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Saturday's Sport: Rugby League World Cup final the showpiece

There is the small matter of the Rugby League World Cup final taking place at Old Trafford on Saturday, with Australia facing Samoa, after the latter broke English hearts in the semi-finals.

Rugby Union also has a major day on its hands, with the pick of the international showdowns seeing England take on New Zealand at Twickenham, while Ireland play host to Australia in Dublin.

Meanwhile, the ATP Finals continue in Turin, the Grand Slam of Darts is drawing closer to a conclusion at the Aldersley Leisure Village in Wolverhampton and there are six race meetings from across the UK and Ireland to follow on the bet365 Sports Live Streaming platform.

The UK Championship snooker carries on in York and, just to top things off, the Formula 1 season is finishing off with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Saturday sees qualifying take place at Yas Marina.

Rugby League World Cup: Australia one win from three-peat

WhatAustralia v Samoa, World Cup final
WhereOld Trafford, Manchester
When16:00, Saturday 19th November 2022
How to watchBBC One
OddsAustralia 1/12, Samoa 6/1

Australia take to the field in Manchester as the two-time defending champions, having lifted the World Cup in both 2013 and 2017.

The Kangaroos have looked to be in almost invincible form throughout the tournament, although they were pushed right to the limit in their semi-final against New Zealand, eventually edging home 16-14.

Samoa have responded superbly to a 60-6 thrashing by England in their opening match of the competition, seeing off Tonga 20-18 in the quarter-finals, before putting in a superb display to deny hosts England a place in the final with a 27-26 golden point extra-time victory.

Australia are set to name an unchanged side from the one that started the win over the Kiwis, with Samoa forced to make one alteration, as Chanel Harris-Tavita takes the place of Fa'amanu Brown - who suffered a concussion against England.

Rugby Union: All Blacks out for revenge

What England v New Zealand
WhereTwickenham, London
When17:30, Saturday 19th November
How to watchAmazon Prime Video
OddsEngland 11/8, Tie 20/1, New Zealand 8/13

New Zealand head to Twickenham to take on England with a revenge mission on their minds, having lost the last meeting of the two teams.

That clash came in the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup, when the Red Rose put in a superb performance to defeat the All Blacks 19-7 in Yokohama.

The hosts go into this encounter having failed to impress so far this Autumn, with a 30-29 defeat to Argentina followed up by a 52-13 victory against Japan last weekend.

Meanwhile, New Zealand have won two from two this month, demolishing Wales 55-23 in Cardiff, before claiming a hard-fought 31-23 success against Scotland at Murrayfield.

The game takes on extra importance as England fly-half Owen Farrell will win his 100th cap for his country, following in the footsteps of Ben Youngs and Jason Leonard.

F1: Abu Dhabi finale not so tense

WhatAbu Dhabi Grand Prix
WhereYas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi
WhenQualifying - 14:00, Saturday 19th November
How to watchSky Sports F1
Odds (qualifying)Max Verstappen 5/4, Charles Leclerc 7/4, Lewis Hamilton 13/2, George Russell 13/2, Carlos Sainz 9/1

Last season the race for the F1 title went all the way to the final lap of the final race, but Max Verstappen has dominated proceedings in 2022 to wrap up a second drivers' crown in style.

The Red Bull ace has won a record 14 Grands Prix this season, but last time out in Brazil he had to settle for sixth place, as George Russell claimed a first victory of the campaign for Mercedes.

And the Silver Arrows will be eager to end the season on a high, having triumphed in Abu Dhabi every year between 2014 and 2019.

The bad news for Mercedes is that Verstappen and Red Bull have claimed the honours in each of the last two years.

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