Preview: A huge weekend of rugby action

17th June 2016

There's a massive weekend of international rugby union action coming up with Wales, England, and Ireland all taking on Southern Hemisphere opposition.


South Africa A v England Saxons
Friday, June 17, 6.10pm
Sky Sports 3 HD
England's second string take on their South African counterparts. The tourists won against the same opposition last week with fly-half Danny Cipriani in inspired form and will be looking for another victory here.

New Zealand v Wales - 2nd Test 
Saturday, June 18, 8.30am
Sky Sports 1 HD
Wales began brightly in last week's 1st Test but faded badly in the latter half of the game, the All Blacks hitting top form in the final 40 to record a 39-21 victory. The tourists face a massive challenge here as they seek their first win over New Zealand since December 1953.

Australia v England - 2nd Test 
Saturday, June 18, 11am
Sky Sports 1 HD
History beckons for England as they taken on Australia in the second game of their three-match series in Melbourne. Following their epic 39-28 win in the 1st Test in Brisbane, a victory here would mean England securing their first series win in Australia.

South Africa v Ireland - 2nd Test
Saturday, June 18, 4pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Ireland are aiming to become the first home nation to win a test series in South Africa, having triumphed 26-20 in the first game in Cape Town last week. The Springboks have not lost a Test series at home in the past 19 years and have never lost a Test series to Ireland.

And there's more...

There are also two huge clashes from France's Top 14 competition, featuring a host of big-name players drawn from across the world, as the tournament reaches the semi-final stage.

Top 14: Semi-Final - Clermont Auvergne v Racing 92
Friday, June 17, 7.40pm
Sky Sports 5 HD


Top 14: Semi-Final - Toulon v Montpellier
Saturday, June 18, 7.45pm
Sky Sports 5 HD





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