UKAF Rugby now know that they will play France in the Semi Finals of IDRC2019 after the French over came the challenge of the hosts Japan with a 19-3 victory.
In the final first round match New Zealand Defence Forces ended up with a convincing 47-35 win in a thrilling match against their fiercest rivals, Australia Defence Forces. The game was all square at half time, 14-14 but in a high scoring second half it was the Defence Blacks who secured the semi final spot against defending champions Fiji Defence Forces.
Other results on a busy day of defence rugby saw Tonga make they debut in the competition. Having had to forfeit their first round match, for arriving late, they played South Korea but lost out 33 - 38. The final game saw Georgia win through against Papua New Guinea 33 - 7.