Results from week three of the Northern tours by Southern Hemisphere teams. All Blacks, Springboks, Wallabies, Argentina, Samoa and Fiji played in Europe this weekend, with only the All Blacks and the Wallabies securing victories. New Zealand kept their hopes of a Grand Slam tour alive with victory over Ireland. However, South Africa’s Grand Slam dream came crashing down with a shock loss to Scotland. In another shocking result, Fiji and Wales drew their test. Ryan Jones was stripped of the Wales captaincy soon after.
End of Year Tours: Week Three Results:
Wales v Fiji
Fri 19 Nov 19:30 (local), Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Wales 16 (Penalty try; Jones penalty, conversion, Biggar 2 penalties). Fiji 16 (Vulivuli try), Bai penalty, conversion, Matavesi 2 penalties).
Referee: Jérôme Garces (France)
Italy v AUSTRALIA
Sat 20 Nov 15:00 (local), Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence
Australia 32 (Rocky Elsom, Drew Mitchell tries, Berrick Barnes 2 conversions 6 penalties). Italy 14 (Robert Barbieri try Mirco Bergamasco 2, Luciano Orquera penalties).
Referee: Christophe Berdos (France).
ENGLAND v Samoa
Sat 20 Nov 14:30 (local), Twickenham Stadium, London
England 26 (Matt Banahan, Tom Croft tries; Toby Flood 4 penalties, 2 conversions). Samoa 13 (Paul Williams, Fautua Otto tries, Paul Williams penalty).
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)
SCOTLAND v South Africa
Sat 20 Nov 14:30 (local), Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Scotland 21 (Dan Parks 6 penalties, drop goal)., South Africa 17 (Willem Alberts try, Morne Steyn 4 penalties).
Referee: Stuart Dickinson (Australia)
Ireland v NEW ZEALAND
Sat 20 Nov 17:30 (local), Aviva Stadium, Dublin
New Zealand 38 (Kieran Read 2, Anthony Boric, Sam Whitelock tries; Dan Carter 4 penalties, 3 conversions). Ireland 18 (Stephen Ferris, Brian O’Driscoll tries, Jonathan Sexton 2 penalties, conversion).
Referee: Marius Jonker (South Africa)
FRANCE v Argentina
Sat 20 Nov 20:45 (local), Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
France 15 (Morgan Parra 4 penalties, Damian Traille drop goal). Argentina 9 (Felipe Contepomi 3 penalties).