RUGBY WORLD CUP: In their last pool games, England were ‘stodgy’ when knocking out Scotland 16-12 but Ireland and Wales were great in beating Italy 36-6 and Fiji 66-0 respectively, the latter sweet revenge for a 38-34 elimination defeat in 2007.
Quarter-final line-up: on Saturday it’s
FOOTBALL – There were Champions League draws for Chelsea and Manchester United and victory for Arsenal and Europa League wins for Spurs, Fulham,
In the Premiership last weekend,
Elsewhere, Southampton (Championship), Charlton (L1) and Southend (L2) lead their respective Divisions; Rangers’ are nine points clear in the SPL and how about
Soccer Extra – Disgraced Carlos Tevez, suspended and fined £500,000 for refusing to play as a ‘sub’, should be banned from football for a year, at least! When I played, I couldn’t bear sitting on the sidelines…
Managers Sean O’Driscoll (Bournemouth), Keith Millen (Bristol City) and Steve McClaren (112 days in charge of Nottingham Forest) have all gone and Mick McCarthy (Wolves), Steve Kean (Blackburn), Owen Coyle (Bolton) and Neil Lennon (Celtic) are sweating! …
Fixtures: Euro 2012 qualifiers – Tomorrow:
SPORTS EXTRA – Dani Pedrosa won the Japanese MotoGP, ahead of Jorge Lorenzo with championship leader (by 40 points) Casey Stoner third… Andy Murray claimed his 19th tennis title with victory in
The Dunhill Links tournament was an all-Irish affair with Michael Hoey first, Rory McIlroy second and Graeme McDowell joint third…
Liam Stewart, Rod’s son, can play ice hockey for
DID YOU KNOW?
Peter Crouch has become the sixth player to score for six Premiership clubs, following Andy Cole, Nicky Barmby, Les Ferdinand, Craig Bellamy and Marcus Bent. And Aston Villa have registered most Premiership draws so far – 228.
Lionel Messi who netted twice in
A fit Messi can score 500 goals before he’s 30 and 1,000 before he retires. Why not? Next week I’ll list the players who’ve hit 1,000 career goals. How many do you know?