Korea 21, Hong Kong 19 in Hong Kong (Asia5Nations)
Japan 106, United Arab Emirates 3 in Fukuoka (Asia5Nations)
Trinidad Tobago 32, Barbados 3 in Port of Spain (WCQ Americas; NACRA R2-South)
Sweden 31, Latvia 3 in Enkoping (ENC 2A)
Lithuania 28, Croatia 26 in Lithuania (ENC 2A)
Norway 11, Austria 6 in Oslo (ENC 2C)
Luxembourg 15, Greece 8 in Luxembourg (ENC 2D)
Lithuania gained the vital bonus point when they scored 4 tries in a close rugby test match against Croatia. Lithuania led 28-14 at one stage before a big Croatian comeback. Croatia missed a last minute conversion which would have tied the score.
Lithuania on attack against Croatia. Image thanks to http://sportas.delfi.lt/national/lietuvos-regbininkai-palauze-kroatijos-rinktines-pasipriesinima.d?id=58654923
However Lithuania missed the promotion to 1B as Sweden defeated Latvia 31-3 at home. Sweden thus earned the right to automatic promotion to ENC 1B for 2012-14, probably replacing Netherlands.
Swedish rugby team celebrates after their win against Latvia. Image thanks to http://www.fira-aer-rugby.com/forum2007/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4070
Norway caused an upset defeating the more fancied Austrian side 11-6 in Bergan. ‘So to avoid automatic relegation Norway need to beat Hungary at home but winning/losing BPs may come into play as could points difference from the first head-to-head.’ Thanks to ‘Quentin’ at http://www.fira-aer-rugby.com/forum2007/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4072
Luxembourg caused another upset for the weekend. They downed the visiting Greek side 15-8.
Greece on the charge against Luxembourg. Photo: Paul Ernster
In Asia test rugby news Korea caused an upset by defeating Hong Kong 21-19 in Hong Kong. Japan ran away 106-3 against UAE.
Trinidad Tobago defeated Barbados 32-3 in the first of the Americas NACRA World Cup qualifying Round 2 matches.