Sale Sharks winger Denny Solomona is hopeful of regaining his spot in the England squad for their upcoming tests in November after losing his place due to disciplinary issues. Solomon and centre Manu Tuilagi were sent home from a pre-season training camp in London due to "team culture issues" with media with media reports suggesting they had indulged in a drunken night out. England manager Eddie Jones said in September that the duo would be picked for the squad if they proved they have the right attitude and Solomona is optimistic of his chances.
Champions League winner Park Ji-sung will be the first South Korean to carry the flame for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics after the torch lighting ceremony in Olympia next week, the Greek Olympic committee said on Thursday. Park, 36, who won a string of titles with Manchester United and Eindhoven before retiring, will be the second torchbearer in Olympia, site of the ancient Greek Olympics, after Greece's Nordic skier Apostolos Aggelis at the start of the Greek relay. The Pyeongchang Olympics will be Asia's first Winter Olympics staged outside Japan and the first of three consecutive Summer and Winter Games on the continent.