Leading Premier Sports’ live coverage this weekend will be the very best in the game including a warm welcome back home to Welsh Rugby legend Shane Williams who returns from work at the Rugby World Cup.
The Premier Sports teams bringing every minute of live PRO14 action this weekend are:
Edinburgh v Dragons: Dougie Vipond, Jenny Drummond, Rory Lawson, Chris Paterson, Andrew Coombs
Ospreys v Southern Kings: Lauren Jenkins, Owain Gwynedd, Eddie Butler, Sean Holley, Shane Williams
Scarlets v Benetton: Ross Harries, Lauren Smith, Wyn Gruffydd, Philippa Tuttiett, Tom Shanklin
With another big weekend of live coverage in store from Premier Sports, Premier Sports Operations Director Richard Webb has welcomed today’s announcement that agreement has been reached for Guinness PRO14’s coverage to include free-to-air highlights programmes on Sunday and Monday nights from the BBC.
Richard Webb, Operations Director for Premier Sports said: “We are delighted to have agreed and worked with Guinness PRO14 and the BBC to add highlights programmes into the broadcast mix for the Championship starting this weekend.
“It’s great news to have the BBC in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales on board and we believe this will help extend even further the reach, profile and interest in PRO14 rugby. More access and content is really positive for rugby fans and will help convert more supporters to enjoy watching all 152 games from PRO14 live on our channels as well as highlights programmes on Sunday and Monday nights.”
Leinster remain firmly top of the charts with five wins and securing a perfect start to the 2019-20 season. The reigning Champions will want to make it six from six before the break but it will not be plain sailing as they face Connacht in Galway with the home side having made a fine start themselves following an impressive 20-10 victory against the Ospreys last weekend. All the action of Connacht v Leinster is live on Friday night (8 Nov) from 7pm on Premier Sports 2.
Also under Friday night lights the Dragons travel to Edinburgh (live on FreeSports from 7pm) with Edinburgh having won both home games they have played so far this season and scoring 7 tries in each. Saturday sees five great PRO14 contests, starting with two 3pm kick off games – Ospreys v Southern Kings (Premier Sports 2 from 2.45pm) and Zebre v Glasgow Warriors (FreeSports from 2.55pm).
There are three cracking fixtures on Saturday evening with Toyota Cheetahs who flew out of the blocks early season looking for an away win at Cardiff Blues (live on Premier Sports 1 from 5.10pm) plus Benetton will seek their third win of the season at Parc y Scarlets against a strong Scarlets outfit (live on Premier Sports 1 from 7.20pm).
The game of the weekend has to be the interprovincial Derby at Thomond Park as Munster host Ulster. Both teams have secured four wins and with both on 19 points it’s going to be big battle (live on Premier Sports 2 from 5.10pm).All seven of this weekend’s PRO14 games will be shown live on Premier Sports:
- Fri 8 Nov Connacht v Leinster KO 7.35pm Live on Premier Sports 2 (from 7pm)
- Fri 8 Nov Edinburgh v Dragons KO 7.35pm Live on FreeSports (from 7pm)
- Sat 9 Nov Ospreys v Southern Kings KO 3pm Live on Premier Sports 2 (from 2.45pm)
- Sat 9 Nov Zebre v Glasgow Warriors KO 3pm Live on FreeSports (from 2.55pm)
- Sat 9 Nov Cardiff Blues v Cheetahs KO 5.15pm Live on Premier Sports 1 (from 5.10pm)
- Sat 9 Nov Munster v Ulster KO 5.15pm Live on Premier Sports 2 (from 5.10pm)
- Sat 9 Nov Scarlets v Benetton KO 7.35pm Live on Premier Sports 1 (from 7.20pm)
Premier Sports customers can now enjoy an even bigger package of great live sports coverage for just £99 per year on Sky or £89 on the Premier Player with all 152 Guinness PRO14 games live on Premier Sports 1, Premier Sports 2 and FreeSports plus La Liga, Serie A, Scottish Cup football, Eredivisie, MLS, NASCAR and NHL.
Premier Sports is available in 16 million UK homes across Sky and Virgin platforms and to everyone via the Premier Player https://www.premierplayer.tv/ while FreeSports is available to 22 million UK homes across six different platforms. Premier Sports also recently launched LaLigaTV which is available free of charge to Premier Sports customers on Sky and the Premier Player.
Premier Sports, is the home of the Guinness PRO14 in the UK and is showing all 152 games from the Guinness PRO14 this season. Rugby fans can subscribe on Sky or the Premier Sports Player. Visit www.premiersports.com to sign up to see all the live action.