tributes pour in for archbisop desmond tutu — nobel laureate and veteran of south africa's struggle against apartheid — who has died at the age of 90. he was one of the greatest people i've ever met. he and nelson mandela are the two leaders who ended apartheid. but you know that he was a teacher, he was a moral leader, he was a campaigner. the bodies of 16 iraqi kurds who drowned when their inflatable boat sank last month in the channel while trying to reach the uk have been returned to northern iraq. new coronavirus restrictions come into force in scotland, wales and northern ireland to try to limit the spread of the omicron variant. now on bbc news, it's time for sportsday. hello, i'm olly foster.
here's what's coming up on sportsday... it's still a bleak midwinter for england's cricketers, they're already on the back foot in the third test. there's a ding—dong nine goal game at the etihad, and manchester city are still merrily on high. it's a perfect ten for leicester tigers — theyjust don't know how to lose in the rugby union premiership. and no—one forecast this tornado at kempton — there's a shock winner in the king george. hello and welcome to sportsday. england's cricketers are sinking fast in australia, the ashes slipping away. already two down in the series, they were bowled out for 185
on the opening day of the third test in melbourne, a test that they have to win keep the series alive. here's our sports correspondentjoe wilson. a new match, new innings, a new beginning for nine minutes. haseeb hameed out for zero. england recalled zak crawley and pat cummins got him for 12 and that's why he won the toss and bowled. melbourne's boxing day test is a spectator occasion. it is a huge ground. proof of vaccination was required. no restrictions on the capacity. and no limits on pat cummins who got dawid malan for 14. butjoe root had the touches which put him in a different class, which took him to 50, which made the next so disappointing. edged and caught and out, and why? joe root could not tell you. he couldn't believe it himself. ben stokes tried all sorts of shots. this was the last one, gone for 25. jos buttler on three was aiming for the boundary,
presumably, but got nowhere near it. there is a fielder, that's the catch. jonny bairstow was surprised on 35 and england were soon 185 all out. normal service resumed. could england even summon a gust of optimism? australia reached 61—1 in reply. david warner dismissed. the final ball was almost another wicket. but every almost must be a success when you are in this kind of mess. joe wilson, bbc news. as you saw, jonny bairstow at least offered some resistance, but they'll need a huge all round improvement to get the win they need. we have spoken about that and that is being honest with ourselves, getting stronger with dismissals, so we need to keep doing that, we saw
in that we batted put an and when it comes round to the second innings thatis comes round to the second innings that is what you saw that pat cummins and nathon lyon did most of the damage with the ball, but it was also a special day for scott boland, becoming the fourth indigenous australian man or woman to play test cricket. he took a wicket on his debut. i but ibuti i but i was able to come you have the captain, the best bowler in the world, in the then starc got a couple of good ones with and then it is a great objective to to be let's take you through the football now. no more premier league games
were called off today, there were plenty of goals at the etihad , manchester city stretching their lead at the top of the table to six points. they beat leicester city 6—3. pep guardiola's side were 4—0 up at half—time, kevin de bruyne scoring in the fifth minute and the goals followed from riyad mahrez, ilkay gundogan and raheem sterling. leicester threatened an extaraordinary turnaround after the break — maddison, lookman, and ihaenacho with three goals in the space of ten minutes, but laporte and sterling got city over the line. one or two, what happened? the we could win the game, we thought, against leicester, which is always difficult man city with one of the very few weeks with obviously we play liverpool incredible when less
we will not get the vial inside, you look at the squad and you see what that it makes a huge difference for us but the players are not available on the players that are will give everything and wish should have spread like today. tottenham's fixtures have been badly hit by covid over the past fortnight. crystal palace tried to have today's game called off as well, but the premier league vetoed that. spurs winning 3—0 to move up to fifth. drew savage reports. pre—match talk in the palace camp was whether the game should be played at all with news that manager patrick vieira was isolating because of covid, his assistant was in charge. it took spurs more than half an hour to charge. it took spurs more than half an hourto break charge. it took