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Canada v Maori All Blacks Japan v Australia Barbarians v New Zealand

CanadaCANADA 9 - 51 MĀORI ALL BLACKSMaori All Blacks

BC Place, Vancouver 03 November 2017
KO: 19:00 HT: 9-27 Att: 29,480

Canada15 Andrew Coe 14 Brock Staller 13 Ben LeSage 12 Guiseppe du Toit11 Dan Moor 10 Patrick Parfrey 9 PHIL MACK (C) 1 Hubert Buydens 2 Ray Barkwill 3 Matt Tierney 4 Kyle Baillie 5 Josh Larsen 6 Dustin Dobravsky 7 Matt Heaton 8 Tyler Ardron BENCH: 16 Eric Howard 17 Djustice Sears-Duru 18 Ryan Kotlewski 19 Lucas Rumball 20 Evan Olmstead 21 Andrew Ferguson 22 Robbie Povey 23 Kainoa Lloyd

SCORERS P: Staller (3) Yellow Card Larsen

Maori All Blacks15 Charlie Ngatai 14 Sean Wainui 13 Tim Bateman 12 Rob Thompson 11 Ambrose Curtis 10 Ihaia West 9 Brad Weber 1 Chris Eves 2 ASH DIXON (C) 3 Marcel Renata 4 Jackson Hemopo 5 Jarrad Hoeata 6 Tom Franklin 7 Dan Pryor 8 Akira Ioane BENCH: 16 Liam Polwart 17 Ross Wright 18 Tyrel Lomax 19 Jordan Manihera 20 Sam Henwood 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi 22 Jackson Garden-Bachop 23 Shaun Stevenson

SCORERS T: Curtis, Ioane, Franklin, Ngatai, Stevenson, Garden-Bachop, Wainui C: West (4), Garden-Bachop P: West (2) Yellow Card Pryor, Bateman

Referee: Kurt Weaver




JapanJAPAN 30 - 63 AUSTRALIAAustralia

International Stadium Yokohama 04 November 2017
KO: 14:40 HT: 3-35 Att: 43,621

The Wallabies cruised to victory in Yokohama, beating Japan 63-30 in the first Test between the nations on Japanese soil.

Hulking centres Tevita Kuridrani and Samu Kerevi had a field day, in a backline that outsized Japan’s easily, scoring five tries between them as the Wallabies racked up nine overall.

It was not quite the 91-3 scoreline Australia piled on them in the 2007 World Cup, but it was their biggest score since a 65-3 victory over Uruguay at the 2015 Rugby World Cup and enough to suggest the Wallabies will head to the UK with a healthy dose of confidence.

After a shaky start for the Wallabies, with an early knock on, once they had some space, it did not take long for Kurtley Beale to make the most of it, sending a bullet pass to Samu Kerevi for Australia’s first try.

The scrum and lineout were areas highlighted as weaknesses for Japan in the lead-up and that proved true, though the Wallabies had their own issues in the breakdown, giving away too many penalties. A swift inside ball from Reece Hodge, off the back of a lineout, put Speight in space five minutes later, making it two unanswered tries for Australia, as the attack began to gel.

Hodge was more than serviceable in his first international start at flyhalf, and added nine from nine off the boot, slotting them from all angles.

The Blossoms opened their scoring with a penalty, but lost lock Uwe Helu to a head knock and then the Wallabies were over again, with Tatafu Polota-Nau scoring at the bottom of a pack.

Another speedy pass from Hodge landed in Beale’s hands and, in turn, Tevita Kuridrani’s as the outside centre made it four Australian tries. The Wallabies looked dangerous with ball in hand, testing a Japanese defence that coach and players have admitted is still a work in progress. Kuridrani had a double just shy of half-time, running a strong support line for a rampaging Marika Koroibete, collecting the offload and dotting one down in the corner.

Running was where the Wallabies looked their best and they did plenty of it, with 10 offloads by half-time, 17 overall, and an attempted behind the back pass from Scott Sio that could not quite find a target.

Japan put the pressure straight on the Wallabies after the break, camped in their attacking zone and eventually won a pushover try, to replacement lock Wimpie van der Walt.

