Sunday, June 27, 2010

TEST RUGBY RESULTS: Saturday 26 June

26.06.2010 Updated
Argentina 41, France 13 in Buenos Aires
South Africa 55, Italy 11 in East London
Australia 22, Ireland 15 in Brisbane
New Zealand 29, Wales 10 in Hamilton
Samoa 31, Fiji 9 in Apia (Pacific Nations Cup-New result
Japan 26,Tonga 23 in Apia (Pacific Nations Cup) New result
Laos 12, Cambodia 3 in Phnom Pehn (Asia Regional Tournament, Mekong Cup)

Argentina sensationally defeated France in Buenos Aires to eclipse their previous record win, that wonderful 34-10 win at the 2007 Rugby World Cup playoff match. South Africa easily disposed of Italy whilst New Zealand did the same to Wales. Australia stuttered to a 22-15 win over Ireland whilst Laos won the Asia Regional tournament with a spiteful card-ridden 12-3 win over Cambodia. The win also meant that Laos, with a better aggregate score over Cambodia, takes the Mekong Cup back to Ventiane.

For South Africa, New Zealand and Australia, eyes are now turned towards the Tri Nations tournament beginning held next month. For Northern Hemisphere teams, it's now about, the exceptions being Scotland and possibly England, licking their wounds and trying to take positives out of what were miserable performances. It is all thought provoking test rugby results with the Rugby World Cup only 15 months away.

Finally, Samoa took out the 2010 Pacific Nations title for the first time with a 31-9 win in front of a huge home crowd. Japan defeated Tonga 26-23 in the other match.

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