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ANZ Stadium, Suva - Saturday 25 June 2016
KO: 15:00 HT: 3-3
15 Benito Masilevu 14 Savenaca Rawaca 13 Adriu Delai 12 Eroni Vasiteri 11 Patrick Osborne 10 Ben Volavola 9 Nemia Kenatale 8 Eremasi Radrodro 7 Mosese Voka 6 Naulia Dawai 5 Tevita Cavubati 4 Savenaca Tabakanalagi 3 Taniela Koroi 2 SUNIA KOTO (C) 1 Peni Ravai BENCH: 16 Viliame Veikoso 17 Campese Maáfu 18 Mesake Doge 19 Nemia Soqeta 20 Malakai Ravulo 21 Henry Seniloli 22 Seremaia Bai 23 Vereniki Goneva
SCORERS P: Volavola
15 Merab Kvirikashvili 14 Giorgi Pruidze 13 David Kacharava 12 Merab Sharikadze 11 Sandro Todua 10 Lasha Khmaladze 9 Giorgi Begadze 8 Beka Bitsadze 7 Giorgi Tkhilaishvili 6 SHALVA SUTIASHVILI (C) 5 Giorgi Nemsadze 4 Giorgi Chkhaidze 3 Irakli Mirtskhulava 2 Jaba Bregvadze 1 Karlen Asieshvili BENCH: 16 Shalva Mamukashvili 17 Zurab Zhvania 18 Nikoloz Khatiashvili 19 Nodar Cheishvili 20 Lasha Lomidze 21 Vazha Khutsishvili 22 Lasha Malaghuradze 23 Saba Shubitidze
SCORERS T: Khmaladze P: Kvirikashvili (3)
Referee: JP Doyle (RFU)
Estádio Monumental José Fierro, Tucumán - Saturday 25 June 2016
KO: 15:10 HT: 0-10
15 Joaquín Tuculet 14 Santiago Cordero 13 Matías Moroni 12 Jerónimo de la Fuente 11 Manuel Montero 10 Nicolás Sánchez 9 Tomás Cubelli 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro 2 AGUSTÍN CREEVY (C) 3 Ramiro Herrera 4 Guido Petti 5 Tomás Lavanini 6 Pablo Matera 7 Javier Ortega Desio 8 Facundo Isa BENCH: 16 Julián Montoya 17 Santiago García Botta 18 Enrique Pieretto 19 Tomás Lezana 20 Juan Manuel Leguizamón 21 Martín Landajo 22 Matías Orlando y 23 Lucas González Amorosino
15 Maxime Médard 14 Xavier Mignot 13 Gaël Fickou 12 Rémi Lamerat 11 Djibril Camara 10 François Trinh-Duc 9 Baptiste Serin 1 Jefferson Poirot 2 Rémi Bonfils 3 Uini Atonio 4 Julian le Devedec 5 YOANN MAESTRI (C) 6 Loann Goujon 7 Kevin Gourdon 8 Louis Picamoles BENCH: 16 Clément Maynadier 17 Lucas Pointud 18 Rabah Slimani 19 Paul Jedrasiak 20 Kélian Galletier 21 Sébastien Bézy 22 Jules Plisson 23 Julien Rey
SCORERS T: Bonneval, Lamerat, Goujon C: Serin (3) P: Serin (2)
Referee: Wayne Barnes (RFU)
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, PE - Saturday 25 June 2016
KO: 17:00 HT: 13-10
15 Willie le Roux 14 Ruan Combrinck 13 Lionel Mapoe 12 Damian de Allende 11 JP Pietersen 10 Elton Jantjies 9 Faf de Klerk 8 Warren Whiteley 7 Siya Kolisi 6 Francois Louw 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit 4 Eben Etzebeth 3 Frans Malherbe 2 ADRIAAN STRAUSS (C) 1 Tendai Mtawarira BENCH: 16 Bongi Mbonambi* 17 Steven Kitshoff* 18 Julian Redelinghuys 19 Franco Mostert 20 Jaco Kriel* 21 Rudy Paige 22 Morné Steyn 23 Lwazi Mvovo
SCORERS T: Pietersen C: Jantjies P: Jantjies (3), Combrinck le Roux
15 Tieran O’Halloran 14 Andrew Trimble 13 Luke Marshall12 Stuart Olding 11 Keith Earls 10 Paddy Jackson 9 Conor Murray 1 Jack McGrath 2 RORY BEST (C) 3 Mike Ross 4 Iain Henderson 5 Devin Toner 6 CJ Stander 7 Jordi Murphy 8 Jamie Heaslip BENCH: 16 Sean Cronin 17 Finley Bealham 18 Tadgh Furlong 19 Ultan Dillane 20 Rhys Ruddock 21 Eoin Reddan 22 Ian Madigan 23 Matt Healy
SCORERS T: Marshall C: Jackson P: Jackson (2)
Referee: Glen Jackson (NZRU)
Camp Nou, Barcelona - Saturday 25 June 2016
KO: 19:00 HT: tbc
Bonney Field, Sacramento - Saturday 25 June 2016
KO: 19:00 HT: 15-0
THE USA Eagles won their third consecutive international test at Bonney Field on Saturday in keeping Russia shut out, 25-0.
AJ MacGinty slotted five penalty goals and converted USA’s lone try in the victory, the seventh in seven matchups between the world superpowers. Todd Clever nearly had two tries of his own in his record-breaking 68th appearance in the Eagles kit, the final match of the Summer Series, but the Eagles overall were not as jubilant after earning a 'W.'
Both teams went into the match coming off of losses, with the Eagles one called penalty away from upsetting Tier One Italy and Russia suffering a heavy-handed defeat to Canada north of the border. If they wanted to start on the front foot, neither found it in the early goings of the first half.
Several knocks and penalties kept either team from pleasing the crowd at Bonney Field with "champagne" rugby, but the Eagles came out with territorial advantage more often than not. Cousins James King and Tony Lamborn proved instrumental in their second caps for the United States by winning ball in breakdowns and giving the team go-forward runs.
As much as penalties stemmed several American attacks from reaching the try line, the calls against Russia were the only infractions punished on the scoreboard. Lamborn played a neat one-two with centre Thretton Palamo in the 10th minute to draw a penalty, which was finally awarded after a few phases for MacGinty to slot his first three-point kick.
He doubled the advantage following a successive offside call against Russia four minutes later, and the Eagles pushed for a try. Te'o's run down the wing in the 16th minute turned into a knock, but Cam Dolan blocked an attempted clearance kick along the try line a minute later, forcing Russia into a shorter kick into touch. The lineout came to nothing, however, after the ball slipped out of James Hilterbrand's hands as he dove over the try line.
Shown by the score sheet, the Eagles' defence held Russia to zero points over 80 minutes and recovered from the offensive let downs like that in the 18th minute. MacGinty added penalty goals in the 28th and 36th minutes before one final attack set up his tee along the touch line. The fly half knocked the ball between the uprights with ease to send the teams into the half at 15-0.
Despite turnover ball benefitting both sides in open play, Russia's attacks were mostly kept to breakouts from captain Vasily Artemyev or kicks behind the rushing U.S. defence. It happened in the first minute of the second half, only for Artemyev's teammates to throw away possession with a longer kick into the try zone.
The scoring frustration continued through the 48th-minute yellow card to lock Andrei Garbuzov, as the Eagles failed to turn the man-advantage into points. Not long after the forward was released from the bin, Clever sent captain Blaine Scully away along the wing near Russia's 10. Scully took on substitute Alexey Shcherban with the dive over the try line, with the Russian coming out the victor, holding up the Eagle.
With the summer California heat taking its toll on two rugby teams vying for a win, Mitchell emptied the bench in the second half, with Langilangi Haupeakui, Harry Higgins, and Stephen Tomasin making their debuts. Haupeakui immediately threw his weight around on defence, and helped to set up a try-scoring play in the 65th minute with a brick-wall run through two defenders across the 22. MacGinty continued the attack with a dummy before offloading to Te'o on the inside. The starting wing fended one tackler and kept out of the reach of another to dive over for his third career try and a 23-0 score before MacGinty added the extras.
15 Will Holder 14 Mike Te’o 13 Thretton Palamo 12 Shalom Suniula 11 Blaine Scully 10 AJ MacGinty 9 Nate Augspurger 1 Titi Lamositele 2 James Hilterbrand 3 Chris Baumann 4 James King 5 Nate Brakeley 6 TODD CLEVER (C) 7 Tony Lamborn 8 Cam Dolan BENCH: 16 Joe Taufete’e 17 Ben Tarr 18 Angus MacLellan 19 Harry Higgins 20 Langi Haupeakui 21 Stephen Tomasin 22 Chad London 23 Luke Hume
SCORERS T: Te'o C: McGinty P: McGinty (6) | YC Garbuzov
15 Ramil Gaisin 14 Denis Simplikevich 13 Kirill Golosnitskiy 12 Dimitri Gerasimov 11 VASILI ARTEMIEV (C) 10 Yuri Kushnarev 9 Rushan Yagudin 1 Alexei Volkov 2 Evgeni Matveev 3 Evgeni Pronenko 4 Andrei Garbuzov 5 Denis Antonov 6 Viktor Gresev 7 Pavel Butenko 8 Anton Rudoi BENCH: 16 Nazir Gasanov 17 Azamat Bitiev 18 Vladimir Podrezov 19 Evgeni Elgin 20 Daniel Chegodaev 21 Alexei Shcherban 22 Evgeni Kolomiytsev 23 Anton Ryabov
Referee: Matt Carley (RFU)
Ajinomoto Stadium, Chōfu, Tokyo - Saturday 25 June 2016
KO: 19:20 HT: 13-9
15 Rikiya Matsuda 14 Male Sa’u 13 Tim Bennetts 12 HARUMICHI TATEKAWA (C) 11 Yasutaka Sasakura 10 Yu Tamura 9 Kaito Shigeno 1 Keita Inagaki 2 Shota Horie 3 Kensuke Hatakeyama 4 Hitoshi Ono 5 Naohiro Kotaki 6 Hendrik Tui 7 Shokei Kin 8 Amanaki Mafi BENCH: 16 Takeshi Kizu 17 Masataka Mikami 18 Shinnosuke Kakinaga 19 Kotaro Yatabe 20 Ryu Koliniasi Holani 21 Keisuke Uchida 22 Kosei Ono 23 Mifiposeti Paea
SCORERS T: Shigeno C: Tamura P: Tamura (3)
15 Stuart Hogg 14 Tommy Seymour 13 Matt Scott 12 Peter Horne 11 Sean Maitland 10 Ruaridh Jackson 9 HENRY PYRGOS (C) 1 Rory Sutherland 2 Stuart McInally 3 Moray Low 4 Richie Gray 5 Jonny Gray 6 Josh Strauss 7 John Barclay 8 Ryan Wilson BENCH: 16 Fraser Brown 17 Gordon Reid 18 Willem Nel 19 Tim Swinson 20 John Hardie 21 Greig Laidlaw 22 Huw Jones* 23 Sean Lamont
SCORERS P: Pyrgos (3), Laidlaw (4)
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin - Saturday 25 June 2016
KO: 19:35 HT: 18-6
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
NZ vs Wales Not long til KO in Dunedin. And they're on the field...
NZ vs Wales The anthems are all very grand today... & the haka to come yet
NZ vs Wales Ka mate seems even fiercer today...& Jamie Roberts does not look comfortable at all
NZ vs Wales In fact all the Welsh look nervous! Frenchman Jérôme Garcès hold the power today...
NZ 0-0 Wales 1m Beauden Barrett kicks off proceedings, kicked directly by Liam Williams & Julian Savea spills it
NZ 0-0 Wales 2m Welsh scrum is steady & they win free kick but it's kicked back over halfway so Wales start way back
NZ 0-0 Wales 3m A poor pass from Luke Charteris & opportunity lost but still in possession as are just over halfway
NZ 0-0 Wales 4m Wales only make it to halfway but Sam Kane pinged for playing man without ball, however...
NZ 0-0 Wales 4m ...Dan Biggar is off on other side getting checked after a knock
NZ 0-0 Wales 5m From attacking lineout, ABs infringe at breakdown & Biggar tees up the first penalty kick from wide on 22
NZ 0-3 Wales 6m It's an easy 3 after the Biggar-Dance & Wales are on the board early
NZ 0-3 Wales 7m From restart, Rhys Patchell kicks ball from own 22 & ABs kick it straight back - aerial football
NZ 0-3 Wales 8m Next time it's in ABs hands in own territory, Wales turn it over & they're outside the 22...
NZ 0-3 Wales 9m Ball heads to touch at 22 & Hallam Amos kicks it away into touch. ABs defensive scrum...
NZ 0-3 Wales 10m Good scrum from ABs & Aaron Smith clears ball away but Charteris knocks it on at breakdown; ABs scrum
NZ 0-3 Wales 11m From 10m, ABs scrum does well & they head into Welsh territory promptly
NZ 0-3 Wales 12m But the homeside mess it up in Welsh 22 so it's a defending scrum for Wales
NZ 0-3 Wales 13m Another steady scrum & Wales clear ABs back, but for how long?
NZ 0-3 Wales 14m Here they are again & a chip ahead from Barrett is touched down by Liam W but had advantage
NZ 0-3 Wales 15m Wales pinged for not rolling away & Barrett tees up for the penalty kick at uprights
NZ 3-3 Wales 16m No dancing from Barrett - just a straightforward kick & the All Blacks are on equal footing
NZ 3-3 Wales 17m However, Dane Coles is pinged at restart for protecting Kieran Read in air - penalty Wales...
NZ 3-6 Wales 18m ...& Biggar wastes no time in taking the lead again
NZ 3-6 Wales 19m From restart, ABs kick it into second gear & Ben Smith charges deep into Welsh 22 before shut down
NZ 3-6 Wales 20m Wales give away penalty in their own 22 & it's an ABs attacking scrum
NZ 3-6 Wales 21m Massive drive from homeside & Wales give away another penalty in their dangerzone...
NZ 3-6 Wales 22m 3 points would have been easy, but ABs want more & go for a scrum again...
NZ 3-6 Wales 22m It's not a pretty try as a in the corner from Ben Smith with Amos on top of him, but off to TMO
NZ 3-6 Wales 22m George Ayoub looks carefully at knee in touch & grounding - & it's just ball first
NZ 8-6 Wales 23m It's the first try for NZ - but not the last & the ABs are away...
NZ 8-6 Wales 24m But Barrett pulls the conversion wide so there's only 2 points in it for now
NZ 8-6 Wales 25m A lovely charge from George Moala from own 10m after good hands & he offloads heading to Welsh 22
NZ 8-6 Wales 26m Read can't cleanly take it but Welsh infringe & it's another penalty, outside the 22...
NZ 11-6 Wales 27m Barrett quickly adds another 3 as ABs just want to get on with it
NZ 11-6 Wales 28m ABs are directly up to the Welsh 22 following the restart, but turned just there...
NZ 11-6 Wales 29m Wales struggle to get it away but eventually do - but ABs are on a mission & charge back...
NZ 11-6 Wales 30m ...& Moala bundles over the tryline with Liam W all over him. TMO for 2 checks...
NZ 11-6 Wales 30m Ben Smith offload to Israel Dagg is onside; to grounding & ball is down but Moala has no control
NZ 11-6 Wales 30m Knock on black & it's no try - Wales defensive scrum on their tryline
NZ 11-6 Wales 31m Liam Williams taken off for blood injury - Scott Baldwin on & Wales have a huge job here to keep ABs out...
NZ 11-6 Wales 32m Immense defensive work from Wales & they do clear ABs right away from a strong scrum
NZ 11-6 Wales 33m But some poor kicking from first Webb & then Biggar & ABs quickly are all over the Welsh 22 again
NZ 16-6 Wales 34m Dagg carries well & this time Moala is not denied his try
NZ 18-6 Wales 35m And neither is Barrett off target as the ABs pull away steadily...
NZ 18-6 Wales 36m Wales have some work to do here, & they pull together & fight way into the ABs 22...
NZ 18-6 Wales 37m ...Slow & steady the Welsh work along the tryline while ABs are consistently offside to side of post
NZ 18-6 Wales 38m ABs warned that is yellow is imminent if they don't rein it in; Welsh 5m attacking scrum...
NZ 18-6 Wales 39m Liam W is back on; the setting takes an age & Wales have no go forward so have to take ball out wide...
NZ 18-6 Wales 40m Wales head in one direction then another; another 7 phases & on other side of posts...
NZ 18-6 Wales 40m ...Alun Wyn Jones passes badly...Hallam Amos fluffs it & Ben Smith steals and gets away...
NZ 18-6 Wales 40+1m Smith shut down but ABs off, another break for Moala but Savea can't do much but kick to touch
NZ 18-6 Wales HT T: Ben Smith, Moala C: Barrett P: Barrett (2) | P: Biggar (2)
NZ 18-6 Wales 40m Not convinced Wales can do much now other than accept a whitewash...ABs are into 3rd gear now
NZ 18-6 Wales 41m Homeside start 2nd half by racing up to the Welsh 22...pushed back but they go again out wide
NZ 18-6 Wales 42m Wales hand over penalty & ABs go without taking breath...charging like bulls til lose ball at breakdown
NZ 18-6 Wales 43m That possession doesn't last long for Wales as ABs are right back in the 22 & have 5m scrum
NZ 23-6 Wales 44m Engage - ball out fast from Aaron Smith to Barrett who simply stretches out over tryline to score
NZ 25-6 Wales 45m Barrett converts his try & Wales have a small mountain to climb
NZ 25-6 Wales 46m Now is Wales' moment as Sam Kane is sent off for 10 minutes & have chance to take advantage...
