FOOTBALL - Celtic are on the verge of equalling a 43 year old Scottish record as they kept there 11th consecutive clean sheet by beating St. Mirren 1-0 at home.
FOOTBALL: The next episode of the Unofficial Football World Championship will take place on Wednesday, 6 February, between Sweden and Argentina. The Unofficial Football World Championship (UFWC) is a championship using a knock-out title system similar to that used in boxing and wrestling.
FOOTBALL - Precisely 64 years ago, in 1948, Faroe Islands gained autonomy from Denmark. It would take them decades to enter the international football arena. And when they did they were initially perceived as the proverbial punching bag they held Scotland to 2-2 in a Euro 2004 qualifier in September 2002. The outrage it created was memorable. This from a popular radio show:
RUGBY UNION - On Saturday, 17 March, the grand finale of the 2012 Six Nations season will take place in stadiums across Europe. In the feature match Wales host France in a bid to clinch their third Grand Slam in the Six Nations era. Click below for previews on all three matches.
RUGBY UNION - Last week, France had a drop goal attempt which would have put them 25-24 up in the dying seconds against England in Rugby’s Six Nations Championship. A week earlier, France and Ireland drew 17-17 with each other and England were denied a last minute try which would have given them a draw against Wales in the third weekend of the competition. The question is whether the Six Nations Championship is getting tighter.
RUGBY UNION - Undefeated Wales start off by taking on a revamped Italy side in Cardiff on Saturday, followed by Tommy Bowe’s attempt at a 6N try scoring record in the “Battle Of The Hookers”. On Sunday, England will try to find their own try scoring spark as France will attempt to beat England with a pair of unproven halfbacks. Click below to find out more key statistics.
RUGBY UNION - Stuart Hogg’s try for Scotland in today’s Six Nations rugby match against France has made him the youngest try scorer (19 years and 247 days) in the Six Nations era (2000-present). The only other teenager that has scored a try in a 6N match is Wales’ George North who was 19 years and 298 days old when he crossed over against Ireland on 5 February 2012.
RUGBY UNION - Scotland fly-half Dan Parks has retired from international duty with immediate effect. The Australian-born Parks had recorded 97 points in Six Nations matches, putting him only behind Chris Paterson’s 403, second for Scotland in the Six Nations era (2000-present). He had also provided the six points scored by Scotland against England in their 2012 Six Nations opener (won 13-6 by England). However, a Parks kick was charged down by England’s Charlie Hodgson for the decisive try of the match. Parks had played in 10 of the 11 Six Nations matches under current Scotland coach Andy Robinson.