tom has signed a new contract with bristol and is determined to save them from relegation. he is set to carry on running. bath have moved up to third in the premiership after a late penalty sealed victory over northampton at the rec. bath had appeared to blow their chance of victory when rhys priestland missed a late penalty. but he had another chance when a charge down from his missed effort led to another chance to kick three points. and there was no mistake from the welsh fly half. as bath clinched victory by a point, 33 points to 32. a look at tonight's results. despite that varndell try, his side were well beaten by harlequins, which means bristol remain rooted to the foot of the table. and confirmation of that late win for bath who remain on course to reach the play offs. scarlets have moved above glasgow warriors in the pro 12 after they beat them 26—14 at scotstoun. the warriors had the early lead but scarlets wing tom williams scored the first of two tries for the welsh side. the victory leaves scarlets fourth in the table. munster remain top.
comfortably beating newport gewnt dragons 45 — 17. fourth placed glasgow lost to scarlets. second placed ospreys were comfortable winners over bottom of the table zebre. ulster beat edinburgh. well, the rugby continues this weekend with round two of the six nations. wales welcome england to cardiff, whilst scotland are in paris to take on france, a place they haven't won since 1999. let's get some team news, beginning our round up in rome where ireland face italy in the first match of the weekend. it was a captain ‘s run with a difference this afternoon for ireland, as no captain was attendance at the stadium. rory best to so often leaves from the front was back in his hotel room nursing a stomach bug he picked up overnight. the irish camp are confident that the 34—year—old hooker will be fit
and ready to go against italy tomorrow. there are always things that crop up in the course of a week. i think how we react and respond to it will hopefully allow us respond to it will hopefully allow us to continue the preparation. u nfortu nately us to continue the preparation. unfortunately these things happen but we are confident that he will recover in time for tomorrow.“ but we are confident that he will recover in time for tomorrow. if the england camp has been on edge this week, eddiejones said on monday that the victory over france felt a bit like defeat. he has also been stoking the fire with his comments about the atmosphere and his comments about the lack of a river. jack nowell returns underwent, jack clifford comes in as flanker to provide pace to the england back i’ow. provide pace to the england back row. he is one of a handful of
players who have not experienced the reception that awaits england on saturday. regis want to give ourselves options in attack. we need the defence to be disciplined and square. we do simple things well. i think we will have a great game. the wales camp have been nursing injuries all this week and it is still not clear exactly who will be walking out of this tunnel tomorrow afternoon. dan biggar and george north are named in the sides, though both are nursing injuries and they need as long as possible to recover. that number eight is on the bench and he could make a really big impact. for the trip to paris, there is just impact. for the trip to paris, there isjust one impact. for the trip to paris, there is just one change to the 15 who started against ireland last weekend. that is upfront and because
of injury. ryan wilson is out with uninfected el borstals he has been replaced byjohn uninfected el borstals he has been replaced by john barclay. uninfected el borstals he has been replaced byjohn barclay. they had an opening weekend when over ireland and they are looking for the first victory in paris since 1999. we have improved and we are becoming a dangerous team. as much as they need to understand how we beat them last year we need to develop new ways to be clever and smart and to score points. we will do that this weekend. per8—mac and other exciting weekend. per8—mac and other exciting weekend of rugby action. there is confusion tonight surrounding mark warburton and his position as rangers manager, having told the bbc he hasn't resigned from his position despite the club releasing a statement saying he'd quit his role. the ibrox club said in a statement they had accepted his resignation and waived their right to substantial compensation should
he join another club. warburton though says he is unaware of the agreement and is consulting his legal team. rangers are currently third in the scottish premiership, but remain 27 points behind rivals and reigning champions celtic. sheffield wednesday kept up their pressure at the top of the championship with a 3—nil win over birmingham city. their opening goal was scored by new signing jordan rhodes after just nine minutes of his home debut. a special moment as he went off to celebrate with his dad who is the goalkeeping coach. further goals from sam winnall and adam reach sealed the win. the football association of wales will be appealing against sanctions imposed by fifa for displaying poppies during a world cup qualifier. they were fined over 15,000 pounds following commemorations prior to their match against serbia in november. fifa took action because fans wore poppies in the stands and the armed forces held bunches of poppies at the side of the pitch. leigh's return to rugby league's top division got off to a disappointing start as they were comfortably beaten away at castleford. the tigers ran in seven trys including this from winger greg eden. 114—16 the final score.
elsewhere, huddersfield giants beat widnes 28—16. the russian athlete mariya savinova, who won olympic gold in the 800metres at london 2012 has been stripped of her medal and retrospectively banned from competing. savinova, who beat caster semenya to gold in london has been found guilty of doping offences by the court of arbitartion for sport. all of her results from july 2010 through to august 2013 have been wiped from her record. mixed feelings then for the british runnerjenny meadows who was beaten by savinova at the 2010 european championships where she won bronze i have a mixture of elation that i will hopefully get upgraded for a medal and a little bit of sadness and disappointed as a fan of the sport. i was a fan of her as well and what she did on the track was
fantastic, so i feel disappointed and cheated as a fan that what we saw was not believable. tiger woods has withdrawn from the next two events on the
pga tour with "ongoing back spasms". the 1a time major winner pulled out of this month's dubai desert classic before the second round with the injury. he only returned to action in december after two back operations. great britain will face second seeds croatia in the fed cup promotion play—off tomorrow. their place was sealed after lativa beat portugal in britain's group which meant gb will top group c having won all three ties under new captain anne keothavong. turkey were the latest team to be defeated withjohanna konta and heather watson earning singles victories before laura robson and jocelyn rae won the doubles. right now i'm very happy. that was not easy. to come through that and to have the opportunity to go to the
play—off tomorrow, i'm very happy indeed. barry hawkins is into the final of snooker‘s world grand prix in
preston. he eased past liang wenbo of china 6—1 — finishing in style with a break of 127. he'll now face either marco fu or ryan day on sunday. that's all from sportsday. coming up in a moment, the papers. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are rosamund urwin, columnist at the london evening standard, and martin lipton, deputy head of sport at the sun. tomorrow's front pages, starting with. ..
the i leads on the government's decision to shut down the unit it set up to investigate allegations that british troops abused local people while serving in iraq, saying it's cost £60 million. the daily mail, which campaigned on that story, says the witchhunt against british veterans cost £60 million. the mirror reports that a fundraiser who collected thousands of pounds for the sun of the rugby is in court accused of keeping the cash. 0verstretched nhs hospitals are paying doctors £4000 a day, according to the times. the telegraph says the apple is demanding a campaign against fake news, which it says is killing people's minds. the guardian claims the government has abandoned the idea is of donald trump addressing both parliaments when it comes to britain for a state visit later this
year. the daily express says that the eu wants to hit the uk with a bill of £49 billion as part of brexit. there is a lot to keep us busy. and only 16 minutes to do is turn. we will start with the daily mail. at last an end to the witchhunt. this is a long—running campaign to say that these trips have had these allegations held over them for a decade and nothing has come of it. they had put it on their front page because they consider it their victory, although other papers have been campaigning as well. they mention a lawyer who has been struck off over his tank chasing tactics here. this has been something that has put a lot of