NZ 25-6 Wales 47m Composure is now key for Wales as they steadily work their way towards the ABs 22...
NZ 25-6 Wales 47m Webb gets to the 22 & offloads but Liam W can't do anything with it & it's an ABs ball - again
NZ 25-6 Wales 48m Samson Lee & Aaron Jarvis on for Tomas Francis & Rob Evans in front row before ABs lineout
NZ 25-6 Wales 49m No lineout problems for ABs but Moala goes off injured - Waisake Naholo replaces him
NZ 25-6 Wales 50m From their defensive lineout, ABs head over halfway & Wales gift another penalty for Barrett to clear
NZ 25-6 Wales 51m Ball finds touch to give ABs a 22 lineout - Wales not making much of their man advantage
NZ 25-6 Wales 52m Luckily for Wales, poor kicking from Kiwis & Wales have lineout back up at own 10m
NZ 25-6 Wales 53m Wyatt Crockett & Ofa Tu'ungafasi (on debut) for Joe Moody & Charlie Faumuina
NZ 25-6 Wales 54m Scott Williams returns as Jamie Roberts is taken off while Wales barely make 10m from lineout
NZ 25-6 Wales 55m Lima Sopoaga replaces Ryan Crotty & Liam Squire (on debut) for Elliott Dixon as ABs have lineout on Welsh 22
NZ 30-6 Wales 57m Gareth Davies/Scott Baldwin for Webb/Ken Owens while ABs work their magic & it's Barrett again
NZ 32-6 Wales 58m Barrett converts his own try; Wales should have been panicking 20 minutes ago - need to now!
NZ 32-6 Wales 59m ABs can definitely claim to be in 4th gear now- they have at least 6 & don't look remotely tired
NZ 32-6 Wales 60m Wales having to defend whilst quite obviously tired as ABs gently head towards Welsh 22
NZ 32-6 Wales 61m Rhys Priestland & Jake Ball for Biggar & Charteris; carried away with ABs score tho - 32 not 302!
NZ 37-6 Wales 63m ABs not exerting themselves, but Coles dances over the tryline anyway for try no. #5
NZ 39-6 Wales 64m Barrett converts. Welsh are knackered - need to find 2nd wind they've not managed in 3 matches
NZ 39-6 Wales 65m Luke Romano (looking suspiciously like Chris Robshaw in anthems!) replaces Brodie Retallick
NZ 39-6 Wales 66m Wales finally make it over halfway but don't get far past the 10m against the Black Watch
NZ 39-6 Wales 68m Welsh being pushed from side to side but make no more than 10 yards before they're turned
NZ 39-6 Wales 69m Turned at breakdown outside ABs 22 & Dagg sprints to Welsh 22 before Liam W takes him down into touch
NZ 39-6 Wales 70m Welsh defending lineout on the 22 & they secure a scrum a little further back...
NZ 39-6 Wales 71m Ellis Jenkins replaces Sam Warburton as Wales give away another penalty setting up a 5m lineout in 22
NZ 39-6 Wales 72m ABs get on with it awfully quickly & Sopoaga is like lightning over the tryline - but...
NZ 39-6 Wales 72m Ref goes to TMO for a knock on - & he did. No try. Welsh 5m defending scrum...
NZ 39-6 Wales 73m But not before Tawera Kerr-Barlow & Codie Taylor on for Aaron Smith & Coles
NZ 39-6 Wales 74m Welsh scrum forces ABs back outside their 22 & they have another scrum
NZ 39-6 Wales 75m A good scrum & Wales clear back to ABs 22 - ABs however, bring it right back & near Welsh 22
NZ 39-6 Wales 76m Another defending scrum for Wales & they win penalty - ABs told to back off
NZ 39-6 Wales 77m Welsh scrum on halfway & they need to score to save some face here
NZ 39-6 Wales 78m Sad to hear commentators claim long season as Welsh excuse - same length as rest of N hemisphere
NZ 39-6 Wales 79m ABs , meanwhile, continue to toy with their prey & push them back almost up to halfway
NZ 39-6 Wales 80m The 80 minute hooter's gone as Wales have yet another scrum just on right side of halfway for them
NZ 39-6 Wales 80+1m Win the scrum but don't make any ground at all ...
NZ 39-6 Wales 80+2m Wales chip ahead but ABs get it & keep ball in play...Wales regain possession...but...
NZ 44-6 Wales 80+3m ...Kane turnover in own 22 - offloads to Dagg who just trots length of the pitch to score near posts
NZ 46-6 Wales 80+4m Barrett adds the extras & the All Blacks more than comfortably whitewash Wales
NZ 46-6 Wales FT Not sure the All Blacks even got into 5th gear today. Just masterful. Wales...well.
15 Israel Dagg 14 Ben Smith 13 George Moala 12 Ryan Crotty 10 Beauden Barrett 11 Julian Savea 9 Aaron Smith 1 Joe Moody 2 Dane Coles 3 Charlie Faumuina 4 Brodie Retallick 5 Samuel Whitelock 6 Elliot Dixon* 7 Sam Cane 8 KIERAN READ (C) BENCH: 16 Codie Taylor 17 Wyatt Crockett 18 Ofa Tu'ungafasi* 19 Luke Romano 20 Liam Squire* 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow 22 Lima Sopoaga 23 Waisake Naholo
SCORERS T: Ben Smith, Moala, Barrett (2), Coles, Dagg (2) C: Barrett (5) P: Barrett (2)
15 Rhys Patchell 14 Liam Williams 13 Jonathan Davies 12 Jamie Roberts 11 Hallam Amos 10 Dan Biggar 9 Rhys Webb 1 Rob Evans 2 Ken Owens 3 Tomas Francis 4 Luke Charteris 5 Alun Wyn Jones 6 Ross Moriarty 7 SAM WARBURTON (C) 8 Taulupe Faletau BENCH: 16 Scott Baldwin 17 Aaron Jarvis 18 Samson Lee 19 Jake Ball 20 Ellis Jenkins 21 Gareth Davies 22 Rhys Priestland 23 Scott Williams
SCORERS P: Biggar (2)
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (FFR)
Allianz Stadium, Sydney - Saturday 25 June 2016
KO: 20:00 HT: 18-17
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Wallabies vs England Aunty Marcia welcomes the teams to Sydney from the Aborigines after the teams are out
Wallabies vs England Boy child belts out God Save The Queen in a most American fashioned-accent!
Wallabies vs England Pretty lady with voice lower than Boy Child does the Australia Fair thing...
Wallabies vs England Our Nige is ref today at the Allianz Stadium; pitch looks v worn...
Wallabies 0-0 England 1m No faffing here - we're off in Sydney & England are on a mission to secure a whitewash
Wallabies 0-0 England 2m Aussies work excellently in defence from the outset & turn the English hard & fast
Wallabies 0-0 England 3m Definitely the best Aussie side so far - no holding back as they begin to build phases...
Wallabies 0-0 England 4m ...but England defence isn't so shabby either & they turn the Aussies - Jack Nowell's off
Wallabies 0-0 England 5m England make it into the Aussie 22 & Owen Farrell has a plan, thwarted by Bernard Foley
Wallabies 0-0 England 5m Aussies clear England way back, over halfway but he visitors aren't backwards at coming forward!
Wallabies 0-0 England 6m The pace is ridiculous already, & Aussies have the first scrum just inside own half #Rugby
Wallabies 0-0 England 7m Stephen Moore is the culprit as penalty handed to England; England scrum on 10m
Wallabies 0-0 England 7m England scrum falters as Aussie get free kick for poor binding; clear over halfway
Wallabies 0-0 England 8m Will Skelton pinged at breakdown & England are up to the Aussie 22 already...
Wallabies 0-0 England 9m Aussies manage to turn the English just inches from tryline at breakdown & clear
Wallabies 0-0 England 10m But in no time, England are bulldozing back thru the 22 & at 9th phase already...
Wallabies 0-5 England 11m ...fantastic hands from England & Dan Cole nips over the tryline just to the side of uprights
Wallabies 0-7 England 12m Aussies are going to be exhausted with this pace & fierceness; Faz adds extras of course
Wallabies 0-7 England 13m Superb response from Wallabies and Foley flies over the tryline to score!
Wallabies 0-7 England 13m But Ben Skeen the TMO has a firm look at the knock on near halfway...
Wallabies 5-7 England 13m The ball goes forward off Maro Itoje so the try is good
Wallabies 7-7 England 14m Foley converts his try & it's all square at Allianz already
Wallabies 7-7 England 15m This is going to be a fun match - but don't blink coz you'll miss something!
Wallabies 7-7 England 16m It's Aussies back in possession & steadily working their way back into England territory
Wallabies 7-7 England 17m England defence being sorely tested & Aussies almost over again but for gold knock on back at 22
Wallabies 7-7 England 18m England defensive scrum - it holds & they retain possession but it's messy...
Wallabies 7-7 England 19m Ben Youngs just kicks it away but it goes no distance & it's a gold lineout just inside 22
Wallabies 7-7 England 20m Aussies finally playing their game that we're used to seeing as lineout is good & work it well
Wallabies 7-7 England 21m England defence isn't great as Aussies come from one touchline almost to other &...
Wallabies 12-7 England 21m ...Dane Haylett-Petty gets his first international try that's been threatening all series
Wallabies 12-7 England 22m Foley misses conversion; full 180 from me - England need to watch out; Aussies playing rugby!
Wallabies 12-7 England 23m England respond well & are back in the Aussie 22 already
Wallabies 12-7 England 24m Time off for some fixing & patching before England have a 22 scrum
Wallabies 12-7 England 25m Scrum collapses & England have the penalty, so Faz tees up just inside 22 & quite wide
Wallabies 12-10 England 26m Faz miss - I don't think so! But as is often the case, win 3...gift penalty immediately
Wallabies 12-10 England 27m From restart that's exactly what England does - pinged for not releasing inside their 22
Wallabies 15-10 England 28m Foley may not have as high kick rate as Faz, but he's not missing this from here - 3 pts
Wallabies 15-10 England 29m Anthony Watson gets under the high ball; Skelton's close behind & both go down
Wallabies 15-10 England 28m Time off as tackle is checked & it's just a penalty for bringing Watson down
Wallabies 15-10 England 29m England kick to touch for an attacking lineout & it goes well as England edge forward over 22
Wallabies 15-10 England 29m But great defence from Aussies & they turn the ball; England back at halfway
Wallabies 15-10 England 29m Watson collects offload & chips overhead for Mike Brown to catch & sprint...
Wallabies 15-15 England 30m Tevita Kuridrani tries to halt Brown's momentum as he goes down at tryline but slides over
Wallabies 15-17 England 31m It's a most effective try for England to equalise, & Faz adds the conversion
Wallabies 15-17 England 32m Fierce work from both sides after Courtney Lawes tactically replaces Teimana Harrison
Wallabies 15-17 England 33m Cole rightly wrist slapped by Nige for extracting the Michael too late - penalty Gold
Wallabies 15-17 England 34m But Foley misses the opportunity to take the lead again but missing the kick
Wallabies 15-17 England 35m Battle of breakdown is being won by both or neither depending on how you look at it-pretty even
Wallabies 15-17 England 36m Scrum is won by Gold & they're are into the England half; England have rejigged positions
Wallabies 15-17 England 37m Finally Nick Phipps is beaten at breakdown & George Ford can clear Aussies away from his 22
Wallabies 15-17 England 38m Aussie lineout back up at England's 10m but England manage to steal possession soon after
Wallabies 15-17 England 39m England make it almost to the Aussie 22 but Youngs' offload to Chris Robshaw is forward
Wallabies 15-17 England 39m Time off again as Nige has a water break (& other stuff obviously!) Gold scrum...
Wallabies 15-17 England 40m Defending scrum is just outside 22 & Gold hands steadily carry up to halfway as siren sounds
Wallabies 15-17 England 41m 10th phase takes Aussies into the England 22 & they are determined & looking good
Wallabies 15-17 England 40+2m Aussies have advantage from Itoje as play continues & Izzy Folau almost in...
Wallabies 15-17 England 40+2m ...but Nowell halts Folau in his tracks just a metre short - whistle goes for penalty
Wallabies 18-17 England 40+3m It's not a hard kick & this time Foley finds his mark to take lead into the HT break
Wallabies 18-17 England HT T: Foley, Haylett-Petty C: Foley P: Foley (2) | T: Cole, Brown C: Farrell (2) P: Farrell
Wallabies 18-17 England HT Well this is more like it - excellent spectacle from both sides & so well matched
Wallabies 18-17 England 40m Adam Coleman makes his debut in 2nd half as Rob Simmons stays off injured
Wallabies 18-17 England 41m Aussies in possession from KO & work way over halfway to England 10m
Wallabies 18-17 England 42m But they're proficiently turned & England can take play back over halfway...
Wallabies 18-17 England 42m ...it's a high kick which bounces back into England hands off camera rail above...
Wallabies 18-17 England 42m Ball finds touch inside the Aussie 22 but it's a Gold defensive lineout
Wallabies 18-17 England 43m It's stolen by England & Robbo carries it with verve over the tryline...but held up
Wallabies 18-22 England 44m The 5m scrum is most excellent for England as Billy Vunipola powers over for the try
Wallabies 18-22 England 45m But Faz will be kicking himself for missing that conversion poorly
Wallabies 18-22 England 46m The restart starts well for Aussies who secure a lineout, but...
Wallabies 18-22 England 47m ...England nick it yet again & the penalty goes to the visitors too
Wallabies 18-25 England 48m From the 10m, Faz doesn't want to miss again - & this time he's spot on
Wallabies 18-25 England 49m The Aussies aren't lying down of course & they bulldoze thru the England defence into 22
Wallabies 18-25 England 50m Youngs halts Coleman's advance but penalty for Gold & it's an Aussie 5m scrum
Wallabies 18-25 England 50m Great work from Gold & Michael Hooper slips thru & stretches for the whitewash
Wallabies 18-25 England 51m Nige halts proceedings to check any reason not to award try...well...
Wallabies 23-25 England 51m ...from one angle it looked short & held back by Lawes, but from another - try Australia
Wallabies 25-25 England 52m This time, Foley doesn't miss & it's all square again in Sydney! Nail-biting stuff!
Wallabies 25-25 England 53m Restart gives the Aussies a defending scrum on the 22 - but not quite to plan
Wallabies 25-25 England 54m Scrum reverts to England on the 22 as Danny Care & Jack Clifford on for Youngs & Robbo
Wallabies 25-25 England 54m The Aussies are pinged at scrum & it's a penalty to England on the Aussie 22
Wallabies 25-28 England 55m Faz does his magic and perfectly splices the uprights to take the lead again
Wallabies 25-28 England 56m Gold do well to retain restart ball & they're almost at England's 22 with 11 phases...
Wallabies 30-28 England 57m Oh England! Beautiful dummy & offload to Folau who runs in for an unhindered easy try
Wallabies 30-28 England 58m Such lovely work from Australia-& such a deserved try. Eddie's probably fuming at England
Wallabies 32-28 England 59m And a sublime kick from Foley curls in perfectly to add the conversion
Wallabies 32-28 England 60m Wycliff Palu & Scott Sio on for Skelton & James Slipper
Wallabies 32-28 England 60m Scott Fardy plays ball on ground & gifts Faz another penalty
Wallabies 32-31 England 61m Faz has no issues with taking England within 2 points & Joe Launchbury on fro George Kruis
Wallabies 32-31 England 62m Aussies have England locked into the corner in their 22 - until they hand over penalty
Wallabies 32-31 England 63m Aussie ball in own half from Faz's clear gets turned & possession back with England
Wallabies 32-31 England 63m Watson sprints down the touchline but Foley bundles him into touch short...
Wallabies 32-31 England 64m Captains off with Tatafu Polota-Nau for Moore & Jamie George for Hartley
Wallabies 32-31 England 65m Aussies in defence mode in own 22 & try to clear England back but visitors have a plan
Wallabies 32-31 England 66m Ball shoots wide to Brownie who's stopped- comes back this side & forced recycling on tryline
Wallabies 32-36 England 66m Care spins it out to George - comes off his foot over tryline & he scores!
Wallabies 32-36 England 67m Oh Phipps screwed up there again giving England every opportunity & they took it
Wallabies 32-38 England 67m Faz adds the extras & now there's 6 points in it...
Wallabies 32-38 England 68m Restart isn't so great for Gold as another penalty is gifted to England...
Wallabies 32-38 England 69m It's Sio who's the guilty party & now captain Hooper is spoken to by Nige
Wallabies 32-41 England 70m Meanwhile, Faz kicks over a monster penalty from out wide up by 10m...
Wallabies 32-41 England 71m but England screw up immediately & hand over an easy 3 to Australia...
Wallabies 35-41 England 71m Foley pops over the 3 & are back within a score
Wallabies 35-41 England 72m Earlier, Leali'ifano & Naiyaravoro for Toomua & Horne; Paul Hill for Cole
Wallabies 35-41 England 73m Gold turn over at crucial time in England's half & have such a chance here...
Wallabies 35-41 England 74m England fight the fight & push Australia way back over half way...5 minutes to go!
Wallabies 35-41 England 75m Aussies come back at them & it's a Gold lineout on halfway which is good...
