England suffer another setback

first_img Press Association Briggs levelled the scores with 20 minutes on the clock with a penalty of her own but England regained the lead just before the interval as Millar-Mills dove over the line following a powerful scrum. Mclean missed the conversion with the last kick of the half and Ireland were soon level after play resumed following the break, with Larissa Muldoon darting over from close range. Briggs hooked the attempted conversion well wide but made amends with what proved to be the winning penalty after England were penalised at the breakdown. England lost 13-0 to Wales in their first Six Nations fixture before beating Italy 39-7 at home. World Cup winners England suffered their second away defeat in the Women’s Six Nations on Friday, losing 11-8 to Ireland at Ashbourne RFC.center_img The visitors led 8-3 at half-time thanks to a penalty from captain Katy Mclean and a try from Harriet Millar-Mills, but were pegged back in the second period and lost to a late penalty converted by Niamh Briggs. Mclean missed a long-range penalty before giving her side the lead moments later, this time making no mistake with a penalty despite the windy conditions. last_img read more

Ascot adds three-year extension to Sky Sports Racing deal

first_img UK racing remains hopeful for crowd pilot events August 14, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 Share BGC: UK betting to donate all Royal Ascot ‘Britannia Stakes’ profits to charity June 15, 2020 Submit Ascot Racecourse has extended its agreement with Sky Sports Racing and Attheraces.com which will cover all of Ascot’s 25 annual fixtures until at least 2024.The extended agreement, which was initially signed in March 2019, covers non-terrestrial television in the UK and Ireland. At The Races will continue to manage licensing and distribution of Ascot races for live streaming to UK betting operators under a separate long-term agreement.Matthew Imi, Chief Executive, At The Races, commented: “Sky Sports Racing has been a real success in just a year and a half and our partnership with Ascot Racecourse has been an important factor. 3.3m UK viewers tuned into the channel between April and June and over 1.9m on average each month this year, despite the obvious impact of Covid-19 on domestic racing.“We have helped Ascot grow some of its key media rights revenues in a short time and we will continue to use our pay TV and digital platform as well as the support of Sky Sports and Sky Sports News to drive profile and exposure for all Ascot events.”The agreement is a significant enhancement to Sky Sports Racing’s global rights portfolio, which currently includes the Kentucky Derby, Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Longines Hong Kong International Races and Melbourne Cup Carnival as well as over 700 domestic fixtures such as the St Leger Festival, Boodles Chester May Festival and Coral Welsh Grand National.Rob Webster, Managing Director, Sky Sports, added: “We are delighted to be renewing our partnership with Ascot Racecourse for an additional three years. Sky Sports has supported horse racing for over two decades and it’s a sport we’re very passionate about.“Sky Sports Racing continues to provide a platform for the best of international horse racing and meetings from Ascot Racecourse are a key part of our offering to our customers.”Juliet Slot, Chief Commercial Officer at Ascot, concluded: “We have developed an excellent partnership with the whole team at Sky Sports Racing since rejoining the refreshed channel last year.“The growth in their audiences across our time as our Pay TV partner has supported our desire to bring Ascot and all our annual racing to a broader, wider consumer base alongside our Terrestrial partner ITV, reaching new audiences is an important part of our brand strategy.“Alongside the excellent racing broadcast we benefit from the strong digital audiences with attheraces.com and the broader promotional support from the Sky Sports portfolio. It is a huge pleasure to be announcing this extension to the end of 2023 prior to my departure from Ascot.”last_img read more