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Ex-Ireland international Neil Francis sacked from punditry role after saying Lions fly-half Marcus Smith has ‘Oompa-Loompa tan’

Former Ireland forward Neil Francis has been sacked by Independent.ie following controversial comments he made about Lions and Harlequins fly-half Marcus Smith. The Ireland international Francis was speaking on the Irish publication’s Left Wing podcast when he made the remark about Smith, who is of mixed British and Filipino heritage and was born ...

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Tony Bellew ‘KOd’ Michael B Jordan while shooting CREED, according to Sylvester Stallone, but actor insists he wasn’t out cold

Tony Bellew famously played the role of ‘Pretty’ Ricky Conlan in the first CREED film back in 2015. Britain’s former WBC cruiserweight champion starred alongside Hollywood actor Michael B Jordan – who featured as lead character Adonis Creed. CREED is an extension of the Rocky series, with Sylvester Stallone reprising ...

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Geraint Thomas in ‘freak crash’ during Tokyo 2020 cycling road race as ex-Tour de France winner and London 2012 gold medalist pulls out after teammates’ wheel came off

Geraint Thomas’ hopes of claiming a second Olympic gold medal were ended early in Saturday’s road race, as the Team GB cyclist withdrew after a ‘freak crash’. The Welshman hit the deck hard after his teammate’s front wheel incredibly came off his bike, leaving Thomas ‘with nowhere to go but ...

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South Africa vs British & Irish Lions LIVE commentary: Full coverage of first Test in Cape Town today – kick-off time, confirmed line-ups and latest news

The British & Irish Lions take on world champions South Africa in the first Test of their summer tour today. The Lions won five of their six warm-up games heading into the blockbuster three-Test series against the Springboks. Alun Wyn Jones will lead the Lions out as captainGETTY Warren Gatland’s ...

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