Just as it seemed the Brave Blossoms were making ground, Kerevi finished off a super Henry Speight break, fending off a defender, skipping away from another and spectacularly diving over the line for his second.

Penalties kept Japan's score ticking over, something that will have frustrated a Wallabies camp looking to keep their foot on their opponent’s throat.

Kerevi and Kuridrani combined for the latter’s hat-trick, Kerevi dragging defenders to the line and handing off to his centre partner to score. Nick Phipps pounced on an opportunistic moment to score in the 63rd minute, and then Michael Cheika rang the changes, before Rob Simmons ran away to add to the forwards’ tally.

Rebels No.8 Amanaki Mafi got one back for Japan as the clock ticked down, and rookie lock Kazuki Himeno notched a final consolation score after full-time, keeping the 43,621 interested until the final whistle.

Japan15 Kotaro Matsushima 14 Lomano Lava Lemeki 13 Timothy Lafaele 12 Harumichi Tatekawa 11 Ryuji Noguchi 10 Rikiya Matsuda 9 Fumiaki Tanaka 1 Keita Inagaki 2 Shota Horie 3 Takuma Asahara 4 Kazuki Himeno 5 Uwe Helu 6 MICHAEL LEITCH (C) 7 Shunsuke Nunomaki 8 Amanaki Mafi BENCH: 16 Atsushi Sakate 17 Koki Yamamoto 18 Asaeli Ai Valu 19 Wimpie van der Walt 20 Fetuani Lautaimi 21 Yutaka Nagare 22 Yu Tamura 23 Sione Teaupa

SCORERS T: van Walt, Mafi, Himeno C: Matsuda, Tamura (2) P: Matsuda (3)

Australia15 Kurtley Beale 14 Henry Speight 13 Tevita Kuridrani 12 Samu Kerevi 11 Marika Koroibete 10 Reece Hodge 9 Nick Phipps 1 Scott Sio 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau 3 Sekope Kepu 4 Rob Simmons 5 Adam Coleman 6 Ned Hanigan 7 MICHAEL HOOPER (C) 8 Sean McMahon BENCH: 16 Stephen Moore 17 Tom Robertson 18 Allan Alaalatoa 19 Matt Philip*20 Ben McCalman 21 Lopeti Timani 22 Joe Powell 23 Curtis Rona

SCORERS T: Kerevi (2), Speight, Polota-Nau, Kuridrani (3), Phipps, Simmons C: Hodge (9)

