Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Rugby on TV : July 1-8

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THURSDAY, JULY 1

7PM
ALAN QUINLAN - RED BLOODED
DOCUMENTARY
VIRGIN MEDIA SPORT

8PM
IRELAND V ENGLAND (L)
U20 SIX NATIONS
RTÉ NEWS

8:30PM
TOULOUSE V LA ROCHELLE (R)
TOP 14 FINAL
PREMIER SPORTS 2

FRIDAY, JULY 2

11AM-9PM
CLASSIC SIX NATIONS (H)
11AM - ENGLAND V IRELAND (2006)
12PM - WALES V IRELAND (2003)
1PM - SCOTLAND V IRELAND (2015)
2PM - ENGLAND V FRANCE (2015)
3PM - FRANCE V IRELAND (2014)
4PM - IRELAND V ENGLAND (2001)
5PM - WALES V SCOTLAND (2010)
6PM - WALES V IRELAND (2009)
7PM - ENGLAND V IRELAND (2018)
8PM - FRANCE V WALES (2019)
VIRGIN MEDIA SPORT

4:30PM
EXETER CHIEFS V HARLEQUINS (R)
PREMIERSHIP FINAL
BT SPORT 3

6PM
SOUTH AFRICA V GEORGIA (L)
TEST MATCH
VIRGIN MEDIA TWO
SKY SPORTS ACTION

8:30PM
NEW ZEALAND V LIONS (H-2017)
FIRST TEST
SKY SPORTS ACTION

9:30PM
NEW ZEALAND V LIONS (H-2017)
SECOND TEST
SKY SPORTS ACTION

SATURDAY, JULY 3

8:30AM
CLASSIC SIX NATIONS (H-2018)
8:30AM - FRANCE V IRELAND
9:30AM - IRELAND V ITALY
10:30AM - IRELAND V WALES
11:30AM - IRELAND V SCOTLAND 
12:30PM - ENGLAND V IRELAND
VIRGIN MEDIA SPORT

