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Steve Hansen sent Eddie Jones text ahead of England vs New Zealand's Rugby World Cup semi-final 

Steve Hansen sent Eddie Jones text ahead of England vs New Zealand's Rugby World Cup semi-final 

While the clash between two of the tournament favourites promises to be a heated affair as both sides scrap to reach the final in Yokohama, Hansen says there is no bad blood between he and Jones.

Rugby World Cup Player Ratings: Aaron Wainwright impresses to ensure Wales beat France

Rugby World Cup Player Ratings: Aaron Wainwright impresses to ensure Wales beat France

WILL KELLEHER AT THE OITA STADIUM: Wales reached their first-semi final since 2011 with a tense 20-19 victory over France, thanks to tries from Aaron Wainwright and Ross Moriarty.

Japan vs South Africa - Rugby World Cup 2019: Live Brave Blossoms vs Springboks score and updates

Japan vs South Africa - Rugby World Cup 2019: Live Brave Blossoms vs Springboks score and updates

Rugby World Cup hosts Japan take on South Africa today in the quarter-final as they look to progress to semi-finals to take on Wales or France. Follow LIVE ACTION RIGHT HERE.

Graeme Souness claims Manchester United beating Liverpool would be the biggest upset in SIX years

Graeme Souness claims Manchester United beating Liverpool would be the biggest upset in SIX years

Jurgen Klopp's men head to Old Trafford having won every game this season, while United are struggling for confidence under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and have made their worst league start for 30 years.

PSG 'plot to take advantage of AC Milan's £125m debt to sign star keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma'

PSG 'plot to take advantage of AC Milan's £125m debt to sign star keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma'

Paris Saint-Germain 'are plotting to take advantage of AC Milan's £125million debt to sign their goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma'. The 20-year-old stopper is highly sought after.

Carlo Ancelotti jokes he'll ring Zlatan Ibrahimovic after striker said he wanted to move to Napoli

Carlo Ancelotti jokes he'll ring Zlatan Ibrahimovic after striker said he wanted to move to Napoli

Carlo Ancelotti has joked that he will ring Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the striker declared his desire to secure a move back to Italy when his contract with LA Galaxy ends in December.

Real Madrid 'want Jadon Sancho and will compete with Man Utd for Erling Braut Haaland too'

Real Madrid 'want Jadon Sancho and will compete with Man Utd for Erling Braut Haaland too'

Real Madrid are set for a big push in the transfer market and are eyeing both Jadon Sancho and Erling Braut Haaland. Manchester United are also reported to be interested in the pair.

Partizan Belgrade manager Savo Milosevic calls on fans not to shame club with racism against Man Utd

Partizan Belgrade manager Savo Milosevic calls on fans not to shame club with racism against Man Utd

Partizan Belgrade are set to host Manchester United in the Europa League this week. The club have played their last two games behind closed doors because of racist behaviour by fans.

Wales 20-19 France: Warren Gatland's men through to Rugby World Cup semi-final after red card

Wales 20-19 France: Warren Gatland's men through to Rugby World Cup semi-final after red card

CHRIS FOY IN OITA: Wales recovered from a nightmare start to book a place in the World Cup semi-final after pulling off a second-half comeback to see off an ill-disciplined France side.

Liverpool's Sadio Mane worried he would not get along with Klopp as he 'was talking too much' 

Liverpool's Sadio Mane worried he would not get along with Klopp as he 'was talking too much' 

The 27-year-old has become one of the most dangerous players in the Premier League under the guidance of Klopp since arriving from Southampton in 2016 in a £34million deal.

Haringey Borough players WALK OFF pitch after 'racist abuse' is yelled from stands

Haringey Borough players WALK OFF pitch after 'racist abuse' is yelled from stands

Haringey Borough football players have walked off the pitch in an FA Cup qualifier with Yeovil Town in North London after the opponent's fans were accused of chanting racial abuse.

