5 Talking Points from the Sporting Weekend



Five talking points from some of the weekend's sporting highlights.  


Manchester is Blue

Manchester City were crowned English Premier League champions following Manchester United's failure to win at home against West Brom.

Check out the best memes and reactions from their celebrations. After their loss to United and two Champions League losses to Liverpool, City picked themselves up to beat Tottenham 3 - 1, and that left them one win away from securing the title. But United's shock defeat against the Baggies saw them Pep and his charges popping corks earlier than expected.

With five fixtures remaining in their season, the team have already scored 93 goals and conceded just 25 thus far, losing two matches and drawing three.

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Gelant's hat trick sinks Sharks


Warrick Gelant scored three tries as the Bulls ran away 40 - 10 winners in Durban. The Sharks looked exhausted in their engagement against the Tshwane franchise.

The Sharks only managed one try as Bulls ran six across the whitewash. John Mithcell's team played brilliantly against the KZN side that looked a shadow of the team that pushed the Hurricanes all the way one week prior.The Sharks play the Stormers in Durban next while the Bulls go up against the Rebels this coming weekend.



Team SA Scoop 36 medals


Team SA notched up 37 medals and finished sixth overall at the Gold coast commonwealth games. 13 gold, 11 silver, and 13 bronze medals were won by athletes across various disciplines.

Caster Semenya bagged a double in her 1500m and 800m events, but Chad le Clos was the big winner with three medals in the 100 butterfly, 200m butterfly, and 50m butterfly events. Akani Simbini won the 100m sprint. World Champion long jumper, Luvo Manyonga also bagged gold with his jump of 8.41m to set new games record.



Emery wins Ligue 1 but could be shown the door


The Parisians scored seven to beat 2016-17 champions Monaco 7 - 1, subsequently taking the title with a few fixtures left to spare. Following their last 16 UEFA Champions League exit - Unai Emery is set to be succeeded by Thomas Tuchel at the end of the season.

PSG are widely expected to dominate Ligue 1 for the foreseeable future but are desperate to become a genuine superpower in continental competition, something that feat Emery struggled to achieve.



Blitzbokke medal-less at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 


The Blitzbokke chose to rest the senior team at the Hong Kong sevens in preparation for the Commonwealth Games.

But unfortunately, the men in Green and Gold were defeated by a resilient Fiji team 24 - 19 at the semi-final stage, before blowing a 14-0 half-time lead to lose against England in the third-place play-off.


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