With a three week gap between the UEFA Champions League Final and the start of the FIFA World Cup, you might be wondering what on earth can occupy your football-less weekends. Well, wonder no more….
The hiatus between the end of the club season and the start of the big jamboree in South Africa has left most of us concerned as to what we can do to fill our weekends.
There’s that shelving that needs putting up, the shed to be cleared out and interminable shopping trips with our other halves – all those’treats’ are now back on the agenda.
But if, like most of us, you would rather get out the house to do something that’s actually enjoyable then we’ve got lots of lovely sporting events for you to get stuck into.
Next weekend sees a rugby union double header at the home of rugby – Twickenham.
On the Saturday (May 29) is the culmination of England’s domestic season when Leicester Tigers take on Saracens in the Guinness Premiership Final. Tickets are still available for the showpiece occasion from the reasonable price of £39.
The following day (May 30) sees England play a star-studded Barbarians side featuring former All Black scrum half Byron Kelleher, ex-Wallaby George Smith and Wales’s veteran back row forward Martyn Williams. This is the last chance to see Martin Johnson’s team in action before they head down under for a tour of Australia and tickets are available from just £10.
The following weekend the action switches from London to Cardiff when Wales welcome world champions South Africa to the Millenium Stadium for a one off match. Tickets to see Shane Williams take on Bryan Habana can be obtained from just £35.
If you would rather relax to the sound of leather on willow then why not pop down to Lord’s to catch the first test between England and Bangladesh that gets underway on Thursday (May 27). Tickets are available for all five days and can be bought from just £30.
Tennis returns to the Queens Club in London on June 7 for the annual warm up tournament for Wimbledon and British number one, Andy Murray, will be looking to defend the title he won last year. Entrance to the grass courts of West Kensington are available form just £16.
All that should keep you occupied until the big kick off in Johannesburg on June 11 and, if not, there’s always that garden fence to creosote!
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