Gallagher Premiership, Champions Cup and Challenge Cup: Watch every final live on BT Sport

BT Sport subscribers can watch three finals in eight days, as a remarkable club rugby season reaches a climatic finale with Bristol Bears, Exeter Chiefs and Wasps eyeing silverware.

By Tim Williams Published: 15 October 2020 - 12.40pm

An unforgettable rugby season concludes with a tantalising run of three finals in eight days, with the biggest prizes in the club game up for grabs live on BT Sport.

From two Anglo-French clashes in two days in the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals to an enthralling Premiership showpiece at Twickenham, don’t miss any of the action as the champions of Europe and England are crowned.

Here, btsport.com previews each match and provides full broadcast information.

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Challenge Cup: Bristol Bears v RC Toulon

Friday 16 October, 7.15pm (8pm KO)

TV: BT Sport 2 HD

Live Stream: btsport.com and BT Sport app

Bristol Bears’ search for a maiden European crown kicks off an unmissable stretch of European rugby on BT Sport.

Pat Lam’s side will be eager to banish memories of a Gallagher Premiership semi-final mauling at the hands of Wasps when they meet Toulon at Stade Maurice-David in the south of France.

The English side, who overcame Bordeaux-Begles in a captivating match to reach Friday’s showpiece, boast an array of stars including Nathan Hughes, Steven Luatua, Charles Piutau and in-form loanee Max Malins.

In box-office Fijian Semi Radradra, one of the standout talents at the 2019 World Cup, the Premiership outfit also possess arguably the most dangerous player remaining in the competition. The fearsome back will be something of a wounded animal after a quiet performance against Wasps last time out.

While Bristol are looking to break their European duck, Toulon have considerable pedigree on the continental stage. They won the Champions Cup in three successive seasons between 2013 and 2015, with Jonny Wilkinson at the heart of two.

The French side can’t claim to have a squad as rich in depth as they did at the peak of their powers (Mathieu Bastareaud, Bryan Habana, Matt Giteau and Leigh Halfpenny all played in the 2015 final win over Clermont) but the decorated club can still call on experienced internationals like Eben Etzebeth and Sergio Parisse.

They have enjoyed a faultless run to the final, winning all eight matches including a comfortable 34-19 semi-final win over Leicester Tigers at Stade Felix Mayol.

Can Bristol, only promoted to the Premiership in 2018, mark a period of reinvention with a first European crown? Or will Toulon’s know-how on the biggest stage prove too much?

Champions Cup: Exeter Chiefs v Racing 92

Saturday 17 October, 4pm (4.45pm KO)

TV: BT Sport 2 HD and BT Sport Ultimate

Live Stream: btsport.com and BT Sport app

The most consequential week in the long history of Exeter Chiefs begins on Saturday, with a mouth-watering Champions Cup final against French powerhouse Racing 92.

Rob Baxter’s side have enjoyed a remarkable decade since winning promotion to the English top flight in 2010. It was in Bristol that Exeter won promotion and the Devonians will be looking to complete an astonishing journey when they compete for Europe’s elite prize at the Bears' Ashton Gate home.

Exeter's extraordinary rise

From Championship to Champions Cup final

Director of rugby Rob Baxter, legend Gareth Steenson, captain Joe Simmonds and more recount the remarkable journey the club have been on in the past decade.

The club have struggled to show their best in the Champions Cup in years gone by, but they look mature, seasoned and ready-made to win a first European trophy a week before they compete for Premiership glory.

Their potency inside the opposition 22 is unparalleled and their devastating strike rate has allowed them to shake off slow starts, against Toulouse in the semi-final for example.

The Chiefs are a well-oiled machine, but they don’t lack prodigious individual talents, see Stuart Hogg, Henry Slade as well as Joe and Sam Simmonds.

An outbreak of coronavirus has hampered Racing’s preparations, but the European mainstays - who are also looking to etch their name on the trophy for the first time - should have a full roster to choose from including Ireland’s Simon Zebo and Scotland’s Finn Russell.

It was a moment of magic from maverick fly-half Russell that inspired the Parisians to a nervy win over an obdurate Saracens in the last four. A deft chip and a clever inside pass allowed Juan Imhoff a clear run to the line to seal victory at the death.

Can Exeter write another chapter in the most astounding story or will Racing’s blend of flair and power dent the Chiefs’ hopes of a potential domestic and European double?

Premiership: Exeter Chiefs v Wasps

Saturday 24 October, 5.15pm (6pm KO)

TV: BT Sport 1 HD and BT Sport Ultimate

Live Stream: btsport.com and BT Sport app

A fifth successive Premiership final at Twickenham awaits Exeter, only a week after they compete for European honours against Racing 92.

It was a case of another year, another semi-final win for the Chiefs when they brushed Bath aside at Sandy Park to set up the winner-takes-all meeting with Wasps at the home of rugby.

They were widely viewed as champions-elect as soon as Saracens were removed from the picture and they have been in imperious form ever since. They’ve successfully negotiated competing in the Premiership and Champions Cup and have been top of the table for months - even excluding the coronavirus-enforced delay.

Rob Baxter’s men issued a statement of intent against a resurgent Bath side ahead of a mammoth fortnight in the club’s history, running in 21 unanswered points in the second half of a convincing 35-6 win.

It was an archetypal clinical and ruthless display against a stubborn opponent, but fellow finalists Wasps will prove a very stern test at Twickenham.

Head coach Lee Blackett has presided over a remarkable upturn in form since he assumed the reigns in April. The Coventry-based club have been free-flowing and rejuvenated since the restart, winning nine from 10. They’ve also secured the most bonus points this season (15).

Extraordinary back-row forward Jack Willis has justifiably lapped up all the plaudits but they also have the likes of Joe Launchbury, Jimmy Gopperth, Jacob Umaga and Malakai Fekitoa to call upon.

Wasps were rank outsiders to trouble the play-offs at the start of the season and few could have foreseen such a turnaround. Whether their exuberant style of play will breach Exeter’s refined defensive system is another matter.

For the Chiefs, a win could mark the conclusion of one of the most stunning seasons to date but standing in their way are a club desperate to end their 12-year barren trophy run - one far too long for a club of Wasps side. It's certainly one not to miss.