Wallabies 35-41 England 76m England defence holds firm & play is suddenly back in Aussie territory - this is furious!
Wallabies 35-41 England 77m Elliott Daly on for Billy V; England attacking lineout at Aussie 10m...
Wallabies 35-41 England 77m Good lineout & forced to far side but still in possession inside 10m; not fast but controlled
Wallabies 35-41 England 78m breakdown is fierce outside Aussie 22 - Hooper is pinged hard for interfering - Cheika unhappy!
Wallabies 35-44 England 79m Faz's penalty is perfect & England have whitewashed the series! That's history in the making
Wallabies 35-44 England 80m Matt Mullan replaces monster prop Mako V as Aussie fans leave in drives already
Wallabies 35-44 England 80+1m Aussie scrum is good & they leap into England half & into 22 as #Swing Low' rings out
Wallabies 40-44 England 80+3m Determined Australia aren't going quietly & Taqele Naiyaravoro slips over in the corner
Wallabies 40-44 England 80+4m Foley prepares his kick from almost touch to tune of Swing Low & misses but no matter
Wallabies 40-44 England 80+4m England ship 40 points but still win. What a match. Anyone else exhausted?!
Wallabies 40-44 England FT England win the Cook Cup, the series, and make history in Australia. Bravo Eddie Jones!
Wallabies 40-44 England FT Well deserved Cook Cup presentation to come retained for 3rd time, but not since 2003 away
Wallabies 40-44 England FT So this is mostly the team that bombed at the World Cup. Jones has worked wonders
Wallabies 40-44 England FT Great fight put up in this match from @QantasWallabies too - hard fought delightful rugby!
Wallabies 40-44 England FT Huge congratulations to @EnglandRugby Eddie, Gussy, Borthers & the team! Party hard boys!
15 Israel Folau 14 Dane Haylett-Petty 13 Tevita Kuridrani 12 Matt Toomua 11 Rob Horne (VC) 10 Bernard Foley 9 Nick Phipps 1 James Slipper 2 STEPHEN MOORE (C) 3 Sekope Kepu 4 Will Skelton 5 Rob Simmons 6 Scott Fardy 7 Michael Hooper (VC) 8 Sean McMahon - Rebels (8 Tests) BENCH: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau 17 Scott Sio 18 Greg Holmes 19 Adam Coleman* 20 Wycliff Palu 21 Nick Frisby 22 Christian Leali'ifano 23 Taqele Naiyaravoro
SCORERS T: Foley, Haylett-Petty, Hooper, Folau, Naiyaravoro C: Foley (3) P: Foley (3)
15 Mike Brown 14 Anthony Watson 13 Jonathan Joseph 12 Owen Farrell 11 Jack Nowell 10 George Ford 9 Ben Youngs 1 Mako Vunipola 2 DYLAN HARTLEY (C) 3 Dan Cole 4 Maro Itoje 5 George Kruis 6 Chris Robshaw 7 Teimana Harrison 8 Billy Vunipola BENCH: 16 Jamie George 17 Matt Mullan 18 Paul Hill 9 Joe Launchbury 20 Courtney Lawes 21 Jack Clifford 22 Danny Care 23 Elliot Daly
SCORERS T: Cole, Brown, Billy Vunipola, George C: Farrell (3) P: Farrell (6)
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)
BMO Field, Toronto - Sunday 26 June 2016
KO: 12:00 HT: 9-9
15 Matt Evans 14 Dan Moor 13 Ciaran Hearn 12 Nick Blevins 11 Taylor Paris 10 Patrick Parfrey 9 Gordon McRorie 1 Djustice Sears-Duru 2 Ray Barkwill 3 Jake Ilnicki 4 JAMIE CUDMORE (C) 5 Evan Olmstead 6 Kyle Baillie 7 Lucas Rumball 8 Aaron Carpenter BENCH: 16 Eric Howard 17 Tom Dolezel 18 Matt Tierney 19 Paul Ciulini 20 Matt Heaton 21 Jamie Mackenzie 22 Liam Underwood 23 Brock Staller
SCORERS P: McRorie (6) Herns
15 David Odiete 14 Angelo Esposito 13 Michele Campagnaro 12 Tommaso Boni* 11 Giovanbattista Venditti 10 Tommaso Allan 9 EDOARDO GORI (C)* 1 Andrea Lovotti 2 Ornel Gega 3 Lorenzo Cittadini 4 Quintin Geldenhuys 6 Maxime Mbanda’ 5 Marco Fuser 7 Simone Favaro 8 Andries Van Schalkwyk BENCH: 16 Tommaso D’Apice 17 Sami Panico 18 Pietro Ceccarelli 19 Sebastian Negri Da Oleggio 20 Jacopo Sarto 21 Guglielmo Palazzani 22 Carlo Canna 23 Giulio Bisegni
SCORERS T: Gega P: Allan (4), Canna Canna
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz (FFR)
FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton - Tuesday 14 June 2016
KO: 18:35 HT: 21-0
THE Chiefs produced an excellent performance to record a memorable 40-7 win over Wales at FMG Stadium Waikato in what was the first ever international fixture for the Hamilton-based club, despite being under-strength.
From the outset the Chiefs looked fired up for the unique one off fixture, with their first ever pre-game haka setting the scene, before a sharp 80 minutes of rugby resulted in what turned out to be a comfortable six tries to one victory in front of a huge and vocal home crowd.
A lineout steal from Chiefs debutant Mitchell Brown thrust the home side onto attack with captain Stephen Donald taking the line on and making a half break before offloading to Brad Weber and the halfback raced away for the first points of the match. Donald made no mistake with the conversion from in front for a 7-0 lead in as many minutes.
Wales responded by patiently working their way deep into Chiefs territory and, on the back of several dominant scrums, went desperately close to scoring before flanker Lachlan Boshier managed to win a ruck penalty which cleared the danger.
As the clock ticked past 30 minutes the Gallagher Chiefs won a penalty on halfway which led to 17 phases of threatening attack before Number 8 Tom Sanders eventually breached the Welsh line, barging his way over to score right under the posts. Donald converted again to make it 14-0.
A third attempt was adjudged to have been held up over the line, but the pressure did not stop there, and from the five metre scrum the ball was shifted side to side before lock Dominic Bird produced a brilliant run from 10 metres out to get his way over the line through several defenders. Donald nailed his third conversion of the night to take the lead out to 21-0.
There was a late flurry of action from Wales but some staunch Chiefs defence kept the visitors scoreless as the teams went into the break.
Wales came out fired up to start the second half and spent almost 10 minutes camped inside the host’s 22, but some outstanding defence from the Chiefs repelled wave after wave of attack, but eventually the defence could only hold for so long with Welsh replacement front rower Kristian Dacey eventually going over in the 55th minute at the end of a strong lineout maul. First five Rhys Priestland added the extras.
After over a quarter of the match stuck in their own half, the Chiefs were finally able to get their hands on the ball and shift downfield with a break from fullback James Lowe. A couple of minutes later, replacement Taleni Seu picked up a loose ball and broke through two Welsh defenders with Lowe on hand to receive the final pass for the Chiefs fourth try. Donald made it four from four with another conversion before being replaced with just over 10 minutes remaining, leaving the field to a huge ovation.
Wales continued to throw everything at the Chiefs when they had possession, but some fresh legs off the bench breathed new life into the defensive effort of the home side. A turnover on halfway then led to another Chiefs raid into Welsh territory with Seu breaking down the sideline and chipping ahead for winger Toni Pulu who won the race to the ball for a brilliant try in the right hand corner.
There was time for one more try with two minutes remaining when Lienert-Brown placed a perfectly weighted chip over the defensive line for replacement Sam McNicol to burst onto and once he gathered the ball in he had a clear run to the line. A rare conversion from James Lowe brought up 40 points for the Gallagher Chiefs and completed a comprehensive victory.
15 James Lowe 14 Toni Pulu 13 Anton Lienert-Brown 12 Andrew Horrell 11 Sam Vaka 10 STEPHEN DONALD (C) 9 Brad Weber 1 Mitchell Graham 2 Rhys Marshall 3 Hiroshi Yamashita 4 Dominic Bird 5 Michael Allardice 6 Mitchell Brown 7 Lachlan Boshier 8 Tom Sanders BENCH: 16 Hika Elliot 17 Siegfried Fisi’ihoi 18 Atu Moli 19 Taleni Seu 20 Tevita Koloamatangi 21 Kayne Hammington 22 Sam McNicol 23 Latu Vaeno
SCORERS T: Weber, Sanders, Bird, Lowe, Pulu, McNicol C: Donald (4), Lowe
15 Matthew Morgan 14 Eli Walker 13 Tyler Morgan 12 Scott Williams 11 Tom James 10 Rhys Priestland 9 Gareth Davies 1 Rob Evans 2 Scott Baldwin 3 Tomas Francis 4 Jake Ball 5 LUKE CHARTERIS (C) 6 Josh Turnbull 7 Ellis Jenkins 8 James King BENCH: 16 Kristian Dacey 17 Aaron Jarvis 18 Rhodri Jones 19 Bradley Davies 20 Taulupe Faletau 21 Aled Davies 22 Gareth Anscombe 23 Rhys Patchell
SCORERS T: Dacey C: Priestland
Referee: Mike Fraser (NZRU)
Outeniqua Park, George - Friday 17 June 2016
KO: 19:10 HT: 12-8
Springboks A 12-8 England Saxons HT T: du Preez, Petersen C: Brummer | T: Taylor P: Cipriani
15 Leolin Zas 14 Sergeal Petersen 13 Francois Venter (VC) 12 Lukhanyo Am 11 Courtnall Skosan 10 Francois Brummer 9 Piet van Zyl 1 Thomas du Toit 2 Malcolm Marx 3 Marcel van der Merwe 4 Jason Jenkins 5 RG Snyman 6 Jean-Luc du Preez 7 OUPA MOHOJE (C) 8 Arno Botha BENCH: 16 Edgar Marutlulle 17 Coenie Oosthuizen 18 Lizo Gqoboka 19 JD Schickerling 20 Nizaam Carr 21 Ntando Kebe 22 Howard Mnisi 23 Travis Ismaiel
SCORERS T: du Preez, Petersen (2), Venter C: Brummer (2), Zas
15 Mike Haley 14 Semesa Rokoduguni† 13 Nick Tompkins 12 Ollie Devoto† 11 Christian Wade† 10 Danny Cipriani† 9 Dan Robson 1 Alec Hepburn 2 Tommy Taylor† 3 Kieran Brookes† 4 DAVE ATTWOOD† (C) 5 Charlie Ewels 6 Dave Ewers 7 Matt Kvesic† 8 Donovan Armand BENCH: 16 George McGuigan 17 Ross Harrison 18 Jake Cooper-Woolley 19 Mitch Lees 20 Sam Jones 21 Micky Young 22 Sam Hill 23 Sam James
SCORERS T: Taylor (2), Kvesic, Wade C: Cipriani (3) P: Cipriani
Referee: Jaco van Heerden (SARU)
Estádio Zerão, Macapá - Saturday 18 June 2016
KO: 17:00 HT: 14-10
KENYA pulled off an 18-17 win away to Brazil in Macapa on Friday 17 June 2016. The hosts raced into an 11-0 lead after a quarter of an hour courtesy of Andre Arruda's unconverted try after a furious maul and two Leonardo Cecarelli penalties but the Simbas stayed in the hunt for victory, David Ambunya reacting quickest to the bounce off Isaac Adimo's restart to attack the space and score under the posts,Darwin Mukidza converting for an 11-7 score.
The match would remain close, Mukidza adding a penalty to bring the Simbas within a point of their hosts, scores 11-10 at this point but Brazil drew a penalty off a Kenyan infringement,Cecarelli successfully going for goal, taking a 14-10 lead into the breather.
Jerome Paarwater's half time pep time brought out the roar in the Simbas as they played with zeal, confidence and composure,managing to weather the storm even as they lost front row Moses Amusala to the sin bin.Mukidza would embark on one of his trademark runs after being played in by Edwin Achayo but lost the ball on the tackle as the Simbas pressured the Os Tupis Simeon Muniafu would go over from the rolling maul to see Kenya lead for the first time in this match, the scores 15-14 after 61 minutes before the Brazilians retook the lead with a penalty 12 minutes later courtesy of Cecarelli.
The Simbas were on the ropes but managed to ride the storm before Mukidza slotted home the all important penalty goal to secure the result.
15 Daniel Sancery 14 Robert Tenório 13 Felipe Sancery 12 Laurent Bourda-Couhet 11 Guilherme Coghetto 10 Leonardo Ceccarelli 9 Beukes Cremer 1 Lucas Abud 2 Wilton Rebolo 3 Caique Silva 4 Cléber Dias 5 Luiz Vieira 6 André Arruda 7 JOÃO LUIZ DA ROS (C) 8 Nick Smith BENCH: 16 Luan Almeida 17 Jonatas Paulo 18 Alexandre Alves 19 Matheus Wolf 20 Mark Jackson 21 Matheus Cruz 22 Luan Soares 23 Matheus Estrela
SCORERS T: Arruda P: Ceccarelli (4)
15 Vincent Mose 14 Darwin Mukidza 13 David Ambunya 12 Nick Barasa 11 Dennis Muhanji 10 Isaac Adimo 9 Edwin Achayo 1 Moses Amusala 2 Sammy Warui 3 Curtis Lilako 4 Simeon Muniafu 5 Oliver Mang'eni 6 Mike Okombe 7 Tony Owuor 8 BRIAN NYIKULI (C) BENCH: 16 Peter Karia 17 Joseph Kang'ethe 18 James Kang'ethe 19 Eric Kerre 20Dan Sikuta 21 Samson Onsomu 22 Nato Simiyu 23 Tony Onyango
SCORERS T: Ambunya, Muniafa C: Mukidza P: Mukidza (2)
Referee: Alejandro Longres (URU)
ANZ National Stadium, Suva - Saturday 18 June 2016
KO: 12:00 HT: 10-13
GEORGIA claimed an emphatic 23-20 victory over Tonga after they scored a converted try deep into injury time at ANZ National Stadium in Suva on Saturday.
The visitors' outside centre David Kacharava crossed the whitewash on two occasions to help his side secure a rewarding win.
Both sides dotted down twice with tries for Tonga coming via Viliame Iongi and replacement forward Sione Angaelangi, while midfielder Kacharava scored both of Georgia's tries.
Full-back Merab Kvirikashvili's kicking accuracy saw him convert both tries in addition to three penalty conversions which took his account to 13 points.
The visitors fought back in excellent fashion as they overpowered and outmuscled their opponents in some facets of the game. The Tonga pack, however, were matched by a clinical defensive effort from Georgia, who sealed the win with Kacharava's late score.
15 Tevita Halaifonua 14 Otulea Katoa 13 Apakuki Ma’afu 12 Latiume Fosita 11 Viliame Iongi 10 Kali Hala 9 Tane Takulua 1 Eddie Aholelei 2 Elvis Taione 3 Sione Faletau 4 Uili Kolo’ofa’I 5 Dan Faleafa 6 NILI LATU (C) 7 Jack Ram 8 Sione Tau BENCH: 16 Sosefo Sakalia 17 Sione Angaelangi 18 Sila Puafisi 19 Opeti Fonua 20 Steve Mafi 21 Wayne Ngaluafe 22 Viliami Hakalo 23 Daniel Kilioni
SCORERS T: Iongi, Angaelangi C: Takulua, Fosita P: Takulua
15 Merab Kvirikashvili 14 Tamaz Mchedlidze 13 David Kacharava 12 Merab Sharikadze 11 Sandro Todua 10 Lasha Khmaladze 9 Giorgi Begadze 1 Zurab Zhvania 2 Jaba Bregvadze 3 Anton Peikrishvili 4 Giorgi Chkhaidze 5 Giorgi Nemsadze 6 SHALVA SUTIASHVILI (C) 7 Giorgi Tkhilaishvili 8 Beka Bitsadze BENCH: 16 Shalva Mamukashvili 17 Karlen Asieshvili 18 Mirtskhulashvili 19 Nodar Cheishvili 20 Lasha Lomidze 21 Vazha Khutsishvili 22 Lasha Malaghuradze 23 Giorgi Pruidze
SCORERS T: Kacharava (2) C: Kvirikashvili (2) P: Kvirikashvili (3)
Referee: Nick Briant (NZRU)
Calgary Rugby Park, Calgary - Saturday 18 June 2016
KO: 15:00 HT: 26-7
CANADA ran in six tries as they convincingly beat Russia 46-21 at the Calgary Rugby Park Saturday afternoon in their second RISEAsOne Summer Series test match.
Gordon McRorie scored 26 points, including two tries, while Taylor Paris, Pat Parfrey, Jordan Wilson-Ross and Matt Evans also touched down in an impressive performance by Mark Anscombe’s men. McRorie also became just the eighth man in Canadian rugby to score 100 test points.
Canada came flying out of the blocks as McRorie touched down under the sticks four minutes in after fellow Albertan Mozac Samson had blasted through the Russian line.
It was quickly 12-0 as Paris dove over in the corner after a driving maul from a lineout before it was Evans’ turn to get on the scoresheet as the Cornish Pirate was the beneficiary of some hard line running by Paris and Samson.
Canada picked up their fourth try of the game in the 24th minute as Evans’ miss-pass out wide bounced off the grass into the waiting arms of Parfrey who breezed over for his second test try. McRorie’s conversion gave Canada a commanding 26-0 lead.
