Allianz Premier 15s agrees broadcast deal with BBC
For the second consecutive season, Allianz Premier 15s has agreed a broadcast deal with the BBC to show one game per round for the entire of the 2022-23 season, which starts this weekend (19-20 November).
The first game will see last season’s league winner’s Saracens play against Loughborough Lightning at StoneX Stadium. Each game selected will be shown on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport app and website, including the semi-final and final as the teams battle it out for glory. England Rugby will continue to show two live streams per round on Premier15s.com, simulcasting the game that is on the BBC. The first match to be streamed in round one of the league this weekend will be Exeter Chiefs against Gloucester-Hartpury on Saturday 19 November. The live stream picks have now been confirmed until the end of December with the schedule for the rest of the season to be announced shortly (list below). The in-game tries and behind the scenes coverage will continue on Allianz Premier 15 Twitter and Instagram accounts on a match day with games in round one to keep up to date with including Bristol Bears against Wasps, Sale Sharks versus DMP Sharks and University of Worcester Warriors away to Harlequins at The Stoop. Ewan Turney, RFU Marketing Director said: “This broadcast partnership has been beneficial in increasing visibility of the Allianz Premier 15s league and we’re delighted to extend the relationship for another season. “Ensuring the league is accessible to as many people as possible will help us in our goal to grow the fan base for the women’s game and establish Allianz Premier 15s as the most competitive, progressive and sustainable domestic competition in the world.” BBC and Live stream schedule (BBC games in bold) Round 1 Exeter Chiefs v Gloucester-Hartpury, 19 November, KO 15.00 Saracens v Loughborough Lightning, 20 November, KO 14.30 Round 2 Gloucester-Hartpury v Bristol Bears, 26 November, KO 12.30 Loughborough Lightning v Harlequins, 27 November, KO 14.00 Round 3 Harlequins v Saracens, 3 December, KO 14.00 Sale Sharks v Loughborough Lightning, 3 December, KO 14:00 Round 4 Loughborough Lightening v Exeter Chiefs, 10 December, KO 12.30 Saracens v Gloucester-Hartpury, 10 December, KO 14.30 Round 5 Bristol Bears v Loughborough Lightning, 17 December, KO 14.30 Exeter Chiefs v Harlequins, 18 December, KO 14.30