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Top sporting fixtures coming up in June

31st May 2017

Sports4Bars.com looks ahead to the biggest sporting fixtures coming up in June, including the ICC Champions Trophy and the British &Irish Lions rugby tour.

Saturday June 3
8.35am
Sky Sports 1 HD
Rugby Union: NZ Provincial Barbarians v British &Irish Lions
The first outing for the Lions just three days after they touch down in New Zealand. This should be the Lions' easiest game of the entire tour but there will be some quality players in the opposition ranks.

 

Saturday June 3
7.45pm
BT Sport
UEFA Champions League Final: Juventus v Real Madrid
Cardiff is the venue for the UEFA Champions League Final as Juventus take on Real Madrid. Will Ronaldo clinch a second successive title for the Spanish Galacticos or will Juve bring the trophy to Italy?

 

Tuesday June 6
10.30am
Sky Sports 2 HD
Cricket - ICC Champions Trophy: England v New Zealand
There is little room for error given the intense nature of this one-day tournament and England will be eager to make home advantage count over the Black Caps.

 

Wednesday June 7
8.35am
Sky Sports 1 HD
Rugby Union: Blues v British &Irish Lions
The Lions’ intinerary has been judged as harsh in the extreme by rugby pundits familiar with the incredible strength-in-depth of New Zealand rugby and Super Rugby franchise the Blues will provide very stern opposition.

 

Wednesday June 7
1.30pm
Sky Sports 2 HD
Cricket - ICC Champions Trophy: Pakistan v South Africa
A key match for Pakistan who have slipped down the ODI rankings in recent years and will want to cause an upset against South Africa, currently the No.1 ranked team in the world.

 

Thursday June 8
10.30am
Sky Sports 2 HD
Cricket - ICC Champions Trophy: India v Sri Lanka
Reigning champions India will not give up their title without a mighty fight and face a tricky assignment against Sri Lanka who boast some highly effective one-day players in their squad.

 

Saturday June 10
8.35am
Sky Sports 1 HD
Rugby Union: Crusaders v British &Irish Lions
The Crusaders are one of the most successful teams in Super Rugby history and will be pulling out all the stops to claim the scalp of the illustrious tourists.

 

Saturday June 10
10.30am
Sky Sports 2 HD
Cricket - ICC Champions Trophy: England v Australia
Contests between these two nations on the cricket field are always passionate affairs and this group game will be no exception. Expect a very close finish between these two great rivals.

 

Saturday June 10
5pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Football - World Cup Qualifier: Scotland v England
Scotland would appear to have a mountain to climb to gain anyy points from this game given the comprehensive 3-0 victory enjoyed by England in the earlier qualifier between these two sides, although the ‘Hampden Park factor’ could come into play.

 

Saturday, June 10
8pm
BBC2
Rugby Union: 1st Test: Argentina v England
England’s young guns take on the Pumas. Will they be able to compete against their hosts with several frontline players missing on Lions duty?

 

Sunday June 11
10.30am
Sky Sports 2 HD
Cricket - ICC Champions Trophy: India v South Africa
On paper there is very little between the two sides and it will be interesting to see how the teams adapt their play to English conditions.

 

Sunday June 11
7.45pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Football - World Cup Qualifier: Serbia v Wales
After their stunning turn in the 2016 Euros can Wales battle their way into the 2018 World Cup? A win against a highly motivated Serbian side would certainly edge them towards their objective.

 

Tuesday June 13
8.35pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Rugby Union: Highlanders v British &Irish Lions
Another tricky game for the Lions as they travel to Dunedin to take on the Highlanders who won the Super Rugby title in 2015

 

Wednesday June 14
10.30am
Sky Sports 1 HD
Cricket - ICC Champions Trophy: Semi-Final
The winners of Group A take on the runners-up in Group B for a place in the final.

 

Thursday June 15
6pm
Sky Sports The Players HD
Golf: The US Open
Wisconsin’s Erin Hills club hosts the US Open as the world’s top golfers compete for this Major. Dustin Johnson won the title last year in controversial circumstances after being handed a one-shot penalty after his final round had finished.

 

Saturday June 17
8.35am
Sky Sports 1 HD
Rugby Union: New Zealand Maori v British & Irish Lions
Another epic rugby match to savour as the Maori, a side comprised entirely of players with Maori heritage, take on the Lions. In 2005, the Maori won 19-13 with an all-action attacking display.

 

Sunday June 18
10.30am
Sky Sports 1 HD
Cricket - ICC Champions Trophy: The Final
Action from the Oval as the final teams standing battle it out for the trophy.

 

Wednesday June 21
6.30pm
Sky Sports 2 HD
Cricket - Twenty20: England v South Africa
The first of three Twenty20 games between these sides. This should be a cracking series given the number of big-hitters on both sides. England fans will be hoping that Ben Stokes can show the sort of Twenty20 form he demonstrated during his recent stint in the Indian Premier League.

 

Saturday June 24
8.35am
Sky Sports 1 HD
Rugby Union: New Zealand v British &Irish Lions
The moment of truth for Warren Gatland’s team as they head to Eden Park, Auckland, the spiritual home of New Zealand rugby, to take on the All Blacks in the first of a three-match series. This is one of the greatest challenges in world sport given New Zealand’s astonishing home record. They last lost a Test on home soil in 2009 and have won 43 times at home since then.

 

 

ALSO COMING UP...

 

Thursday June 8
8pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Super League: Leigh Centurions v Wigan Warriors

 

Friday June 9
10.30am
Sky Sports 2 HD
Cricket - ICC Champions Trophy: New Zealand v Bangladesh

 

Friday June 9
7.45pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Football - World Cup Qualifier: Sweden v France

 

Sunday June 11
5pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Football - World Cup Qualifier: Republic of Ireland v Austria

 

Sunday June 11
7pm
Sky Sports F1 HD
Formula 1: Canadian Grand Prix

 

Monday June 12
7.45pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Cricket - ICC Champions Trophy: Sri Lanka v Pakistan

 

Thursday June 15
10.30am
Sky Sports 1 HD
Cricket - ICC Champions Trophy: Semi-Final

 

Saturday, June 17
8pm
BBC2
2nd Test: Argentina v England

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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