Weekend Round Up

Weekend Round Up

Spain beat Samoa to qualify for Rio:

Spain managed a last gasp victory over Samoa to take the final qualifying spot for the Rio Olympics. A 22-19 win for them in the Monaco 7's cup final was enough to book their ticket.

Maro Itoje is 25 from 25:

Maro Itoje is 1 game away from a perfect season as the youngster has won all of his 25 game this season for Saracens and England, winning the 6 Nations Grand Slam, Champions Cup and Premiership as well as being named European Player of the Year

Springbok Injuries:

Pat Lambie is out of the 3rd and final test against Ireland following the concussion he sustained in the opening game. Allister Coetzee and Co hoped he would return after missing the 2nd Test. Duane Vermeulen and Warren Whiteley are both injury worries ahead of the series decider in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

Top 14 Final:

Juan Imhoff scored with 4 minutes left of extra time against Clermont after a Juandre Kruger intercept to win the first semi final on Friday. Toulon were comfortable winners over Montpellier with the return of Leigh Halfpenny.

Dagg & Smith score on their 50th Test:

Both Israel Dagg and Ben Smith scored tries in their 50th Test in the series winning game over Wales this weekend.

Goromaru arrives at Toulon:

Ayumu Goromaru has arrived in Toulon for his medical after the French club secured the Japanese Super Star's signature.

England earn their first ever series win on Australian soil:

England won the 2nd Test convincingly as they beat the Wallabies to take a 2-0 lead in the 3 match Test sereis. The Ford Farrell 10/12 pairing reaped its rewards while Haskell and Itoje were stand outs yet again. That win has moved England up to 2nd on the World Rugby rankings, the first time since 2004

Springboks draw level with 1 to play:

South Africa turned around a dissapointing loss at Newlands and a half time deficit at Ellis Park to beat Ireland in entertaining fashion to send the June Test series into a final game sudden death and winner takes all this Saturday. Debutant, Ruan Combrinck, who only came on at half time, earned the man of the match award after a great game.

Fiji retain the PNC:

Fiji retained the Pacific Nations cup with a win over Samoa. This tournament, with next years tournament, will be a 2019 Rugby World Cup Qualifyer.

June Test Results:

Georgia, Scotland, Canada, Italy and Argentina all won this weekend

U20 World Championships:

The Tournament knock out's start this afternoon in Manchester with the Cup Semi Final clashes being Ireland vs Argentina & England vs South Africa

Western Force win World Club 10's:

The Force beat the Brumbies in Mauritius to claim the 2016 World Club 10's title in a wet final day on the tropical island yesterday

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