Referee: Nick Briant Asst Referees: Mike Fraser, Tim Baker TMO: Ben Skeen




BarbariansBARBARIANS 24 - 31 NEW ZEALANDNew Zealand

Twickenham Stadium 04 November 2017
KO: 15:00 HT: 17-10 Att: 62,546

Barbarians All Blacks Haka 2017


Barbarians 0-0 All Blacks We have KO at HQ this afternoon…in the grey rain…
Barbarians 5-0 All Blacks 8m A dogged start from the infamous BaaBaas & Richie Mo'unga escapes ABs defence to score
Barbarians 5-0 All Blacks 9m Mo'unga can't convert his try, though still a stunning start
Barbarians 5-0 All Blacks 12m Vaea Fifita sprints from his 22 directly into BaaBaas 22 but doesn't offload & drops ball
Barbarians 5-0 All Blacks 14m ABs captain Beauden Barrett is tied up in a blood-drawing battle, gets turned over...
Barbarians 5-0 All Blacks 14m ...and heads down the tunnel for blood, replaced by Lima Sopoaga
Barbarians 5-0 All Blacks 15m Play resumes & Crusaders fullback George Bridge scores after Steven Luatua intercepts...
Barbarians 10-0 All Blacks 16m his own 22 before sprinting up to 22 & offloading to Bridge; Mo'unga can't convert
Barbarians 10-0 All Blacks 17m But ABs switch on for TJ Perenara off attacking scrum offloads to Waisake Naholo who...
Barbarians 10-5 All Blacks 18m ...cuts a sharp line along touch, offloading back inside before in touch for TJ to score
Barbarians 10-5 All Blacks 19m Ref Nigel Owens looks at all angles from TMO & confirms try but Sopoaga misses conversion
Barbarians 10-5 All Blacks 21m Defensive scrum for BaaBaas in own 22 & Mo'unga clears ABs back towards midfield
Barbarians 10-5 All Blacks 22m Beauden B returns after the claret is tidied up
Barbarians 10-5 All Blacks 25m ABs on the attack just over halfway but Luatua intercepts again & looks for support in ABs 22
Barbarians 10-5 All Blacks 26m & he finds Harold Vorster who immediately spills it forward!
Barbarians 10-5 All Blacks 28m ABs can't hold onto possession & BaaBaas secure penalty 5m from tryline; they tap & go...
Barbarians 15-5 All Blacks 29m ...keeping ball tight & not being flash but focused & composed for Sam Carter to score
Barbarians 17-5 All Blacks 30m There's really no chance for Mo'unga to miss the conversion, & he doesn't.
Barbarians 17-10 All Blacks 35m ABs phase-building to 9 as Naholo gets ball to Fifita to score with typical ABs smarts
Barbarians 17-10 All Blacks 36m Beauden B misses another conversion
Barbarians 17-10 All Blacks 38m Injury time off for a bit of claret then BaaBaas don't strike so lose scrum put in...
Barbarians 17-10 All Blacks 40m ...defensive scrum for ABs and the barely get over halfway before turnover for BaaBaas
Barbarians 17-10 All Blacks 40+1m Adriaan Strauss taps & he's off as BaaBaas attack into ABs territory & the 22...
Barbarians 17-10 All Blacks 40+2m ABs turnover ball but Beauden B knocks it on for final play of first half

Barbarians 17-10 All Blacks HT T: Mo'unga, Bridge, Carter C: Mo'unga | T: Perenara, Fifita

Barbarians All Blacks

Barbarians 17-10 All Blacks HT It appears if you want to beat the All Blacks, you need to be a Kiwi - 10 in BaaBaas XV!
Barbarians 17-10 All Blacks HT Very different style of BaaBaas rugby too today - not wild & expansive; rather measured

Barbarians 17-10 All Blacks 43m ABs make better start with Scott Barrett almost at BaaBaas tryline but just held short...
Barbarians 17-10 All Blacks 45m ABs 5m scrum but BaaBaas get better of them & sprint into ABs 22 heading for the try...
Barbarians 17-10 All Blacks 46m ...but Naholo gets to it a fraction before Kwagga Smith & takes under posts, saving try
Barbarians 17-10 All Blacks 47m Nige has a look at Vorster off ball shove on Ardie Savea & goes back for ABs penalty
Barbarians 17-10 All Blacks 49m But BaaBaas steal possession from attacking ABs yet again at own 22 & battle...
Barbarians 17-10 All Blacks 50m ...for possession at the ABs 22; ABs get it away for defensive L/O as changes are made
Barbarians 17-10 All Blacks 50m Sam Cane, Tawera Kerr-Barlow & Sopoaga on for Jerome Kaino, Perenara & David Havili
Barbarians 17-31 All Blacks 53m Smith, Franks, Britz, Drummond & Ackermann for Moli, van Rooyen, Bird, Ellis & Carter
Barbarians 17-15 All Blacks 53m ABs have regrouped well & Ngani Laumape finds the tryline from attacking scrum in BaaBaas 22
Barbarians 17-17 All Blacks 54m Beauden B can't miss this one & he doesn't to equalise
Barbarians 17-24 All Blacks 57m The All Blacks have definitely woken up as Cane scores a 4th try & Beauden converts
Barbarians 17-31 All Blacks 57m Patrick Tuipulotu & Tim Perry* on for Scott Barrett & Ken Hames
Barbarians 17-29 All Blacks 59m And before you can blink, Nathan Harris has breached the BaaBaas goal line for a 5th
Barbarians 17-31 All Blacks 61m Extras in the bag from Beauden B & no time to list the replacements!
Barbarians 17-31 All Blacks 64m Akker van der Merwe & Dillon Hunt for Strauss & Luatua | Scott Barrett returns for Romano
Barbarians 17-31 All Blacks 67m BaaBaas on the front foot & breach 22 after 9 phases, van der Merwe chips ahead but...
Barbarians 17-31 All Blacks 68m ...Beauden B grounds it even tho van der Merwe punches air in triumph; no try says Nige
Barbarians 17-31 All Blacks 69m Robert du Preez replaces Richard Buckman while Romano for Scott B
Barbarians 17-31 All Blacks 70m Asafo Aumua*, Toomaga-Allen & Matt Duffie* on for Harris, Tu'ungafasi & Naholo
Barbarians 17-31 All Blacks 72m Amazing sunset behind West Stand of raging pinks disguises damp misery & greyness of HQ
Barbarians 17-31 All Blacks 75m BaaBaas attacking scrum is reset outside the ABs 22 but turnover & Beauden B clears it
Barbarians 17-31 All Blacks 77m BaaBaas promptly make up some lost ground but ABs penalty & set scrum on opposition 10m
Barbarians 17-31 All Blacks 79m Both sides take an age to steady scrum before ABs get away with quick tap...
Barbarians 17-31 All Blacks 80m ...but the BaaBaas yet again turnover the ball deftly at the breakdown & penalty comes
Barbarians 17-31 All Blacks 80+1 BaaBaas go quickly & some delightful work allows Bridge a brace...but it's up to TMO
Barbarians 22-31 All Blacks 80+2m the entire crowd at HQ roar in disdain at possibility of no try, but it works out well
Barbarians 24-31 All Blacks 80+3m Kwagga Smith adds the extras ending a personally storming game well, awarded Killik Cup Man of the Match
Barbarians All Blacks

