Against the head: Ireland captain Rory Best gets a good stretch done in South Africa. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO
Ireland are unlikely to appeal CJ Stander‘s one-match ban that will rule him out of the second Test against South Africa on Saturday.Nigel Carolan has made 13 changes to his Ireland U20 team as they bid to make it three World Cup wins from three against Georgia tomorrow.Ireland midfielder Harry Arter may not be at the Euros but he has had a good day after signing a new three-year deal with Bournemouth.Donegal full-back Neil McGee looks set to miss the rest of the Ulster Championship after he saw red against Fermanagh last weekend. He is expected to be reported for a category-three offence but will likely be banned for two games due to a sending off in the league.A former Dundee United footballer has apologised for making comments in a Scottish newspaper which claimed that Limerick was a place “full of gypsy horses”.Cork City have confirmed that they will host English Championship side Fulham in a friendly at Turner’s Cross in July.AwayEverton have named Ronald Koeman as their new manager, ending weeks of speculation around the Dutchman’s future.A Spanish court has ruled that blood bags which are seen as key evidence in one of Spain’s worst doping scandals should be handed over to authorities for investigation.Seventeen-year-old Huddersfield Giants Academy player Ronan Costello has passed away after he was injured in an U19 rugby league match last weekend.LeBron James and Kyrie Irving both scored 41 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers kept their NBA Finals hopes alive with a 112-97 win against Golden State. The Warriors lead the best-of-seven series 3-2.Euro 2016
Hungary’s Adam Szalai celebrates with fans after scoring his side’s first goal. Source: Petr David Josek
Hungary have pulled off the first major shock of Euro 2016 with a 2-0 defeat of 10-man Austria in Bordeaux.Russia have been handed a suspended ban from organisers of the Euro 2016 tournament in response to fan violence at the weekend.French authorities will implement a two-day ban on alcohol and ensure there is increased security for England’s clash with Wales on Thursday.
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Jesus Corona, with feet Michael Flatley would have been proud of, produced a moment of individual brilliance to earn Mexico a vital draw against Venezuela in the Copa America. Jose Velazquez’s opener for Venezuela wasn’t too shabby either.
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Joe Schmidt’s attention to detail is renowned but when Andrew Trimble revealed the Kiwi coach had mentioned a possible forwards role for him during the week leading up to Ireland’s first Test against South Africa, his foresight went to a whole new level.
The Fixture ListThe second round of group games get under way at the European Championships. Russia and Slovakia are both looking for their first win in Group B when they clash at 2pm. And that will be followed by two Group A games — Romania v Switzerland (5pm) and France v Albania (8pm).Ireland’s U20 rugby team will look to make it three wins from three when they take on Georgia in Manchester at 5.30pm. It is one of six fixtures tomorrow in the tournament alongside Argentina v Japan, Scotland v Italy (both 3.15pm), New Zealand v Wales (5.30pm), England v Australia and South Africa v France (both 7.45pm).In GAA, Westmeath’s giant-killing U21 hurlers will look to add Dublin’s scalp to the Kilkenny one they claimed towards the end of last month when those sides square off at Parnell Park from 7.30pm.Showbiz, Baby!