the champions league, ijust for whatever reason cannot it off. i started kind of thinking negatively about the game. i should have done that, which i had always done after a game fora that, which i had always done after a game for a few days if we lost, beating yourself up, why did i do that? but it lasted longer and was no bawling and you start to down yourself and am i good enough to be at the very top, even though we had won the year before it was just developing. i blocked it out. i don't know why i had those feelings for so long. ijust could not shake it off, i could not snap out of it and probably i was in that frame of mind fora and probably i was in that frame of mind for a good year, maybe 18 months after that. rugby union's european champions cup got underway tonight and holders leinster began their title defence with a near perfect display over wasps in dublin. leinster scored 8 tries in all at the r05. sean cronin sprinting over for their first in the 6th minute. new zealanderjames lowe continued his fine form with two, and jack mcgrath was the last to cross the line for the champions.
52—3 the final score — a bonus point victory for leinster and a record european loss for wasps. the european challenge cup also got underway tonight — and a big win for sale — 111—24 in perpignan. time for a quick look at today's other sports stories: 20—year—old george russell will become the third british driver in formula 1 next season, after signing to race for williams. he currently drives for mercedes in formula 2. british number one kyle edmund has been knocked—out in the quarter—finals of the shanghai masters — he was beaten in straight sets by the fourth seed, alexander zverev who now qualifies for the tourfinals in london. ngland's eddie pepperell is leading halfway through the british masters — he has a 3 shot lead on 8 under par. justin rose, francesco molinari and tommy fleetwood are all well down the leaderboard. the leading athlete
representative at sport's world anti—doping agency says senior officials tried to "bully" her over her opposition to allow russia back into the olympic fold. cross country ski champion beckie scott resigned from wada's compliance committee last month in protest over the decision to overthrow russia's three—year—long ban for state—sponsored doping. speaking exclusively to the bbc sport editor — dan roan, she said she was "treated with disrespect". i think first and foremost i made the decision baked on that —— based on the fact i fundamentally disagree with it. i felt on the fact i fundamentally disagree with it. ifelt this on the fact i fundamentally disagree with it. i felt this was a compromise that was unacceptable. i would say i was treated with a level of disrespect and with comments and gestures that were inappropriate, and indicative of a general attitude of dismissal and belittling. of the athlete waits at the table. from whom? that was behaviour directed at
me from members of the water executive community. members of the olympic movement, in the form of an executive committee meeting said things which were designed to denigrate, intimidate, dismiss? bully. to believe. they try to bully you? yes. can you tell me how that was done? just through comments, gestures, there was laughter when i read the list of athlete committees you have produced statements, and who were confronting this decision. it was a combined effect that left me feeling as though there is very little respect, there is very little appreciation, and there is very little value for the contribution that the athletes have at this table. what about the president and director general, did they step in and say anything? there was no confrontation or challenging of that behaviour at the time it took place. beckie scott speaking to our editor.
