South Africa’s coach Rassie Erasmus attends a press conference in Gifu on Tuesday. Associated Press
With the Rugby Championship being seen as little more than a World Cup warmup for the southern hemisphere’s top four nations the abridged tournament could produce a surprise or two amid the tinkering with tactics and selections.
Ireland may go into the Rugby World Cup ranked number one in the world, but Scotland are not short of confidence and scent a possible upset in their opening Pool A match on Sunday.
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.
Indian doubles para-shuttlers Manisha Ramadass and Mandeep Kaur grew in confidence after winning their opening match at the 4th Fazza Dubai Para Badminton International 2022 that began on Monday.
Chasing a target of 107 runs, Pakistan reached home in 18.2 overs for the loss of four wickets. Nida was the highest run-scorer for Pakistan as she remained unbeaten on 36 runs from 27 balls while captain Bismah Maroof scored 28 runs.
The stunning Al Marjan Island will again host the world’s fastest half marathon which will feature some of the best long-distance athletes, running enthusiasts.