North vs South, The Rugby Union Version

The second weekend of the Southern Hemisphere national teams tour in Europe just now, and here are the best photos from today’s action, with most of the focus going to New Zealand’s crushing of the Scotts and England’s soon to be famous win over Australia.

Carizza Flying in Verona While the Pumas Soar in Verona

Argentina kicked off their 2010 tour with a win over Italy in a very hard fought match (as the picture shows), beating Italy 22-16 while holding in the final minutes with inferior numbers.

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Mils Muliaina Has it Easy

On a day in which Muliaina celebrated with All-Blacks captain Richie McCaw their 92nd cap (equalling the record), he scored two tries in New Zealand biggest win ever at Scotland, coming away with a 49-3 victory at Murrayfield.

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Hosea Gear – Unstoppable

Hosea Gear was probably the best player on the field this afternoon, also scoring a couple of tries, running all over Scotland’s players.

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Chris Ashton & England Power Through Wallabies

England got their second consecutive win over Australia, beating the Wallabies 35-18 at Twickenham. Chris Ashton scored two tries in a power-packed England performance, highlighted by Ben Youngs’ fantastic game and an overall tremendous team effort.

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Three Men not Enough to Stop Ashton

As we mentioned above, Ashton was superb, and just could not be stopped, no matter how many Aussies were chasing him.

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This Happened a lot Today

Toby Flood scored 25 points – 2 conversions and 7 penalties, a new record, breaking Wilkinson’s 22 points in a match against Australia in 2002.

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Rough, But Just Enough

Willem Alberts makes it, barely, scoring South Africa’s first try of the match against Wales. The World Champions survived a 20-9 deficit and denied the home side getting their second win ever over the Springboks. South Africa scraped a 29-25 victory.

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