Rugby World Cup: France's Sebastien Vahaamahina dismissed for elbow on Wales' Aaron Wainwright

Rugby World Cup: France's Sebastien Vahaamahina dismissed for elbow on Wales' Aaron Wainwright

During a maul, Vahaamahina grappled his right arm around Wainwright's neck before pulling it away and launching his elbow back into his face.

Are Sampdoria Europe's biggest crisis club this season?

Are Sampdoria Europe's biggest crisis club this season?

Sampdoria are one of those sides you would categorise in the trope 'too good to go down', but six defeats from their opening seven games is so far proving otherwise.

Manchester United to splash £300 million transfer kitty in bid to rebuild their squad

Manchester United to splash £300 million transfer kitty in bid to rebuild their squad

United have been heavily linked with Lyon striker Moussa Dembele and Leicester City playmaker James Maddison but are prepared to wait until the summer if neither is available at the right price.

Vulnerable Ole Gunnar Solskjaer prepares to face rivals Liverpool and defeat could mean the sack

Vulnerable Ole Gunnar Solskjaer prepares to face rivals Liverpool and defeat could mean the sack

Once the international break subsides, it will very much be do-or-die time for Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Liverpool, as Jose Mourinho found out, can signal the end of a job.

Man Utd have avoided showing players too much Liverpool footage in case it 'frightens them to death'

Man Utd have avoided showing players too much Liverpool footage in case it 'frightens them to death'

Manchester United's assistant manager Mike Phelan has said they have avoided showing too much footage of Liverpool before the crucial game. Liverpool could go 18 points ahead of their rivals with a victory.

Sinisa Mihajlovic faces his toughest fight as Bologna boss continues battle with leukaemia 

Sinisa Mihajlovic faces his toughest fight as Bologna boss continues battle with leukaemia 

When he emotionally revealed he was fighting against leukaemia, his players, peers and supporters knew this was just his latest battle. He has had - and won - plenty over the years.

Manchester City 'showing interest' in Barcelona target Albert Sambi Lokonga

Manchester City 'showing interest' in Barcelona target Albert Sambi Lokonga

Manchester City are weighing up the possibility of a swoop for Albert Sambi Lokonga but will face a battle for his signature from Spanish sides including Barcelona and Sevilla.

How Man United can spring a surprise on league leaders Liverpool in Sunday's crunch clash 

How Man United can spring a surprise on league leaders Liverpool in Sunday's crunch clash 

It's doubtful there has been any fixture between Liverpool and Manchester United since the late 1980s with the prospects so heavily stacked in favour of the Merseyside club.

'Stewards attacked' and 'objects thrown' between Birmingham and Leeds United fans at Elland Road

'Stewards attacked' and 'objects thrown' between Birmingham and Leeds United fans at Elland Road

The Football Association could be called in to investigate the crowd disturbances that marred the end of the Championship match between Leeds United and Birmingham City.

Sami Hyypia believes Liverpool must improve their performance level to win the Premier League

Sami Hyypia believes Liverpool must improve their performance level to win the Premier League

After winning the Champions League Klopp's side seem untouchable currently but Hyypia - who played at Anfield between 1999 and 2009 - asserts that they need to keep improving.

Michael Cheika quits as Australia coach following Rugby World Cup loss by England

Michael Cheika quits as Australia coach following Rugby World Cup loss by England

WILL KELLEHER IN OITA: Michael Cheika quit as Australia coach after his seventh consecutive mauling by England having been dumped out of the Rugby World Cup.

Wayne Rooney's MLS adventure ends in disastrous fashion

Wayne Rooney's MLS adventure ends in disastrous fashion

The former Manchester United forward, who is due to return to England to resume his career with Derby County in a player-coach role, had helped his team back into the tie, but it proved in vain.

Manchester United's broken empire: Ed Woodward is looking to re-build United after six dismal years

Manchester United's broken empire: Ed Woodward is looking to re-build United after six dismal years

SPECIAL REPORT: It is well documented that Manchester United were not prepared for Sir Alex Ferguson's departure, but after six dismal years United are launching a modern operation.

Tottenham 'target West Brom starlet Nathan Ferguson for problem right back spot'

Tottenham 'target West Brom starlet Nathan Ferguson for problem right back spot'

Tottenham are ready to make a £10 million move for West Brom's highly-rated defender Nathan Ferguson.

