Canada 22, Russia 6 in Vancouver
Andorra 21, Serbia 7 in Andorra La Vela (ENC 3A)
Colombia 33, Peru 10 in La Guacima (CONSUR B)
Venezuela 43, Costa Rica 8 in La Guacima (CONSUR B)
In wet and windy conditions, Canada overcame their disappointment of losing both matches against Japan, to register a 22-6 win over Russia. Only one try, to Aaron Carpenter, was scored, this being in the second half. The teams were level 6-6 at the break.
Tournament favourites Colombia and Venezuela got their CONSUR B title bids off to good starts. Colombia accounted for Peru comfortably 33-10, whilst hosts Costa Rica showed how much they had improved since 2006 by holding the strong Venezuelan team 8-43.
Wednesdays CONSUR B games see hosts Costa Rica face another tough team, Colombia. Peru faces Venezuela.