Evening Sports Update

RUGBY

Jonathan Sexton says he’s preparing for life after rugby.

The Ireland captain says he’s close to agreeing a new deal at Leinster, believed to be for one year.

He’s set to return to the Ireland side for Saturday’s Six Nations trip to Italy.

But he concedes that the 2023 World Cup may be beyond him.

The 35-year old says when he hangs up his boots, he won’t be moving into coaching or punditry

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Leinster winger Adam Byrne is set for a further lengthy spell on the sidelines.

He required surgery on a quad tear, having only recently stepped-up his recovery from a hamstring injury.

While Tommy O’Brien sustained a hamstring injury en route back from an ankle problem.

But Jimmy O’Brien could be in contention for the Pro 14 visit of Glasgow having recovered from a hamstring injury.

SOCCER

Chelsea are in Bucharest for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

Thomas Tuchel’s side take on Atletico Madrid from 8.

At the same time, Lazio play host to holders Bayern Munich.

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There’s one game in the Premier League from 6, with Leeds entertaining Southampton.

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St. Pat’s continue to build for the new season.

Young West Ham midfielder Alfie Lewis joins on loan until the end of June.

While Stephen O’Donnell has also snapped up former Dundalk defender Paddy Barrett.

Controversial boxing promoters MTK Global have confirmed a move into the world of football agency.

The operation will be led by 36-year old agent Danny Vincent.

GOLF

A limited number of fans will return for golf’s PGA Championship in South Carolina.

10-thousand supporters will be allowed into the event at Kiawah Island in May.

It’s the second time the tournament has been played at the venue, with Rory McIlroy winning in 2012.

SNOOKER

Neil Robertson is through to the quarter-finals of the Players’ Championship.

The Aussie beat Lu Ning by 6-frames to 1.

While Jack Lisowski beat Martin Gould 6-3.

Lisowski will play the winner of tonight’s clash of Ronnie O’Sullivan and Ding Junhui in the last-8.