will win but we 100% do not know when it will happen. ukraine says russian troops have captured the eastern outskirts of the besieged city of mariupol, one of moscow's main targets. a three—way phone call between president macron, the russian leader and the german chancellor is described as �*difficult�*— with the french saying putin did not show any willingness to end the war. poland's parliament has passed emergency legislation that allows ukrainians fleeing the war the right to live and work in poland for eighteen months. in 15 minutes we'll have click but right now on bbc news it's time for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday — i'm lizzie greenwood hughes. here's what's coming
up on the programme... scotland bag a bonus point in italy — but england have the worst possible start against ireland at twickenham. it's eight wins in a row for liverpool in the premier league as they close in on leaders manchester city. and is the opening test heading for a draw? england still need 10 wickets on the final day in antigua. so lots to get through on a very busy day of sport — and we're starting with the six nations — as ireland against england is drawing to a close. ireland are currently winning, 30-15. the ukrainian flag was flying at twickenham as a show of support
after russia's invasion of the country. on the pitch england had the worst start possible with a record breaking sending off — charlie ewels seeing red with a dangerous tackle — just 82 seconds into the game. ireland immediately took advantage scoring two tries one from jason lowe and one from hugo keenan. england dug deep with only 14 men to level the game at 15—15 — thanks to the kicking of marcus smith. but ireland went back in front afterjonny sexton�*s penalty. and they have added another try through jack and they have added another try throuthack conan but, as i say, it has now, actually after the conversion, 32—15. 78 minutes on the clock at twickenham and remember, if england lose this, they cannot wind the championship even if they beat france x week. —— if england lose this, they cannot win the championship even if they beat france next week. earlier, scotland bounced back
to secure a bonus point in rome — inflicting italy's 36th straight defeat in the tournament. scotland started the match well — and looked in control at half time — leading 19—10 and running in 3 tries, two of them from chris harris. and when darcy graham went over for scotland's fourth, they were easing to victory. showing good feet. but italy came back into it — with two late tries — but scotland hung on for a 33—22 victory. they move above wales in the table. probably eight out of ten for the first half in the first ten minutes of the second half but the final half—hour was not great. we were looking to keep the pressure on and keep playing like we did and maybe even up the tempo but it was italy that one period. i have to say italy played really well right from the start and fight to the end, the best italian performance we've come up against in the last two years and they put us under a lot of pressure and kept on going and got better, so they can take a lot of encouragement from that but we know we can play better but italy have played well today. onto football where there's been three games in the premier league today — one of them is just
about to begin the second half. that game comes from old trafford where manchester united are up against tottenham. 2-1. a win for the home side would move them into the top four — while victory for tottenham would move them level on points with local rivals arsenal — who currently sit fourth. well league leaders manchester city don't play until monday — they're away at crystal palace which meant second placed liverpool could close the gap to just three points by beating brighton. and that is exactly what they did. craig templeton was watching. lunch time on the south coast, a chance to catch up with old friends whether any stands on the pitch. brighton sent a message by wearing ukrainian colours and sent the reply message with their bright start, maupay close to the opening goal. graham potter was met side create a lot of chances but don't take enough of them. however luis diaz showed bravery to put his side ahead. the challenge by the goalkeeper was looked at by var but no further
punishment was deemed necessary. then mosalah was found —— then mo salah is found, but couldn't put it away. then he had an easier opportunity, yves bissouma handball and salah put away the penalty. liverpool have won the title just once in that time but now they are hot on heels of manchester city and shown great form. so a vital three points for liverpool in the premier league title race — and their managerjurgen klopp is just happy to have got the match at the amex stadium out of the way. i like to watch brighton a lot, don't like to play against and much because they are really good. we knew before the game and you sort at the beginning especially but we knew we could cause them problems as well and you have to adapt a little bit to what they do. when we adapted, then we controlled the game pretty
early then we might let them run —— then we let them run, and you switch then we let them run, and you switch the ball from side to side and all these kind of thing so it was a good... a brilliant goal, obviously. can't fault the boys, they kept going — can't fault the boys, they kept going right to the end. against a good _ going right to the end. against a good team, which is an understatement. liverpool are fantastic — understatement. liverpool are fantastic at what they do and you have _ fantastic at what they do and you have to _ fantastic at what they do and you have to suffer at times but the boys .ave have to suffer at times but the boys gave everything, first half we got down _ gave everything, first half we got down the — gave everything, first half we got down the pitch and then we are disappointed with the result but not the performance. at the opposite end of the table, burnley�*s troubles deepened with defeat at brentford. 0—0 late into the game — ivan toney scored two goals in the last few minutes, one from a cristian eriksen cross and one from the penalty spot. burnely missed the chance to go out of the bottom three. it isa it is a difficult thing in the premier league to wind but we performed well in a very even game
where there was a decisive... that we have a big save from david at 0—0 but also a fu situation where we could have got even more out of it and scored earlier.— and scored earlier. story of our season. and scored earlier. story of our season- saw — and scored earlier. story of our season. saw performance - and scored earlier. story of ourj season. saw performance away and scored earlier. story of our- season. saw performance away from home, _ season. saw performance away from home, created things but never really _ home, created things but never really looked in lots of trouble at any stage — really looked in lots of trouble at any stage then give away a goal from any stage then give away a goal from a fine _ any stage then give away a goal from a fine cross_ any stage then give away a goal from a fine cross from a fine player obviously _ a fine cross from a fine player obviously but then we come out, don't _ obviously but then we come out, don't defend the back stick, something we historically have done well, haven't done as well this season— well, haven't done as well this season at— well, haven't done as well this season at times, not 1 million well, haven't done as well this season at times, noti million miles away— season at times, noti million miles away and _ season at times, noti million miles away and then we did not get the -oal away and then we did not get the goal which has to change. in the race to the premier league, championship leaders fulham scored late to avoid a shock defeat at relegation threatened barnsley. afterfalling behind to carlton morris' first—half penalty, harry wilson came to the rescue for fulham with just five minutes left.
