South Africa 31, Australia 8 in Pretoria (Rugby Championship)
New Zealand 54, Argentina 15 in La Plata (Rugby Championship)
Paraguay 29, Bermuda 14 in Asuncion (WCQ Americas Playoff)
Botswana v Swaziland in Manzini (Friendly) possibly on 6 October
The complete performance by the All Blacks has come to pass Oh Lord! Not that I’m religious but certainly the game played by the All Blacks against Argentina was certainly one you’d expect to see in heaven. They were simply superb in every department. Hats off to Argentina. Against a ‘normal’ side they would have done better. They never gave up. The Pumas will be sharpening their claws ready for the battered Wallabies next weekend.
South Africa had a comfortable win against Australia. They played their best rugby of the season to date. The walking wounded Wallabies could make a test side of their own. The Aussie commentators listed 15 top players now out with injury. This included Ashley-Cooper who was concussed in today’s test.
Paraguay moved on in the Rugby World Cup qualifying process with a comfortable win over the visiting Bermudans. Paraguay now meets Brazil in Brazil at the end of October.