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we will be speaking to the former ambassador to north korea about today‘s show of unity at the winter olympics and as scientists grow the first human egg in a laboratory, we will ask how significant it could be to help the fertility of young cancer patients. and we look at the latest film releases, including black panther. that is all ahead on bbc news but now it is time for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday. coming up on this evening ‘s programme. . . a show of unity. the opening ceremony of the 2018 winter olympics brings southland north korea together. the athletes by marching together send a powerful message of peace to the world.
and i‘m live at twickenham ahead of the second round of six nations matches. england against wales tomorrow the big one. england coach eddiejones tomorrow the big one. england coach eddie jones ramping up tomorrow the big one. england coach eddiejones ramping up the pressure. they can be confident but it will be difficult for them to come to twickenham and played like they did against scotland. hello and good evening. we will be back live at twickenham in a minute ahead of what some are calling the biggest name of this —— biggest game of this six nations. but let‘s start in south korea where the winter olympics have begun. north and south korea entered the stadium as one team. the athletes will be competing over 17 days with team gb aiming for
its most successful winter games. it was on a freezing night although not as cold as it has been. the theme of the ceremony was a relevant one. peace and harmony seen through the eyes of five children exploring a winter landscape. a celebration of the nature ‘s culture. tea m the nature ‘s culture. team gb leading by lizzy yarnold certainly enjoyed their moment. it is the biggest british winter olympic team ever and they are targeting their best ever performance. and then entering under a neutral flag, olympic athletes from russia, their presence here highly contentious. no russian colours
because russia is banned from these games after their recent doping scandal and yet some 168 of their athletes have been allowed to compete as neutrals. finally, historically, the moment they had all been waiting for. under a flag representing their peninsula, north and south korea parading as one. joint flag—bearers from each country, the sudden thawing of tensions expressed a remarkable show of unity. it was soon left to the south korean president to officially open the games. there was no doubting the sentiment of the night, a dove of peace illuminating the stadium before a fitting climax. ice hockey players from south korea and north korea took the olympic torch on its final journey and the lighting of the called in. —— called run. even before the sport, these games have produced
some indelible images. a memorable day for the olympics and a historic one for career. great britain has sent its largest ever olympic team with 59 athletes, targeting the biggest ever medal haul of five or more. one of those hopes, snowboarder katie ormerod is out of the games after fracturing her heel during training. but plenty more are hoping for success. team gb may not be a traditional winter sport powerhouse, britain is warming to winter sports. last time out, they claimed a record equalling four medals. they are hoping for more this time out. elise christie is gb ‘s best multi—medal prospect. she left the last games in tea rs tears after devastating disqualifications in all three of her events. she is now a three—time world champion. i got my redemption a long time ago.
i got my redemption a long time ago. i got it when i won the europeans a few years later. i got that the world champions. becoming a world champion is the most incredible thing you can do. i cannot describe that feeling. there were two medals in the curling last games. the women are the raining european champions. on the slopes, team gb may have been denied one of their best prospects in katie ormerod but her cousin is still competing in the snowboard slope style event. jamie nicholls hoping to challenge for a medal. billie morgan is also in that event and later on in the games, also keep an eye out for the skiers. lizzie atkin and james woods, both have podium potential. in the slalom competition, dave riding could become team gb ‘s first ever alpine medallist. and who would write off lizzy yarnold? the flag bearer is
aiming to become the first british athlete to defend a winter olympic title. herform athlete to defend a winter olympic title. her form has athlete to defend a winter olympic title. herform has not been great of late but she traditionally raises her game for the big occasion. of late but she traditionally raises her game for the big occasionm has been an up and down world cup season this year. it is a lesson i think i needed to respect sport and respect the day of competition that anything can happen but mainly to understand that i do know what i am doing andi understand that i do know what i am doing and i need to trust myself a lot more when i am going down the track and slide more intuitively. i have learnt a lot and i think i am ina good have learnt a lot and i think i am in a good place. as you have been hearing, with more prospects of medals than at any point in history, there is every chance that it could be record—breaking four team gb. so exciting and it is all on the bbc. let's so exciting and it is all on the bbc. let‘s have a look at some of the other sports stories of the day. michael o‘neill ‘s contract extension as northern ireland manager has been confirmed. he turned down the chance to succeed gordon strachan as scotland manager.
