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4 must-watch Easter weekend sporting events

2018-03-30 11:25

Cape Town - It's the weekend! 

But the sporting world never sleeps, so hang on tight and be sure to watch these FOUR events (in no particular order)!

1. Nedbank Cup quarter-finals

We're down to the final eight!

On Saturday, Ubuntu Cape Town battle Free State Stars (15:30), the in-form Maritzburg United take on Bloemfontein Celtic (15:30) and Steve Komphela's Kaizer Chiefs host Baroka FC (20:15).

The final - and biggest - knockout game gets under way on Sunday when Cape Town City look to defeat the Absa Premiership leaders Mamelodi Sundowns (15:00).

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2. English Premiership

The English Premiership is here to keep us entertained this long weekend.

We start off with Crystal Palace hosting a determined Liverpool (Saturday, 13:30 SA time), Jose Mourinho's Manchester United take on Swansea City (16:00 SA time) and then Everton will be looking for an upset when they face log-leaders Manchester City (18:30 SA time).

On Sunday, Arsenal battle the unpredictable Stoke City (14:30 SA time) and then we end off the weekend with a fight for a Champions League spot as Chelsea host Tottenham Hotspur (17:00 SA time).

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3. Super Rugby

Round 7 of the Super Rugby action gets under way this weekend.

We kick things off with Chiefs taking on the Highlanders (Friday, 08:35 SA time) and the in-form Rebels face off the Hurricanes (Friday, 10:45 SA time).

On Saturday, the Blues take on Robert du Preez's Sharks (08:35 SA time), the Brumbies host the Waratahs (10:45 SA time) and then we're at Loftus Versfeld for the SA derby between the Bulls and the Stormers (17:15).

On Easter Sunday, we see a repeat of last year's Super Rugby final as the Lions take on the Crusaders (14:30) at Ellis Park.

Who will reign supreme? Will we see any upsets? All these questions and more will be answered on Sport24...

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4. Proteas v Australia, 4th Test

What a Test series this has turned out to be!

Controversy aside, the Proteas are 2-1 up leading up to the final Test match at the Wanderers.

Proteas fast bowler Morne Morkel will don the green and gold for the final time. Can Morkel lead the Proteas to a historic victory?

Or will the emotional Australians muster up a hard-fought win in Darren Lehmann's final Test as Oz coach?

This is a MUST-WATCH! Play starts at 10:00.

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