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Boxing and Rugby’s Six Nations headline exciting February fare

BOXING makes another attempt at getting it’s heavyweight house in order when the long-awaited rematch between Britain’s Tyson Fury and America’s Deontay Wilder takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, February 22nd, the first clash between the pair having ended in a controversial draw 15 months ago. Keep Reading

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Saints cock-a-hoop

Super League champions St Helen’s welcome NRL victors Sydney Roosters to their wonderfully named Totally Wicked Stadium for the 2020 World Club Challenge, the third time these two teams have met in the tournament, both previous games ending in triumph for the Aussies, 25-2 in the inaugural Challenge in 1976 and a bruising 38-0 pasting for the Saints in 2003. Reigning world champs Roosters, who boast a 100 percent record in the competition, will be attempting to do the double over Lancashire opposition, having walloped Wigan 20-8 in the Warriors’ own back yard at the DW Stadium last year. Keep Reading

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Summer Olympics & Euro 2020

A thrilling year in prospect as 2020 gets set to deliver a sumptuous feast of spectacular sport, dominated by the Summer Olympics from Tokyo, football’s Euro 2020 finals, cricket’s T20 World Cup, golf’s Ryder Cup and boxing’s search to discover who is the true heavyweight King of the Ring, while at local level Gibraltar, revelling in the Rock’s ever-increasing participation in world sport, hosts three international events. Let’s take a look at how this treasure-laden year may unfold. Keep Reading

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The Saccone & Speed Trophy

The course had recovered well from the heavy rain 2 days prior to the event and there were very few wet patches. However, buggies were not allowed onto the fairways so players found themselves on the course for longer than normal and with much more exercise than they had planned for. Nevertheless, the weather held out and all went well on the day. Keep Reading

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Look back to learn, look forward to succeed

Senior Team. The last half of the 2018/2019 season saw steady performances from the Senior squad, but as part of our Strategic Development Plan, we did recognise that elements of our game and our approach would benefit from some improvement in the forthcoming season. A busy pre-season during the summer saw Lynx retain a robust core of players from the previous Senior and Intermediate teams, allowing some strategic transfers to be targeted with specific new players brought in to compliment an already structured group. Pre-season activity continued at pace with a number of successful games. Keep Reading

Euro 2020
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Euro 2020 opens up friendly new frontiers for Gibraltar

QUALIFICATION for the finals of Euro 2020 was always going to be an impossible dream for Gibraltar, the early promise displayed in narrow defeats home and away in the opening fixtures to the Republic of Ireland failed to come to fruition and bruising defeats from group heavyweights Denmark and Switzerland followed, with Georgia piling on the punishment twice, firstly with a 3-0 win in Tbilisi, followed by a much improved performance from Julio’s boys in losing a thriller by the odd goal in five against the Georgians at a frenzied Victoria Stadium last month. Keep Reading

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Golf News

The key changes are aimed at opening up the Med Golf Masters to more players, making the final Masters day a much bigger & better event. Keep Reading

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Red Rose Chariot

RUGBY UNION is set to unleash the most spectacular sports show on Earth in Japan this month when the supremacy of the superpowers of the Southern Hemisphere, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa will be challenged by Europe’s elite, Wales, England, Ireland and Scotland – each nation carrying the hopes and aspirations of their respective rugby-mad populaces, Keep Reading

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