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if michelle body ache and help theresa may persuade parliament to becker. —— michelle body a. join us tonight for a look at the papers. that is all ahead on bbc news. now it is time for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday. i'm sarah mulkerrrins, here at scotstoun, ahead of week four of the six nations. brushing others aside — england women dominate as they lead the way with professionalism. can the wales men's keep on rolling as off field headlines derail preparations. rest of the stories. i'm hugh woozencroft,
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with the rest of our stories from the bbc sport centre. coming up... find out whyjurgen klopp is telling liverpool fans to cancel their saturday night on the tiles. and on international women's day, we hear from british athlete pippa wollven on her olympic dream. having recored from an eating disorder it wasn't about a vanity thing. it was, i would have done whatever it took to improve my performance at the time. welcome to glasco. the penultimate weekend of the six nations championship. wells are the only tea m championship. wells are the only team left in the men's event with the grand slam dream still alive. they will take on scotland tomorrow in edinburgh. we have all the build up in edinburgh. we have all the build up to that to come but let's start with the women because here at scotstou n with the women because here at scotstoun this evening, scotland will face well. it has been an
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interesting tournament this season because this is the first year that england have turned professional. they have dominated but it has raised a big question. is the gap causing a concern for the women's game. running away with it, so far the six nations endless women's team have had it all their own way. opening the tournament with a comprehensive went over ireland, backed up by beating the grand slam champions friends. last round on a sunny sunday afternoon in cardiff, they put wells to the sword. —— they put wells mac. a big part of the success put wells mac. a big part of the success could be down to them becoming professional. allowing the players focus to be purely on rugby. physically and mentally when you are down, if you are doing a lot of training and physical training, a lot of rugby training, it is tough. being able to just focus on one thing go a time, as a real
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advantage. an advantage not available to any of the other sides, well swing or just have available to any of the other sides, well swing orjust have an escort against england, runs away. karen griffin combined training in dublin what their primary school teaching and limerick. in scotland's hannah smith who got on the scoresheet in their defeat to ireland svetlana. is there a worry that the gulf between there a worry that the gulf between the amateur and prose is growing too wide? the nations don't or are not ina wide? the nations don't or are not in a position to follow suit. i think it is inevitable, the gap will widen. it needs to be compact by any sort. you want the public to pay income i watch and you want the sponsors to get behind it but has to bea sponsors to get behind it but has to be a complex environment. that's compacted. from that point of view it isa compacted. from that point of view it is a concern. at the bible, the fa ns it is a concern. at the bible, the fans are coming. tomorrow england and italy game is set to attract a record crowd. but if england and continue to dominate, there are concerns that it could threaten the
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long—term appeal of the tournament. —— at the moment, fans are coming. certainly plenty of interesting issues raised about the women's game and the development and the future of it there in that report from anna. i'm delighted to say i am joined by two former international sta lwa rts joined by two former international stalwarts of the game for a wells in scotland. fill and louise dudley, let start with you. in terms of the growth of the women's game, we see england dominating and they have turned professional. do you worry that there may be a gap that may grow the more that england invest in the women's game? i think it is fair to say lee macquarie. it is happening. england have shown by the investment. —— i think it is fair to say, it is whirring. the question is how do we drive our programmes in development to stay in touch with the provision they can give their athletes and the benefit that will
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come in their performance programmes. it is great for england and the players. they deserve all of the support they can get. from the likes of wales, for you, what would you like to see happen even if they can go professional now i'm a how can go professional now i'm a how can the governing body help support the women players? we know small steps can make big difference. the moment it does cause some players to play for the country, just in simple things like taking leave from work. i think we canjust start things like taking leave from work. i think we can just start with making sure it does not cost any woman to represent her country. make sure all excesses are paid we need to look at what england did. not just about the pro league come it is about the domestic league. to give them the platform to the go professional. they have so many quality players. that is what the six nations need to look at. grassroots rugby first. women's work is going to such a growth in a lot of difference work. a lot of focus on women improving the quality, it
