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coming up tonight: bristol wing tom varndell breaks the all time premiership try scoring record. it's round two of rugby union's six nations — we'll have the latest from all of the home nations. confusion at rangers — as manager mark warburton denies he's resigned. and stripped of gold from london 2012 — the russian athlete banned for doping. hello and welcome. big news out of ibrox tonight and a look ahead to this weekend's six nations to come. but before that history was made in the aviva premiership tonight as bristol winger tom varndell broke the all time try scoring record. he surpasses mark cueto‘s tally of 90 tries to stand alone on 91,
after crossing over against harlequins tonight. patrick gearey reports. tom varndell has plunged into rugby history, try 91 against harlequins was breaking the premiership record. whether at bristol or leicester and wasps, he turned it pace into points over his career. he told me recently about his love of crossing the line. i love scoring tries, that is myjob ina team, i love scoring tries, that is myjob in a team, any player wants to leave their mark on the game. if i can do that with my dry scoring, that would be fantastic. he has been trying for some time. varndell has played 12 seasons i'd english rugby's hires level, in a time he has appeared in 177 premiership games and run in 91 tries, a figure that puts him at head of mark cueto, that master try scorer. and a man who knows the
miles that goes into every finish. his biggest asset is his speed. his lightning quick, always one of the fastest guys in the premiership, and from an athletic point of view there is no one better out there than him. that is a credit to him. he is creeping into his 30s now, so to still keep in shape that he is in, he is doing really well. cueto leaves him in one sense though, he played 55 times for his country, varndell just four times, played 55 times for his country, varndelljust four times, despite a flying start. dream debut for tom varndell at 20, he is in england try scorer. england representative, varndell rarity, chance missed. scorer. england representative, varndell rarity, chance missedlj would have loved to have more opportunity, to give it more of a shock, what i like at the moment is that they are sticking with the boys, giving them a chance, letting them played their strengths. england utterly focused on players, what they can do now, rather than what
they can do now, rather than what they can't do. varndell has signed a new contract with bristol and is determined to help save them from relegation. a career played out in fast forward is set to carry on. bath are up to third in the premiership after a late penalty sealed victory over northampton at the rec. rhys priestland had already missed one chance of victory before he struck this last minute penalty. that secured the win for bath, 32—30. a look at tonight's results. despite that tom varndell try, his side were well beaten by harlequins, which means bristol remain rooted to the foot of the table. and confirmation of that late win for bath who remain on course to reach the play offs. scarlets have moved above glasgow warriors in the pro 12 after they beat them 26—14 at scotstoun. the warriors had the early lead but scarlets wing tom williams scored the first of two tries for the welsh side. the victory leaves scarlets fourth in the table. munster remain top.
comfortably beating newport gewnt dragons 45 -17. fourth placed glasgow lost to scarlets. second placed 0spreys were comfortable winners over bottom of the table zebre. ulster beat edinburgh. well the rugby continues this weekend with round two of the six nations. wales welcome england to cardiff, while scotland are in paris to take on france, a place they haven't won since 1999. let's get some team news, beginning our round up in rome where ireland face italy in the first match of the weekend. it was a captain is run with a difference this afternoon to ireland on as no captain was in attendance here at the stadium and the go. —— stadium. he was back in his hotel
room nursing a stomach bug that he picked up overnight. the irish camp are confident that the 34—year—old hooker will be fit and raring to go against italy tomorrow.” hooker will be fit and raring to go against italy tomorrow. i think there is always things that crop up in the course of a week, and i think how we react and respond to it will hopefully allow us to continue the preparation as seamlessly as possible, and unfortunately these things happen, we are confident that he will recover in time to tomorrow. it the england camp has been somewhat on edge this week. eddie jones said on monday the victory on front axle is a bit like a defeat. —— the victory against france. felt a bit likea —— the victory against france. felt a bit like a defeat. he is a p pa re ntly a bit like a defeat. he is apparently doing a u—turn over the principality stadium roof, or lack of it. jack non— returns on the wing, that clifford comes in at flanker, bringing pace and dine ——
dynamism. clifford one of a handful of players who has not experienced the reception that awaits england. we just need to do the fundamentals that we need to do well, we need to give ourselves options in attack, we need our defence to be disciplined and nice and square enough of the line, if we do those simple things well, i think we will have a great game. the wales camp has been nursing injuries all this week, and it is still not clear exactly who will be walking out of this tunnel come kick—off tomorrow afternoon. george knott has been named in the side, but is nursing injuries, and will need as long as possible to recover. bath number eight to be fa latau recover. bath number eight to be falatau is on the bench and he could make a big impact. forthe falatau is on the bench and he could make a big impact. for the trip to paris, the scotland coach has made
