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Updated 03.10.2005 (2nd edition)


Latest Results


Paraguay 45, Brazil 8 in Asuncion (WCQ America Rnd 2, (Sth American Championship, Div.2)

Venezuela 24,Colombia 7 in Asuncion (Sth American Championship, Div.2)



South Africa XV 98, Uganda 10 in Johannesburg (CAR Div.1, Pool A)

Namibia 55, Madagascar 17 in Windhoek (CAR Div.1, Pool B)

Armenia 39, Luxembourg 12 in Cessange (FIRA-AER Div. 3B/C Playoff)

Barbados 52, Bahamas 3 in Port of Spain, Trinidad (WCQ America Rnd 1, Caribbean Final)



Peru 20, Venezuela 19 in Asuncion (Sth American Championship, Div.2)

Brazil 64, Colombia 0 in Asuncion (Sth American Championship, Div.2)



Peru 17, Colombia 16 in Asuncion (Sth American Championship, Div.2)

Paraguay 92, Venezuela 7 in Asuncion (Sth American Championship, Div.2)



Brazil 20, Venezuela 12 in Asuncion (Sth American Champ., Div.2)

Paraguay 70, Peru 3 in Asuncion (Sth American Championship, Div.2)



Hungary 56, Bosnia 8 at Estergom (FIRA-AER Div. 3B/C Playoff) Details



Brazil 38, Peru 14 in Asuncion (Sth American Championship, Div.2)

Paraguay 82, Colombia 8 in Asuncion (Sth American Champ., Div.2)


Coming Up





Dated 8 September



THIS WEEKEND 30.09 – 02.10



Paraguay 45, Brazil 8 in Asuncion (WCQ America Rnd 2, South America ‘B’ Championship) HT 20-5




Paraguay Squad S.America Champs. Div.2

Luis Otaño, Marcelo Gómez, Jorge Fracchia, William Portillo, Mario González, Juan Cabañas, David Sueldo, Diego Urrutia, Rafael Boccia, Walter Hoppe, Patricio Lage, Diego Sotelo, Sergio Cabrera, Ever Heidel y Federico Etcheverry.

También jugaron Luis Gompert, Jorge Reyes, Francisco López, Enrique Salomón, Aníbal Rotela, Martín Pineda y Emiliano Arnaut.

Coach: Rubén González.



Not available


Article in Spanish



Venezuela 24, Colombia 7 in Asuncion (Sth American Championship, Div.2)



Not available



South Africa XV 98, Uganda 10 in Johannesburg (CAR Div.1, Pool A)

No previous encounters



Not available


Match preview


No GWC Rugby Rankings for South Africa XV


Referee: Chris Mwamba (Zambia)


Namibia 55, Madagascar 17 at Hage Geingob Stadium in Windhoek (CAR Div.1, Pool B)



The last time these two teams met it turned out to be a disaster for the Madagascans. They had achieved some impressive results up to this game and then it all fell apart in this away game. They will be looking to improve on that performance.


Namibia did not turn up in Ivory Coast earlier this month to fulfil their match against the locals. Thirteen players out of a squad of 22 have not played for Namibia before. More experienced players were not included due to a dispute between players and management.


Madagascar were surprisingly defeated at home by Uganda 14-18 in their first match of the season. They then caused a major upset of their own by defeating the Ivory Coast 30-10 also at home. The questions are, can they select their strongest side and how well will they travel to Windhoek this time?


