Friday 19 January 2018

Munster wait for Tuitupou's fate Lee could be thwarted

RUGBY: Munster could be facing a midfield crisis ahead of this Saturday's Heineken Cup clash with Toulon after centre Sam Tuitupou was cited for a "dangerous tackle" by the ERC last night.

The Tongan was yellow-carded for a first-half spear-tackle on London Irish scrum-half Paul Hodgson and a mid-range offence of this kind usually incurs a six-week suspension. The province are already without the suspended Lifeimi Mafi for the Toulon game. Tuitupou will discover his fate tomorrow.

Taylor wins prize again

BOXING: Katie Taylor has scooped the AIBA World Female Boxer of the Year award for the second time. The Bray woman, who claimed her third World lightweight title on the trot in Barbados last month, will be presented with the award in Kazakhstan on November 2.

Lee could be thwarted

GOLF: Lee Westwood is not certain yet to go to world number one later this month -- Martin Kaymer could deny him. Although Westwood will overtake Tiger Woods on October 31 -- assuming, that is, neither plays before then -- Kaymer's decision to enter the Andalucia Valderrama Masters in Spain that same week now gives him the chance to leapfrog both.

BOXING: Northern Ireland's boxers are in line to claim an unprecedented five gold medals at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. European light-flyweight champion Paddy Barnes, Tommy McCarthy, Patrick Gallagher, Eamon O'Kane and Steven Ward all won yesterday to clinch places in tomorrow's finals.

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