2019 Bermuda World Rugby Classic Underway

November 3, 2019

A total of 93 points were put on the board on the opening night of the 2019 World Rugby Classic at the National Sports Center.

Italy 23  – Canada 22

A last minute penalty saw Ramiro Pez connect from a distance to earn Italy a semi-final spot as they defeated Canada by a score of 23 – 22.

Italy earned a 10 – 0 lead, before Canada was able to come back and take a 19 – 17 lead, however Italy kicked a penalty and with Pez connecting he made the score 20 – 19. Then a penalty from Canada’s Derek Daypuck put Canada back in front 22 – 20, but Pez would have the last say.

Italy got two tries from Davide Giazzon, while Pez went over for a score as well, Pez kicked two conversions and three penalties. Canada got tries from John Moonlight, Daypuck and Jared Stephens, with Daypuck kicking two conversions and the penalty.

Argentina 40 – France 8

The defending champions Argentina continued their winning ways at the National Sports Center with a 40 – 8 win over France.

Argentina got four tries from Gonzalo Taboada and he also added four conversions. Also scoring for Argentina was Bernardo Stortoni going over twice and Mauro Comuzzi adding the other, while Julien Saubade scored a try for France and Yannick Lafforgue kicked a penalty.

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