Weekend Rugby Wrap-Up: TRC, Aviva, Top 14, Pro 12, Currie Cup, ITM Cup

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WEST GHANA – Another great weekend of rugby is in the books. There was a lot to watch and read about. With that, we won’t dilly-dally. Let’s get to our Weekend Rugby Wrap-Up:


The Rugby Championship: As called by yours truly, both the Wallabies and All Blacks won on the weekend. The Wallabies bested the Springboks 26-19 out in Perth, Australia. The match wasn’t the best but there was some real good rugby on display and I always love to see a prop run 15 meters for a try. In Wellington, NZ, we got to witness an old-school forwards battle. The Blackness was able to overcome the rain and wind a get a 21 – 5 victory against Los Pumas.

Aviva Premiership: The English Domestic Rugby season continued with Round 2.

Harlequins 40 – 3 London Welsh
Bath 30 – 23 Wasps
London Irish 31 – 40 Gloucester
Leicester 34 – 26 Worcester
Sale 16 – 23 Saracens
Northampton 24 – 21 Exeter

French Top 14: The longest Domestic season in rugby – and quite possibly all of sports – continued into Round 4.

Biarritz 27 – 8 Montpellier
Stade Francais 20 – 20 Castres
Toulouse 62 – 13 Agen
Grenoble 52 – 7 Mont de Marsan
Perpignan 18 – 13 Bayonne
Toulon 42 – 12 Bordeaux-Begles
Clermont Auvergne 13 – 12 Racing Metro Paris

RaboDirect Pro 12: There were some real good matches this past weekend in the Pro 12. Leinster and Ulster showed good signs of continuing their form from last year, despite Leinster’s shock loss last week.

Zebre 17 – 30 Connacht
Cardiff Blues 19 – 21 Edinburgh
Glasgow 13 – 18 Scarlets
Munster 19 – 6 Benetton Treviso
Leinster 45 – 25 Newport-Gwent D’gons
Ospreys 13 – 16 Ulster

The Currie Cup: Round 5 is in the books. Griquas served notice that they are here to make a difference… and just might win the whole thing. The rest of the results went as expected.

Griquas 22 – 15 Sharks
Cheetahs 22 – 29 Western Province
Blue Bulls 23 – 32 Lions

The ITM Cup: The season is has an insane fixture list so I included the games that occurred after last week’s Wrap-Up and the mid-week matches – plus this weekend’s results:

Week 4
04 Sep North Harbour 15-27 Counties Manukau
05 Sep Northland 20-33 Manawatu
Week 5
06 Sep Southland 12-15 Otago
07 Sep Taranaki 22-6 Hawke’s Bay
07 Sep Counties Manukau 47-13 Bay of Plenty
08 Sep Auckland 32-22 Waikato
08 Sep Canterbury 20-12 Wellington
09 Sep Manawatu 3-27 Tasman
09 Sep Northland 18-17 North Harbour

That is it for me for now. Please feel free to comment below, look for and “Like” our Facebook Rugby Wrap Up Page and follow us on Twitter @RugbyWrapUp, @JunoirBlaber, @Declan Yeats and @Mathew Drew Turner, respectively.

And as always, stay low and keep pumping those legs.

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Born in Osu, Accra, Ghana, West Africa, Junoir Blaber is a rare commodity; while most Ghanians eat, sleep and dream Soccer (football), Junoir is all about Rugby. A self-proclaimed Rugbyologist, he has been involved in Rugby as a ref, coach, administrator and player since Columbus discovered Ohio. His useful/trivial rugby knowledge qualify Blaber as RWU's Senior Correspondent & known in rugby circles as The Rugby Rain Man. He can also be found moonlighting for our American partners at MeetTheMatts.com.