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BBC wins Guinness Premiership highlights- 5 Jan 2007 00:00:00

Guinness Premiership rugby will be shown on the BBC after the broadcaster finalised a highlights package deal for the remainder of the 2006/07 season.

The highlights coverage begins with immediate effect with highlights of Sale Sharks v Gloucester Rugby to be shown at lunchtime on 7 January on BBC2.

The first show will be presented by Craig Doyle, who will be joined by former England international and BBC rugby pundit Brian Moore.

The deal marks the first time a highlights package for Guinness Premiership rugby has been struck since the days of the BBC’s Rugby Special over three years ago.

Sky currently holds the live TV rights to domestic rugby’s top-flight league.

The addition of Guinness Premiership highlights bolsters BBC’s rugby union portfolio which includes live coverage of the Six Nations and autumn internationals.

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