The biggest game since the World Cup final 

PICK OF THE SPORT: Missing the Rugby World Cup? The Blue Bulls and the Sharks have you covered this weekend, writes Dylan Bettencourt. 

If rugby is your game, get ready for the biggest match since the World Cup! On Saturday the Bulls and the Sharks get it on at Loftus Versfeld. 

Both teams are probably at their best. Last week the Sharks with their tank full of Springboks scored 10 tries against the Dragons and beat them by 55 points. The Bulls ran in seven tries against Connacht.

How will Jake White’s men in blue handle Neil Powell’s men in black? Great warm-up matches for both teams. This is like a Currie Cup final of old. Don’t miss it.

The Lions will probably put the Dragons to the sword at Emirates Airline Park while the Stormers will probably be in a no-nonsense mood against Zebre Parma after losing to Cardiff last week.

All matches will be on DStv channel 211.

Bulls vs Sharks on Saturday at 3 pm

Lions vs Dragons on Saturday at 5.05 pm

Stormers vs Zebre on Saturday at 7.15 pm

➤ The Premier League serves up another blockbuster match when Manchester City host Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday at 6.30 pm. 

The weekend starts with Arsenal taking on Wolves on Saturday at 5 pm after their 6-0 Uefa Champions League win on Wednesday. 

Saturday ends with Newcastle playing Manchester United after both clubs drew their midweek games in the Champions League. 

Liverpool and Chelsea are both in action on Sunday, with the Reds facing Fulham at 4 pm and Chelsea playing Brighton at the same time. 

All the Premier League action will be live on DStv channel 203. 

➤ If it’s December then it’s time for sevens. Once again the HSBC SVNS kicks off in Dubai this weekend. Alas, nothing has changed for the Blitzboks and they will once again come up against the best in the world.

The Blitzboks are happy with their training and have a full squad that includes Justin Geduld, Selvyn Davids, Zain Davids and Impi Visser. Coach Sandile Ngcobo will not be in Dubai and Philip Snyman will be standing in for him.

The most important task for the Blitzboks is to qualify for the Paris Olympics when they play in Monte Carlo in June. The Dubai Sevens will give us a good idea of where we stand.

Pool matches take place on Saturday, and finals on Sunday.

DStv channels to be announced.

Blitzboks vs Samoa at 8.50 am

Blitzboks vs Canada at 12.58 pm

Blitzboks vs New Zealand at 6.34 pm

Pictured above: The Sharks. 

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