Sunday, June 15, 2014


Australia 6, France 0 in Melbourne( 2nd test)
South Africa 38, Wales 16 in Durban (1st test)
New Zealand 28, England 27 in Dunedin (2nd test)
Scotland 19, Canada 17 in Toronto
Ireland 23, Argentina 17 in Tucuman (2nd test)
Samoa 15, Italy 0 in Apia
Japan 37, United States 29 in Halawa (Pacific Nat.Cup; North)
Fiji 45, Tonga 17 in Lautoka (Pacific Nations Cup; South)
Georgia 23, Spain 13 in Tbilisi (Tbilisi Cup)
Argentina Jaguars 45, Emerging Italy 20 in Tbilisi (Tbilisi Cup)
Tunisia 26, Ivory Coast 6 in Tunis (CAR Africa Cup 1B Final)
Senegal 32, Uganda 31 in Tunis (CAR Africa Cup 1B Playoff 3rd-4th)
USA South 34, Cayman Islands 30 (Caribbean Champ.,North League)
Lesotho v Botswana ‘A’ in Gaborone (Friendly) result to come

My coverage of world test rugby is limited at this time of the year due to work commitments. Today Monday I’m off work sick so here is my opportunity.

Australia and France slugged out a rather boring game. It was intense but error-ridden and kick-happy. France improved their commitment and pushed Australia all the way. Let’s hope the day time match next Saturday is better. On this form Australia are going to come unstuck in the forwards v South Africa and unstuck in general play v New Zealand.

South Africa were too good for Wales. Not sure where Wales goes from here but they certainly have slipped form over the last two years. South Africa looks to be a tough nut for the All Blacks to crack in the Rugby Championship.

New Zealand and England played an exciting great game of rugby. Very enjoyable to watch. The All Blacks blitz at the beginning of the second half is what puts this team above all else. Pace, timing and skills. Hansen will be concerned about allowing those two late tries by England. NZ wont get away with that against South Africa.

Ireland won the series against Argentina. Argentina are going to struggle against the other Tier 1 nations this year. They have selection and internal issues at the moment.

Samoa continued the Italian Pacific nightmare in Apia whilst Japan and Fiji look to be the teams in the Pacific Nations Cup final.

Tunisia will compete in the CAR Africa Cup 1A tournament next year with the fancied Ugandans dropping down to Division 1C.

The USA South team booked their Caribbean Championship final against Guyana with a close win over Cayman Islands.

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