Match previews and go to archives 29.09.2005 (in French)


Namibia Last Five Matches

13.11.2004 v Morocco W 39-22 in Windhoek (CAR Div.1 Final)

25.09.2004 v Zimbabwe W 68-9 in Windhoek (CAR Div.1, Pool C)

11.09.2004 v Kenya W 65-7 in Windhoek (CAR Div.1, Pool C)

14.08.2004 v Zambia W 52-10 in Chingola (CAR Div.1, Pool C)

07.08.2004 v Botswana W 50-3 in Gaborone (Friendly)


Madagascar Last Five Matches

17.09.2005 v Ivory Coast W 30-10 in Antanavaro (CAR Div.1, Pool B)

10.07.2005 v Uganda L 14-18 in Antanavaro (WCQ Africa Rnd 1B, Pool B)

11.06.2005 v Kenya D 25-25 in Nairobi (WCQ Africa Rnd 1B, Pool B)

29.08.2004 v Zimbabwe W 23-18 in Antanavaro (CAR Div.1, Pool B)

14.08.2004 v Uganda W 32-30 in Kampala (WCQ Africa Rnd 1B, Pool B)


Previous Encounter

15.06.2002 Namibia 116-0 in Windhoek (WCQ Africa Rnd 3, South: CAR  Div.1, South


GWC Rugby Rankings: Africa Table-Namibia 2nd, Madagascar 7th



Not available


Referee: Martie Wiles (Zimbabwe)


Armenia 39, Luxembourg 12 in Cessange (FIRA-AER Div. 3B/C Playoff) HT 16-12

500 Spectators

Armenia now heads off to Division 3B, whilst Luxembourg will be in Division 3C

Match review




Referee: M.Jones (Austria)


Barbados 52, Bahamas 3 in Port of Spain, Trinidad (WCQ America Rnd 1, Caribbean Final

The margin of Barbados’ win was a surprise. The Barbados team contained eight players with experience in playing in England. They appeared to be quicker and totally dominated the game.


Barbados joins Canada and the United States in round 2


Match Previews (Thanks to ‘Quentin’ FIRA-AER forum) (Thanks to ‘Quentin’ FIRA-AER forum)





Bahamas Squad

Dorian Roach (Capt.), Garfield Morrison, Patrick Arthur, Timothy Thompson, Jackelo Pierre, Matthew Paton, Jamaal Curry, Dominic Stubbs, Botin Nelson, Marcus Cheetham, John Gates, Ninja Gibson, Kevin Salabie, Phillip David, Jeremico Cooper, Giovanni Rolle, William Pilcher, Ray Simpson, Devon Woodside, Mario Rolle, Shane Garner and Manoli Roussos.

Coach: Stephen Thompson



Team not available but from the article above there is some info about some players.

Kurt Johnson-centre-Coventry RFC, England

Bruno Greene-wing-Army, Combined Services, England

Dom Peters-centre-Ex London Welsh & ex London Broncos (Rugby League)

Matt Anstead-Bracknell RFC

Steve Anstead-Bracknell RFC

Steve Stewart-lock-Rugby RFC, England

Anthony Gibbons-Ex Leicester University, West Indies 7’s

Jamie Vernon-flanker-Ex Leicester University

Stephan Millar-flanker-Ex Leicester University


Referee: Alan Gray (Canada)


Match reviews




The Following nations have had their list of international rugby results updated

Argentina XV, Ivory Coast, South Africa XV, Tahiti, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Samoa


I regret that problems with the lists of the following nations have prevented them from being updated at present

Canada, British Isles, Niue and Fiji



Article in Spanish



Peru 20, Venezuela 19 in Asuncion (Sth American Championship, Div.2)


Brazil 64, Colombia 0 in Asuncion (Sth American Championship, Div.2)




Information for this tournament thanks to ‘Seahorse’ from the FIRA-AER forum



Coach Andy Robinson has named a squad of 30 for the northern autumn tests.

Backs: Iain Balshaw (Leeds Tykes), Mark Van Gisbergen (London Wasps), James Simpson-Daniel (Gloucester), Mark Cueto (Sale Sharks), Josh Lewsey (London Wasps), Stuart Abbott (London Wasps), Mike Tindall (Gloucester), Jamie Noon (Newcastle Falcons), Ollie Smith (Leicester Tigers), Charlie Hodgson (Sale Sharks), Andy Goode (Leicester Tigers), Matt Dawson (London Wasps), Harry Ellis (Leicester Tigers), Peter Richards (Gloucester).