Russia found their way into the try zone in the 31st minute when prop Innokentiy Zykov powered over with Yury Kushnarev converting to cut the lead to 26-7 at the break.
A McRorie penalty in the 43rd minute pushed Canada’s lead to 29-7 before he linked up with Djustice Sears-Duru out wide on a quick give-and-go before sprinting in under the posts to extend the lead to 36-7. A returning Wilson-Ross, who had not featured for Canada’s senior team in nearly two years, grabbed Canada’s sixth try as he dove in for his first career test tally.
Russia pulled back two consolation tries through Evgeny Elgin and Evgeny Matveev between a final McRorie penalty to conclude a 46-21 victory for Canada, collecting their fourth win in as many fixtures against their Russian counterparts.
15 Matt Evans 14 Dan Moor 13 Mozac Samson 12 Nick Blevins 11 Taylor Paris 10 Pat Parfrey 9 Gordon McRorie 8 Aaron Carpenter 7 Lucas Rumball 6 Kyle Baillie 5 Evan Olmstead 4 JAMIE CUDMORE (C) 3 Jake Ilnicki 2 Ray Barkwill 1 Djustice Sears BENCH:16 Eric Howard 17 Tom Dolezel 18 Matt Tierney 19 Cam Pierce 20 Alistair Clark 21 Jamie Mackenzie 22 Liam Underwood 23 Jordan Wilson-Ross
SCORERS T: McRorie (2), Paris, Evans, Parfrey, Wilson-Ross C: McRorie (5) P: McRorie (2)
15 ARTEMYEV VASILY (C) 14 Uzunov Konstantin 13 Gerasimov Dmitry 12 Rudenko Vladimir 11 Kolomiytsev Evgeny 10 Kushnarev Yury 9 Shcherban Alexey 1 Bitiev Azamat 2 Gasanov Nazir 3 Zykov Innokentiy 4 Garbuzov Andrei 5 Antonov Denis 6 Gresev Viktor 7 Temnov Andrey 8 Rudoi Anton BENCH: 16 Matveev Evgeny 17 Volkov Alexey 18 Podrezov Vladimir 19 Elgin Evgeny 20 Butenko Pavel 21 Iagudin Rushan 22 Ianiushkin Sergei 23 Ryabov Anton
SCORERS T: Zykov, Elgin, Matveev C: Kushnarev (3)
Referee: Shuhei Kubo (JRFU)
Ellis Park, Johannesburg - Saturday 18 June 2016
KO: 17:00 HT: 3-19
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Boks v Ireland Minutes from KO at Ellis Park. Time for some anthems first...
Boks v Ireland Angus Gardner refs - his second 1st tier international only but is regular Super Rugby ref
Boks 0-0 Ireland 1m Ireland KO & start well but early knock on from Iain Henderson gives the Boks the first scrum on halfway
Boks 0-0 Ireland 2m Ireland pinged at scrum for wheeling - Boks penalty & Elton Jantjies tees up from halfway...
Boks 3-0 Ireland 3m A perfect distance kick from Jantjies in front of posts & the Boks are away
Boks 3-0 Ireland 4m From restart, Ireland manage to get their ball turned over quickly; Boks ball...
Boks 3-0 Ireland 5m A little time off as Duane Vermeulen gets a little arm wrapping attention
Boks 3-0 Ireland 6m Neat kick to touch for Bok lineout on the Irish 22 and it goes well
Boks 3-0 Ireland 7m Boks are fast into the Irish 22 but the ball is stripped away from Bok arms & they clear
Boks 3-0 Ireland 8m Bok fans unhappy with the Irish already starting to entrap the Springboks & boos are heard
Boks 3-0 Ireland 9m Ireland into Bok territory & Francois Louw pinged for misbehaving at breakdown - penalty Irish
Boks 3-3 Ireland 10m Paddy Jackson pings over the penalty with ease to equalise the scoreboard
Boks 3-3 Ireland 11m Boks win this lineout on halfway but send possession Ireland's way & gift a penalty to boot
Boks 3-3 Ireland 12m Recent influence of Andy Farrell is showing in this Irish side - they appear to be suited to it
Boks 3-3 Ireland 13m And it's not long until the Boks hand over a yet another penalty
Boks 3-6 Ireland 14m A much closer range penalty for Jackson & Ireland are ahead already...
Boks 3-6 Ireland 16m Boks find some form & attack into Irish territory well; Conor Murray coughs up a penalty at breakdown
Boks 3-6 Ireland 18m Boks kick to touch for a 22 lineout but Ireland rip away possession quickly & clear to 10m
Boks 3-6 Ireland 19m lineout goes well & Tendai 'Beast' Mtawarira carries ball in excellent fashion up to the 22 - twice
Boks 3-6 Ireland 20m Irish defence does well, & unforced errors are also messing with the Boks game
Boks 3-6 Ireland 20m Irish ball is kicked well over halfway but Andrew Trimble can't get under it; however...
Boks 3-6 Ireland 21m ...Adriaan Strauss knocks the ball on, giving the advantage to Ireland again; time off
Boks 3-6 Ireland 22m A strong scrum for Ireland and they easily win penalty, leaving Boks bemused...
Boks 3-9 Ireland 23m Jackson pings over a third penalty to increase the lead; Boks need to up their game fast
Boks 3-9 Ireland 25m Boks are losing the plot already. Can't see the passion in the players eyes any more - a shame
Boks 3-9 Ireland 26m Politics should be far removed from national team; sadly it's encroaching & affecting adversely
Boks 3-12 Ireland 27m Another penalty gifted to Ireland which Jackson punishes with another 3 points
Boks 3-12 Ireland 28m Get the impression all this forced positive discrimination is stripping Boks of team morale
Boks 3-12 Ireland 29m Another breakdown in Bok territory - another turnover benefits the Irish...
Boks 3-12 Ireland 30m But Ireland can't capitalise and rather hand over a penalty of their own
Boks 3-12 Ireland 31m Jantjies takes the distance kick but it bounces off the upright...
Boks 3-12 Ireland 31m Ireland quickly pinged again close to own 22 for not releasing - but Jantjies misses again
Boks 3-12 Ireland 32m Ireland are saved 6 points and reply with a hard attack into Bok territory
Boks 3-12 Ireland 33m Trimble gets under high ball, misses but flicks ball back in for quick ball & Toner's over
Boks 3-12 Ireland 34m But it's time off for TMO to check potential knock on by Trimble under said high ball
Boks 3-17 Ireland 34m Ball comes off his head, flick back in is good & no reason not to award try
Boks 3-19 Ireland 35m Jackson makes the conversion well & Ireland are charging ahead leaving Boks in their wake
Boks 3-19 Ireland 37m Boks manage to secure a scrum position, but it's defensive just outside their own 22...
Boks 3-19 Ireland 38m Boks repeated kicking ball away rather than running it is costing them as Irish are dangerous
Boks 3-19 Ireland 39m Faf de Klerk is the guilty party this time handing penalty over to Jackson...
Boks 3-19 Ireland 39m...luckily for the Boks, Jackson can't find his mark this time & it remains a 16 point kicking
Boks 3-19 Ireland 40m It's a 22 drop out for the Boks & Toner collects it; HT hooter goes & Murray kicks into crowd
Boks 3-19 Ireland HT P: Jantjies | T: Toner C: Jackson P: Jackson (4)
Boks 3-19 Ireland HT Boks haemorrhaging turnovers to Irish, 33% kick rate & you can see their hearts aren't in it
Boks 3-19 Ireland HT As much as England have improved since RWC with new coach, Boks have deteriorated under Coetzee
Boks 3-19 Ireland 41m We're back for the second half & unless there's a miracle, Irish have this series in the bag...
Boks 3-19 Ireland 42m Boks put together 12 phases & are just short of tryline in space but Siya Kolisi spills it!
Boks 3-19 Ireland 42m Bok tackling is oh so poor; Sean Reidy makes his debut as blood replacement for Rhys Ruddock
Boks 3-19 Ireland 43m Meanwhile at HT, Ruan Combrinck debuts & Warren Whiteley on for Vermeulen & Mvovo
Boks 3-19 Ireland 44m Irish clear Boks out of their 22; they attack again but knock on again...
Boks 3-19 Ireland 45m Another chance for Boks is shot by coming into ruck from offside position - penalty Ireland
Boks 3-19 Ireland 46m Jackson misses kick so score remains; Julian Redelinghuys replaces Frans Malherbe in front row
Boks 3-19 Ireland 47m Bok scrum has to be reset after ref has word with captain Strauss; Ruddock back out but not on
Boks 3-19 Ireland 48m Scrum reset - good for Boks but threatened with that ripping action from Irish...
Boks 3-19 Ireland 49m Ruddock eventually comes back on for Reidy; teams need to wise up to that Irish ripping steal
Boks 3-19 Ireland 50m Defensive scrum from Ireland is fierce & Jackson clears over halfway - but another time off
Boks 3-19 Ireland 51m 10m lineout for the Irish & it's good; but Murray clears from ruck into Bok hands in own 22
Boks 3-19 Ireland 52m Good hands & JP Pietersen sprints over halfway...Ireland offside at breakdown & penalty Boks
Boks 3-19 Ireland 53m Kick to touch for attacking lineout - it's a good throw in & Boks have wind with them...
Boks 3-19 Ireland 54m Shocking Bok ball handling skills negated by an Ireland knock on so attacking scrum for homeside
Boks 3-19 Ireland 55m Inside the Irish 22, the scrum is reset & Boks have an opportunity here but...
Boks 3-19 Ireland 56m Jackson effects the turnover & clears hugely but it doesn't find touch! & the Boks attack...
Boks 8-19 Ireland 56m ...some magic from Willie le Roux & offload to Combrinck to score beautifully on debut
Boks 10-19 Ireland 57m From an acute & difficult position, Jantjies converts to bring the Bok back in to the game
Boks 10-19 Ireland 58m de Klerk attempts to clear from the restart but is charged down by Tadhg Furlong in own 22
Boks 10-19 Ireland 59m Boks in peril after a time off for Morné Steyn replacing Jantjies & Bealham for Furlong
Boks 10-24 Ireland 60m Irish battle a frantic Boks & Jamie Heaslip smuggles ball over tryline from close range
Boks 10-26 Ireland 61m Jackson converts; earlier Donnacha Ryan for Quinn Roux & Trevor Nyakane for the Beast
Boks 10-26 Ireland 62m Jantjies replacement was temporary as Steyn runs back off; Boks go into attack mode again...
Boks 15-26 Ireland 63m ...& it's Whiteley who finds the whitewash for the Boks to come back into the game
Boks 15-26 Ireland 64m However, there's no much needed conversion - 8 points missed by Jantjies' boot so far
Boks 15-26 Ireland 64m Richardt Strauss & David Kilcoyne on for McGrath & Best on the Irish side
Boks 15-26 Ireland 66m Bokke attack nearly works with Pietersen chasing chip ahead but for a green boot to touch...
Boks 15-26 Ireland 67m Bok lineout at the Irish 22 is good & they have an attacking scrum...
Boks 15-26 Ireland 68m It's a powerful scrum & the Boks drive deep into the Irish 22 & get another taste of the tryline
Boks 20-26 Ireland 69m Franco Mostert debuts on for Kolisi while Pieter-Steph du Toit carries ball over to score
Boks 22-26 Ireland 71m Jantjies is improving and he converts the excellent try, creeping Boks closer to Irish score
Boks 22-26 Ireland 72m 8 minutes to go & if Boks can continue to heap on the pressure & keep composure, there's hope
Boks 22-26 Ireland 73m Boks get over halfway & are holding discipline in their attack, building phases & edging forward
Boks 22-26 Ireland 74m An Irish player down on far side but that phases no one as Boks continue to bulldoze ahead...
Boks 27-26 Ireland 75m The magnificent Damian de Allende smashes thru defence to score & take the lead!
Boks 29-26 Ireland 76m Robbie Henshaw looks mightily unimpressed as his knee is iced while Jantjies converts
Boks 29-26 Ireland 77m Reidy's replaced Henderson, Marmion & Madigan for Murray & Henshaw
Boks 29-26 Ireland 78m Boks just need to remain composed for 2 minutes to hold out for a win...
Boks 29-26 Ireland 79m Irish hand over a penalty at the break down in front of the posts tho outside the 10m...
Boks 32-26 Ireland 80m Crowd right behind Jantjies with encouraging roars before he perfectly splices the uprights
Boks 32-26 Ireland 80m The final whistle goes directly after score is changed up & the Boks definitely found mojo!
Boks 32-26 Ireland FT From 19-3 down, right changes from Coetzee & maybe wrong from Schmidt, Boks fought back well
15 Willie le Roux 14 JP Pietersen 13 Lionel Mapoe 12 Damian De Allende 11 Lwazi Mvovo 10 Elton Jantjies 9 Faf de Klerk 1 Tendai Mtawarira 2 ADRIAAN STRAUSS (C) 3 Frans Malherbe 4 Eben Etzebeth 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit 6 Francois Louw 7 Siya Kolisi 8 Duane Vermeulen BENCH: 16 Bongi Mbonambi* 17 Trevor Nyakane 18 Julian Redelinghuys 19 Franco Mostert* 20 Warren Whiteley 21 Rudy Paige 22 Morné Steyn 23 Ruan Combrinck*
SCORERS T: Combrinck, Whiteley, du Toit, de Allende C: Jantjies (3) P: Jantjies (2)
15 Jared Payne 14 Andrew Trimble 13 Robbie Henshaw 12 Stuart Olding 11 Craig Gilroy 10 Paddy Jackson 9 Conor Murray 1 Jack McGrath 2 RORY BEST (C) 3 Tadhg Furlong 4 Devin Toner 5 Quinn Roux* 6 Iain Henderson 7 Rhys Ruddock 8 Jamie Heaslip BENCH: 16 Richardt Strauss 17 David Kilcoyne 18 Finlay Bealham 19 Donnacha Ryan 20 Sean Reidy* 21 Kieran Marmion 22 Ian Madigan 23 Tiernan O'Halloran*
SCORERS T: Toner, Heaslip C: Jackson (2) P: Jackson (4)
Referee: Glen Jackson (NZRU)
Avaya Stadium, San José - Saturday 18 June 2016
KO: 18:00 HT: 10-11
TWO tries from Ornel Gega and fourteen points from the boot of Carlo Canna was enough for the Italy to secure a first win under new head coach, Conor O’Shea who took over the reins of the Azzurri recently.
The USA Eagles came within a point of their first defeat of a Tier One nation Saturday at Avaya Stadium, almost overcoming Italy in the final minutes of the 24-20 match.
The first half saw short bursts of attacking rugby, with penalties and a few handling errors bringing play to a halt. Greg Peterson kept Italy from the try zone in the sixth minute by ripping the ball out of a maul, and a successive lineout for the visitors came to nothing with a forward pass. A 12th-minute penalty against Italy in a scrum at its own 10 gave captain Todd Clever the option to set AJ MacGinty up with the tee, and the fly half posted the first three points of the match with the successful penalty kick.
Italian fly half Carlo Canna levelled the match at 3-3 in the 16th minute, but soon after, was found guilty of foul play at the tryline, kicking away the ball cynically earning himself ten minutes in the bin and the Eagles a converted penalty try.
Despite being down to 14 men, Italy’s rolling maul from a 10m lineout resulted in hooker Gega scoring in the corner. But with no Canna to kick the conversion for another two minutes, the Eagles held onto their narrow lead of 10-8. On his return, Canna put another three points on the scoreboard just ahead of the halftime whistle for an 11-10 score line.
On the other side of the half, an Italian attack in front of the posts was converted into three more points via a Canna drop goal, but an offside in front of the posts soon after allowed MacGinty to draw the Eagles closer at 13-14.
The Azzurri were deep in the Eagles 22 in the 52nd minute when Venditti crossed over in the corner, though was held back from grounding. But the USA were pinged in the following set piece and Cam Dolan was sent to the bin for dangerous play in the lineout. With the man advantage and territory to burn, Italy padded its lead with a second try from Gega, again from a rolling maul to cross the line. Canna converted for a 21-13 lead.
The Eagles prevented the Azzurri from capitalising further whilst a man down, and after Dolan returned, they broke away through the No. 8, Thretton Palamo, and Blaine Scully. The attack turned into a scrum, and Nate Augspurger led the attack one way before switching back towards the left-hand touch line, where MacGinty dummied a pass to create a gap. As he was taken to the ground he found Mike Te'o, whose quick hands in the face of contact allowed Tony Lamborn to go over on the wing. A tough conversion brought the score to 21-20 with 10 minutes to play
USA lost a lineout, Italy played the long game by drawing time off of the clock with slow ball in the breakdown, and Augspurger charged down a kick in front of the posts. But the resulting penalty went Italy’s way.
Italy retained possession in the final minutes before one last penalty kick from Canna brought the final score to 24-20.
