Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Saturday Night Fever

Premiership Rugby today announced that Tigers will play their home match against Saracens at 8:00 PM on Saturday 23rd of February.  The match is scheduled to be on ESPN after the England v France match which kicks off at 5:00 PM.  I for one think this is a cracking move.  It is called Prime Time for a reason so should work well for TV but better than that rather than existing in the phantom tea time slot that ruins both your afternoon and your evening it instead just your Saturday night entertainment for the night.  I don't say this very often, Well done Premiership Rugby.

Tigers game away at Harlequins on Saturday February 16th has also been selected for TV and will be shown at  5:15 PM live on Sky.

Meanwhile Tigers' games against London Welsh and Sale Sharks have both been confirmed as Saturday 3:00 PM kick offs.

Premiership fixtures:

Sat Feb 9th  London Welsh (H) 3:00 PM 
Sat Feb 16th Harlequins (A) 5:15 PM on Sky
Sat Feb 23rd Saracens (H) 8:00 PM on ESPN
Sat Mar 2nd Sale (H) 3:00 PM


  1. It may be great for the telly but it's a dreadful arrangement for supporters who actually want to be there - particularly away supporters, but I'm sure some Tigers supporters don't like it either.

  2. yes - you are dead right there - a shameful betrayal of supporters who go to considerable trouble and expense to see Tigers play at home!

  3. It's not very 'prime' without the beef on display!