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How to watch Bath Rugby v Bristol Bears live on TV


Bristol Bears take on Bath Rugby in another huge derby game in the Gallagher Premiership.

Bristol have the bragging rights having won the last three games between the clubs, including a 48-3 victory back in January.

It’s one of the biggest games of the season for both teams and deserves to be played in front of a packed out Recreation Ground but we are all going to have to wait a couple more weeks for the return of fans.

Once again there will be no fans permitted at the game due to the Covid-19 pandemic and national lockdown rules but of course the game is being shown live on TV and here are all the ways you can follow it.

What time is kick-off?

Bath Rugby v Bristol Bears kicks-off at 4.30pm on Saturday, May 8

Is the game on TV?

Yes. The great news is BT Sport have confirmed they will show every game being played behind closed doors, plus those with limited fans, during the 2020/21 Gallagher Premiership season.

Today’s game is being shown live on BT Sport 2HD and can also be watched on the BT Sport App.

The coverage will start at 4.15pm.

Through an agreement between Premiership Rugby and BT Sport, eligible club season ticket holders will gain free access to home Gallagher Premiership matches on the BT Sport App. The BT Sport Match Pass is designed for season ticket holders of participating clubs who do not already have a BT Sport subscription and who cannot attend their home matches due to the current restrictions.

How else can I follow the game?

If you can’t watch the game live on TV you can follow all the score updates on our live blog on Bristol Live and Somerset Live right here.

BBC Radio Bristol will also be providing live commentary from the game.

What’s the team news?

Bath Rugby: 15. Tom de Glanville, 14. Anthony Watson, 13. Max Clark, 12. Cameron Redpath, 11. Will Muir, 10. Orlando Bailey, 9. Ben Spencer; 1. Juan Schoeman, 2. Tom Dunn, 3. Will Stuart, 4. Josh McNally ©, 5. Elliott Stooke 6. Josh Bayliss, 7. Miles Reid, 8. Taulupe Faletau

Replacements: 16. Jacques du Toit, 17. Jamie Bhatti, 18. Christian Judge, 19. Charlie Ewels, 20. Tom Ellis, 21. Will Chudley, 22. Rhys Priestland, 23. Alex Gray

Bristol Bears: 15. Charles Piutau; 14. Luke Morahan, 13. Semi Radradra, 12. Siale Piutau, 11. Max Malins; 10. Callum Sheedy, 9. Andy Uren; 1. Yann Thomas, 2. Bryan Byrne, 3. Kyle Sinckler, 4. Dave Attwood, 5. Chris Vui, 6. Steven Luatua (c), 7. Ben Earl, 8. Nathan Hughes.

Replacements: 16. Jake Kerr, 17. Jake Woolmore, 18. John Afoa, 19. Ed Holmes, 20. Jake Heenan, 21. Tom Kessell, 22. Ioan Lloyd, 23. Alapati Leiua.

Referee: Luke Pearce (112th Premiership game).

Assistant Referees: Adam Leal and Jonathan Healy.

TMO: Rowan Kitt.

Citing Officer: Budge Pountney.

What are the odds?

Bath Rugby 5/2

Draw 20/1

Bristol Bears 4/11

(Odds taken from SkyBet – correct at the time of publishing. Please gamble responsibly.)

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