Final weekend to enjoy premiership rugby

By Liam Coleman contact

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Up for grabs: there is still a lot to be settled in rugby union's premiership
Up for grabs: there is still a lot to be settled in rugby union's premiership

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All 12 teams in rugby union's premiership will be playing on the final day of league action this Saturday (6 May).

Rugby union: Wasps v Saracens (Saturday, 4pm) - BT Sport 2

Both Wasps and Saracens are already guaranteed to go through to the end-of-season play offs after finishing in the league's top four. However, the teams will still want to round off the regular season with a bang. At the same time as this match, Northampton host Harlequins for a match that will decide the final place in European competition next season. This match will be screened on BT Sport 3. The first half of these matches falls during the football blackout time of 3pm-5pm, meaning rugby can bring a boost to Saturday afternoon trade.

Football: Swansea v Everton (Saturday, 5.30pm) - BT Sport 1

This critical match for Swansea in their battle to avoid Premier League relegation will slightly overlap with the end of the rugby matches. Operators planning to show the rugby and the football will need to be organised about alerting customers to channel changes.

Football: Nottingham Forest v Ipswich Town (Sunday, 12noon) - Sky Sports 3

As we go into the final matches of the Championship season, only one goal separates Nottingham Forest and Blackburn Rovers from the relegation zone. Blackburn Rovers are visiting Brentford and will be playing at the same time on Sky Sports 5. The final results will see one of these teams join Wigan Athletic and Rotherham United in being relegated to League 1. Licensees with the ability to show two matches at once can keep their customers on top of the relegation developments.

Football: Arsenal v Manchester United (Sunday, 4pm) - Sky Sports 1

A defeat for either Arsenal or Manchester United will deliver a hammer blow to their chances of being in the top four, so expect a charged atmosphere as these well-supported sides clash. 

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