Japan 87, Kazakhstan 0 in Almaty (Asia5Nations)
Kenya 12, Uganda 0 in Nairobi (Elgon Cup 2nd leg; Victoria Cup)
Lithuania 48, Latvia 8 in Riga (ENC 2A)
Croatia 31, Malta 16 in Zagreb (ENC 2A)
Serbia v Armenia-Forfeit to Serbia
Cyprus 94, Bulgaria 3 in Pernik (ENC 2D)
Japan again displayed the huge gap between its rugby development and the rest of Asia. Only Hong Kong look as if they are going to get within reach of the Cherry Blossoms.
Although Kenya won 12-0 in Nairobi Uganda takes the Elgon Cup due to a 17-12 overall points aggregate.
In ENC Division 2A Lithuania were too good for neighbours Latvia whilst Croatia caused a major upset defeating Malta 31-16 at home. This result leaves both Lithuania and Sweden on 24 points with the last games next weekend crucial.
The fact that Sweden and Lithuania drew 30-30 earlier in the competition means they are dead even. Croatia needs to win against Sweden with a bonus point to send Malta to the relegation series.
Cyprus continued its winning ways. What has happed to Bulgarian rugby. They have a new coach but what a horror start for him!
Next Weekend’s Rugby Test Matches
Korea v Hong Kong in Hong Kong (Asia5Nations)
United Arab Emirates v Japan in Fukuoka (Asia5Nations)
Trinidad Tobago v Barbados in Port of Spain (WCQ Americas; NACRA R2-South)
Latvia v Sweden in Enkoping (ENC 2A)
Croatia v Lithuania in Lithuania (ENC 2A)
Austria v Norway in Oslo (ENC 2C)
Denmark v Israel in Netanya (ENC 2C)
Greece v Luxembourg in Luxembourg (ENC 2D)