European Cup rugby set to dominate our screens this weekend

HEINEKEN Cup action dominates our TV screens this weekend with no fewer than six games from rugby’s top European competition being shown live on Sky Sports.

Starting tonight, Leicester travel to Ulster in Pool 4 with the hosts leading the table, two points ahead of the Tigers, prior to this crunch match (7.30pm Sky Sports One).

Tomorrow, three games will be aired on the satellite channel with Scarlets entertaining Northampton (1pm, Sky Sports One), Munster at home to Castres (3.30pm, Sky Sports One) and Gloucester travelling to Harlequins (6pm, Sky Sports One).

Scarlets trail Pool One leaders Munster by five points with two matches to go, while Harlequins will be looking to build on their victory over Toulouse in France.

They host Gloucester at the Twickenham Stoop in their penultimate game of the Pool stages and are one point behind leaders Toulouse. They need a home win to keep their chances of a Heineken Cup quarter-final place alive.


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Finally, on Sunday, Glasgow entertain Leinster (12.10pm, Sky Sports Two) and Saracens host Biarritz (2.45pm, Sky Sports Two). Saracens need a victory over Biarritz Olympique at Vicarage Road to keep their qualification ambitions for the knockout stages.

In football, Championship action on Sky comes from Vicarage Road on Saturday evening as Watford entertain play-off chasing Reading (5pm, Sky Sports Two).

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Two games are being shown on Sky on Sunday with QPR, without Joey Barton, travelling to Newcastle (1pm, Sky Sports One) and Swansea at home to Arsenal at the Liberty Stadium (3.30pm, Sky Sports One).

Also a word for Essex-based female darts player Deta Hedman who plays Russia’s Anastasia Dobromyslova tonight in the World Professional Darts Final, with the match shown live on the BBC website and on the red button, from 5pm.

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