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Rugby dominates this weekend’s sport

By MA Editorial , 16-Jun-2017
Last updated on 19-Jun-2017 at 09:37 GMT2017-06-19T09:37:07Z

Building up: hear the Lions roar against the Maori All Blacks on Saturday

Building up: hear the Lions roar against the Maori All Blacks on Saturday

The British & Irish Lions' fifth match in the tour will be a scene setter for the big Test game against New Zealand on 24 June.

Saturday 17 June, 8am-11am, Maori All Blacks v British & Irish Lions, rugby union (Sky Sports 1 HD)

The fifth tour match for the Lions kicks off at 8.35am against New Zealand legends the Maori All Blacks at the Rotorua International Stadium in New Zealand. This game will help decide who Warren Gatland picks for his line-up in the first Test against current world champions New Zealand on 24 June, so this will be one to watch.

Saturday 17 June, 10.55am-7pm, Royal London One-Day Cup, cricket (Sky Sports 2)

After Friday’s first semi-final between Essex Eagles and Nottinghamshire Outlaws, the action will ratchet up again with the second semi-final on Saturday when Worcestershire Rapids clash with Surrey at New Road to provide some top-class cricket.

Saturday 17 June, 3.30pm-6.15pm, South Africa v France, rugby union (Sky Sports 3)

South Africa take on France at Kings Park in Durban with kick off at 4pm. However, if comments from the former national team coach Jake White are anything to go by, the Springboks may be at an unnecessary disadvantage. He has openly questioned South Africa’s preparation against the French side, suggesting they hadn’t done their homework, making it one to watch.

Saturday 17 June, 6pm-1am, US Open, golf (Sky Sports 4 HD)

Coverage of day three of the Major from Erin Hills in Wisconsin, US, will give pub viewers a range of first-class golfers to watch from Ireland’s Rory McIlroy to England's Paul Casey. Defending champion American Dustin Johnson has some tough competition. 

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