The Aviva Premiership gets underway this weekend, with the first match kicking off at 1500 South African time on Saturday at Twickenham. There will be a further four matches on Saturday with the final game for the round due to kick off at 1500 South African time on Sunday.
Current champions Harlequins will begin the defence of their title in the season opener at Twickenham on Saturday against London Wasps. Saracens and London Irish clash later in the afternoon in the second game of the Twickenham double billing.
Newcomers London Welsh will start their life in the Premiership with a tough home game against Leicester Tigers on Sunday afternoon.
Full list of fixtures:
|Aviva Premiership Round 1 (kick off South African time)|
|Sat 1st Sep 12||15:00||London Wasps||v||Harlequins||Twickenham|
|Sat 1st Sep 12||16:00||Exeter Chiefs||v||Sale Sharks||Sandy Park|
|Sat 1st Sep 12||16:00||Gloucester Rugby||v||Northampton Saints||Kingsholm|
|Sat 1st Sep 12||16:00||Worcester Warriors||v||Bath Rugby||Sixways|
|Sat 1st Sep 12||17:30||Saracens||v||London Irish||Twickenham|
|Sun 2nd Sep 12||15:00||London Welsh||v||Leicester Tigers||Kassam Stadium|