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Kfm Lunchtime Sport Up-Date: Tadhg Furlong & The Champions League.

: 02/21/2018 - 13:18

Joe Schmidt is facing a big decision over Tadhg Furlong.

It looks like the influential prop is loosing his race to be fit for Saturday's Six Nations clash with Wales at the Aviva Stadium.

Furlong hasn't trained fully since injuring his hamstring just minutes into the Ireland's win over Italy.

The Irish coach is due to name his team tomorrow, but may have to give Furlong more time to prove his fitness.

Scotland have named an unchanged team for Saturday's Six Nations match against England at Murrayfield.

Head coach Gregor Townsend has kept faith with the same 15 that started their win over France.

Mathieu Bastareaud is back in the France team for Friday's match against Italy in Marseille.

Jacques Brunel has made 11 changes to his match-day 23, after suspending a group a players for going out drinking after their defeat in Edinburgh. 


Jacob Stockdale has signed a new contract with Ulster.

The Northern Province have secured the services of the 21 year old winger until the summer of 2020.

Stockdale made his Test debut against the U-S-A in June and has scored six tries in six appearances for Ireland.

He has also touched down 17 times in 37 games for his Province.



Manchester United play their first Champions League knock out game in four years tonight.

The Red Devils have travelled to Spain to face Sevilla (PR: Sev-vee-ya) in the first leg of a last 16 encounter.

Sevilla lie fifth in the Spanish League, having won three of their last five top flight games.

They finished as runners up in their Champions League group behind Liverpool, having drawn 2 all with the Reds in Anfield, and 3 all at home. 

Kick off is at 7.45.

At the same time Roma take on Shaktar Donetsk in Ukraine.

Five of the top-6 are in action in the Championship tonight. 

Leaders Wolves welcome Norwich to Molineux.

Second placed Cardiff can open up a four-point gap over Aston Villa with a win away to Mick McCarthy's Ipswich, 

Derby can go third with victory at home to Leeds, 

And playoff incumbents Bristol City and Fulham meet at Ashton Gate.


There's a seven-race card at Punchestown this afternoon, where the first is of at 1.55. 






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