Forwards: Andy Sheridan (Sale Sharks), Perry Freshwater (Perpignan), Phil Vickery (Gloucester), Matt Stevens (Bath), Steve Thompson (Northampton Saints), Lee Mears (Bath), Simon Shaw (London Wasps), Danny Grewcock (Bath), Alex Brown (Gloucester), Tom Palmer (Leeds Tykes), Martin Corry (Leicester Tigers, captain), Chris Jones (Sale Sharks), Lewis Moody (Leicester Tigers), Pat Sanderson (Worcester Warriors), Joe Worsley (London Wasps), James Forrester (Gloucester).


Stand-by players (who will not train with the squad): Graham Rowntree (Leicester Tigers), Andy Titterrell (Sale Sharks), Julian White, (Leicester Tigers), Louis Deacon (Leicester Tigers), Steve Borthwick (Bath), Andy Hazell (Gloucester), Olly Barkley (Bath), Mathew Tait (Newcastle Falcons), Tom Voyce (London Wasps), Dan Scarbrough (Saracens).

Coach: Andy Robinson

Full article




New Scotland coach Frank Hadden has named a squad of 34 to prepare for the northern autumn tests.


Backs: Mike Blair (Edinburgh Gunners)*, Andy Craig (Glasgow Warriors), Chris Cusiter (Border Reivers)*, Simon Danielli (Border Reivers), Marcus Di Rollo (Edinburgh Gunners), Andrew Henderson (Glasgow Warriors), Ben Hinshelwood (Worcester Warriors), Sean Lamont (Northampton Saints), Rory Lamont (Glasgow Warriors), Stuart Moffat (Border Reivers), Dan Parks (Glasgow Warriors), Chris Paterson (Edinburgh Gunners), Gordon Ross (Leeds Tykes), Hugo Southwell (Edinburgh Gunners), Simon Webster (Edinburgh Gunners).


Forwards: Kelly Brown (Border Reivers)*, Simon Cross (Edinburgh Gunners), Paul Dearlove (Glasgow Warriors), Bruce Douglas (Border Reivers), Ross Ford (Border Reivers)*, Scott Gray (Border Reivers), Dougie Hall (Edinburgh Gunners), Craig Hamilton (Glasgow Warriors), Allister Hogg (Edinburgh Gunners)*, Allan Jacobsen (Edinburgh Gunners), Alastair Kellock (Edinburgh Gunners)*, Gavin Kerr (Leeds Tykes), Scott Lawson (Glasgow Warriors)*, Andy Miller (Border Reivers), Scott Murray (Edinburgh Gunners), Craig Smith (Edinburgh Gunners), Simon Taylor (Edinburgh Gunners), Andrew Wilson (Glasgow Warriors)*, Jason White (Sale Sharks),


Injured – not available for selection: Euan Murray (Glasgow Warriors)*, Donnie Macfadyen (Glasgow Warriors), Scott MacLeod (Border Reivers), Jon Petrie (Glasgow Warriors), Tom Philip (Edinburgh Gunners)*, Robbie Russell (London Irish), Gregor Townsend (Border Reivers).


* - Member of Scottish Institute of Sport

Full report





 Netherlands v Belgium (Friendly)



Netherlands v Welsh Districts



Netherlands ‘B’ v Botswana



Netherlands v Botswana


And the possibility of a South Africa v Italy test in November



Hungary 56, Bosnia 8 in Estergom

3000 spectators

Hungary now progresses to Division 3B, whilst Bosnia will now play in Division 3C.


