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Lunchtime Sports Update

Apr 9, 2021 13:04 By radiokerrysport
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GOLF

England's Justin Rose takes a four-shot lead into day two at The Masters.

The two-time runner-up is seven-under-par after carding an opening round 65 in Augusta last night.

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Reigning Open champion Shane Lowry is due out on course at twenty-five-to-three from one-under-par.

Rory McIlroy's among the evening starters, he'll be back out from four-over while defending champion Dustin Johnson is two-over.

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RUGBY

Leinster head-coach Leo Cullen has brought Scott Fardy into his pack for tomorrow's Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final at Exeter.

The experienced Australian partners Devin Toner in the second-row with Ryan Baird having to settle for a place on the bench.

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Johnny Sexton skippers the PRO14 champions from out-half while Rory O'Loughlin partners Robbie Henshaw in midfield.

Exeter captain Joe Simmonds has shaken off a knock to start in the number 10 shirt.

Props Ben Moon and Tomas Francis replace Alec Hepburn and Harry Williams in their front-row for the Sandy Park encounter.

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Ulster are without their captain Iain Henderson for their Challenge Cup quarter-final away to Northampton.

The Ireland lock remains sidelined with a shoulder injury sustained against England last month.

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Head-coach Dan McFarland has stuck with the same starting 15 from last week's victory against Harlequins for the trip to Franklin's Gardens.

SOCCER

Fulham have the chance to move out of the Premier League relegation zone when they host Wolves tonight.

A win at Craven Cottage would take them above Newcastle on goal difference - although they will have played two games more than Steve Bruce's side.

Fulham boss Scott Parker

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo

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Watford continue their push for automatic promotion from the Championship tonight when they entertain Reading.

Victory at Vicarage Road would move the hosts 12-points clear of third-placed Brentford.

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Dundalk and Bohemians are both seeking their first wins of the season when they meet in the S-S-E Airtricity League Premier Division this evening.

Patrick McEleney is in line to return for the hosts in the quarter-to-eight kick-off at Oriel Park having recovered from a hamstring injury.

Basement side Derry City to St Pat's for a quarter-to-six kick-off at Richmond Park.

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Aston Villa will have to make do without their captain Jack Grealish for at least another two weeks.

The influential midfielder, who's been out of action since February, has suffered a set-back in his recovery from injury.

RACING

The Marsh Melling Chase is the feature of day two of the Grand National Meeting at Aintree.

Former Champion chaser Politilogue will be aiming to repeat his win in the race in 2018.

The Joseph O'Brien-trained Fakir D'Oudairies is expected to go off as the favourite this afternoon.

Racing gets underway on Merseyside at a quarter-to-two.

ROWING

Gary O'Donovan has qualified for Sunday's lightweight men's single sculls final at the European Rowing Championships.

The 2016 Olympic silver medalist was second in his heat in Italy this morning.

Lydia Heaphy won her lightweight women's single scull heat while Monika Dukarska and Aileen Crowley also advanced in the women's pairs.

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