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'On This Day' - Rugby in Isolation - Week 6

Continuing the 'On This Day' Youtube series. Best viewed at 4K resolution on your TV, computer or mobile device (if possible)

Link to Youtube channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7zqYHDeXnErAnesjmN8RHg



On This Day: 27th April 2018 - Oceania U20s - Australia v Fiji



  • 2018 Oceania U20 Round 1 at Bond University, with New Zealand v Tonga, followed by Australia v Fiji

  • New Zealand ran up a cricket score against Tonga, falling just short of the 100.

  • The Junior Wallabies had a solid first hit-out, with Fraser McReight scoring a double.

  • Final scores:

  • New Zealand 97 defeated Tonga 0

  • Australia 51 defeated Japan 5



On This Day: 28th April 2017 - Oceania U20s Rugby Championship



  • Another pair of Oceania U20a games, this time 2017

  • 2017 Oceania U20 Round 1 at Bond University, with New Zealand v Fiji, followed by Australia v Samoa

  • Final scores:

  • New Zealand 63 defeated Fiji 3

  • Australia 43 defeated Samoa 20



On This Day: 29th April 2018 - Queensland Reds v NSW Waratahs (Super Rugby)



  • A bruising Round 10 Australian Conference derby

  • Despite the Reds scoring 4 tries to the Waratahs' 2, the cool boot of Bernard Foley, kicked 5 penalties, to get the Waratahs home, for their 6th straight win over Queensland

  • Final score: Waratahs 29 defeated Reds 26



On This Day: 30th April 2014 - Oceania U20s Rugby Championship



  • 2014 Oceania U20 Game 1 at Bond University, Australia v Samoa

  • Lots of games to choose from for April 30th (Reds v Cheetahs 2016, 2019 Oceania U20s). I have gone with the 2014 Oceania U20s at Bond Uni at it was one first games I shot, apart from school or club.

  • Don't have a Samoan teamlist, but the big No. 20 for Samoa is Cameron Skelton, Will's little (big?) brother

  • Final scores:

  • Australia 34 (Tries: Sasa Tofilau 2, Lalakai Foketi, Brad Lacey, Feleti Kaitu'u) defeated Samoa 5 (Nuu Nuu try)



On This Day: 1st May 2018 - Oceania U20s Rugby Championship



  • 2018 Oceania U20 Round 2 games at Bond University, New Zealand v Fiji followed by Australia v Tonga

  • Flyhalf Will harrison was a late replacement for Bayley Kuenzle who had to withdraw due to injury

  • Australia ran in 15 tries against Tonga, with winger Matt McTaggart scoring 4, and lock Trevor Hosea a double.

  • Final scores:

  • Australia 91 defeated Tonga 7

  • New Zealand 55 defeated Fiji 15



On This Day: 2nd May 2015 - Oceania U20s Rugby Championship



  • 2015 Oceania U20 Round 2 games at Bond University, New Zealand v Japan followed by Australia v Samoa

  • Samoa with future All Black, Josh Ioane, at fly-half fought hard against the Junior Wallabies, but 2 tries to Christian Yassmin and 5 goals from Andrew Deegan being the difference.

  • New Zealand had a big win scoring 11 tries against Japan, with flanker Mitch Karpik scoring 3, and wing Sean Wanui and Lock Mitchell Dunshea both with a double.

  • Final scores:

  • Australia 33 defeated Samoa 10

  • New Zealand 75 defeated Japan 0



On This Day: 3rd May 2019 - Queensland Reds v Sunwolves (Super Rugby)



  • Last years Super Rugby clash between the Queensland Reds and the Sunwolves, is most memorable as a 'card-fest' with 5 Yellow Cards and 2 Red Cards. Semi Masirewa received a Red Card after to Yellow Card infringements, while Harry Hockings was red-carded for a ruck clean-out.

  • The game itself was a close run match, with scores level at the 67 minute mark, after a Sunwolves' intercept try. The Reds scored a few minutes later from a rolling maul try to Brandon Paenga-Amosa to steal the win.

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