It’s been an eventful weekend of sport across the globe. We bring you some of the highlights making headlines.

Rugby:

It was another blockbuster weekend of Super Rugby in both Australia and New Zealand. The Australian version of the tournament saw the Melbourne Rebels see off the challenge of the Brumbies with a 30-12 score line at home. Waratahs then ran riot against the Reds, beating them 45-12.

Across the Tasman, It was a case of “Another year, another trophy” for the Crusaders as they claimed the inaugural Super Rugby Aotearoa title with a convincing 32-12 home victory against the Highlanders. The Chiefs struggles under Warren Gatland showed no signs of subsiding as they went down 31-18 to the Hurricanes

Cricket:

England drew first blood in their three test series against Parkistan, by claiming a 3 wicket victory in Manchester.

Formula One:

Max Verstappen became the first non-Mercedes driver to win a race in 2020, as the Red Bull racer won the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone.

By claiming second place, Lewis Hamilton equaled Michael Schumacher’s number of podium finishes.

MotorGP:

South African MotoGP rookie Brad Binder was in dominant form as he claimed victory in the Czech Grand Prix. The shock victory was his and KMT’s maiden MotorGP win.

Football:

The Uefa Champions League results provided a few upsets and managerial casualties over the weekend. Manchester City were able to hold off the advances of Real Madrid with a 2-1 (4-2) victory at the Etihad. Although Juventus beat visitors Lyon 2-1 on the night to draw the overall tie at 2-2. It was the French side’s away goal that proved to be the difference as it helped them to advance to the Quarter finals, knocking the Turin-based giants out in the process.  That also resulted in Maurizio Sarri being sacked, with “The Old Lady” swift to appoint one of their prodigal son’s Andrea Pirlo as his replacement.

Saturday evening saw more routine victories for Barcelona (3-1 and 4-2 on aggregate over Napoli) as well as Bayern Munich (4-1 and 7-1 on aggregate over Chelsea)

Closer to home in the Nedbank Cup, Mamelodi Sundowns claimed a last-gasp 3-2 victory over soon to be no more Bidvest Wits in a thrilling encounter. Bloemfontein Celtic claimed an emphatic 3-0 victory over 10-men Baroka FC to book their place in the final against Sundowns

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