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Feb 3, 2021 18:02 By brendan
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RUGBY The Women’s Six Nations is to take place in a new format from April of this year. The tournament normally runs alongside the

RUGBY
The Women’s Six Nations is to take place in a new format from April of this year.

The tournament normally runs alongside the men’s edition, but was postponed on account of the pandemic.

Teams have been split into two pools of three, with Ireland away to Wales and at home to France.

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The Under-20 Six Nations will adopt a similar format in June and July.

Peter O’Mahony says Ireland will be without one of their best players this Sunday against Wales.

Caelan Doris was forced to withdraw from the squad yesterday having shown symptoms associated with concussion.

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But O’Mahony says others are itching to take the Leinster back row’s place.

Jonathan Sexton says he’s taken a full part in training ahead of Sunday’s Six Nations opener away to Wales.

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The Ireland captain had been tending to a minor hamstring strain.

Sexton says confidence in the squad is high ahead of the trip to Cardiff.

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SOCCER
Manchester City can re-establish a three point lead at the top of the Premier League this evening.

Pep Guardiola’s side are unbeaten in thirteen games ahead of their meeting with Burnley at Turf Moor.

Kick-off is at 6.

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At the same time, fourth-placed Leicester are away to Fulham.

There’s a 7.30 start to the meeting of Leeds and Everton

Liverpool welcome Brighton to Anfield from 8.15.

And Aston Villa host West Ham.

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Cabinteely have withdrawn their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport relating to the FAI and Wexford.

The Dublin club had taken issue with the eligibility of a Wexford player during four games of last season.

But they’ve dropped their case following constructive talks with FAI CEO Jonathan Hill.

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Bohemians have completed the signing of Scotland under-21 winger Liam Burt.

Meanwhile St. Pat’s have signed teenage goalkeeper Vitezslav Jaros on a season-long loan from Liverpool.

Ethan Boyle has joined Finn Harps from Linfield.

While ex-Derry City and Liverpool midfielder Gerardo Bruna has signed for First Division Shelbourne.
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Tottenham striker Harry Kane admits he's still considering a career in American Football.

The England captain is a huge fan of the NFL and is open to becoming a specialist field-goal kicker.

Speaking ahead of this weekend's Super Bowl, Kane said he'd be able to handle pressure plays.

OLYMPICS
People attending this summer's rearranged Tokyo Olympics will be encouraged to show their support for athletes by clapping and not singing.

Organisers have published several 'playbooks' aimed at delivering the Games safely during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Twice in the last 10 days officials have insisted the event will go ahead and won't be postponed for a second time.

Horse Racing
2 races abandoned due to weather in the UK. Both Exeter and Leicester were deemed waterlogged and unraceable today.

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