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On This Day - Feb 15 1995: Rioting England fans force Dublin friendly to be abandoned after 27 minutes

England fans pictured before a riot breaks out at the friendly game with the Republic of Ireland at the Lansdowne Road stadium in Dublin on February 15 1995. Rioting England fans forced the match to be abandoned after 27 minutes.

ON THIS DAY 
1929: Two-time Formula One world champion Graham Hill was born. The father of 1996 world champion Damon was killed in a plane crash in 1975.

1978: England, captained by Geoff Boycott, were dismissed for 64 as they suffered their first Test defeat to New Zealand.

1978: Leon Spinks beat Muhammad Ali to claim the world heavyweight boxing title, although Ali won it back later that year.

1980: England wicketkeeper Bob Taylor equalled the Test world record by dismissing seven Indian batsmen - all caught - in Mumbai.

1995: Rioting England fans forced a Dublin friendly to be abandoned after 27 minutes, with the Republic of Ireland leading 1-0 at the time.

2010: Andy Powell was dropped from Wales' RBS 6 Nations squad after being charged with drink-driving after he was arrested with a golf buggy at motorway services on the M4 following the 31-24 defeat of Scotland.

2012: Rangers appointed administrators Duff and Phelps as their financial problems mounted.

2015: League One Bradford continued their remarkable run in the FA Cup as they beat Sunderland 2-0 at Valley Parade to move into the quarter-finals. They later lost to Reading after a quarter-final replay.

2016: Liverpool reached an agreement to sign defender Joel Matip from Schalke at the end of the season.

 

Fighting breaks out at the Republic of Ireland v England friendly game at the Lansdowne Road stadium in Dublin on February 15 1995. Rioting England fans forced the match to be abandoned

 

QUICK QUIZ
1 At which club did Cristiano Ronaldo begin his professional career?

2 In yards, how far apart are the stumps on a cricket wicket?

3 For whom was Michael Schumacher driving when he won his first Formula One Drivers' Championship in 1994?

4 Who was manager of Birmingham from 1996 to 2001?

5 Which former World champion is the current Irish Boxing High Performance director?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV
Today (Friday, February 15)

CRICKET: First Test, South Africa v Sri Lanka - Sky Sports Cricket 0755, Sky Sports Main Event 0900; Big Bash semi-final, Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Sixers - BT Sport 2 0800; second one-day international, New Zealand v Bangladesh - Sky Sports Cricket 2155, Sky Sports Main Event 2300.

SOCCER: League One, Sunderland v Accrington - Sky Sports Main Event 1900; Scottish Challenge Cup, Ross County v East Fife - BT Sport 2 1915; Ligue 1, Lyon v Guingamp - BT Sport/ESPN 1945.

RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby, Chiefs v Highlanders - Sky Sports Action 0630; Brumbies v Rebels - Sky Sports Action 0630; Premiership, Gloucester v Exeter - BT Sport 1 1900.

TENNIS: WTA, Qatar Total Open - BT Sport 1 1330.

GOLF: European Tour, ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0600; PGA Tour, Genesis Open - Sky Sports Golf 1430 & 1900, Sky Sports Main Event 1530.

SNOOKER: Welsh Open - Eurosport 1 1145 & 1845, BBC Two Wales 1300, 1845 & 2100.

Tomorrow (Saturday, February 16)
SOCCER: FA Cup, Brighton v Derby - BT Sport 2 1200; Newport v Manchester City - BT Sport 2 1730; League One, Southend v Portsmouth - Sky Sports Main Event 1200; Bundesliga, Hertha Berlin v Werder Bremen - BT Sport 1 1715.

CRICKET: First Test, South Africa v Sri Lanka - Sky Sports Cricket 0755, Sky Sports Main Event 0900.

RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby, Blues v Crusaders - Sky Sports Action 0630; Waratahs v Hurricanes - Sky Sports Action 0840; Sunwolves v Sharks - Sky Sports Action 1050; Bulls v Stormers - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 1510; Premiership, Saracens v Leicester - BT Sport 1 1430.

TENNIS: WTA Qatar Total Open - BT Sport/ESPN 1500

GOLF: European Tour, ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 0600; PGA Tour, Genesis Open - Sky Sports Golf 1800, Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

RACING: From Ascot - ITV4 1330.

ATHLETICS: Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix - BBC One 1315.

HOCKEY: International match, Australia v Great Britain - BT Sport 1 0730; USA v Netherlands - BT Sport 2 0000 (Sun); New Zealand v China - BT Sport 2 0430 (Sun).

SNOOKER: Welsh Open - Eurosport 1 1245 & 1845, BBC Two Wales - 1300 & 1900

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1 Sporting Lisbon; 2 22; 3 Benetton; 4 Trevor Francis; 5 Former World Boxing Association super-bantamweight champion Bernard Dunne.

 

 

England fans pictured before a riot breaks out at a friendly game with the Republic of Ireland at the Lansdowne Road stadium in Dublin on February 15 1995. With the Republic leading 1-0, rioting England fans forced the match to be abandoned after just 27 minutes. 

 

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