Live rugby on TV: Three exciting club rugby matches you can watch this weekend during Six Nations March break
Rugby’s Greatest Championship takes another break this weekend with the Premiership and United Rugby Championship returning to centre stage.
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The tournament will return next Friday (March 11) as Wales take on Championship leaders France in Cardiff under the lights at the Principality Stadium.
Scotland head to Rome to take on Italy on Saturday before England and Ireland finish off the Round Four fixtures at Twickenham but this weekend will see several of Six Nations players return to their respective club sides for domestic action.
So, if you a dreading a weekend without any international rugby action and looking for something to tide you over until Rugby’s Greatest Championship returns then why not take in some of the exciting offerings from Europe’s top leagues?
Here are three live on TV matches this weekend that Six Nations fans can watch to get their rugby fix:
Harlequins v Newcastle Falcons (Gallagher Premiership)
- When: Friday, March 4 (Kick off - 19:45)
- Where: Twickenham Stoop, London
- How to watch: BT Sport
Leicester Tiger have opened up a 16 point gap at the top of the Gallagher Premiership, which is the top flight of English club rugby.
Once the regular season is completed the top four teams enter into play-offs with first and second receiving home advantage in their semi-finals for a spot in the showpiece final at Twickenham.
The fight for second spot is tight with Saracens, Exerer Chiefs and Harlequins all looking to secure the home play-off semi.
Quins are the defending champions and they are in action on Friday night as they host Newcastle Falcons who are fighting a battle of their own at the bottom end of the table and are currently just six points above bottom side Bath.
Saracens v Leicester Tigers
- When: Saturday, March 5 (Kick off - 15:00)
- Where: StoneX Stadium, London
- How to watch: BT Sport
Saturday sees a titanic clash between two giants of English Club rugby.
Tigers have won 10 top flight titles, Saracens have won five. Tigers are top of the league, Saracens are second. This could very well be a preview of the final in June.
The visitors have the chance to assert their dominance at the top of the table while the hosts look to strengthen their position in second and close the gap on the leaders.
It’s also a meeting of the two highest scoring sides in the division with Tigers having an overall points difference of +201 while Saracens have +233. To put that in context, Exeter Chiefs have the third best pints difference with +46.
Benetton Treviso v Leinster (United Rugby Championship)
When: Saturday, March 5 (Kick off - 12:45)
Where: Stadio Comunale Monigo, Treviso
How to watch: Premier Sports
The big offering from the URC (which is made up of professional clubs from Ireland, Italy, Scotland, Wales and South Africa) sees league leaders Leinster head to Italy to take on Benetton.
Leinster are the defending champions, having won the league in 2020/21 when it was known as the Pro 14, while Benetton won the end of season Rainbow Cup last year.
The Italian side find themselves comfortably mid table but a slip up from Leinster could see second place Ulster move above them into top spot while Glasgow Warriors are also in a position to do likewise.
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