Gallagher Premiership final will be shown on ITV as rugby's top division strike new deal

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Gallagher Premiership final will be shown on ITV as rugby’s top division strikes new deal with the broadcaster to show four live matches and a weekly highlights programme this season

  • Gallagher Premiership final will be shown on free-to-air TV for first time this term
  • English rugby’s top division has struck a fresh new broadcast deal with ITV
  • Four matches and a weekly highlights programme will be all be shown on ITV 
  • The deal will begin when Sale host Leicester on January 30 at AJ Bell Stadium


The Gallagher Premiership final will be shown on free-to-air television for the first time this season after English rugby’s top division struck a fresh broadcast deal with ITV.

Four live Premiership matches, the competition’s final on June 18, and a weekly highlights programme will be all be shown on ITV, beginning with Sale hosting Leicester on January 30.

ITV’s first highlights show will be broadcast later that evening. For the 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons, the channel will have seven live games which also includes the final.

The Gallagher Premiership final will be shown on free-to-air TV for the first time this season

The Gallagher Premiership final will be shown on free-to-air TV for the first time this season

Premiership action was last on a free-to-air channel in 2020-21 when Channel 5 had the rights.

All Premiership matches shown by ITV will also be broadcast by the league’s principal partner BT Sport.

Premiership chief executive Simon Massie-Taylor said: ‘The return of Gallagher Premiership Rugby to terrestrial TV is the perfect way for us to kick off 2022.

Four live Premiership matches, the competition’s final on June 18, and a weekly highlights programme will be all be shown on ITV, beginning with Sale hosting Leicester on January 30

Four live Premiership matches, the competition’s final on June 18, and a weekly highlights programme will be all be shown on ITV, beginning with Sale hosting Leicester on January 30

‘It’s great news for the league, our clubs, the supporters and the profile of rugby in England.

‘Our ambition is to grow the game and make Gallagher Premiership rugby available to as many people as possible.

‘BT Sport have done an amazing job in building the core Premiership audience and the ITV partnership allows us to expand our reach into the households of millions of other rugby fans.’

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