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The James Grant Sport Report

Your guide for the all the weekend sport on TV!


Thinking about enjoying a leisurely lie in this Saturday morning? Think again.

It’s the final of the 4Nations between Australia and New Zealand hosted by Mark Chapman at 7:45am on BBC2  and it promises to be explosive.

It’s the World Champions against the favourites;  the immovable object up against the unstoppable force and one thing’s for certain: these teams do not get on.

This is what happened when their junior sides met last month. Struth!

New Zealand triumphed against them in the group stages last month with a convincing 12-30 triumph over their Antipodean foes in Brisbane. Catch the highlights here:

Then at 14:30 Gabby Logan is at the Millennium Stadium for coverage of Wales vs Fiji on BBC 1.

Last time the sides met the Welsh ran in 11 unanswered tries but Fiji are truly a Jekyll and Hyde side, and on their day have the ability to effortlessly dismantle the very best.

One thing that’s guaranteed is  you’re in for a dazzling combination of dancing feet and thundering hits whenever the Fijians take to the field.

Mark Chapman is then live from Wembley for England vs Slovenia for BBC Radio 5live. They’ve cantered through qualification so far and anything but a win will be greeted with an outbreak of national hysteria, lots of reverential references to the ‘Golden Generation’ and an influx of ‘experts’ in pubs around the country on the German/Belgian youth system of which they’ve “been saying for years we should adopt.”

Most of your probably remember Febuary 12th 2003 for Motorola’s groundbreaking announcement to release a mobile phone running the Linux operating system but it also marked young master Wayne Mark Rooney’s England debut vs Australia. 11 years on and he’s poised to earn his 100th cap.

To celebrate here are his first 38 England goals.  


It’s not a Sunday morning without banter and breakfast with Ben Shephard, Chris Kamara and Goals on Sunday on Sky Sports 1 by Trevor Sinclair and Kenny Millar.

The perfect excuse to watch this: