New Zealand 40, South Africa 7 in Wellington (Tri Nations)
Laos 14, Cambodia 7 in Vientiene (Mekong Cup)-unconfirmed score
Mali 13, Niger 3 in Bamako (CAR Africa Cup Division 2, North, Final)
Burkino Faso 15, Ghana 3 in Bamako (CAR Africa Cup Division 2, North, Playoff 3rd-4th)
Mali ‘A’ 3, Benin 0 in Bamako (CAR Africa Cup Division 2, North, Playoff 5th-6th)
Chad 13, Togo 0 in Bamako (CAR Africa Cup Division 2, North, Playoff 7th-8th)
Mauritius 41, Nigeria 12 in Johannesburg (CAR Division 1D, Final)
Tanzania and Swaziland withdrew
South Africa were severely bounced by the All Blacks on Saturday but nobody really seems to be too worried in the Republic. 21 top players are out of the ‘rehab’ and ready to take on Australia and New Zealand at home. Hmmmmmmm.
Laos retained the Mekong Cup although score is yet to be confirmed. They obviously won but the score is uncertain.
Mali are the reigning CAR Division 2, North champion. I’m not sure where that takes them. With some considerable luck they may get to meet the winner of CAR Division 2, South.
Finally on Friday Nigeria re entered the test rugby arena after a few very wobbly administrative years out of circulation. They lost but it’s good to see them back.