Evening Sports Update


Ireland head coach Andy Farrell says their tactics won’t change for Saturday’s Six Nations showdown with France.

He’s made just one enforced change from the side that beat Italy last week, with Robbie Henshaw replacing the injured Garry Ringrose.

Chris Farrell is promoted to the bench.

A bonus-point win in Paris on Saturday will secure the title for Ireland.


Connacht will be reacquainted with former head coach Pat Lam in the group stage of this season’s Heineken Champions Cup.

They’ve been drawn to play Lam’s Bristol Bears and last season’s runners-up Racing in the pool stage.

Leinster will play Montpellier and Northampton.

Munster face games against Clermont and Harlequins.

While Ulster will go up against Gloucester and Toulouse.

All four provinces face home and away games against each of their opponents, with the first round of matches coming in mid-December.



Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has warned his side against complacency for tomorrow night’s Europa League date with Dundalk.

The Lilywhites travel to North London off back-to-back defeats, including last week’s 2-1 defeat at home to Molde.

But despite the disparity in resources, Arteta says Arsenal must be wary of Dundalk.

Cork City could change hands for as little as a euro after tonight.

The club’s FORAS members will vote on a proposed takeover by Grovemoor, a company run by Preston owner Trevor Hemmings.

The vote comes just days after Cork were consigned to spending next season in the First Division.


Manchester United face Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig in Group H of the Champions League tonight.

That group’s other game sees Istanbul Basaksehir entertain Paris Saint-Germain.

In Group E, Chelsea are away to Krasnodar from 5.55.

While at 8, Sevilla play Rennes.



Dan Martin came home third on today’s eighth stage of the Vuelta Espana.

He was behind stage winner Primoz Roglic, and overall race leader Richard Carapaz.

Martin ends the day third on general classification as well, 28-seconds down on Carapaz.