spurs more than half an hour to break them down but when they did it was quick and it was decisive. . , ., , ., ., they did it was quick and it was decisive. . , ., ., ., decisive. harry kane scores again on boxina decisive. harry kane scores again on boxing day! — decisive. harry kane scores again on boxing day! lucas — decisive. harry kane scores again on boxing day! lucas moura _ decisive. harry kane scores again on boxing day! lucas moura having - decisive. harry kane scores again on boxing day! lucas moura having set| boxing day! lucas moura having set u . boxing day! lucas moura having set u- the first boxing day! lucas moura having set up the first scored _ boxing day! lucas moura having set up the first scored the _ boxing day! lucas moura having set up the first scored the second. - up the first scored the second. lucas moura coming in! b,
up the first scored the second. lucas moura coming in! a masterclass in the art of — lucas moura coming in! a masterclass in the art of the _ lucas moura coming in! a masterclass in the art of the flying _ lucas moura coming in! a masterclass in the art of the flying header. - in the art of the flying header. when you are 2—0 down this is the last thing you want one of your senior players to do, a second yellow card entered wilfried zaha's afternoon and his team's chances of getting anything from it. spurs decided to give the captain arrest early in the second half. they knew the game was won but that was confirmed when lucas moura crossed for sun confirmed when lucas moura crossed forsun heung—min. spurs confirmed when lucas moura crossed for sun heung—min. spurs have lost 3-0 for sun heung—min. spurs have lost 3—0 away to palace in september but in so many ways that was a long time ago. they are still unbeaten in the premier league under antonio conte. drew savage, bbc news. they certainly do look like they are beginning to click under antonio conte come up to fifth place and plenty of games in hand. he was pleased to be able to take harry kane off relatively early, with a crowded fixture schedule ahead. i always say we are talking about a top—class striker and a player that for us is very important. and today i had the possibility to give him a bit of rest. he scored and i'm happy
for him and happy for lucas and happy for sun, but i'm happy for that the performance of the team because if the three strikers scored and because the team worked very well. yeah, it's testing time for us but this is_ yeah, it's testing time for us but this is life. — yeah, it's testing time for us but this is life, this is football, and this is life, this is football, and this is— this is life, this is football, and this is the _ this is life, this is football, and this is the situation currently that we all_ this is the situation currently that we all have to face and life in generat _ we all have to face and life in general. but for us we will keep doing _ general. but for us we will keep doing things the way we have been, you know. _ doing things the way we have been, you know, patrick is the leader, everything — you know, patrick is the leader, everything will be done in the way patrick— everything will be done in the way patrick wants. we will do everything i’ilht patrick wants. we will do everything right in_ patrick wants. we will do everything right in terms of the recovery and nutrition — right in terms of the recovery and nutrition and get ready for tuesday night _ arsenal are building up some momentum. it's now four wins in a row in the league, and they are scoring plenty of goals. they won 5—0 at norwich victory was never really in doubt at the bottom side. bukayo saka scored their first inside ten minutes. kieran tierney doubled the lead by half—time and saka added another midway through the second half. lacazette and smith—rowe chipped in late—on. they are looking very
comfortable in fourth. today marked two years since mikel arteta's first game in charge. in this festive period, it is pretty tricky to stay with your mind 100% on the one task and what you have to do and i think we did that right from the beginning, we looked really sharp, committed, ithought from the beginning, we looked really sharp, committed, i thought coming into the game, scoring the first on the second on the third before the break and that he pushed for the third and more on this is a big win for us. there was a great game at the london stadium, southampton with a much—needed win, beating west ham 3—2 — but they had to work hard for it. jan bednarek scored the winner with a header from a second half set piece. the hammers had twice pulled themselves back into the game afterfalling behind. antonio and benrahma cancelling out goals by elyanhoussi and ward—prowse, but the saints took the points. two other games in the premier league today. just like palace, aston villa are missing their maanger because of covid. steven gerrard in isolation for their match at home to chelsea.
