An international rugby telethon this past weekend, and am I tired! The All Blacks smashed England. The Haka has a good match report, and His Bobness at TSF has a good round-up of English press commentary.
"Bits of Test rugby are not optional," said [Rob] Andrew bluntly. "You get found out in Test rugby, that's why it's called Test rugby. It is brutal and, if you make simple mistakes, you will be punished.
New-look Wallabies nudged a gutsy Ireland. South Africa cleaned up against Wales. Scotland shocked Argentina. The Churchill Cup sked (Cup, Bowl & Plate finals) for Chicago next Saturday is settled. Canada got nipped by a point by Argentina XV and will face the host Americans in the consolation Main Event. The curtain-raisers include the actual final, to be contested between England Saxons and Scotland 'A'. Read all about the Pacific Cup, Nations Cup, Churchill Cup, World Junior Championships at Rugby Planet and don't be afraid to poke around the rugby websites linked in the above-right box.