Your TV guide to the biggest sporting weekend of the year so far and how to watch it all
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This is the biggest sporting weekend of the year so far.
There is an incredible amount of top-class sports action on TV this weekend, from The Masters to the Premier League, the Heineken Champion's Cup to the Australian Grand Prix and UFC.
Thursday, April 7.
The weekend starts early with The Masters getting underway at Augusta National. Irish golfers Padraig Harrington, Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry and Séamus Power will all be in action at the first golf major of the year.
You can stream all four days of The Masters with a NOW Sports Membership starting at 2 pm on Thursday.
Friday, April 8.
Formula 1 returns with the Australian Grand Prix, the third race of the 2022 F1 calendar. Ferrari's Charles Leclerc currently leads the driver rankings, but reigning champion Max Verstappen gained ground after winning in Bahrain two weeks ago. Stream coverage of the practice session from Melbourne from 3:30am with a NOW Sports Membership.
The Masters returns for day two from Augusta on Friday afternoon with coverage from 2 pm to 12:30 am
Meanwhile, with a NOW Sports Extra Membership, you can stream The Heineken Champion’s Cup with Connacht playing Leinster at 8 pm.
Saturday, April 9.
Saturday starts with the qualifying session for the Australian Grand Prix, with coverage starting at 3:45am with a NOW Sports Membership.
In the Premier League, Everton host Manchester United at Goodison Park as the two teams try to end their difficult seasons on a high. You can watch the game with a NOW Sports Extra Membership, with coverage beginning at 11:30 am ahead of kick-off at 12:30 pm.
Meanwhile, it's moving day at The Masters at Augusta, and the NOW Sports Membership will have coverage from 3 pm to 12:30 am.
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For rugby fans, Munster are in action against Exeter Chiefs (5:30 pm) in the Heineken Champion’s Cup, which will be streamed live on the NOW Sports Extra Membership.
You can watch all of Saturday's Premier League, F1, Heineken Champion's Cup and Masters action live on with a NOW Sports and Sports Extra Membership.
Sunday, April 10.
Sunday's sporting action starts with UFC 273. The main card in Jacksonville Florida gets underway at 3 am Irish time.
In the main event of the night, Alexander Volkanovski defends his featherweight title against 'The Korean Zombie' Chan Sung Jung. There is also Irish interest as Dublin fighter Ian Garry takes on Darian Weeks in the main event of the preliminary card. The prelims run from 1 am to 3 am. NOW's Sports Extra Membership will stream every fight live.
Next up on Sunday is the Australian Grand Prix. Coverage from Melbourne starts at 4:30 am on the NOW Sports Membership, and the race starts at 6 am Irish time.
The centre-piece of Sunday's sporting action is arguably the top of the table clash between Manchester City and Liverpool. The Reds are a point behind their title rivals going into the game and know a win could be the difference between winning the Premier League and missing out for another year. Coverage of the heavyweight clash at begins 4 pm on Sunday on the NOW Sports Membership, with kick-off at 4:30.
And, finally, The Masters reaches its conclusion at Augusta. Coverage of the final round at 6:30 pm, with build-up beginning on the channel at 3 pm.
Stream the biggest sporting moments this weekend with NOW including all the action from the Premier League, Heineken Champion's Cup, F1 and Golf Majors.
Here is a list of the additional sporting events streaming on NOW this weekend.