A Week of Sport #11 – 15 February

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RBS 6 Nations round up

ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 14: George Ford of England touches down to score the opening try during the RBS Six Nations match between Italy and England at the Stadio Olimpico on February 14, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Wales 27 – 23 Scotland
A rampaging final 20 minutes from Wales left Scotland with a 9th successive loss to the Welsh. Scotland led the hosts 13-10 after an exciting first half, however, it was not enough to stop bulldozing runs from Welsh backs, Jamie Roberts, who put in a man of the match performance, and George North who carved through the defence to take the match away from the Scots.

France 10 – 9 Ireland
It was the visitors at the Stade de France who started the match as the better side, with the entire first half’s attacking play coming from Ireland. However, due to poor handling they only had a 9 – 3 lead going into the second half. Medard crossed in the 70th minute to seal the victory for France and possibly finish Ireland’s hopes of regaining the trophy for a 3rd consecutive time.

Italy 9 – 40 England
Eddie Jones’ team kept their unbeaten record with a victory over Italy at the Stadio Olimpico. After a disappointing first half riddled with mistakes, giving away penalties to the opposition, England came out fighting in the second half. Jonathan Joseph scoring a hat-trick and the tactical substitutes made a vital difference. It was also a day to remember for Maro Itoje and Paul Hill who won their first international caps.

England lose ODI Series in South Africa

South Africa v England - Second Test: Day Two

After racing to a 2-0 series lead, Eoin Morgan’s men couldn’t seal the series win over South Africa. An impressive bowling display backed up by a match-winning century for AB de Villiers gave South Africa the victory. However, it was another outstanding performance from England opener Alex Hales who hit another century setting him up with good form for the T20 World Cup that takes place next month.

Welbeck seals the victory for Arsenal over league leaders Leicester

South Africa v England - Second Test: Day Two

A 95th minute goal for Danny Welbeck secured a 2-1 victory over Leicester and threw the title race wide open with only six points separating first from fourth place in the league. Tottenham also secured a late winner against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium to draw level on points with their North-London rivals Arsenal.

Wasps stun Saracens with eight tries

South Africa v England - Second Test: Day Two

An incredible first eight minutes saw Wasps score three tries to set themselves up for a bonus point victory. Unfortunately for Saracens this was the most points they have conceded in their history and was also the most points Wasps have ever scored away from home.

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