Sport Calendar 2016 FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL

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FEBRUARY

Ireland defend their Six Nations crown in February and March

2-21: Cricket – England women in South Africa

3: Cricket – South Africa v England first one-day international, Bloemfontein

6: Cricket – South Africa v England second one-day international, Port Elizabeth

6: Rugby Union – Six Nations starts, France v Italy and Scotland v England

7: Rugby Union – Six Nations, Ireland v Wales

7: American Football – Super Bowl 50, San Francisco

9: Cricket – South Africa v England third one-day international, Centurion

12: Cricket – South Africa v England fourth one-day international, Johannesburg

13: Rugby Union – Six Nations, France v Ireland and Wales v Scotland

14: Cricket – South Africa v England fifth one-day international, Cape Town

14: Rugby Union – Six Nations, Italy v England

16-17: Football – Champions League round of 16 (first leg)

18: Football – Europa League round of 32 (first leg)

19: Cricket – South Africa v England first Twenty20 international, Cape Town

20: Athletics – Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix

20-21: Football – FA Cup fifth round

21: Cricket – South Africa v England second Twenty20 international, Johannesburg

23-24: Football – Champions League round of 16 (first leg)

25: Football – Europa League round of 32 (second leg)

26: Rugby Union – Six Nations, Wales v France

27: Rugby Union – Six Nations, Italy v Scotland, England v Ireland

28: Football – League Cup final, Wembley

MARCH

Sri Lanka will seek to retain the World Twenty20 title in India during March and April

1-4: Formula 1 – Winter testing, Barcelona

2-6: Cycling – World Track Cycling Championships, London

4-6: Tennis – Davis Cup first round, GB v Japan

8-9: Football – Champions League round of 16 (second leg)

8-13: Badminton – All England Championships, Birmingham

10: Football – Europa League round of 16 (first leg)

11-3 April: Cricket – ICC World Twenty20, India

12: Rugby Union – Six Nations, Ireland v Italy, England v Wales

12: Football – FA Cup sixth round

13: Rugby Union – Six Nations, Scotland v France

15-16: Football – Champions League round of 16 (second leg)

15-18: Formula 1 – Winter testing, Barcelona

15-18: Horse Racing – Cheltenham Festival

17: Football – Europa League round of 16 (second leg)

17-20: Athletics – World Indoor Athletics, Portland, USA

19: Rugby Union – Six Nations final round, Wales v Italy, Ireland v Scotland, France v England

26: Football – Germany v England

27: Rowing – the Boat Races, London

APRIL

Lewis Hamilton hopes to win a fourth Formula 1 World Championship in 2016

1-3: Formula 1 – Opening race of the season, Australian GP, Melbourne

5-6: Football – Champions League quarter-finals (first leg)

7: Football – Europa League quarter-finals (first leg)

7-10: Golf – The Masters, Augusta

8-10: Formula 1 – Chinese GP, Shanghai

8-10: Rugby Union – European Champions Cup quarter-finals

9: Horse Racing – Grand National, Aintree

12-13: Football – Champions League quarter-finals (second leg)

12-17: Swimming – British Olympic Trials, Glasgow

14: Football – Europa League quarter-finals (second leg)

16-May 2: Snooker – World Championship

22-24: Rugby Union – European Champions Cup semi-finals

22-24: Formula 1 – Bahrain GP

23-24: Football – FA Cup semi-finals, Wembley

24: Athletics – London Marathon

26-27: Football – Champions League semi-finals (first leg)

28: Football – Europa League semi-finals (first leg)

29-1 May: Formula 1 – Russian GP