Results from week two of the Northern tours by Southern Hemisphere teams. All Blacks, Springboks, Wallabies, Argentina, Samoa and Fiji played in Europe this weekend, with the All Blacks, Springboks and Argentina securing victories. South Africa and New Zealand kept their hopes of Grand Slam tours alive, while Australia came crashing down after beating the All Blacks and Wales in the last two weeks. They were beaten 35 to 18 to a rampant England team. The score was the highest ever scored by England against Australia, and the margin was equal highest.
End of Year Tours: Week Two Results:
Italy v Argentina
Sat 13 Nov 15:00 (local), Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi, Verona.
Argentina 22 (Rodriguez try, Contepomi conversion, Contepomi 5 penalties) bt Italy 16 (Penalty try, Bergamasco conversion, Bergamasco 3 penalties) in Verona. Referee: Chris Pollock
England v Australia
Sat 13 Nov 14:30 (local), Twickenham Stadium, London.
ENGLAND 35 (Chris Ashton 2 tries Toby Flood 2 conversions 7 penalties) bt AUSTRALIA 18 (Kurtley Beale 2 tries James O’Connor conversion 2 penalties) at Twickenham. Referee: Craig Joubert
Wales v South Africa
Sat 13 Nov 14:30 (local), Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.
SOUTH AFRICA 29 (Alberts, Matfield tries M Steyn 2 conversions M Steyn 5 penalties) bt Wales 25 (North 2, Hook tries S Jones 2 conversions S Jones 2 penalties)at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. Referee: Steve Walsh
Ireland v Samoa
Sat 13 Nov 14:30 (local), Aviva Stadium, Dublin.
IRELAND 20 (Heaslip, O’Gara tries O’Gara 2 conversions O’Gara 2 penalties) bt SAMOA 10 (Tuilagi try Williams conversion Williams penalty) at Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Referee: Keith Brown
France v Fiji
Sat 13 Nov 18:00 (local), Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes.
FRANCE 34 (Marty Medard penalty tries Yachvili 2 conversions Yachvili 5 penalties) bt FIJI 12 (Bai 4 penalties) in Nantes. Referee: Andrew Small
Scotland v New Zealand
Sat 13 Nov 17:15 (local), Murrayfield, Edinburgh.
NEW ZEALAND 49 (Gear 2, Muliaina 2, Carter, Smith, Ellis tries Carter 5 Donald 2 conversions) bt SCOTLAND 3 (Parks pen) at Murrayfield. Referee: Dave Pearson