Saturday sport: Ireland defeat South Africa, Rhys McClenaghan wins gold

Ireland head-coach Andy Farrell says they're relishing taking on South Africa this evening
Saturday sport: Ireland defeat South Africa, Rhys McClenaghan wins gold

Digital Desk Staff

Updated 8pm


Ireland have beaten world champions South Africa 19-16 in their opening Autumn international.

Josh van der Flier and Mack Hansen scored second-half tries for Andy Farrell's side at the Aviva Stadium.

Captain Johnny Sexton added nine-points with his boot.

Scrum-half Conor Murray and prop Tadhg Furlong were both forced off through injury.


Ireland's Rhys McClenaghan has claimed pommel horse gold at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Liverpool.

The Down-native followed up his impressive performances in qualifying to become Ireland's first world champion in gymnastics.

23-year-old McClenaghan was a bronze medal winner at the 2019 championships in Stuttgart.


Manchester City are the new Premier League leaders.

Erling Haaland scored from the penalty spot in injury-time as the reigning champions edged out Fulham 2-1 at the Etihad.

Brighton are into the top six after beating Wolves 3-2.

Leeds came back from 3-1 down to beat Bournemouth 4-3 in a thriller at Elland Road.

Nottingham Forest remain at the bottom of the table following a 2-2 draw against Brentford.

It's nil all between Everton and Leceister.


Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic scored twice in second-half injury time to win 4-2 against Dundee United at Parkhead.


Crossmaglen Rangers begin their bid for a 12th Ulster Club Senior Football title this evening.

The six-time All-Ireland winners host Monaghan kingpins Ballybay in the opening-round - and there's a quarter-past-seven start at the Athletic Grounds.

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