Referee: M.Slavic (Slovenia)

Thanks to and ‘Alfredas’ from FIRA-AER forum


Match review here in Hungarian




Japan v Spain in Tokyo



The following nations have had their list of international results updated

England XV, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Uganda





South Africa XV 47, Zimbabwe 29 in Harare (CAR Div.1, Pool A) HT 23-16

The South Africans, drawn from non-professional clubs, were expected to run up a big score against their neighbours to the north. This was not to be as the Zimbabweans fought back well after being down 3-20 at one stage.


Zimbabwe coach Chris Lampard was pleased with the result. "We made too many errors and they punished us for that. We gave away an easy try in the first half that gave the South Africans more confidence. We fielded a youthful side that has a lot of future. Zimbabwe still has an outside chance of making it to the CAR semi-finals."


Match report

via ‘Seahorse’ from the FIRA-AER forum at


Point scorers


South Africa Amateur XV

Tries: Elvin (2), van der Fort, Zangqa, Siwundla, Schmidt

Conversions: Williams (3)

Penalty goals: Williams (3)



Tries: Makotoso (2), Magasa

Conversion: Cloete

Penalty goals: Cloete (3)


South Africa Amateur XV


15 Vuyolwetu Zangqa (Golden Lions), 14 Johannes Schmidt (Western Province), 13 Juan Pierre Luyt (Golden Lions), 12 Paul Roux Left (Western Province), 11 Elvin Hugo (Western Province), 10 Andre Williams (Golden Lions), 9 Yongama Mkaza (Capt) (Eastern Province), 8 Francois Benjamin (Golden Lions), 7 Ridhaa Van der Fort (Western Province), 6 Theodore Becker (Falcons), 5 Kurt Hold (Kwazulu Natal),

4 Stephanus Martlouw (Blue Bulls), 3 Hakkies Swart (Mpumalanga), 2 Frederick Tauber (Orange Free State), 1 Johannes Van Niekerk (Boland).

Reinforcements:16 Garth Lewis Griqualand West), 17 Hendrik Pienaar (Mpumalanga), 18 Khaya Funa (Western Province), 19 David King (Blue Bulls), 20 Ophola Siwundla (Leopards), 21 Amandla Stofile (Border), 22 Luan Robberts (Kwazulu Natal).

Coach: Andre Van Wyk



15 Willis Magasa, 14 Victor Zimbawd [21 Elton Werseley-Peterson], 13 Wenseley Mbawje, 12 Brian Dawhama [20 Gilbert Nyamutsamba], 11 Cleopas Makotose, 10 David Cloete, 9 Tichadna Chidongo [22 Gary Hewitt], 8 Prayer Chitewderu [19 Mbekezeli Ndiwewi], 7 Jason Hitz, 6 Maxwell Madziva (Capt.) [17 Norman Mituba], 5 Rueben Kumpasa [18 Batawai Peresuh], 4 Fortune Chipewdu, 3 Aubrey Dube, 2 Michael Rhodes [16 Michael Bawga], 1 Alfred Satrai

Coach: C. Lampard


Madagascar 30, Ivory Coast 10 in Antanavaro (CAR Div.1, PoolB) HT 17-3

The Islanders in a shock result beat Ivory Coast in a game played before 30,000 spectators at the National Stadium in Antananarivo. Madagascar travel to Windhoek to play Namibia on 1st October. Namibia failed to travel to Abidjan  two weeks ago’ Paul Sigombe, CAR


Rokoto Harison was regarded as the player of the match.

Match review (in French). Again thanks to ‘Seahorse’ from the FIRA-AER forum.


Referee: Fabrice Vitry (Reunion)



08.10 v Czech Republic in Prague

12.10 v Romania ‘A’ in Constanta

16.10 v Romania in Bucharest

21.10 v Russia in Moscow


I have yet to have verified if matches played by Czech Republic, Romania or Russia are ‘cap’ awarded ‘test’ matches  via vis maior at the FIRA-AER forum




45 players have been selected to prepare for the northern Autumn tour to Europe. The final touring squad will number around 30 players.

