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Second Weekend of the Rugby World Cup 2019

The Rugby World Cup in Japan witnessed the first upset this week as Uruguay beat Fiji in a game that Fiji were favourites. Just under a year ago the Fijians put over 60 points against Uruguay. A massive turnaround. Samoa managed to hold off a spirited Russian side to get a bonus point and Wales had a flawless start to their Rugby World Cup Campaign

Results

 

Monday 23 September

Wales  43-14 Georgia

 

Tuesday 24 September

Russia 9-34 Samoa

 

Wednesday 25 September

Fiji 27-30 Uruguay

This is weekend the Springboks face neighbours Namibia with a changed squad. Schalk Brits leads the team from 8th man, with Kolisi on the bench. Kwagga Smith starts with Francois Louw on the flanks. Warrick Galant starts at 15 with Jantjies on at number 9.

13 changes to the squad to face Namibia on Saturday

Backs: Warrick Gelant, Sbu Nkosi, Lukhanyo Am, Frans Steyn, Makazole Mapimpi, Elton Jantjies, Herschel Jantjies.

Forwards: Schalk Brits (captain), Kwagga Smith, Francois Louw, Lood de Jager, RG Snyman, Vincent Koch, Bongi Mbonambi, Tendai Mtawarira.

Replacements: Steven Kitshoff, Thomas du Toit, Eben Etzebeth, Siya Kolisi, Franco Mostert, Cobus Reinach, Damian de Allende, Cheslin Kolbe.

Game is at 11h45

A pool decider between Australia and Wales on Sunday and on Monday Scotland face Samoa.

Fixtures

Thursday 26 September

09h45    Italy vs Canada

12h45   England vs USA

 

Saturday 28 September

 

06h45    Argentina vs Tonga

09h15    Japan vs Ireland

11h45    South Africa vs Namibia

Sunday 29 September

07h15    Georgia vs Uruguay

09h45    Australia vs Wales

 

Monday 30 September

12h15    Scotland vs Samoa

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