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Deposed Aviva Premiership leaders Saracens have the chance to reclaim their position at the top of the league this Friday (February 14th) as they take on Sale Sharks live on BT Sport 1.

Sarries have led the pack all season but a disappointing 13-22 home defeat to London Irish saw Northampton Saints overtake them at the summit.

Irish ran in three first-half tries in windy conditions at Allianz Park, and survived having two men sent to the sin-bin.

Saracens can make a quick return to the top of the Aviva Premiership table if they can see off Sale at Salford City Stadium.

The match - which kicks off at 7:45pm - gives the home side the chance to build further momentum after successive league wins against Newcastle Falcons (16-8) and Gloucester (24-19).

BT Sport viewers have two other games to look forward to this weekend, including Saturday's West Country encounter between Exeter Chiefs and Bath Rugby.

The home side lost narrowly 17-16 to the new leaders Northampton last week, while Bath strolled to a 24-6 win against Newcastle.

Exeter's form has dipped in recent weeks, with Rob Baxter's side falling away from the play-off positions. Bath, however, have been a fixture in the top four all season.

Mike Ford's men will look to consolidate their position with another win over Exeter, who they beat at the Recreation Ground 21-16 in November.

BT Sport viewers can tune in to this match at 3:15pm on Saturday February 15th.

The third televised game of the weekend is Leicester Tigers v Gloucester Rugby, which kicks off at 2pm on Sunday February 16th.

Leicester almost fell victim to a shock defeat to bottom side Worcester last Friday, but the Tigers held on for a 23-22 win at Sixways.

The result moved them level with fourth-place Harlequins on 36 points, as the battle for the end-of-season play-off games gathers pace.

Gloucester are without a league win since 2013, having lost to Saracens and Sale in their Aviva Premiership outings this year.

But they will fancy their chances of capitalising on Leicester's mixed form as they head to Welford Road this Sunday.

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