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Australia U20s start 2017 with a win over Samoa

The Australia U20s have defeated Samoa U20s in round one of the Oceania Rugby U20s Championship 43-20 at Bond University on the Gold Coast on Friday night.

In frequently wet and windy conditions Australia scored seven tries to two as they dominated their pacific rivals.


Local derbies to spice up SuperSport Rugby Challenge

Neighbourly love will be lost this weekend with a number of derby clashes highlighting the second weekend of action in the SuperSport Rugby Challenge.

Last weekend’s action exploded onto television screens and community grounds with much fanfare and round two of this exciting provincial tournament is set to deliver another salvo of explosive rugby.


Exciting start to SuperSport Rugby Challenge

South Africa’s newest provincial rugby competition, the SuperSport Rugby Challenge, started in spectacular fashion this weekend, delivering no less than 43 tries in six matches played around the country. Two of those were took place at Wolfson Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Sunday afternoon as part of a new initiative of playing matches on Sunday at community venues as part of a Rugby Festival.

The festival, which included a local club derby, was well attended and hailed a success by all concerned, with an estimated 10,000 spectators packing the Kwazakele-venue.


Super Rugby Round 9 Roundup: Late Kriel try clinch it for Pretoria side

Springbok midfielder Jesse Kriel scored the winning try close to the end of the game to seal a dramatic 20-14 comeback win for the Vodacom Bulls over the Toyota Cheetahs in their tense local derby on Saturday evening in Pretoria.

Kriel’s try secured a crucial win for his team who have now managed to register consecutive wins for the first time this season, following their success over the Jaguares last weekend. The Bulls rallied to win this Vodacom Super Rugby round nine game after trailing for most of the match.


Australia take third place at Kitakyushu Sevens in Japan

The Australian Women’s Sevens side has finished the Kitakyushu Sevens in Japan in third place with a thrilling 19-17 come from behind victory against Fiji. Australia was without Ellia Green, Evania Pelite and Emilee Cherry for the final match of the day with all three players sustaining injuries that prevented their further participation in the tournament.

Earlier in the day Australia had come from behind to defeat France (19-12) in the Quarter Finals but fell to a Canada (0-33) in the Semi Final that moved the Aussie 7s into the battle for third.


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