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International Round Up | Final Autumn Nations Series tests

Gloucester Rugby was well represented by 18 players in both the men’s and women’s international fixtures last weekend.

England

Jonny May helped England avenge their 2019 World Cup final loss by beating South Africa 27-26 at Twickenham on Saturday. The winger beat five defenders, the most anyone beat in the game, and rounds off England’s campaign with three wins from three games.

Wales

Rees-Zammit started on the wing in Wales’ 29-28 victory over Australia but picked up an injury early on which forced him off the field sooner than he would have liked.  

Scotland

Chris Harris was awarded man of the match in Scotland’s 29-20 over Japan. The Scots finish their Autumn campaign on a high after three wins from four games and will have some good confidence heading into the Six Nations.

Argentina

Argentina were defeated 53-7 by Ireland and Santiago Carreras’ side weren’t helped by the fact that they were down to 14 men after Lavanini was red carded. Carreras played at fly-half and put in another solid individual performance.

Georgia

Giorgi Kveseladze started at centre as Georgia drew 15-15 against Fiji. Kveseladze had a great game and made 14 tackles, beat three defenders in attack and pulled the strings in the midfield.

Women’s

England

Zoe Aldcroft led the Red Roses to an 89-0 victory over the USA at Sixways Stadium on Sunday. Getting over for a try, the result rounded off a big week for Aldcroft who was nominated for World Rugby Player of the Year, celebrated her 25th birthday and captained the side for the first time.

Connie Powell came on off the bench to make her debut and put in a great performance, getting over for a try. 

Wales

Gloucester-Hartpury had seven players picked for Wales as they slipped to a 24-7 defeat to Canada. Cerys Hale, Bethan Lewis, Kerin Lake, Hannah Jones, Cara Hope and Robyn Wilkins had all been selected to play. 

USA

Gloucester-Hartpury had three players play for the USA as they were beaten by England. Kristine Sommer started at No.8, Amy Talei Bonte at centre with Maya Learned playing her role from the bench.

Ireland

Anna Caplice started for Ireland as they defeated Japan 15-12 in a close fought victory at the RDS.

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