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Dublin: 12°C Thursday 29 October 2020

We'll Leave It There So: Tough draw for City, Rugby World Cup bid hit and all today's sport

We’ll also have news on another injury set-back for Leinster.

Rhys Ruddock down injured Rhys Ruddock has been ruled out for Leinster. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO


screenshot.1418670938.10268 The Champions League draw in full. Source: Champions League/Twitter


On the record

Andy Lee celebrates winning Andy Lee is still basking in the glow of his world championship win. Source: Raymond Spencer/INPHO

If I didn’t stop the fight there, if he had managed to hold and or get through that, I would have punched myself out. It seemed like forever [before the ref stopped the fight].

Ireland’s new world champion Andy Lee on just how relieved he was when Kenny Bayliss stopped his opponent during their world title bout on Saturday.

The best thing we shared

It’s an advert, yes, but Eurosport‘s promo for their sports coverage in 2015 is pretty slick:

Source: Mongénéral/Vimeo

Where we were today

Murray Kinsella was making his way home from France but still had time to check out what the papers were saying about Clermont’s defeat of Munster in a totally original feature.

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Elsewhere, Will Slattery was listening to Guy Easterby defend Leinster’s style of play at their weekly press conference while Fintan O’Toole was at the launch of the Leinster GAA O’Byrne, Walsh & Kehoe Cup competitions but they didn’t make him stand on the roof like these players.

Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

The fixture list

  • Week 15 of the NFL wraps up in early hours of Tuesday morning as the hapless Bears host the equally awful Saints.

Showbiz, baby!

An Irish reporter got on the wrong side of Louis van Gaal yesterday:

Source: Hyjoee/YouTube

“If two lads boxing the heads off one another isn’t a sport, I don’t know what is.”

Manchester City paired with Barcelona again as Arsenal and Chelsea to face French clubs

Ais Daly’s debut victory and the talking points from the UFC double-header

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