Easter sport on TV guide: football, cricket, rugby union, rugby league

From the Premier League to Test cricket there’s plenty of live sport to enjoy this Easter

England 58 all out 1st Test New Zealand Eden Park cricket
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Easter is traditionally a busy time in the world of sport and this year’s it’s no different.

The Premier League returns after the international break, England take on New Zealand in the second Test in Christchurch and there’s huge games in both rugby union and rugby league.

We take a look at the Easter sport on TV live schedule and pick out the action not to be missed this weekend.

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Cricket: Test matches

New Zealand vs. England: the second and final Test match in the series will be played in Christchurch starting each night at 11pm UK time. Sky Sports will show live TV coverage from the second Test.

South Africa vs. Australia: all eyes will be on Australia after a week of turmoil following the ball-tampering scandal. The Aussies will be without the suspended Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft for the fourth Test against South Africa at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. Sky Sports’s coverage starts at 9am every morning. South Africa are 2-1 up going into the final match of the series.

Football: live matches from the UK and Europe

The Easter weekend football live TV schedule for Sky Sports.

Sunday, 1 April

  • Premier League: Arsenal vs. Stoke City (1.30pm, live on Sky Sports)
  • Premier League: Chelsea vs. Tottenham Hotspur (4pm, live on Sky Sports)
  • Scottish Premiership: Dundee vs. Hearts (12.30pm, live on Sky Sports)
  • Eredivisie: Groningen vs. Ajax (1.30pm, live on Sky Sports)
  • Eredivisie: Feyenoord vs. Excelsior (3.45pm, live on Sky Sports)
  • La Liga: Leganes vs. Valencia (3.15pm, live on Sky Sports)
  • La Liga: Eibar vs. Real Sociadad (5.30pm, live on Sky Sports)
  • La Liga: Malaga vs. Villarreal (5.30pm, live on Sky Sports)
  • La Liga: Atletico Madrid vs. Deportivo La Coruna (7.45pm, live on Sky Sports)

Monday, 2 April

  • Championship: Preston vs. Derby County (12.45pm, live on Sky Sports)
  • League One: Portsmouth vs. Wigan (5.30pm, live on Sky Sports)
  • Championship: Sheffield United vs. Cardiff City (7.45pm, live on Sky Sports)
  • La Liga: Getafe vs. Real Betis (8pm, live on Sky Sports)

Golf: PGA Houston Open

Golf fans are counting down the days to next week’s Masters, the first major of the season. But before Augusta the PGA Tour heads to Texas for the Houston Open. Americans Jordan Spieth and Phil Mickelson will be joined by England’s Justin Rose as the ones to watch at the Golf Club of Houston. Until Sunday Sky Sports Golf broadcasts live from Houston. Then on Easter Monday Sky Sports launches its Masters coverage.

Rugby League

Here are the live rugby league matches this weekend on Sky Sports.

Monday, 2 April

  • Super League: Widnes Vikings vs. St Helens (3.05pm); Catalans Dragons vs. Huddersfield Giants (5.15pm)

Rugby Union

Sky Sports and BT Sport will show a number of live rugby union matches this weekend.

Rugby union on Sky Sports Sunday, 1 April

  • European Rugby Champions Cup - quarter-final: Clermont Auvergne vs. Racing 92 (1pm)
  • Super Rugby: Lions vs. Crusaders (1.30pm)

Rugby union on BT SportSunday, 1 April

  • Champions Cup: Leinster Rugby vs. Saracens (3pm, BT Sport 2)

Tennis: Miami Open

This weekend will see the semi-finals and finals from the Miami Open in Florida, US. Sky Sports and BT Sport will be showing coverage from Miami.

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