South Africa demolished Italy in Padova, Scotland hammered Australia, the All Blacks suppressed Wales and Ireland held off a Pumas fightback.
In a break from the trend of the past two seasons, South Africa were tactically more astute than their opponents, avenging last year’s historic loss in Florence with a 35-6 victory against Italy in Padova.
A red card for Wallabies prop Sekope Kepu didn’t help matters as Scotland rang up their biggest win against Australia, courtesy of two tries from Milnerton High old boy Byron McGuigan.
Wales were characteristically brave, New Zealand were characteristically in control as they logged their 30th consecutive win against the Dragons.
Ireland streaked into an early lead and Argentina’s comeback ran out of time in a 28-19 reverse in Dublin.
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