A Week Of Sport #26 – 27 June

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ENGLAND clinch a 3-0 series whitewash in AUSTRALIA

Dylan Hartley, the England captain, lifts the Cook Cup and celebrates with team mates after their series victory during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Allianz Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.

Having already claimed a first ever series win in Australia, England’s rugby heroes won the 3rd and final Test in Sydney 44-40 to clinch a 3-0 series whitewash with a record points total. Not to be surpassed by the first XV success Down Under, England also won the Under 20 World Cup on Saturday, hammering Ireland in the decider.

wales make it through to euro 2016 quarter-finals


With all the home nations having qualified from the group stages of Euro 2016, the Republic of Ireland, Wales and Northern Ireland were all in action over the weekend, with Northern Ireland and Wales facing one another. Sadly for the Emerald Isle, France overturned a 1-0 lead to beat the Republic 2-1, whilst their Northern neighbours lost 1-0 to Wales, courtesy of a Gareth McAuley own goal.

aj delivers another ko at the o2

Anthony Joshua of Great Britain lands a punch on Dominic Breazeale of The USA during their IBF World Heavyweight Championship bout at The O2 Arena on June 25, 2016 in London, England.

In his first defence of the IBF World Heavyweight title, Anthony Joshua continued his undefeated streak, knocking out American challenger Dominic Breazeale in the 7th round. After another impressive display could mandatory challenger, the talented, young Kiwi Joseph Parker be his next opponent or could Joshua be in line for a Las Vegas showdown with WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder?

centuries for hales and roy against sri lanka

Jason Roy (L) and Alex Hales (R) acknowledge the crowd as they walk from the pitch after batting England to victory in the second one day international (ODI) cricket match between England and Sri Lanka at Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham, central England, on June 24, 2016. England won the game by 10 wickets with more than 15 overs to spare, both Jason Roy and Alex Hales hitting unbeaten centuries

After battling for a dramatic draw in the first Royal London ODI at Trent Bridge, England went on to Edgbaston to face Sri Lanka. Having been set a total of 255 for victory, England openers Alex Hales and Jason Roy put on a remarkable display, both scoring their maiden ODI centuries on English soil, scoring 133 not out and 112 not out respectively. England won by 10 wickets with Hales’ and Roy’s partnership being a record for an English opening pair in ODI cricket.

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