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  • Rugby World Cup matches (from '87 onwards)
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  • Documentaries ("Top 10 Tries", "England at the World Cup", "The Incredibles: 1974 British Lions"), and much more
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The Premiership
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ESPN has exclusive live rights to 43 matches per season from the Aviva Premiership, beginning this season and running through to 2012-2013. This includes exclusive live coverage of the Aviva Premiership Final and one of the two semi-final matches.

Additionally we plan to cover many of the 43 live matches each season on-site, from inside the stadia themselves using a custom-built set, capturing the rugby environment and adding a new dimension to coverage of English rugby on UK television.

Aviva Premiership broadcast schedule:

Round 17

Friday, March 1
Bath Rugby v Gloucester, 20:00 (ESPN)

Sunday, March 3
Saracens v London Welsh, 14.15 (ESPN)

Round 18

Saturday, March 23
Exeter Chiefs v Leicester Tigers, 17.00 (ESPN)

Sunday, March 24
Saracens v Harlequins, 14.00 (ESPN)

Round 19

Friday, March 29
Gloucester v Harlequins, 19.45 (ESPN)

Sunday, March 31
London Irish v Sale Sharks, 14.15 (ESPN)

Round 20

Friday, April 12
Sale Sharks v Gloucester Rugby, 19.45 (ESPN)

Saturday, April 13
Harlequins v Bath Rugby, 14.15 (ESPN)

Round 21

Saturday, April 20
Bath Rugby v Leicester Tigers, 14.15 (ESPN)

Sunday, April 21
London Wasps v Exeter Chiefs, 14.00 (ESPN)

Round 22

Saturday, May 4
Harlequins v Northampton Saints, 14.30 (ESPN)
Exeter Chiefs v Gloucester, 14.30 (ESPN Classic)


Sunday, May 12
Saracens v Northampton Saints, 15.00 (ESPN)

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