International round-up: South Korea stun Chile

Date published: November 20 2016

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South Korea pulled off an almighty comeback against Chile in Santiago, while Spain bounced back against Uruguay.

Chile 36-38 South Korea

Park Han Gyul produed a remarkable late hat-trick for South Korea to help seal a come-from-behind win over Chile at the Old Grangonian Club, with his three tries helping to flip a 36-7 deficit into a 38-36 victory.

Chile had raced into a 21-0 half-time lead thanks to tries from Nikola Bursic, Felipe Brangier and Tomás Ianiszewski.

A second score from Chile wing Ianiszewski after the break looked to have sealed the result before South Korea rallied, with Choi Kang San grabbing their first try.

Park's hat-trick along with a score from Choi Kang San made the score 36-31 to Chile before Lee Jae Bok grabbed the winning score with Chile down to 14 men, converted by Ryu Jae Hyuk.

This was South Korea's first Test win since April 2015, ending a losing run of seven matches.

Spain 33-16 Uruguay

Spain recovered from last weekend's defeat to Tonga by comfortably winning against Uruguay on Saturday, with Pierre Barthere scoring two tries.

The home side led 18-9 at the break in Malaga thanks to the boot of full-back Brad Linklater and those two tries from Barthere, with Uruguay's Jerónimo Etcheverry keeping Uruguay in the game with three penalties.

Linklater's boot kept Spain out in front, with Jordi Jorbá's try then putting the game out of reach for los Teros, Linklater converting to make it 28-9 to Spain.

Ignacio Contardi's try added to Spain's tally, with Uruguay grabbing a late consolation score through Santiago Arata, before Linklater put the seal on the win with another penalty.

Other international results:

Switzerland 10-28 Portugal
Netherlands 44-17 Moldova
Zimbabwe 38-11 Papua New Guinea
Paraguay 39-27 Colombia
Germany 16-6 Brazil
Hong Kong 0-27 Russia

Photo credit: Rugbiers

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