Adam Ashley-Cooper, Al Baxter, Alister Campbell, Brendan Cannon, Mark Chisholm, David Croft, Scott Daruda, Matt Dunning, Rocky Elsom, Scott Fava, David Fitter, Adam Freier, Mark Gerrard, Matt Giteau, George Gregan, Nic Henderson, Matt Henjak, Greg Holmes, Leroy Houston, Digby Ioane, Lloyd Johansson, Alex Kanaar, Chris Latham, David Lyons, Lachlan MacKay, Hugh McMeniman, Drew Mitchell, Stephen Moore, Stirling Mortlock, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Jeremy Paul, Clyde Rathbone, John Roe, Mat Rogers, Wendell Sailor, Nathan Sharpe, Brett Sheehan, Cameron Shepherd, George Smith, Ben Tune, Lote Tuqiri, Morgan Turinui, Phil Waugh, Chris Whitaker, Bill Young.


Unavailable for selection due to injury: Elton Flatley, Daniel Heenan, Stephen Hoiles, Stephen Larkham, Radike Samo, Josh Valentine, Daniel Vickerman.


Wallaby tour and Australia 'A' tour schedule:


1 Nov: Australia 'A' v French Barbarians - Bordeaux

5 Nov: Australia v France - Stade Veledrome, Marseille

12 Nov: Australia v England - Twickenham, London

19 Nov: Australia v Ireland - Lansdowne Road, Dublin

26 Nov: Australia v Wales - Millennium Stadium, Cardiff


Thanks to





France Amateur 22, Chile 3 in Santiago

The French Amateur touring team were superior to their Chilean hosts in winning comfortably in Santiago.


The touring France Amateur team defeated Mendoza (Argentina) 47-20 earlier in the week on their short tour of South America. Chile began their preparation for the forthcoming Inter Continental Cup matches against Portugal and Georgia in Europe in November.


Match Reviews (in Spanish)


Point Scorers



Tries: Marion, Bordeaux, Mateu

Conversions: Arrayet, Mestre

Penalty goal: Mestre



Penalty goal: Berti




France Amateurs

15. Eric Mestre ( Limoges & Limousin ), 14. Denis Mateu (Bédarrides & Provence), 13 Julien Meret (Bobigny & Isle-de-France), 12. Olivier Bonvoisin (Gaillac & Midi-Pyrénées)), 11. Vincent Bourdeaux ( Dijon & Bourgogne ), 10. Benoît Arrayet (Domont & Isle-de-France), 9. Guy Dunyach (Argelès sur Mer & Roussillon) [22. Franck Espatolero (Saint Paul les Dax & Cote Basque-Landes)]; 8. Olivier Dussaut (Nîmes & Roussillon) 7. Olivier Laurent (Nîmes & Provence) [19. Fabien Sabathier (Argelès sur Mer & Roussillon)]  , 6. Serge Louambet (Gaillac & Midi Pyrénées), 5. Gilles Beguerry, capt (Saint Paul les Dax & Cote Basque-Landes), 4. Nicolas Lacroix (Fleurance & Armagnac-Bigorre) [18. Amaury Pineau (Bédarrides & Provence)], 3. Yves Retiere (Châlon sur Saône & Bourgogne) [16. David Bardes (Céret & Roussillon)], 2. Fabrice Sarandao (Châlon sur Saône & Bourgogne) [17. Vincent Charlot (Bobigny & Cote d’Argent)], 1. Lionel Marion (Châlon sur Saône & Bourgogne),

Replacements not used : 20. Nicolas Picabea (Oloron & Béarn), 21. Julien Gauthier (Bègles Bordeaux & Cote d’Argent),