Barbarians 24-31 All Blacks FT And that's the Killik Cup collected in the Royal Box by captain Beauden Barrett

Barbarians All Blacks Killik Cup Winners 2017

Barbarians15 George Bridge (Crusaders) 14 Julian Savea (Hurricanes & New Zealand) 13 Richard Buckman (Highlanders) 12 Harold Vorster (Lions) 11 Vince Aso (Hurricanes) 10 Richie Mo’unga (Crusaders) 9 ANDY ELLIS (KOBELCO STEELERS & NEW ZEALAND C) 1 Jacques van Rooyen (Lions) 2 Adriaan Strauss (Bulls & South Africa) 3 Atu Moli (Chiefs) 4 Sam Carter (Brumbies & Australia) 5 Dominic Bird (Chiefs & New Zealand) 6 Steven Luatua (Bristol & New Zealand) 7 Kwagga Smith (Lions) 8 Luke Whitelock (Highlanders & New Zealand VC) BENCH: 16 Akker van der Merwe (Lions) 17 Ben Franks (London Irish & New Zealand) 18 Ruan Smith (Toyota Verblitz) 19 Willie Britz (Sunwolves) 20 Ruan Ackermann (Gloucester) 21 Mitchell Drummond (Crusaders) 22 Robert du Preez (Stormers) 23 Dillon Hunt (Highlanders)

SCORERS T: Mo'unga, Bridge (2), Carter C: Mo'unga, Kwagga Smith

New Zealand15 David Havili 14 Waisake Naholo 13 Anton Lienert-Brown 12 Ngani Laumape 11 Seta Tamanivalu 10 BEAUDEN BARRETT (C) 9 TJ Perenara 1 Kane Hames 2 Nathan Harris 3 Ofa Tu'ungafasi 4 Luke Romano 5 Scott Barrett 6 Vaea Fifita 7 Ardie Savea 8 Jerome Kaino BENCH: 16 Asafo Aumua*17 Tim Perry*18 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen 19 Patrick Tuipulotu 20 Sam Cane 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow 22 Lima Sopoaga 23 Matt Duffie*

SCORERS T: Perenara, Fifita, Laumape, Cane, Harris C: Beauden Barrett (3)

Referee: Nigel Owens Asst Referees: Nic Berry, Ben Whitehouse TMO: Rowan Kitt




NB KO times above are local; not all Tier 2 matches are covered in full

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