they are into the second half at villa park. it's i—all. a reece james own goal put villa ahead before chelsea equalised through a jorginho penalty. brighton and brentford kick off at 8pm. we've had a full programme in the scottish premiership, all matches effectively behind closed doors with a cap of 500 specatators coming into force today. celtic had a comfortale 3—1 win over bottom side stjohnstone in the early kick—off. abada scored twice in the first half to put celtic in control. chris kane had pulled one back for stjohnstone but nir bitton ended their hopes of a comeback. no draws in ther scottish premiership, also wins for aberdeen, hibs and third—placed hearts and motherwell. rangers maintained their six—point lead going into the winter break, beating st mirrren 2—0. wright and morelos with their goals. leicester tigers are
an unstoppable force in the rugby union premiership at the moment. bristol bears came close to ending their unbeaten run, but the league leaders found a way in injury time. 28—26 to make it ten wins out of ten this season. austin halewood reports. rugby�*s traditional boxing day fixtures, the masks might be a new addition but the atmosphere is the same, 22,000 at bristol cosmic ashton gate with leicester in town. it was the bearers who quickly put their christmas hangover behind them. , .,. their christmas hangover behind them. , .. ., their christmas hangover behind them. ., ., them. they raced an early lead. harry randall — them. they raced an early lead. harry randall with _ them. they raced an early lead. harry randall with a _ them. they raced an early lead. harry randall with a brilliant - them. they raced an early lead. | harry randall with a brilliant run and fits harding adding the finishing touches. the tigers still have not lost this season and they were soon back into it. i don't know, one of the biggest players in the premiership, with the deft of finishes. as a square began to build, so that the tension, leicester captain ellis genge, who
joins bristol next season, keen to get to know his team—mates better. even he was probably impressed by randall, another clever break from him paving the way for lloyd and it looked like bristol had it won but in the fourth minute of extra time, this happened. guy porter with his first premiership try. and what it time to do it. the tigers continue to roar a, ten straight wins, their best run in the league for 21 years. there were three other games in the premiership today. a big win for sarcens over worcester, wasps beat london irish. bath have been playing gloucester at the rec. and it's gloucester who cruised to a comfortable victory by a0 points to 20. they ran in six tries, including this one from kyle moyle. it means bath stay rock—bottom of the premeirship table, still without a league win this season.
plenty more on the bbc sport website, of course, including a big upsetin website, of course, including a big upset in the king george vi chase at kempton. tornado flyer first past the post — and at 28—1, that's the biggest—priced winner in the history of the traditional boxing day race. coming up next, a fascinating interview with the south african rugby captain, siya kolisi, speaking to dan roan. one of the most iconic stars, siya kolisi made history. the first black captain a south african test rugby, leading his team to world cup glory in 2019. for so long a symbol of white minority rule, the triumph of a diverse springbok side is a potent symbol of hope, progress and pride in the rainbow nation.
the win capped a remarkable fairy tale for a man brought up amid poverty and violence in a township and his spirit and talent saw him rise to become one of the most inspirational figures in sport. now in a new autobiography, kolisi has revealed more about his life and agreed to speak to me from his home in south africa about what he wants to achieve now. this is his journey. i believe it is notjust my story, it is the story of many south africans. a lot of them will never be able to tell their stories and i believe i had to tell mine. i would love for them to come in and see the things that people complain about and the opportunities they get. i am hoping this will get more people to step out of their environment so they can think, notjust for me, i think for the community.
yes, i want to look after my immediate family, but what i'm doing for the next kid living in the same environment i did. how can i make sure his tomorrow is much better than mine was? you write about your floors and the journey to becoming a better man, a better husband, a betterfather. you talk about your battle with alcohol and it may surprise many people around the world, who probably see you, like many other superstars in sport, as a flawless, perfect figure. why was it important to be so open and honest about the challenges you have overcome? that is the exact reason. some look at me and especially on social media, you don't post the troubles you have, you only show the good times.