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Elsewhere, another big night ahead for Katie Taylor and Gavan Hennigan completes incredible solo row across the Atlantic.

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  • According to reports in France, Manchester United are closing in on the signing of Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid.
  • Jose Mourinho, irritated by his side’s scoreless draw with Hull last night, has taken another dig at his Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp.

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Budweiser‘s commercial spot for this year’s Super Bowl is all about immigration and dramatises the personal journey of co-founder Adolphus Busch who was born in Germany but who travelled to America in the mid-19th century.

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Joe Schmidt Source: Dan Sheridan; ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Murray Kinsella and Ryan Bailey were present for the Irish rugby team announcement and to get the thoughts of Joe Schmidt.

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I think you could tell immediately that he had something different from the rest of his peers. He just had a rugby intellect as to what lines to run, he had nice hands. I remember him standing out. I think when you’re focussed on playing one of the Six Nations teams, you can only pay so much attention to the U20 opposition, but I do remember vividly thinking that this guy has got something special.”

Brian O’Driscoll talks to Murray Kinsella about the first time he saw a young Garry Ringrose in action.

The Fixture List

Rugby takes centre stage as we kick off a massive weekend. Here’s what to look out for.

Women’s Six Nations:

Scotland v Ireland, 6.35pm

U20 Six Nations:

Italy v Wales, 6pm 

Scotland v Ireland, 8.30pm 

Pro12:

Edinburgh v Munster, 7.35pm

Schools Rugby:

Gonzaga v Castleknock, 3pm 

Roscrea v Monkstown, 3pm 

Golf:

Dubai Desert Classic (Graeme McDowell and Paul Dunne in action)

Phoenix Open (Shane Lowry and Padraig Harrington in action) 

Henderson, Jackson and O’Brien start as Joe Schmidt names team for Scotland

Gavan Hennigan completes 5000km solo row across the Atlantic Ocean

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