The brewers of Guinness are bringing Guinness Premireship rugby to life for fans with live Sky Sports commentary as the mighty Worcester Warriors take on Northampton Saints this weekend. At selected Guinness Premireship matches fans will be able to listen to the Sky Sports commentary team as they bring the on-pitch action to life for the fans in the stand.
Guinness will be distributing over 30,000 free radios across the season broadcasting live Sky Sports commentary from kick-off to the final whistle. Sky Sports' legendary voices of rugby including the likes of Stuart Barnes, Miles Harrison and Will Greenwood, will be giving their expert opinion and taking fans through the highs and lows, rucks and mauls, scrums and line-outs as the game unfolds on the pitch. On top of that live footage of the game will be shown on big screens so fans can watch and listen to all the analysis from their seats.
Following the success of last season's Guinness Premireship Festivals the interactive games are back, with the Guinness Power Pass and Rugby Reflex adding to the pre-game excitement for fans. At the beginning of the season we measured the speed of the twelve club captain's passes on the Guinness Power Pass and Pat Sanderson registered 28mph, putting him 9th in the Captain's table. To test yourself against the crème-de-la-crème of the Guinness Premireship head to the Guinness games for your chance to win a Guinness goodie bag.
Lee Bailey, Senior Sponsorship Manager, Guinness GB said:
"I am delighted Guinness will be able to improve the fans overall experience at the rugby with this innovative initiative with Sky Sports. This is in addition to our Guinness Power Pass and Rugby Reflex activities at which fans can get involved themselves and test their skills against the Guinness Premireship players."
Worcester Warriors' long-term vision to become an established Aviva Premiership Club has been given a significant boost after concluding an agreement with Worcester Rugby, the group that runs amateur club Worcester Wanderers Rugby Club, over the usage of the whole of the Sixways Stadium site.