It’s been a long day, so here’s all the sports news you might have missed (with all the April Fools picked out).
File photo. Charles Piutau scores for New Zealand against the US Eagles in Chicago last year. Source: Photosport/Andrew Cornaga/INPHO
HomeUlster confirmed the capture of All Black utility back Charles Piutau. The Aucklander will move to Belfast in July 2016.Another New Zealand international pointed for the exit door from Ireland as Connacht announced that Mils Muliaina would play for Zebre next season.Conor McGregor predicted he’ll stop ‘sloppy’ Jose Aldo inside four minutes when the pair meet in the Octagon on 11 July.Martin O’Neill’s Ireland side have been chargedwith improper conduct after picking up five yellow cards.Shane Carthy is a welcome addition to the Dublinunder 21 footballers for tomorrow’s Leinster final.Munster have named JJ Hanrahan in their ‘A’ team to face Connacht in Thomond Park tomorrow.
Belgian cyclist Tom Boonen of team Ettix – Quick-Step pictured on a practice ride for the Tour of Flanders today. Source: Press Association Images
AwayLiverpool’s Raheem Sterling has rejected the label ‘money-grabbing’ after turning down a new contract at Anfield.Meanwhile, Mats Hummels has refuted a claim that he has promised to join Manchester United.In actual transfer news, Real Madridhave shelled out €31.5 million for Porto fullback Danilo.
Leighton Baines went to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital to give out some Easter eggs. Source: Everton FC/Press Association Images
The NFL are considering a change to to their scoring system to make turning six into seven a little more difficult.Welsh winger George North will sit out the Champions Cup quarter-final after his latest concussion.The Best Thing We Shared
England’s under 21s are pretty damn good. Who, what, where and how many passes? Right here.
On The Record
– Alan Matthews and his whole backroom team resigned their positions with Bray Wanderers today.
The international break is well and truly behind us now. Tomorrow morning, the sporting weekend starts in Melbourne when Laois’ Zach Tuohy helps Carlton kick off the new AFL season at 9.20AM in the MCG (live on ESPN).