Sunday, June 14, 2009

Test Rugby Results 12-13 June

Romania 17, Uruguay 11 in Bucharest (IRB Nations Cup)
Scotland 'A' 49, Russia 7 in Bucharest (IRB Nations Cup) Non test
France 'A' 31, Italy 'A' 15 in Bucharest (IRB Nations Cup) Non test

France 27, New Zealand 22 in Dunedin
Argentina 24, England 22 in Salta
Australia 31, Italy 8 in Canberra
British and Irish Lions 26, Western province 23 in Capetown
Junior All Blacks 17, Samoa 16 in Apia(Pacific Nations Cup)
Fiji 36, Tonga 22 in Nuku'alofa (Pacific Nations Cup)
Tunisia 41, Uganda 17 in Kampala (WCQ Africa R2; Africa Cup SF)
Ivory Coast v Namibia-Looks like its on Sunday
Nothing in from Tashkent

Brief Reviews
Ouch! France win in Dunedin. Looks like the French were stronger and the All Blacks weaker than I thought. They'll be some deep down soul-searching going on in Dunedin today!

I expected Argentina to win. The Pacific Nations Cup could be a very even competition this year. Fiji upset Tonga whilst Samoa nearly did the unthinkable-upset the Junior AB's, which would have given the Kiwis a 0-2 weekend.

Tunisia, as I expected, were too strong for the Ugandans. Uganda's team was not as strong as last years but even so they tell me the Tunisians were impressive.

Australia struggled to overcome a determined yet defensive Italian side. I watched the first half late last night and really in that half Italy had very few options outside their pack.

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