Saturday sport: France and Argentina claim group wins; Munster beat Connacht in Thomond

Saturday Sport: France And Argentina Claim Group Wins; Munster Beat Connacht In Thomond Saturday Sport: France And Argentina Claim Group Wins; Munster Beat Connacht In Thomond
Munster beat Connacht 24-17 at Thomond Park. Photo: Inpho
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Updated: 9.45pm

Here's the latest updates from today's sporting action...


Argentina have beaten Mexico 2-0 after Lionel Messi inspired his side back to winning ways.

The Paris Saint-Germain player found the net in the 64th minute, easing fears that they may have been headed for an early exit, before Enzo Fernández supplied the Argentines with their second minutes from the death to cement their win.

Earlier, reigning champions France took a 2-1 win over Denmark in the same group.

Kylian Mbappé took the first goal in the 61st minute, with Andreas Christensen pulling one back just seven minutes later. However, Mbappé was back again 86th to claim the winner.


In the second game of the day, Poland beat Saudi Arabia 2-0 after Robert Lewandowski and Piotr Zielinski netted for their country, while Australia also reignited their campaign with a 1-0 win against Tunisia.


Munster beat Connacht 24-17 at Thomond Park in their United Rugby Championship clash.

Connacht got off to the stronger start, taking an early lead, but second half tries from John Ryan and Niall Scannell put the homeside back in the driver's seat.

Earlier, Leinster beat Glasgow Warriors 40-5 in their United Rugby Championship game at the RDS.

Dave Kearney, Rob Russell supplied the tries in the first half at the RDS, with Ross Byrne adding the conversions to give them a 21-0 lead at the break.

After the restart, Glasgow regrouped to see Sebastian Cancelliere over the whitewash, but a quick response from the homeside saw Michael Milne take their fourth try.

Russell was back for his third in the 71st minute, before John McKee took the last try of the evening.


England fell short at Twickenham, losing 27-13 against South Africa. Eddie Jones’ men delivered the worst performance of a campaign consisting of a solitary victory over Japan as the 14-man Springboks, inspired by half-backs Faf de Klerk and Damian Willemse, dominated the rematch of the 2019 World Cup final.

Earlier, Wales suffered a narrow 34-39 defeat to Australia. It's the second loss in as many weekends for Wales after they were beaten by Georgia last Saturday.


Reigning All-Ireland Club Football champions Kilcoo are on track to defend their Ulster title after beating Enniskillen Gaels of Fermanagh 3-14 to 1-9 at the Athletic Grounds.


Kilkerrin-Clonberne have beaten Ballymacarbry 2-10 to 0-2 to claim their spot in the All-Irleand Club Ladies Football final.

A goal and three points from Ailish Morrissey aided her club to victory at Fraher Field, with the Galway outfit now awaiting the victor of Sunday's semi-final between Dublin's Kilmacud Crokes and Monaghan's Donaghmoyne.


Leona Maguire is tied for second after her third round at the Women's Spanish Open.

The Cavan golfer carded a three-under-par 70 to sit on 12-under-par in Andalucia.

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