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(Reuters) - Manchester United's Marcus Rashford can become a "world class" forward if he sharpens his poacher's instincts in front of goal, former defender Rio Ferdinand has said.
(Reuters) - Former England coach Clive Woodward is backing Agustin Pichot's bid for the top job at World Rugby, saying the Argentine can help steer the sport out of its current financial straits.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Cricket's reputation as a game of glorious uncertainty notwithstanding, the Thailand team making their debut at the Women's Twenty20 World Cup in Australia will undoubtedly be a big hit with fans.
OITA, Japan (Reuters) - Australia's thumping loss to England on Saturday not only brought an end to their World Cup campaign, it also brought down the curtain on the careers of Wallaby greats David Pocock and Will Genia. Captain Michael Hooper said not to being able to send the duo into international retirement in a better manner only reinforced his disappointment at the 40-16 quarter-final drubbing.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Light on match practice and heading for retirement, David Pocock nevertheless remains a key player for Australia and is determined to make the most of what will be his third and final World Cup.
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Women's football in Spain is primed for another surge in popularity as Real Madrid make their long-awaited leap into the sport as CD Tacon this season with a 'Clasico' away to historic rivals Barcelona.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The All Blacks are on "high alert" over the threat David Pocock could pose at the breakdown when they meet the Wallabies in Saturday's Rugby Championship opener, according to flanker Sam Cane.
(Reuters) - New South Wales Waratahs hooker Tolu Latu has earned his starting spot in the Super Rugby semi-final against the Lions with an improved off-field attitude and has the power to nullify the marauding Malcolm Marx, says team mate Sekope Kepu.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Malcolm Marx has made a timely return from injury to hand the Lions a significant boost as the South Africans seek to reach the Super Rugby final for a third successive year when they host the New South Wales Waratahs in Saturday's semi-final.