Total recall as rugby is back

PUBLISHED : Monday, 31 January, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 31 January, 1994, 12:00am

CHILL those beer cans, for arguably the toughest and most exciting international rugby event is back on the box later this week - the Five Nations Championship.

Renowned for having more blood and gore than an Arnold Schwarzanegger film, this event is the annual pinnacle of the year's action in which Wales, Scotland, Ireland, England and last year's champs France battle it out for the prestigious championship crown.

Ten matches will see each team play the other until a final side emerges victorious.

Prime Sport will be generously bringing us all the action live next Saturday at 10 pm for the England versus Scotland match.

Following this game, the Ireland versus Wales match will also be shown, giving us double the action and excitement plus the perfect excuse to put the missus to bed early. Don't miss it.

Getting on to balls of a different shape, the Asian Club Championships will be providing plenty of live action for regional soccer fans.

This year's spectacle comes to us from the National Stadium in Bangkok where host team, the Thai Farmers, will lead a field of teams from Japan, China and the Middle East, through 11 days of furious action.

Prime Sport have once again graciously arranged for live coverage of the tournament and will feature two games a day, at 6 pm and 8 pm, tomorrow, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

And there's more, yes more, live sport, this time in the shape of Italian soccer's Super Cup.

This Thursday Prime will be showing the second leg of the series with what should be a rough and tumble clash between A.C. Milan and Parma.

Again, Prime are showing their intentions of increasing their coverage of live sport by televising the action direct from Italy on Thursday morning at 3.30 am.

The time is a little awkward but there is no substitute for live soccer of this quality - or in Hong Kong's case, any live sport for that matter.