Monday bloody Monday! This weekend sporting results brought to you in a concise format, easy for reading. And with Manchester United this week confirming their game at Cape Town Stadium, We have so much to look forward to over the next month or so.
The best highlights regarding the major action and stars. Gratefully we can stay patriotic and praise SA teams throughout. This week focuses mainly on Rugby and Soccer, but I’m sure you already knew that:
The delight for most people’s weekend is watching the world’s best up against each other on the rugby field. As predicted, we didn’t see any upsets but numerous games went down to the wire. New Zealand having to work extremely hard in Christchurch to see off the Irish. Australia had a similar situation defeating the Welsh and South Africa playing magnificently against the English beating them at Coca Cola Park in Johannesburg. Argentina defeated France in the other North South duel, making it 4 from 4 for the Rugby Championship playing teams.
New Zealand 22 – 19 Ireland
Australia 25 – 23 Wales
South Africa 36 – 27 England
Argentina 23 – 20 France
Junior World Cup
The tournament being played in and around Cape Town has reached its boiling point. And with the successful Semi-Final games for New Zealand and South Africa this weekend ending in victory. The old Foes will once again play each other in the Final of the Championship.
Argentina 3 – 35 South Africa
Wales 6 – 30 New Zealand
More action from Ukraine and Poland where some shocks have been coming thick and fast. The obvious one would be the disastrous display from the Dutch who have lost all three games finishing bottom of their group and out of the completion. One man shone head and shoulder above the rest; that man Christiano Ronaldo! Denmark, hosts Poland and Russia also saw the door as the last two group matchdays come to completion.
Ukraine 0 – 2 France
Sweden 2 – 3 England
Final Group Games
Czech Republic 1 – 0 Poland
Greece 1 – 0 Russia
Czech Republic and Greece advance to the Quarter Finals from Group A
Denmark 1 – 2 Germany
Portugal 2 – 1 Netherlands
Germany and Portugal advance to the quarter finals from Group B
In probably the finest display from SA in quite some time, Steve Kompela’s charges ramped up a 3 – 0 win over Gabon in a game played on Friday night at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit. It is hoped that the team can replicate this form going forward. A new team coach should be named soon, but this win must surely put bra Steve in the front seat.