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Leicester Tigers v Harlequins is the pick of BT Sport's live Aviva Premiership games this weekend, as the reigning champions take on another of England's top clubs.

Richard Cockerill's side slumped to a 22-12 defeat at London Wasps last week, continuing their dismal run at Adams Park - a ground on which Leicester last tasted victory in 2007.

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As such, the Tigers currently sit fifth in the table on 17 points after six games, two ahead of their London opponents.

Harlequins have also won three out of six games this campaign, and picked up three bonus points in the process. Only the two points gained in Leicester's recent 19-19 draw against Northampton Saints separates the sides.

Quins will go into the game - live on BT Sport 1 at 5:30pm on Saturday November 2nd - full of confidence, having thrashed Sale Sharks 24-3 last weekend.

BT Sport viewers also have two other games to look forward to, including a West Country match-up between Worcester Warriors and Bath Rugby on Friday November 1st (kick-off 7:45pm).

Gary Gold's Bath side edged out Gloucester 15-13 last week in another derby game, and currently sit third in the table, four points behind the leaders Saracens.

Worcester, on the other hand, have had a miserable start to the season, losing all six league games so far and picking up just two bonus points in the process.

The Warriors welcome Bath to the Sixways Stadium having been on the receiving end of a 40-6 thumping at Exeter Chiefs last time out.

Sunday's televised game sees London Irish host Northampton Saints in a 2pm kick-off at the Madejski Stadium in Reading.

The Exiles lost narrowly to Newcastle Falcons 13-11 last week, having beaten Harlequins 18-13 in their previous game.

Irish welcome a Northampton side which enjoyed a rousing bonus-point win against Saracens last week, ruining the league leader's 100 per cent record.

Ben Foden ran in two tries for the Saints in a 41-20 home win, which saw Jim Mallinder's side move up to second place in the Aviva Premiership standings.

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