It’s weekend, and that means that the sporting fixture list is packed full of some epic encounters taking place over the next few days, and we got you covered with which clashes you’ve got to keep your eyes on.
Hurricanes vs Sharks
For the South African sides, the KwaZulu-Natalians probably face the toughest task when they take on the table-topping Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday morning – a team they should know well. The Kiwis’ head coach Chris Boyd and assistant coach John Plumtree were involved with the Sharks previously, although it was in reversed roles. The Sharks are in a tough spot this season and an away win against such a dominant team could inject some hope into the Durban side.
Sevens World Series – Glasgow
Tournament kicks-off Saturday, 11:30
A good performance at the Glasgow Sevens will not only ensure that the Springbok Sevens stay in the hunt for the coveted HSBC Sevens World Series title, it would also clinch their spot as one of the four automatic qualifiers for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. South Africa is first up against Samoa (12h58pm), Kenya (16h04) and New Zealand (19h37), before hoping to head into the Cup playoffs.
Lions vs Highlanders
All-out attack will probably be the order of the day when the Lions host the fifth-placed Highlanders in Johannesburg on Saturday afternoon, with both sides not shy to throw the ball around. The Lions are coming off a narrow loss to the Bulls last week, while the Highlanders hammered the Sharks with a brilliant performance this week. This is lining up to be arguably the most exciting game of the weekend.
Stormers vs Brumbies
The Stormers host the Australian Conference leading Brumbies in Cape Town on Saturday afternoon – both these teams lost last week and will want to clinch a victory to keep them in the playoff race. A bonus-point victory will see the Capetonians move back to the top of the SA Conference and set them on course for a strong playoff spot. There’s a lot at stake, so expect a tight game at Newlands.
Manchester City vs QPR
With Chelsea having the title in the bag this season, all eyes will be on the sliver-medal spot. It’s a race between Arsenal and Manchester City, and with Arsenal looking strong, interest will be on Man City to see if they falter against a determined QPR on Sunday, which could leave the door wide-open for the Gunners.
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