15 Will Holder 14 Taku Ngwenya 13 Thretton Palamo 12 Shalom Suniula 11 Blaine Scully 10 AJ MacGinty 9 Nate Augspurger 1 Titi Lamositele 2 James Hilterbrand 3 Chris Baumann 4 Nate Brakeley 5 Greg Peterson 6 Andrew Durutalo 7 TODD CLEVER (C) 8 Cam Dolan BENCH: 16 Joe Taufete'e 17 Ben Tarr 18 Angus MacLellan 19 Stephen Tomasin 20 Harry Higgins 21 Tony Lamborn 22 Chad London 23 Mike Te'o
SCORERS T: Lamborn, PT C: MacGinty (2) P: MacGinty (2) Dolan
15 Luke McLean 14 Leonardo Sarto 13 Michele Campagnaro 12 Tommaso Castello 11 David Odiete 10 Carlo Canna 9 EDOARDO GORI (C) 1 Andrea Lovotti 2 Ornel Gega 3 Lorenzo Cittadini 4 Quintin Geldenhuys 5 Marco Fuser 6 Robert Barbieri 7 Simone Favaro 8 Andries Van Schalkwyk BENCH: 16 Oliviero Fabiani 17 Sami Panico 18 Pietro Ceccarelli 19 Valerio Bernabò 20 Maxime Mbandà 21 Guglielmo Palazzani 22 Tommaso Allan 23 Giovanbattista Venditti
SCORERS T: Gega (2) C: Canna P: Canna (3) DG: Canna Canna
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen (SARU)
Toyota Stadium, Toyota, Aichi - Saturday 18 June 2016
KO: 19:20 HT: 10-16
SCOTLAND won the opening match of their 2016 summer tour to Japan against a determined home side who pushed the visitors to the final whistle, 26-13.
In high temperatures and humidity in the Toyota Stadium, Scotland proved more clinical and disciplined than their hosts to maintain a 100% record against Japan at Test level. Scotland’s experience and power created consistent pressure throughout the 80 minutes, on a Japanese side whose infringements were well punished by Greig Laidlaw’s boot, which saw the Scotland skipper finish with 16 points.
For all the positives there were some negatives, as a hamstring injury to prop Alasdair Dickinson in the third minute marred the early exchanges.
The final outcome looked slightly less obvious in the opening quarter of the match after a Greig Laidlaw penalty was quickly overtaken by a sweeping Japanese attack from a tap penalty, which created a try under the posts for their captain Shota Horie on nine minutes, 7-3.
Then began an uncertain spell for the visitors but, after opting for a simpler strategy for a short spell, Scotland regrouped and maintained good field position; Laidlaw slotting two penalties to one from Yu Tamura to move within a point of the hosts, 10-9.
Japan were penalised at the first scrum and again at regular intervals at the breakdown, which subsequently enabled Scotland to turn the scoreboard in their favour, before moving out of reach.
As the first half closed a penalty try also resulted in a yellow card for Japan’s replacement full-back Kotaro Matsuda as he knocked down (and on) a certain try-scoring pass for Tommy Seymour just before the interval, which the metronomic Laidlaw duly converted for a 16-10 lead.
A second yellow card three minutes later for blindside Henrik Tui for trying to halt a Scotland driving maul was exploited immediately, early in the second half. The resulting phases saw Scotland tie in the reduced opposition numbers before tight-head prop Willem Nel burrowed over for his second Test try from as many yards.
Laidlaw added the extras before exchanging penalties once again to close out what was at times full-throttle, and others somewhat rusty, opening summer Test match.
15 Kotaro Matsushima 14 Mifiposeti Paea 13 Tim Bennetts 12 HARUMICHI TATEKAWA (C) 11 Yasutaka Sasakura 10 Yu Tamura 9 Kaito Shigeno 1 Keita Inagaki 2 Shota Horie 3 Kensuke Hatakeyama 4 Hitoshi Ono 5 Naohiro Kotaki 6 Hendrik Tui 7 Shokei Kin 8 Amanaki Mafi BENCH: 16 Takeshi Kizu 17 Masataka Mikami 18 Shinnosuke Kakinaga 19 Kotaro Yatabe 20 Hiroki Yamamoto 21 Keisuke Uchida 22 Kosei Ono 23 Rikiya Matsuda
SCORERS T: Horie C: Tamaru P: Tamaru (2) Tui, Matsuda
15 Stuart Hogg 14 Tommy Seymour 13 Duncan Taylor 12 Matt Scott 11 Damien Hoyland 10 Ruaridh Jackson 9 GREIG LAIDLAW (C) 1 Alasdair Dickinson 2 Stuart McInally 3 Willem Nel 4 Richie Gray 5 Jonny Gray 6 John Barclay 7 John Hardie 8 Ryan Wilson BENCH: 16 Fraser Brown 17 Rory Sutherland 18 Moray Low 19 Tim Swinson 20 David Denton 21 Henry Pyrgos 22 Peter Horne 23 Sean Maitland
SCORERS T: PT, Nel C: Laidlaw (2), P: Laidlaw (4)
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (NZRU)
Westpac Stadium, Wellington - Saturday 18 June 2016
KO: 19:35 HT: 10-10
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
NZ v Wales It's anthem time in the Cake Tin before the ABs get down to the Haka...
NZ v Wales Back row changes for Wales with Rhys Patchell at FB(!) & Liam Williams to the wing...
NZ v Wales 63 years since a Wales win over ABs...wouldn't hold breath for change!
NZ v Wales Aaron Smith leads Ka Mate against Wales before KO with Jaco Peyper from SA waiting to blow whistle
NZ 0-0 Wales 1m ABs KO & a quick lineout is good but Wales have ball fast...
NZ 0-0 Wales 2m Malakai Fekitoa taken off for blood quickly after he clashes heads with Doc Roberts; time off
NZ 0-0 Wales 3m Seta Tamanivalu temporarily replaces Fekitoa & Wales steadily move into ABs territory
NZ 0-0 Wales 4m Wales have control of the first scrum just inside the 10m - need a reset already
NZ 0-0 Wales 5m Toby Faletau deals with it well & Wales attempt to find out the 22 - black wall is solid tho...
NZ 0-0 Wales 6m Just outside the 22, Wales lose possession at the breakdown & Aaron Cruden clears ball back to halfway
NZ 0-0 Wales 7m An efficient lineout for ABs on halfway & they don't rush things but waste no time getting to the 22
NZ 0-0 Wales 8m Welsh defence pushes them back; they come back - but ABs get turned at breakdown
NZ 0-0 Wales 9m Dan Biggar clears for a 10m lineout over halfway & Wales retain possession tho pushed back to halfway
NZ 0-0 Wales 10m Jonathan Davies finds a gap & charges but Rhys Webb knocks it on at the 22...
NZ 0-0 Wales 11m ABs have a defending scrum - but it collapses before the ball is even put in
NZ 0-0 Wales 12m From inside his 22 Kieran Read tidies up at back of scrum & Aaron Cruden clears straight down line
NZ 0-0 Wales 13m Wales bring it back from own half but kick goes straight into Cruden's hands & ABs are off...
NZ 0-0 Wales 14m Ball finds touch giving ABs an attacking lineout just outside the Welsh 22
NZ 0-0 Wales 14m Fekitoa comes back on with his head all bandaged up while an offside gives Wales possession
NZ 0-0 Wales 15m Wales take play into ABs territory & Sam Kane is pinged at breakdown on his 10m
NZ 0-0 Wales 16m Dubious call from ref - replay shows ABs playing legally; anyway, Dan Biggar tees up
NZ 0-3 Wales 17m It's not a hard kick & Wales have the first points on board from Biggar's boot
NZ 0-3 Wales 18m Restart has Wales defending down by 22 and Webb kicks poorly - kicked back & Israel Dagg breaks
NZ 0-3 Wales 19m ABs are fast back deep in Welsh territory & set up 5m lineout as All Blacks chant goes up in crowd
NZ 5-3 Wales 20m Dagg celebrates his 50th cap with the first try of the match, almost sauntered over tryline for that
NZ 5-3 Wales 21m Clinical try for ABs as Welsh defence is left standing with ball played out wide fast
NZ 7-3 Wales 22m And a clinical conversion from Cruden puts ABs firmly ahead...
NZ 7-3 Wales 23m Wales don't do so well with restart & Dagg kick puts Welsh on back foot with lineout on own 22
NZ 7-3 Wales 24m Wales ball from lineout; time off as Gethin Jenkins sent to medics for blood patch up on field
NZ 7-3 Wales 24m Rob Evans replaces Jenkins as it's not easily fixable & Biggar clears to 10m
NZ 7-3 Wales 25m Biggar kicks over halfway but unimpressive handling skills from ABs gives Wales 10m attacking lineout
NZ 7-3 Wales 26m 5 turnovers apiece so far as Wales are forced back up to halfway...still have possession for now...
NZ 7-3 Wales 27m Wales hold on and play width of the park, but not going forward at all right now
NZ 7-3 Wales 28m Wales are caught off feet at breakdown & Joe Moody is the protagonist taking advantage...
NZ 7-3 Wales 29m No time to blink & ABs are deep in the Welsh 22 & advantage being played...
NZ 7-3 Wales 30m Wales offside & a dodgy high tackle and Peyper blows whistle for that penalty that was coming...
NZ 10-3 Wales 31m The penalty is right in front of the posts & Cruden deftly pops it over for 3 points
NZ 10-3 Wales 31m Wales have none of the verve they showed in first half last week - & ABs haven't warmed up yet
NZ 10-3 Wales 32m Gethin Jenkins returns to the fray as ABs lose possession at the Welsh 10m...
NZ 10-3 Wales 33m But Cruden is down injured - neck being held by medic as play is halted...
NZ 10-3 Wales 33m We wait...& wait...as the stretcher truck arrives. Hopefully it's all precautionary diligence
NZ 10-3 Wales 33m As Kiwi Lorde rings out 'Royals' around Westpac, Cruden is driven off the pitch to applause
NZ 10-3 Wales 33m But when an All Black is forced off, it's usually just as dangerous a replacement - Beauden Barrett
NZ 10-3 Wales 34m Owen Franks pinged at scrum for off feet & Wales clear for territory & attacking lineout
NZ 10-3 Wales 35m Read challenges Alun Wyn Jones in the air - but goes for ball not player - Welsh ball
NZ 10-3 Wales 36m No time wasted as Fekitoa wrestles back possession & aerial football ensues...
NZ 10-3 Wales 36m Result is Welsh 5m attacking lineout - but ABs snaffle that fast & have defending 5m lineout
NZ 10-3 Wales 37m From touching distance from tryline, Wales are fast back at halfway...but in possession
NZ 10-3 Wales 38m Wales steadily build the phases back to the ABs 22 but get turned clinically & we're back at halfway
NZ 10-3 Wales 39m Quickly Wales set up attacking lineout & are finally showing some real determination...
NZ 10-3 Wales 39m Ball flies out wide to far side - Hallam Amos is close but not quite so it comes back to nearside
NZ 10-8 Wales 40m Wales hold composure as struggle to get thru but ABs caught short & AWJ flies over in corner
NZ 10-10 Wales 40+1m Biggar knocks over excellent conversion before HT whistle goes & it's all square in Cake Tin
NZ 10-10 Wales HT T: Dagg C: Cruden P: Cruden | T: Jones C: Biggar P: Biggar
NZ 10-10 Wales 41m Wales make a good start & charge quickly up to the ABs 22 & refrain from getting turned
NZ 10-10 Wales 42m Time being taken to set the scrum outside the ABs 22...Webb pointing to ABs front row & reset
NZ 10-10 Wales 43m That didn't quite go to plan as Barrett calls mark & clears a metre from his tryline
NZ 10-10 Wales 44m Welsh lineout back outside the ABs 22 - & suddenly they're back in their own 22…
NZ 10-10 Wales 45m Good work from Liam Williams & plays back up at halfway - Wales in possession
NZ 10-10 Wales 47m Owen Franks replaced by Charlie Faumuina while there's another time out
NZ 10-10 Wales 48m Welsh penalty for Waisake Naholo not quite winning battle of high ball from Liam W
NZ 10-10 Wales 49m Wales have opportunity to clear ABs out of their half - and take it, but...
NZ 10-10 Wales 50m Wales ...ABs come back at them hard & fast up to the Welsh 22 by Naholo, however...
NZ 10-10 Wales 51m Wales ...Sam Warburton intercepts & saves Wales from the massive attack, driving ABs back
NZ 15-10 Wales 52m Except you can't back the All Blacks when they've something on their mind...& Ben Smith scores
NZ 17-10 Wales 53m Sublime All Black rugby to score that lovely try, & Barrett adds the extras. Here they go...
NZ 17-10 Wales 54m The restart does not fare well for Wales & Aaron Smith breaks magnificently & chips thru
NZ 17-10 Wales 55m From the ABs 22, suddenly the homeside have the penalty in the Welsh 22 & as we said - they're off
NZ 22-10 Wales 55m With the crowd firmly behind them vocally, Barrett finds the whitewash right next to the upright
NZ 24-10 Wales 56m And a quick conversion ensues before the ABs regroup with lightning precision...
NZ 24-10 Wales 57m No time to take a breath as the replacements start to arrive...
NZ 24-10 Wales 58m Wyatt Crockett & Ardie Savea for Joe Moody & Sam Kane
NZ 24-10 Wales 59m The ABs have got the taste for scoring again...& Wales need to be SO worried
NZ 29-10 Wales 60m It's Naholo who scores the 4th try with such elegant easy...
NZ 29-10 Wales 61m However, Barrett doesn't have such a successful kick this time and there's just 19pts(!) in it
NZ 29-10 Wales 63m Evans, Francis, Baldwin & Bradley Davies for Gethin Jenkins, Lee, Owens & Charteris
NZ 29-10 Wales 64m Wales have to hope fresh legs will inject something positive into the game...
NZ 29-10 Wales 65m Biggar kicks to corner for 5m lineout having gotten into the ABs 22...
NZ 29-10 Wales 66m That doesn't go to plan as ABs take possession deep in their own 22...
NZ 29-10 Wales 66m ...& despite an awkward moment, Ardie Savea charges from his own 22 to the Welsh 22...
NZ 34-10 Wales 67m ...& he flies over the whitewash for try no.#5
NZ 36-10 Wales 67m Barrett quickly adds the extras for the homeside. Wales may as well pack up & go home now.
NZ 36-10 Wales 69m The restart- Wales possession in ABs territory is quickly reversed & we're back over halfway already
NZ 36-10 Wales 70m A time off as there's much stretching occurring before a 10m defensive lineout for Wales
NZ 36-10 Wales 71m Wales win their lineout & make some yards as they try to breach the ABs 22...
NZ 36-10 Wales 72m The Welsh are desperate but it's like the Knight's Watch on a good day from ABs holding them out
NZ 36-10 Wales 73m Wales looking exhausted again already - as they did last week in final quarter
NZ 36-10 Wales 73m & ABs have pushed them back up to halfway...but Wales still in possession...
NZ 36-15 Wales 74m ..Wales knackered except for Liam W - who belts an angle from halfway & beats defenders to score
NZ 36-17 Wales 75m Biggar converts and Wales save an ounce of pride against eh mighty All Blacks
NZ 36-17 Wales 76m Wales aren't finished yet tho - shattered or not there's still something in the tank...
NZ 36-22 Wales 76m Doc Roberts breaks & is caught but gets ball to Davies who beats his defenders too to score!
NZ 36-22 Wales 77m But replacement Rhys Priestland can't make the conversion
NZ 36-22 Wales 78m Perenara/Tuipulotu/Harris for Smith/Retallick/Coles | Priestland/Jenkins for Biggar/Warburton
NZ 36-22 Wales 79m Meanwhile, the All Blacks aren't finished either...and they are determined to score another...
NZ 36-22 Wales 79m ...lightning hands & Ryan Crotty heads for the corner turbo charged to score!
NZ 36-22 Wales 80m However, rightly Peyper heads up to the TMO to check Crotty's foot which looked in touch
NZ 36-22 Wales 80m Clearly was in touch and it's no try, but no matter, that's full time
15 Israel Dagg 14 Ben Smith 13 Malakai Fekitoa 12 Ryan Crotty 11 Waisake Naholo 10 Aaron Cruden 9 Aaron Smith 1 Joe Moody 2 Dane Coles 3 Owen Franks 4 Brodie Retallick 5 Samuel Whitelock 6 Jerome Kaino 7 Sam Cane 8 KIERAN READ (C) BENCH: 16 Nathan Harris 17 Wyatt Crockett 18 Charlie Faumuina 19 Patrick Tuipulotu 20 Ardie Savea 21 TJ Perenara 22 Beauden Barrett 23 Seta Tamanivalu
SCORERS T: Dagg, Ben Smith, Barrett, Naholo, Savea C: Cruden, Barrett (3) P: Cruden
15 Rhys Patchell 14 Liam Williams 13 Jonathan Davies 12 Jamie Roberts 11 Hallam Amos 10 Dan Biggar 9 Rhys Webb 1 Gethin Jenkins 2 Ken Owens 3 Samson Lee 4 Luke Charteris 5 Alun Wyn Jones 6 Ross Moriarty 7 SAM WARBURTON (C) 8 Taulupe Faletau BENCH: 16 Scott Baldwin 17 Rob Evans 18 Tomas Francis 19 Bradley Davies 20 Ellis Jenkins 21 Gareth Davies 22 Rhys Priestland 23 Scott Williams
SCORERS T: Jones, Liam Williams, Jonathan Davies C: Biggar (2) P: Biggar
Referee: Jaco Peyper (SARU)
AAMI Park, Melbourne - Saturday 18 June 2016
KO: 20:00 HT: 7-10
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Wallabies v England So the battle for the Cook Cup could be decided today.
Wallabies v England The teams are out at AAMI Park in a dry but greasy pitched stadium
Wallabies v England Craig Joubert holds the power today, but first we wait for the anthems; Uncle Colin first tho...