and just to clarify — wada have admitted that passions were running high at the meeting and they're taking scott's concerns seriously. but they do feel that the athlete's voice was represented and they deny wada are aligning themselves with the olympic movement it's the climax of the rugby league season tomorrow — and its all the ws, as wigan warriors take on warrington wolves in the super league grand final. warrington will be looking to avenge their defeat in the challenge cup final this season, while wigan are hoping for a fairytale send off for head coach and wigan institutuion, shaun wane, who leaves tomorrow, 36 years after he first played for the club. adam wild reports: for these two sides the journey to old trafford has been long. the price at the end now within reach. for both the week and it is a path well trodden. another while moment at old trafford. they have met here before, twice, both days belonged to weaken, but that is now in the past
and some things some are keen to forget. would have thought has gone, let'sjust forget. would have thought has gone, let's just concentrate on ourselves. we have to enjoy the build—up, this is what we play the lead before, occasions like this, weeks like this. you don't get many in your career. for others, history is not something easily left behind. john wayne's 30 year association with wigan, his first as player and now coach comes to an end, a grand final farewell to his hometown cloud. coach comes to an end, a grand final farewell to his hometown cloudm has been perfect. it was perfection, it has been my dream and i am a happy man. he is not the only one ending his wigan journey here. happy man. he is not the only one ending his wiganjourney here. sam tompkins inspired their semifinal win over tompkins inspired their semifinal wi n over castleford. tompkins inspired their semifinal win over castleford. he is one of a number of players who are now moving on. it is huge, and as soon as i decided i would leave the cloud my focus was to win a trophy and it is a dream come true and if i could do it this year, that would be even
more special, but i'm not going to get ahead of myself. i know exactly the task we have in london, a huge one. standing in their way is a warrington site that have proven they can be the very best. their semifinal win over st helens was perhaps unexpected, but thoroughly deserved. their biggest challenge though remains, improving on the past. we know the cloud has never won, so to be part of that and make a history be massive for the cloud and players. something that we are striving for and hopefully we can get the job done. after a long, grueling season and the intensity of those semifinal, it all leads here, to old trafford command the grand final, just 80 minutes of rugby league to decide whose journey ends with the ultimate prize. usain bolt says scoring his first goal for the central coast mariners was a weight off his shoulders. the 8 time olympic champion is still on trial at the australian a league side while he tries to become a professional footballer.
this was his first goal. and his second couldn't have been easier. a—nil the score as they beat macarthur south west united in front of 6,000 fans. that's all from sportsday. we'll have more sport throughout the weekend. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are sebastian payne, who's the political leader writer at the ft, and the broadcaster, lynn faulds wood. let's have a look at some of tomorrow morning's front pages.
lovely to see you both. we will have a chat in a moment. we start off with the telegraph. "an extra year shackled to brussels" says the the daily telegraph — which reports that the brexit transition period could be extended by another year to help theresa may find a solution to the irish border problem. the times says the chancellor is being warned that he does not have support in the commons for a tax—raising budget amid what the paper calls the government's paralysis over brexit. the guardian leads on revelations of a huge concentration of toxins around the site of the grenfell tower fire and says there may be long—term health risks for survivors and others who live and work nearby. the i reports on a ruling by the high court which paves the way for fracking to proceed at sites across the country. a royal kiss features on the front of the daily mail —
which splashes on princess eugenie's marriage to jack brooksbank earlier today. it's the same for the sun — which goes with the headline ‘fergie time' after eugenie's mother turned up late for her daughter's big day. the online independent leads on claims that the government is preparing to impose sanctions against saudi arabia as the fallout continues over the disappearance of dissident journalist jamal kashoggi. and the daily mirror is looking ahead to tomorrow evening's strictly come dancing — with contestants seann walsh and katya jones, hoping the public will forgive them for their drunken kiss and keep them in the dancing competition. so, a real mix of stories there making tomorrow's news. starting with our chat. the daily... we can start off with the times. sebastian, would you like to take us
