Friday, March 30, 2007

Scots into Churchill Cup Final

June 8, 2006

Scotland "A" held off a gutty effort by Canada in Ottawa yesterday evening, holding onto to claim a slim 15-10 victory. Full credit to both sides. The Canadian team put up a strong effort and had several chances to snatch the game with breakouts and attack at the line, but disciplined Scottish defence held them out. Complete match report here.

As predicted earlier, in the evening's other contest, the New Zealand Maori started their campign with a 74-6 thrashing over the United States Eagles in San Francisco, piling on 12 tries to none. The punishing details here.

NZ Maori now play Ireland "A" in the final match of the San Fran leg of the Churchill Cup this Saturday.

The winner will meet Scotland "A" in the championship title match on Saturday, June 17 in Edmonton, Alberta.

The second and third place finishers from each pool will also face each other that same day in Bowl and Plate finals. Current table standings are here.


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