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  • England end South Africa jinx in style

    England end  South Africa  jinx in style

    England ended their 10-year winless streak against South Africa in emphatic style yesterday as they outclassed a desperately limited Springbok side for a 37-21 Twickenham victory that made it 10 wins out of 10 under coach Eddie Jones. Two tries in...

  • Qrendi Falcons beat Kavallieri in lively match

    Qrendi Falcons beat Kavallieri in lively match

    Qrendi Falcons 43Kavallieri 34 In a game, where the scoreline swung from one team to the other, Qrendi Falcons’ energetic ball-in-hand game finally won over a battling Kavallieri side. From the moment referee Lionel da Silva blew his whistle,...

  • Irish joy tinged with sadness as All Blacks finally vanquished

    Irish fans all over the world celebrated the side’s electrifying first-ever victory over the All Blacks, but the historic triumph was tinged with sadness following the recent death at just 42 of former international Anthony “Axel” Foley. “Ireland...

  • Rampant Australia crush Wales 32-8

    Australia scored five tries in an emphatic 32-8 win over Wales in Cardiff yesterday, the Wallabies’ 12th victory in a row over the Welsh. Wales had flyhalf Dan Biggar sent to the sin bin after 16 minutes when the Wallabies were 8-3 up following...

  • Malta crush Cyprus in rugby

    Malta crush Cyprus in rugby

    The Malta rugby national team bagged their second successive victory in the Conference One South when they brushed aside Cyprus 31-3 at the Hibs Stadium. The first half saw the Maltese dominate proceedings but it was Cyprus who broke the stalemate...

  • Neill keen to build on strong start

    Neill keen to build on strong start

    Malta coach Damian Neill has called on his players to build on their strong start to the European Conference One South when they host Cyprus at the Hibs Stadium this afternoon (kick-off 2pm). The Maltese team come into the match in high spirits...

  • No let up for England squad in Portugal camp

    England coach Eddie Jones has said there will be no letting up in the intensity of training as his side prepares for the November internationals with a camp in Portugal. England face South Africa, Fiji, Argentina and Australia in the international...

  • National team kick off campaign in Andorra

    National team kick off campaign in Andorra

    The Maltese national team face Andorra in an international match in La Vella this evening (kick-off: 18.00), as they start their commitments in a revamped European Championship. This will be the first outing for Damien Neill’s men in the...

  • 2019 WCup will help expand sport beyond traditional base – Beaumont

    The 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, the first in Asia, is an opportunity for the sport to expand beyond its traditional communities, World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont said yesterday. “With over 75 per cent of the population an hour’s travel time...

  • Tribute planned for Foley as cup tie gets go-ahead

    Tournament organisers have announced that Munster’s European Champions Cup pool game against Glasgow will be played as scheduled in Limerick on Saturday. European Professional Club Rugby said the decision had been made “after close consultation...

  • Overseas fend off Kavallieri challenge

    Overseas fend off Kavallieri challenge

    Overseas 36Kavallieri 19 New Rugby Malta president Steve Busuttil had to roll up his sleeves and referee this Cisk League opener as Overseas were looking for redemption after losing the Ray Elliott Cup to Sliema Stompers the previous week. This...

  • Coles stars as All Blacks thrash Springboks

    Hooker Dane Coles gave a masterclass in backline playmaking to set up three New Zealand tries as the world champions thrashed South Africa 41-13 to all but secure the Rugby Championship title yesterday. Coles made the final pass for tries to...

  • All Blacks retain Bledisloe Cup

    Israel Dagg scored two tries as the All Blacks beat Australia 29-9 in their Rugby Championship clash yesterday, which also ensured they retained the Bledisloe Cup for another year. Beauden Barrett also showcased his growing stature as the starting...

  • Pilots welcome proud rugby player on her way back home

    Pilots welcome proud rugby player on her way back home

    Malta Rugby Sevens player Beverie Sultana proudly shows the Times of Malta article featuring her team as she was greeted by the Air Malta pilot and co-pilot on her way back home from Bosnia. The woman’s team reached the final after winning all...

  • Malta rugby sevens teams get warm welcome

    Malta rugby sevens teams get warm welcome

    The Malta rugby sevens squads flew home to a warm welcome yesterday after their strong performances in the Rugby Europe tournaments last weekend. The men’s selection were the winners of the Conference Cup (2) after ending the competition in...

  • England sweep the series 3-0

    Owen Farrell kicked 24 points as England racked up a record score to beat Australia 44-40 in a rollercoaster of a third test in Sydney yesterday and inflict a first 3-0 home series sweep on the Wallabies since 1971. Tries from prop Dan Cole,...

  • Ruthless England desperate for clean sweep

    Ruthless England desperate for clean sweep

    England are desperate to end their successful trip Down Under with a third win in Sydney today to secure an unprecedented series sweep over Australia, scrum coach Neal Hatley said yesterday. Having made history with a first win in Brisbane two...

  • England must win first test in Australia tour – Jones

    England must win their first match against Australia in Brisbane on Saturday, head coach Eddie Jones said, stressing the importance of striking an early blow in the three-test series. Jones’s men, who won a Six Nations grand slam in March, open...

  • Amateur champs say sorry after barbecuing trophy

    French amateur side Cha-malieres have apologised after they were roundly condemned for burning the trophy they received for winning an Auvergne regional title. Chamalieres beat Cisternes 23-6 in last weekend’s final of the 2eme Serie, the region’s...

  • Australia weighing Bledisloe Cup in London, New York

    Australia is weighing London and New York as potential venues for a Bledisloe Cup clash against the world champions All Blacks. Sydney’s Olympic Stadium, a regular host for the blockbuster matches, will undergo a major re-development from 2019 and...

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