Martin Johnson to guest on ESPN Aviva Premiership Final coverage
Digital TV channel ESPN has enlisted England rugby union boss Martin Johnson for its coverage of the Aviva Premiership Final.
Leicester Tigers and Saracens will contest the showpiece match of the 2010-11 season at Twickenham on Saturday (May 28th), with ESPN landing exclusive coverage from 13:30 BST onwards.
As well as 2003 Rugby World Cup winner Johnson, current England stars Nick Easter and Chris Ashton will take part in the 90-minute build-up to the clash, in which Saracens will be looking for revenge after losing to the Tigers in last year's final.
ESPN's broadcast of the event will continue for 30 minutes after the final whistle and include highlights, interviews and expert analysis from the likes of Austin Healey and Ben Kay.
The fixture marks the end of the pay TV channel's first season of Premiership rugby coverage, during which it has screened 43 games.
"Our comprehensive coverage of the final will continue our focus on bringing rugby fans and viewers something distinctive," said Jeroen Oerlemans, vice president of TV channels at ESPN in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The station is available on channels 34, 417 and 529 on BT Vision, Sky and Virgin Media respectively.