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Introduced by Frank Bough direct from Twickenham
Football Preview
SAM LEITCH introduces action, personalities and the latest news of today's outstanding matches, and JIMMY HILL introduces one of the week's big talking points.
International Boxing
Joe Bugner (European Heavyweight Champion) v Pat Duncan (USA)
Highlights of this week's important fight at Wembley, in which Bugner met the man who beat Danny McAlinden in January.
1.25; 1.50; 2.20*
Racing from Chepstow
1.30 Hare and Hounds Novices Hurdle (3 miles)
2.0 Gardner Steel Hurdle Handicap (2 miles)
2.30 William Hill Handicap Chase (21 miles)
2.10; 2.40*
Cross-Country from Chessington
Highlights of the Evening Standard/Marlboro Cross Country Competition, a novel event featuring leading riders from all branches of equestrian sport. Among the entries: Three-Day event riders, including PRINCESS ANNE, CAPTAIN MARK PHILLIPS and RICHARD MEADE ; from showjumping, ALAN OLIVER , and from steeplechasing, CHRIS COLLINS. Commentator DORIAN Williams
Rugby Union from Twickenham
Andrew Ripley England's number 8
England v Wales
BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you the whole of this great occasion, which will decide the International Championship. A win for Wales will ensure that they at least share the title with France, while England, after a fine draw in Paris, are hopeful of ending their season with a victory.
Commentator BILL MCLAREN
Rugby Union Scotland v France
Highlights of this afternoon's other international match, from Murrayfield.
Commentator NIGEL STARMER-SMITH Highlights of both matches in Rugby Special, BBC2 7.35 pm
4.50* Final Score
Including classified football results, rugby and racing results, and reports on today's outstanding events.
Today's Timetable
12.35 Football Preview
1.0 Boxing; 1.25 Racing
1.40 Rugby Union Preview
1.50 Racing; 2.10 Cross-country
2.20 Racing: 2.40 Cross-country
2.50 Rugby Union - England v Wales
4.30 Rugby Union - Scotland v France
4.50 Final Score
Timings are subject to alteration in order to keep up to date with events.
Television presentation: Boxing BOB DUNCAN
Cross-Country RICHARD TILLING Rugby Union:
England v Wales BILL TAYLOR
Scotland v France BILL
MALCOLM Grandstand producer BRIAN VENNER Grandstand editor ALAN HART


Introduced By: Frank Bough
Introduces: Sam Leitch
Unknown: Joe Bugner
Unknown: Pat Duncan
Unknown: Danny McAlinden
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators: Clive Graham
Reporter: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Captain Mark Phillips
Unknown: Richard Meade
Unknown: Alan Oliver
Unknown: Chris Collins.
Commentator: Dorian Williams
Commentator: Bill McLaren
Commentator: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Unknown: Dewi Griffiths
Unknown: Malcolm Grandstand
Producer: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

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