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After a top-billing opening weekend in the Guinness PRO14, it’s time for Round Two and Premier Sports are delivering another bumper weekend of rugby action with all 7 PRO14 games live on Premier Sports 1 and 2 including Scarlets huge fixture against Champions Leinster on Saturday evening at Parc y Scarlets (kick off 7.25pm).

Sam Warburton will have his second outing as part of a high-profile Premier Sports team for their coverage of Scarlets’ home opener against Leinster – as rugby fans in West Wales flock to the big game of the weekend with last season’s PRO14 finalists meeting head-to-head once again.

And for those supporters who can’t make it to back their teams – all FOUR of the Welsh pro teams fixtures are covered live on Saturday across Premier Sports 1 & 2 Channels and FreeSports:

  • Sat Sept 8th Dragons v Southern Kings, kick off 3pm Live on Premier Sports 1
  • Sat Sept 8th Ospreys v Cheetahs, kick off 5.30pm Live on Premier Sports 1
  • Sat Sept 8th Scarlets v Leinster, kick off 7.35pm Live on Premier Sports 1
  • Sat Sept 8th Benetton v Cardiff Blues, kick off 7.35pm Live on FreeSports

It was a successful first week for Premier Sports – the new home of all live Guinness PRO14 rugby action in the UK – and this weekend aims to build on a positive opening weekend providing rugby supporters with the very best analysis, commentary and inside track from its team.

Chief Executive of Premier Sports Richard Sweeney said: “We arevery happy with the start to the season.  The feedback from the clubs, PRO14 and supporters has been very positive so far and we look forward to building on feedback after weekend two.  It was a big challenge in our first week to broadcast three simultaneously live games on Friday night but our production partner Sunset+Vine delivered brilliantly. It was great to have Sam Warburton with us for our opening game and he returns this week to cover Scarlets’ opening home game of the season. The response has been really strong from customers so far with many choosing to sign up for the annual offer to get all 152 games.”

Premier Sports TV line-up for this weekend at Rodney Parade and Parc y Scarlets is:

  • Sat 8 Sept Dragons v Southern Kings: Gethin Jones, Rhys ap William, Tom Shanklin, Ed Jackson
  • Sat 8 Sept Scarlets v Leinster: Ross Harries, Lauren Jenkins, Eddie Butler, Sam Warburton, James Downey

 If it’s wall-to-wall rugby you are looking for, there’s more rugby during the week with highlights of all this weekend’s Guinness PRO14 will be broadcast Sunday afternoon at 4.30pmon Premier Sports 1 with these repeated on FreeSports and Monday Night Rugby coverage starting at 7.30pm. As with every week, Premier Sports will air a special Guinness PRO14 preview show on Wednesday night at 9pmahead of the second round of fixtures. This ‘PRO14 Hour’ will be repeated on FreeSports at 10pm.

Premier Sports has awarded its multi-million pound contract to produce its live coverage of Guinness PRO14 to Sunset+Vine, one of rugby’s most experienced and creative independent production companies with a track record that includes seven years of Aviva Premiership coverage with both ESPN and for the past four years, BT Sport. Sunset+Vine’s three-year deal will see them produce more than 200 hours of live rugby coverage for Premier Sports each season including the annual showpiece final at Celtic Park in May 2019.

The Guinness PRO14 is proud to deliver some of the most exciting rugby in the club game thanks to the Championship’s naturally fast play and big breakdown battles with 861 tries scored in the 2017/18 season setting a new record and with the fastest rucks globally – 81% at 3 seconds or less.

 Premier Sports, is the home of the Guinness PRO14 in the UK and will be showing all 152 games from the Guinness PRO14 this season. Rugby fans can subscribe on Sky or the Premier Sports Player for £9.99 per month with the first month free. Visit www.premierports.com to sign up to see all the live action. Customers on other TV services should contact their operator.