Morning Sports Update

RUGBY

Munster capped off an exceptional month for the Provinces in Europe, by beating the Leicester Tigers 25-16 at Welford Road yesterday.

The win came thanks to a C-J Stander try, 20 points kicked by Ian Keatley and a man of the match performance from captain Peter O’Mahony.


The result keeps Munster on track for a home quarter final.

They remain top of Pool 4, four points clear of Racing 92.

Munster are the first team to beat the English kingpins in both of the Champions Cup back to back fixtures.

O’Mahony says it is a very special victory


SOCCER

Liverpool are back in the Top 4 of the Premier League.

Philippe Coutinho, Dejan Lovren, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino all hit the back of the net as they recorded a 4-nil victory over Bournemouth.

Manager Jurgen Klopp was particularly pleased with how they managed the game


RACING

Trainer Willie Mullins has revealed the disappointing news that top chaser ‘Douvan’ is out for the rest of the season with a leg injury.

The six time Grade One winning seven-year-old has been beaten just once in 10 starts over fences.

Douvan had been one of the favourites to win the Queen Mother Champion Chase, but will miss the 2018 Cheltenham Festival.


CRICKET

Australia have regained the Ashes.

The home side have beaten England in the third test in Perth, to wrap up the series with two matches to spare.

England have only won the Ashes once down under in 30 years.

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