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Don't touch that dial... here's the sport on TV this weekend
The Argies are in town, Chelsea v Man City and plenty more besides. Who needs friends?
  • One to watch: It’s a big one at Lansdowne Rd tomorrow. Ireland’s old rivals Argentina are in town and there’s crucial rankings points at stake. I’m getting on the couch.
  • One to Sky+: If you’re watching that you need to record Sunderland and West Brom. There’s precious Fantasy points at stake.
  • One to skip: Cricket.


Cricket: India v England, (Sky Sports 3, 6am, Sky Sports 1, 3.55am, Sat); Australia v South Africa (Sky Sports 1, 6am, 11.55pm).

Football: Bundesliga, Fortuna Dusseldorf v Hamburg, (ESPN, 7.30pm).

Golf: World Tour Championship (Sky Sports 1, 8am).

Motor racing: Formula One, Brazilian Grand Prix practice, (Setanta Ireland, 11.55am, 4pm).

Rugby: Pro12, Glasgow v Leinster (RTÉ Two, 7.30pm); Premiership, Bath v Harlequins, (Sky Sports 2, 7.30pm).

Swimming: European Short Course Championships (Eurosport, TBC).


Cricket: India v England, (Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 2, 6am, Sky Sports 2, 3.5am, Sun); Australia v South Africa, (Sky Sports 1, 11.55am).

Football: Premier League, Sunderland v West Brom, (Sky Sports 2, 12.30pm); Man United v QPR, (Setanta Ireland, 2.30pm); Aston Villa v Arsenal, (ESPN, 4.30pm); Premier Soccer Saturday, (RTÉ Two, 8pm); Scottish Premier League, Motherwell v Hearts, (12.30pm); npower Championship, Derby v Birmingham, (Sky Sports 2, 5pm); Serie A, Palermo v Catania, (ESPN, 7.45pm); La Liga, Malaga v Valencia, (Sky Sports 1, 6.55pm); Real Betis v Real Madrid, (Sky Sports 1, 9pm).

Horse racing: Haydock Park and Ascot, (Channel 4, 1.55pm).

Rugby: Guinness Series, Ireland v Argentina, (RTÉ Two, BBC Two, 1.30pm); Italy v Australia, (ESPN, 2pm); Wales v New Zealand, (BBC Two, 5.10pm); Premiership, Gloucester v Sale, (ESPN, 11.30am).

Snooker: Premier League, semi-finals, (Sky Sports 3, 7.30pm).

Swimming: European Short Course Championships, (Eurosport, 3.45pm).

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) passes against the Chicago Bears during the first half of an NFL football game in San Francisco last Monday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)


Cricket: Australia v South Africa, (Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 2, 6am, Sky Sports 3, 11.55am); India v England, (Sky Sports 1, 3.55am, Mon).

Football: Barclays Premier League, Swansea v Liverpool, (Sky Sports 1, 1pm); Chelsea v Manchester City, (Sky Sports 1, 3.30pm); Serie A, Torino v Fiorentina, (Setanta Ireland, 1.55pm); AC Milan v Juventus, (ESPN, 7.15pm), Setanta Ireland, 7.40pm); Bundesliga, Hoffenheim v Bayer Leverkusen, (ESPN, 4.45pm); La Liga, Atletico Madrid v Sevilla, (Sky Sports 1, 7pm); Levante v Barcelona, (Sky Sports 1, 8pm).

GAA: Munster SHC final: De La Salle v Thurles Sarsfields, (TG4, 2pm).

Golf: European Tour Golf, World Tour Championship, (Sky Sports 3, 8am).

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers (Sky Sports 2, 5.30pm, 9.15pm); NFC, New York Giants v Green Bay Packers, (Channel 4, 1am, Mon).

Rugby: Premiership, Wasps v Leicester, (ESPN, 1400; RaboDirect PRO12, Munster v Scarlets, (S4C, 5pm).

Motor racing: Formula One, Brazilian Grand Prix, (BBC One, 3pm, Setanta Ireland, 3.55pm).

Snooker: Premier League final, (Sky Sports 3, 7.30pm).

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