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International Wrap – England demolish Ireland at Twickenham

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We had an interesting weekend of World Cup warm-up matches across the globe but nothing prepared us for the runaway thumping England gave Ireland on Saturday.

As the days and weeks draw closer to the start of this years World Cup in Japan, coaches are starting to finish their preparations for the show piece.

Here is the Results of the weekend.

Canada 35 Leinster 38

Leinster scored a last minute try by Keenan to get a surprise win over Canada over the weekend.

Leinster beat the Canadians who are with New Zealand and South Africa in Pool B of the world Cup 38-35.

Parfrey scored twice for Canada after they were 19-0 behind early on in the match.

Evan Olmstead, Tyler Adron, and Kyle Baillie also scored tries for Canada, while Peter Nelson connected on all five conversion goals attempted.

The Canadians led by 11 points late in the game but the PRO14 champions came back with two tries to secure the win.

Canada still have two warm-up matches against the BC All Stars in Langford on August 30, and the U.S. in Vancouver on September 7.

England gave their fans a great sendoff on Saturday when they beat Ireland 58-15.

It may have been a close opening few minutes but as soon as England founded their rhythm they scored with ease.

Ireland was very disappointed in all aspects of the game but specially in their set pieces loosing too many lineouts which the host was happy to pounce on.

Scoring eight tries to two is a proper hiding and Ireland will be scratching their heads on how wrong everything went against the English.

England tries came from Joe Cokanasiga (2), Elliot Daly, Manu Tuilagi, Maro Itoje, George Kruis, Tom Curry and Luke Cowan-Dickie.

Ireland two tries came from Jordan Larmour and Bundee Aki.

 

Scotland turned the poor performance a week ago around against the French when they beat them at home.

It was a much better performance from Scotland at home as they got a deserved 17-14 win.

Scotland was again in trouble early on as the French quickly got the first try on the board but they came back nicely from 11 points behind at one stage.

The French manage two tries which was converted in the test match. For the Scots Maitland and Harris scored their tries but the penalty from Laidlaw was the difference at the end.

Other World Cup Warm-Up Results:

Namibia 43 – 0 Sharks XV

Uruguay 24 – 20 South America XV

Tonga 19 – 15 Western Force

This week we see another few Internationals that will be played as the teams finish up their warm-up matches in the next two weeks.

27/8 – Georgia v Southern Kings

30/8  – Uruguay v Brazil

30/8 – France v Italy

30/8 – Canada v BC All Stars

31/8 – Samoa v NZ Heartland XV

31/8 – Fiji v Tonga

31/8 – Wales v Ireland

31/8 – Namibia v Southern Kings

31/08 Georgia v Scotland

SuperSport will broadcast the following matches 

30/08 France v Italy

31/08 Wales v Ireland

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