Sports, weekend round-up: Italy beat France in Six Nations rugby

Baltimore takes the Superbowl despite power failure ROME, ITALY – Italy blew open the Six Nations rugby tournament by beating favourites France 23-18, 3 February. The Italians dominated the game with their driving forward power against a dispirited French team. In the Saturday games England comfortably beat Scotland and Ireland beat the 2012 Grand Slam […]

Sports, Six Nations Rugby: Grand Slam glory for Wales

MILLLENIUM STADIUM, CARDIFF, WALES – The Welsh team completed their  Grand Slam, which involves winning all the Six Nations matches in a season, with a 16-9 win over France, 17 March. It was their third slam in eight years and brought comparisons with the great 1970s team led by Mervyn Davies,who died the previous day. […]

Sports, Six Nations Rugby: England win ugly, France with style, Wales with heart

MURRAYFIELD, SCOTLAND – England achieved a rare win in Scotland, 4 February, but it did little convince the fans that there will be much attractive rugby coming from the team.  The one try was from a clearance kick being charged down by Charlie Hodgson, while Scotland wasted many scoring chances with careless handling. The game […]

Italy beat France while England march on

International sports, Six Nations rugby Twickenham, London (GenevaLunch)- England put on a solid but uninspired performance to get past Scotland 22-16, 13 March. The English team have dominated their games this season but were held 9-9 at half-time and never really got going in the second till a try by Tom Croft. The win leaves […]

England beat France in Six Nations (update)

International sports, Six Nations rugby Twickenham, London (GenevaLunch) – The England rugby team took a giant leap towards a possible Grand Slam in the 2011 Six Nations with a solid 17-9 win over France Saturday 26 February. The first half was even, with each side scoring three penalties but England went ahead with a try […]

England and France win again

International sports, Six Nations rugby Twickenham, London (GenevaLunch) – Chris Ashton scored four tries as an impressive England team crushed Italy 53-13 at Twickenham, 12 February.  The winger ran powerfully in supporting positions and never gave the Italian team a chance to settle. Ashton is the first player to score four tries in one England […]

England, Ireland and France win in Six Nations

International sports, Six Nations rugby Millenium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales (GenevaLunch) – England started their quest for the Six Nations trophy with a win in Cardiff Friday evening 4 February. Two tries by Chris Ashton and a masterful performance by stand-off Toby Flood set up a 19-26 victory that could have been greater had England maintained […]

International sports, Six Nations rugby: France beat England and win Grand Slam

Stade de France, Paris (GenevaLunch) – Saturday’s international between France and England was another game where one side tried to play attacking rugby and the other side relied on forward power and kicking penalties. The unusual feature was that it was England that scored the only try of the game, while France scored four penalties […]

International sports, Six Nations rugby: France dominate

Stade de France, Paris (GenevaLunch) – France beat Italy 46-20 Sunday 14 March to make it clear to all which team is the top of the northern hemisphere. Only England can stop a French Grand Slam and the English team is looking dull and undisciplined after a try free 15-15 tie with Scotland. Ireland beat […]

International sports, Six Nations rugby: Ireland, France and Italy win

Twickenham, London (GenevaLunch) – France dominated the first half of their game in Cardiff to take a 0-20 lead at half time. Wales responded with another spirited recovery but it was not enough and France ended with a 20-26 win. The French have now won their first three games: they face Italy and England for […]