Gareth Southgate defiant on his selection of defenders despite more Harry Maguire woes for England | Football News

Gareth Southgate remained defiant in his backing of Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire but said he would consider dropping experienced players if the situation became “untenable”. England came from behind to lead Germany 3-2 in the second half of their final game before the World Cup, before eventually drawing 3-3 as Shaw, Mason Mount and … Read more

URC: ‘Leinster attack comparable to world’s best’ – Ulster head coach McFarland

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland with Leinster counterpart Leo Cullen Venue: Kingspan Stadium, Belfast Date: Friday, 30 September Kick-off: 19:35 BST Coverage: Watch on BBC Two Northern Ireland and BBC iPlayer; report and reaction on BBC Sport website Ulster head coach Dan McFarland says Leinster’s attacking prowess is comparable to any other team in the … Read more

Nations League: Ian Baraclough says NI must ‘take care of business’ to avoid relegation risk

Baraclough took charge of Northern Ireland in the summer of 2020 Venue: Georgios Kamaras Stadium, Athens Date: Tuesday, 27 September Kick-off: 19:45 BST Coverage: Listen on BBC Radio Ulster, live text commentary and report on the BBC Sport website, highlights on BBC One Northern Ireland on Tuesday at 23:10 BST Northern Ireland manager Ian Baraclough … Read more

England 3-3 Germany: player ratings from the Nations League game | Nations League

England (3-4-2-1) Nick Pope An accident waiting to happen with the ball and at fault for Germany’s equalizer. Unconvincing as Jordan Pickford’s deputy. 3 John Stones Replaced Kyle Walker after returning from suspension and looked assured before succumbing to injury. Calm interceptions and decent passing. 6 Eric Dyer Solid during the first half, but was … Read more

Several All Blacks feature : PlanetRugby

With the dust having settled on the Rugby Championship, we have gone through the action to pick the best players from the tournament. The All Blacks claimed the title after an emphatic 40-14 win over Australia that set the Springboks a difficult challenge of beating Argentina by more than 39 points to challenge for the … Read more

England captain Heather Knight says India ‘lying’ over claims of warnings before controversial ‘Mankad’ run-out | UK News

England cricket captain Heather Knight has accused India of “lying” over claims Charlie Dean was warned repeatedly before her controversial ‘Mankad’ dismissal at the weekend. Dean was run out at the non-striker’s end by bowler Deepti Sharma as she entered her delivery stride, as England attempted to close in on an unlikely victory in the … Read more

Scotland’s preparations for key Ukraine match hit after virus disrupts team | Scotland

Scotland’s disrupted preparations for their crucial Nations League meeting with Ukraine on Tuesday have been further hindered by the emergence of a virus within Steve Clarke’s squad. Scotland need a draw in Krakow to secure promotion to Group A but any such outcome must be achieved the hard way. Andy Robertson’s injury means he has … Read more