Rugby Union: Autumn International, England v Argentina (Saturday 11 November, 2pm-5.15pm, 3pm kick off) – Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Main Event
In the first hurdle in a three-match series of rugby union internationals this autumn, England take on Argentina at Twickenham without their talismanic duo of Owen Farrell and Maro Itoje – who are both rested after their involvement with the British and Irish Lions over the summer. The visitors go into Saturday’s game in poor form. From nine Test matches, Argentina have only managed to dispatch Georgia this year and have come off second best in each of their three meetings with England under Eddie Jones.
Formula One: Heineken Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying (Saturday, 3pm-5.40pm) race (Sunday, 3.30pm-6.30pm) – Sky Sports F1
Though Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes may have already captured the driver’s and constructor’s championships respectively, the final two races of the season are anything but dead rubbers. The Brazilian Grand Prix offers viewers the first chance to see Hamilton since he became Britain’s most decorated Formula One driver and a chance for Hamilton to stamp his authority on the field before defending his title next season.
Football: World Cup Qualifier – Play-off first leg, Denmark v Republic of Ireland (Saturday 11 November, 7pm-10pm, 7.45pm kick-off) – Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football.
Ireland will be looking to qualify for their first World Cup since 2002 by beating Denmark over two legs. They travel to Copenhagen on Saturday looking to take one step closer to Russia next summer against a side who’ve missed out on the last two major tournaments – though with Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen in their side, the Danes will pose a stern test for the travelling Irish in the first leg.
Football: World Cup Qualifier – Play-off second leg, Switzerland v Northern Ireland (Sunday 12 November, 4.30pm-7pm, 5pm kick-off) - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football.
Northern Ireland slipped to an unfortunate 1-0 first leg defeat at Windsor Park on 9 November after a controversial penalty handed Switzerland the advantage. Michael O’Neil’s side will face a tall order to reach next Summer’s World Cup given the Swiss have won 10 of their last 11 competitive matches, with the exception being a reverse against reigning European Champions Portugal.