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Don't touch that dial... here's the sport on TV this weekend

Get the fire on and turn your phone off. There’s plenty on the box to keep you out of trouble this weekend.

Ireland's Andrew Trimble speaking to RTE's Evanne Ni Chuilinn.
Ireland's Andrew Trimble speaking to RTE's Evanne Ni Chuilinn.
Image: INPHO/Dan Sheridan
  • One to sit in for: Ireland and the Boks, wha? Get it done.
  • One to Sky+: Plenty of soccer on Sunday even if you have to go the the garden centre.
  • One to skip: No Ronnie, no snooker.

Friday

Cricket: Test, Australia v South Africa (Sky Sports 1, 11.55pm).

Football: Bundesliga, Mainz v Nuremberg (ESPN, 7.30pm).

Golf: Singapore Open (Sky Sports 1, 6am). PGA Tour, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic (Sky Sports 3, 6pm).

Snooker: Players Tour Championship (Eurosport, 7.30am).

Tennis: ATP Finals (Sky Sports 1, Noon; BBC Two, 1.45)

Saturday

Boxing: World heavyweight title, Wladimir Klitschko v Mariusz Wach, (ESPN, 10pm).

Cricket: First Test, Australia v South Africa, (Sky Sports 1, 6am, 11.55pm).

Darts: Grand Slam of Darts, (Sky Sports 1, 7pm).

Football: Scottish Premier League, Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Hearts, ( ESPN, 11.30am); Championship, Leicester v Nottingham Forest, (Sky Sports 2, 12.30pm); Premier League, Aston Villa v Manchester United, (Sky Sports 2, 5pm); Primera Division, Malaga v Real Sociedad, (Sky Sports 4, 8.55pm); Premier Soccer Saturday, RTÉ Two, 7.45pm); Match of the Day, (BBC1, 10.30pm).

Golf: European Tour, Singapore Open, (Sky Sports 2, 6am; Sky Sports 3, 3am, Sunday); PGA Tour, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic, (Sky Sports 4, 6pm).

Horse racing: Doncaster and Wincanton , (Channel 4, 1.55pm).

Rugby: Ireland v South Africa, (RTÉ Two, BBC2, 5pm); Wales v Argentina, (BBC1, Sky Sports 1, 2pm); France v Australia, (ESPN, 7.45pm).

Skiing: Men’s World Cup slalom, Finland, (Eurosport, 8.45am, 11.45am).

Tennis: ATP World Tour Finals, (Sky Sports 1 12pm, BBC2, 1.45pm, Sky Sports 3, 2pm, 5.30pm).

Sunday

American football: NFL, Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints, Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles (Sky Sports 3, 5.3pm, 9.15pm); NFL, Chicago Bears v Houston Texans, (Channel 4, 1.05am, Monday)

Cricket: First Test, Australia v South Africa, (Sky Sports 1, 6am, 11.55pm).

Darts: Grand Slam of Darts, (Sky Sports 1 , 1pm, 7pm).

Football: Serie A, Palermo v Sampdoria, (ESPN,11.30am); Scottish Premier League, Hibernian v Dundee United, (Sky Sports 4, 12.30pm); Premier League, Manchester City v Tottenham, (Sky Sports 1, 1pm); Serie A, Lazio v Roma, (ESPN, 1.30pm); Premier League, Chelsea v Liverpool, (Sky Sports 1, 3.30pm); Bundesliga, Stuttgart v Hannover, (ESPN, 4.15pm); Primera Division, Real Mallorca v Barcelona, (Sky Sports 4, 4.45pm); Primera Division, Atletico Madrid v Getafe, (Sky Sports 4, 6.45pm); Ligue 1, Montpellier v Paris St Germain, (ESPN, 7.30pm); Primera Division, Levante v Real Madrid, (Sky Sports 4, 8.30pm).

GAA: GAA Beo, Thurles Sars v Cork Sars, (TG4, 2.30pm).

Golf: European Tour, Singapore Open, (Sky Sports 3, 6am).

Motorcycling: MotoGP, Valencia Grand Prix, (BBC2, 12.30pm).

Rugby: Scotland v New Zealand, (BBC1, 2.10pm)

Skiing: Men’s World Cup slalom, Finland, (Eurosport, 8.45am, 11.45am).

Tennis: ATP World Tour finals, (Sky Sports 2, 12pm, 6pm; BBC2, 2pm).

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