Churchill Cup and int’l weekend test previews!
June 16, 2006
Unless you've been hiding in a cave the past week, there's a big tournament of nations playing round-ball in Germany. The hosts put on an amazing show against Poland the other evening. Then the next day England bumbled and stumbled through a frustrating bore against Trinidad & Tobago. In the entertainment sweepstakes, you win some and you lose some. But for full value in international team sports, nothing beats rugby union!
Once again, Rugby Planet walks us through a weekend of battle:
The annual Churchill Cup wraps up this weekend at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
The final goes between New Zealand Maori vs. Scotland "A". RP doesn't make a prediction, so I will: Maori to win by 17 points.
Canada hosts USA Eagles in the Bowl Final. Take the home side by 9 points.
And there's more heavyweight action from the southern hemisphere...
New Zealand vs. Ireland, 2nd test at Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand. (RP picks All Blacks by 15+ points.)
South Africa vs. Scotland, 2nd Test at Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (RP predicts Boks by 20+.)
Australia vs. England, 2nd test at Melbourne, Australia. (Last week RP picked a slim England victory. England got pummeled by 31 points. This week RP makes a market correction and predicts the Wallabies by 22 points.)
Argentina vs. Wales, 2nd Test at Buenos Aires, Argentina. (RP picks Pumas by 10.)
Fiji vs. Italy, at Lautoka, Fiji.
Full June internationals fixture list and results here.