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BT Sport to share Rugby Stories

February 22, 2022

BT Sport has announced Rugby Stories, a new strand of documentaries around each of the thirteen clubs in the 2021/22 Gallagher Premiership.

Each club will have a dedicated episode which typically airs on BT Sport on Friday evenings 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. Rugby Stories aims to spotlight English club rugby history to a level not before seen on UK television, celebrating and remembering the game, featuring a signature format with current and former players speaking direct to the viewer.

The first episode, called The Sting, airs on March 4th on BT Sport 1 and will feature the story of Wasps famously 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.

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 re-live 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.”

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