10AM
LIONS GREATEST MOMENTS
SKY SPORTS ACTION

11AM
SOUTH AFRICA V GEORGIA (R)
TEST MATCH
SKY SPORTS ACTION

1PM
IRELAND V JAPAN (L)
TEST MATCH
RTÉ TWO
CHANNEL 4

3PM
WALES V CANADA (L)
TEST MATCH
BBC TWO WALES

3PM
LIONS GREATEST MOMENTS
SKY SPORTS ACTION

5PM
LIONS (RSA) V LIONS (B&I) (L)
TOUR MATCH
SKY SPORTS MAIN EVENT
SKY SPORTS ACTION

9PM
LIONS GREATEST MOMENTS
SKY SPORTS ACTION

10PM
LIONS (RSA) V LIONS (B&I) (H)
TOUR MATCH
SKY SPORTS ACTION

10:35PM
LIONS (RSA) V LIONS (B&I) (H)
TOUR MATCH
VIRGIN MEDIA TWO

11PM
LIONS VERDICT
SKY SPORTS ACTION

SUNDAY, JULY 4

11AM
NORTHAMPTON V LEINSTER (R-2011)
HEINEKEN CUP FINAL
VIRGIN MEDIA SPORT

12:50PM
LEINSTER V ULSTER (R-2012)
HEINEKEN CUP FINAL
VIRGIN MEDIA SPORT

2PM
ENGLAND V USA (L)
TEST MATCH
CHANNEL 4

2:45PM
LEINSTER V RACING 92 (R-2018)
CHAMPIONS CUP FINAL
VIRGIN MEDIA SPORT

3PM
LIONS (RSA) V LIONS (B&I) (H)
TOUR MATCH
SKY SPORTS ACTION

6PM
STORY OF THE CHAMPIONS CUP
BT SPORT 3

6:30PM
PREMIERSHIP TOP TRIES
BT SPORT 3

8:10PM
MUNSTER V LEINSTER (R-2009)
HEINEKEN CUP SEMIFINAL
VIRGIN MEDIA SPORT

10PM
LEINSTER V LEICESTER TIGERS (R-2009)
HEINEKEN CUP FINAL
VIRGIN MEDIA SPORT

MONDAY, JULY 5

4PM
LIONS VERDICT
SKY SPORTS ACTION

5PM
PREMIERSHIP HIGHLIGHTS
BT SPORT 2

6:30PM
CHAMPIONS CUP HIGHLIGHTS
BT SPORT 2

8:30PM
SHOULDER TO SHOULDER]
DOCUMENTARY
BT SPORT 2

TUESDAY, JULY 6

3PM
LIONS (RSA) V LIONS (B&I) (R)
TOUR MATCH
SKY SPORTS ACTION

3:30PM
CHAMPIONS CUP HIGHLIGHTS
BT SPORT 2

7PM
LIONS (RSA) V LIONS (B&I) (H)
TOUR MATCH
SKY SPORTS ACTION

8PM
WILL GREENWOOD'S LIONS PODCAST
SKY SPORTS ACTION

9PM
LIONS VERDICT
SKY SPORTS ACTION

11PM
SOUTH AFRICA V GEORGIA (R)
TEST MATCH
SKY SPORTS ACTION

WEDNESDAY, JULY 7

11AM
AUSTRALIA V FRANCE (L)
FIRST TEST
SKY SPORTS ACTION

2PM
ITALY V IRELAND (L)
U20 SIX NATIONS
RTÉ TWO

6PM
SHARKS V LIONS (L)
TOUR MATCH
SKY SPORTS ACTION

10:30PM
SHARKS V LIONS (H)
TOUR MATCH
VIRGIN MEDIA TWO

THURSDAY, JULY 8

3PM
PREMIERSHIP HIGHLIGHTS
BT SPORT 2

4PM
LIONS VERDICT
SKY SPORTS ACTION

4:30PM
STORY OF THE CHAMPIONS CUP
BT SPORT 2

8PM
SHARKS V LIONS (H)
TOUR MATCH
SKY SPORTS ACTION

11PM
SOUTH AFRICA V GEORGIA (R)
TEST MATCH
SKY SPORTS ACTION

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L = LIVE
R = FULL REPEAT
T = TAPE DELAY
H = HIGHLIGHTS

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Check local listings for repeat showings
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Front Five - 30.04.21

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.

In some ways ringfencing makes more sense
for the Premiership than Top14 IMO because in France
there are a lot more teams big enough to exist
in the top flight.  In England, not so much.


"No better man. How many years has he been around? The big games that he has played, the experience he has in terms of a third (Lions) tour is legend stuff."


Cian Tracey - Irish Independent

“It was tough for all concerned really. I know Jason Leonard was close to shedding a tear, if you want to use him as some sort of barometer."


Simon Thomas - WalesOnline

Japan’s improvement is part of the pathway for expansion, another factor is the financial power that Japan carries


Americas Rugby News

"...without the drama of promotion and relegation, the last two or three months of the season would be a disaster"


Alan Pearey - Rugby World

Baloucoune...possesses that sort of short-burst pace that has seen him leaving rakes of top quality defenders in his wake.


SportsJoe.ie

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Front Five - 29.06.21

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.

ICYMI click here for our
Lions v Japan writeup


"We have to make peace with the fact that there won’t be spectators, but the tour will go on, and we’ll have all the games, even the provincial ones."


SARugbyMag.co.za

Ryan was set to captain Ireland in their summer Tests against Japan and the USA.


Patrick McCarry - SportsJoe.ie

Ireland have plenty of momentum behind them, but they know England represent a significant step up in quality.


Cian Tracey - Irish Independent

 Leinster and Munster (were) confirmed as the top two ranked sides from the Guinness Pro14.


