New Zealand 22, Australia 17 in Auckland (Bledisloe Cup; Tri Nations)
Samoa 73, Papua New Guinea 12 in Port Moresby (WCQ Oc. R2; 2nd leg)
Niger 5, Ghana 3 in Tsevie (CAR Develop. Trophy, North: Final)
Burkino Faso 7, Togo 5 in Tsevie (CAR Dev. Trophy, North: Playoff 3rd-4th)
Nigeria 5, Mali 0 in Tsevie (CAR Develop. Trophy, North: Playoff 5th-6th)
Benin 29, Togo ‘B’ 0 in Tsevie (CAR Dev. Trophy, North: Playoff 7th-8th)
A good win to New Zealand over Australia started the Tri Nations series. I could help but think the atmosphere at Eden Park didn't come near the atmosphere in Pretoria for the Lions' second test against South Africa. Is the Tri Nations dying?
Samoa recorded a very predictable win in Port Moresby which sees them automatically qualify for the 2011 Rugby World Cup. In Africa, Niger won the CAR Development North Trophy for 2009.