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‘GETTING THE RECORDS STRAIGHT’

THE GAME OF RUGBY IS RAPIDLY EXPANDING WORLD WIDE. THIS WEB SITE'S MAIN FUNCTION IS THE RESEARCHING, COLLECTING, COLLATING, RECORDING AND UPDATING OF INTERNATIONAL TEST RUGBY RESULTS AND RECORDS

                                                                                                            JUNE 2024

Wednesday 19 June


 LATEST 

2024 Test Rugby Results and Fixtures Updated (19/06)
Test Rugby Updates for Africa (19/06)
GWC and World Rugby Ranking Tables Explained-scroll down (12/06)
2024 Asia Rugby Ranking Table Updated (11/06)
2024 Rugby Americas North Ranking Table Updated (11/06)
Test Rugby Fixtures Ahead to 6 July Updated (11/06)
Test Rugby Results Posted for 8 & 9 June (11/06)

TEST RUGBY RESULTS-The last month

21/06/2024
United Arab Emirates v Malaysia in Dubai (Asia Rugby Championship)

9/06/2024
United Arab Emirates 36, South Korea 32 in Dubai (Asia Rugby Championship)

8/06/2024
Hong Kong China 70, Malaysia 6 in Serdang (Asia Rugby Championship)
Barbados 91, St Lucia 7 in Castries (RAN)

2/06/2024
South Korea 55, Malaysia 5 in Incheon (Asia Rugby Championship)

1/06/2024
Hong Kong China 52, United Arab Emirates 5 in Hong Kong (Asia Rugby Championship)
Bermuda 35, Bahamas 5 in Hamilton (RAN)

31/05/2024
Mexico 20, Cayman Islands 10 in George Town (RAN)

25/05/2024
Luxembourg 19, Moldova 0 in Luxembourg City (RE Trophy Promotion)-Luxembourg promoted to RE Trophy 2024-25.
Finland 62, Estonia 17 in Tallinn (Friendly. Test status uncertain)

18/05/2024
Jamaica 19, Bermuda 14 in Kingston (RAN)
Barbados 80, St Vincent & Grenadines 0 in Bridgetown? (RAN)

11/05/2024
Finland 57, Norway 7 in Horten (RE Conference, Pool A)
Malaysia 46, Singapore 7 in Johor (Non-test Friendly)

TEST RUGBY FIXTURES AHEAD-The next month

22/06/2024
Barbarians (UK) RFC v Fiji at Twickenham (Non-test)
South Africa v Wales at Twickenham
Japan v England in Tokyo
Hong Kong China v South Korea in Hong Kong (Asia Rugby Championship)
Guyana v Trinidad Tobago in Georgetown (RAN)
Burundi v Tanzania in Bujumbura (Test Friendly)
Zambia v Zimbabwe in Lusaka (Battle of the Zambezi-Return match)

29/06/2024
Japan XV v New Zealand Maori in Tokyo (Non test)
Bahamas v Jamaica in Nassau (RAN)
Singapore v Thailand in Jurong West (Tri Unions Series)

02/07/2024
Thailand v China Taipei in Singapore (Tri Unions Series)

05/07/2024
United States v Romania in Chicago
Chinese Taipei v Singapore in Singapore (Tr Unions Series)

06/07/2024
New Zealand v England in Dunedin (1st Test)
South Africa v Ireland in Pretoria (1st Test)
Canada v Scotland in Ottawa (1st Test)
Argentina v France in TBA
Australia v Wales in Sydney (1st Test)
Japan XV v NZ Maori All Blacks in Tokyo (Non test)
Chile v Hong Kong China in Santiago

INTERNATIONAL TEST RUGBY FIXTURES AND RESULTS

2024 International Rugby Fixtures and Results- Updated 19/06/2024
2023 International Rugby Fixtures and Results- Updated 2/03/2024

2022 International Rugby Fixtures and Results - Updated 31/01/2023

 ARCHIVES 1996-2021 – Created 11/03/2024

 

