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The Aviva Premiership returns to BT Sport this weekend following the autumn internationals and a two-week interlude for the LV= Cup.

Union fans have three games to look forward to, with Sale Sharks v Worcester Warriors getting the action underway at 7:45pm on Friday November 22nd.

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The home side have tasted defeat in their last two league games - losing 18-16 to Exeter Chiefs and 24-3 to Harlequins - but this is nothing compared to Worcester's winless run.

Dean Ryan's side have yet to experience victory in seven outings this season, meaning they prop up the Aviva Premiership table with just two losing bonus points to their name.

Sale have won three games so far in 2013-14, and currently sit eighth in the table on 14 points. However, Bryan Redpath's XV haven't won since a 19-13 victory at home against Bath Rugby on October 4th.

Second-place Northampton Saints are the top ranked side in action on BT Sport this weekend. They host Newcastle Falcons in the Saturday afternoon fixture, which kicks-off at 3:15pm live on BT Sport 1.

With Aviva Premiership leaders Saracens facing a tough trip to Exeter, the Saints will fancy their chances of claiming top spot come Saturday evening.

Jim Mallinder has led his side to five wins and a draw in the first seven league games, with Northampton winning 19-14 away at London Irish last time out.

Newcastle appear to be getting all their tough fixtures out the way in one go - the Falcons lost 40-3 to Saracens at Allianz Park in their last league game. After this week's difficult trip to Franklin's Gardens, Harlequins lie in wait for the ninth place side.

Sunday's televised game is London Wasps v Bath Rugby, which kicks off at 2pm live on BT Sport 1. Third-place Bath will fancy their chances away at Adams Park, having won five of their opening seven matches this season.

Successive victories against their West Country rivals Worcester (21-6) and Gloucester (15-13) mean Bath go into this match on a decent run of form.

Wasps are also a resurgent force, having recovered from three successive defeats at the start of the campaign to win three of their last four.

The highlight so far for Dai Young's men was an impressive 22-12 destruction of the reigning champions Leicester Tigers.

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