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World Cup rugby union Highlights

RTE2, 6.30pm Tom McGurk is joined by Brent Pope (below) and Joe Schmidt as they look over the day's highlights, including South Africa v Samoa, and Georgia v Romania.

Hopes remain high that the Irish side can make it at least to the semi-finals. After that the unthinkable is always possible.

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The Late Late Show

RTE1, 9.35pm

Tubs certainly has it all to play for in the ratings battle this time out. He got off to a stumbling start, complicated by the fact that his radio programme is also in a battle to be a real hit with listeners.

However, hopefully he'll land some high-profile guests over the next couple of weeks.

Murder mystery

DCI Banks

UTV, 9pm A quadriplegic with horrific injuries has her throat slit. It's indeed a macabre plotline, but it does mean that Annie finally gets to lead her own murder investigation.

Meanwhile, Alan is tied up with a case involving the rape and killing of a teenage girl.


Entrepreneur Of The Year

RTE1, 7.30pm

It's a timely programme for the difficult times we're living in, but the search is on for some proven money makers with big ideas.

This year's nominees come from a diverse range of backgrounds and a number of Irish business people from both at home and abroad are in the frame.