Due to expected inclement weather on Saturday officials have brought the Finals of the World Rugby Class to Friday November 8th at the National Sports Center with a 7:15pm kick off.
USA Eagles 17 Lions 12
The USA Eagles picked up their first ever World Rugby Classic victory over the Lions 17 – 12 to advance to the Plate Final.
USA took the lead after dominating the opening 15 minutes when Matt Turner went over and Robbie Shaw kicked the Conversion making it 7 – 0. Shaw then kicked a Penalty to extend the USA lead to 10 – 0.
Gareth Bowen got the Lions on the board when he went over for a Try and he then kicked the Conversion making it 10 – 7. USA would go down the field and score yet another Try this time Miles Craigwell scored a Try and when Shaw kicked the Conversion they would lead 17 – 7.
The Lions would score a Try with 1 minute remaining when Bowen scored again, but they could not get on the board again with USA advancing.
MAIN DRAW SEMI-FINAL
Ireland Legends 7 South Africa 26
South Africa put on a display of strength as they defeated a spirited Ireland team 26-7. Bian Vermaak gave South Africa the lead when he scored a Try, Morgan Newman added a Try to double the lead and when Rheinhard Gerber kicked the Conversion it made the score 12 – 0.
South Africa would extend the lead to 19 – 0 minutes later when Danie Coetzee scored and Gerber kicked the Conversion, Wynand Oliver would score for South Africa and Gerber kicked the Conversion to make it 26 – 0, Ireland would get on the board when John Kelly went over for a Try and Simon Keogh kicked the Conversion making the final score 26 – 7.