on ESPN on Saturday, and if that match does not go to extra time or penalties then the second half of the Northampton Saints v Leicester Tigers match will also be shown on ESPN.

Harlequins against London Wasps later in the day on Saturday will be shown exclusively live on ESPN.

Mark McCafferty, Chief Executive of Premiership Rugby, said “The broadcasting of a live Aviva Premiership Rugby match on ESPN Classic is a great opportunity for viewers to tune in to see a key Midlands derby in the run up to the Aviva Premiership Rugby semi-finals.”

A match in Round 22 of Aviva Premiership Rugby, the last round before the semi-finals, will also be broadcast live on ESPN Classic.

There are three live televised Aviva Premiership Rugby games this weekend on television to choose from plus highlights from all six matches.

Aviva Premiership Rugby On TV:
Friday, April 13

Sale Sharks v Bath Rugby – live on Sky Sports from Edgeley Park, kick off 19.45

Saturday, April 14
Northampton Saints v Leicester Tigers – live on ESPN Classic from Franklin’s Gardens, kick off 14.15

Harlequins v London Wasps – live on ESPN from the Twickenham Stoop, kick off 16.30

Sunday, April 15
Aviva Premiership Rugby highlights show – ITV4 at 20.00
Aviva Premiership Rugby highlights show – ITV1 at 23.15

Monday 16th April
Aviva Premiership Rugby highlights show – ITV4 at 19.30