Saturday, September 7, 2019

Friendly WRaps thru early a-m MST


Friendly Internationals Wrap - through this early morning MST


Couple-six of the squads expected to emerge from their 2019 RWC Pools showed their form in large ways on the weekend, thrashing their respective opponents by counting many trys and exhibiting comprehensive defense that augurs well their upcoming 2019 RWC campaigns.

By the Numbers:

3              groundings for Springboks flyer, Maka Mapimpi, made half the South Africa haul and ‘Boks got Brave Blossoms back for Brighton at Kumagaya, 41-7; travelers 15, Ches Kolbe, got a brace, and if you were wondering, “How about Herschel Jantjies?” ... he came on in relief of 9, Faf de Klerk, and the rising star dotted the last Springboks try; try for Japan scored by Pretoria-born Kota Matsushima;

6             trys also for Scotland, though only half that converted, against a trio of penalties by 20 years old Georgia 10, Tedo Abzhandadze, for the 36-9 result at Murrayfield; Scots have beaten the beefy and physical Lelos cumulatively, 80-19, in their final two, pre-Cup acts; 0 minutes for either Laidlaw or Russell in that tussle... as they were not rostered;

6              trys, too, for Australia, as Wallabies did the final tune in Sydney in the win over Samoa at BankWest, 35-15; homeboys held the opposition tryless in the first forty, but took the foot from the accelerator somewhat in the second stanza and Samoa jumped on that for a brace by relief 9, Dwayne Polataivao, drawing to within a converted try before Aussie pulled away in the last ’10 with a brace of their own;

17           for England 10, Owen Farrell, on 4-and-3 from the tee in a 37-nil blanking of Italy at St James Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne;

0             minutes for injured (shoulder) All Blacks 10, Richie Mo’unga, but New Zealand hardly missed a step in the 14-try, 92-7, thrashing of Tonga at Waikato Stadium; ABs flyer, George Bridge, only grounded 4 times, while 12, Ryan Crotty and recalled 15, Ben Smith, each made a brace;

4              trys too, for Pumas flyer Bautista Delguy, who missed most of the Jaguares SR season with injury, in less than 10 minutes, ’62-’70, and Argentina powered past Randwick (AUS), 74-0;

Yet to go:

                Ireland v Wales

                Namibia v Southern Kings

                Russia v Connacht

                Uruguay v Argentina B

                Canada v USA

...and then it's the Home Islands of Japan
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