off with that? this is the budget coming on the 29th of october, in a couple of weeks and it is about how philip hammond, the chancellor is going to pay for various things. the big thing they need to find money for is that 20 billion they are pumping into the nhs, they announced it back in july pumping into the nhs, they announced it back injuly for pumping into the nhs, they announced it back in july for the pumping into the nhs, they announced it back injuly for the health services 70th anniversary without quite figuring out where the money will come from the look down the back of the sofa at downing street, did not quite work so now they have to look at the prospect of raising some taxes. the other thing is universal credit, which is the big welfare reform package. there's a lot of course saying that needs more money too, about £2 billion, people from john major to gordon brown, jacob rees—mogg, iain duncan smith saying they need more money for that so saying they need more money for that so essentially philip hammond is under pressure from every corner saying give us more money. that is what it is to be a chancellor, the times says if you raise taxes or block the budget —— we will block the budget and it happened to philip hammond in the past when he tried to
twea k hammond in the past when he tried to tweak taxes. tori save it when i do that during practice. the chancellor is that a real bind. he wants to raise taxes, you cannot go through parliament and it's another headache for theresa may's government. the budget will be interesting to watch because philip hammond what to do little but there is huge pressure on spending at the moment. they try to be clever and drive forward and one who was in at the meeting, presumably cabinet ministers said i think the treasury thought it would be clever to have the budget now rather than december, close to the vote on any brexit deal, but it turned out that we just rescheduled it slap bang in the middle of another brexit mass. exactly. that's exactly what has happened. one of these days i will come on here and there will not be a brexit mass. may be 2030, i think. then there is the warnings of resignations. several have said that their ministers, cabinet ministers said they might
resign, and in all of this there is talking about government paralysis over brexit, that this tax raising budget is probably going to cost a heck of a lot of trouble at the wrong time. we have got the european council meeting coming up on wednesday, to start off. let's turn to the daily telegraph, and it looks like one of the options that came out of the papers today is that we could be shackled as the paper describes it to brussels for an extra yea r. describes it to brussels for an extra year. not everybody is happy about that. the headline in the telegraph is an extra year shackled to brussels, but the subhead is brexiteers react with fury as eu proposes extending transitions to the end of 2021. because of the irish border problems, and the suggestion is that nobody can agree on at the moment, so let's buy them an extra year to thing about ireland. the trouble is that the brexit bill we are paying, if you
add another year onto it, then we will owe them something like another 17 billion, so pushing it back is not a great idea either. jacob rees—mogg has been talking about this, hasn't he? he is not very happy. this, hasn't he? he is not very happy- i this, hasn't he? he is not very happy. i think we could have all best that one. essentially, the irish border has become the gordian knot of this whole thing. if there isa knot of this whole thing. if there is a brexit deal is all because the brexit deal is sought. i think eve ryo ne brexit deal is sought. i think everyone is concerned about this summit next wednesday becoming a repeat of salzburg which we recall last month theresa may went to e u leaders hoping to get some progress and infact leaders hoping to get some progress and in fact she got a very abrupt no, we're not interested in your plant and was acting somewhat embarrassed by things. they willing really wa nt embarrassed by things. they willing really want to make progress at the summit next week because if they don't do next opportunity to do so is december meaning we would not get a brexit deal until early 2019, and thatis a brexit deal until early 2019, and that is starting to get very close to the point of exit date. it is
crucial that progress is made. this pa rt crucial that progress is made. this part about the irish border is looking pretty intractable to be honest, because that use as we will not sign brexit deal —— the eu said they will not find a brexit deal if there is not a backstop. if everything else goes wrong under any circumstances there'll know that —— never be a hard border, that is what the backstop means. they say the backstop has to be forever, no time limit whatsoever. the dup, jacob rees—mogg, the right wing of the conservative party will say no. we're not doing that because it means we will never leave the customs union... they call it limbo, brexit limbo. a mess. it seems to turn into a biggar each time because how on earth are you going to get theresa may getting this passed enough of hermps theresa may getting this passed enough of her mps for it to have any success? she's probably counting on some labour mps supporting her, but under dup, ten mps say they will not support her unless they get what
they want also, so the entire thing looks like a horrible, horrible mass. it does feel like that at the end of this week everything, no one knows how it will pan out, but never mind hermps, she knows how it will pan out, but never mind her mps, she has to get this through her cabinet and we have seen a couple of the papers talk about esther mcveigh, penny mordaunt, andrea leadsom who are ardent brexit supporters. saying if we are going to have this customs union with no time limit, then maybe we will quit command of theresa may faces notable cabinet resignations she may never get a deal to put in front of parliament anyway. their fear as the paper says if you push it that far back, we don't get to demonstrate the advantages of leaving the eu, and we are too close to the general election, so a lot of forward planning going. i really... idon't know if she has any