Evening Sports Update

RUGBY

Munster will be away to Racing on Sunday January 14th in their next Champions Cup pool 4 outing.

That game will have a 3.15 start.


The dates and times for the final two rounds of pool games have been revealed.

Ulster will have a 1pm start at home to La Rochelle on Saturday January 13th.

Leinster welcome Glasgow to the RDS on the Sunday, with a 1pm kick off.

A week later, Leinster will be away to Montpellier in their final pool 3 game with a 1pm start.

Munster will also have a 1pm start the following day – January 21st – as they face Castres at Thomond Park.

While Ulster’s Pool 1 campaign draws to a close away to Wasps that Sunday with a 3.15 kick off.

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The head of the French Rugby Federation, Bernard Laporte says he will make a decision on the future of head coach Guy Noves by December 27th.

Noves has been in charge for the past two years, but 2017 saw France finish third in the Six Nations while also failing to register a win in their autumn series or summer tour.

SOCCER

There’s an opening for Ireland’s Kevin Long in the Burnley starting eleven over the festive period.

His defensive counterpart James Tarkowski’s been banned for three matches.

Tarkowski’s accepted a charge of violent conduct after an incident with Brighton’s Glenn Murray on Saturday.

It wasn’t spotted by the referee at the time.

Manchester United and Manchester City are to avoid further punishment due to the incidents that followed the recent derby at Old Trafford.

City coach Mikel Arteta was allegedly wounded by an airborn bottle, with up to 15 players and staff from either side involved in scuffles in a corridor after City’s 2-1 win.

But after submissions from both clubs, the F-A have opted against any further disciplinary action.

BOXING

Carl Frampton will return to fight in Belfast in the spring.

The former two-weight world champion will take on Nonito Donaire of the Philippines on April 7th.

Donaire is a former four-weight world champion.

Frampton’s last outing saw him beat Horacio Garcia on points at the SSE Arena last month.

HORSE RACING

Noel Meade has confirmed that ‘Disko’ will not be running in the King George at Kempton.

The six year old had been a 9 to 1 chance for the big St. Stephen’s Day race .

Meade says Disko will instead go in the Christmas Chase at Leopardstown two-days later.

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