All teams are still in the medal hunt although today will be make or break for some!
With the Mens Open team having drawn 2 games yesterday (which they would have hoped to have won) against England (5-5) and against the Cook Islands (4-4), they have it all to play for today with games against Scotland this morning and the two biggies in New Zealand and Australia this afternoon.
In what will be expected to be an elimination game before the Semi Finals, they will take on Japan on Saturday morning. The Japanese are surprisingly competitive and are currently unbeaten, although they too still need to face New Zealand, Australia and England.
Two Capetonians in the Open Team, James Plimsoll and Stewart Black have got a Blog going and you can catch up with news directly from Scotland on http://suchistouch.com/
The Womens Open are currently top of their pool, but will probably be disappointed with their 4-4 draw with Wales yesterday…
In other news, the much fancied Mens Over 35’s with SA Touch Stalwarts Garth Macintosh and Stewart White attending their 5th World Cups, had a mixed day on Thursday beating England 4-3 and losing to Australia 3-9.
The Mens 30’s also had a disappointing day losing to Fiji 4-5 and England 3-4 on either side of a 10-4 win over Japan.
The Senior Mixed side are also still in with a chance of a medal, but must beat England and the USA today to stay in the running.
Finally, the Mixed Open Team is having a great tournament, only having lost to Australia and their hopes of a medal are firmly still intact. Ashwell (Goofy) Gordon is currently one of the leading Try Scorers of the section with 12, just 3 behind Australian Sarah Peattie.
The World Cup ends on Sunday… For up to date results go to http://www.touchworldcup2011.co.uk/fixtures-results/