Round 3 of the Pacific Challenge is in the books, with some of the tournament’s most exciting action taking place as the teams wrapped up pool play.
It keeps getting tougher for Canada. After the narrow defeat to Samoa they now face defending champions Argentina in round 3 of the Pacific Challenge.
With only two matches worth mentioning this week, it made the job a little easier but only just. The competition at lock, in particular, was fierce.
A dramatic weekend of Six Nations rugby faded rapidly in quality. From start to finish the action ranged from brilliant, to clumsy, to utterly hideous.
Not too much to think about this week, with Fiji and Argentina the clear standouts and contributing the bulk of selections. Japan are again out of the fold.
Round 2 of the Pacific Challenge saw the Argentina up their game against Tonga, Canada lose their discipline against Samoa, and Fiji throttle poor Japan.
An awkward battle between two sides lacking in confidence and direction takes place as almost an afterthought on Sunday at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
The Calcutta Cup is one of the highlights of the Six Nations every year, though perhaps less so for Scottish fans when the match is in London.
It’s a day of milestones as Ireland visit the Millenium Stadium to try and keep their Grand Slam and championship dreams in good working order.
The Canadian junior side opened their season with a solid victory over the visiting Romanians in a very stop-start encounter at scenic Shawnigan Lake.