RTÉ Rugby

The province started the season in two competitions and ended up playing in four


Digging Like A Demented Mole

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Monday, June 28, 2021

LIONS-28 JAPAN-10

THE BIGGAR THEY ARE


I couldn’t possibly start harping on this Lions series without first giving my overall thoughts on it. And when I say “overall” I mean it, because over all my opinions about the actual matches themselves and the makeup of the test team, I really don’t think the series should actually go ahead at all. Even though most of us are far from medical experts, we’ve all been given a crash course in the basics surrounding COVID19 over the past year or so and when the news broke that the Springbok squad had a few positive results, it did not look good. And after a bit of research showed just how far behind they were down there with vaccinations and such, it looked even worse. Still, as long as that show is going on, so must this one, since I have to assume the decisions to play on are for the right reasons. As long as there are matches, I will continue to cover them within reason and to be fair, this match in Murrayfield on Saturday was a great way to get the ball rolling all things considered. Although the Lions are the cream of the crop from four proud rugby nations, it can never be easy to get them all together and playing to their full potential from the word go, but that said, given that this is far from Warren’s first rodeo, we shouldn’t be all that surprised that his first match selection from this group would do so well in what was essentially a “game of two halves”, either side of the 50th minute. Before that time, we saw a starting XV that played to it’s strengths, played with cohesion, tried a few interesting things we might see in the test series, and most of all survived a couple of tragic injuries. With no disrespect meant to Justin Tipuric, the more devastating blow was of course the loss after just 7 minutes of the talismanic tour skipper Alun Wyn Jones. For that final half hour, I think it would be unfair to say that we “collapsed” or even "took our foot off the pedal"; it was more a case that the introduction of the remainder of our bench coincided with a purple patch for the Brave Blossoms, one which they thoroughly deserved as they had been unlucky not to have scored up to that point. Obviously my interest on these pages is going to tend to centre around the Irish players. Player of the Match may have gone to Dan Biggar, and deservedly so as he controlled the play extremely well and also knocked over some trademark effortless conversions from the touchline, but I really don’t think it would be too “green goggled” of me to point out that for the most part our contingent had really good outings in Murrayfield. No better place to start than the centre. Many eyebrows were raised at Bundee Aki’s selection for the squad but to be honest, when you consider how the coach likes to play plus his successful history with Robbie going way back, it really was no surprise and their partnership was key to much of the Lions success both with and without the ball. Only three minutes were on the clock when they attempted the first choke tackle and while the ball managed to escape Robbie’s clutches, they went back for more at latter stages and forced turnovers several times. Then in actual possession well it was always going to be crash, bang, wollop wasn’t it, and although at times the Japanese defence looked tidy enough, our 12/13 combo were generally able to put us on the front foot and after just 11 minutes, an attacking lineout was won by Iain Henderson (ably taking over the calling duties from his captain) allowing Bundee to barge his way to within 5m of the line before Josh Adams finished the job in determined fashion. Not long afterwards Japan, who to their credit were keen to play rather than kick possession away more often than not especially in exits, threw one pass too many into the grateful arms of Henshaw and he didn’t hesitate in setting us up for another score. We moved their defence back and forth across the pitch before Duhan van der Merwe delighted his “home” crowd by spotting a lack of pillar at a breakdown out wide to run through the gap and dot down. I’m not even close to being done with praising the Irish players - next up, Jack Conan. Another who didn’t appear on many predicted lists but from start to finish he played like he had worn the Lions jersey for years. Multiple strong carries, jackled the penalty which put us back into their 22 before Henshaw’s steamrolling line got us try number three, and most significantly of all, played for about an hour after Tipuric’s misfortune at number 8 alongside Toby Faletau, whom many assume has an inside track for the test jumper. Had to be running Biggar close for his gong. So there the Lions were 21-0 ahead before a half hour was gone on the clock but to be fair that didn’t really tell the entire story. Like I said, although this was Japan’s first full test outing since RWC2019, they played with a lot of confidence and definitely deserved to get their side of the scoreboard moving long before the 58th minute. But more often than not they were thwarted by a tight defensive structure from the Lions, one that might have taken some risks by playing narrow and having the likes of Bundee Aki taking gambles trying to cut out long passes, but still were generally well able to half the visitors’ progress and force them into mistakes. There was definitely an air of inevitability around the Lions 4th try. Again I must credit Jamie Joseph’s men for being so positive with possession but their decision to grubber their way out of their 22 after the second half restart was always going to be a massive gamble and it was one that the Lions were able to punish. It took us a few bites down at their end to get a touch down over the line that counted. First Jack Conan thought he had scored only to be brought back as Liam Williams had knocked on moments before. Then after a monster carry by Tadhg Furlong, Courtney Lawes seemed to get it down yet the TMO showed he didn’t have full control. Eventually after Tamura tried to clear his lines it only went as far as Williams who had space to set things up nicely and here is probably where Biggar cemented his award as his missile of a pass found a brilliant line by yet another rampaging Irishman in Tadhg Beirne who took it in his stride and accelerated to the line. As an actual contest, the match was pretty much over at this stage but shortly after the score, when Conor Murray kicked out on the full (he had been steady up to this point to be fair and I totally see the sense in his selection to captain the remainder of the tour) we saw Japan really start to kick into gear. They had this really clever lineout play where the dart was arced just over the tail right into the grateful arms of the pacy Matsushima and his gain got them down to the Lions end of the pitch long enough for Himeno to eventually break their duck by getting over the line. I thought it was interesting that Japan chose to take three point opportunities after that score - I wonder if it was to nudge them ahead in the second half as if it began 0-0? Anyway their outhalf Tamura was successful with his second attempt and the match kind of fizzled out from there. You can’t really blame the players for easing up a tad with just a couple of days left before takeoff. One final thought on Japan, they really did impress at times and definitely gave Andy Farrell a lot to think about as he prepares his Lions-less squad to face them next Saturday. That should be a very interesting summer test and I will be giving that a lot more of my attention than I will the “battle of the Lions” in Jo’burg. But despite my negative inclinations towards this tour, this particular 80 minutes represented a decent way to kick if off and should the entire series play out we got plenty of evidence that we’re well capable of giving the World Champions a run for their money. Sorry the writeup is shorter than usual but these have been busy times here at Harpin Manor. Planning another “quiz type” podcast during the week so stay tuned for that (and check out the last one ICYMI) and we’ll have all our regular coverage next weekend with the Under 20s also in the mix on Thursday. JLP

