Saturday Rugby Recap

Saturday Rugby Recap

There was a plenty of action taking place around the world on Saturday from New Zealand's Mitre 10 Cup to the Gallagher Premiership to the Guinness PRO14 to the Rugby Championship and more...

Here are some of the Highlights:

Mitre 10 Cup

We start in New Zealand where Waikato managed to defend the Ranfurly Shield against Southland before Tevita Li ran in 4 tries as North Harbour thrashed Taranaki 26-55.

The final day of the game saw Tasman edge Wellington 22-28. See the all the highlights from Saturday's Mitre10Cup action HERE

NRC 2018

The Fijian Drua showed off their attack prowess as they went top of the NRC table with a 48-7 win over the NSW Eagles before the Canberra Vikings beat the Melbourne Rising 31-21 in Canberra.

Currie Cup 

Western Province beat the Sharks 50-28 in the only Currie Cup clash of the day. 

That was the Sharks only defeat of the season with Western Province on the only unbeaten side remain in the competition.

TOP 14

12 teams were in action in the Top 14 on Saturday with Bordeaux claiming arguably the biggest result of the day with a 34-22 win over La Rochelle.

Castres, Pau and Montpellier all claimed narrow wins over Toulouse, Agen and Perpignan respectively, all three of those results were away wins as this season continues to break the old trend of home side dominance in France.

Camille Lopez starred in Clermont's 20 point victory over Toulon as the visitors fell to 10th on the overall log after just two wins from 6 games.

Gallagher Premiership

Two away wins and two home wins in England's top flight competition on Saturday.

Northampton Saints handed Bristol Bears their first home loss of the season (40-45) while Marcus Smith converted a late penalty as Harlequins beat Gloucester 25-27.

Exeter Chiefs maintained their winning start to the season as they beat Worcester Warriors 28-11 while Saracens claimed another bonus point victory over Bath (57-27)

Catch up with the latest news, top stories and see the stats from the games HERE

Guinness PRO14

A busy day in the PRO14 with two Irish derbies while the Scarlets hosted the Kings, Glasgow faced the Dragons and Zebre hosted Ospreys.

Munster scored 9 tries on their way to a historic win over Ulster (64-7) while Dominic Robertson-McCoy made the headlines for his stumping that earned him a red card as Leinster beat Connacht 3-20.

The Scarlets brushed the Southern Kings aside claiming a 54-14 win while Ospreys relied on Sam Davies boot to claim an 8-22 victory over Zebre.

Lee Jones grabbed a double for Glasgow as they eased to a 29-13 win over Dragons.

See all the results & stats from the PRO14 HERE

The Rugby Championship

The Springboks claimed their first win over the Wallabies since 2016 with another heroic defensive effort.

Later in the day the All Blacks secured the Rugby Championship title when they beat Argentina 17-36 in Buenos Aires.

The All Blacks have not won 16 Rugby Championship titles (10 Tri-Nations & 6 Rugby Championships).

Watch all the Highlights, see the latest stats and the post-match reaction from the coaches and players HERE

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