The final week rugby union internationals for 2010 ended with a clean sweep by Tri-Nations teams over their Northern opponents. Australia walloped France, South Africa beat England, and New Zealand secured their fourth ever grand slam with victory over Wales.
Other Southern Hemisphere sides did not fare as well, with Italy beating Fiji, Scotland narrowly defeating Samoa and Ireland punishing Argentina. The Pacific Island teams of Fiji and Samoa may take some solace from how close they came, but unfortunately it was the story of their tours as they were unable to get an elusive win despite coming close in …
The rugby union international teams have been named for the final week of the northern tour tests. However, South Africa and the Barbarians play a non international next weekend.
Italy v Fiji
27 Nov 15:00
15 Luke McLean, 14 Andrea Masi, 13 Gonzalo Canale, 12 Alberto Sgarbi, 11 Mirco Bergamasco, 10 Luciano Orquera, 9 Edoardo Gori, 8 Sergio Parisse (C), 7 Robert Barbieri, 6 Alessandro Zanni, 5 Quintin Geldenhuys, 4 Carlo Antonio Del Fava, 3 Martin Castrogiovanni, 2 Fabio Ongaro, 1 Salvatore Perugini.
Replacements:16 Carlo Festuccia, 17 Andrea Lo Cicero, 18 Santiago Dellape, 19 Paul Derbyshire, 20 Pablo …
The Welsh and New Zealand teams have been named for the rugby union international at Millennium Stadium Test on the 27th of November, 2010.
This is the last test on the All Blacks’ end of year tour, and the only test standing in the way of their grand slam. If successful it will be their third grand slam since 2005, and their fourth in All Black history. It would also equal the record for most successful grand slams by a Southern Hemishere team, tied with South Africa. The All Blacks should be confident of victory, having not lost a end …
Rugby picks and schedule for week four of the Northern tours by Southern Hemisphere teams. All Blacks, Springboks, Wallabies, Argentina, Samoa and Fiji play in Europe this weekend. Matches take place on Saturday the 27th of November around Europe. This is the last week test matches, although the Springboks take on the Barbarians at Twickenham Stadium next weekend. From the Southern Hemisphere teams, only New Zealand remain undefeated in Europe. However, they did lose the test against Australia in Hong Kong.
End of Year Tours: Week Four Schedule:
Italy v Fiji
27 Nov 15:00
Scotland v Samoa
27 Nov 14:30 …
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), …