meanwhile, the search for scotland‘s next manager continues after walter smith ruled himself out. he managed scotla nd smith ruled himself out. he managed scotland 2004—2007 and was favourite for thejob after michael scotland 2004—2007 and was favourite for the job after michael o‘neill turned it down but he does not want to be considered after talks. riyad mahrez has returned to training for leicester city for the first time since the club rejected a number of bids from manchester city at the end of the january transfer window. he will be part of the leicester travelling squad for their match at manchester city tomorrow. you are up—to—date with all the days sports news. it is time to talk by sports news. it is time to talk rugby and there is a huge game tomorrow as england host wales. let‘s head straight to twickenham. yes, many thanks indeed. a warm welcome to twickenham this evening
where the scene is set for the big one ahead of the second round of six nations action to come this weekend. england against wales tomorrow. a.d2 thousand fans will be packing into twickenham. expect fireworks. yes, good evening. the opening weekend did not disappoint. england are up and running with a win against italy. scotland were met by a wall of welsh resistance in cardiff and ireland proved in paris that old sporting adage, it is not over until it‘s over. the waiting is over now. and the six nations is with us once more. he cannot get there. davies for the corner. they tried for wales. leigh halfpenny. penalty coming, a try coming, leigh halfpenny, two drives.
the drought is well and truly over four leigh halfpenny and wales are roaring towards victory. thomas is going to score for france. i have an official match doctor. i am no medic. jonny sexton weights. here it comes, it looks good. he likes it. ireland have stolen the game. anthony watson. it is some start by england. george ford in support. george ford. scores. jack nowell and england are finishing in style. and this then is how this weekend ‘s matches are looking like. it all starts with ireland against italy
first up and then england against wales at twickenham tomorrow afternoon. two changes for england. scotla nd afternoon. two changes for england. scotland making six after being overrun on that opening weekend as they take on france. i am delighted to say we are joined by two world cup winners this evening. thanks very much indeed to you both. very impressive from wales. yes, and expected, i think. very impressive from wales. yes, and expected, ithink. scotland very impressive from wales. yes, and expected, i think. scotland will be disappointed. i think it will be a big game tomorrow. and leigh halfpenny as well impressive. he was instrumental to that success which of course has been built on the scarlets team. ten of those scarlets players forming the bedrock of this welsh team. i think he has been criticised of rate for not showing the attacking side of his game but going back to scarlets, he has really got back in the groove and it is great to see him scoring tries.
george north is back on the bench for wales. he will bring experience to that welsh team as well. yes, massively. he scored a try against ha rlequins massively. he scored a try against harlequins last week. he will be a handful tomorrow. rhys patchell, third choice timbre ten for wales, eddiejones third choice timbre ten for wales, eddie jones ramping eddiejones ramping up the pressure, suggesting he does not have the bottle to play at twickenham. what do you make of that as a player, if an opposing coach were saying that about you 7 an opposing coach were saying that about you? it depends on the player you are. it would definitely galvanise me and make me want to prove him wrong. he had a great game la st prove him wrong. he had a great game last week. he will be full of confidence and i think comments like that spur you on. i can imagine the likes of maro itoje are going to try and get into him early doors. likes of maro itoje are going to try and get into him early doorsm will be a scintillating atmosphere he will have to contend with. from the england side of things, george ford and owen farrell combining well
against italy. it gives you options either side of the breakdown. they can split and play together. they are starting to develop their game. they will be a real threat. we will be hearing from the england camp in a moment but we know thatjonathan joseph has come in to the side for ben te‘o. joseph has come in to the side for ben te'o. i think they will try to get into the outside channels and get into the outside channels and get on the outside. it is a different focus. eddie jones hoping to mastermind another success for england. it would be three in a row. that would be quite something. england wales games are always fantastic occasions. at twickenham, both sides will be up for it off the back of last weekend and it could prove pivotal. absolutely. eddie jones hoping to mastermind 36 nations championships in a row and
no one has done that in the history of the competition. we will be talking about scotland in a moment that they —— after they we re a moment that they —— after they were overrun on the opening weekend. let‘s find out how they have been preparing. just about everyone on the irish tea m just about everyone on the irish team has got over last week ‘s dramatic drop kick against france. this week it is your 6—nations banker if you are going to win the competition. rory best has talked about the battle up front, despite the ever—growing expansion of the italian game and with paul weather conditions, you feel that will be their case. joe schmidt has spoken about the professionalism needed to win this competition and that is what ireland need this weekend. immediately after their impressive victory over italy in rome, england‘s players and head coach eddiejones were england‘s players and head coach eddie jones were reluctant england‘s players and head coach eddiejones were reluctant to talk too much about wales but that has all changed in the past 48 hours.
