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Sport in brief with Jamie J: May 19, 2022

NETBALL: With Manchester, Loughborough and London Pulse already guaranteed qualification for the end of season play-offs, Team Bath, the most successful team in Netball Superleague history, take on the Wasps Friday evening needing a win to keep their top four hopes alive.  The match will be streamed live by Sky Sports.

Fifth-placed Saracens Mavericks travel to the Leeds Rhinos on Saturday.

WOMEN’S FOOTBALL: Cliftonville maintained their 100 per cent record with an 8-0 thumping of Mid Ulster Ladies to move two points clear at the top of the Women’s Irish Premiership after Glentoran, the current holders of all four domestic trophies, drew 1-1 at third-placed Sion Swifts.

Linfield came from behind to win 3-1 in Derry and The Crusaders Strikers overcame Lisburn Ladies 5-2.

MEN’S FOOTBALL: Inverness Caledonian Thistle host St Johnstone in Friday night’s first leg of the Scottish Premiership play-off final.

St Johnstone head into the tie on the back of a heavy 4-0 loss at Hibernian on the last day of the regular season, while Inverness needed extra time and penalties to beat Arbroath in their play-off semi final.

The second leg kicks off at 7.30pm on Monday.

MEN’S RUGBY UNION: The race for United Rugby Championship play-off places draws to a close this evening, with the Ospreys needing a big win against The Bulls to have any chance of qualifying.

Elsewhere tonight, Benetton face Cardiff and Ulster host The Sharks. Champions-elect Leinster meet second-placed Munster tomorrow while The Dragons take on The Lions, Connacht play bottom of the table Zebre, Glasgow are at Edinburgh and The Stormers travel to The Scarlets.

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