A Week of Sport #15 – 14 March

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RBS 6 Nations round up

England claimed the Triple Crown on Saturday with a win over Wales. And with Scotland winning against France at Murrayfield on Sunday, England has guaranteed their overall victory, as they can’t be caught at the top of the RBS 6 Nations table.

Ireland 58–15 Italy
Ireland broke their own Six Nations try-scoring record by putting nine past Italy on Saturday. Trimble, Mcgrath, Stander and Heaslip all crossed the line in the first half for Ireland. The pressure didn’t stop there with the home side winning four more tries in the second half and guaranteeing the Wooden Spoon for Italy.

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 12: Simon Zebo of Ireland is tackled by Michele Campagnaro of Italy during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Italy at Aviva Stadium on March 12, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland.

England 25–21 Wales
England will travel to Paris next weekend with the RBS 6 Nations already in the bag and with the first Grand Slam in sight since 2003. A well worked first half try from winger, Anthony Watson, and three penalties from Owen Farrell gave the home side a 16–0 lead at half-time.

A charge-down from Dan Biggar early on in the second half gave Wales hope. But it was too little too late and they lost 25–21. It was an outstanding performance from England’s 21-year-old second row, Maro Itoje, with crucial line out steals and turnovers throughout the game.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Maro Itoje of England is pursued by Alex Cuthbert of Wales during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 12, 2016 in London, England.

Scotland 29–18 France
Scotland ended their 10-year winless streak against France on Sunday and, in doing so, recorded back to back Six Nations victories, the first time a Scotland side has done so in three years. The hosts recovered from an early France try to lead18–12 at half time with outstanding tries from Stuart Hogg and Duncan Taylor. The second half was a similar story with Scotland getting the edge on France around the pitch; it was full back, Stuart Hogg, who crafted a well-executed pass to allow Tim Visser to score in the corner and put the hosts well out of reach of Les Bleus.

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - MARCH 13: Tim Visser of Scotland dives over in the corner, for a second half try during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and France at Murrayfield Stadium on March 13, 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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