Wallabies v England Uncle Colin is part of the local indigenous Aboriginal community & extends welcome to both teams
Wallabies v England Singing chick misses her opening cue for the God Save The Queen then screeches out the anthem(!)
Wallabies v England Singing bloke has no such issues as Australia Fair reverberates round AAMI Park in Melbourne
Wallabies v England Expect 80 minutes of crazy...but it takes time to clear the fanfare & shenanigans off the pitch
Wallabies 0-0 England 1m & we have KO from Bernard Foley after the Aussies won the toss earlier
Wallabies 0-0 England 1m James Haskell gifts the first penalty to the homeside at the breakdown & Foley kicks to corner
Wallabies 0-0 England 2m Luckily for England, it's a poor poor kick from Foley & doesn't do much...
Wallabies 0-0 England 3m An England kick to touch & Wallabies have first lineout on opposition 10m
Wallabies 0-0 England 3m England, however, capitalise & put play all the way downfield in Aussie 22
Wallabies 0-0 England 4m Aussie ball & they clear for lineout - but infringe at said lineout so Owen Farrell has the penalty
Wallabies 0-0 England 5m But it doesn't start well for Faz as he pulls the kick just shy of the right upright
Wallabies 0-0 England 6m Mike Brown doesn't do so well in contact & the Aussies have the first scrum...
Wallabies 0-0 England 7m On England 10m, the scrum does little but cough up turf - this is going to be a problem...
Wallabies 0-0 England 8m The teams shuffle over and the scrum holds - the turf doesn't.
Wallabies 0-0 England 9m England halt the first wave of attack from the Aussies but they're in their own 22
Wallabies 0-0 England 10m Ben Youngs clears but poorly & the Aussies have lineout on the 22
Wallabies 0-0 England 11m The lineout is good but the England defence is holding well as homeside fail to breach 22
Wallabies 0-0 England 12m Penalty goes to Aussies - but time off is called as handbags erupt involving both packs!
Wallabies 0-0 England 12m Coles ends up shirtless; Kerevi fronts up to Brownie; Moore goes in with shoulder
Wallabies 0-0 England 12m Joubert decides to reverse penalty for England off feet...
Wallabies 0-0 England 12m Asst Ref Nigel Owens points out Chris Robshaw high tackle in ruck...
Wallabies 0-0 England 12m TMO & Refs check everything & Moore's charged with inflaming matters after whistle...
Wallabies 0-0 England 13m ...so penalty is reversed again & Moore takes it well; Michael Cheika doesn't.
Wallabies 0-0 England 14m England battle out of own half, Brownie redeeming himself from earlier knock on...
Wallabies 0-0 England 14m ...gets it away to Anthony Watson who makes a lovely break but gets forced into touch
Wallabies 0-0 England 15m The Aussies bring play back into England territory but Michael Hooper's foot is into touch
Wallabies 0-0 England 16m The pace of this is insane as England end up with a scrum on halfway
Wallabies 0-0 England 17m Scrum holds well & England make excellent effort to force play into the Aussie 22
Wallabies 0-0 England 18m Jonathan Joseph slips thru to get hands on ball but shut down in the 22...
Wallabies 0-0 England 18m Can't actually type fast enough to keep up with this! Youngs kicks to corner from penalty
Wallabies 0-5 England 19m The lineout is good for England & they drive proficiently over the tryline for a first try
Wallabies 0-7 England 20m It's captain Dylan Hartley's try & Faz has no issues with converting it
Wallabies 0-7 England 21m Fast & furious sums up this first quarter - don't expect it to slow down!
Wallabies 0-7 England 22m England are running rings round Australia and are almost back in their 22 again...
Wallabies 0-7 England 23m Aussies save a threat but it's England's lineout just inside the Aussie 22...
Wallabies 0-7 England 24m It doesn't go to plan for England who get turned over at the breakdown - Aussie defensive scrum
Wallabies 0-7 England 25m It's just inside the Aussie 22 but has to be reset for the pitch cutting up appallingly
Wallabies 0-7 England 26m Aussies keep possession & get ball away - they head over halfway but Ref has a word with Moore
Wallabies 0-7 England 27m Aussies gain territory after Ref tells them all to shut up; lineout just over halfway
Wallabies 0-7 England 28m Australia win the lineout but lose the battle of the breakdown & it's England's scrum
Wallabies 0-7 England 29m England quickly clear & play's fast down in the Aussie 22...
Wallabies 0-7 England 30m It's a sixth penalty to England for Sean McMahon infringing in the ruck Moore is told
Wallabies 0-10 England 31m Excellent kick from Faz and England creep ahead by 3 more points already
Wallabies 0-10 England 32m Wallabies reply by charging directly into the England 22 & are focussed & fierce
Wallabies 0-10 England 33m 15 phases so far but England are keeping Australia just shy of the entire tryline
Wallabies 0-10 England 34m Penalty coming & again it's Haskell who is pinged at breakdown - lucky for England there's no YC
Wallabies 0-10 England 34m Time off as blood pours from a brow on Rory Arnold; Aussie 5m attacking lineout...
Wallabies 5-10 England 35m A massive drive from Australia & they win the fight as they heave over tryline to score
Wallabies 7-10 England 36m Dean Mumm has replaced Arnold; captain & hooker Moore scored the try; Foley adds the extras
Wallabies 7-10 England 37m From restart, England head up to the Aussie 22 but pinged for offside; Foley finds touch
Wallabies 7-10 England 38m Attacking lineout for Aussies is good just over halfway but eventually lose possession to visitors
Wallabies 7-10 England 39m But a poor kick from Youngs & the Aussies can attack again - and they do from halfway...
Wallabies 7-10 England 40m Excellent hands from Australia all round, but Nick Phipps knocks it forward on the 22
Wallabies 7-10 England 40+1m It's an England scrum but a mistake from Billy Vunipola gives Aussies the 22 lineout
Wallabies 7-10 England 40+2m The lineout is good & England have to keep defensive discipline to stop a score...
Wallabies 7-10 England 40+3m Aussies are forced to recycle repeatedly as they just can't find a way thru anywhere...
Wallabies 7-10 England 40+4m From just a metre short Aussies are forced back to the 22 & come back again...
Wallabies 7-10 England 40+4m England hold out for their lives for wave after wave incoming...advantage comes & goes
Wallabies 7-10 England 40+4m But Australia can't find the tryline & England extract a penalty at the breakdown for HT finally
Wallabies 7-10 England HT T: Moore C: Foley | T: Hartley C: Farrell P: Farrell
Wallabies 7-10 England HT This is a ridiculously fierce match - handbags drawn more than once - madness!
Wallabies 7-10 England HT Forgot to mention - Robbo's 50th cap... huge congratulations Chris Robshaw!
Wallabies 7-10 England 40m Arnold has returned from his blood injury all patched up so Mumm back on bench
Wallabies 7-10 England 41m Hope you had to time to catch your breath - the rugby nutters are back on already...
Wallabies 7-10 England 42m England charge into the Aussie 22, but they are deftly dismissed back to 10m for lineout
Wallabies 7-10 England 43m Lineout is good, breakdown not so much but Sean McMahon screws up a tad - England scrum
Wallabies 7-10 England 44m England win free kick & controlled & orchestrated violence continues - gain no territory
Wallabies 7-10 England 45m Youngs kicks an up n under which Dane Haylett-Petty takes neatly in 22 - clear to halfwaythe
Wallabies 7-10 England 46m England take it back into the 22 & the ball is promptly kicked back out by the homeside...
Wallabies 7-10 England 47m Again England pile on the pressure but Aussies have lineout, albeit defensive in their 22
Wallabies 7-10 England 47m Greg Holmes & Toby Smith on for Sekope Kepu & James Slipper
Wallabies 7-10 England 48m Good work from homeside & they force play back up to halfway but McMahon knock on; England scrum
Wallabies 7-10 England 49m Scrum has to be jiggled to accommodate crap pitch then England come away with it
Wallabies 7-10 England 50m However, England don't get very far ahead despite possession, & eventually ball goes high
Wallabies 7-10 England 50m Mumm back & Ben McCalman for Arnold & Sean McMahon
Wallabies 7-10 England 50m Ball back over halfway with the Aussies & Asst Ref Nige pipes up to halt play
Wallabies 7-10 England 50m Nige accuses Faz of shoulder charging Foley; Joubert has a look & disagrees profusely...
Wallabies 7-10 England 50m ...Joubert (rightly) sees Foley running shoulder into Faz & hands England the penalty
Wallabies 7-10 England 51m Not what Nige was hoping for; correct call; Faz tees up to pathetic jeers & boos
Wallabies 7-13 England 52m Easy work from Faz; Aussie fans mightily unhappy. Game on...
Wallabies 7-13 England 53m Wallabies respond well & are right up in England's 22 with madness in their eyes...
Wallabies 7-13 England 54m Homeside are fierce but being forced 10 phases wide & not forward before penalty it's England
Wallabies 7-13 England 54m Tatafu Polota-Nau on for captain Moore
Wallabies 7-13 England 55m Huge effort from Robbo there & they clear back up to 10m for lineout
Wallabies 7-13 England 56m Aussies targetting George Kruis brilliantly in lineout & now replaced by Courtney Lawes after loss
Wallabies 7-13 England 57m Stacks of changes - no time to tell you who for now! Attacking lineout for Australia who work it well
Wallabies 7-13 England 58m Massive defensive effort as Aussies get closer & closer to line...but Foley drops it forward!
Wallabies 7-13 England 59m It's a bit messy & ends with Aussie 22 drop out - better for England than them in own 22!
Wallabies 7-13 England 60m Christian Leali'ifano on for Samu Kerevi
Wallabies 7-13 England 60m Play back up at halfway & Robbo pinged at the breakdown; Aussie 22 lineout from kick to touch
Wallabies 7-13 England 61m Good lineout for Oz despite Maro Itoje's best effort; fresh legs & Aussies attack...
Wallabies 7-13 England 62m First attack actually on tryline held short - next attack & Cole holds up ball - time off! Phew!
Wallabies 7-13 England 63m Wallabies 5m attacking scrum...the crowd are so engaged & insanely loud...
Wallabies 7-13 England 63m Aussies can't go forward so ball pops out the back but Leali'ifano fumbles ball & Jack Nowell has it
Wallabies 7-13 England 64m Nowell offloads & Brownie gets shut down but outside 22...
Wallabies 7-13 England 65m Itoje dives where he shouldn't; Ref has word with Hartley, warning YC coming if happens again
Wallabies 7-13 England 66m Aussies kick to corner for 5m lineout rather than 3 points...plan doesn't work again
Wallabies 7-13 England 66m Ball comes to England & Robbo kicks it away - a moment's breather is required...
Wallabies 7-13 England 67m Matt Mullan, Danny Care & Paul Hill on for Mako Vunipola, Youngs & Cole
Wallabies 7-13 England 67m Aussies have had majority of possession but can't turn it into points - defensive to solid
Wallabies 7-13 England 68m Again the ball comes into the England 22 - sans a player & Brownie says ta very much
Wallabies 7-13 England 69m England defensive lineout on their 22 & keep it controlled to get ball away to 10m...
Wallabies 7-13 England 70m England's wolfpack defence has been pushed to all new limits today - Gussy must be chuffed
Wallabies 7-13 England 70m Luke Morahan & Nick Frisby on for Dan Haylett-Petty & Nick Phipps
Wallabies 7-13 England 70m Huge kick from Faz to Aussie 22; time off for changes. Tackles 46:151! This is insane!!!
Wallabies 7-13 England 71m Possibly Australia's 11th knock on gives England scrum on halfway which wheels just within limit
Wallabies 7-13 England 72m Perfect kick to touch as bench is loaded on; Aussie defensive lineout needs to work for them
Wallabies 7-13 England 72m Joe Launchbury, Jack Clifford & Jamie George on for Robbo, Haskell & captain Hartley
Wallabies 7-13 England 73m The lineout works but clear is charged down by Itoje; takes a while but Aussies escape 22
Wallabies 7-13 England 74m Not quite as frenetic but ball still in Aussie hands on own 10m line & steady work...
Wallabies 7-13 England 75m England has a host of fresh legs & when Aussies knock on again in breakdown over halfway, they attack...
Wallabies 7-18 England 76m Great hands to Jamie George who kicks ahead, chased by Faz over tryline to score by posts!
Wallabies 7-20 England 76m Spectacular almost daylight robbery by England as Faz converts his try
Wallabies 7-20 England 77m Benches completely emptied with Elliott Daly on for Watson, & England given another penalty
Wallabies 7-20 England 78m England scrum on halfway...not quite right for Joubert & Aussies have the scrum...
Wallabies 7-20 England 79m Aussie front row pinged for collapsing & England boys fist punching like mad!
Wallabies 7-23 England 80m Penalty for Faz, almost in front of posts but just inside halfway...& it glides through!
Wallabies 7-23 England 80+1m Time for a restart & Itoje kicks ball into touch after Aussies fumble it for series win!
Wallabies 7-23 England FT From being royally kicked out of RWC2015 & 8th in world eight months ago to 2nd under Eddie Jones. Bravo!
Wallabies 7-23 England FT Oh yes - and a first series win in Australia in how long?! Spectacular work England Rugby on winning back the Cook Cup!
Wallabies 7-23 England FT And perfect reward for Robbo on his 50th cap named Man of the Match. Bravo Chris Robshaw!
