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A super Saturday of sport from all over the world. We try to cover as much of it as we can here at bytheminute.co and for those bits that we miss, then we have "The Sitter" because nobody should miss one of those. I'm Stephen Clark and here are the events of Saturday 18th June

The day kicked off on the far side of the planet with the first of the days Rugby Union Internationals. New Zealand were looking to clinch the series against Wales in Wellington. @Baggy_Bage covered that one for us. Read his report here http://www.bytheminute.co/events/2236-rugby-union-new-zealand-wales-having-pushed-the-all-blacks-close-last-weekend-can-wales-win-the-second-test-live-18-jun-2016

MOTOR RACING The Le Mans 24 Hour race got underway. Unfortunately nobody volunteered to cover that Minute by Minute. Warm Ups in the morning saw Andre Lotterer in an Audi go fastest in a session disrupted twice by crashes. Conditions a little slippy for the most prestigious endurance race in the world.

SUPERBIKES The World Superbikes Championship headed to Italy. The series has been dominated by British riders so far this year and Yorkshireman Tom Sykes took the Superpole in the morning session in Misano.

MOTOR RACING It's Grand Prix weekend and there is a new circuit on the tour as the streets of Baku host the Grand Prix of Europe. Why it's not the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, only Bernie Ecclestone will know. The secondary GP2 series was first on the track and an incident packed race was won by Antonio Giovinazzi of Italy to move to third in the Championship

F1 The street circuit in Baku saw an eventful 3rd practice for Sunday's Grand Prix. Louise Lavery covered that one for us and you can read all about here. http://www.bytheminute.co/events/2237-f1-european-gp-fp3-follow-every-turn-of-the-final-practice-session-for-the-european-gp-with-our-live-story-live-18-jun-2016

RUGBY UNION The 1st Test was epic. The 2nd Test was monumental, Australia v England with the series on the line. Rob Sutton's MBM is here. http://www.bytheminute.co/events/2239-rugby-union-australia-england-can-england-win-their-2nd-test-match-of-the-summer-against-the-aussies-follow-the-match-with-our-live-story-live-18-jun-2016

AFL Geelong breezed past the Western Bulldogs in this morning/evening's (depending on where in the world you are) Aussie Rules action. The Cats took the cream with a 100-43 victory to go top of the ladder.

RUGBY UNION Scotland joined the Summer Rugby party with a Test Match against the World Cup surprise packets Japan. Our man covering that was mackayac and his story can be read here http://www.bytheminute.co/events/2238-rugby-union-japan-scotland-follow-the-opening-test-match-of-the-summer-for-the-scots-as-they-head-to-japan-live-18-jun-2016

HOCKEY After the men finished fourth, it was time for Great Britain's women to start their Champions Trophy campaign in London with a match against Argentina. Two goals from Helen Richardson-Walsh helped the hosts to an encouraging 2-2 draw. In the day's other games the USA and Australia also drew 2-2 and The Netherlands hammered New Zealand 6-2