But the Saints will also kick off Sky Sports' own 23-match season with the Round 1 home game against Leicester Tigers, which will be played at 3pm on Sunday, September 5th, 2010. Sky Sports will also show the Round 2 trip to Harlequins on Saturday, September 11th, 2010, with a 1:30pm lunchtime kick-off time.
ESPN will visit Franklin's Gardens for the first time during the 2010/11 Aviva Premiership Rugby season on Friday, September 17th, 2010 for the Round 3 visit of Bath. ESPN will also show the Round 4 trip to Saracens (Sunday, September 26th, 2010) and the Round 7 home game against Newcastle Falcons (Saturday, October 30th, 2010).
Here are the TV fixtures in full:
|1||Sun, Sept 5th||Leicester Tigers||Franklin's Gardens||SKy||15:00|
|2||Sat, Sept 11th||Harlequins||Twickenham Stoop||Sky||13:30|
|3||Fri, Sept 17th||Bath||Franklin's Gardens||ESPN||19:45|
|4||Sun, Sept 26th||Saracens||Vicarage Road||ESPN||15:00|
|7||Sat, Oct 30th||Newcastle||Franklin's Gardens||ESPN||14:30|
The following non-TV fixture dates have also been announced by Premiership Rugby:
|6||Sun, Oct 24th, 2010||London Wasps||Adams Park||14:45|
|8||Fri, Nov 19th, 2010||Sale Sharks||Edgeley Park||19:45|
|11||Sun, Dec 26th, 2010||Gloucester||Kingsholm||15:00|
|12||Sat, Jan 1st, 2011||Harlequins||Franklin's Gardens||15:00|
|20||Fri, Apr 15th, 2011||Newcastle Falcons||Kingston Park||20:00|
All other fixtures are currently scheduled for 3pm on a Saturday afternoon. Click here for the full fixture list.
Please note that fixtures from Round 8 onwards are still subject to possible alteration for TV requirements. Any news will be published on this website as soon as it is available.