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Weekend sport round-up: Wales set for Six Nations success after England victory

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Wales are on course to complete a Six Nations Grand Slam, following a controversial victory against rivals England on Saturday, in a match where they clinched the Triple Crown.

The match, which ended 40-24 in the favour of the Welsh, was littered with dubious decisions – none more so than Liam Williams’ first half try, which appeared to include a knock-on in the build-up.

England responded well, bringing the score back to 24-all, but in the end, Wales were too strong for the reigning champions – who have lost two of their opening three games in the competition.

The win now puts Wales five points clear of France, who were unable to play this weekend due to a Covid outbreak in their camp. Wins against Italy and France will now give Wales the Grand Slam, and the Six Nations title.

Saintee’s secure cup win against the Livi Lions

St Johnstone won their first ever Scottish League Cup on Sunday, with a 1-0 win over Livingston at Hampden park.

In what was a scrappy and tight affair, St Johnstone came out on top, thanks to a goal from on-form wing back Shaun Rooney.

The cup victory comes in manager Callum Davidson’s first season in charge of the club, although he was involved in the 2014 Scottish Cup win as Assistant Manager.

Whilst Livingston did well to get to the final, they struggled to perform on day. They will take some solace from the fact they continue to punch above their weight in the top 6 of the Scottish Premiership, with a squad which looks set to continue to perform for new manager David Martindale.

Goalscorer Rooney celebrates after giving St Johnstone the lead (Feature Image Credit- Daily Record)

De Vries and Bird claim victories in Formula E Saudi season opener

Nyck De Vries and Sam Bird took victories in the opening rounds of Formula E’s seventh season at the Diriyah E-Prix, in what was the sport’s first ever night races.

Mercedes-EQ’s De Vries, who also has ties to the Mercedes Formula One team, scored his first victory in the sport in Round One, with a lights to flag finish. The former F2 champion will be one to watch this season.

Round Two was claimed by Britain’s Sam Bird, who took his first victory for his new team, Jaguar Racing, in just his third race with the outfit.

Bird’s victory was somewhat overshadowed by a horror crash involving fellow Brit, Alex Lynn, who was taken to hospital after his car dramatically flipped over. The Mahindra driver is now thought to be ‘well’ after the accident.

The ruins of Alex Lynn’s Mahindra (Credit: The Race)

City Women close in on Chelsea in convincing win

Manchester City Women moved within two points of table-topping Chelsea in the Women’s Super League, following victory against Birmingham City.

The 4-0 away win sees City continue their 11-match unbeaten run, moving four points clear of rivals Manchester United.

A double from Sam Mewis gave the away side a 2-0 lead inside the hour mark, before third and fourth goals were added by Lauren Hemp and Scotland’s Caroline Weir.

City have now played the same number of games as Chelsea, and with the two sides having identical goal difference, the title fight is certainly one to watch.

Featured Image: Planet Rugby

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