New Zealand players perform the Haka before the Rugby Championship Bledisloe Cup Test match in Perth. File/ AFP
England coach Eddie Jones heads into a World Cup semi-final against New Zealand taking inspiration from legendary football manager Alex Ferguson. Saturday’s fixture in Yokohama
The All Blacks and Wallabies were both left dejected after they battled for nearly 90 minutes in a ‘wild’ thriller to relaunch international rugby after the Covid hiatus only to end up with 16-16 draw.
It was a superb display by the underdog Black Caps, who came into the match on the back of three straight defeats by Pakistan, Australia and England and only qualified for the semi-finals on net run-rate, while India topped the 10-team group stage.
Tokyo: Britain’s Charlotte Worthington tried her luck by doing a trick never managed before in a female BMX competition. The trick paid off as Worthington won the inaugural BMX freestyle Olympic title on Sunday by landing
Ecuador ‘s Neisi Patricia Dajomes Barrera scripted history after becoming her country’s first woman to win an Olympic medal when she won gold in the 76 kg weightlifting event at the Tokyo Games on Sunday. Dominating Dajomes Barrera
Jacobs became the first Italian in history to be crowned champion in the blue riband event of the Olympic track and field programme after powering home in a blistering 9.80sec.