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Autumn Internationals: Wins for All Blacks, Fiji and England

All Blacks ran in 10 tries at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome to beat Italy 66-3 in a match staged on Saturday.
Jordie Barrett scored four of those tries, crossing twice each sides of the break, while Damian McKenzie helped himself to a hat-trick of scores.


TJ Perenara, Ngani Laumape and Beauden Barrett also went over for New Zealand, who kept Italy to a single penalty from Tommaso Allan. New Zealand managed 8 conversions, five from Beauden Barrett and three from Richie Mo’unga.
Scotland vs Argentina
Scotland bagged a hard fought 14-9 victory over Argentina scoring one try through Sean Maitland and three penalties from Greg Laidlaw while Nicholas Sanchez added three penalties for Argentina’s points.
Fiji vs France
Fiji toppled France for the first time in a rugby international by 21-14 at the Stade de France. France led 14-12 at halftime, with two tries from captain Guilhem Guirado, both converted by Baptiste Serin, that canceled out Fijian tries from outside center Semi Radradra and winger Josua Tuisova before Ben Volavole added the extras for Fiji in the second half.

Action between Wales and SA. Photo Courtesy/Springboks.


Wales vs South Africa
Wales completed their first autumn series clean sweep with a confident 20-11 victory over South Africa in Cardiff. Converted tries from Tomas Francis and Liam Williams by Gareth Anscombe helped the Welsh lead 11 points at halftime with Handre Pollard slotting South Africa’s points. Jesse Kriel unconverted try and Elton Jantjies penalty in the second closed in the gap before Dan Biggar secured Wales victory with two penalties.

England vs Australia

England romped a 37-18 win over Australia completing a successful Autumn series marred only by a controversial defeat by All Blacks. A tetrad of tries from Elliot Daly, Johnny May, Cokanasiga and Farrell, successful conversions and three penalties from Owen Farrell were enough to down Israel Folau brace of tries, successful conversions and two penalties by Matt Toomua for Wallabies.

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