There are other Games?

From the euphoria from New Zealand you’d be forgiven for thinking that the only rugby on this weekend is in Auckland.

It’s not – England and Wales (who played earlier today) are not involved but there are 7 other international matches.

South Africa have won the series against France, but play the last game in Johannesburg. The Springboks should make it 3-0 in the series by taking down Les Bleus by 15 points

Scotland are in Fiji and will be looking to get their third win for Gregor Townsend – they should do as well, winning by 13

Australia are under the hammer both domestically and at international level. Michael Chieka has made sweeping changes and should get the win he badly needs at the expense of Italy – by 20+ points too.

Japan host Ireland in Tokyo where Joe Schmidt’s team will triumph by around 26

It will be a surprise in Bucharest if Romania don’t hammer Brazil by at least 25

The North American derby between Canada and USA will see the home side cruise home by less than 3 points.

Finally Georgia will go down to the Pumas but by less than most people imagine – Argentina by 13

However these are all eclipsed by what’s going on at Eden Park tomorrow



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