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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.

Mo­tor rac­ing

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.

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