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is international women's day. but we don'tjust do it for one day, went to do it every day. in terms of interest in the women's game, how do you sense it now from the general public here in scotland? you sense it now from the general public here in scotland ?|j you sense it now from the general public here in scotland? i think the interest has grown in the coverage that we are providing with malcolm of the links with the games being shown live on bbc, enabling us that white audience, a lot of discussion previously about was there an appetite. —— enabling us that wider audience. people didn't know it was happening. i think what the development is going on now and the programmes, the girls are showcasing what we are capable of and encouraging that support across the country. we will have a good game tonight was scotland against wales. some cheeky grants featuring philippa and louise. we will talk about that a little bit later. let's focus on the big game. —— cheeky grants. let s focus on the men s event. wales unbeaten so far, after brushing england
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and eddiejones aside in the last round, before which the england coach labelled them the best welsh side ever. so can they live up to that? adam wild reports. absolutely sensational! the great is a wells side ever come now if the misquote went a tag this team might yet live up to. but still end with a chance of a grand slam, this be their third team consecutively, perhaps that's quite enough for the time being. this quite is very tight. that's 13 consecutive. they are reacting well to the explication of going to the explication of going and winning games now. —— the squad it's very tight. it is a good place to be. if history provides any indication the pass points firmly to wales success this weekend. just a
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single defeat the scotland and the last 11 meetings in this tournament. in the victory would be a big step towards a another wales grand slam. —— in the victory. towards a another wales grand slam. -- in the victory. we are enjoying each other in their company. being a pa rt each other in their company. being a part of a squad that is operating well. operating at full potential and it is a special place to be. we wa nt to and it is a special place to be. we want to build on it. so now not a moment to lose focus. a six nations weekend but a week spent discussing two regions. the proposed merger between ospreys and scarlets, and harassment and a welcome distraction. nine of the well starting line—up potentially affected. the future of many of the players has felt as clear as any murray field of muck. now that the players have been distracted. you quys players have been distracted. you guys would have seen the tweets and stuff and players going home and their girlfriends or wives and stuff and asking questions about what is going on. they're trying to limit their distraction, and focus on an important game. in edinburgh, a
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special welcome awaits. the scotland six nations have never really got going. the feats to ireland and then to france, now the time to show up murray field the real scotland. we are out of the running of the championship but we want to play into our potential and show our true picture of what we are capable of. it is time we delivered an 80 minute performance. even that may not be enough. scotland playing for pride, wales amy for history. —— aiming for history. let's go from here in glasco across to edinburgh, oui’ here in glasco across to edinburgh, our correspondentjoe wilson is there ahead of that game tomorrow. for gregor townsend in scotland, these last two games come all about a good performance for them. absolutely. it is funny, if you wea ken absolutely. it is funny, if you weaken the go i remember being in
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cardiff standing by the pitch, the morning of the match and it felt like we were in the middle of summer. like we were in the middle of summer. suddenly in this part of scotla nd summer. suddenly in this part of scotland it feels quite wintry this evening. this ground will be filled with the noise and atmosphere that we have come to expect in six nations states and in recent years, this is meant a positive place for by this is meant a positive place for rugby union. but the people filling the stadium tomorrow, do they really believe they will be able to stop this washjug are believe they will be able to stop this wash jug are extracts after those 12 consecutive victories? warren gatlin, coaching wales, he has won them all, one question is whether this week of disruption and the politics will really have affected the wels player. i'm not sure if that counts for more than those 12 consecutive victories and that momentum that is definitely built up. i rememberasking that momentum that is definitely built up. i remember asking alun wyn jones two weeks ago whether his team really had forgotten how to lose come he said wait and see, we waited and we saw it happen. really, the last 2a minutes of the match improved. this winning habit of
