Argentina successfully defended the Bermuda Rugby Classic title they won a year ago at the National Sports Center following a 25 0 win over Ireland.
Argentina found themselves ahead 13 0 in the first half after Matias Albina had gone over for a Try and Gonzalo Taboada would kick a Conversion and 2 Penalties.
Sebastian Crispo would extend the Argentina lead to 18 0 with a Try and when Taboada kicked the Conversion it made the score 20 0.
Francisco Merello would go over for Argentina right at the final whistle to make the final score 25 0 to the champions Argentina.
France 0 USA 21
The USA stunned France with a Try after just 54 seconds, Ed Pitts went over to make it 5 0, Maximo de Achaval added the Conversion to extend the lead to 7 0.
Matt Turner would score the next Try for USA and with de Achaval kicking the Conversion the USA lead would move to 14 0.
Colin Hawley would burst over for a Try for the USA with time running out a Try that sparked wild scenes of celebration for the team and when de Achaval kicked the Conversion to make it 21 0 the referee blew the match to an end.
Thursday, November 08, 2018
Bermuda Rugby Classic 2018 Day Four
Argentina will defend their Bermuda World Rugby Classic title, while USA advanced to their first Plate Final appearance in their history following Semi-Final Day Two at the National Sports Center.
Lions 6 Argentina 11
This Semi-Final match up was about discipline and strength, two powerful teams in the Classic went looking for a spot in the Final. Matias Albina would go over for a Try to give Argentina a 5 0 lead, Ceri Sweeny would kick a Penalty to put the Lions on the board to make the score 5 3.
Sweeny would then kick another Penalty to give the Lions a 6 5 lead, but Gonzalo Taboada would kick a Penalty to put Argentina back in front 8 6, Taboada would kick another Penalty to make it 11 6 and Argentina would hang on for the win.
USA 16 Italy 15
An exciting match started the night with USA able to edge Italy 16 15. The USA would get 2 Trys from Max Statler and 2 Penalty Kicks from Max de Achaval, while Italy got a Penalty Try and Conversion, a Try from Boscolo Alessandro and a Penalty from Pez Ramiro.
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Bermuda Rugby Classic 2018 Day Three
Canada - Ireland Battle
A total of 44 points were scored on First Semi-Final Night at the National Sports Center as the Bermuda Rugby Classic continued.
Ireland 10 Canada 7
In a tightly contested match Ireland who have not played in the tournament for 25 years advanced to the final with a 3 point win over Canada 10 7.
Ireland would get on the board first in the first half with a Try from Gary Brown, Fergal Campion would kick the Conversion from an angle to make the score 7 7.
Early in the second half the Canadian crowd would come to life when Tyler Haws went over and when Derek Daypuck kicked the Conversion it drew the teams level at 7 0.
As time was drawing to an end Campion would take a chance and kick a Penalty from just inside his half and it was good for Ireland to lead 10 7, Daypuck tried his luck for Canada from near the halfway line but his attempt came up short.
France 17 South Africa 10
France advanced to the Plate Final with a hard fought 17 10 win over South Africa. France would get 2 Trys from Thomas Soucaze, while Maxime Petitjean would kick 2 Conversions and 1 Penalty, while South Africa would get a Try from Darren Nel and a Conversion and Penalty off the boot of Monty Dumond.
Monday, November 05, 2018
Bermuda Rugby Classic 2018 Day Two
Day Two of the Bermuda World Rugby Classic went to script with the Classic Lions and the defending champions Argentina both advancing to the main Semi-Finals.
Italy 13 Classic Lions 20
Italy would take advantage of having the wind at their backs in the first half, Daniele Pesapane would go over for a Try early and when Ramiro Pez kicked the Conversion it gave Italy a 7 0 lead. Pez would add a Penalty Kick making it 10 0 after just 10 minutes.
The Classic Lions would pull within three when Gareth King scored a Try and then Ceri Sweeney added the Conversion making the score 10 7. Pez kicked another Penalty Kick for Italy to make the half time score 13 7.
The Classic Lions would completely shutout Italy in the second half, they would get a Penalty Kick from Sweeney which was followed by a Richard Carter Try and Sweeney Conversion gave the Classic Lions the lead 17 13 for the first time. Sweeney would add one more Penalty Kick to make the final score 20 13.
Argentina 41 USA 7
The defending champions Argentina put on a show in defeating USA 41 7, Argentina would get 2 Trys from Sebastian Crispo, while Rafael Carbello, Frederico Bock, Maurico Gimenez and Maurico Comuzzi would all add a Try each, while Gonzalo Taboada kicked 4 Conversions and 1 Penalty. The USA would get a Try from Ian Carpenter, with Maximo de Achaval added the Conversion.
Sunday, November 04, 2018
Bermuda Rugby Classic 2018 Day One
The Bermuda World Rugby Classic got underway at the National Sports Center with a double header that proved to be two shocking results with France and South Africa both going down.
Ireland 24 France 10
Ireland made the most of their return after 25 years with a stunning performance defeating France 24 10. France scored first through Alexandre Lacroix going over a Try, with Anthony Lagardere kicking the Conversion for a 7 0 lead.
Ireland leveled the score at 7 7 when Fionn Carr went over for a Try and Barry Everitt kicked the Conversion. Ireland would then take the lead 14 7 with a Try from Des Dillon and Gary Brown kicked the Conversion.
Lagardere would kick a Penalty early in the second half to pull France within 4 making the score 14 10, but minutes later Brown would kick a Penalty for Ireland to make it 17 10.
Daragh Fanning would close out the scoring with a Try for Ireland and when Brown kicked the Conversion to make the final score 24 10.
South Africa 24 Canada 26
Canada spurred on by the crowd came from behind to defeat South Africa 26 24. South Africa would get Trys from Conrad Jantjies, Sam Gerber, Ryan Kankowski and a Penalty Try, with Monty Dumond kicking 2 Conversions, while Canada got Trys from Mark Macsween, Scott Durham, Jeff Hasler, Aaron Mittler, with Derek Daypuck kicking 3 Conversions.