after naming his same for the weekend clash, two changes, danny ca re weekend clash, two changes, danny care and jonathan joseph starting, jones started to crank the pressure upon the world. he said many of their young players may struggle to handle the occasion at twickenham and he is keen to point out that yes, some welsh players have a win at the home of english rugby but england‘s record under the australian is faultless. at wales‘ training base, it has been a happy camp. after the win against scotland, there is a spring in their step and a determination to pick up from where they left off. warren gatland has said same again and rewarded his players. the same starting 15. george north despite being fit will start on the bench. wales know that playing england at home is a daunting prospect that they go there this time cautiously optimistic. after the cardiff calamity on the opening day, the big decision facing greg townsend was to stick or twist.
retain faith in the same players and hope to deliver a better performance or bring in sam ‘s fresh blood. six changes tells us he believes reinforcements are needed. the most eye—catching inclusion is that of greg laidlaw at scrum—half. he is starting his first test in scotland ina year. yes, scotland will need to try and rouse themselves after that disappointment of that opening weekend. it is all about this. and the result of tomorrow‘s match between england and wales will certainly go some way to determining who will get their hands on the trophy this year. let‘s talk scotland. we saw how disappointed gregor townsend was. he needs to galvanise his players. he has plenty of experience in the side and that will make a difference with greig laidlaw at scrum—half. will make a difference with greig laidlaw at scrum-half. is it hard to
try and bring your a game again once you have been beaten so heavily? is that good to be tough for the scotla nd that good to be tough for the scotland players to do? it will be tough but they will have so much motivation after last weekend. we saw what they did in the autumn and what that squad is capable of. they have injuries and they are missing sitting people but they will have rallied this week. jonny sexton doing whatjonny sexton does best. it is incredible. there was no question he was going to take a drop goal so far away. they got into position and what a strike. that could be crucial because we have the showdown here, england against ireland in the last match of the tournament. interesting to see what will rest on that. it will be amazing if it was the finale and winner takes all. but there is a long way to go until then. fantastic from jonny sexton in the last play of the game. it is pretty instrumental. it is good to be fascinated to see how ireland get on
this weekend. the women‘s tournament is being run alongside the men‘s. england also got off to a winning start. wales beat scotland but ireland lost to france. to defend a six nations title, everything must be in sync. in italy, there was just a whisker to choose between the champions and their hosts at half—time. 7—7 but their hosts at half—time. 7—7 but the captain took matters into her own hands and bulldozed through the italian defence. england stretched ahead with four tries in 15 minutes. but she was not finished. sarah hunter, the centurion, the mid—captain, getsa hunter, the centurion, the mid—captain, gets a hat—trick. room for improvement but still every reason to celebrate. they came for a win and that‘s what they left with. ultimately, it is about winning games and getting bonus points and thatis games and getting bonus points and that is what we have come here this evening and done. we have to be
happy with that. france are expected to push england closest this year. on the evidence provided this year, bass last saturday, they have a strong case. they exploited some gaping chasm is in the ireland defence. bodies and eagles will need to recover after a 211—0 thumping. —— eagles. in colwyn bay, it‘s the did —— seemed like a routine start for wales. 13—0 at half—time. for the second year running, scotland fought back. a couple of tries closed the gap to one point. that score proved elusive. wales have secured a memorable victory. scotland came back at us really hard. it isjust relief at the end
to get over the line. the victory is only for third place with england and france both securing bonus points in their matches on the continent, preserving their unbeaten records until they meet on the penultimate weekend must be the minimum target. holders england up and running with a victory. but i think it is fair to say it was pretty turgid stuff in that first half. turning it around in the second. it was a bit of a sticky first half. lots of bits they will not be too happy about but the sign ofa will not be too happy about but the sign of a good side is how they rectify that and they certainly did that in the second half. they'll be looking to improve on that. there is a lock that they will not be happy with. but against wales, it will certainly spurred them on. wales went into an impressive lead but they were pegged back by scotland. yes, another ten minutes and
scotla nd yes, another ten minutes and scotland might have edged it. the welsh haldon and it‘ll be a great game again tomorrow. where has it gone wrong for ireland? they hosted the world cup but it seems they have really fallen away. they appear a team in transition. they are. they are ina team in transition. they are. they are in a rebuilding phase. they have some new cultures. many of their players have either left or are playing rugby sevens. they are in that rebuilding phase and it is important for them to have these games and figure out which direction they need to head in and make that happen. it does not happen overnight. it is good to take a bit of time. it is a long process but they are a good side and they will get there. england getting off to a winning start, as did wales. as in the men‘s tournament, could this be crucial to determining who will win the women‘s title this year? crucial to determining who will win the women's title this year? wales area the women's title this year? wales are a good side but england will have far too much for them tomorrow. wales will probably get into the game early on but i think it will
