A mixed bag for sport's couch stars

PUBLISHED : Monday, 14 March, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 14 March, 1994, 12:00am

THE selection of live sport on the box this week is not at all bad (i.e. not too good either) with possibly the most thrilling spectacle being the bone-jarring action from the final round of the Five Nations Championship.

Twickenham will host the clash between England and Wales this Saturday night as France head to Murrayfield to take on the mighty Scots.

England, who blitzed the French 18-14 in the last round, look to be back in form but will need a clear win of at least 16 points over Wales to grasp the Five Nations Trophy.

Prime Sports are continuing their support of this rugby event and are televising the Welsh-English game live at 10.30 pm. And make sure you have a steady supply of beer on tap for the Franco-Scottish match will be shown immediately afterwards.

There has been some top cricketing action happening around the world during the past few weeks and much of it has been coming from New Zealand.

The final one-day match between the Kiwis and the unbeaten Pakistanis will take place this Wednesday and will be shown live on Prime at 5.30am.

And don't think the cricketing action will be stopping there because India will be taking to the creases of New Zealand for their tour of the southern islands later this week.

The first game on selection will be the Test match commencing this Saturday and Prime Sport have nabbed Indian cricket guru Sunil Gavaskar to work alongside Brian Langley in the commentary booth - giving his expert thoughts and analysis.

Action will be broadcast live from 5.30am and highlights of the day's play can be seen at 10pm.

Regional soccer fanatics should tune into the satellite station again on Saturday for the first leg of the finals of the Asian Cup Winners Cup. This match will see Saudi team Al Qadisiyah square off against local heroes South China.

Action will be shown live from Hong Kong Stadium from 8pm.

And soccaholics with access to Cable TV will be lucky enough to get live coverage of the J.League Games from Japan.

This event features the talents of Brazil's Zico, Careca and England's Gary Lineker - barring injury - and will be televised in coming weeks - watch this space for details.