Sport on Friday: Our trader casts his eye over all the key action

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With sport in the UK and Ireland at a near virtual standstill, our traders have dug out their atlases and cast their eyes over some of the action from around the world.

They’ve had their say on the racing from Dundalk too. But here we’re looking at Golf, AFL, NRL and Chess.

St George Illawarra Dragons v Penrith Panthers (NRL, 7:00)

Penrith will be looking to build on last week’s win where they beat reigning premiers Sydney Roosters 20-14 at Panthers Stadium.

St George will need to put in an improved performance after losing at home to Wests Tigers in the opening round. Matt Dufty returns at full back for St George while Mikaele Ravalawa misses out.

Shire Golf Tournament (Golf, 8:00)

Callum Shinkwin and Steven Brown head up a competitive field for the one-day shootout from Hertfordshire.  

Western Bulldogs v Collingwood (AFL, 8:50)

Live on BT Sport ESPN from 8:30

Western Bulldogs aim to pick up where they left off in last year’s regular season as they host Collingwood Magpies.

The Bulldogs won their last four games in a row to make the finals and will be looking to build on that this season behind closed doors in round one.

Collingwood will be looking to improve on last year where they lost in the preliminary finals to runners-up Greater Western Sydney in a low scoring game.

Brisbane Broncos v South Sydney Rabbitohs (NRL, 9:00)

Live on Sky Sports Action from 9:00

Both of these sides started well last week. The Broncos beat the Cowboys, a form line that looks better following the Cowboys win vs the lacklustre Bulldogs to start round two, while the Souths beat Cronulla at the ANZ stadium.

Tevita Pangai Junior misses out for the Broncos but the teams are otherwise unchanged from the squads in round one. Latrell Mitch starts at fullback for Souths after a close season switch from premiers Sydney Roosters. He’s been boosted to 5/1 to score a try in the first-half.

Candidates Chess Tournament

We’ll have another four games from the Candidates Chess tournament to see who wins the right to play Magnus Carlson for the World Championship.

2018 winner Fabio Caruana has made a strong start again and will play Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi.

Nepomniachtchi made a strong start to the tournament winning with black v fellow Russia Alexander Grischuk earlier in the week.

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Nick Murphy

Nick is a graduate of the UEA where he doubled up as the sports editor of the student newspaper. He supports Dagenham & Redbridge and previously edited the matchday programme at Victoria Road. Darts and Horse Racing are among his other favourite sports.