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RBS 6 Nations round up
Wales 19–10 France
Wales recorded their fifth consecutive win over France on Friday night at the newly named Principality Stadium to set up what could be a Six Nations title showdown against England at Twickenham. George North’s second-half try took Wales to a 13 point lead, which the French could not recover from.
Italy 20–36 Scotland
Scotland ended a nine match losing run in the competition with a fantastic kicking display by captain, Greg Laidlaw. The Scots went 17–3 up early on in the match but, with a lack of composure, lost Finn Russell and WP Nel to the sin-bin allowing Italy a way into the game with tries for Ghiraldini and Fuser. Thanks to Laidlaw’s flawless kicking, Scotland won the match in Rome.
England 21–10 Ireland
England had their third consecutive win on Saturday against Ireland to keep their Grand-slam hopes alive. A tight first half ended 6–3 to England was soon cancelled out in the second half with a try from Ireland scrum half Conor Murray. England bounced back with tries from Anthony Watson and Mike Brown. It was another man of the match performance from No.8, Billy Vunipola, who made 96m in attack and had the highest carries for an individual on the pitch.
Manchester City win the Capital One Cup over Liverpool
Replacement goalkeeper, Willy Caballero, was Manchester City’s hero after saving three penalties in a row to give City the Cup. After extra time, the two sides were drawn 1–1. With the game going to penalties, it was Manchester City got it underway with Fernandinho hitting the post. Jesus Navas and Sergio Aguero hit the target and allowed Caballero to make his decisive saves for Yaya Toure to convert the winner.
Stan’s the man in Dubai Championship
Stan Wawrinka overcame Marcos Baghdatis in Dubai, 6–4, 7–6 (15–13), to win his ninth straight final and his second title of the season. Wawrinka saved five set points in the second set tie break to eventually win 15–13.
Rashford helps United win 3-2 over Arsenal
18 year old Marcus Rashford continued his fine form by scoring two goals and setting up a third in Manchester United’s victory over title challengers, Arsenal. Rashford made his fist senior appearance on Thursday against FC Midtjylland and scored a double, promoting him to a first premiership start on Saturday. Rashford didn’t disappoint, scoring two goals in the first-half and setting up Herrera to give United the victory.