 ADDITIONS AND ALTERATIONS

Country Test Rugby List of Results Updating-Go to alphabetical listing at top of the page-soon

 

 

 

 


Match Data Sheet Updating-Go to that Country’s list of results at top of the page-soon

 

 

 

AFRICAN TEST RUGBY UPDATES (19/06)
22/06/2024

Burundi v Tanzania in Bujumbura (Test Friendly)
Zambia v Zimbabwe in Lusaka (Battle of the Zambezi-Return match)

28/09/2024
Botswana v Lesotho in Gaborone- https://www.facebook.com/lesothorugby/

NEW DATE GUYANA V TRINIDAD TOBAGO (05/06)
in Georgetown (RAN) transferred to 22 June. Facilities in Georgetown not ready.

TRI UNIONS SERIES IN JURONG WEST SINGAPORE (05/06)
Just seen this draw

Singapore Vs Thailand
Saturday, 29th June 2024
5pm Kick-Off at Jurong West Stadium

Chinese Taipei Vs Thailand
Tuesday, 2nd July 2024
5pm Kick-Off at Jurong West Stadium

Singapore Vs Chinese Taipei
Friday, 5th July 2024
7pm Kick-Off @ Jurong West Stadium

adapted from
https://www.facebook.com/singaporerugby

GWC AND WORLD RUGBY RANKING TABLES

 

GWC AND WORLD RUGBY RANKING TABLES EXPLAINED


Main Points
1. The GWC Rankings and World Rugby Rankings are completely different systems.

2. World Rugby only ranks member nations. GWC ranks all nations.
3. World Rugby ranks all member nations in one list. GWC ranks nations in geographical
    groups, except the ‘World’ group. Nations can belong to both the ‘World’ group or a
    geographical group.
4. GWC drops a nation from the list that does not participate in test rugby in any one

    Calendar year.     .
5.  World Rugby has their own system of determining rankings. GWC basically operates like
    a tennis ladder. If you defeat an opponent, you go one above that opponent on the ladder.
   If you draw the match the lower ranked nation goes just below the winner. If you lose you
   stay where you are.
6. GWC World ranking table can be more subjective. Any nation that participates in cross
    geographical test rugby automatically goes to the World Table. Nations that participate in

    the following Tier 1/2 competitions are automatically included in the World table

(a)   6 Nations International Championship

(b)   Rugby Europe Championship

(c)    The Rugby Championship

(d)   Asia Rugby Championship

(e)   Africa Cup

(f)     Pacific Nations Cup

Plus-USA, Canada and Argentina from the Americas

2024
World Table- Updated 19/03/2024

Africa Table- 
Americas North Table-  Updated 11/06/2024
Americas South Table-
Asia Table -Updated 05/06/2024

Europe Table-Updated 27/05/2024
Oceania Table-

 

2023
World Table-Updated 3/03/2024

Africa Table-Created 3/03/2024
Americas North TableCreated 12/06/2023
Americas South Table- Created 21/08/2023
Asia Table  Updated 14/07/2023

Europe Table- Updated 3/03/2024
Oceania Table- Created 10/08/2023

2022
World Table-Updated 26/02/2023

Africa Table-Updated 29/01/2023 
Americas North Table-coming soon
Americas South Table-Updated 2/02/2023
Asia Table -Updated 2/02/2023

Europe Table-Updated 2/02/2023
Oceania Table-coming soon


TIER 2-3 NATIONS TEST RUGBY POINT-SCORING DATA-Europe Updated 30/05/2023

 

 Tier 2-3 NATIONS POINT SCORERS. Compiled by Giles Etienne Updated to end of December 2022-Coming

Since Giles’ first point-scoring data charts were introduced in November 2020 he has worked on updating his records. These I will gradually revise as time permits. His original introduction is below.

‘I started to list the players who have scored in the 3rd unions opposing matches for more than 20 years now thanks to the emergence of internet.

But I had begun to be interested in statistics in rugby for much longer, actually as far back as I can remember. I must say that I do not know where it comes from, compiling the statistics in sport is not really in the French mentality, rather Anglo-Saxon. At the time (I was a teenager), I started making sheets about the players of the XV of France; today, I was able to develop the complete dictionary of all French internationals, with as complete data as possible and a photo of each one of them.

