Sport in brief
England Women’s potential Six Nations Grand Slamwinning fixture, against Italy in Parma, has been set for Nov 1. Organisers announced yesterday that the competition, halted earlier this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, will resume on Oct 25, with Scotland taking on France in Glasgow and Ireland hosting Italy. Other games on Nov 1 are Wales v Scotland and France v Ireland. Italy meet Scotland in the concluding match on Nov 6.
Jamie Ellis, the Hull Kingston Rovers half-back, has been cleared of biting. Leeds second-rower James Donaldson brought the complaint during his side’s 48-18 Challenge Cup win over Rovers on Friday and referee Liam Moore put the incident on report. However, the Rugby Football League’s match review panel decided Ellis has no case to answer. Meanwhile, Hull KR winger Ethan Ryan is out for the rest of the season with a broken scaphoid in his wrist.
Lewis Hamilton’s maiden shot at matching Michael Schumacher’s victory record will be played out in front of the Netflix cameras this weekend. The makers behind the third season of the hit docu-series,
will be granted access by Mercedes as Hamilton chases his 91st career win at Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix. Hamilton moved to within one of Schumacher’s all-time tally following his triumph at Mugello earlier this month.