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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Springboks beat Samoa to win the Quad Series as Habana reaches milestone

South Africa beat Samoa 56-23 to win the Quad Series in Pretoria on Saturday. It was an action packed game with plenty to talk about, including some unfortunate dirty play, but a positive was the achievement of Bryan Habana, who scored his 50th Test try. MORE »

Monday, June 24, 2013

Scotland score late try to snatch victory from Italy in Pretoria

Scotland scored a last minute converted try to snatch a 30-29 victory over Italy in Pretoria on Saturday. The two northern hemisphere sides were competing for third place in the inaugural Quad Series in South Africa. MORE »

Saturday, June 22, 2013

All Blacks seal series clean sweep with third Test victory over France

New Zealand sealed a 3-0 series victory over France as they won 24-9 in New Plymouth. The French upped their intensity this week and it was a far tighter affair than the final scoreline may suggest, but a series clean sweep will please the All Blacks. MORE »

Friday, June 21, 2013

England win series in Argentina with big second Test victory

England's 51-26 second Test win over Argentina sealed a series victory over there for the first time since 1981, when they won with a win and a draw. This 2-0 series win came about through seven tries, with England's young guns firing. MORE »

Sunday, June 16, 2013

The All Blacks win the series with convincing victory over France

The All Blacks kept France tryless as they sealed the Test series with an emphatic 30-0 victory in Christchurch on Saturday. It was the All Blacks' 500th Test, and skipper Kieran Read's 50th, leading to a special night for the 21 000 fans in attendance. MORE »

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

France beat Blues in second stringers midweek game in Auckland

France's second stringers laid a case for Test selection with a convincing 38-15 win over the Auckland Blues in Albany earlier today. They scored four tries to two, with Fijian born winger Noa Nakaitaci claiming a brace. MORE »

Monday, June 10, 2013

Canada beat 14-man Tonga in eventful Pacific Nations Cup clash

A red card and two yellows didn't help Tonga's cause as Canada beat them 36-27 in Kingston in the Pacific Nations Cup on Saturday. James Pritchard scored a try and 18 points with the boot as Tonga's ill-discipline cost them. MORE »

Monday, June 10, 2013

Second string Wales beat Japan in scorching heat of Osaka

Wales, perhaps most affected by the Lions tour to Australia, took on Japan in boiling temparatures in Osaka on Saturday. They came away 22-18 winners with Dan Biggar kicking 14 points and Harry Robinson scoring a try in the second half. MORE »

Monday, June 10, 2013

Ireland take narrow win over USA in front of record crowd in Houston

Ireland scraped home against the USA in Texas at the weekend, coming away with a narrow 15-12 victory in a hard-fought game watched by a record 20 181 rugby fans. Ian Madigan kicked all the points for an Irish side without those touring with the British and Irish Lions. MORE »

Monday, June 10, 2013

Samoa outmuscle Scotland in opening game of Quad Series in Durban

Samoa claimed their first ever victory over a bruised and battered Scotland outfit, winning 27-17 as part of the Kings Park double header on Saturday. The game forms part of the quadrangular series, and was played directly before South Africa vs Italy. MORE »

Monday, June 10, 2013

The Springboks romp to convincing win over Italy in Durban

The Springboks scored five tries as they beat Italy 44-10 in Durban on Saturday. The visitors, coming off their best Six Nations campaign to date, had a poor first half in particular against the Boks, who fielded a slightly new look side with five new caps. MORE »

Sunday, June 09, 2013

England too strong for Argentina in first Test in Salta

England scored four tries as they beat Argentina 32-3 in the first of their two Test series in Salta on Saturday. Three tries were scored in the first half, before debutant Billy Vunipola crossed in the final minute of the match. MORE »

Saturday, June 08, 2013

New Zealand come up trumps in hard-fought first Test against France

New Zealand and France met at Eden Park for the first time since the 2011 Rugby World Cup Final for the first of their clashes in three-Test series. France started well, but it was the All Blacks that came away 23-13 victors. MORE »

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