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Front Five - 28.06.21

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.

Will/should this tour go ahead?


"Warren asked me just before the cap ceremony and it was surreal."


SkySports.com

The (RSA) government has officially confirmed that the British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa will go ahead as planned


SARugbyMag.co.za

Gatland's decision to go with Murray as his captain now casts doubt on the Test spots for Ken Owens, Stuart Hogg and Owen Farrell


Patrick McCarry - SportsJoe.ie

As it stands, Fiji and Pasifika have yet to deliver their final presentations to NZR about winning licences to join Super Rugby.


Christy Doran - FoxSports.com.au

...despite some conspiracy theories (namely that Adam Beard had snuck onto the pitch in a Japanese jersey) we can confirm everything was above board.


Rugby Onslaught

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Sunday, June 27, 2021

Front Five - 27.06.21

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.

Terrible news for AWJ, Tips & Ryan
I have to say the Murray call was a surprise
but of course I wish him all the best


A crowd of 16,500 – rugby’s biggest since the pandemic began – witnessed a rout brimming with positives


Duncan Bech - Irish Independent

Murray, who turned 32 in April, is a veteran of two previous Lions tours and is favourite to form a half-back partnership with Dan Biggar


RTÉ Rugby

The second-row from Dublin made it clear...that he is not "coming out", but rather speaking openly about it for the first time.


Eoin Harrington - Balls.ie

...in this era of the comeback, who should be crowned as the English champions but a team that had seemed in pieces only a few months ago...?


Michael Aylwin - The Guardian

Over an hour queue pre game for a beer, then 10 mins in to the game the whole stadium has “run out of alcohol” £150 for a ticket


Rugby World

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Saturday, June 26, 2021

Front Five - 26.06.21

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.

ICYMI click here for our
Lions v Japan preview


Coming into this tour of South Africa, the Leinster and Ireland prop is perhaps the best of them all.


Murray Kinsella - The42.ie

Doak...ensured a high tempo to his team’s patterns and his eye for space on the fringes caused huge problems for the visitors. 


John O'Sullivan - Irish Times

Toulouse led from pillar to post as they clinched a 21st domestic crown


Irish Independent

Quins, of course, come into the game as underdogs but there’s an air of invincibility about them at the moment


Planet Rugby

"...we hope that by sharing our stories on Saturday...we can help position Leinster Rugby, our clubs, our schools, our communities, as a home for all."


Marcus Ó Buachalla - LeinsterRugby.ie

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Friday, June 25, 2021

Preview : Lions v Japan

 

We’ve been harping for so long on these pages this is actually our SECOND Lions Tour of South Africa, although naturally this one is very, very different to the 2009 version which kicked off with a 37-25 win over a “Royal XV”.


Obviously a whole lot has changed since then.  For starters there would be something wrong with me if I didn’t bring up that the 2009 version started a week after Leinster’s first Heineken Cup triumph.  And not only were our players missing from the Lions lineup in Rustenburg that day, so were the Bulls’ contingent - they were busy hammering the Chiefs in the Super Rugby final and as we all know, they’re now recovering from a final hammering of their own in a completely different hemisphere.


Let’s not forget that another difference is that we can’t really call it a proper “tour” because that word is meant to include to red army which sadly won’t be making the great journey south.  And I must say that even without those pesky COVID restrictions my personal enthusiasm for the Lions seems to decrease with each four-year cycle…


...until the actual matches themselves come around, that is.  Let’s face it, I love rugby, I love Leinster rugby and I love Ireland rugby so by extension I have to love Lions rugby and there is a whole lot about this fixture on Saturday to be excited about and once I’ve watched this, I’ll no doubt be as hooked as anyone all the way up to full time in the Third Test.


