A Week of Sport #16 – 21 March

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RBS 6 Nations round up

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 19: Anthony Watson of England scores his team's third try despite the tackled from Wesley Fofana of France during the RBS Six Nations match between France and England at the Stade de France on March 19, 2016 in Paris, France.

Wales 67 – 14 Italy
Wales sealed second place in the RBS 6 Nations after a record-breaking victory over Italy. Gatland’s side scored nine tries in Cardiff, making it Wales’ highest points total in a championship game at the Principality Stadium. Italy were outclassed throughout most of the match, but did manage to get over the line twice in the second half.

Ireland 35 – 25 Scotland
Ireland finished their RBS 6 Nations campaign with a victory over Scotland in Dublin on Saturday. The Irish were dominant throughout the game out scoring Scotland by four tries to three. But the try of the match went to Stuart Hogg with an impressive solo effort from the half way line.

France 21 – 31 England
England secured their first grand slam in 13 years after holding out a strong French team in Paris. Two first-half tries from Danny Care and Dan Cole put England in a good position going into the second half and an additional try from winger Anthony Watson secured the victory. The win shows the remarkable turnaround Eddie Jones has provided for the England team since the exit of the World Cup last year.

Don cassack wins the cheltenham gold cup

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Bryan Cooper on Don Cossack clears the last on the way to winning the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase as part of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 18, 2016 in Cheltenham, England.

The 9-4 favourite held off a challenge by Djakadam to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup last week. The horse, rode by Bryan Cooper, showed its strength winning by four and a half lengths to hold off advances from any of the other Jockeys. Later in the day, Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton finished an impressive fifth place in the Foxhunter Chase.

england secure incredible victory over south africa

MUMBAI, INDIA - MARCH 18: Joe Root of England hits out for six runs during the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 Super 10s Group 1 match between South Africa and England at Wankhede Stadium on March 18, 2016 in Mumbai, India.

England pulled off the second highest run chase in history to beat South Africa and keep their World T20 hopes alive. Half way through the match, South Africa had posted 229-4 meaning England would have to pull off a remarkable run chase to take the win. Hales and Roy opened up in emphatic style getting England off to the best possible start and it was left to Joe Root, who scored 83 from 44 balls, to secure the victory for England.

rashford becomes the youngest scorer in the history of the manchester derby

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 20: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United celebrates as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on March 20, 2016 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Marcus Rashford scored in the 16th minute to become the youngest scorer in the Manchester derby. He also proved to be a handful for City all afternoon with great pace and willingness to get forward. His goal meant that United won the match 1-0 putting them one point away from a top four spot.

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