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Aviva Premiership Rugby Christmas weekend fixtures confirmed

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Premiership Rugby has today confirmed the Aviva Premiership Rugby fixtures for the Christmas weekend, which will see Saints take on Exeter Chiefs at Franklin's Gardens on Saturday, December 23rd.

“We’d like to thank BT Sport for their co-operation in making this announcement earlier than ever before,” said Premiership Rugby’s Commercial Director, Dominic Hayes.

“It is a mark of the great relationship between BT Sport and Premiership Rugby that we are able to confirm these fixtures four months in advance. It is done to help both our clubs and supporters plan their Christmas weekends.”

The weekend starts at Sixways for the arrival of London Irish on Friday 22 December, before heading to Franklin's Gardens as the Saints host Exeter and finishes on Christmas Eve at Welford Road where the Leicester Tigers host Saracens.

The full list of fixtures for the Christmas weekend:

Friday, December 22
Worcester Warriors v London Irish, 7.45pm – Live on BT Sport

Saturday, December 23
Northampton Saints v Exeter Chiefs, 3pm – Live on BT Sport
Newcastle Falcons v Harlequins, 3pm
Sale Sharks v Bath Rugby, 3pm
Wasps v Gloucester Rugby, 3pm

Sunday, December 24
Leicester Tigers v Saracens, 3pm – Live on BT Sport