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Cyclists take part in New Forest 'Pedal Power'

The cyclists have been riding around Burley Credit: Andrew Pate

Over a hundred riders are taking part in Pedal Power in the New Forest today. They're enjoying glorious sunshine while riding around Burley - and raising money for the Heart unit at Bournemouth Hospital. Henry Dowse was one of the first to finish the 10k ride and has raised £1900 through sponsorship.


Southampton win against Swansea City at St Mary's

Virgil van Dijk's first goal in England and Sadio Mane's third in a week helped fire Southampton to a 3-1 win over Swansea.

Swansea City goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski looks on as Southampton's Virgil Van Dijk (not in picture) heads in their first goal Credit: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman (right) and Swansea City manager Garry Monk during the Barclays Premier League match at St Mary's Credit: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire

Bournemouth are beaten in their game with Stoke

Bournemouth were beaten 2-1 against Stoke today, the latter team's first Premier League win of the season, at the Britannia Stadium.

AFC Bournemouth's fans celebrate their team's goal Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire.
AFC Bournemouth's Dan Gosling and Stoke City's Ibrahim Afellay during the Barclays Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wires
AFC Bournemouth's Callum Wilson is fouled by Stoke City's Philipp Wollscheid Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

England take on France in rugby showdown in Kent

England v France Credit: ITV Meridian

While Rugby World Cup fever may be sweeping the country, there's another rugby tournament taking place in Kent with some of the most talented international players.

The Wheelchair Rugby League European Championships are taking place at Medway Park in Gillingham.

It features teams from England, France, Wales, Ireland and Scotland battling it out over four days.

England v France Credit: ITV Meridian
England v France Credit: ITV Meridian

Rugby players from five different countries have been taking part in a major tournament with a difference. The Wheelchair Rugby League European Championships are primarily aimed at sports men and women with disabilities. But able-bodied players are also allowed to compete. Tom Savvides reports from Medway Park in Gillingham, where the event is taking place. He talks to England player Adam Barnett, Ireland player George Hill, Wales player Martin Beddis and Elizabeth Ferris, a former Scotland player.

Eastleigh FC manager resigns with 'immediate effect'

Eastleigh FC has announced that Richard Hill has resigned as manager.

Assistant manager Chris Todd has been placed in charge of first-team affairs ahead of Saturday's match against Wrexham.

The National League side hasn't won in five games and is currently 11th in the table.

The club said in a statement that "Richard feels that the club would benefit from a fresh outlook" and that it had "regrettably accepted his resignation".


Japanese team take the plunge at Brighton beach

The victorious Japanese team cooling down this morning Credit: David Turner

Clearly still in shock from yesterday's miraculous win over South Africa, the Japanese rugby team were in need of a cold shower this morning.

Viewer David Turner shot this video this morning of the squad going for a swim off Brighton beach. Although not all of them seemed keen to go all the way in!

RUGBY WORLD CUP - Fan of the Day

Captain America prepares to take on Samoa Credit: Sarah Gomme

Brighton's hosting what it hopes will be a repeat of yesterday's excitement at the Community Stadium.

Today's clash between Samoa and the USA is unlikely to provide the same spectacular upset as yesterday when Japan beat South Africa.

But thousands of fans are arriving at the stadium to be part of the World Cup atmosphere. Including Captain America.

Kick off is at 12.00 in the Pool B match.

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