The Rise, and Rise, of Rugby in Georgia

The list of countries where rugby is the national game is a vanishingly elite band. Most sports fans might reel off New Zealand, Wales, South Africa and at a push the Pacific Island nations. One that won’t be on the tip of most tongues is the former Soviet state of Georgia, who faced up against a much-fancied Wales outfit in their tournament opener. A slick first half from Warren Gatland’s men put the game beyond doubt, but an evenly fought second reflected the battling qualities of the Georgians.

Triumph for Teenage Sensation

Bianca Andreescu becomes the first teenager to win her maiden Grand Slam since Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon in 2004. The Canadian defeated Serena Williams, 37, in straight sets in the all North American US Open Final; meanwhile, Nadal edges one closer to Federer in overall Grand Slam titles, as he played with equanimity in the deciding set against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev.

World Cup Works Wonders

‘Football is a man’s game’ is often a statement made in recent years, with men receiving the majority of publicity and funding when playing for their team. However, due to the success of this summer’s Women’s World Cup, the rise of women playing football has been pronounced, so that in some countries the women’s game has become as high profile as the men’s.

Guiseley AFC: Martin’s hat-trick helps the Lions roar past the Bulls

Guiseley welcomed Hereford to a sunny Nethermoor Park for their 11th fixture of the 2019/20 National League North season. Both sides ended last season at the wrong end of the table (19th and 17th respectively), but, whereas Hereford sat 15th at the start of the day on 12 points, Guiseley had enjoyed better fortunes in the opening 10 games sitting in 5th position at the start of the day on 17 points.