A jam-packed weekend of sport was had between rugby, soccer, basketball, F1 and golf. Let’s have a look at the different match-ups across the board.
After an entertaining weekend of sport a round-up is more than necessary! In this weeks edition rugby, soccer, basketball, F1 and golf will be discussed.
Munster were unable to withstand the physicality of the Exeter Chiefs losing to them 13-8 in the Champions Cup round of 16 clash. With Munster down by ten points and Exeter reduced to 13 men, Shane Daly finished superbly in the corner.
With time running out Exeter looked to add another try before heading to Thomond Park but thanks to some Keith Earls wizardry the score remained the same.
In an entertaining game at the Sportsground on Friday night Connacht gave Leinster a lot to think about for the return fixture. Leinster took the advantage winning 26-21 but leaving the game very open for the return fixture.
Ulster scraped victory in France with a 26-20 victory over Toulouse.
Bristol Bears, La Rochelle and Racing 92 all won on the road in their round of 16 match-ups against Sale Sharks, Bordeaux-Begles and Stade Francais. Elsewhere, Montpellier beat Harlequins 40-26 whilst the Leicester Tigers beat Clermont Auvergne away from home.
In the few URC games there was, the Stormers scraped by the bulls beating them by two points. The Sharks beat the Lions 37-10 at home and finally Scarlets overcame Cardiff 49-14.
Treaty United were held to a stalemate with Bray Wanderers as the sides drew 0-0 in the League of Ireland First Division. Waterford beat the Cobh Ramblers 4-0 to solidify their position in third.
Galway United drew 1-1 with Wexford leavubg the former two points off top placed Cork City. Athlone Town lost 2-0 to Longford town on the road.
In the Premier League, a weekend of upsets has blown the table wide open. The fight for a top four finish is more interesting than ever, while the teams at the bottom are still fighting to stay in the league.
At the top of the table Man City and Liverpool drew 2-2 leaving City one point clear ar the summit wity seven games to play. Spurs took advantage of Arsenal and Manchester United losses to move into fourth outright.
At the bottom end of the table, Norwich had 2-0 victory over 18th place Burnley. Similarly, Leeds beat Waterford.
After the final round of games in the NBA the teams to qualify for the play-offs has been set.
Making the play off bracket from the Eastern Conference are the Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto Raptors and the Chicago Bulls.
In the Western Conference the qualifiers are the Phoenix Suns, Memphis Grizzlies, Golden State Warriors, Dallas Mavericks, Utah Jazz and finally the Denver Nuggets.
Four sides will join them in either conference following thr play in tournament.
The play-offs start this weekend, April 16 and 17.
After the Australian Grand Prix, the Formula 1 standings are not how we thought they might have panned out at this stage.
Charles Leclerc had his second pole of the season winning by 20 seconds to push the Ferrari man further clear at the top of the drivers championship.
Sergio Perez finished the race in second while George Russell secured the third position over team mate Lewis Hamilton. Reigning champion Max Verstappen was forced to retire after his engine went on fire. Carlos Sainz was also forced to retire early.
Alexander Albon secured Williams their first point of the season with a fantastic strategy.
Scottie Scheffler held his reputation as world number one fending off any challengers at the Masters.
Early final round pressure came from Cameron Smith who trailed by three heading into Sunday. But a triple bogey paved the way for a comfortable victory for Scheffler who was able to four putt on 18 with three shots to spare.
Rory McIlroy was the talk of Sunday as he finished in second after a a fantastic final round as be shot a 64, one off the course record. Shane Lowry finished in third recovering well from a triple bogey midway through his final round.
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