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  • Watch: Ireland celebrates victory for 'Green Giants' over All Blacks

    Watch: Ireland celebrates victory for 'Green Giants' over All Blacks

    Ireland cemented their status as the team to beat at next year's World Cup with a first win over New Zealand on home soil, sending supporters and media into a collective frenzy on Sunday. Jacob Stockdale's brilliant chip-and-gather try was...

  • New Zealand fight back from 15-0 down to beat England

    New Zealand fight back from 15-0 down to beat England

    New Zealand recovered from 15-0 down after 25 minutes to beat England 16-15 in a thunderous test at Twickenham on Saturday, making it 15 wins in 16 matches between the two as their first clash for four years fully lived up to its billing. In...

  • Watch: Out of form England 'looking forward' to New Zealand test

    Watch: Out of form England 'looking forward' to New Zealand test

    Chris Ashton will make his first England start for four years in one of three changes made by coach Eddie Jones for Saturday's match against the All Blacks at Twickenham. Ashton, who ended a lengthy England exile when coming off the bench in last...

  • Watch: Playing England always a challenge, says All Black's Hansen

    Watch: Playing England always a challenge, says All Black's Hansen

    New Zealand have signalled their attacking intent against England by naming two playmakers in a full strength side for Saturday's blockbuster Test at Twickenham.Two-time world player of the year Beauden Barrett and mercurial youngster Damian...

  • Solid Malta ease past Bosnia

    Solid Malta ease past Bosnia

    MALTA 41 BOSNIA 7 The Malta rugby national team secured its second straight victory in the  Conference 1 South campaign after their 41-7 win victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina at the Hibs Stadium, on Saturday. After last weekend’s 21-14 against...

  • Watch: Malta rugby looking to preserve home record

    Watch: Malta rugby looking to preserve home record

    The Malta rugby national team will be keen to preserve their three-year unbeaten record when on Saturday they take on Bosnia Herzegovina in their second match from Conference 1 South. Damian Neill’s boys come into the match in high spirits after...

  • Malta rugby win opener in Israel

    Malta rugby win opener in Israel

    The Malta rugby national team opened their Conference South 1 campaign on the right footing when they battled past Israel 21-14 in Netanya on Saturday. It was a hard-fought victory for Damian Neill’s team who after a shaky start they managed to...

  • 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...