Jose Izquierdo snatched a point for Brighton as they twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Stoke.
Joe Kernan wasn’t conflating Ireland’s failure to win with what he perceived was the failure of the referees to do their jobs in Perth on Saturday. Hands up, he knew his team didn’t do enough to claim the Series, although a Test win was well within their grasp.
I make that five wins out of six, with 21 goals scored. Not bad for such an unwatchable team. Okay, okay, I’ll lighten up.
It is not often you hear a coach asked how difficult it will be to lift his players in the aftermath of a Test victory but the fact Joe Schmidt accepted the premise of the question underlines just how myriad were the reactions to this hard-fought win over Fiji.
Our man inside the game is used to seeing big players step things up as a transfer window approaches.
Shane Lowry joined Paul Dunne in the automatic Ryder Cup places and regained his place as Ireland’s No 1 after a nine-under 63 gave him a share of second in the season-ending DP World Tour Championship.
After a week off I’m really looking forward to getting back racing, and the return of Faugheen is a great motivation, writes Ruby Walsh.
Carl Frampton got back to winning ways at Belfast’s SSE Arena on Saturday night, the former unified world champion racking up a hard-fought victory over Horacio Garcia.