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Scots set to host oldest rivals

Brendan Rodgers

Celtic v Zenit (February 15 & 22).

THERE are few games more anticipated  in the rugby calendar than Scotland v England at Murrayfield, a clash which even manages to grab the attention of spectators who only have a  fleeting interest in the sport.

While England, who have won a majority of such games, are early favourites to win this year’s Six Nations, with the backing of the home crowd, the Scots cannot be written off – despite their poor start to the tournament; and the game has the potential to provide a great day for those pubs showing the tie with the Auld Enemy.

In football, Celtic are back on European duty with oil-rich Zenit Saint Petersburg visiting Glasgow’s east end tonight (February 15) with the Scottish Champions travelling to Russia one week later.

The double-header provides Celtic’s Northern Irish boss Brendan Rodgers (pictured) with a platform to demonstrate his side’s true ability, with the rest of the Scottish Premiership unable to genuinely challenge the mettle of the runaway league leaders.

Elsewhere, Rangers will be hoping to continue their pint-sized renaissance having strung together a run of victories recently and the task of visiting New Douglas Park to take on Hamilton (February 18) represents a chance to continue their good form.

Finally, silverware is on the line as Manchester City take on Arsenal in the Carabao Cup final (February 25).

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 15

  • 13:00 Racing UK Horse racing
    Kelso, Leicester and Meydan
  • 18:00 BT Sport 3 Football
    Ostersund v Arsenal, Europa League, Last 32
  • 19:00 SSG Golf
    Genesis Open, US PGA Tour, day 1
  • 20:05 BT Sport 2 Football
    Celtic v Zenit Saint Petersburg, Europa League, Last 32

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16

  • 13:00 Racing UK Horse racing
    Sandown
  • 19:00 SSG Golf
    Genesis Open, US PGA Tour, day 2
  • 19:30 BT Sport 2 Football
    Hertha Berlin v Mainz, Bundesliga
  • 19:35 BBC Alba Rugby union
    Glasgow Warriors v Cheetahs, Guinness Pro14
  • 19:35 BBC2 Rugby union
    Ulster v Edinburgh, Guinness Pro14

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17

  • 12:30 SSF Football
    Ross County v Hearts, Scottish Premiership
  • 13:30 ITV4 Horse racing
    Ascot, Haydock and Wincanton
  • 15:15 SSF Football
    Eibar v Barcelona, La Liga
  • 17:30 SSA Rugby Union
    Cardiff v Munster, Guinness Pro14
  • 19:00 SSG Golf
    Genesis Open, day 3
  • 19:35 BBC Alba Football
    The New Saints v Dumbarton, Challenge Cup, semi-final
  • 19:45 SSF Football
    Malaga v Valencia, La Liga

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 18

  • 12:00 SSF Football
    Norwich City v Ipswich Town, Sky Bet Championship
  • 14:15 SSF Football
    Hamilton v Rangers, Scottish Premiership
  • 17:00 BT Sport 2 Football
    Borussia Monchengladbach v Borussia Dortmund, Bundesliga
  • 19:45 SSF Football
    Real Betis v Real Madrid, La Liga

MONDAY FEBRUARY 19

  • 13:00 ITV4 Snooker
    World Grand Prix Snooker, day 1

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 20

  • 13:00 ITV4 Snooker
    World Grand Prix Snooker, day 2
  • 17:30 SSF Football
    Leganes v Real Madrid, La Liga
  • 19:45 BT Sport tbc Football
    Chelsea v Barcelona, UCL, Last 16
  • 19:45 BT Sport tbc Football
    Bayern Munich v Besiktas, UCL, Last 16

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 21

  • 13:00 ITV4 Snooker
    World Grand Prix Snooker, day 3
  • 19:45 BT Sport tbc Football
    Sevilla v Manchester United, UCL, Last 16
  • 19:45 BT Sport tbc Football
    Shaktar v Roma, UCL, Last 16

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 22

  • 18:00 BT Sport tbc Football
    Zenit Saint Petersburg v Celtic, Europa League, Last 32
  • 20:00 SSG Golf
    Honda Classic, US PGA Tour, day 1
  • 20:05 BT Sport tbc Football
    Arsenal v Ostersund, Europa League, Last 32

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23

  • 20:00 BBC1 Rugby union
    France v Italy, Six Nations
  • 20:00 SSG Golf
    Honda Classic, US PGA Tour, day 2

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24

Scotland v England, Six Nations

16:45 BBC1 Scotland v England, Six Nations

  • 14:15 ITV Rugby union
    Ireland v Wales, Six Nations
  • 16:45 BBC1 Rugby union
    Scotland v England, Six Nations
  • 18:00 SSG Golf
    Honda Classic, US PGA Tour, day 3

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 25

  • 13:30 SSF Football
    Aberdeen v Celtic, Scottish Premiership
  • 14:05 SSPL Football
    Manchester United v Chelsea, EPL
  • 16:30 SSF Football
    Manchester City v Arsenal, Carabao Cup, final
  • 18:00 SSG Golf
    Honda Classic, US PGA Tour, day 4