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The new Aviva Premiership rugby union season gets underway with a bang this weekend, with four games live on BT Sport.

Two of these fixtures will take place at Twickenham - the home of English rugby - as Saracens take on London Wasps and London Irish line up against Harlequins.

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Mark McCall's Saracens topped the league table last season, but lost out in dramatic fashion in the Aviva Premiership final to Northampton Saints.

An Alex Waller try in the last minute of extra time stole a 24-20 victory for Northampton, breaking Saracens' hearts.

The Londoners will look to get their 2014-15 campaign off to a positive start against a Wasps side that finished seventh last season.

However, the Wycombe-based outfit have made a number of signings over the close season and director of rugby Dai Young will hope for an improved showing in the coming campaign.

BT Sport viewers can tune in to Saracens v London Wasps at 2pm on Saturday September 6th, just before London Irish face Harlequins at 4:30pm on the same ground.

Quins qualified for the end-of-season play-offs in 2013-14, losing out to Saracens 31-17 in their semi-final at Allianz Park.

Their opponents Irish had a tougher campaign, winning just seven times in the league en route to a tenth-place finish.

Rugby fans have two other televised games to look forward to over the weekend, including the season-opener between Northampton Saints and Gloucester Rugby on Friday night (September 5th, kick-off 7:45pm).

The champions will be the hot favourites for this one, against a Gloucester side which improved in the second half of last season but still only finished ninth.

BT Sport viewers can also look forward to a Sunday afternoon encounter between newly-promoted London Welsh and Exeter Chiefs (kick-off 2pm).

The Dragons secured a quick return to the Aviva Premiership by winning their promotion play-off against Bristol Rugby 48-28 on aggregate and will hope their form carries on.

Exeter started well last year, but faded into an eighth-place finish.

Even so, Rob Baxter's side will fancy their chances against Welsh, who struggled badly in their relegation season of 2012-13.

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