Sunday, November 25, 2012


New Zealand 33, Wales 10 in Cardiff
South Africa 16, England 15 at Twickenham
France 22, Samoa 14 in Paris
Australia 22, Italy 19 in Bologna
Ireland 46, Argentina 24 in Dublin
Tonga 21, Scotland 15 in Aberdeen
Fiji 24, Georgia 19 in Tblisi
United States 34, Romania 3 in Bucharest
Botswana v Swaziland in Manzini-result TBA

New Zealand Maori 32, Canada 19 in Oxford (non-test)

New Zealand too good for Wales. Wales ‘drew’ the second half.
South Africa just past England. It wasn’t pretty but it was a win.
Samoa gave France all sorts of bother before the French finally won.
Italy could have drawn this game but missed a last-minute penalty. More inconsistency from the Aussies.
Ireland! Wow. Argentina put to the sword.
Tonga! OMG! Major upset no.2! France at RWC now Scotland. Another coach’s job on the line again?
Fiji outpointed Georgia but the impression I get is the Georgia chose wrong tactics against the Islanders and were blitzed in first 20 minutes.
USA too good for Romania. November has not been a happy time for Eastern European Tier 2 rugby nations.

All work commitments should ease as from this week coming. I’m looking forwards to covering 1 December games in full and updating the stats web site

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