First we have the fact that this series opener is taking place in unusual places both live and on telly.  BT Murrayfield provides the very un-Lions-like venue while Virgin Media Sport and Channel 4 provide the free-to-air coverage which is definitely a good way to tempt the kind of sports fan looking for a curtain raiser to the Euro round ball knock outs.


Meanwhile for the likes of you and me who clearly see this clash with tha Brave Blossoms as the main feature, we have a starting XV which definitely doesn’t hold that many surprises given the identity of the head coach.


First, a word of sympathy for the brace of Socts who had to withdraw from the starting lineup, hopefully both Hamish & Zander will be able to feature when the actual travelling begins.


But that leaves us with an even stronger Leinster representation with Tadhg Furlong joining Robbie Henshaw and Jack Conan and with Bundee Aki, Conor Murray, Iain Henderson and Tadhg Beirne also starting there’s plenty to shout about.


That Aki/Henshaw pairing is definitely one that could be perfectly suited to Warrenball and with more beef in Duhan on the wing, the Welsh connection of Biggar, Adams and Liam Williams plus the experience of Murray there are options aplenty for the Lions backline.


In the pack, while it was of course amazing to see Jack Conan included in the squad it rises to another level again when he gets the chance to show what he can do at number 8 in the very first outing.  Clearly Toby on the bench would be the front runner for the test team but who’d bet against Jack being nimble and quick enough to jump over him.


Another who will could have a stand out day in Edinburgh is Iain Henderson.  He has looked the part in the Lion ever since he first broke into senior rugby and even though he is playing alongside the tour skipper here I’d be surprised if he were overshadowed.


Maybe Tadhg Beirne’s career path has been slightly different to Hendo’s but he’s no less worthy of his shot on this tour and I expect him to have something of a snaffle contest with Tipuric throughout this one, albeit against a very competitive Japanese back row.


And while we’re on the opposition lineup while their coach Joseph is trying out some new faces as they hope to build on the 2019 success (not a lot of test game time for them since then) there is still a lot of names we’ll remember from that talented group including Leitch, Matsushima and Tamura.  They definitely won’t make things easy for us, that’s for sure.


It was interesting how the two enforced changes didn’t make Warren alter the bench which would suggest he has specific plans for some of them to get some game time towards the end.  Clearly all eight of them will be able to make a difference but if I’d expect one to provide a “YouTube moment” it would definitely be Watson.


The bookies have the Lions winning by a 20-point margin, that sounds about right to me, but the most important thing will be to get players out wearing the famous jersey and playing some rugby.  After taking a few days off here at Harpin Manor, I’ll be going all in for the duration with previews, writeups and more of the “quiz-style” podcasts like the last one so be sure and stay tuned and also to follow us on Twitter as well as leaving your full-time thoughts on the Facebook page throughout.  JLP

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1888 Cup
Saturday, June 26, 2021
KO 3pm
BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh

Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (FFR)
AR1: Pierre Brousset (FFR)
AR2: Ludovic Cayre (FFR)
TMO: Eric Gauzins (FFR)

Virgin Media Two, Channel 4.

Front Five - 25.06.21

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.

ICYMI click here for our weekly list of
upcoming rugby on Irish TV


Murphy has opted for a new-look pairing in the half-backs with Leinster’s Tim Corkery...starting at 10 outside Ulster scrum-half Nathan Doak.


Niall Kelly - The42.ie

“I’ve played OK this season, but...we are all starting from scratch. There’s no credit in the bank”


Ruaidhri O'Connor - Irish Independent

"We will field a strong, competitive team on Saturday while also taking the opportunity to blood new players as we look ahead to Rugby World Cup."


SkySports.com

...La Rochelle are the coming force, so much so that this reprise of the European final has been dubbed the new clasico of French club rugby.


Gerry Thornley - Irish Times

We break down who Ireland’s toughest competition for Olympic glory will be.


