Premiership Rugby declared today that the Harlequin and Exeter Chiefs have won the honor of unveiling the 2020-21 Gallagher Premier League rugby season.
The two teams will compete in front of the real-time BT Sport camera in Twickenham Stoop on Friday, November 20th. This is the first game of the sport, and the final Gallagher Premiership Rugby will be held on Saturday, June 26.
The two matches will happen on the first Friday night of the season the Harlequins and Exeter Chiefs will play at the Stoop and Sale Sharks and Northampton Saints at the AJ Bell Stadium.
This season both Northampton Saints and Harlequins will achieve significant milestones. They will participate in the 500th Premiership games and join a select group of six other clubs that have already hit the mark.
The newly-promoted Newcastle Falcons will return to Gallegle Premier League rugby on Saturday, November 21, at the Recreation Ground, starting at 12:30 pm.
After the Falcons clash, the Leicester Tigers will play with Gloucester rugby and the London Irish tour to the Worcester Warriors.
The Gallagher Premiership Rugby first-round culminates at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday, November 22, where Wasps will play against Bristol Bears.
On Sunday, November 29th, the London Irish will celebrate the club’s historic day in the second round, when they will host their first match at the new Brentford Community Stadium will play against Leicester Tigers. The Brentford Community Stadium will be the 39th venue for a Premiership game.
On Friday, 27 November 2020 Sale Sharks will compete with Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park.
The four matches will take place on Saturday, 28 November 2020 including Northampton Saints play with Harlequins, Bristol Bears host the Worcester Warriors, Exeter Chiefs take on Bath Rugby, and Wasps will face off Gloucester Rugby at Kingsholm.
Today’s announcement shows that the first six rounds of Gallagher’s Premiership rugby have been confirmed, bringing us into early January. Round 7 to 22 depend on live TV selections. See the full schedule below:
|Friday, 20 November||Harlequins VS Exeter Chiefs||Stoop||19:45|
|Friday, 20 November||Sale Sharks VS Northampton||AJ Bell||20:00|
|Saturday, 21 November||Bath Rugby VS Newcastle||Recrean Ground||12:30|
|Saturday, 21 November||Leicester VS Gloucester||Welford Road||15.00|
|Saturday, 21 November||Worcester VS London Irish||Sixways||15.00|
|Sunday, 22 November||Wasps VS Bristol Bears||Ricoh Arena||13.00|
|Friday, 27 November||Newcastle VS Sale Sharks||Kingston Park||19:45|
|Saturday, 28 November||Northampton VS Harlequins||Franklin’s Gardens||14:00|
|Saturday, 28 November||Bristol Bears VS Worcester||Ashton Gate||15:00|
|Saturday, 28 November||Exeter Chiefs VS Bath||Sandy Park||15:00|
|Saturday, 28 November||Gloucester VS Wasps||Kingsholm||15:00|
|Sunday, 29 November||London Irish VS Leicester||Brentford Community||16:15|
|Friday, 4 December||Bristol Bears VS Northampton||Ashton Gate||19:45|
|Saturday, 5 December||Leicester VS Exeter Chiefs||Welford Road||15:00|
|Saturday, 5 December||Wasps VS Newcastle||Ricoh Arena||15:00|
|Saturday, 5 December||Worcester VS Bath||Sixways||15:00|
|Sunday, 6 December||London Irish VS Sale Sharks||Brentford Community||14:30|
|Sunday, 6 December||Gloucester VS Harlequins||Kingsholm||16:15|
|Saturday, 26 December||Bath VS London Irish||Rec||14:00|
|Saturday, 26 December||Harlequins VS Bristol Bears||Stoop||14:00|
|Saturday, 26 December||Newcastle VS Leicester||Kingston Park||14:00|
|Saturday, 26 December||Exeter Chiefs VS Gloucester||Sandy Park||15:00|
|Saturday, 26 December||Northampton VS Worcester||Franklin’s Gardens||16:30|
|Sunday, 27 December||Sale Sharks VS Wasps||AJ Bell||15:00|
|Friday, 1 January||Worcester VS Harlequins||Sixways||19:45|
|Friday, 1 January||Bristol Bears VS Newcastle||Ashton Gate||19:45|
|Saturday, 2 January||Wasps VS Exeter Chiefs||Ricoh Arena||14:00|
|Saturday, 2 January||Gloucester VS Sale Sharks||Kingsholm||16:30|
|Sunday, 3 January||London Irish VS Northampton||Brentford Community||14:30|
|Sunday, 3 January||Leicester Tigers VS Bath||Welford Road||15:00|
|Friday, 8 January||Bath VS Wasps||Rec||19:45|
|Friday, 8 January||Sale Sharks VS Worcester||AJ Bell||20:00|
|Saturday, 9 January||Exeter Chiefs VS Bristol Bears||Sandy Park||14:00|
|Saturday, 9 January||Newcastle VS Gloucester||Kingston Park||15:00|
|Saturday, 9 January||Northampton VS Leicester||Franklin’s Gardens||16:30|
|Sunday, 10 January||Harlequins VS London Irish||Stoop||15:00|