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Saturday, October 09, 2010

Results Update - ITM Cup, Currie Cup, Amlin Challenge & Heineken Cup

It's been a big few days for world rugby as both the Amlin Challenge Cup and Heineken Cup kicked off in Europe, there is a new holder of the Ranfurley Shield in New Zealand's ITM Cup, and the semi final places in the Currie Cup have now been decided. These are the results from each.

Hawke's Bay 25 - 13 Northland
Waikato 41 - 15 Otago
Southland 16 - 26 Canterbury
Counties Manukau 13 - 37 Auckland
Taranaki 30 - 16 Manawatu

Amlin Challenge Cup
Stade Français 57 - 6 Crociati Rugby
Newcastle 22 - 16 Bourgoin-Jallieu
Sale 97 - 11 Cetransa El Salvador
Brive 32 - 6 Petrarca Padova
Agen 26 - 19 Gloucester
Exeter 13 - 20 Montpellier
Rovigo 3 - 38 La Rochelle
Cavalieri Prato 23 - 21 Connacht
Bucureşti 9 - 23 Leeds Carnegie

Currie Cup
Golden Lions 27 - 34 Pumas
Leopards 7 - 78 Free State
Griquas 36 - 48 Blue Bulls
Western Province 33 - 21 Natal Sharks

Heineken Cup
Northampton 18 - 14 Castres
Ulster 30 - 6 Aironi
Glasgow 21 - 13 Dragons
London Irish 23 - 17 Munster
Cardiff Blues 18 - 17 Edinburgh
Scarlets 43 - 34 Perpignan
Clermont Auvergne 25 - 10 Saracens
Toulon 19 - 14 Ospreys
Leinster 38 - 22 Racing Metro
Benetton Treviso 29 - 34 Leicester

That's not all, as tomorrow there's more games in the ITM Cup, Amlin Challenge Cup, and Heineken Cup. If you see or have seen anything in particular you'd like covered here on RD, please make sure you post a detailed request.

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  • Rhys Priestland's second try for the Scarlets today was immense!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 09, 2010 9:50 pm  

  • yeah scarlets v perpignan was a great game to watch as a neutral

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 09, 2010 9:51 pm  

  • Yeah I caught the second half after my game - brilliant sight when I walked into the club house and saw the score (reminds me of a typical super 15 scoreline).

    Was Perpignan playing sh*te or was it just good attacking from the Scarlets?

    Damn shame with the Ospreys result but hopefully will have Toulon at home. London Irish beating Munster might work out to save our asses.

    By Anonymous OspreysExile, at October 09, 2010 10:01 pm  

  • can't believe connacht lost.absolute shocker.all their good work at the start of this season is going to mean nothing.

    By Anonymous Leeners93, at October 09, 2010 10:03 pm  

  • Munster were awful. Never seen so many handling errors. Can't see them qualifying, even with their reputation. London Irish were quite average, just allowed Munster to squander opportunites and give away silly penalties.

    Treviso are handy enough these days, no longer a guaranteed 5 points

    By Anonymous MCB, at October 09, 2010 10:55 pm  

  • Perpignan's problem was that they were wearing a naff kit today. Instead of the light blue away shirts from last season they had a diamond motif going on which looked like they'd been playing pub golf beforehand. That Llanelli try was fantastic, such brilliant handling. Some other brilliant moments as well, including the brilliant run by Candelon (I think), only to have the ball knocked out from under his arm by Lamont. Candelon scored a lovely try with the chip through.

    In the Northampton game didn't Shane Geraghty have an absolute mare with the boot? I heard something about an absolute shank/missing the ball completely? Has anyone seen that one?

    By Anonymous John F, at October 10, 2010 12:25 am  

  • JohnF: Saints were generally terrible last night and very lucky to come away with the win. Probably didn't deserve it. Reihana had a shocker with the boot (he missed 6 or 7 - to be honest I lost count); Geraghty landed 2 kicks from the 3 he took, but the one he missed was rather poor. I don't recall him missing the ball.

    By Blogger Matthew, at October 10, 2010 1:33 am  

  • Oh, and then Myler stepped up and became the third kicker of the game for Saints. His penalty hit first the upright, then the crossbar, and then the linesman's head. One to feature on RD? :-)

    By Blogger Matthew, at October 10, 2010 1:50 am  

  • Rumours coming out saying Quinlain's career could be over. Really missed him v Irish.

    He and McGahan had words the other day. When I say words, I mean fists, when I say fists, I mean Quinny may have popped him 1. Too bad, 1 of the most skillful inventive hard blindsides to have played the game. Any other coach other than O'Sullivan would have had him 1st on team shett every week. 25caps for Ire, bah, All Blacks would've given him 50 odd.

    Munster fans have to take blinkers off and realise we're not just good enough anymore. Forwards are braindead, watch tonight's lumbering shit and its worse than last season, backs don't get the ball to do anything. Hayes, Horan, Stringer are huge liabilities. When ROG is your key line breaker(3 I think v Irish) there is a massive undeniable problem. Earls is still injured, Tuitupou is useless, Warrick best option at 12. Maybe the outside backs could get some decent ball then.

    Long live Quinny (if true that is)

    By Anonymous Huh!! the 3rd, at October 10, 2010 3:24 am  

  • JohnF, Matthew

    It would've been better if he did miss it. I think he kicked the ground 1st. Sky didn't replay it, but thats what it looked like anyways.

    By Anonymous Huh!! the 3rd, at October 10, 2010 3:28 am  

  • Sad to see southland lose the ranfurly sheild

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 10, 2010 10:23 am  

  • Did anyone see that shocker of a spear tackle against Hogdson the London Irish scrum half? Deffo a yellow card....disappointed too because I hat to see that sort of intentional bollards...Glad he got up to play on - he was lucky to...Not the greatest of games - wish I'd watched the Scarlets now!

    By Anonymous NiWiTa, at October 11, 2010 2:06 pm  

  • That wasn't even a spear

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 13, 2010 4:27 am  

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