It’s game day
Top of the table Bristol Bears take on Sale Sharks in Round Eight of the Gallagher Premiership at Ashton Gate looking to continue their stunning run of league form having won six games in a row.
Pat Lam’s side come into the match off the back of their record winning margin in the Premiership, beating Bath Rugby 48-3.
NAME: Bristol Bears – Sale Sharks
DATE: 5 Feb 2021
TIME: 19:45 UTC
VENUE: Ashton Gate, Bristol, England
But third place Sale are also one of the form teams in the league, sitting third in the table having won 25-15 away against Leicester Tigers last weekend.
The game kicks off at 7.45pm on Friday night.
Follow all the build-up to the big game, team news, live action, reaction, analysis and highlights from Ashton Gate right here with regular updates below…..
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Bristol Bears take on Sale Sharks on Friday night in the battle of first v third in Round Eight of the Gallagher Premiership.
Unfortunately once again there will be no fans permitted inside Ashton Gate due to the Covid-19 pandemic and national lockdown but of course the game is being shown live on TV and here is all the ways you can follow it.
What time is kick-off?
Bristol Bears v Sale Sharks kicks-off at 7.45pm.
Is the game on TV?
Yes. The great news is BT Sport have confirmed they will show every game being played behind closed doors during the 2020/21 Gallagher Premiership season.
Today’s game is being shown live on BT Sport 1 and Ultimate and can also be watched on the BT Sport App.
The coverage will start at 7pm.
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 play-by-play action on our live blog on Bristol Live.m the service. Your number will not be used for any purpose other than to update you on all things Bristol Bears.