The full breakdown of all Test Rugby Results is here on Last Word On Rugby, with Week Two of the Autumn Internationals listed below.
Teams were not looking as closely at the World rankings this week. Each had goals set for this International window and Week Two proved a point for almost all of the top tier teams.
International Test Rugby Results – Week Two
The superlatives were flowing from a handful of games with plus 50 point results: Ireland with a late rally, France making good work out of Samoa and the World Champion All Blacks returning to the winners circle.
Beside Test matches, there were a small number of friendly games, involving the Barbarians club and also the Maori All Blacks. The proud heritage of this group always make them a hard team to beat, but up against European powerhouse Munster, the tables were turned on the New Zealander’s.
— Munster Rugby (@Munsterrugby) November 11, 2016
But ultimately, Test rugby results re-enforce top teams standings–and very much at the top are England. In a decisive result, they succeeded with that sides first win over South Africa in a decade (amazingly).
International Test Rugby Results
Week One had seen a high volume of matches, it almost doubled in Week Two. See all the latest results, here with LWOR.
Wednesday November 9
ENGLAND 10 IRELAND 5 (Women’s) – London, England
Friday November 11
MUNSTER 27 MAORI ALL BALCKS 14 – Limerick, IRELAND
BARBARIANS 40 FIJI 7 – Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND
Saturday Nov 12
GEORGIA 22 JAPAN 28 – Tblisi, GEORGIA
PORTUGAL 26 BELGIUM 21 – Setubal, PORTUGAL
SPAIN 13 TONGA 28 – Madrid, SPAIN
ROMANIA 23 UNITED STATES 10 – Bucharest, ROMANIA
FRANCE 52 SAMOA 8 – Toulouse, FRANCE
SCOTLAND 22 AUSTRALIA 24 – Edinburgh, SCOTLAND
— ABC Radio Brisbane (@612brisbane) November 13, 2016
ENGLAND 37 SOUTH AFRICA 21 – London, ENGLAND
WALES 24 ARGENTINA 20 – Cardiff, WALES
IRELAND 52 CANADA 21 – Dublin, IRELAND
Some very good results over the weekend and plenty of action on the field for fans to enjoy. And that is what many of these matches celebrate. Home nations welcoming touring sides to bring competition, and to advance the level of the game.
None are considered as part of a series; not in the way of a tournament or test match series, many are for pride alone. A result like Japan beating Georgia will not only re-establish the Asian nations status but also to bring International rugby to cities like Tblisi, Bucharest and Northern Ireland.
As much for the men’s game, as the women’s. While not all are listed above, the matches between England and Ireland are the beginning of incoming International sides Canada and New Zealand. The women are leading up to the 2017 Rugby World Cup, so important to sides form as much as ‘bragging rights’.
So a great weekend all around, unless you were a Scotland supporter. That close result only added flame to the fire between the Scots and Australia: the last result also being a small margin loss. But it will make the Argentina clash all the more important next week.
UPCOMING FIXTURES–WEEK THREE
Sunday November 13
Ireland v England (W) – UCD Bowl, DUBLIN
Wednesday Nov 16
Harlequins v Maori All Blacks – Twickenham Stoop, London
Friday Nov 18
Spain v Scotland (W) – Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow
Saturday Nov 19
Georgia v Samoa – Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi
Romania v Canada – Stadionul National Arcul de Triumf, Bucuresti
— Rugby Canada (@RugbyCanada) November 12, 2016
Italy v South Africa – Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence
Tonga v United States – Estadio Anoeta, Spain
Spain v Uruguay – Stadium Ciudad de Malaga, Malaga
France v Australia – Stade de France, Paris
England v New Zealand (W) – Twickenham Stoop, London
Ireland v Canada (W) – UCD Bowl, Dublin
Ireland v New Zealand – Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Wales v Japan – Principality Stadium, Cardiff
Scotland v Argentina – Murrayfield, Edinburgh
England v Fiji – Twickenham, London
Look forward to full coverage from Last Word On Rugby, from Aviva Stadium to Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi. Let LWOR update you weekly on all the International Test Rugby Results.
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