his equaliser was sublime, but he then wasted this opportunity to score the winner in added time. elsewhere bournemouth moved back up to second after beating derby. in the women's super league — it's a battle at the bottom as 10th placed everton are facing iith placed leicester right now. in the other game of the day, manchester united moved just a point behind second placed chelsea — after a 3—1 win at aston villa — leah galton scoring twice for united. the bbc website has all those scores from the _ the bbc website has all those scores from the wsl for you right now stop. let's have a quick look at some of the other stories making the sports news today. lewis hamilton says mercedes aren't in a position to compete for wins, as formula one pre—season testing ended in bahrain. last year's runner up ended the day seventeenth on the timesheets while world champion max verstappen set the quickest time for red bull. the season starts next weekend in bahrain. primoz roglic has a 47 second
lead over simon yates going into the final day of paris—nice. the slovenian won the penultimate stage to maintain his advantage over his british rival. yates' twin brother adam is fourth overall. tour de france champion tadej pogacar is on course to win the tirreno—adriatico race in italy. he comfortably won the penultimate stage and goes into the final day with a lead of almost two minutes. now to antigua where england's cricketers need wickets — and need them quickly — if they're going to win the opening test against west indies. a century from captainjoe root on the final day helped england to declare on 349 for six — setting their opponents 286 to win. joe wilson brings us up to date on the day so far. some tourists are happy to remain stationary— some tourists are happy to remain stationary in antigua, the beach will not — stationary in antigua, the beach will not move but when the cricket pitch. _ will not move but when the cricket pitch. the — will not move but when the cricket pitch, the test match had to. england — pitch, the test match had to. england began the final day batting, trying _
england began the final day batting, trying to— england began the final day batting, trying to score quickly like that from _ trying to score quickly like that from dan — trying to score quickly like that from dan lawrence. joe trying to score quickly like that from dan lawrence.— trying to score quickly like that from dan lawrence. joe got his hundred then _ from dan lawrence. joe got his hundred then displayed - from dan lawrence. joe got his hundred then displayed a - from dan lawrence. joe got his i hundred then displayed a necklace made for him by his children. but all the time he was calculating. england declared a second innings leading to 86 to wind the match, they had to take ten wickets but their fastest... they had to take ten wickets but theirfastest... like no part. interesting. if england were going taken, even the hard ones. how much would waste india's —— how much with the west indies risk. with the score 59, ben stokes struck. braithwaite lbw and england forging forward, what this? england looking for the boundary, craig overton found and enough to make england believe, joe wilson, music news, antigua.
—— joe wilson, bbc news, antigua. in rugby union's premiership, leaders leicester tigers scored seven tries as they thrashed london irish 47—28 to maintain their lead at the top of the table. second placed saracens also won today — beating newcastle falcons. there was a shock elsewhere as strugglers worcester beat exeter chiefs 35—31while sale edged past gloucester with a 2 point win. and a bit of a shock too in the united rugby championship as the bulls beat munster. after trailing 29—3, the irish side nearly produced a stunning fightback but felljust short — losing 29—24. it's an all irish tie in tonight's other match as ulster face leinster. over to rugby league and huddersfield giants held on to victory despite an incredible comeback from visiting castleford tigers in the super league. huddersfield created a huge 18—0 lead over the vistors by the end of the first half, but castleford fought back to bring the game game level with this from jacob trueman but a ia minute hat—trick from ricky leutele saw them secure a 36—24 victory.
surprise package claimed a �*surprise' victory at the imperial cup at sandown, the last big race before the cheltenham festival begins next week. at 20—1 the peter fahey trained runner ignored the testing ground and extra weight from the handicapper to win by nine lengths. surprise package is now fancied to win the county hurdle at the festival on friday. on to golf and the players championship will go on until monday — after heavy rain and storms ruined the first two days of action in florida. the tpc sawgrass course has seen a range of disruptive conditions — including three inches of rain on the course in the last 48 hours. despite that though —
play has finally begun again — rory mcilroy one of those back out on the course — although he's had plenty of work to do to get himself up the leaderboard and amongst the pacesetters. and as the winter paralympics prepares for it's final day on sunday — the gb team have named their flagbearers for the closing ceremony. history makers neil and andrew simpson will be given the honour — after neil became the first british man to win a gold medal on snow in the men's super g vision impaired class — guided by his brother andrew. the pair also won a bronze too in the super combined event — and they are set to compete in the slalom on the final day of competion. it's certainly been a games to rememberfor the pair of them. that's all from sportsday. quick update on the run union match, ireland did wind the match, they beat england 32— for and that means they could still wind the championship, england lay france,