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wales right now so powerful. what does this mean to scotland? gregor townsend has struck me as a very optimistic guy. and a an optimistic coach and that has been a big quality that he has really targeted for himself and when they lost to france, you can send some of that optimism just disappearing a little bit. scottish rugby right now, for all the endeavour and the flare that we have genuinely seen, it needs the oxygen we have genuinely seen, it needs the oxyg e n of we have genuinely seen, it needs the oxygen of victory to sustain that. there are five changes to the scotla nd there are five changes to the scotland team. suddenly some of the injured players have come back from a different 19 combination with ali price and finn russell. he can pull the strings, it will not be a finn russell type of weather, but with all the intensity i think it will be all the intensity i think it will be a calm head that wins the blood and thunder here in edinburgh. a calm head. i love it. thank you, joe. joe wilson therefore stepped back and class go, the women's game on a little bit later, philippa, former
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wales international still with us. we will talk about that game tomorrow. the headlines this week have been all about these regional disruptions and the possible merger wasn't going to happen and how it would affect the players. how much will that have taken away from the focus on this old wales team this week? it is very difficult to say. it will be on a person by person basis. however you are talking about a very elite professionals. and life goes on we are an athlete. things happen. you have a remix, birthdays, you learn to be able to compartmentalize what you think about. i believe these boys will go into the we can think of we have a job to do. strong leaders there who will be making sure people stay in line, focus on the game a hand in whatever needs to be talked about come monday, will talk about arm and in terms of this wales team come monday, will talk about our money. in terms of this wales team, and be
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district they are on, they seem like a team that are enjoying their by. a team that are enjoying their rugby. it is warren gatlin pass classic nation in charge, as a player, when you are winning and enjoying their rugby come is that when you're unstoppable? —— warren gatlin pass last. that is a dream. you are playing well and enjoying it. any will tell you the best game of the life was when they didn't even trying. they were just lying. they were expressing themselves. that is what we are starting to see. i think there's more to come. some individuals that are holding a little bit back but that it is great and exciting. and we can be winning and exciting. and we can be winning and we are not 110% just yet, that is really exciting where not only this weekend but next week and as well. as suddenly as thank you for the moment. that is it for the moment. we will have a lot to build up moment. we will have a lot to build up to the other games across the weekend to come towards the back and sportsday. for now, with the rest of the news, let's go back to hugh.
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thanks sarah... i will start with upon news. chelsea say they are "astonished" after their request to freeze a fifa transfer ban while they appeal was denied. the club was banned from signing players until the summer of 2020, but deny any wrongdoing. our sports news correspondent richard conway has more. this decision stems from a ruling by the for that chelsea had broken rules regarding the signing and treatment of young players. now they decided a little while ago there we re decided a little while ago there were going to have a chance for a ban on chelsea, two windows, chelsea are appealing against that decision but what we have discovered is that the appeals committee have rejected chelsea attempt to allow them to sign players in the upcoming tra nsfer sign players in the upcoming transfer window while the appeal is still ongoing. it means as it
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stands, chelsea cannot sign players this summer. that is in stark difference to how other clubs who have been in similar positions have been dealt with in the past. barcelona for example in 2014. in response to this, chelsea say they are astonished by this decision, they say it is inconsistent with how other clubs have been dealt with and they say they note they can be appealed to the court of arbitration for sport and that is where i think we are now headed with this, it will have to go to sport possible highest court in switzerland, chelsea we went up the options but if they want to sign players, that looks like their only option right now. well manchester city are in hot water of their own. they are being investigated by the premier league for allegedly breaking rules over financial fair play. yesterday, euorpean football's governing body said they, too, would investigate the claims made by the german news magazine "der spiegel" over the value of their sponsorship deal with etihad airways. city have described the claims
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as "entirely false." last season, the club has done a lot, but hopefully, they can solve it as soon as possible. for this environment. are you concerned at all that your legacy at this football club will be tainted by the allegations and whatever uefa decide to do? no. absolutely not. well if you've never had a saturday night out in liverpool, i can highly recommend it — but for fans of liverpool — jurgen klopp wants you to watch tomorrow's match of the day — 10.20 bbc one, and get straight to bed. because he wants the best possible atmosphere in their midday premier league meeting with burnley on sunday. his side are one point behind leaders manchester city in the title race. i hope for our people because that
