Sport in brief
Toronto director of rugby Brian Noble is confident his team can win the Million Pound Game, but insists defeat in Canada today would not derail the club’s path to Super League. The Wolfpack have a five-year plan to reach the top flight but, after gaining promotion from League One in their first season, they could reach their target inside two years.
London Broncos stand in their way at the Lamport Stadium in the fourth Million Pound Game. “We’re playing a very determined London team,” said Noble, the former Bradford, Wigan and Great Britain coach. “It would be disappointing if we didn’t win, but would it derail us from our ambition to be in Super League? No, not at all.”
Double Olympic champion Nicola Adams secured a unanimous points decision win against Mexican Isabel Millan in their interim WBO flyweight title bout in Leicester. In just her fifth professional fight, the 35-year-old got the better of former world title challenger Millan. The Leeds fighter will now target a full world-title shot.
Kyle Edmund was beaten in the semi-finals of the China Open 7-6, 6-4 by Nikoloz Basilashvili. Fifth-seed Edmund forced Basilashvili into five break points in the first set, but made only one of them count before the tie-break. The Briton was on the back foot in the second set, with Basilashvili, the world No 34, forcing five break points and taking three. The Georgian now faces Juan Martin del Potro.
Sebastian Ogier capitalised after World Rally title rival Ott Tanak was forced to retire from the Dayinsure Wales Rally GB. Tanak was leading the event until he was hit be a mechanical problem. Frenchman Ogier went on to finish second on the stage and, by the end of the day, topped the overall standings.