Coaches : Yves Ajac– Philippe Benetton



15 Pablo Llorens (Country Club), 14 Rodrigo Coda (Cobs) [22  Raúl Marín (Stade)], 13 Benjamín Echeverría (Cobs), 12 Santiago Zolezzi (Old Macks) [21 Pablo Sepúlveda], 11 Cristóbal Berti (Troncos), 10 Cristián Onetto (Old Reds), 9 Tomás Vergara (Old Boys), [20 Tomás Olave (Cobs)],

8 Alejandro Tocigl (Old Boys), 7 Cristóbal Westenenk (Old Boys), 6 Edmundo Olfos (Old Macks) [19 Francisco Cabrera (Old Boys)], 5 Joaquín Rojas (Stade) [18 Patricio Desmond (Old Macks)], 4 Sebastián García (U. Católica),

3 Pablo Leiva (Troncos) [17 Francisco Deformes (Old Macks)], 2 Alejandro Moreno (Old Boys) [16 Nicolás Contreras (Stade)], 1 Sergio de la Fuente (Perros RC).

Coaches: Jorge Navesi and Cristián Jory.


Referee: Santiago Slinger (Uruguay).


Papua New Guinea 20, Cook Islands 11 at the Lloyd Robson Oval, Port Moresby (WCQ Oceania, Rnd 1 final, 2nd leg)

Papua New Guinea won by 9 points. I predicted Cook Islands by 5


Results from


GWC Rugby Rankings: Pacific Table-Cook Ids 6th, Papua New Guinea 9th- CHANGE- PNG to 7th.


Prediction: Cook Islands by 5 points


Match previews ,go to sports




Cook Islands Squad

Terii Aberahama, Nicholas Connal, Aaron Enoka, Junior Greig, Agostini Heather, Tuainekore Herrmann, William (Mana) Hosking, Victor Ioane, Andrew Iroa, Turori Matutu, Ben Nga Maaka, Robert (Lui) Nicholas, Simiona Nicholas, Dylan Peyroux, Terry Piri, Vanotokorua Rima, Gene Robinson, Daniel Rongo, Teokotai (Billy) Tuaivi Jnr, Ngatokotoru (Apii) Vakai, Adam Vardey, Timi (Shadow) Varu

Thanks to via Quentin, FIRA-AER Forum


Papau New Guinea

Likely line-up barring injuries:

Mekman Luke, Carl Hoot (props), Anthony Pangkatana (hooker), Willie Rikis Capt., Willie Petalie (locks), Jason Gilai (open-side flanker), Juneless Makeu (blind-side flanker), Joe Koel (Number 8), Peter Opa (scrum-half), Douglas Guise (first-five), Keith Puaria (second-five), George Hoki (centre), Richard Mark, Gina Ponda (wings), David Kamilus (fullback).

One to be omitted from the reserve bench: Alex Haija, Limu Willie, Reah Henao, Julius Taunao, Christopher Hogi. Injuries to starting prop Richard Pangkatana, second-five Raymond Romalus and winger Otto Livua will be given until today to prove their fitness.

Thanks to




CAR Division 2


Rwanda 16, Burundi 5 in Dar es Salaam

Mauritius 20, Tanzania 10 in Dar es Salaam



Tanzania 77, Burundi 0 in Dar es Salaam

Mauritius 36, Rwanda 7 in Dar es Salaam



Tanzania defeated Rwanda in Dar es Salaam

Mauritius 75, Burundi 0 in Dar es Salaam


Thanks to ‘Seahorse’ from the FIRA-AER forum





Georgia v Uruguay in Tblissi

Portugal v Chile in Lisbon



Georgia v Chile in Tblissi

Portugal v Uruguay in Lisbon


Thanks to






New Zealand 34, Australia 24 in Auckland (Bledisloe Cup and Tri-Nations)

New Zealand won by 10 points. I predicted New Zealand by 30.


This was a very brave performance from an undermanned Australian team. At one stage New Zealand had surged ahead 20-5 before Australia staged a 3 tries to 0 comeback. Australia may well have taken the match if it wasn’t for some unnecessary penalties in the second half. Doug Howlett scored the match breaker late in the second half.


