It was Monday June 26th, 2017 Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand won the 35th America’s Cup defeating Oracle Team USA.
On Monday November 6th, 2017 after performing the HAKA, which New Zealand sports teams' perform before their International matches they would then run the USA team off the pitch much like they did to the USA in Sailing.
The USA Classic Eagles took the lead when Garret Peterson scored a Try and Maximo de Achaval added the Conversion, but the Classic All Black would get themselves back into the game when Tom Donnelly went over, but with the Conversion missed USA held a 7-5 lead.
Rhys Bennet would give New Zealand the lead with a Try and when Willie Walker kicked the Conversion the score would be 12-7. Achaval would kick a Penalty to pull USA within 2 making the score 12-10.
Brad Tauwhare would go over for a Try to extend the New Zealand lead to 17-10 and when Walker kicked the Conversion it increased the lead to 19-10. Achaval would kick a Penalty to get the USA within 6 points with the score 19-13.
Walker would they get a Try, which was followed by a Brendon Ward Try and Walker Conversion.
Italy 31 South Africa 17
Italy used a strong first half performance to defeat the defending World Rugby Classic Champions South Africa 31-17.
Italy jumped out to a 28 – 0 lead in the first half, before South Africa pulled a Try back, Italy would get Try’s from Andrea Barbieri, Ramiro Paz, Juan Sebastian Francesio and a Penalty Try went along with 4 Conversions from Rima Wakarua, while Tonderai Chavhanga scored the lone first half Try for South Africa.
In the second half South Africa would outscore Italy 12 – 3, but the hole was too deep to pull out of.