James Roulston Mooney - SportsNewsIreland

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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Rugby on TV : Jun 24-Jul 1

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THURSDAY, JUNE 24

5PM
ZEBRE V MUNSTER (R)
PRO 14 RAINBOW CUP
EIR SPORT 2

7PM
SHARKS V BULLS (R)
PRO 14 RAINBOW CUP
EIR SPORT 2

8PM
LA ROCHELLE V RACING 92 (R)
TOP 14 SEMIFINAL
PREMIER SPORTS 2

9PM
PRO 14 RAINBOW CUP HIGHLIGHTS
FREESPORTS

10PM
TOULOUSE V BORDEAUX (R)
TOP 14 SEMIFINAL
PREMIER SPORTS 2

FRIDAY, JUNE 25

2PM
ENGLAND V SCOTLAND (L)
UNDER 20 SIX NATIONS
BBC iPLAYER

5PM
ITALY V FRANCE (L)
UNDER 20 SIX NATIONS
BBC iPLAYER

7:45PM
TOULOUSE V LA ROCHELLE (L)
TOP 14 FINAL
PREMIER SPORTS 1
FREESPORTS

8PM
WALES V IRELAND (L)
UNDER 20 SIX NATIONS
RTÉ TWO

8:50PM
LEINSTER V ULSTER (R-2013)
CLASSIC PRO 14 FINALS
EIR SPORT 1

11PM
THE RUGBY'S ON
BT SPORT 1

SATURDAY, JUNE 26

12PM
AUSTRALIA V LIONS (R-2013)
THIRD TEST 
SKY SPORTS NFL

2:30PM
TOULOUSE V LA ROCHELLE (R)
TOP 14 FINAL
PREMIER SPORTS 1

3PM
LIONS V JAPAN (L)
1888 CUP
VIRGIN MEDIA TWO
CHANNEL 4

4:15PM
TOULOUSE V LA ROCHELLE (R)
TOP 14 FINAL
FREESPORTS TV

5PM
BENETTON V BULLS (R)
PRO 14 RAINBOW CUP FINAL
EIR SPORT 2

5:30PM
EXETER CHIEFS V HARLEQUINS (L)
PREMIERSHIP FINAL
BT SPORT 1

6:45PM
SOUTH AFRICA V LIONS (R-1997)
SECOND TEST
SKY SPORTS NFL

9PM
FRANCE V IRELAND (H-2018)
CLASSIC SIX NATIONS
VIRGIN MEDIA SPORT

SUNDAY, JUNE 27

1:30PM
ENGLAND A V SCOTLAND A (L)
A INTERNATIONAL
CHANNEL 4

5PM
EXETER CHIEFS V HARLEQUINS (R)
PREMIERSHIP FINAL
BT SPORT 2

MONDAY, JUNE 28

5PM
GLASGOW WARRIORS V MUNSTER (R-2015)
CLASSIC PRO 14 FINALS
EIR SPORT 2

TUESDAY, JUNE 29

7PM
LEINSTER V GLASGOW WARRIORS (R-2014)
CLASSIC PRO 14 FINALS
EIR SPORT 2

7PM
AUSTRALIA V LIONS (H-2013)
THIRD TEST
SKY SPORTS NFL

8PM
WILL GREENWOOD'S LIONS PODCAST
SKY SPORTS NFL

8:30PM
SHOULDER TO SHOULDER 
DOCUMENTARY
BT SPORT 3

8:35PM
LEINSTER V ULSTER (R)
PRO 14 RAINBOW CUP
EIR SPORT 1

9PM
NEW ZEALAND V LIONS (H-2017)
THIRD TEST
SKY SPORTS NFL

9:10PM
IRELAND V SCOTLAND (H-2018)
CLASSIC SIX NATIONS
VIRGIN MEDIA SPORT

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30

5:30PM
WILL GREENWOOD'S LIONS PODCAST
SKY SPORTS NFL

8:30PM
EXETER CHIEFS V HARLEQUINS (R)
PREMIERSHIP FINAL
BT SPORT 3

9PM
ENGLAND V IRELAND (H-2018)
CLASSIC SIX NATIONS
VRIGIN MEDIA SPORT

THURSDAY, JULY 1

7PM
ALAN QUINLAN - RED BLOODED
DOCUMENTARY
VIRGIN MEDIA SPORT

8PM
IRELAND V ENGLAND (L)
U20 SIX NATIONS
RTÉ NEWS

8:30PM
TOULOUSE V LA ROCHELLE (R)
TOP 14 FINAL
PREMIER SPORTS 2

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L = LIVE
R = FULL REPEAT
T = TAPE DELAY
H = HIGHLIGHTS

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Check local listings for repeat showings
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D4tress

D4tress
Taken by JLP from RDS press box on Nov 16, 2019