Rory McIlroy reacts on the 18th during day 2 of the BMW PGA at Wentworth. Picture: Harry Trump/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy doesn’t want to let down his dad in Dunhill Links

The huge roar that greeted Rory McIlroy holing a testing par putt to make it to the weekend in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth said it all. Now the world No 2 is aiming to use the final two rounds in the European Tour’s flagship event to make sure he does himself justice alongside his dad, Gerry, in next week’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on Scottish soil.

Japan's Kotaro Matsushima scores his team's fourth try in their victory against Russia. Picture: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Japan 30-10 Russia: Rugby World Cup hosts get the party started

The first Rugby World Cup to be staged in Asia is up and running, with an already distinctive tone and flair, thanks to a wing born in South Africa to a Zimbabwean father who scored a hat-trick for his mother’s country Japan and painstakingly put away a Russian team doggedly refusing to accept the role of opening-night easybeats.

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