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.
PGA Tour – Zurich Classic
Friday – Sunday
The PGA Tour swings down to the Big Easy this weekend, as the Zurich Classic of New Orleans kicks off. The Zurich Classic is played at TPC Louisiana, designed by Pete Dye, a diabolical mastermind.
The Zurich Classic is a breeding ground for first-time winners. Seven of the last ten champions have been first timers, including Billy Horschel. Still looking for his first PGA Tour victory, Merritt could add himself to that list with the hot golf he has been playing.
Crusaders vs Blues
Historically a match between these Super giants would have been a make or break for your season. Unfortunately, both teams are having poor seasons, but, with nothing to lose, that’s a reason for the ball to get some serious air this weekend. Another loss would equal the Crusaders’ worst-ever streak, so a home victory to come.
Lions vs Cheetahs
The bad news has continued for the Cheetahs after their one-point defeat by the Reds. They have lost in-form flanker Heinrich Brussow for the rest of the season with a broken arm, while Springboks fullback Willie le Roux (ankle) and prop Coenie Oosthuizen (back) are out. The Lions are coming off a bye and playing at home they should be too big and strong.
Stormers vs Bulls
The Stormers are back at home after picking up valuable points down under including last week’s tight win over the Force. They have some injury trouble on the wing with Kobus van Wyk (knee) out while Dillyn Leyds (shoulder) missed training. However they get hard-nut captain Duane Vermeulen back. The Bulls won ugly against the Sharks to rise to second on the ladder and will be tough to bring down.
Arsenal vs Chelsea
Chelsea have had a cracker of a season so far and lead the log by 10 points with only 6 matches left, which should be enough breathing-room to seal the title. Obviously, anything can happen, and Arsenal are a team who could cause a bit of trouble, but given the form of the men in blue, it’s hard to imagine such a turnaround taking place.
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