With this win New Zealand took the Tri-Nations Trophy, the sixth time they have achieved this.


Point Scorers


New Zealand:

Tries: Howlett (3), McCaw,

Conversion: MacDonald

Penalty goals: McAlister (3), MacDonald,



Tries: Chisholm, Gerrard, Tuqiri, Johansson

Conversions: Rogers (2)




New Zealand

15 Mils Muliaina, 14 Doug Howlett, 13 Tana Umaga (captain), 12 Aaron Mauger, 11 Joe Rokocoko, 10 Leon MacDonald, 9 Piri Weepu, 8 Rodney So'oialo, 7 Richie McCaw, 6 Sione Lauaki, 5 Ali Williams, 4 Chris Jack, 3 Carl Hayman, 2 Keven Mealamu, 1 Tony Woodcock.

Replacements: 16 Derren Witcombe, 17 Greg Somerville, 18 James Ryan, 19 Marty Holah, 20 Kevin Senio, 21 Luke McAlister, 22 Conrad Smith.

Coach: Graham Henry



15 Drew Mitchell, 14 Mark Gerrard, 13 Clyde Rathbone, 12 Morgan Turinui (vice-captain), 11 Lote Tuqiri, 10 Mat Rogers, 9 George Gregan (captain), 8 George Smith, 7 Phil Waugh, 6 Rocky Elsom, 5 Nathan Sharpe (vice-captain), 4 Mark Chisholm, 3 Al Baxter, 2 Brendan Cannon, 1 Bill Young.

Replacements: 16 Adam Freier, 17 Matt Dunning, 18 Alex Kanaar, 19 John Roe, 20 Chris Whitaker, 21 Lachlan MacKay, 22 Lloyd Johansson.

Coach: Eddie Jones


Referee: Chris White (England)


Last Five Encounters

13.08.2005 New Zealand 30-13 in Sydney (Bledisloe Cup & Tri-Nations)

07.08.2004 Australia 23-18 in Sydney (Bledisloe Cup & Tri-Nations)

17.07.2004 New Zealand 16-7 in Wellington (Bledisloe Cup & Tri-Nations)

16.08.2003 New Zealand 21-17 in Auckland (Bledisloe Cup & Tri-Nations)

26.07.2003 New Zealand 50-23 in Sydney (Bledisloe Cup & Tri-Nations)


Australia Last Five

20.08.2005 v South Africa L 19-22 in Perth (Tri-Nations)

13.08.2005 v New Zealand L 13-30 in Sydney (Bledisloe Cup & Tri-Nations)

30.07.2005 v South Africa L 16-22 in Pretoria (Tri-Nations)

23.07.2005 v South Africa L 20-33 in Johannesburg (Mandela Cup)

09.07.2005 v South Africa W 30-12 in Sydney (Mandela Cup)


New Zealand Last Five

27.08.2005 v South Africa W 31-27 in Dunedin (Tri-Nations)

13.08.2005 v Australia W 30-13 in Sydney (Bledisloe Cup & Tri-Nations)

06.08.2005 v South Africa L 16-22 in Capetown (Tri-Nations)

09.07.2005 v British & Irish Lions W 38-19 in Auckland

02.07.2005 v British & Irish Lions W 48-18 in Wellington


GWC Rugby Rankings: World Table-New Zealand 2nd, Australia 4thno change

                                      Pacific Table-New Zealand 1st, Australia 2nd No Change


Ivory Coast v Namibia in Abidjan (CAR Div.1, Pool B)

This match was not played due to Namibia not arriving!


Cook Islands 37, Papua New Guinea 12 in TBC (WCQ Oceania, Rnd 1 final, 1st leg)

Papua New Guinea found the going tough in Rarotonga and will need to win the return match in Port Moresby next weekend by 26 points to progress in their 2007 Rugby World Cup campaign.