From Wimbledon to the World Cup, it’s been a truly unbelievable summer of sport. However, with so many great sporting events still on offer, the excitement of this summer doesn’t have to end with the sunny weather. Here’s our pick of the best sporting action this weekend.
Friday 21 September at 11pm
Start your weekend off with adrenaline pumping action and a roster packed with great characters, from World Championship belt holder Austin Aries to the Desi Hit Squad, led by internationally renowned superstar Gama Singh. And, although there’s plenty of athletic and sporting ability on show, Impact Wrestling is all about entertainment and often has storylines Shakespeare would be proud of, with themes of betrayal and love adding that extra spice to matches.
The Real Football Fan Show
Saturday 22 September at 12:05am
If your team’s shocking defensive record is keeping you up at night, then the Real Football Fan show will help you realise that you’re not alone. This week, Robbie Lyle is joined by Watford’s Troy Deeney to discuss the week’s premiership news and to hear what the fans really think.
Champions League of Darts: 2018 Day One: Afternoon Session
Saturday 22 September 1:15pm
This weekend, Brighton hosts the Champions League of Darts, where the world’s top darts players will compete to become world champion. Last year’s winner, Serbian-born Austrian Mensur Suljović, will be trying to defend his crown, whilst bookies favourite Michael van Gerwen will be desperate to add to his trophy cabinet. There’s also plenty of prospects from the home nations, including Scotland’s Gary Anderson (last year’s beaten finalist) and England’s Ross Cross, the current PDC World Darts Champion.
Pro14 Rugby Union: Southern King vs Glasgow Warriors
Saturday 22 September at 2pm
Now in its eighteenth year, the Pro14 is an annual rugby union tournament that involves teams from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Italy and South Africa. This Saturday, Conference A leaders Glasgow Warriors will be hoping to continue their success in South Africa by beating Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth’s Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
EFL on Quest
Saturday 22 September at 9pm
Forget the Premier League with its overpaid prima donnas, tiki-taka football and constant diving. The real action is in the English Football League (EFL), where players still play for the jersey and know that sometimes you just need to hit the ball long! Plus, with legendary figures such as Steve Bruce and Tony Pulis, you know that there’ll be plenty of passion, even on the side-lines.
Every week Colin Murray brings you the highlights of all the weekend’s EFL matches, alongside expert pundits. Recent guests have included former West Ham striker Dean Ashton and Derby County defender Curtis Davies.
The Women’s Football Show
Sunday 23 September at 11:45pm
This year, women’s football has undergone its biggest change yet, with teams becoming professional and Manchester United returning to the women’s game. New players have also come into the league, such as Canada’s Janine Beckie (Manchester City) and New Zealand captain Ditto Ali Riley (Chelsea).
The Women’s Football show discusses all the latest in the world of women’s football, including at club and international level.