Then, gradually, I became interested in foreign players (I mean non-French!), first the All-Blacks, the British and other 1st unions, then the 2nd unions, and finally the 3rd unions, as the number of countries involved in test-matches increased.

Data below are from a systematic compilation of all the match sheets and reports I have gathered since 2001 (but quite complete only from 2011), plus various books, booklets, annuals and Unions web pages. I would like here to pay tribute for the work done by the continental associations and World Rugby to publish the match sheets; Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania; Americas (mostly South America) are still far behind for that. And many thanks also to everyone around the world who has the patience and kindness to respond to my requests.

These data are indicative (a lot of match sheets were incomplete or aberrant, and there are quite often discrepancies between newspapers reports on the same match), but fairly representative I think so. For the players of the years 2000~2010, the tries and point scored is probably by default, due to lack of data, except for some countries that at some times have published (website, booklets) complete historical statistics (such as Sweden, Malta, Latvia, Luxembourg, Hungary, etc. ...).’

Giles Etienne

AFRICA

Algeria

Kenya

Niger

Tanzania

Botswana

Madagascar

Nigeria

Tunisia

Burkina Faso

Mali

Reunion

Uganda

Ghana

Mauritius

Rwanda

Zambia

Ivory Coast

Morocco

Senegal

Zimbabwe

 

ASIA

Arabian Gulf

Kazakhstan

Singapore

Taiwan

Hong Kong

Malaysia

South Korea

Thailand

India

Philippines

Sri Lanka

United Arab Emirates

 

EUROPE-Updated to the end of 2022-Loaded 30/05/2023

Andorra

Denmark

Lithuania

Serbia

Austria

Finland

Luxembourg

Slovakia

Belgium

Germany

Malta

Slovenia

Bosnia-Herzeg.

Greece

Moldova

Spain

Bulgaria

Hungary

Netherlands

Sweden

Croatia

Israel

Norway

Switzerland

Cyprus

Latvia

Poland

Ukraine

Czechia

 

 

 

 

NORTH AMERICA

Bahamas

Bermuda

Cayman Islands

Mexico

Barbados

British Virgin Is

Guyana

Trinidad Tobago

 

OCEANIA

Cook Islands

Papua New Guinea

 

SOUTH AMERICA

Brazil

Colombia

Paraguay

Venezuela

 

 

COUNTRY DATA

This section hopes to cover each nation’s international rugby stats year-by-year.

This is a work in progress as I gradually upload the data for each nation. Click on the nation below and see where I’m up to.
If you can contribute to this data either by noticing errors or by adding to what I don’t have then contact me at rugint@bigpond.net.au
A special thanks to Stuart Farmer whose data on scrum.com for the main nations is, in most cases, my comparison.

 

AUSTRALIA  ARGENTINA  BAHAMAS  BARBADOS  BENIN  BERMUDA  BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA  BRAZIL CANADA  CAYMAN ISLANDS  CHINESE TAIPEI  COLOMBIA DENMARK   ENGLAND  FIJI  FRANCE  GEORGIA  GUYANA  IRELAND  ITALY  IVORY COAST  JAMAICA JAPAN KAZAKHSTAN LUXEMBOURG  MADAGASCAR   MALI  MAURITUS  MEXICO  MOROCCO   NAMIBIA   NEW ZEALAND  NIGER  NIGERIA  NORWAY  PARAGUAY  PERU  PHILIPPINES PORTUGAL  ROMANIA  RUSSIA  ST VINCENT & GRENADINES  SAMOA SCOTLAND  SENEGAL SINGAPORE  SLOVAKIA  SOUTH AFRICA  SRI LANKA  SWEDEN  THAILAND TOGO  TONGA  TRINIDAD TOBAGO  UNITED STATES  VENEZUELA   WALES  ZAMBIA

 

58 nations added. Just 45 to go! Well over half way!

 

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