The Leeds stars were delighted for the rugby side.
There were no seven-figure yearlings during the final session of Tattersalls’ prestigious Book 1 Sale in Newmarket on Thursday but, with the hammer falling on 372 colts and fillies over the three days at an average price of 222,000gns, turnover at the sale broke 80m guineas (£84m) for the first time to set a new record for a European bloodstock auction.
The Washington Nationals were supposed to win the World Series this year.
The South African would happily walk to the ring with the Leeds boxer.
Mark Cavendish is on the point of signing for the South African team Dimension Data, which has raced this season under the MTN-Qubeka banner, with a strong chance that the Manx sprinter’s arrival will be confirmed on Tuesday.
He's not happy.
Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko finished their London encounter on Wednesday dressed in designer suits that would not have looked out of place on the trading floor of the City but, before business was concluded, the wild Mancunian contender had paraded in front of the heavyweight champion of the world dressed as Batman.
Yogi Berra was not the clown or buffoon or nitwit as people want to say he was. The idea he is the dumbest of the dumb jocks is ridiculous. He was the farthest thing from dumb.
Rugby World Cup fever had definitely failed to reach Stratford High Street, where a confused posse of French visitors rattled their cases past pound shops and market stalls.
The British men’s 4x100m relay team took their first step to redemption in these European Championships on a night that produced two bronze medals for the home nations.
In the first week of the Tour de France, Adam Yates’s philosophy was simple – “stay invisible and stay out of trouble” – but once the race hit the mountains this weekend, his mind turned to his objective for the race: winning at least one stage, which is his priority in his second Tour de France before his attentions turn to an assault on the overall standings in future years.
Martyn Rooney had to display grit in spades just to reach these European Championships – so when he felt the hot breath of the chasing pack he was always going to dig even deeper and be stubbornness personified.