DANNY MURPHY: Will Solskjaer be brave enough to gamble on Rashford?

DANNY MURPHY: Will Solskjaer be brave enough to gamble on Rashford?

Former Liverpool and England star DANNY MURPHY assesses where the match at Old Trafford could be won and lost...

Arsenal boss Unai insists he has no concerns over Nketiah's lack of match action at Leeds

Arsenal boss Unai insists he has no concerns over Nketiah's lack of match action at Leeds

Unai Emery says he will resist temptation to recall Eddie Nketiah from his season-long loan spell at Leeds, despite the young striker failing to start a league game so far this campaign.

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini slams his players after falling to 2-0 defeat at Everton

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini slams his players after falling to 2-0 defeat at Everton

After a bright start to the season, West Ham are wobbling after two consecutive losses, and they were flattered by only losing 2-0 at Goodison Park.

Gabriel Jesus netted his 50th Manchester City goal and Jamie Redknapp hailed the starlet's impact

Gabriel Jesus netted his 50th Manchester City goal and Jamie Redknapp hailed the starlet's impact

The 22-year-old had spearheaded City's strike force at Selhurst Park ahead of Sergio Aguero, and his selection paid dividends when he nodded home Bernardo Silva's inch-perfect cross.

Tottenham 1-1 Watford: Dele Alli rescues late point for the hosts before VAR confusion

Tottenham 1-1 Watford: Dele Alli rescues late point for the hosts before VAR confusion

SAMI MOKBEL AT TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR STADIUM: Dele Alli's referred equaliser had just been awarded - yet the scoreboard said 'No goal'. Errr? Answers on a postcard, please.

Frustrated Pep Guardiola bemoans VAR and sarcastically says Kevin de Bruyne was 'diving'

Frustrated Pep Guardiola bemoans VAR and sarcastically says Kevin de Bruyne was 'diving'

When Wifried Zaha bundled Kevin De Bruyne over in the box, the ref said play on and, having explained as much to the VAR, under the Premier League protocol, the decision stood.

Chelsea 1-0 Newcastle: Marcos Alonso gives Frank Lampard's side the edge

Chelsea 1-0 Newcastle: Marcos Alonso gives Frank Lampard's side the edge

MATT BARLOW AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Frank Lampard's imperial phase as a player came when Chelsea were famed for their ruthless ability to squeeze points from teams.

Emmerson Boyce urges political leaders to change their language as racism continues

Emmerson Boyce urges political leaders to change their language as racism continues

Emmerson Boyce, 40, is dismayed by the growing number of racist incidents in the game, highlighted by last week's problems when England players were taunted in Bulgaria, and has spoken out.

'Everyone got carried away': Chelsea boss Frank Lampard hails Christian Pulisic after Newcastle win

'Everyone got carried away': Chelsea boss Frank Lampard hails Christian Pulisic after Newcastle win

MATT BARLOW AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Christian Pulisic delivered a stylish cameo from the bench to earn praise from Frank Lampard and offer Chelsea fans a glimpse of his quality.

Anthony Martial looks to mix tap-ins with his usual 'beautiful' goals

Anthony Martial looks to mix tap-ins with his usual 'beautiful' goals

Anthony Martial has scored 50 times in 177 appearances for Manchester United, and quite a lot of those have been impressive efforts.

Crystal Palace 0-2 Manchester City: Gabriel Jesus and David Silva goals earn City victory

Crystal Palace 0-2 Manchester City: Gabriel Jesus and David Silva goals earn City victory

ROB DRAPER AT SELHURST PARK: Manchester City bounced back from their shock defeat to Wolves with a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday night.

Manchester United starlet Daniel James 'placed on muscle-building programme' to increase strength

Manchester United starlet Daniel James 'placed on muscle-building programme' to increase strength

The 21-year-old has already been cautioned twice for diving this season while Old Trafford officials are understood to be irked and feel James' stature and rapid pace mean he is floored more regularly.

