This Week in Sport: 20th June − 26th June 2022

Jonny Bairstow Celebrates while playing for EnglandThe last full week of June is full of exciting sporting action for sports fans around the world. On Monday, the Colorado Avalanche travel south to Tampa to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. The following day, Sri Lanka take on Australia in the 4th match of their ODI series. On Wednesday, in Budapest, athletes will continue to compete at the World Aquatics Championships with action in a number of important events. 

Thursday will see England play host to New Zealand in the third and final Test of their series. The next day, Castres Olympique go head-to-head with Montpellier in the Final of the Top 14.

There is no shortage of sporting action at the weekend either. On Saturday, Carlton take on Fremantle in a hotly anticipated AFL matchup. Finally, on Sunday, the New South Wales Blues go up against the Queensland Maroons in the second game of their State of Origin battle.


NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning v Colorado Avalanche 

Monday 20th June 12AM (21st) GMT/8PM Local Time

Amalie Arena, Tampa

Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Lightning and Avalanche finished when the Avalanche scored an overtime goal. Game 2 saw a more dominant performance from the Avalanche with a 7-0 victory over the Lightning. Can the defending Stanley Cup champions win game 3 and fight back in front of their home crowd?

Viewing: NHL Live 

News: NHL 

News: USA Today

Merchandise: NHL Shop

Blog: Raw Charge 

Blog: Mile High Hockey 


Cricket: Sri Lanka v Australia 

Tuesday 21th June 9AM GMT/2:30PM Local Time

R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Sri Lanka will play host to Australia once again in the 4th of their 5 match ODI series. Sri Lanka currently lead the series 2-1 and a win in this match will help them secure the series victory. Can the visitors bounce back and level the score?


Statistics: ESPN Cricinfo 

Podcast: The Grade Cricketer  

Merchandise: Sri Lanka 

Merchandise: Australia 

News: ​​Fox Sports 


Aquatics: FINA World Aquatics Championships - Day 5

Wednesday 22th June 8AM GMT/10AM Local Time


Budapest will host the 19th FINA World Aquatics Championships this week, showcasing swimmers and divers from all over the globe. On Wednesday, the focus will be on the Men’s 100m Freestyle Final, Men’s 200m Medley Final and Women’s 4X200 Freestyle Relay. Who will take the win in these exciting events?

Official Site: FINA

News: BBC Sport

Results: FINA

News: Olympics 

Videos: Youtube

News: Tech Radar


Cricket: England v New Zealand - Third Test, Day 1

Thursday 23th June 10AM GMT/11AM Local Time

Headingley, Leeds

After such an exciting battle in the second Test of New Zealand's visit to England, fans will not want to miss a minute of the third and final Test. England have won the first two Tests and will be hoping to close out the series with another win. Can New Zealand fight back and give their fans something to cheer about?

Match Centre: ECB 

News: Cricket Addictor 

Merchandise: England 

Merchandise: New Zealand 

Weather: Met Office 

Statistics: ESPN Cricinfo 


Top 14: Castres Olympique v Montpellier

Friday 24th June 6:45PM GMT/8:45PM Local Time

Stade de France, Saint-Denis

Rugby fans will flock to the Stade de France to watch Castres Olympique take on Montpellier for the Top 14 title. Both teams won their Semifinals convincingly and will look to build on those wins in Paris. Can Montpellier win their first title or will Castres Olympique lift the trophy for the 6th time?

Official site: Top 14

News: Six Nations Rugby

Video: Youtube

News: Irish Examiner 

Merchandise: Castres Olympique

Merchandise: Montpellier


AFL: Carlton v Fremantle

Saturday 25th June 3:45AM GMT/1:45PM Local Time

Docklands Stadium, Melbourne

Carlton and Fremantle will go head to head at Docklands Stadium on Saturday for the first time since April. Fremantle took the win in the pair's last matchup, so Carlton will be keen to get one back against the team from Western Australia who currently sit 3rd in the AFL table.

Official Site: AFL

News: Sports News

Fantasy: Fantasy AFL

Merchandise: The AFL Store

Stats: AFL

News: The Roar  


Rugby League: New South Wales Blues v Queensland Maroons

Sunday 26th June 9:50AM GMT/5:50PM Local Time

Perth Stadium, Perth

After the Maroons took the win in game 1 of this year’s State of Origin series, the New South Wales Blues will be desperate to take the win in this the second game and level the score. A win for the Maroons would lead them to only their second series win since 2017. Who will take victory?

News: The Sporting News

Statistics: Finder

Merchandise: The Supporters Store

News: Fox Sports

Videos: Youtube 

News: ABC


Photo by: England Cricket

Written and information correct on 19th June 2022 at 10pm GMT

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