Gallagher Premiership Weekend Preview: Your ultimate guide to the start of the 2022/23 season

TV and live stream information as BT Sport brings you live coverage of Bristol vs Bath, Exeter vs Leicester & Gloucester vs Wasps from round one of the Gallagher Premiership - plus highlights of every match

By Callum Davis Published: 11 September 2022 - 11.44am

It's time to go again!

Less than three months after Freddie Burns' stoppage-time drop goal sealed Leicester Tigers' first Premiership title for 13 years, the great and good of English rugby re-convene for the 2022/ 23 season.

After one of the most unpredictable campaigns in living memory, buckle up for another nine months of domestic drama with so many questions to be answered.

Can the Tigers retain their crown and go back-to-back for the first time since 2010? Will Saracens be stronger than ever after an impressive return to top-flight rugby? Or will two-time winners Exeter bounce back after missing out on the Twickenham showpiece for the first time in six seasons?

Read on for previews of all six games, including live stream information for our televised matches.

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Sunday 11 September

Gloucester vs Wasps - 2.30pm (3pm KO), BT Sport 1

Watch live stream from 2.30pm

BT Sport's live coverage of round one concludes in front of a capacity Kingsholm crowd as Gloucester entertain Wasps on Sunday afternoon.

The Cherry and Whites are yet to win English rugby's biggest prize despite twice making the final.

Too many stuttering displays at home cost them a play-off place last season but there is a genuine air of optimism that this term could represent the start of something special.

Former Bath back-rower and Top 14 winner Zach Mercer has agreed to join the club at the start of the 2023/24 season.

With the likes of Jonny May, Louis Rees-Zammit, Santiago Carreras and Ollie Thornley at his disposal, head coach George Skivington boasts some of the most devastating attacking weapons in Europe.

Having pulled the strings at fly-half in Argentina's landmark win over the All Blacks, Gloucester fans will be hoping Carreras can work his magic on these shores when they open up their campaign against Wasps.

The Midlanders finished ninth last term with a record of 11 wins, one draw and 12 defeats.

Despite a summer of financial uncertainty, Wasps have made a handful of shrewd additions as they eye a top-four return this season.

The signing of South Africa international Vincent Koch represented a coup for the club while the arrival of highly-rated fly-half Will Hayden-Wood will provide welcome competition for Jacob Umaga.

Indeed with so many young academy graduates in the squad, Wasps director of rugby Lee Blackett is hoping his young guns can make the step up this term.

"We are probably looking as a club for those younger guys to start taking control with some of the senior guys," said Blackett.

"We have still got really influential players in Joe Launchbury, Dan Robson, Brad Shields and those types of players. 

"But this season will also be about the younger generation, those guys and that age profile will be taking control."

 

Saturday 10 September

Bristol 31-29 Bath