Global Rugby Update: Fast Look At The Week

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DANSOMAN, ACCRA, GHANA – Notice the location. We are on an adventure and vacation. There will a report on rugby in Ghana when we get back. For now, though, let’s do a Global Rugby Update faster than a winger chasing a kick.


Wales built on their win last week by dispatching an Italian team shorn off its talismanic captain Sergio Parisse. England continued their unbeaten run against a France side that looked more determined but ultimately is still a bit off form. England remain on track for a Grand Slam. Scotland managed to make enough penalty kicks to beat a young Ireland side. Here are the results:
Italy 9 – 26 Wales
England 23 – 13 France
Scotland 12 – 8 Ireland

Romania dominated upfront and eventually pulled away from Spain. In a border war, Georgia used their forwards to smother Russia and starve their flashy backs of ball. Our friend, Pedro Leal, and Portugal secured a big win at home over Belgium.Here are the results:
Spain 15 – 25 Romania
Russia 9 – 23 Georgia
Portugal 18 – 12 Belgium

In Women’s 6N, Wales scraped by Italy by the smallest of margins. England women continue to show poor form as they went down to a determined France outfit. The French women seem more focused than their men, while the England’s loss of form seems baffling. Wonder what our friends Wendy Young and Molly Dengler have to say about this. Ireland steamrolled Scotland to stay top of the table. Here are the results:
Italy 15 – 16 Wales
England 20 – 30 France
Scotland 3 – 30 Ireland

Aviva Premiership: In the AP, Gloucester beat a tough Worcester side, Harlequins continued their fine form against Sale. Exeter proved to be too much for London Welsh. Northampton had just a little more in the tank than Bath, while Saracens proved that their back-ups were better than Leicester’s. London Irish surprised a very good Wasps side. Here are the results:
Gloucester 29 – 23 Worcester
Sale 21 – 30 Harlequins
Exeter 47 – 16 London Welsh
Northampton 25 – 23 Bath
Leicester 27 – 32 Saracens
London Irish 30 – 19 Wasps

RABODRIECT PRO 12: Connacht went on the road to Cardiff and came away victorious. Ulster were minus their stars and lost to Glasgow. Ulster suffered a double blow as they lost center Paddy Wallace for the season with a torn ACL. The Ospreys handed Edinburgh more misery and another defeat. Leinster continued their return to form and beat the Scarlets. Treviso shocked Munster at home and Dragons scrapped past Zebre. Here are the results.
Cardiff Blues 22 – 26 Connacht
Glasgow 20 – 14 Ulster
Ospreys 24 – 7 Edinburgh
Leinster 32 – 5 Scarlets
Benetton Treviso 34 – 10 Munster
Zebre 13 – 14 Newport Gwent Dragons

TOP 14:Toulon lost to a very determined Castres side. Agen beat Mont de Marsan in an ugly affair. Racing Metro Paris proved to have too much class for Biarritz. Toulouse absolutely demolished Bayonne. Montpellier snuck by Bordeaux, much to Mssr O’ Kallypher’s dismay. Clermont continued to dismiss all those in their path including Grenoble. Perpignan doubled up on Stade Francais. Here are the results.
Castres 25 – 20 Toulon
Agen 9 – 3 Mont de Marsan
Biarritz 11 – 23 Racing Metro Paris
Toulouse 42 – 6 Bayonne
Montpellier 15 – 13 Bordeaux-Begles
Grenoble 10 – 17 Clermont Auvergne
Perpignan 32 – 16 Stade Francais

SUPER 15 Rugby: In a breath-taking fast paced match, the Chiefs upset the Highlanders. The Brumbies brought the Rebels back down to Earth with a thud. The Bulls surprised a few people by showing their fortitude against the Stormers. The Blues and friend of the show, John Kirwan, got their first win of the season and Kirwan’s Super 15 coaching career. The Reds defeated the Waratahs and the oldest and possibly biggest derby in Super 15. The Sharks beat a very game Cheetahs side in a good match. The Southern Kings made all their fans smile by beating the Force at home, for the franchise’s historic first victory. Here are the results.

Highlanders 27 – 41 Chiefs
Melbourne Rebels 13 – 30 Brumbies
Bulls 25 – 17 Stormers
Hurricanes 20 – 34 Blues
Reds 25 – 17 Waratahs
Cheetahs 22 – 29 Sharks
Southern Kings 22 – 10 Western Force

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