Rugby

It wasn’t a great day for the African teams on the second day of the Cape Town Sevens, with the favourites South Africa losing in the semi-finals and Kenya and Uganda playing off for 13th place. The Blitzboks narrowly beat surprise packages Canada 19-12 in the bronze medal match, after they were stunned by old
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Johann van Graan enjoyed a memorable Champions Cup coaching debut as his Munster side thumped Leicester 33-10 at Thomond Park. Beaten 38-0 in this corresponding fixture last season, Leicester’s Limerick woes continued as European debutant Chris Cloete’s 67th-minute bonus-point score moved Munster four points clear at the top of Pool 4. Rhys Marshall’s first European
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Bath director of rugby Todd Blackadder was dealt a double blow as Taulupe Faletau suffered a knee injury during the 24-20 Champions Cup defeat at Toulon. A moment of individual brilliance from Toulon’s new France international Anthony Belleau atoned for Chris Ashton’s howler, which almost gifted Bath a notable away win. Chris Ashton had his
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