Tuesday 22nd August 2017

Event of the day

Our event of the day...

is the second semi-final of the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland where England clash with France at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. This is the eighth edition of the tournament and the first time it has been held in Ireland. The most successful team has been New Zealand with four victories, followed by England with two and the United States with one. The current World Cup holders, England, are in good form winning all three of their group games convincingly. France, however will prove to be a stern test, moving through the group stages unbeaten and knocking out hosts Ireland in the process.

England are excited to welcome Lydia Thompson back in to the team, on the wing, after her recovery from a knee injury. France, on the other hand, have suffered a tough blow with flanker and one of the players of the tournament, Romane Meneger, out of the game due to injury. The winner will face either New Zealand or the United States in the final on Saturday. It is poised to be a great game between two evenly matched sides.

Honourable mentions...

around the globe go to the final of the China Championship Snooker with the Englishman Shaun Murphy up against the Belgian Luca Brecel.

In the T20 Blast it is the first of the quarter-finals with Derbyshire taking on Hampshire at the County Ground in Derby. It is the 2nd day of the Badminton World Championships in Glasgow. It is the 3rd day of the Winston-Salem Open on the ATP tour and the Connecticut Open in New Haven on the WTA tour. There is a flat stage of the Vuelta a España with a distance of 198.2km from Escaldes-Engordany to Tarragona.

Whatever you’re watching, enjoy!

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