The Five Pointer: George Ford regains England starting spot

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George Ford will return to the starting line-up for England’s Rugby World Cup semi-final against New Zealand on Saturday.

Boss, Eddie Jones has named his side, and Ford will take the place of Owen Farrell who moves to inside centre, Manu Tuilagi will play outside centre and Jonny May is fit enough to start after an injury against Australia last time out. Henry Slade is the player dropped to the bench in the backs.

Liverpool cruised through their latest Champions League group stage match with a 4-1 win over Belgian side Genk.

Manager Jurgen Klopp was pleased that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored a brace - his first goals since April 2018.

Liverpool have condemned an “offensive and inappropriate” banner which was displayed in the away end before the game.

In a statement, the club called an image of striker Divock Origi a racist stereotype. After the game, manager Jurgen Klopp refused to comment on the incident.

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Chelsea beat last year’s Champions League semi-finalists Ajax 1-0 in Amsterdam last night.

The Dutch side had a goal ruled out by VAR in the game, but Blues’ captain Cesar Azpilicueta said at the time he was confident the goal would be disallowed.

And finally after a slow start to the season, Lionel Messi is fully back up and running.

The Barcelona legend scored in his third game in a row and set a new record, becoming the first player to score in a Champions League game for the 15th consecutive season.

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