Saints will start with the exciting half-back combination of Fin Smith and Alex Mitchell, while Bears lean on the experience of Callum Sheedy and Andy Uren, with Will Porter and AJ MacGinty waiting in the wings hoping to arrest a losing streak. Northampton Saints: 15 George Hendy, 14 Matt Proctor, 13 Fraser Dingwall (capt), 12 Rory Hutchinson, 11 Ollie Sleightholme, 10 Fin Smith, 9 Alex Mitchell; 1 Emmanuel Iyogun, 2 Mike Haywood, 3 Paul Hill, 4 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 5 Alex Moon, 6 Sam Graham, 7 Aaron Hinkley, 8 Juarno Augustus; Replacements: 16 Sam Matavesi, 17 Ethan Waller, 18 Alfie Petch, 19 Brandon Nansen, 20 Angus Scott-Young, 21 Tom James, 22 James Grayson, 23 Tom Collins Bristol Bears: 15 Charles Piutau, 14 Luke Morahan, 13 Piers O’Conor, 12 Sam Bedlow, 11 Henry Purdy, 10 Callum Sheedy, 9 Andy Uren; 1 Jake Woolmore, 2 Harry Thacker, 3 Max Lahiff, 4 Joe Batley, 5 Joe Joyce (capt), 6 Magnus Bradbury, 7 Sam Lewis, 8 Fitz Harding; Replacements: 16 Will Capon, 17 Yann Thomas, 18 Jay Tyack, 19 Chris Vui, 20 Jake Heenan, 21 Will Porter, 22 AJ MacGinty, 23 Jack Bates Prediction: Saints by five More from Rugby UnionSaracens v Sale SharksSunday 30 October, 3pm kick-off, coverage from 2pm on BT Sport 1Alex Goode will become Saracens’ record Premiership appearance-maker, but his focus will be on prevailing in this top-of-the-table clash.
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Gloucester have made four changes, with Val Rapava-Ruskin and Jack Singleton on England duty and Jonny May out injured. It’s a tough one to call, given the alternating form of both sides and the missing personnel – perhaps a raucous Shed may make all the difference. Teams Gloucester: 15 Lloyd Evans, 14 Louis Rees-Zammit, 13 Chris Harris, 12 Giorgi Kveseladze, 11 Santi Carreras, 10 Adam Hastings, 9 Charlie Chapman, 1 Harry Elrington, 2 Santiago Socino, 3 Fraser Balmain, 4 Freddie Clarke, 5 Cam Jordan, 6 Ruan Ackermann, 7 Lewis Ludlow (capt), 8 Ben Morgan; Replacements: 16 Henry Walker, 17 Ciaran Knight, 18 Kirill Gotovtsev, 19 Matias Alemanno, 20 Albert Tuisue, 21 Ben Meehan, 22 Jack Reeves, 23 Tom Seabrook Exeter Chiefs: 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Josh Hodge, 13 Rory O’Loughlin, 12 Ian Whitten11 Olly Woodburn, 10 Harvey Skinner, 9 Jack Maunder; 1 Scott Sio, 2 Jack Yeandle (capt), 3 Harry Williams, 4 Ruben Van Heerden, 5 Jonny Gray, 6 Dave Ewers, 7 Lewis Pearson, 8 Jacques Vermeulen; Replacements: 16 Jack Innard, 17 Alec Hepburn, 18 Josh Iosefa-Scott, 19 Jack Dunne, 20 Christ Tshiunza, 21 Sam Maunder, 22 Joe Simmonds, 23 Dan John Prediction: Gloucester by three Harlequins v London IrishTommy Allan will deputise for Marcus Smith against London Irish in the London derby (Picture: Getty Images)Saturday 29 October, 3pm kick-off, coverage from 2.