just one change to the 15 start against ireland last weekend, that is because of injury. brian wilson is because of injury. brian wilson is out with an infected elbow, so he is out with an infected elbow, so he is replaced byjohn bartley. the scots buoyed by an opening weekend win over ireland, they are looking for the first victory here in paris since 1999. it has really improved and they are becoming a dangerous team, as much as we need to understand why we beat them last year we need to develop new ways of beating —— being clever or being smart, and how to small —— score points. it is said to be another exciting weekend. there's confusion tonight surrounding mark warburton and his position as rangers manager, having told the bbc he hasn't resigned from his position despite the club releasing a statement saying he'd quit his role. the ibrox club said in a statement they had accepted his resignation and waived their right to substantial compensation should he join another club. warburton though says
he is unaware of the agreement and is consulting his legal team. rangers are currently third in the scottish premiership, but remain 27 points behind rivals and reigning champions celtic. sheffield wednesday kept up their pressure at the top of the championship with a 3—0 win over birmingham city. their opening goal was scored by new signing jordan rhodes after just nine minutes of his home debut. a special moment as he went off to celebrate with his dad who is the goalkeeping coach. further goals from sam winnall and adam reach sealed the win. the football association of wales will be appealing against sanctions imposed by fifa for displaying poppies during a world cup qualifier. they were fined over 15,000 pounds following commemorations prior to their match against serbia in november. fifa took action because fans wore poppies in the stands and the armed forces held bunches of poppies at the side of the pitch. leigh's return to rugby league's top division got off to a disappointing start as they were comfortably beaten away at castleford.
the tigers ran in 7 tries including this from winger greg eden. 114—16 the final score. elsewhere, huddersfield giants beat widnes 28—16. the russian athlete mariya savinova, who won olympic gold in the 800m at london 2012 has been stripped of her medal and retrospectively banned from competing. savinova, who beat caster semenya to gold in london has been found guilty of doping offences by the court of arbitartion for sport. guilty of doping offences by the court of arbitration for sport. all of her results from july 2010 through to august 2013 have been wiped from her record. mixed feelings then for the british runnerjenny meadows who was beaten by savinova at the 2010 european championships where she won bronze. a mixture of elation that i will hopefully get upgraded to a medal, and a bit of sadness and disappointment as a fan of the
sport, i was a fan of maria as well, and watching what you've track was fantastic. i disappointed as a fan as well do what we saw was not believable, unfortunately. tiger woods has withdrawn from the next two events on the pga tour with "ongoing back spasms". the 1a time major winner pulled out of this month's dubai desert classic before the second round with the injury. he only returned to action in december after two back operations. great britain will face second seeds croatia in the fed cup promotion play—off tomorrow. their place was sealed after lativa beat portugal in britain's group their place was sealed after latvia beat portugal in britain's group which meant gb will top group c having won all three ties under new captain anne keothavong. turkey were the latest team to be defeated withjohanna konta and heather watson earning singles victories before laura robson and jocelyn rae won the doubles. right now i guess i am just really happy, definitely, it wasn't easy and she definitely played herself
into the match. to come through that and to give us the opportunity to go into the play—off tomorrow, i'm very happy for us and the team. barry hawkins is into the final of snooker‘s world grand prix in preston. he eased past liang wenbo of china 6—1 — finishing in style with a break of 127. he'll now face either marco fu or ryan day on sunday. that's all from sportsday. a bit of snow overnight, so fans are truly disappointed by what you might have. 0vernight a mixture of rain and snow coming in, brew with the best chance of picking elation over the pains, —— pennines. the biggest risk will be on saturday morning. widespread frost but they will be
some sunshine around the western peripheries, northern ireland and the west of scotland doing 0k, otherwise they bloody day, a tendency for snow showers to turn back to rain during the day across eastern areas. across the pennines we are expecting some further snowfall and there could be some sizeable accumulations, maybe ten centimetres more, above 300 metres elevation in the pennines. a cloudy night tomorrow night with temperatures getting low enough for a frost, in northern scotland, and then on sunday we do it again, cloudy skies are a number of showers, heavy snow over the pennines, cold winds and temperatures up to six celsius then get a bit less cold early next week ‘s as those bitter winds ease off. bbc news. our top stories: president trump is considering a fresh executive order on travel restrictions to the us, even though he says he is confident of winning a court battle. we will win a battle. but we have other options, including
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