This Week in Sport: 3rd October − 9th October 2022

Stu Townsend making a break for Exeter Chiefs The first full week of sport in October is set to be an exciting one for sports fans.

The week starts with the San Francisco 49ers playing the Los Angeles Rams at the Levi’s Stadium. South Africa and India play their final T20 of the series the following day before the start of a ODI series. Wednesday is set for thrilling Champions League action as Chelesea face AC Milan at Stamford Bridge.

Later in the week, The Denver Broncos play the Indianapolis Colts for the start of week five of the NFL season. Then, under the lights of Ashton Gate, Bristol Bears play host to Exeter Chiefs in a South West England Premiership Rugby Derby. 

The weekend sees Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn enter the ring and the Formula 1 world travels to Singapore to round out a hugely exciting week of sport.


NFL: San Francisco 49ers v Los Angeles Rams

Monday 3rd October 0:15 AM (4th) GMT/5:15PM Local Time

Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara 

The Los Angeles Rams travel to the San Francisco 49ers in a rematch of last season's NFC Championship game. The 49ers come off a defeat to the Denver Broncos and will be hoping to get back to winning ways at their home ground. 

Official Website: NFL

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Fantasy: NFL Fantasy


Cricket: India v South Africa

Tuesday 4th October 1:30PM GMT/7:00PM Local Time

Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore 

The final match of the three match T20I series takes place at the Holkar Cricket Stadium and with India winning the first two matches, South Africa will be hoping to take some positives from the series in the lead up to the T20 World Cup.

Match Centre: ESPN Cricinfo

Statistics: ESPN Cricinfo

Videos: ICC Cricket


UEFA Champions League: Chelsea v AC Milan

Wednesday 5th October 7:00PM GMT/8:00PM Local Time

Stamford Bridge, London 

The two teams have only ever met twice before in Champions League football and the games have resulted in draws on both occasions. With Chelsea being under new management, they will be hoping to change history and take an important win. 

Official Website: UEFA

Statistics: Sky Sports

News: Sports Illustrated


NFL: Denver Broncos v Indianapolis Colts

Thursday 6th October 0:15AM (7th) GMT/6:15PM Local Time

Empower Field at Mile High, Denver 

The Indianapolis Colts have had a tough start to this season and will be hoping that a win against the Denver Broncos will be a chance to get their season back on track. 

Official Website: NFL

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Statistics: ESPN


Premiership Rugby: Bristol Bears v Exeter Chiefs

Friday 7th October 6:45PM GMT/7:45PM Local Time

Ashton Gate, Bristol 

The two sides met in the previous week in the Premiership Rugby Cup and Exeter Chiefs came away victorious. Although the lineups will be very different, Exeter Chiefs will be hoping to replicate the win.

Official Website: Premiership Rugby

Videos: YouTube

Statistics: Premiership Rugby


Boxing: Chris Eubank Jr v Conor Benn

Saturday 8th October 9:00PM GMT/10:00PM Local Time

O2 Arena, London 


Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn enter the ring at the O2 Arena in London in a fight that has no titles on the line, but instead a focus on legacy as they replicate a fight that occurred between their fathers nearly four decades ago. 

News: DAZN

Videos: Matchroom Boxing

News: British Boxing News


Formula 1: Japanese Grand Prix 

Sunday 9th October 5:00AM GMT/2:00PM Local Time

Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka 

Following an incident packed race in Singapore, Max Verstappen will be looking to have a much more successful race in an attempt to claim his second World Championship. 

Official Website: F1

News: F1

Videos: YouTube


Photo by: Exeter Chiefs

Written and information correct on 2nd October 2022 at 10pm GMT

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