prove similar to last week, second half, england‘s strength will take over. join neville, you played against her, she has refereed one of your matches, she is set to break new boundaries to as she referees a top—flight men‘s match. munster ‘s own theatre of dreams. scene of thrilling victories. but now this arena has produced a new star. i never decided to become a referee. i did not even contemplate it. i rang a gentleman high up in rugby circles and i said, i want your opinion on something. do you think it is possible for a referee rob crow female referee to referee at
the top level —— for start since that day, she has become one of the games officials, not just that day, she has become one of the games officials, notjust in women‘s by games officials, notjust in women‘s rugby now also win men‘s professional game. it took me a good 6—9 months to properly enjoy refereeing. something clicked. i suppose as an ex—international player, i knew what level i wanted to be at and i wasn‘t at it. as a former grand slam player, playing number eight for ireland, she had a reputation for living on the edge, which must help. a few times i have seen players up to my old tricks and i look at them ata to my old tricks and i look at them at a local i like what you did there, don‘t do it again. it is like educating and it is the older generation often. you go into clubs... will you be able to keep up
with the place? i do not get defensive. there is no point. nine times out of ten, those people will come up afterwards and say, you were brilliant, when‘s your next game? brilliant, when's your next game7m proved a breakthrough year. accolades have followed. she was named world rugby ‘s referee of the year. does she see herself as a trailblazer? i don't really. people say that i quite embarrassed. i have a lot of support. to be involved in this extension is —— in the 6—nations would be a dream come true but whether that is achievable, i don‘t know. yes, joy taking charge of ulster against the southern kings in the pro14 tonight. she says she would like to go on and officiate a 6—nations match, a lions match, this could be the start for her.|j
6—nations match, a lions match, this could be the start for her. i hope so. could be the start for her. i hope so. i have played against her in the past and she was a force to be reckoned with on the playing field. yeah, fair play to her. i don't know if it isa yeah, fair play to her. i don't know if it is a job yeah, fair play to her. i don't know if it is ajob i yeah, fair play to her. i don't know if it is a job i would want to do but she is proving that she is good enough to be out there and i hope she does go on and do some 6—nations games. having played against her, did she appear at that time that refereeing would be the party would ta ke refereeing would be the party would take next? was it evident? she was a back row, so she always knew the rules and try to bend. she was a great player. am really pleased for her. hopefully other women will want to get involved in refereeing as well. it shows the improvement in the women‘s game. there is just opportunities the women‘s game. there isjust opportunities now. there isjust opportunities now. there are some great role models. there are some great role models.
there are some great role models. there are lots of things happening at the moment. we have got the big game at the stoop in a month‘s time. we are looking for the biggest crowd in the women‘s premiership. it is testa m e nt to in the women‘s premiership. it is testament to that. she says she is not a trailblazer but i am pretty sure it is fair to say she is. many thanks for your company tonight. had you forjoining us on the programme this evening. the big one tomorrow, england against wales, eddie jones the big one tomorrow, england against wales, eddiejones has been ramping up the pressure on wales this week with his comments about rhys patchell. he might want to be reminded that tomorrow it is ten yea rs reminded that tomorrow it is ten years to the day since warren gatland first took charge of wales. it was in the 6—nations, his first match that day against england and they came away with a victory and a grand slam winners is well in that tournament. eddie jones will grand slam winners is well in that tournament. eddiejones will be holding that history does not repeat itself tomorrow. good night. james hook gets away. it is all happening. lee byrne.
warren gatland ‘s wales are back. gethinjenkins. martyn warren gatland ‘s wales are back. gethin jenkins. martyn williams. phillips. wales. have they scored? unbelievable, this turnaround at twickenham. swing low gives way to hymns and arias. wales have won. what a start for warren gatland! good evening. some more wintry weather around as we go into this weekend. it is all about the frost tonight. we could see loads of —6 towards the east. we have a weather front pushing in to scotland and northern ireland. we will see a speu northern ireland. we will see a spell of snow, as much as ten centimetres over the hills of scotland. temperatures will be on the rise in the west. it will be a day of getting milder. the best of
the sunshine in the east. clouding over with occasional rain from the north and west. any snow disappears as temperatures rise to 11 degrees. scotland not having a bad saturday with sunshine in the afternoon. saturday night, an area of low pressure could bring severe gales across northern england, north wales and the north midlands. back into cold air on sunday. strong north—westerly winds with frequent snow flurries in the north and west. goodbye for now. this is bbc news. i‘m carole walker. the headlines at 7pm. victims‘ families demand that two members of an islamic state execution cell should face trial. if it goes to trial, i'll certainly be there, i certainly want to look them in the eye and let them know that
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