Weekend Wrap-up: End of the Year Tours (EOYT) and LV= Cup action

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ABs v EnglandNEW YORK, NY – The penultimate weekend of Autumn Internationals aka End of the Year tours was filled with high drama. There were close matches and dominating performances. This weekend also featured a Womens International and the LV=Cup. So, let’s get into the Weekend Rugby Wrap-up.

Ladies First:
The last womens international of the year will saw the Czech Republic travel to Switzerland were they were picked apart by an unstoppable Swiss side.
Here are this weekend’s results:
Sat – 16th Nov 13
Switzerland 42 – 0 Czech Republic

Tier 1 & 2:  The highlight match of the weekend was England versus New Zealand in Twickenham, England. The AIG All Blacks were relieved when the final whistle blew and they had clung on for a hard fought victory. In other Tier 1 clashes, Wales smashed Argentina, Ireland were upended by Australia and Scotland were blanked by South Africa. In Tier 1 versus Tier 2 action, France were too much for Tonga as they got their RWC 2011 pool play vengeance. In the Tier 2 versus Tier 2 match-ups head to heads, Russia were taken apart by Japan, Georgia had a controversial loss to the USA, check out the match review. Samoa took on the French Barbarians, an all-start team of the best France squad pool and pro players in France, losing by the slimmest margin possible. Italy narrowly defeated Fiji as it was a special day for Italy forwards Sergio Parisse and Martin Castrogiovanni as they both celebrated 100 test caps. In Tier 2 versus Tier 3,  , Our Friend Pedro Leal‘s Portugal  headed down to former colony Brazil and demolished the developing rugby nation. Portugal’s Iberian peninsula neighbors Spain traveled to Uruguay and were out-muscled as the Uruguayans scraped by.

Here are this weekend’s results:
Fri – 15th Nov 13
Russia 13 – 40 Japan
Brazil 0 – 68 Portugal

Sat – 16th Nov 13
Georgia 23 – 25 USA
England 22 – 30 New Zealand
Wales 40 – 6 Argentina
French Barbarians 20 – 19 Samoa
Italy 37 – 31 Fiji
Uruguay 16 – 15 Spain
Ireland 15 – 32 Australia
France 38 – 18 Tonga
Romania 21 – 20 Canada

Sun – 17th Nov 13
Scotland 0 – 28 South Africa

LV Cup Rd 1LV=Cup: This weekend’s action saw Cardiff dismiss Ospreys in an all Welsh derby. In the Anglo-Welsh match-ups, Saracens demolished Scarlets while Dragons beat the Wasps. The all English derbies saw Sale fight past Harlequins, while Worcester returned to their losing ways against Leicester. Gloucester made light work of Newcastle, Bath cruised by Exeter as did Northampton against London Irish.

Here are this weekend’s results:
Fri – 15th Nov 13
Ospreys 13 – 21 Cardiff Blues
Harlequins 26 – 31 Sale Sharks
Worcester 18 – 21 Leicester

Sat – 16th Nov 13
Newport-Gwent Dragons 20 – 8 Wasps
Gloucester 20 – 3 Newcastle

Sun – 17th Nov 13
Bath 37 – 15 Exeter
London Irish 18 – 39 Northampton
Saracens 51 – 10 Scarlets

Namibia in action
Namibia in action

Tier 3 Action: In the ENC this weekend, 2 matches doubled as a Rugby World Cup Qualifiers (RWCQ)Moldova stopped cold an in-form Germany and the Czech Republic were losers at home to the Ukraine. In ENC action Switzerland drew at home to the Netherlands and Slovakia won a slugfest against Azerbaijan.

Here are this weekend’s results:
Sat- 16th Nov 13
Moldova 30 –  15 Germany
Czech Republic 10 –  17 Ukraine
Switzerland 20 – 20 Netherlands
Slovakia  18 – 10  Azerbaijan

The Second Annual Tri-Nations Rugby Tournament (TNRT) is an IRB and CAR sanctioned competition for the 3 countries in CAR’s RWC qualifying pool 1A. The 3 countries are Namibia, Kenya and Zimbabwe. The TRNT is being held in Windhoek, Namibia. Namibia finished as Champions as they defeated Zimbabwe last weekend and Kenya this weekend to win the title.

Here are this weekend’s results:
Sat- 16th Nov 13
Namibia 55 – 35 Kenya

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And until the next time… 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.