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Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad

Kfm Morning Sport Round-Up: The Open Tees-Off At Royal St. George's.

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The Lions received a stern wake-up call last night ahead of next week's first test with the Springboks.

The 149th Open Championship is underway at Royal St. George's in Kent.

English pair Paul Casey and Andy Sullivan share the early lead on 2 under par.

Defending champion Shane Lowry tees off just before 10am alongside world number one Jon Rahm and Louis Oosthuizen (pr: West-hazen).

Rory McIlroy doesn't go out until 3.20 along with Patrick Reed and Cameron Smith.

Around a quarter-to-1 Padraig Harrington tees off with Brad Kennedy and Sam Forgan.

Darren Clarke is the first Irishman out and he is 1 over par through his first hole.


RUGBY

The Lions received a stern wake-up call last night ahead of next week's first test with the Springboks.

Warren Gatland's side lost 17-13 to a strong South Africa 'A' side in Cape Town.

Meanwhile, Ireland and Leinster hooker Ronan Kelleher will link up with the squad today, along with fit-again captain Alun Wyn Jones.

SOCCER

Six thousand fans will be inside the Aviva Stadium tonight for its first ever Europa Conference League tie.

Bohemians have crossed the Liffey for the second leg of their tie with Icelandic side Stjarnan (pr: Stee-ar-nan).

The sides are level at a goal apiece after last week's first leg.

That game has a 7.45 start.

Sligo Rovers must overturn a 1-nil first leg deficit at home to another Icelandic side in Hafnarfjordur (pr: Haf-nar-fyor-dur).

It's a 6pm kick off at the Showgrounds.

CYCLING

Stage 18 of the Tour de France is this year's final dalliance with the Pyrenees.

Tadej Pogacar wears yellow, with a 5-minute 39-second lead over Jonas Vingegaard.

RACING

Killarney's July meeting continues today, with the first of an eight-race card underway at 20-to-2.

While an eight-race card at Leopardstown gets underway at 4.

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