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Exeter Chiefs' Sam Simmonds wins first England cap

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Exeter Chiefs' Sam Simmonds won his first England cap this weekend against Argentina.

He was called up to the squad in place of flanker Tom Curry, who was ruled out of the Test after suffering a wrist injury in training.

England fought hard for a 21-8 victory at Twickenham. The tries came from Nathan Hughes and Bath Rugby's Semesa Rokoduguni.


Football sides discover matches for FA Cup second round

Swindon, Forest Green and Yeovil are all in round two of the FA Cup Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire/PA Images

The FA Cup draw for the third round has taken place with matches confirmed for Swindon Town, Forest Green Rovers and Yeovil Town.

The fixtures which will be played on the weekend of December 1st - 4th.

  • Stevenage v Swindon Town
  • Port Vale v Yeovil Town
  • Forest Green Rovers v Exeter City

Truro City hope to 'prove' what they can do in first FA Cup game

Truro City Football Club will be hoping to make national headlines this weekend when they play in the FA Cup at The Valley in London.

They are the first Cornish team to make the first round of the competition in 48 years.

ITV West Country's Jeff Welch went to meet the players, who say they all have 'something to prove' in their match against League One side Charlton Athletic on Sunday 5 November.

  • Watch the ITV West Country news report below:


Bristol City’s match against Manchester United to be broadcast on national television

The match will be played at Ashton Gate on December 20th. Credit: ITV West Country

Bristol City’s Carabao Cup quarter-final tie with Manchester United will be shown live on national television.

Sky Sports will broadcast the match which will be played at Ashton Gate on Wednesday, December 20th (8pm kick-off).

City have already beaten Plymouth Argyle, Watford, Stoke City and Crystal Palace en route to the last eight.

The club says it will confirm its plans for ticket sales and pricing next week.

Bristol City to face Manchester United in Carabao Cup quarter-final

City are the only team from outside the Premier League who are still in the competition. Credit: ITV West Country

Bristol City have been drawn at home against Manchester United in the quarter finals of the Carabao Cup.

City are the only team from outside the Premier League who are still in the competition and will now face the Red Devils at Ashton Gate.

The West Country side booked their place in the quarter finals with a 4-1 win over Crystal Palace in the round of 16.

The draw for the quarter finals was delayed by more than an hour following technical problems.

City fan and comedian Mark Watson has made an unusual pledge if the Robins win the cup.

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