Saudi Crown Prince preparing 'third bid' for Manchester United

Saudi Crown Prince preparing 'third bid' for Manchester United

Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is preparing a third bid to take ownership of Manchester United, as the future of the Glazer family's ownership remains uncertain.

Guardiola praises makeshift centre-back pairing of Fernandinho and Rodri after victory at Palace

Guardiola praises makeshift centre-back pairing of Fernandinho and Rodri after victory at Palace

Pep Guardiola paid tribute to Manchester City midfielders Fernandinho and Rodri after they kept a clean sheet in defence to help the Premier League champions win 2-0 at Crystal Palace.

Zidane bemoans lack of consistancy after Real Madrid suffer shock defeat at struggling Mallorca

Zidane bemoans lack of consistancy after Real Madrid suffer shock defeat at struggling Mallorca

Zinedine Zidane complained of Real Madrid's inconsistency after his side lost their unbeaten LaLiga record to Real Mallorca and top spot to Barcelona.

Andy Murray reaches ATP final just NINE MONTHS after knee surgery as he beats Ugo Humbert

Andy Murray reaches ATP final just NINE MONTHS after knee surgery as he beats Ugo Humbert

Nine months and one hip surgery after those emotional farewells in Australia Andy Murray is back in a final on the ATP Tour. Murray beat Ugo Hembert to reach first ATP final in three years

Dele Alli controversially awarded goal for Spurs amongst a day of VAR drama in the Premier League

Dele Alli controversially awarded goal for Spurs amongst a day of VAR drama in the Premier League

Dele Alli had a late equaliser against Watford disallowed and then allowed by VAR on another day of controversial moments for the technology in the Premier League.

King of Change takes centre stage with victory in Queen Elizabeth II Stakes

King of Change takes centre stage with victory in Queen Elizabeth II Stakes

In a rarity for 2019, Frankie Dettori was not centre stage as the star of Qipco British Champions day was Queen Elizabeth II Stakes winner King of Change.

Jurgen Klopp and Mohamed Salah gear up to break Manchester United ducks

Jurgen Klopp and Mohamed Salah gear up to break Manchester United ducks

Jurgen Klopp has warned Mo Salah to expect some rough treatment as both men try to break their Manchester United ducks and make Premier League history.

Jonathan Woodgate: Right manager at the wrong time for Middlesbrough?

Jonathan Woodgate: Right manager at the wrong time for Middlesbrough?

Gareth Southgate was, on reflection, perhaps the right manager at the wrong time for Middlesbrough. It could be the same story for Jonathan Woodgate.

Jonjoe Kenny reaping the rewards of Schalke loan after stepping out of Everton comfort zone

Jonjoe Kenny reaping the rewards of Schalke loan after stepping out of Everton comfort zone

For the majority of young footballers, being sent out on loan by your boyhood club can seem like a daunting task so early on in their career. It can be a make or break moment.

PSG aim to hijack Real Madrid's move for Christian Eriksen next summer

PSG aim to hijack Real Madrid's move for Christian Eriksen next summer

Paris St Germain are set to hijack Real Madrid's move for Christian Eriksen next summer. The Tottenham midfield player has turned down the chance of a new contract at White Hart Lane.

Mallorca 1-0 Real Madrid: Visitors slip to first La LIga defeat without Bale and Hazard

Mallorca 1-0 Real Madrid: Visitors slip to first La LIga defeat without Bale and Hazard

Mallorca recorded a famous victory over Real Madrid as Zinedine Zidane's team slipped to their first defeat of the season.

Everton 2-0 West Ham: Toffees escape Premier League relegation zone

Everton 2-0 West Ham: Toffees escape Premier League relegation zone

JOE BERNSTEIN AT GOODISON PARK: Everton moved out of the Premier League's bottom three with Bernard's early strike against West Ham and a late Gylfi Sigurdsson stunner.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer aims cheeky jibe at rivals Liverpool over title wait

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer aims cheeky jibe at rivals Liverpool over title wait

JOE BERNSTEIN: Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has cranked up the volume for Sunday's big Premier League clash at Old Trafford.

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