Rugby - International Test Previews

June Internationals: Australia v Italy Preview

Australia take on Italy out in Brisbane this Saturday morning. 

A wounded Australian squad will be looking to atone for a dismal showing against Scotland when they take on the Italians at the Suncorp. The visitors also come into this one off a rather disappointing performance, which saw them downed by Fiji via a last-minute Ben Volavola drop goal.
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June Internationals: Argentina v Georgia Preview


We preview Saturday evening's clash between Argentina and Georgia, being played at the Estadio 23 de Agosto.

Los Pumas have been undone twice by Eddie Jones’ England this month, but should pick up their first victory of the year when they host Georgia on Saturday evening. The Georgians meanwhile, go into this one riding high on confidence after successive away wins over Canada and the USA respectively, and will have no fear come kick-off time.
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June Internationals: Samoa v Wales Preview


Our rugby scribe previews Friday’s June Test between Samoa and Wales.

Samoa and Wales will lock horns for only the 10th time in history this coming Friday. The game will see the Dragons bring the curtain down on a rather successful mid-year tour of the South Western Pacific, which has seen them defeat the Tongans and blood a few young guns. Samoa haven’t fared as well this June, with their 78-0 defeat to New Zealand last Saturday illustrating just how big a gulf there is between themselves and the Tier 1 nations.

June Internationals: South Africa v France (3rd Test)


The Springboks will be looking to seal a series whitewash over the French when the two sides meet at Emirates Airline Park this Saturday afternoon. 

With the series wrapped up, and the pressure on Allister Coetzee’s Springboks significantly alleviated ahead of the weekend; they will now turn their attention to recording a potential 3-0 whitewash of their European opposition. The hosts will be confident of getting another win over their fatigued French foes and take some momentum into what promises to be a particularly interesting Rugby Championship campaign.
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June Internationals: Argentina v England Preview


Argentina and England will square off at the Estadio CA Colon late on Saturday evening. Our scribe takes a look at the game. 

Argentina will be out for revenge when they take on arch-rivals England at the Estadio CA Colon this Saturday evening. The two sides played out an absolute epic last weekend with a late try from England debutant Denny Solomona sealing a victory for Eddie Jones’ men.
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June Internationals: South Africa A v French Barbarians Preview

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Johan Ackermann’s SA ‘A’ Side take on the French Barbarians at the Moses Mabhida Stadium this Friday.
A top-notch SA 'A' side will welcome the French Barbarians to the Moses Mabhida this Friday, in the first international rugby game ever to be played at the Durban Stadium. With a plethora of Springboks in Ackermann’s matchday squad, this SA ‘A’ side should give the ground the perfect rugby christening.
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