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  • Rugby Malta's promotion bid ended in Lithuania

    Rugby Malta's promotion bid ended in Lithuania

    The Malta rugby national team failed in their bid to win promotion to the Trophy division after going down heavily to Lithuania 81-10 in Siaulai, yesterday. As the scoreline clearly shows the home side were clearly a cut above Damian Neill’s men...

  • Overseas rugby player passes away aged 33

    Overseas rugby player passes away aged 33

    The Malta Rugby Football Union is mourning the death of Overseas player Taber Hammond. The American forward passed suddenly away over the weekend in his residence, aged 33. An inquiry is under way to see the cause of his demise. The unexpected...

  • Watch: Malta seal top spot with record win

    Watch: Malta seal top spot with record win

    MALTA             89 ANDORRA         3 The Malta rugby national team rubberstamped their dominance in the Conference South 1 when they hammered Andorra  at the Hibs Stadium for their biggest win in the international arena and seal top spot in the...

  • Coach Neill eyes winning finale against Andorra

    Coach Neill eyes winning finale against Andorra

    Malta coach Damian Neill is not underestimating the threat posed by Andorra as the rugby national team look to end their commitments in the Conference South 1 with a perfect record at the Hibs Stadium this afternoon (kick-off: 2pm). Last weekend,...

  • Five things we learned from the Six Nations

    Five things we learned from the Six Nations

    Ireland have emerged as the dominant force in the northern hemisphere after sweeping all before them in the 2018 NatWest 6 Nations. Here, Press Association Sport examines five things we learned from the tournament. Take A Bow Ireland Before the...

  • Wales hang on to edge out France and seal second spot

    Wales hang on to edge out France and seal second spot

    Wales made the most of limited possession to beat France 14-13 in the final game of the Six Nations at the Principality stadium on Saturday. Wales prevailed thanks to a try by Liam Williams and three penalties by Leigh Halfpenny to end the...

  • Ireland seal grand slam in style at Twickenham

    Ireland seal grand slam in style at Twickenham

    Ireland secured their third Six Nations grand slam in emphatic style on Saturday when, on a St Patrick's Day to remember, they overwhelmed defending champions England 24-15 to join the men of 1948 and 2009 in the country's rugby hall of fame. The...

  • Scotland survive scare to beat Italy 29-27 in Six Nations

    Scotland survive scare to beat Italy 29-27 in Six Nations

    Scotland narrowly avoided a nightmare end to their Six Nations campaign on Saturday, beating Italy 29-27 after trailing the perennial wooden-spooners for most of the game. Scotland scored four tries and clinched the win with a late penalty but the...

  • Malta Rugby battle to Israel win and seal top spot

    Malta Rugby battle to Israel win and seal top spot

    The Malta rugby national team have virtually assured themselves of finishing on top of Conference South 1 when they battled past second-placed Israel 24-17 in Netanya on Saturday. After winning their opening two matches in emphatic fashion against...

  • Super Saturday Six Nations scenarios

    Super Saturday Six Nations scenarios

    Ireland have wrapped up the Six Nations title with a round to spare but every team goes into "Super Saturday" with plenty to play for, not least the four sides who can still finish second. Below we look nation-by-nation at the Saturday...

  • North brace against Italy helps lift Wales to second

    North brace against Italy helps lift Wales to second

    Wales climbed to second in the Six Nations Championship as George North led the way with two tries in an entertaining and comfortable 38-14 victory over Italy in Cardiff on Sunday. Despite making 10 changes to the side defeated by Ireland in...

  • France beat uninspired England, Ireland win Six Nations title

    France beat uninspired England, Ireland win Six Nations title

    A revitalised France beat an uninspired England 22-16 on Saturday to claim a rare victory over their arch-rivals whose defeat handed the Six Nations title to Ireland. Les Bleus, who had lost nine of their last 11 meetings against England in the...

  • Ireland earn vital bonus point in 28-8 defeat of Scots

    Ireland earn vital bonus point in 28-8 defeat of Scots

    Ireland piled enormous pressure on England as winger Jacob Stockdale scored two tries in a 28-8 defeat of Scotland in the Six Nations in Dublin on Saturday. Scotland matched their hosts for much of the first half but Ulster flyer Stockdale went...

  • Ireland vs Scotland - talking points

    Ireland vs Scotland - talking points

    Ireland host Scotland in Dublin on Saturday bidding for a victory that would tee up an all-out assault on a first NatWest 6 Nations Grand Slam in nine years. Here, Press Association Sport examines the key talking points ahead of the Aviva Stadium...

  • Watch: France vs England - talking points

    Watch: France vs England - talking points

    England's NatWest 6 Nations crown is in danger of being snatched by Ireland to elevate Saturday's clash with France in Paris into a crucial fixture. Here Press Association Sport examines five talking points heading into the...

  • Five things we learned from the Six Nations this weekend

    Five things we learned from the Six Nations this weekend

    Round three of the 2018 NatWest 6 Nations produced compelling encounters in Dublin and Edinburgh that have seen Ireland installed as new favourites to win the title. Here Press Association Sport examines five things we learnt from the game: Take a...

  • Superb Scotland stun England to end Grand Slam aspirations

    Superb Scotland stun England to end Grand Slam aspirations

    Scotland produced a blistering display of attacking rugby to hand Eddie Jones just his second defeat as England head coach and end the visitors' Grand Slam aspirations with a 25-13 Six Nations victory at Murrayfield on Saturday. Led by the...

  • Ireland maintain perfect start in wild 37-27 win over Wales

    Ireland maintain perfect start in wild 37-27 win over Wales

    Ireland maintained their perfect Six Nations start on Saturday but were made to sweat for it in a frantic 37-27 victory over Wales that kept them on track for a potential final day championship and Grand Slam decider against England. Trailing by...

  • Five classic Calcutta Cup clashes

    Five classic Calcutta Cup clashes

    Unbeaten England travel to Murrayfield to take on Scotland in this year's NatWest Six Nations Calcutta Cup clash. Scotland have not won this famous fixture since the 18-12 victory at Murrayfield 10 years ago and here, Press Association Sport takes...

  • France beat Italy in Six Nations to end winless streak

    France beat Italy in Six Nations to end winless streak

    France overpowered Italy 34-17 on Friday to end an eight-game winless streak and claim their first victory in this year's Six Nations. Les Bleus, who had not won a game since beating Wales in the same competition last March, prevailed thanks to...