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Good morning, Team Newsround - I'm Jenny, live with all the top
stories this Wednesday.
for this cyclist's epic journey around the world,
why tourism is causing a problem on Skye,
and watch this mascot's unlucky moment.
First, It's been a great summer for Women's sport in the UK.
England won the cricket world cup, and Johanna Konta became
the first british woman, in nearly 40 years, to get
to the semi finals in Wimbledon.
But against the backdrop of this success, the Women's rugby union
team has decided not to renew contracts next season.
Ayshah has been finding out more.
I'm Rebecca, I'm 14 and a massive rugby fan.
I play for my local team as a winger and I love rugby.
Rebecca, is rugby something you want to do in the future?
It is definitely a dream.
It's something I'd love to do.
But there is a problem.
At the moment the women's England team are all
professional - that means they get paid to play the game.
But in the future the people who run rugby in
England say they will only pay women who play
the 7-a-side version of
the game, instead of the traditional 15-a-side.
This is different from the men, who get paid to play both.
Someone who thinks this is a problem is World Cup winner Maggie.
She captained the England team to victory in 2014.
As a former player I am disappointed, because
understandably you want to ensure there is full investment in both
formats of the game.
All governing bodies can still invest in their
women's sports and teams because we have seen with further
investment greater success can come.
We put these points to the current England vice captain.
I think there are 7s contracts next year, they've talked
about how they want to bring 15s contracts back into play.
I think when Rebecca reaches an age where
she could be playing women's rugby professionally, hopefully they will
be back in play and it's really important girls can aspire to be
professional rugby players.
So after hearing from these two players, what
does Rebecca think?
Personally, I believe it's not fair they've made
these contract changes, the men's they've kept
the same and they've changed it for the women.
I don't believe it's right.
What is it mean for your future in playing rugby?
I think eventually it will go back but at the moment
it is a bit worrying to see whether I could make it onto 7s.
Football now, and Manchester United were beaten 2-1 by European
champions, Real Madrid, in last night's Super Cup.
Although Lukaku managed to score for United, Casemiro
and Isco's goals for Madrid...
meant the Spanish side lifted the Super Cup for a fourth time.
Meet Mark Beaumont.
He's on a mammoth mission to cycle around the world,
in a record breaking 80 days.
And he's just reached the halfway point of his journey in Australia.
Mark Beaumont wants to be on the record books.
Back in 2008, he cycled around the world in 194 days and set a new
His next adventure took him from Alaska in North
America to Argentina in South America.
And in 2015 he cycled the length of Africa from Cairo to Cape
Town in just 42 days.
But nearly ten years on from his first round the
world record, it has been broken by other riders
and now stands at 123 days.
This time he isn't just trying to beat the existing record by a
couple of days.
That would be too easy!
He is aiming to do it in just 80.
It has not been easy.
Putting miles in the bank feels great.
My front wheel went in, it was a huge hole.
I felt a broken tooth in my mouth, I've chipped a good amount of it.
End of day 26.
That is the Chinese border.
And it is closed!
This is the end of leg one.
I'm in Australia.
That's it, it hasn't sunk in.
It feels a bit weird.
I am here with my hot water bottle, food and I
will be asleep in about 20 minutes.
It is an 18,000 mile journey in total which means he will have to
bike more than 200 miles each day to set the record.
Watch this space.
It's where movies like the BFG and Transformers were filmed.
The Isle of Skye in Scotland, is famous for its beautiful
mountains and sparkling lochs.
But now its got a problem, because it's getting
full up of tourists, who locals say are trampling
the landscape and dropping litter.
They want extra funding from the Scottish government
to help look after it.
If you've been watching the World Athletics Championships
you may have noticed the event's official mascot.
Hero the Hedgehog - he's been trying to get
into the sporting action too.
Here he is trying to balance himself, but can he make it?
But can he save himself?
That's all from me, but fear not, Newsround's back
at 4:20pm with Ricky.
Head online to work out what your summer
holiday hobby should be - I'm a writer, apparently.
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