Wales’ lock Alun Wyn Jones (left) and Ireland’s James Ryan go up during the line-out during their Six Nations match in Dublin on Saturday. Agence France-Presse
Wales are steeling themselves to counter the threat of Australia’s stand-out loose-ball poachers Michael Hooper and David Pocock, forwards coach Robin McBryde said on Thursday.
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones is on course to equal the world record for international rugby union appearances in Saturday’s Six Nations match at home to Scotland.
Diminutive scrum-half Faf de Klerk defied the odds and made his presence felt on the pitch with a stellar performance to guide South Africa to the rugby World Cup final with victory over Wales on Sunday.
Football has ground to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the immediate concern is the simple survival of many clubs because of the financial impact, but there is hope that the global game could ultimately emerge better from this crisis.
World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan says he is open to England fielding two teams on the same day at separate venues if the coronavirus outbreak leads to a compressed home international season.
General Nasser Abdul Razaq Al Razooqi, President of the UAE and Asian Karate Federations and Vice-President of the World Karate Federation, has commended the UAE’s efforts to protect the community, noting that the country is always leading in all areas.
A lot is said about Virat Kohli’s on-field aggression crossing the line at times, but the Indian captain on Thursday asserted that he does not feel the need to behave differently as he is the captain and he can never play without having that fire in his belly.