15 Israel Folau 14 Dane Haylett-Petty 13 Tevita Kuridrani 12 Samu Kerevi 11 Rob Horne(VC) 10 Bernard Foley 9 Nick Phipps 1 James Slipper 2 STEPHEN MOORE (C) 3 Sekope Kepu 4 Rory Arnold 5 Sam Carter 6 Scott Fardy 7 Michael Hooper (VC) 8 Sean McMahon BENCH: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau 17 Toby Smith 18 Greg Holmes 19 Dean Mumm 20 Ben McCalman 21 Nick Frisby 22 Christian Leali'ifano 23 Luke Morahan
SCORERS T: Moore C: Foley
15 Mike Brown (VC) 14 Anthony Watson 13 Jonathan Joseph 12 Owen Farrell (VC) 11 Jack Nowell 10 George Ford 9 Ben Youngs 1 Mako Vunipola 2 DYLAN HARTLEY (C) 3 Dan Cole 4 Maro Itoje 5 George Kruis 6 Chris Robshaw 7 James Haskell 8 Billy Vunipola (VC) BENCH: 16 Jamie George 17 Matt Mullan 18 Paul Hill 19 Joe Launchbury 20 Courtney Lawes 21 Jack Clifford 22 Danny Care 23 Elliot Daly
SCORERS T: Hartley, Farrell C: Farrell (2) P: Farrell (3)
Referee: Craig Joubert (SARU)
Estádio Monumental José Fierro, Tucumán - Sunday 19 June 2016
KO: 18:10 HT: 17-10
15 Joaquín Tuculet 14 Santiago Cordero 13 Matías Moroni 12 Juan Martín Hernández 11 Manuel Montero 10 Nicolás Sánchez 9 Martín Landajo 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro 2 AGUSTÍN CREEVY (C) 3 Ramiro Herrera 4 Guido Petti 5 Javier Ortega Desio 6 Pablo Matera 7 Tomás Lezana 8 Facundo Isa BENCH: 16 Julián Montoya 17 Santiago García Botta 18 Enrique Pieretto 19 Ignacio Larrague 20 Juan Manuel Leguizamón 21 Tomás Cubelli 22 Santiago González Iglesias 23 Ramiro Moyano
SCORERS T: Montero, Tuculet, Petti, Pagadizaval C: Sanchez (3) P: Sanchez (3) Desio
15 Hugo Bonneval 14 Xavier Mignot 13 Julien Rey 12 Jonathan Danty 11 Djibril Camara 10 JULES PLISSON (C) 9 Baptiste Serin 1 Jefferson Poirot 2 Rémi Bonfils 3 Rabah Slimani 4 Julien Ledevedec 5 William Demotte 6 Loann Goujon 7 Raphaël Lakafia 8 Kevin Gourdon BENCH: 16 Clément Maynadier 17 Uini Atonio 18 Lucas Pointud 19 Fabrice Metz 20 Louis Picamoles 21 Sébastien Bézy 22 François Trinh-Duc 23 Gaël Fickou
SCORERS T: Bonfils C: Plisson P: Plisson (4) Poirot
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)
Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein - Friday 10 June 2016
KO: 19:10 HT: 3-22
15 Leolin Zas 14 Travis Ismaiel 13 Francois Venter (VC) 12 Howard Mnisi 11 Courtnall Skosan 10 Garth April 9 Nic Groom 8 Nizaam Carr 7 OUPA MOHOJE (C) 6 Sikhumbuzo Notshe 5 Stephan Lewies 4 JD Schickerling 3 Vincent Koch 2 Scarra Ntubeni 1 Thomas du Toit BENCH: 16 Malcolm Marx 17 Lizo Gqoboka 18 Coenie Oosthuizen 19 RG Snyman 20 Jean-Luc du Preez 21 Piet van Zyl 22 Francois Brummer 23 Lukhanyo Am
SCORERS T: Brummer, van Zyl, Notshe C: Brummer (3) P: April
15 Mike Haley 14 Alex Lewington 13 Nick Tompkins 12 Ollie Devoto† 11 Semesa Rokoduguni† 10 Danny Cipriani† 9 Dan Robson 1 Alec Hepburn 2 Tommy Taylor† 3 Kieran Brookes† 4 DAVE ATTWOOD (C)† 5 Charlie Ewels 6 Don Armand 7 Matt Kvesic† 8 Sam Jones BENCH: 16 George McGuigan 17 Ross Harrison 18 Jake Cooper-Woolley 19 Mitch Lees 20 Dave Ewers 21 Micky Young 22 Sam James 23 Christian Wade†
SCORERS T: Hepburn, Rokoduguni, Robson, Devoto C: Cipriani (3) P: Cipriani (2)
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge (SARU)
BC Place, Vancouver - Saturday 11 June 2016
KO: 15:00 HT: 12-13
15 Matt Evans 14 Dan Moor 13 Brock Staller 12 Nick Blevins 11 Taylor Paris 10 Pat Parfrey 9 Gordon McRorie 1 Djustice Sears-Duru 2 Ray Barkwill 3 Jake Ilnicki 4 JAMIE CUDMORE (C) 5 Evan Olmstead 6 Kyle Baillie 7 Lucas Rumball 8 Aaron Carpenter BENCH: 16 Eric Howard 17 Tom Dolezel 18 Matt Tierney 19 Paul Ciulini 20 Matt Heaton 21 Alistair Clark 22 Jamie Mackenzie 23 Mozac Samson
SCORERS T: Paris, Barkwill, Cudmore, Carpenter C: McRorie
15 Kotaro Matsushima 14 Mifiposeti Paea 13 Tim Bennetts 12 Harumichi Tatekawa 11 Yasutaka Sasakura 10 Yu Tamura 9 Fumiaki Tanaka 1 Keita Inagaki 2 Takeshi Kizu 3 Kensuke Hatakeyama 4 Kazuhiko Usami 5 Naohiro Kotaki 6 Yoshiya Hosoda 7 Ta iyo Ando 8 Kyosuke Horie BENCH: 16 Futoshi Mori 17 Masataka Mikami 18 Shinnosuke Kakinaga 19 Kotaro Yatabe 20 Shokei Kin 21 Kaito Shigeno 22 Kosei Ono 23 Rikiya Matsuda
SCORERS T: Kizu, Tamura (2) P: Tamura (4)
Referee: Federico Anselmi (UAR)
Apia Park, Apia - Saturday 11 June 2016
KO: 15:00 HT: 6-9
15 Albert Nikoro 14 Faatoina Autagavaia 13 Reynold Lee Lo 12 Faialaga Afamasaga 11 DAVID LEMI (C) 10 Patrick Fa'apale 9 Dwayne Polataivao 1 Sam Aiono 2 Motu Matuu 3 James Johnston 4 Faatiga Lemalu 5 Teofilo Paulo 6 Alafoti Faosiliva 7 TJ Ioane 8 Jeff Lepa BENCH: 16 Seilala Lam 17 Nuuuli Lene 18 Jake Grey 19 Talaga Alofipo 20 Oneone Faafou 21 Danny Tusitala 22 D'Angelo Leuila 23 Malu Falaniko
SCORERS T: Lemi C: Fa'apale P: Fa'apale (4)
15 Merab Kviriashvili 14 Giorgi Pruidze 13 David Kacharava 12 Merab Sharikadze 11 Sandro Todua 10 Lasha Khmaladze 9 Giorgi Begadze 1 Karlen Asieshvili 2 Jaba Bregvadze 3 Irakli Mirtskhulava 4 Giorgi Chkhaidze 5 Giorgi Nemsadze 6 SHALVA SUTIASHVILI (C) 7 Giorgi Tkhilaishvili 8 Lasha Lomidze BENCH: 16 Shalva Mamukashvili 17 Zurab Zhvania 18 Anton Peikrishvili 19 Nodar Cheishvili 20 Saba Shubitidze 21 Vazha Khutsishvili 22 Lasha Malaghuradze 23 Tamaz Mchedlidze
SCORERS T: Tkhilaishvili C: Kvirikashvili P: Kvirikashvili (4)
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (NZRU)
Estádio Brigadier López, Santa Fe - Saturday 11 June 2016
KO: 15:45 HT: 17-16
15 Joaquin Tuculet 14 Santiago Cordero 13 Matías Moroni 12 Juan Martin Hernandez 11 Manuel Montero 10 Nicolas Sanchez 9 Martin Landajo Tetaz 1 Santiago García 2 AGUSTÍN CREEVY 3 Nahuel Chaparro (C) 4 Guido Petti 5 Matías Alemanno 6 Pablo Matera 7 Thomas Lezana 8 Facundo Isa BENCH: 16 Julian Montoya 17 Felipe Arregui 18 Enrique Pieretto 19 Javier Ortega Desio 20 Juan Manuel Leguizamón 21 Tomás Cubelli 22 Jerónimo de la Fuente 23 Ramiro Moyano
SCORERS T: Montero, Moroni C: Sanchez P: Sanchez (6) Petti
15 Luke McLean 14 Leonardo Sarto 13 Michele Campagnaro 12 Tommaso Boni 11 David Odiete 10 Carlo Canna 9 EDOARDO GORI (C) 1 Andrea Lovotti 2 Ornel Gega 3 Lorenzo Cittadini 4 Quintin Geldenhuys 5 Marco Fuser 6 Abraham Steyn 7 Simone Favaro 8 Andries van Schalkwyk BENCH: 16 Oliviero Fabiani 17 Sami Panico 18 Pietro Ceccarelli 19 Valerio Bernabo’ 20 Robert Barbieri 21 Guglielmo Palazzani 22 Tommaso Allan 23 Giovanbattista Venditti
SCORERS T: Sarto, Favaro C: Canna P: Canna (4)
Referee: Stuart Berry (SARU)
DHL Newlands, Cape Town - Saturday 11 June 2016
KO: 17:00 HT: 19-19
15 Willie le Roux 14 JP Pietersen 13 Lionel Mapoe 12 Damian De Allende 11 Lwazi Mvovo 10 Pat Lambie 9 Faf de Klerk* 1 Tendai Mtawarira 2 ADRIAAN STRAUSS (C) 3 Frans Malherbe 4 Eben Etzebeth 5 Lood de Jager 6 Francois Louw 7 Siya Kolisi 8 Duane Vermeulen BENCH: 16 Bongi Mbonambi* 17 Trevor Nyakane 18 Julian Redelinghuys 19 Pieter-Steph du Toit 20 Warren Whiteley 21 Rudy Paige 22 Elton Jantjies 23 Jesse Kriel
SCORERS T: Mvovo, du Toit C: Jantjies (2) P: Lambie, Jantjies de Jager
15 Jared Payne 14 Andrew Trimble 13 Robbie Henshaw 12 Luke Marshall 11 Keith Earls 10 Paddy Jackson 9 Conor Murray 8 Jamie Heaslip 7 Jordi Murphy 6 CJ Stander 5 Devin Toner 4 Iain Henderson 3 Mike Ross 2 RORY BEST (C) 1 Jack McGrath BENCH: 16 Sean Cronin 17 Finlay Bealham 18 Tadhg Furlong 19 Ultan Dillane 20 Rhys Ruddock 21 Kieran Marmion 22 Ian Madigan 23 Craig Gilroy
SCORERS T: Payne, Murray C: Jackson (2) P: Jackson (3) DG: Jackson Henshaw Stander
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (FFR)
Eden Park, Auckland - Saturday 11 June 2016
KO: 19:35 HT: 15-18
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
NZ v Wales Anthem time in Auckland already. Wales...hmmm...sadly not much hope against best sports outfit in the world!
NZ v Wales But before Wales can even try, it's hakatime with Ka Mate - not heard that for a while!
NZ 0-0 Wales 0m Wayne Barnes marshalling proceedings as the Summer Tours KO in earnest...
NZ 0-0 Wales 1m Aaron Cruden kicks off & ball goes aerial one way then other already before Wales concede 1st pen
NZ 0-0 Wales 2m Freshly hipstered(!) Cruden tees up already from c.H/W but hits post back into ABs hands in 22
NZ 0-0 Wales 3m Wales grab possession & clear Wales out of the danger zone back up to H/W but they're straight back
NZ 0-0 Wales 4m Only seconds pass & ABs already back into Welsh 22; crossfield kick goes too far but penalty coming
NZ 3-0 Wales 5m Much closer kick for Cruden in front of posts & this time he doesn't miss his target
NZ 3-0 Wales 6m A little break already whilst faffing occurs, water top ups, take a rest...(!)
NZ 3-0 Wales 7m First scrum of the game...& it needs to be reset; Wales put in just over H/W
NZ 3-0 Wales 8m Wales retain possession but ABs force them quickly back over H/W so forced to kick for territory
NZ 3-5 Wales 9m ABs stand around looking confused as spritely work & good hands puts Toby Faletau over in corner
NZ 3-5 Wales 10m Dan Biggar does his ancy hot coals dance by the tee before pushing conversion across uprights
NZ 3-5 Wales 12m Wales clear ABs from 22 from restart pushing the attack back temporarily...
NZ 3-5 Wales 13m Waisake Naholo knocks on giving Wales attacking position but it doesn't last...
NZ 8-5 Wales 16m Nigh on impossible to stop the ABs when they switch it on...it's Julian Savea over in corner
NZ 8-5 Wales 17m However, Cruden is no Dan Carter & he pulls conversion wide too
NZ 8-5 Wales 18m Uh oh. ABs have the taste of it now, & off they trot again...a v quick trot mind you!
NZ 13-5 Wales 19m Lightning work from Ben Smith & Naholo redeems his earlier penalty with a solid try
NZ 15-5 Wales 20m Cruden begins to find his point-scoring kicking form & converts neatly
NZ 15-5 Wales 21m ABs need to watch little indisciplined moments & not get caught offside to hand over penalties
NZ 15-8 Wales 22m Biggar punishes this one with a 3-pointer from in front of posts but fairly far back
NZ 15-8 Wales 23m Wales lose a try scoring opportunity into ABs 22, but another penalty comes quickly...
NZ 15-8 Wales 24m Attack was good but Liam Williams ends up isolated; however, Dane Cole's offside
NZ 15-11 Wales 25m We all know Dan Biggar can kick & he does - again - another 3 points to keep in touch
NZ 15-11 Wales 27m Wales turn ABs at breakdown thru Jonathan Davies, but Brodie Retallick halts George North charge
NZ 15-11 Wales 28m ABs turn the tide & attack with a mission; it's Naholo again who is so dangerous but stopped
NZ 15-11 Wales 29m Looks like Warren Gatland has been paying attention & desperately wants his Wales to beat ABs
NZ 15-11 Wales 30m Wales have never beaten the All Blacks but are giving them a run for their money today
NZ 15-16 Wales 31m Poor tackling attempts from ABs can't stop Rhys Webb from finding the tryline right under posts
NZ 15-18 Wales 32m An easy conversion for Biggar & Wales are ahead; ABs need to regroup desperately
NZ 15-18 Wales 34m ABs conceded 12 handling errors, 8 turnover's, & had 70% possession but still losing. Not impressive
NZ 15-18 Wales 36m Wales have bit between their teeth today & look like a whole new side today...
NZ 15-18 Wales 37m It's a proper mess at the ABs tryline after the ball flies all over & Cruden saves try
NZ 15-18 Wales 38m Barnes checks with TMO for Jonathan D pulled back; scrum Wales 5m from tryline...
NZ 15-18 Wales 39m Scrum is steady for Wales & now they have another opportunity to score & increase lead before HT
NZ 15-18 Wales 40m Only a couple of cms from whitewash out wide but Hallam Amos forced into touch & it's ABs 5m lineout
NZ 15-18 Wales 40+1m The lineout is good for ABs & kick ball quickly into touch for HT whistle for a much needed break
NZ 15-18 Wales HT T: Savea, Naholo C: Cruden P: Cruden | T: Faletau, Webb C: Biggar P: Biggar (2)
NZ 15-18 Wales HT Wales have taken ABs unawares & have just attacked fiercely; rightly ahead.
NZ 15-18 Wales 41m Teams have returned & Wales make 1st error for ABs to attack - but lets take a break already...
NZ 15-18 Wales 42m Not really clear what is occurring but Beauden Barrett replaces Savea - doesn't look injured!
NZ 15-18 Wales 42m Not really clear what is occurring but Beauden Barrett replaces Savea - doesn't look injured!
NZ 15-18 Wales 43m ABS really have the heebie jeebies - poor handling...actually poor everything
NZ 15-18 Wales 44m Lacklustre energy all round; Charlie Faumuina replaces Owen Franks in front row and...
NZ 15-18 Wales 45m ...Jake Ball replaces Alun Wyn Jones. This is all quite odd.
NZ 15-18 Wales 46m AWJ off HIA while Wyatt Crockett on for Joe Moody in front row
NZ 15-18 Wales 47m Liam Williams infringed in own 22 & ABs have advantage; Malakai Fekitoa almost scores but...
NZ 15-18 Wales 47m ...Webb tackles him safe & intercept but called back for penalty
NZ 18-18 Wales 48m Cruden equalises for ABs with easy penalty, but they don't look threatening at all
NZ 18-18 Wales 49m Time for Hansen to get some messages onto his team already coz HT chat didn't work!
NZ 18-18 Wales 50m Romano was pinged for attacking lineout jumper but Biggar missed the uprights with penalty
NZ 18-18 Wales 51m Barrett shuts down North attack while AWJ back on from HIA (rather quickly!)
NZ 18-18 Wales 52m A late tackle on Rhys Webb & Biggar has another opportunity to march ahead from easier kick
NZ 18-21 Wales 53m Biggar doesn't fail & Wales are back in front
NZ 18-21 Wales 54m The All Blacks appear to have forgotten how to play rugby. The world is confused.
NZ 18-21 Wales 55m Patrick Tuipulotu replaces Luke Romano as ABs continue to look unimpressive
NZ 18-21 Wales 57m Can't quite believe this morning's spectacle. Baffled is an understatement.
NZ 18-21 Wales 59m ABs may have had a flashback & look like they might just have remembered where they are...
NZ 18-21 Wales 60m ...& why they are at Eden Park as Naholo attacks quite fiercely down the line, but...
NZ 18-21 Wales 60m ...he's bundled into touch & is halted promptly - but touch judge took his time!
NZ 18-21 Wales 61m ABs collect themselves, & Wales possession doesn't stop them; win ball back & attack
NZ 18-21 Wales 62m It's Naholo who is the star again as he bundles over the whitewash to score under piles of Welsh
NZ 23-21 Wales 63m Barnes checks grounding with TMO before awarding the try...it's good
NZ 25-21 Wales 64m Cruden has no issues with the simple conversion & ABs are back ahead...a tiny bit
NZ 25-21 Wales 65m Ardie Savea replaced Sam Cane a tad earlier, & now Welsh changes are coming
NZ 25-21 Wales 65m Anscombe, Scott Williams, Evans & Baldwin on for Liam Williams, Roberts, Gethin Jenkins & Owens
NZ 25-21 Wales 67m The ABs are definitely back - they have figured it out finally!
NZ 30-21 Wales 68m The attack comes hard & it captain Kieran Read is the perpetrator of the Welsh downfall...
NZ 32-21 Wales 69m ...Cruden converts while TJ Perenara replaces Aaron Smith
NZ 32-21 Wales 70m It's Wales who are now error-strewn & the ABs are on the attack again
NZ 32-21 Wales 70m A sharp pass from Cruden to Perenara who sprints to the tryline to score
NZ 32-21 Wales 70m Barnes to TMO who says ball came out of hands backwards tho travelled forwards, but...
NZ 32-21 Wales 70m ...Barnes wrongly decides otherwise & its no try.
NZ 32-21 Wales 72m Mightily unhappy Cruden-rightly so-while Faletau gets hands on ball & charges to score, but...
NZ 32-21 Wales 73m This one's called correctly as Faletau is way ahead of kicker so not try.
NZ 32-21 Wales 74m 2nd ABs debut today for Seta Tamanivalu on for Fekitoa; Ardie Savea's the other
NZ 32-21 Wales 75m ABs hanging out back down by the Welsh 22 but a turnover & Wales clear ABs away
NZ 32-21 Wales 75m Harris for Coles | Ball, Ellis Jenkins, Francis & Gareth Davies for Bradley Davies, Warburton, Lee & Webb
NZ 32-21 Wales 76m Wales charge into ABs 22 & chip ahead lands over tryline but is saved...but...
NZ 32-21 Wales 77m ...there's a teenie knock on but an A/B & Wales have the ball in the 22...
NZ 32-21 Wales 78m However, Wales mess up the opportunity & ABs force play to other end of field
NZ 32-21 Wales 79m ABs lurk dangerously close to the Welsh 22 & pile on the pressure on the Welsh 'fresh legs'
NZ 37-21 Wales 80m ABs scrum just outside the 22 & they execute it well...well enough for Nathan Harris to find tryline
NZ 39-21 Wales 80+1m Wales stand around looking lost as Cruden superbly curls the ball in between the uprights
NZ 39-21 Wales 80+2m Wales are put out of their misery & the ABs retain their record at Eden Park
15 Ben Smith 14 Waisake Naholo 13 Malakai Fekitoa 12 Ryan Crotty 10 Aaron Cruden 11 Julian Savea 9 Aaron Smith 1 Joe Moody 2 Dane Coles 3 Owen Franks 4 Luke Romano 5 Brodie Retallick 6 Jerome Kaino 7 Sam Cane 8 KIERAN READ (C) BENCH: 16 Nathan Harris 17 Wyatt Crockett 18 Charlie Faumuina 19 Patrick Tuipulotu 20 Ardie Savea 21 TJ Perenara 22 Beauden Barrett 23 Seta Tamanivalu
SCORERS T: Savea, Naholo (2), Read, Harris C: Cruden (4) P: Cruden (2)
15 Liam Williams 14 George North 13 Jonathan Davies 12 Jamie Roberts 11 Hallam Amos 10 Dan Biggar 9 Rhys Webb 8 Taulupe Faletau 7 SAM WARBURTON (C) 6 Ross Moriarty 5 Alun Wyn Jones 4 Bradley Davies 3 Samson Lee 2 Ken Owens 1 Gethin Jenkins BENCH: 16 Scott Baldwin 17 Rob Evans 18 Tomas Francis 19 Jake Ball 20 Ellis Jenkins 21 Gareth Davies 22 Gareth Anscombe 23 Scott Williams
SCORERS T: Faletau, Webb C: Biggar P: Biggar (3)
Referee: Wayne Barnes (RFU)
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane - Saturday 11 June 2016
KO: 20:00 HT: 13-19
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Not long til Wallabies v England in Brisbane where the visitors have never won.