30pm on BT Sport 2A London derby at the Stoop which Irish also called home (on a temporary basis) not so long ago. Marcus Smith is off with England, but Italy fly-half Tommy Allan will hope to bring a sprinkling of stardust to proceedings outside the effervescent Danny Care. No 8 Alex Dombrandt is also in line for his 100th appearance for the club. For Irish, Ben Loader will look to continue his fine form on the wing while Luca Morisi hopes to lead the defence from outside centre. Harlequins: 15 Nick David, 14 Joe Marchant, 13 Lennox Anyanwu, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Josh Bassett, 10 Tommy Allan, 9 Danny Care; 1 Joe Marler (capt), 2 Jack Musk, 3 Wilco Louw, 4 George Hammond, 5 Irne Herbst, 6 Jack Kenningham, 7 Will Evans, 8 Alex Dombrandt; Replacements: 16 George Head, 17 Fin Baxter, 18 Simon Kerrod, 19 Charlie Matthews, 20 Archie White, 21 Lewis Gjaltema, 22 Will Edwards, 23 Oscar Beard London Irish: 15 Tom Parton, 14 Ben Loader, 13 Luca Morisi, 12 Benhard van Rensburg, 11 Ollie Hassell-Collins, 10 Paddy Jackson (capt), 9 Caolan Englefield; 1 Will Goodrick-Clarke, 2 Mike Willemse, 3 Lovejoy Chawatama, 4 Chunya Munga, 5 Rob Simmons, 6 Josh Basham, 7 Ben Donnell, 8 So’otala Fa’aso’o; Replacements: 16 Agustin Creevy, 17 Facundo Gigena, 18 Oliver Hoskins, 19 Api Ratuniyarawa, 20 Juan Martin Gonzalez, 21 Joe Powell, 22 Lucio Cinti, 23 James Stokes Prediction: Harlequins by 10 Northampton Saints v Bristol BearsSaturday 29 October, 3pm kick-offTwo teams already shaping to be in the hunt for a semi-final spot will duke it out at the Gardens, with both understrength due to injury and international duty.
The BT Sport Match Pass is designed for season ticket holders of participating clubs who do not already have a BT Sport subscription and who cannot attend their home matches due to the current restrictions. How else can I follow the game? Leicester Tigers rugby writer Bobby Bridge will be live blogging the game here and there will be live commentary on BBC Radio Gloucestershire. What is the team news? Leicester Tigers: 15 Freddie Steward, 14 Kobus Van Wyk, 13 Jaco Taute, 12 Guy Porter, 11 Harry Potter, 10 Zack Henry, 9 Richard Wigglesworth; 1 Facundo Gigena, 2 Tom Youngs (c), 3 Dan Cole, 4 Harry Wells, 5 Calum Green, 6 Hanro Liebenberg, 7 Tommy Reffell, 8 Jasper Wiese Replacements: 16 Charlie Clare, 17 Ryan Bower, 18 Joe Heyes, 19 Cameron Henderson, 20 Cyle Brink, 21 Ben White, 22 Joaquin Diaz Bonilla, 23 Dan Kelly.
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What’s not to love? Here’s all you need to know about this weekend’s matches:More from Rugby UnionGloucester v Exeter ChiefsFriday 28 October, 7. 45pm kick-off, coverage from 7pm on BT Sport 1A Gloucester side finding form just as Exeter stutter a little before coming to Kingsholm? It’s all set up nicely for another worldie Adam Hastings drop goal from his own half, isn’t it? How to watch Premiership rugby Live stream: BT games can be stream on the BT Sport app or website for existing TV subscribers, or pay £25 for a monthly pass; for PRTV games, you can watch all three games for £6.
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Sadly once again there will be no fans permitted into Mattioli Woods Welford Road to watch the game but here are all the ways you can follow the game. What time is kick-off? The game at Welford Road kicks-off at 3pm. Is the game on TV? Yes. The great news is BT Sport have confirmed they will show every game being played behind closed doors during the 2020/21 Gallagher Premiership season. Today's game is being shown live on BT Sport Extra 2. Coverage will start at 3pm. Through an agreement between Premiership Rugby and BT Sport, eligible club season ticket holders will gain free access to home Gallagher Premiership matches on the BT Sport App up until Christmas (round 4) when the provision will be reviewed.
How to watch Leicester Tigers v Gloucester Rugby live on TVGloucester Rugby kick off their 2020/21 Gallagher Premiership campaign away at old rivals Leicester Tigers this afternoon. Cherry and Whites head coach George Skivington has said he is looking for more consistency from his side ahead of his first full season at the helm of club having replace Johan Ackermann in the summer. Do do that Gloucester will have to improve their woeful away record, winning just once on their travels in any competition in the last twelve months. The last eight fixtures between the two clubs in all tournaments have been won by the home side on the day whilst Gloucester’s most recent success at Welford Road came in October 2007. However with Tigers' preparations disrupted by a Covid-19 outbreak which forced them to close their training base until as recently as Wednesday and the club parting company with director of rugby Geordan Murphy last week, there has never been a better time to head to Welford Road.
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99 or by individual matches for £4. 99Highlights: Sunday 18 September, 10. 45pm, ITV Both sides have only lost once all season, and while Gloucester enjoyed the thrill of a one-point victory last weekend, Chiefs suffered their sole defeat against Saracens last weekend by only two points at Sandy Park. They’ll be missing Luke Cowan-Dickie, Jack Nowell, Sam Simmonds and Henry Slade for this match due to England duty, but can still call on Christ Tshiunza (Wales), and Stuart Hogg and Jonny Gray (Scotland) for this clash.
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