England's Owen Farrell and Chris Ashton return to club rugby duties with Saracens this weekend after a triumphant climax to the Autumn internationals against New Zealand. The challenges don’t let up though: a daunting trip to Limerick to face European heavyweights Munster (Saturday, 5.45pm, Sky Sports 1) may well bring England’s star twosome back down to Earth.
Finally, given the recent Arctic conditions why not embrace your inner Pingu and tune in to a spot of curling? Skittles on ice with heavy kettles and brooms were all the rage back in 2002 when Britain won its first ever Winter Olympic gold, and Eurosport will be showing the European championships live all this week (beginning Monday, 8.30am).
Also on TV:
Premier League Football: Fulham v Newcastle (Monday, Sky Sports 1, 7pm)
International Cricket: India v England 3rd Test continues (from 6am Saturday, Sky Sports 1)
Heineken Cup Rugby: Toulouse v Ospreys (Saturday, Sky Sports 1, 1pm)
Sale Sharks v Toulon (Saturday, Sky Sports 1, 3.15pm)
Munster v Ospreys (Saturday, Sky Sports 1, 5.45pm)
League Cup Football: Bradford City v Arsenal (Tuesday, Sky Sports 1, 7.30pm)