A Week of Sport #18 – 11 April

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Rule The World triumphs at The Crabbies Grand National

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 09: Rule The World ridden by David Mullins clears the last fence on their way to victory in the Crabbie's Grand National Steeple Chase at Aintree Racecourse on April 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England.

Steeplechase novice, Rule The World (rider: 19 year old jockey David Mullins) won the Grand National on Saturday. The 33–1 shot overcame The Last Samuri by six lengths and Vics Canvas – the oldest horse in the race – by eight lengths. The horse is the first novice to win the Grand National since 1958.

Anthony Joshua becomes the IBF heavyweight champion

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 09: Anthony Joshua of England celebrates with the belt after defeating Charles Martin of the United States in action during the IBF World Heavyweight title fight at The O2 Arena on April 9, 2016 in London, England.

Anthony Joshua blew the world heavyweight scene wide open by beating Charles Martin within two rounds to claim at the O2 Arena on Saturday. Joshua landed numerous heavy hits in the first round. But it was the two huge blows thrown in the second won the match.

With the victory comes speculation of a fight between Joshua and Tyson Fury, who was stripped of the IBF title because he chose a rematch with Klitschko over the mandatory defence of the title.

England’s danny willett claims the Masters

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 10: Danny Willett of England celebrates with the green jacket after winning the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia.

Danny Willett claims the Green Jacket with an incredible five under par final round as last year’s champion, Jordan Speith, crumbled in the final round. Going into the final round, Speith had lead by five shots but dramatically dropped six in three holes to allow the steady Willett to take the lead at Augusta. Willett won the title by three shots and, in doing so, became the first Briton to win in 20 years.

Three english teams in the final four of the European Champions cup

COVENTRY, ENGLAND - APRIL 09: Nathan Hughes of Wasps charges forward during the European Rugby Champions Cup Quarter Final match between Wasps and Exeter Chiefs at Ricoh Arena on April 9, 2016 in Coventry, England.

After an exciting weekend of rugby, Wasps, Saracens and Leicester Tigers join Racing Metro in the final four of the European Challenge Cup.

Wasps dug out a victory against Exeter scoring in the final play of the match. With one point behind the visitors, Jimmy Gopperth sealed the victory with a kick on the touchline.

Saracens came from behind to beat Northampton 28–20 with Owen Farrell playing an integral part to the victory by scoring a hefty 19 points.

Finally, Leicester Tigers thrashed Stade Francais 41–13 to set up a semi final against Racing Metro who beat defending champions, Toulon, 19–16.

Leicester city one step closer to the Premier league title

SUNDERLAND, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 10: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Leicester City at the Stadium of Light on April 10, 2016 in Sunderland, England.

Jamie Vardy scored two goals in the second half to give Leister a win over Sunderland, and a step closer to the Barclays Premier League title. With five fixtures remaining, The Foxes only have to win three to secure the title. However, Tottenham are in hot pursuit and, with a 3–0 victory over Manchester United, are only seven points behind.

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