Five things to know from what happened in the world of sport last week. October 13-19, 2020.
  • Kiwis triumph in Australia.  In a big week for Australian sport it was mostly New Zealanders that took the wins. In front of over 40,000 spectators, the All Blacks defeated Australia 27-7 in the game 2 of the Bledisloe Cup (Rugby), in Auckland. In Australia, their most prestigious car race, the Bathurst 1000 was won by Shane van Gisbergen (NZL) and Garth Tander (AUS), while Scott McLaughlin (NZL) took the Supercars Championship. In Horse Racing, the Caufield Cup was won by Kiwi-born horse Verry Elleegant, ridden by Mark Zahra (AUS), while in New Zealand, Melody Belle took her 12th Grade 1 win at the Livamol Classic.  But it will certainly be an Australian team that wins the AFL Final this Saturday, between Richmond and Geelong. (The Guardian’s Preview)
  • Magnus wins but loses again. Magnus Carlsen (NOR) lost his first classical game in over two years last week at Norway Chess, but he then managed to rebound and secure the tournament win with a match to go. He did lose that last match, against Levon Aronian (ARM), who secured third place, behind Alireza Firouzja (IRN). Check the moves on Chessbase.