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will be very important. we spoke a lot about that. we need atmosphere. at 12 o'clock. for sure last time as well i said come if you have a ticket, go to bed at ten o'clock. laughter inc. do not drink. be on your toes until the last second. when bloomfield road opens its doors on saturday, in excess of 14,000 blackpool fans will welcome ‘a new start‘ for league one side. following a four—year wait, the visit of southend united. marks the end of the oyston family's controversial time as owners and an emotional return for the supporters. who this week, helped get the stadium ready to once again host a healthy crowd. it is like the shackles have come off. everybody has got a spring in their step, a smile, the atmosphere around the town as well as around
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the club is absolutely buzzing. it is just fantastic to see. rangers striker alfredo morelos has signed a new contract for the second time this season, to keep him at ibrox until 2023. the colombian is the scottish premiership's top scorer with 16 goals but his manager steven gerrard has called for more clinical finishing as they take on hibernian this evening — hoping to close the gap on leaders celtic to five points. lets take a look at what else is going on in sport this evening. the womens world cup holders — the united states — have filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the united states soccer federation. the move is a significant escalation of a long—running fight over pay and equity and working conditions, just months before the world cup. 21—year—old alex yee took silverfor great britain on his world triathlon series debut in abu dhabi. his gb team—matejess learmonth claimed third place with a sprint finish in the first
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round of the women's event. ronnie o'sullivan is through to the semi—finals of snooker‘s players championship after a 6—4 win againstjohn higgins. the rocket is now also only three centuries away from his career ‘one—thousandath'. he'll face mark allen in the final four in preston. britain's four—time olympic champion mo farah has hinted he may return to the track for this year's world championships in doha in october. the 35—year—old retired from the track in 2017 to concentrate on the marathon. and will run a half marathon in london this weekend before the ful distance in the city, next month. i think it is possible, if i am great shape, and if my body can hold well and i'm capable of getting up for my country, why not? i watch my fellow athletes compete and doing well so it is more of like, can i do it? all week we've been marking
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international women's day, which is today, with a number of inspirational and intriguing stories from female athletes. today, we hearfrom great britain distance runner pippa woolven, who's opened up about how she took attempts to control her diet to what she calls an "unhealthy extreme" — but is now aiming for the next olympics in tokyo. iam back i am back at i work for the national trust here. that is not all i do. —— iam pippa trust here. that is not all i do. —— i am pippa woolven. i'm a great britain athlete. european team silver medallist and i would like to go to the olympics but has not been a shoot forward journey. i had a promising start as a junior. until i went to the university of florida state in america on athletic scholarship. although i try physically on such a high pressure elite environment, i separated the effects mentally over the course of two years. so before i went to america, i hadn't thought too much about a diet side of athletics. but i was sent a book about elite racing
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weight, and i take it quite personally and decided to try and refine my diet to a point where it was an unhealthy extreme. i was living with a few athletes who had eating disorders and over time i began copping their habits until i found myself in a really copper my state of nutrition. it wasn't about a vanity thing with me. i would've done whatever it took to improve my importantly my performance. if losing weight meant to quick at times i would've done anything. i tried that first. i started running rather well and qualify for the commonwealth games i felt broken. u nfortu nately, commonwealth games i felt broken. unfortunately, the effects of it lasted several yea rs unfortunately, the effects of it lasted several years afterwards with the barely get out of bed in the morning. i had to take time out of the square. my hormones were all over the place. i lost my period of four a quite over the place. i lost my period of foura quitea over the place. i lost my period of four a quite a few years. eventually i got back into my exercise and took running up as a hobby again. in december 2018, i competed for great britain and the european cross country championship. we won a team silver metal. amazing representing
