World Player of the Year Johnny Sexton scored two tries as 14-man Ireland secured a 47-5 bonus-point win over Samoa to reach the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday.
Ireland are determined that Jordi Murphy will be given the “best chance” to overcome a rib injury and remain at the Rugby World Cup. The unfortunate Ulster back-row forward lasted just 26 minutes
England coach Eddie Jones believes off-field problems will be part and parcel of his side’s Rugby World Cup campaign after his surprise move in leaving out centre Ben Te’o from his squad for Japan.
Australia scored a stunning 47-26 upset over a shell-shocked New Zealand side reduced to 14 men in a pulsating Rugby Championship clash Saturday for a major confidence boost ahead of the World Cup.
Steve Hansen will not be wrapping his players in cotton wool ahead of the Rugby World Cup with the All Blacks coach confirming he will give his core group a run against Tonga in their final match ahead of the global showpiece.
Japan thrashed Tonga 41-7 on Saturday before a sell-out crowd, a confidence-boosting straight second win for the Brave Blossoms as they build up to the World Cup on home soil.
England’s football team have progressed to being seen as a threat at major football championships which was not the case prior to the 2018 World Cup their manager Gareth Southgate told the BBC.
Alyssa Healy smashed a quick-fire 75 and Beth Mooney an unbeaten 78 as the defending champions plundered an ominous 184 for four — the highest score ever in a women’s T20 final.
China is in the throes of a multibillion-dollar splurge on new football stadiums, ramping up ambitions to be a superpower in the sport and host a World Cup as early as 2030.