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tal's place in the Super 12 semi-finals after a 27-27 draw with Northern Transvaal in Durban yesterday. Natal's three points from the match - two for the draw and one for their tally of four tries - was enough to join Auckland, Wellington and Australian Capital Territory in the knock- out stage.

Gareth Rees, the Wasps stand-off, scored 18 points as Canada beat the United States 53-14 in the opening match of the Pan Pacific Tournament in Vancouver yesterday. Rees' tally made him Canada's leading scorer.