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britain again. i hope to do so at the world championships this march. but it wasn't the middle i was most proud of. have to the sport and winning my first local league race at the beginning of the year it was the most significant memory. i was really proud to have made it through the struggle i face. if i can give a piece of advice to young junior at the least it would be to find to maintaina the least it would be to find to maintain a strong sense of perspective about your sport and how it fits into the rest of your life. great words, and we wish pippa woolven all the best on her olympic aspirations. now, with a big weekend ahead in the six nations, let's get over to sarah mulkerrins again who's at scotstoun. thank you. welcome back to glasgow, scotston, the home of the glasgow warriors. you might be able to make out the scottish and welsh swimming team behind me. warming up for their match which gets under way in about 30 minutes. we talked about the
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women's game. we spoke about scotland. let's talk about england against italy. the other game on saturday. england are smart really league next morning after that last a few weeks ago in cardiff and our by a few weeks ago in cardiff and our rugby union correspondent chris jones has been with the camp this week. england had been mixing things up a little bit since that defeat by wales, the georgia national side we re over wales, the georgia national side were over for some heated training sessions, punches were thrown during life scrimmaging and practise but the england coach and management and players adamant that it is preparing them perfectly for a witness to come and this six nations. for the game against italy, eddie jones and this six nations. for the game against italy, eddiejones had for the changes a little better. including the selection of an enormous back line with a band tio andjo enormous back line with a band tio and jo cox on the sega are starting. england have never lost to instantly come italy lost one of the six nations. by two years ago, at twickenham, the italians gave england a scare with their
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controversial tactics at the wreck in england los eddiejones as he is not quite sure what to expect from connor o'shea. we know they're unpredictable. they have a great break ground. they have one of the icons of the modern game. that's great background. stan has been one of the best players in six nations.. mauricio, a strong runner. expect them to attack us. but we are not sure how because they are quite unpredictable in the way they play. we know the density of this six nations is in a wales and they when there were many to games and they w011 there were many to games and they won the title. —— the density of this. with home games against italy, and scotland on the final day, england are certainly in a position to pounce if wales slip out. let's ta ke let's take a quick look at the
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fixtures. scotland and wales, kicks off of the men's weekend come alive on bbc one, kick off at murray field at 2:15 p:m.. england will take on italy and on sunday from ireland house of france, that meant really a must win for ireland and quite frankly a must when. to keep their faint hopes of retaining their title alive. the full—back has been speaking ahead of the game and says they will see the best front side of they will see the best front side of the tournament on sunday. i think we are probably going to get the best french performance we have seen in the championship so far. it is unusual for them to pick the same size two weeks on the bounce. so it is obviously a huge sign of confidence from the coach in the group. they have play some really good at rugby again scotland. so we are expecting a pretty good front side to come. -- front side.
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less in the programme talking about the game here at scott stein. scotla nd the game here at scott stein. scotland will host well. louise is back with us. how will you see tonight going? i think the games over the last two years have been a point. i'm going for a scotland win tonight. i have a good feeling. they have to believe in themselves and put that performance and for 80 minutes. and maybe help the rain stays away. ed is coming down now but hopefully there will be slightly better conditions by the time we get to kick off that is it for sportsday. six nations across the bbc tonight. goodbye. hello. good evening. a bright start today in many places but it did not last. cloud and rain working from the west, setting us up for another weekend, called off and windy and we
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will see some rain and snow over high grounds, still the potential for some sunny spells and between those unsettled outs of weather. during tonight, the rain today clears away. clear spells and a fresh clutch of heavy downpours moving across northern ireland into england and further snow this south. further south, a relatively mild night. tomorrow, the first lumber what weather will slide across northern england into the midlands. some snow over high ground, and then we see some snow over high ground, and then we see plenty of showers pushing and for western scholars in the. some of these wintry over high and further south not too many showers, spells of sunshine, 14 degrees in london, but surely further north, all of us getting to the cold air on sunday, there will be what showers, and it will be very windy.
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