RUGBY

There’s a blow for Ireland in the fall-out of the World Cup as Jack Conan will miss the Six Nations.

The Leinster number 8 has undergone surgery for an issue with his foot which he got in the run-up to Ireland’s pool game against Japan.

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Wales head coach Warren Gatland says he will call up a back to replace flanker Josh Navidi who has been ruled out for the rest of the campaign.

Meanwhile, the All Blacks will be without Matt Todd for this weekend’s semi-finals.

France’s Sebastian Vahaaamahina has called time on his international career.

He was sent off in yesterday’s World Cup semi-final against Wales for an elbow on Aaron Wainwright.
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SOCCER

Sheffield United welcome another of the Premier League’s big boys to Bramall Lane this evening as they host Arsenal tonight.

The Yorkshire club have won only once at home since their return to the top flight.

Alexandre Lacazette will be given a late fitness test for the Gunners, while for the Blades the Republic of Ireland’s David McGoldrick is a doubt.

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder says they can go head-to-head with anyone on their own patch

Meanwhile, Arsenal boss Unai Emery says Mesut Ozil is ready to deliver for the Gunners.

The German midfielder has featured just twice this season, but Emery says his attitude has improved

A Manchester United fan was ejected from Old Trafford during Sunday’s Premier League match against Liverpool over alleged racial abuse.

The club say they’re investigating the incident as a priority and the police have also been informed.

Liverpool have released a statement saying they “welcome the swiftness” with which United launched the investigation.

Former footballers are three-and-a-half times more likely to die from dementia than the general population, according to new research.

Doctors at Glasgow University were commissioned by the FA, and Professional Footballers’ Association, to investigate fears heading a ball could lead to brain injuries.

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CRICKET

Ireland’s cricketers have beaten Oman by 35 runs in their latest qualifier for the T20 World Cup.

Gareth Delany scored 89 runs not out to steer the team to a score of 183 for 3, which Oman failed to better.

The win takes Ireland to second in the table as they bounced back from a shock defeat to the United Arab Emirates at the weekend.



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