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2019 World Rugby Classic, Bermuda

Round 1
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Rugby Italian 23 - Rugby Canada 22

Courtesy Sam Murley, The Royal Gazette: November 3, 2019

Canada were denied an opening World Rugby Classic win after suffering a heartbreaking last gasp defeat at the hands of Italy at North Field, National Sports Centre, last night.

Battling back from a 17-5 deficit at half-time, Canada fought back during a topsy-turvy second-half, to hold a 22-20 advantage heading into added time with victory seemingly secured.

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Round 1
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Classic Pumas 40 - France Classic Rugby 8

Courtesy Sam Murley, The Royal Gazette: November 3, 2019

Reigning champions Argentina sent out an ominous warning to their World Rugby Classic rivals with victory over France Classic Rugby at North Field, National Sports Centre, last night.

The hotly tipped favourites kicked off their pursuit for a third straight title in perfect fashion, running in six tries, building on a 12-3 half-time lead to blitz the France in the second half and run out convincing winners.

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Round 1
Monday, November 4, 2019
Ireland Rugby Legends - 25 Classic Eagles 8

Courtesy Sam Murley, The Royal Gazette: November 5, 2019

Len Dineen, the Irish Rugby Legends manager, refused to get carried away despite getting their World Rugby Classic campaign off in style with a comfortable 25-8 victory over USA Classic Eagles at North Field, National Sports Centre, last night.

Last year’s beaten finalists signalled their return with a dominant display, building on a 8-0 half-time advantage with a controlled second-half, adding three further tries to eventually prevail and book their semi-final berth.

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Classic Eagles Roster:
1. Brice Schilling, 2. Robert Moreno, 3. Mike Mahnke, 4. Ian Carpenter, 5. Eric Duechle, 6. Fred Wintermantel 7. Peter Dahl, 8. Marcus Satavu, 9. Johnathan Gray, 10. Ed Pitts, 11. Miles Craigwell, 12, Alipate Tuilevuka, 13. Takudzwa Ngwenya, 14. Peter Friedman, 15. Louis Tulio, 16. Craig Eaton, 17. Conway Maraki, 18. Simon Dogbe, 19. Andrew Kneisly, 20. Robbie Shaw, 21. Thomas Greenslade, 22. Aldo Campbell, 23. Mose Timoteo

Classic Eagles Management:
President: Doug Brown
Coach: Paul Holmes
Manager: Ty Gray

Round 1
Monday, November 4, 2019
Classic Springboks 17 - Classic Lions 5

Courtesy Sam Murley, The Royal Gazette: November 5, 2019

Tthe second encounter proved far more strongly contested as the Classic Springboks outfought the Classic Lions.

The South Africans got off to a flying start scoring all of their points in a dominant opening 22 minutes. The first two tries came courtesy of the blistering pace of Tonderai Chavhanga with the wing scoring in the fifth and nineteenth minutes, the second converted by Rheinhard Gerber.

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2019 World Rugby Classic, Bermuda Round 2

Round 2
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Plate Semi Final: France Classic Rugby 8 - Rugby Canada 6

Courtesy Sam Murley, The Royal Gazette: November 7, 2019

In the first Plate semi-final Classic Rugby France overcame Rugby Canada with a narrow 8-5 victory in what proved a heated encounter.

France were guilty of ill-discipline in the very first minute as lock William Gozzi was sent to the sin-bin for a high tackle.

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Round 2
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Classic Semi Final: Classic Pumas 16- Rugby Italian 10

Courtesy Sam Murley, The Royal Gazette: November 7, 2019

The Classic Pumas stand on the verge of securing a third straight World Rugby Classic title after booking their place in the final with a hard-fought 16-10 victory over a spirited Italy side last night.

Having come into the tournament as favourites, Argentina were made to work for their progression, having to wait until the second half to stamp their authority on the encounter as the Italians limited the defending champions to just two tries and gave them a late scare in the closing moments.

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Round 2
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Plate Semi Final: Classic Eagles 17- Classic Lions 12

Courtesy Sam Murley, The Royal Gazette: November 8, 2019

Mark Wood, the Classic Springboks manager, revealed his side are being spurred on to clinch World Rugby Classic glory by their newly crowned World Cup winning compatriots.

South Africa marched on into the final, where they will meet Argentina, after a 26-7 semi-final success over the Irish Rugby Legends at North Field, National Sports Centre, last night.

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Classic Eagles Roster:
1. Brice Schilling, 2. Robert Moreno, 3. Mike Mahnke, 4. Ian Carpenter, 5. Eric Duechle, 6. Fred Wintermantel 7. Peter Dahl, 8. Marcus Satavu, 9. Mose Timoteo, 10. Robbie Shaw, 11. Miles Craigwell, 12, Alipate Tuilevuka, 13. Ed Pitts, 14. Takudzwa Ngwenya, 15. Mat Turner, 16. Craig Eaton, 17. Conway Maraki, 18. Simon Dogbe, 19. Andrew Kneisly, 20. Peter Friedman, 21. Thomas Greenslade, 22. Aldo Campbell, 23. Louis Tulio

Classic Eagles Management:
President: Doug Brown
Coach: Paul Holmes
Manager: Ty Gray

Round 2
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Classic Semi Final: Classic Springboks 26 - Irish Rugby Legends 7

Courtesy Sam Murley, The Royal Gazette: November 8, 2019

Meanwhile, in the first Plate semi-final Classic Rugby France overcame Rugby Canada with a narrow 8-5 victory in what proved a heated encounter.

France were guilty of ill-discipline in the very first minute as lock William Gozzi was sent to the sin-bin for a high tackle.

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2019 World Rugby Classic, Bermuda Final Round

Friday, November 8, 2019
Plate Final: Classic Eagles 14 - France Classic Rugby 7

Courtesy Sam Murley, The Royal Gazette: November 9, 2019

The USA Eagles survived a first-half onslaught against France to retain their Plate title with a 14-7 win last night. 

Perhaps smelling blood given that it was Eagles’ second match in as many days after the finals were brought forward because of bad weather forecast for tonight, it was France who made the brighter start.

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Friday, November 8, 2019
Classic Final: Classic Pumas 16 - French Classic Springboks 6

Courtesy Sam Murley, The Royal Gazette: November 9, 2019

The Classic Pumas sealed an impressive hat-trick of World Rugby Classic titles by retaining their crown with a 16-6 victory over Classic Springboks at North Field, National Sports Centre, last night.

The tournament favourites overturned a 3-0 half-time deficit, with the boot of Gonzalo Gutierrez Taboada proving pivotal, kicking 11 of his side’s overall points to guide them to the title.

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