BT Sport to showcase Rugby Stories
BT Sport is to broadcast Rugby Stories, a new strand of documentaries around each of the 13 clubs in the 2021-22 Gallagher Premiership.
Each club will have a dedicated episode which typically airs on BT Sport on Friday evenings at 22:00 directly following a live match from the Gallagher Premiership or Heineken Champions Cup on BT Sport. Rugby Stories will highlight and bring to life a story from every club in the Gallagher Premiership, such as how clubs including Saracens and Leicester won a famous domestic or European title, or, overcoming adversity such as the threat of relegation in the case of Worcester Warriors.
The first episode, called The Sting, airs on Friday 4 March on BT Sport 1 and will feature the story of Wasps winning The Heineken Cup in 2004, with a famous try following an innocuous looking grubber kick towards the Toulouse try line by Wasps scrum half Rob Howley. The series continues with The Obsession, on Friday 11 March, focusing on Leicester Tigers’ start to the new millennium when they won their first Heineken Cup. The episode features contributions from the likes of Austin Healey, Ben Kay and Tim Stimpson and looks back at Leicester’s domination over their Premiership rivals in this period.
Rugby Stories complements BT Sport’s coverage of club rugby with customers able to watch games from the Gallagher Premiership, Premiership Rugby Cup and both of rugby union’s elite European club competitions. In addition, btsport.com carries the latest news, interviews and action from the competitions.
Sally Brown, executive producer, BT Sport Films, said: “We are proud of our position as the home of English and European club rugby, and Rugby Stories will take this to a new level. Rugby fans will relive some of the game’s most iconic stories with a fresh approach that spotlights tales from the training ground, the changing rooms and inside the scrums.”