5 Sports Matches You Need To Watch This Weekend (22-24 May)

5 sports matches you need to watch may 22

Miss anything this weekend? MenStuff gives you the lowdown on the five best moments from around the sporting world.

The weekend is here, people – and you know what that means: sport.

There are some epic clashes taking place between Friday and Sunday, and we’ve got the biggest rivals and match-ups you need to witness:

Chiefs vs Bulls (Super Rugby)

Friday, 09:35

The Bulls can cement their position at the top with a victory over the Chiefs in Rotorua on Friday morning, but it won’t be easy as the team from Waikato sits on a 10-match winning streak at home against opposition from South Africa. The Chiefs will be without the service of Sonny Bill Williams, and with Jan Serfontein looking in good form, the Bulls will likely look to run the ball when they have the chance.

Waratahs vs Crusaders (Super Rugby)

Saturday, 11:40

Fans have been waiting almost 300 days to see a rematch of the 2014 Super Rugby Final and this Saturday at ANZ Stadium it will finally arrive. What fans might not have been expecting however is that it features the sixth and ninth ranked sides in the competition. Crusaders coach, Todd Blackadder must be a fan of theatre because he’s edited his usual script to put Richie McCaw back in the number 7 jersey for a terrific matchup with Michael Hooper. This will be the final visit to Sydney in the famous red and black of Canterbury for Richie McCaw and Dan Carter and Waratahs fans will be hoping it’s not a happy one.

Stormers vs Rebels (Super Rugby)

Saturday, 19:10

Out of the last three Super Rugby matches between the Cape Town based Stormers and the Melbourne based Rebels the Stormers have won two and the Rebels three. These two teams have not met since 2013 as they missed each other in the draw last year. The last time they played the Rebels beat the Stormers 30-21 in Melbourne and was the Rebels first victory over a South African team. The Stormers have named Sevens star Seabelo Senatla on the wing for this match in place of Johnny Kotze who sits out this week, while the Rebels have named former Waratahs and Brumbies back Cam Crawford in their starting line up for this week.

Hull City vs Man United

Sunday, 16:00

With the top of the league essentially all wrapped up, all eyes will be on the relegation battle. Hull and Newcastle are fighting for their lives in the Premier League and Hull have the biggest hurdle coming up against a disgruntled Manchester United, who look likely to finish in fourth. It’s arguably the Tigers’ most important game of the season, but even if they are victorious on Sunday, they must rely on Newcastle failing to beat West Ham at St James’ Park in order to see John Carver’s men relegated in their place.

Monaco GP (F1)

Sunday, 13:30 – 16:15 (main race)

The glitzy Monaco GP takes place on Sunday – the shortest and slowest track on the F1 calendar – but the race places high demands on power unit performance. Lewis Hamilton still tops the standings, and will no doubt be in fine spirits after signing a new 3 year deal with Mercedes, however, he will have to contend with his teammate Nico Rosberg, who is looking in great form following wins in the past two races at the circuit.

Which big sporting events are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments section below…



  1. Bhaaa POItjie

    May 22, 2015 at 09:04

    Monaco GP is not my favorite race of the year, but I am super interested to see what the Ferrari’s can do against the Silver Arrows.

    But will I will have to watch in the evening as I will be away this weekend. Thx to my Xplora, I can record it. wooohooo

    • Jeremy Proome

      May 22, 2015 at 13:14

      Nice! Ya should be a good race. Will also be interesting to see how the Rosberg-Hamilton rivalry plays out.

  2. James

    May 22, 2015 at 16:45

    Hull vs United is going to be a big one. Hull haven’t had a great season but really shouldn’t be in the relegation battle. They have some quality going forward and United have had some dismal defense this season. Van Gaal will not want to lose his last game so United but I don’t think United will keep a clean sheet.

    I’m very interested to see what Van Gaal does in the summer. I’ll be surprised if Van P stays, falcao will definitely move on, I don’t think Valencia has another quality season ahead of him, united need to get a quality central defender, and I’m keen to see what happens with Rooney. I don’t think he’ll leave but he must be exhausted carrying United. The other option is that Van Gaal doesn’t let anyone go and tries to build consistency within his squad.

  3. Eben Hattingh

    May 22, 2015 at 18:01

    Chiefs vs Bulls was a cracker of a game this morning – couldn’t help streaming it at work. Will be interesting to see what how Senatla goes in the Super Rugby seeing Kotze hasn’t been that bad. He is that X-Factor player that can blow open a game with a couple of quick tries. Stormers back 3 should be deadly on the counter attack, regardless of who Coetzee selects with Kolbe & Senatla. Sunday entertainment is also sorted with the Monaco GP, usually the best GP of the year.

    • Jeremy Proome

      May 25, 2015 at 00:32

      That Bulls Chiefs game was great – some impressive moments! Excited to Senatla thrive in 15s, hopefully he can be put into some space to show what he can do.

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