Monday, June 21, 2010

RUGBY TEST RESULTS: Saturday 19 June-Updated

Scotland 13, Argentina 9 in Mar del Plata
South Africa 29, Italy 13 in Witbank
New Zealand 42, Wales 9 in Dunedin
England 21, Australia 20 in Sydney
Japan 31,Samoa 28 in Apia (Pacific Nations Cup)
Fiji 41, Tonga 38 in Apia (Pacific Nations Cup)
England Saxons 38, Canada 18 in Harrison (Churchill Cup, Final) Non-test
France A 25, United States 10 in Harrison (Churchill Cup, 3rd-4th) Non-test
Russia 38, Uruguay 19 in Harrison (Churchill Cup, 5th-6th)
Morocco 29, Tunisia 6 in Tunis (Africa Cup, Pool A, Final)
Senegal 21, Ivory Coast 6 in Tunis (Africa Cup, Pool A, Playoff 3rd-4th)
Kenya A 27, Uganda A 13 in Arusha (Africa Trophy South, Final) -non-test
Mauritius 21, Tanzania 13 in Arusha (Africa Trophy South, Playoff 3rd-4th)

Scotland achieved something it has never done before-win a test series overseas. Scotland achieved this with its 13-9 2nd test win over Argentina, having won the first test 24-16. This result leaves Argentina floating in 'What's next?' land as they prepare for the 2011 Rugby World Cup and their entry into the Tri Nations rugby tournament in 2012. Are they up to it?

South Africa defeated Italy but it was a forgettable display. Will South Africa now put their strongest XV against Italy for the second test next weekend?

New Zealand crushed Wales whilst England clawed one back against the Australians, winning by 1 point in Sydney.

England Saxons won the Churchill Cup, Canada being unable to repeat their grand performances in the preliminary matches. Oh, why can't Canada award its players test caps for this game?

Russia boosted its Rugby World Cup standing following it's 38-19 win over Uruguay. Uruguay will soon play Kazakhstan in one of the repecharge World Cup qualifying matches. Tunisia, who went down 6-29 to Morocco, is in the other repecharge pool. They are down to play Romania. I can see Uruguay defeating Kazakhstan and Romania defeating Tunisia, leaving Uruguay and Romania to fight for the last Rugby World Cup 2011 finals spot.

More results in when they arrive.

1 comment:

  1. Romania to qualify easily. Canada, please improve and please achieve the giant-killer status to which you once aspired! Nice to see Australia get beat.