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  • Kavallieri maul Alligators in Cisk League match

    Kavallieri maul Alligators in Cisk League match

    Kavallieri maintained their challenge for the Cisk League title with a thumping 55-12 win over Birkirkara Alligators at Marsa. This was a match played in true rugby spirit as Kavallieri made the most of the wind behind their backs in the opening...

  • Robshaw keen to build on win

    Robshaw keen to build on win

    England captain Chris Robshaw felt his side delivered a powerful statement of intent with their battling 12-6 victory over Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday. No English side had won a Six Nations match in Dublin for a decade, since Martin...

  • Halfpenny still on title trail

    Leigh Halfpenny believes Wales are back on the title scent in this season’s Rugby Union Six Nations Championship. The defending champions appeared down and out earlier this month after being beaten at home by Ireland, but a first victory over...

  • Farrell puts boot into Irish as England go clear

    Farrell puts boot into Irish as England go clear

    England won a Six Nations match in Dublin for the first time in 10 years yesterday when Owen Farrell kicked them to a 12-6 victory to become the only team capable of winning a Grand Slam after just two rounds of matches. Ireland, who lost fly-half...

  • MRFU dream closer to reality

    MRFU dream closer to reality

    The Malta Rugby Football Union’s long-time dream of having their own stadium moved a step closer to reality yesterday after Kunsill Malti għall-Isport granted them a stretch of land in Għajn Dwieli where new facilities will be erected. The signing...

  • Rampant Scotland overwhelm Azzurri

    Scotland played with aggression, discipline and attacking ambition to beat Italy 34-10 in the Six Nations yesterday, their first win in this year’s championship. Tries from Tim Visser, Matt Scott, Stuart Hogg and Sean Lamont as well as 14 points...

  • Twelvetrees keeps England starting slot

    Twelvetrees keeps England starting slot

    Centre Billy Twelvetrees has kept his place in England’s starting team to face Ireland in Dublin tomorrow, with Manu Tuilagi named on a strong-looking replacements bench after recovering from an ankle injury. Twelvetrees made an impressive...

  • Ford demands improvement ahead of clash with Azzurri

    Scotland’s browbeaten pack must prepare themselves for another test of their physicality and commitment this weekend, in-coming Scotland hooker Ross Ford has warned. The Dark Blues take on Italy on Saturday in their second Six Nations clash just a...

  • Italy stun France

    Italy stun France

    Italy produced a stunning all-round performance to shock France 23-18 at the Stadio Olimpico yesterday and blast the Six Nations wide open. More usually contenders for the competition’s wooden spoon, Italy proved their victory over the French two...

  • England brush off Scotland 38-18

    England hit the ground running as a performance full of energy, aggression and no little ambition brought tries for Chris Ashton, Billy Twelvetrees, Geoff Parling and Danny Care in a 38-18 Six Nations victory over Scotland at Twickenham...

  • Lancaster aims to follow the All Blacks model

    Two months after defeating New Zealand, Stuart Lancaster will send England into the Six Nations with the challenge of emulating the All Blacks. This time last year, Lancaster took charge with English rugby “in the gutter” following the 2011 Rugby...

  • Maitland to make Scotland debut

    New Zealand-born winger Sean Maitland will make his debut and hooker Dougie Hall his first start for six years as Scotland seek to end their 30-year Twickenham drought when they play England in their opening Six Nations game on...

  • Stompers fly with the wind to beat Kavallieri

    Stompers 32Kavallieri 5 Stompers made the most of a strong wind blowing behind them to impose their supremacy very early in this Mediterranean Bank Cup tie against Kavallieri, played last weekend at Marsa. They were first on the mark after a...

  • Lions roar past Kavallieri

    Lions roar past Kavallieri

    Valletta Lions RFC defied the odds and won the MRFU Sevens series tournament beating Kavallieri 26-10 in the final played recently at Marsa. Six teams took part, namely, Kavallieri, Overseas, Gozo, Birkir-kara Alligators, Sliema Stompers and...

  • Dwyer feels‘fine’ afterheart attack

    Former Australia coach Bob Dwyer was yesterday recovering after suffering a heart attack. The 72-year-old, who led the Wallabies to their 1991 World Cup triumph in England and later coached both Leicester and Bristol, is reported to have...

  • Johnson – interim Scotland coach

    Australian Scott Johnson has been appointed Scotland head coach on a temporary basis for the Six Nations and next year’s tour of South Africa, Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) announced yesterday. Johnson had been working as an assistant coach to Andy...

  • Kavallieri rout Birkirkara

    Kavallieri rout Birkirkara

    Birkirkara 0Kavallieri 65 On a warm and sunny day, the conditions were perfect for running rugby. Unfortunately for Birkirkara, the running was mainly backwards as they spent the whole game chasing Kavallieri’s kicking game, and looked a...

  • Former Sale player David Tait dead at 25

    David Tait, a former back-row forward with Sale, has died at the age of 25, the English Premiership side reported yesterday. Tait, whose rugby career was cut short by injury, is understood to have fallen from an apartment block in Hong Kong. “The...

  • Wales bid to host England, Australia 2015 World Cup games in Cardiff

    Australia face the prospect of having to play 2015 World Cup pool matches against England at Twickenham and Wales in Cardiff. Monday’s draw saw 2015 hosts England drawn alongside Wales and Australia in a tough Pool A dubbed the “group of death” by...

  • Stompers underline their title credentials with crushing win

    Stompers underline their title credentials with crushing win

    Sliema Stompers 45Overseas 22 Sliema Stompers underlined their title credentials with an impressive win over Overseas in a Cisk League clash at Marsa during the weekend. Overseas started the game with Vince Stivala positioned at fly-half. Stompers...

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