International Test Rugby Results–Week One

Wales v Australia - International Match
CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 05: The teams line up during the International match between Wales and Australia at the Principality Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

National teams each looked to begin their program of fixtures during the Autumn International window this weekend. A mix of ‘good and bad’ for most–plus a few upsets- but overall, the International Test Rugby Results were a welcome back to cheering on your country for most rugby fans.

Across several Northern Hemisphere continents, the World Rugby calendar was full. While not every nation kicked off their campaigns [England, Scotland and France among them] others set about restoring national pride.

Beside the emotive reasons, many would have a keen eye on Rugby Rankings that changed to a large degree–the winners being Ireland and Argentina–at the expense of Wales (whom lost to Australia–see main picture) and France who did not play.

International Test Rugby Results

With many sides were ‘set and ready’ to begin a four or five week schedule, Week One began in the United States with a the Chicago Double-header featuring the US Eagles, Maori All Blacks, Ireland and the All Blacks.

Friday November 4

US EAGLES 7 MAORI ALL BALCKS 54 Chicago, USA

Saturday November 5

FIJI 37 PAPUA NEW GUINEA 10 – Suva, FIJI

JAPAN 20 ARGENTINA 54Tokyo, JAPAN

ISRAEL 23 CROATIA 16 – Netanya, ISRAEL

UKRAINE 12 NETHERLANDS 54Lviv, UKRAINE

LITHUANIA 11 LATVIA 6 – Siauliai, LITHUANIA

 

WALES 8 AUSTRALIA 32Cardiff, WALES

BARBARIANS 31 SOUTH AFRICA 31 (draw) – London, ENGLAND

LUXEMBOURG 0 SWEDEN 19Luxembourg City, LUXEMBOURG

IRELAND 40 NEW ZEALAND 29 – Chicago, USA

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With some matches being played in the Rugby Europe conference tournament, there were a great range of nations playing. Entering one of the more busy periods of the year, there are both men’s and women’s teams playing.

There are many women’s games (W) planned for in June, including tours by New Zealand and Canada. Several 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup group qualifying games are also scheduled, so expect much attention on the ladies, as much as the men in November.

UPCOMING FIXTURES–WEEK TWO

Tuesday November 8

CZECH REPUBLIC v BARBARIANS – Prague, Czech Republic

Wednesday November 9

ENGLAND v FRANCE – Twickenham Stoop, London (W)

Friday November 11

MUNSTER v MAORI ALL BLACKS – Limerick, IRELAND

BARBARIANS v FIJI – Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND

Saturday November 12

WALES v ARGENTINA – Principality Stadium, Cardiff

SPAIN v TONGA – Madrid, SPAIN

SCOTLAND v AUSTRALIA – Murrayfield, Edinburgh 

ITALY v NEW ZEALAND – Stadio Olympico, Rome

PORUGAL v BELGIUM – Setubal, Portugal

GEORGIA v JAPAN – Tbilisi, Georgia

With that fixture list, it covers most of the Tier One and Two nations playing in Week Two of the Autumn Internationals. Such a great choice, many rugby fans in Europe will be spoiled for choice.

Look forward to full coverage from Last Word On Rugby, with many correspondents reporting from the ground. From the Twickenham Stoop to Portugal, let LWOR update you weekly on all the International Test Rugby Results.

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