Morning Sports Update

RUGBY

Ireland lead Scotland 19-3 in the Rugby World Cup opener.

James Ryan touched down inside the first six minutes – followed by captain Rory Best after 12 minutes.

And Tadhg Furlong got the third.

Craig Laidlaw got a penaty back for Scotland after 20 minutes.

Conor Murray has taken over kicking duty from Johnny Sexton, and has hit a conversion – but missed a penalty on the stroke of half-time.

They’re just one try away from a bonus-point, but hold a commanding position in Yokohama.

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Italy have jumped ahead of the All Blacks to top Pool B.

Conor O’Shea’s side got a bonus point win over Namibia this morning.

It ended 47-22.

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While, later Eddie Jones’ England get their World Cup underway in Pool C.

They take on Tonga at 11.15am.

George Ford is at out-half and captain Owen Farrell will be at inside-centre.

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SOCCER

Manchester United will be looking to get back into the top-four of the Premier League later.

They travel to London to take on West Ham.

While, winless Wolves go to Crystal Palace.

Both those games get underway at 2pm.

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While at 4.30pm, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will look to regain their five-point lead at the top of the table.

However, standing in their way is Frank Lampard’s Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Both teams lost in mid-week in the Champions League.

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At the same time, Arsenal welcome Aston Villa.

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In the SSE Airtricity First Division, there were wins last night for Longford Town, Bray Wanderers and Cabinteely.

League champions Shelbourne were in free-scoring form, finishing their season with a 7-0 at home against Limerick.

Meanwhile, Galway United and Athlone Town ended in a 2-2 draw.

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GOLF

Padraig Harrington has hit a bogey in the first three holes of his final round at the BMW PGA Championship.

He’s one-over after nine for the day and five-over for the tournament.

Open Champion Shane Lowry will get underway from four-under and tees off just after 11am.

While an hour later, Rory McIlroy plays off from six-under.

Danny Willett and Irish Open champion Jon Rahm lead on 15-under.