Sunday, July 24, 2011

TEST RUGBY RESULTS: Saturday 23 July

Australia 39, South Africa 20 in Sydney (Tri Nations; Mandela Cup)
Zimbabwe 26, Kenya 20 in Nairobi (Victoria Cup) Another source says 26-21

Australia were simply too good for what was basically a second string South African side in Sydney. The Australian backs were magnificent whilst South Africa looked staid and predictable, except for fullback Aplon and winger Mvovo. It was just the reply Australia needed after their disastrous loss to Samoa last weekend.

South Africa will need to rebuild and rethink ahead of the second test on their tour, when they play New Zealand in Wellington next Saturday.

Zimbabwe did enough to win a rather scrappy game 26-20 (or 21) in Nairobi. There was not a lot to play for as Zimbabwe had secured the Victoria Cup and remained undefeated.

No news yet from the CAR tournament in Mali


  1. Seems to the the case that the correct final score from Nairobi was Kenya 21 - 26 Zimbabwe

    Kenya: 2 tries ( Lawrence Buyachi and Vincent Ong’era ), 1 conversion + 3 penalties ( Peter Claver-Abuoga )
    Zimbabwe: 3 tries ( Gardner Nechironga 2, Lloyd Machanjare ), 1 conversion + 3 penalties ( Tichafara Makwanya )

  2. Wonderful news Zimbabwe rebirth? the next year play on africa top division and this year the sables defeat Kenya, Uganda & Madagascar and wins CAR Division 1B & Victoria Cup.