June Tests 2018

June 04 2018

A Look at This Weekend's June Tests + RWC Repechage Qualifiers

It's that time of year where rugby fans around the world look forward to some epic matches. It's the southern hemisphere's turn to host and there's some good matchups. NZ is hosting France, Australia hosting Ireland and South Africa is hosting England. Wales will be tackling Argentina on their home turf. We'll have the matches up in our Members Area by Sunday, that's the plan anyway. The $20 Donations for a year's membership are much appreciated and help to keep the site going.

Also some north v north matches as Russia tour to Canada and USA, Scotland takes the same route. In Fiji there's a four team tournament with Samoa, Fiji, Tonga and Georgia. Italy and Japan also have a two game series in Japan.

The RWC qualifying games start in June as well with Germany v Portugal on June 16th, the winner of that match to face Samoa in a two match series for direct entry to the World Cup. The loser of Samoa vs Portugal/Germany will enter the repechage with Canada. Also in June, Hong Kong vs Cook Island in a home and away series to determine a third contestant in the repechage. The African entrant in the repechage to be determined in August.

June 9th Tests

14:45 JST (UTC+09)
Japan v Italy
Oita Bank Dome, Oita
Referee: Nic Berry (Australia)

19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand v France
Eden Park, Auckland
Referee: Luke Pearce (England)

20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia v Ireland
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)

17:05 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa v England
Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)

16:40 ART (UTC-03)
Argentina v Wales
Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario, San Juan
Referee: Andrew Brace (Ireland)

19:00 MDT (UTC-06)
Canada v Scotland
Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
Referee: Shuhei Kubo (Japan)

15:30 FJT (UTC+12)
Fiji v Samoa
ANZ National Stadium, Suva
Referee: Mike Fraser (New Zealand)

18:00 MDT (UTC-6)
United States v Russia
Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Denver
Referee: Federico Anselmi (Argentina)

13:00 FJT (UTC+12)
Tonga v Georgia
ANZ National Stadium, Suva, Fiji
Referee: Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)

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