It was brutal and ugly but compelling too as Ireland beat France to show they can mix it with the big boys, writes Ben Dirs
Jon Stead scores for the fifth successive round as Bradford City beat Sunderland 2-0 to reach the FA Cup quarter-final.
Tries by Rhys Webb and Jonathan Davies help Wales to a hard-fought 26-23 Six Nations win over Scotland at Murrayfield.
Ireland captain William Porterfield says victory over the West Indies in their World Cup opener will not be a surprise.
Burnley manager Sean Dyche says striker Danny Ings should remain in the Premier League to help him improve.
England must rethink their death bowling tactics to revive their World Cup hopes, admits coach Peter Moores.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits star player Alexis Sanchez was “not himself” during the win over Leicester.
English pair Florentyna Parker and Charley Hull both miss out on victory at the Australian Ladies Masters.