RUGBY

The Irish Rugby team have been training at the Aviva Stadium as the countdown continues to tomorrow’s eagerly awaited Six Nations opener against England.

Rory Best led the traditional eve of game Captain’s Run at the match venue.

Munster centre Chris Farrell and the Connacht pair of Ultan Dillane and Jack Carty were among those in attendance along with the match day 23.

Wales kick off their final Six Nations campaign under Warren Gatland against France in Paris tonight.

The two time Lions boss will leave the Welsh after this year’s World Cup.

The Ireland Under 20s play their English counterparts in Cork this evening.

The Irish Women’s team tackle the same opponents in Donnybrook.

SOCCER

Burnley look set to recall Robbie Brady for tomorrow’s Premier League match against Southampton at Turf Moor.

The Republic of Ireland international has shaken off the groin injury he suffered during last week’s F-A Cup defeat to Manchester City.

Harry Arter will sit out Cardiff City’s game against Bournemouth in Wales.

The Irish striker is unable to play against his parent club.

Sunderland have confirmed the signing of Northern Ireland international Will Grigg on a three and a half year deal.

After seven failed bids, Wigan Athletic finally accepted an offer of around 4 million pounds for the 27 year old striker.

The deal was finalised late on transfer deadline day and only gained F-A approval this morning.

GOLF

Paul Dunne has dropped to three under par as he heads for the turn on day 2 at the Saudi International in Saudi Arabia.

The Wicklow man carded two early birdies, but a bogie on his seventh leaves him eight shots behind the leader Dustin Johnson.

The 2016 U-S Open champion shot an eagle and seven birdies to record an impressive round of 61 this morning, the lowest of his career.



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