Wednesday Morning Round Up

Wednesday Morning Round Up

U20 Championship:

The stage is set as the teams play their final group stages game and push for a Semi Final spot. France, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa are all unbeaten. Ireland face a tough Ialian side who pushed England to the very end in the last round with the pick of the games being the final slot where Australia and England face off and New Zealand take on South Africa.

Argentina host France and will be looking for points from that game to make the play off's on home soil while Wales will bank on a French win and a big win for themselves over Fiji to sneak in

Brodie Retallick signs sabatical contract:

The Chiefs lock has signed on with the NZRU for a further 4 years which includes a 2 year sabatical in Japan where he will play for the Kobelco Steelers. Retallick will return to the Chiefs in 2021

Major League Rugby Semi Final Highlights:

Joe Pietersen slots a touchline conversion to send San diego into the Final

Toronto pushed Seattle to the end in a game that saw some big hits from Samu Manoa

Wasps continue to make some smart signings:

Wasps snap up Falcons winger Zach Kibirige who scored 9 tries in the 2018/19 campaign. More here

Ben Smith misses out on his Highlanders farewell:

Ben Smith has failed a late fitness test and will not play on the Highlanders home ground again before leaving for France. The Highlanders take on the Waratahs with Liam Coltman running on for his 100th Super Rugby game

100 Days until the Rugby World Cup:

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