Wallabies v England Mike Brown runs out for his 50th England cap after Dylan Hartley leads the team out
Wallabies v England Aunty Valda gives acknowledgement to the Aboriginal land where the teams play today.
Wallabies v England Anthems done...it's all to play for today; England tipped for a win! Hmmm.... we'll see.
Wallabies v England Roman Poite holds the power today as we prepare for KO...
Wallabies 0-0 England 1m Bernard Foley kicks off the series right into Brownie's hands - penalty England in own 22
Wallabies 0-0 England 2m Surprisingly it's Michael Hooper who gives it away at the breakdown
Wallabies 0-0 England 2m England drive play to halfway with assured determination before turnover
Wallabies 0-0 England 3m Dane Haylett-Petty charges back into English 22 on debut for Australia & they look dangerous
Wallabies 0-0 England 4m 10 phases in & Aussies are right under the posts before the turnover comes & Ben Youngs clears
Wallabies 0-0 England 5m Stephen Moore throws into lineout just outside the 22 & it's good as they go again
Wallabies 0-0 England 5m But Chris Robshaw steals the ball at the breakdown deftly & England are doing just as well
Wallabies 0-0 England 6m Handbags drawn awfully early after Maro Itoje secures the lineout; ref has words with captains
Wallabies 0-0 England 7m Sharp work from Marland Yarde but a Youngs kick is too long & it's an Aussie lineout
Wallabies 0-0 England 7m After a time off, the lineout is good & Aussies get over halfway; defence is solid tho....
Wallabies 0-0 England 8m Izzy Folau breaks smartly & offloads overhead to Hooper almost at corner but...
Wallabies 0-0 England 9m ..he's promptly tackled but ball is fast recycled, debutant Samu Kerevi holds off tackles...
Wallabies 5-0 England 9m ... & Hooper finds the corner flag to score inside of it
Wallabies 5-0 England 10m Foley, however, misses the conversion. Aussies up & looking v proficient
Wallabies 5-0 England 12m England prevent another attack and start to put on a touch of pressure; up to Aussie 10m
Wallabies 5-0 England 13m Aussies regain possession & clear England to own 10m; lineout
Wallabies 5-0 England 14m Moore's lineout is good & they're into the 22, despite Yarde's best efforts
Wallabies 10-0 England 16m Drift attack baffles the English while Folau glances thru Owen Farrell's advances to score
Wallabies 10-0 England 17m Foley misses again but it does hit post from out wide. Sublime try tho...
Wallabies 10-0 England 18m England not looking too clever - to not amateur by any means; Aussies just sharp
Wallabies 10-0 England 19m The English attack comes & it looks most excellent til Nick Phipps intercepts in 22
Wallabies 10-0 England 20m Aussies get it away but not for long as England go again & David Pocock infringes at breakdown
Wallabies 10-0 England 21m England penalty in the Aussie 22 but time off as blood pours off Moore's eyebrow...
Wallabies 10-3 England 21m Quite a lot of claret on Mako Vunipola's face too; Faz, meanwhile, opens England's a/c
Wallabies 10-3 England 22m Aussie possession is quickly taken away from restart; Home penalties: 5 England: 0
Wallabies 10-3 England 23m England attack and do well; win lineout while Rob Simmons is crushed in maul
Wallabies 10-3 England 24m Poite doesn't stop play almost on top of injured Simmons! Eventually whistle goes...
Wallabies 10-3 England 25m James Horwill replaces Simmons; Aussie kick misses touch - Brownie thumps it back
Wallabies 10-3 England 26m Aerial football ensues & a lineout goes well for England on Aussie 22
Wallabies 10-3 England 27m Aussies gift another penalty in their 22 at breakdown & Hartley has word with ref for cheating
Wallabies 10-6 England 28m Faz adds 3 more while Christian Leali'ifano replaces woozy Rob Horne
Wallabies 10-6 England 29m Looks like Foley's in for the score but it goes to TMO much to annoyance of home crowd
Wallabies 10-6 England 29m Debutant Rory Arnold clearly obstructs Luther Burrell - no try - England ball
Wallabies 10-6 England 30m Excellent attack from England up to Aussie 22 & another penalty for visitors
Wallabies 10-9 England 30m George Ford on for Burrell to 10; Faz to 12 - after he's added 3 more points
Wallabies 10-9 England 31m The shuffle in the line is good for England; Aussies pass appallingly & ....
Wallabies 10-14 England 32m Jonathan Joseph kicks ball ahead, chases hard & scores magnificently
Wallabies 10-16 England 33m Faz converts to take a firm lead & fortunes have changed fast
Wallabies 10-16 England 35m Australia benefit from Brownie screwing up monumentally & have scrum
Wallabies 10-16 England 36m England pinged for hinging, Dan Cole starts a fight - handbags out & Aussie penalty
Wallabies 13-16 England 37m Foley adds 3 points and normal play resumes...
Wallabies 13-16 England 37m DHP making an impact on debut- superb tackle on Yarde who deftly releases before in touch
Wallabies 13-16 England 38m England lineout is good but Mako drops ball no thanks to Hooper
Wallabies 13-16 England 39m Aussie defensive scrum; England win penalty & Robbo hilariously ushers Cole away
Wallabies 13-16 England 39m Scott Sio the culprit as Faz tees up from just inside the Aussie 10m
Wallabies 13-19 England 40+1m Faz widens the gap again by 3 and finally it's HT
Wallabies 13-19 England HT T: Hooper, Folau P: Foley | T: Joseph C: Farrell P: Farrell (4)
Wallabies 13-19 England 41m Back for a second half extravaganza & Aussies are up to England 22 already
Wallabies 13-19 England 42m A good lineout from Wallabies but the ball is nicked back & cleared well
Wallabies 13-19 England 44m The water boy decides he can interfere with a high ball to Brownie - penalty England
Wallabies 13-19 England 45m The lineout is good, The Brand breaks smartly into 22, ball chipped across to Yarde...
Wallabies 13-24 England 46m ...who flies over the T/L for an excellent try for England.
Wallabies 13-26 England 48m Faz converts with aplomb. This is a new England...
Wallabies 13-26 England 49m Aussies have chance to break back as England hand over pen, & they opt for lineout not 3 pts
Wallabies 13-26 England 50m But the lineout doesn't go well & England have a defensive scrum
Wallabies 13-26 England 51m Scrum wheels - England penalty from it & Itoje is thrilled like a happy bunny
Wallabies 13-26 England 53m The ensuing lineout, however, isn't so great for Itoje & Aussies get an attacking scrum
Wallabies 13-26 England 55m Finally Sio is pinged properly for infringing at the scrum & sent to the bin for 10
Wallabies 13-29 England 57m England's penalty & Faz adds yet another 3 delightful points
Wallabies 13-29 England 59m However, the visitors take their eye off the ball, Robbo can't make final tackle & ...
Wallabies 18-29 England 60m ...Hooper charges into the corner for an excellent try
Wallabies 18-29 England 61m Meanwhile, Foley's conversion glances at the uprights & moseys straight on passed them
Wallabies 18-29 England 62m Mumm, Kepu & Polota-Nau on for Arnold, Holmes & Moore in 3rd quarter
Wallabies 18-29 England 63m England lose lineout guru George Kruis who is replaced by man-monster Courtney Lawes
Wallabies 18-29 England 64m England pinged at breakdown for offside, but the brand saves England's bacon
Wallabies 18-29 England 66m Slipper for Sio | Hill & Mullan for Cole & Mako V
Wallabies 18-29 England 67m Aussies caught in trouble again - offside at back of lineout & England penalty
Wallabies 18-32 England 68m Faz pumps over a 6th penalty for England & it all slips away from the Wallabies
Wallabies 18-32 England 69m Aussies come back hard, but Youngs almost sits on attackers head; England thwart try
Wallabies 18-32 England 70m Fardy for Pocock | Care & Nowell for Watson & Youngs
Wallabies 18-32 England 71m Aussies attack again, but this time England cant' stop them in their tracks...
Wallabies 23-32 England 72m Tevita Kuridrani flies under the posts for a score to step back into game
Wallabies 25-32 England 74m From in front of posts, Foley can't miss & a converted try would equalise it...
Wallabies 25-32 England 74m This is test rugby - most excellent spectacle in Brisbane today - edge of seat stuff
Wallabies 25-32 England 75m Michael Cheika having a hissy fit in the coaches' box as Robbo thwarts another attempt
Wallabies 25-32 England 76m England give up a penalty on 10m from a scrum...interesting decision from Foley...
Wallabies 28-32 England 77m Foley goes for the uprights from 40 odd metres but it is in front of posts & it's good
Wallabies 28-32 England 78m Nick Frisby comes on for his debut replacing Phipps
Wallabies 28-32 England 79m England restart & Aussies steadily work way back up towards 10m before Kerevi knock on
Wallabies 28-32 England 79m Mullan collects & offloads to Care who belts into 22 > Launchbury but tackled...
Wallabies 28-37 England 80m Care > Haskell - Ford > chip over to corner > collected by Nowell on wing & he scores!
Wallabies 28-37 England 80+2m Faz kicks his final conversion in sublime fashion from touchline for 11 point win
Wallabies 28-37 England FT This is the first time England's ever won in Brisbane, & also by the biggest margin in Oz
15 Israel Folau 14 Dane Haylett-Petty* 13 Tevita Kuridrani 12 Samu Kerevi* 11 Rob Horne (VC) 10 Bernard Foley 9 Nick Phipps 1 Scott Sio 2 STEPHEN MOORE (C) 3 Greg Holmes 4 Rory Arnold* 5 Rob Simmons 6 Scott Fardy 7 Michael Hooper (VC) 8 David Pocock BENCH: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau 17 James Slipper 18 Sekope Kepu 19 James Horwill 20 Dean Mumm 21 Sean McMahon 22 Nick Frisby* 23 Christian Leali'ifano
SCORERS T: Hooper (2), Folau, Kuridrani C: Foley P: Foley (2) Sio
15 Mike Brown (VC) 14 Anthony Watson 13 Jonathan Joseph 12 Luther Burrell 11 Marland Yarde 10 Owen Farrell (VC) 9 Ben Youngs 1 Mako Vunipola 2 DYLAN HARTLEY (C) 3 Dan Cole 4 Maro Itoje 5 George Kruis 6 Chris Robshaw 7 James Haskell 8 Billy Vunipola (VC) BENCH: 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie 17 Matt Mullan 18 Paul Hill 19 Joe Launchbury 20 Courtney Lawes 21 Danny Care 22 George Ford 23 Jack Nowell
SCORERS T: Joseph, Yarde, Nowell C: Farrell (3) P: Farrell (6)
Referee: Romain Poite (FFR)
Twickenham - Sunday 29th May 2016
KO: 15:00 HT: 10-13 Att: 81,128
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE...
England 0-0 Wales 1m And we have KO under the watchful Italian eye of Marius Mitrea...
England 0-0 Wales 2m England have 1st lineout on their own 10m & Jonathan Joseph sprints magnificently almost up to 22
England 0-0 Wales 3m England just 5m out from tryline but Wales clear them back for lineout just outside 22
England 0-0 Wales 4m Wales steal possession & slowly move away from their 22 - defence holding well so far
England 0-0 Wales 4m James Haskell's offside & Wales take advantage by clearing up to England 22
England 0-5 Wales 5m Wales punish England hard with a try from Rob Evans, laying down a marker early
England 0-7 Wales 7m Dan Biggar converts & Wales are well away already
England 0-7 Wales 8m First scrum of the match goes to England but it's defensive on the 22 & there's a lot of fumbling
England 0-7 Wales 11m Next scrum is England's too, closer to the 10m... but Wales take play over halfway...
England 0-7 Wales 13m England not looking particularly clever as play is up by England's 22...
England 0-10 Wales 14m Another penalty gifted & it's all going Wales' way as Biggar adds 3
England 0-10 Wales 16m England finally get a break with Dan Lydiate infringing at breakdown-penalty outside 22 in front of posts
England 0-10 Wales 17m From in front of posts, quite unbelievably, George Ford misses the simplest of kicks!
England 0-10 Wales 19m England quickly attack again and the crowd get behind the for a huge drive...
England 5-10 Wales 20m Luther Burrell plays a blinder & charges over the tryline to score for the homeside
England 5-10 Wales 21m But Ford does himself no favours missing another simple kick! Where the score should be level...
England 5-10 Wales 23m Lydiate is hobbling around & gets replaced by James King - looks like his ankle
England 5-10 Wales 24m Wales come back hard and force England back into their 22...
England 5-10 Wales 25m England have a defensive lineout in their 22 & force play back to the 10m
England 5-10 Wales 26m But it's Welsh ball & they aren't letting this go...fight way back deeper into England territory
England 5-10 Wales 26m Wales on the attack & Dylan Hartley infringes at breakdown to hand over another penalty
England 5-13 Wales 27m Biggar punishes England with 3 more points.
England 5-13 Wales 29m Wales are yet to head into England's 22 and not come away with points...
England 5-13 Wales 30m England are well into the Welsh 22 & Rhys Webb is pinged for high tackle on Marland Yarde
England 5-13 Wales 31m England kick to corner & then let's all stop for a little rest shall we...
England 5-13 Wales 32m Wales push back outside of their 22 but England fight back & it's Anthony Watson over the line
England 5-13 Wales 32m Ref Mitrea heads up to TMO to check for try or no try...
England 10-13 Wales 32m Quite obviously it is a try...but today we can rely on Ford...to make a hash of it...
England10-13 Wales 33m Ford misses...AGAIN!!! Two tries up yet England are trailing.
England10-13 Wales 35m Launchbury is playing a blinder; Ford a nightmare; Yarde needs to pass...
England10-13 Wales 37m Wales force England back again & have attacking lineout on the 10m...
England10-13 Wales 38m Welsh into the 22 & Launchbury hands over a penalty at the breakdown; Welsh lineout 5m out...
England10-13 Wales 39m England wrangle ball away from the Welsh & look good getting it away...
England10-13 Wales 40m But poor pass from JJ > Watson trips over his own foot & England just hold on at breakdown to kick to touch
England 10-13 Wales HT T: Burrell, Watson | T: Evans C: Biggar P: Biggar (2)England 10-13 Wales HT Shocking from England so far...Wales aren't being particularly clever, but taking their chances
England 10-13 Wales HT England should be 17-13 up - thanks to Ford they're 7 points down missing a penalty + 2 conversions...
England 10-13 Wales HT ...not a fly half on the England bench! & Eddie Jones is taking only 2 to Australia! Really?!
England 10-13 Wales 40m Ford is back out ready to kick off...England will need help now!
England 10-13 Wales 41m Wales captain is now AWJ after Lydiate went off; England into Welsh 22...
England 10-13 Wales 42m England currently going backwards, outside the 22 before Wales steal possession...
England 10-13 Wales 43m England take back possession at breakdown on 10m, but we now have a time off...
England 10-13 Wales 43m Scott Baldwin gets attention, play resumes & England attack...
England 15-13 Wales 44m Excellent Launchbury offload to Ben Youngs who reaches over tryline to score
England 15-13 Wales 46m Poor defence from Wales followed up by a rubbish kick from Ford who misses. Again.
England 15-13 Wales 47m Biggar attempts offload to Moriarty who misses; Dan Cole intercepts..knocks it back to Clifford...
England 15-13 Wales 48m ...Clifford switches on turbo boost & charges to tryline to score! Off to TMO to check possible knock on
England 20-13 Wales 48m Cole knocks it back & the try is good
England 22-13 Wales 49m And miracle of miracles, Ford actually finds the uprights to convert!
England 22-13 Wales 50m Following restart, England have scrum just inside the halfway line, but it collapses...
England 22-13 Wales 52m Eventually the scrum operates, and there's a touch of faffing before it all gets going again
England 22-13 Wales 53m England find their go forward & head up to the Welsh 22...
England 22-13 Wales 54m A little jiggery pockery occurs but England still have possession & just in the 22
England 22-13 Wales 56m Such a good position, but England fluff it & Wales push play back to their 10m...time off
England 22-13 Wales 57m Dacey, Jenkins, Priestland & Anscombe for Baldwin, Evans, Biggar & Scott Williams
England 22-13 Wales 58m Josh Turnbull for AWJ; Jamie Roberts must take captain's mantle...
England 22-13 Wales 59 Starting in Welsh territory, ball flies to England half, much charging but ends up outside Welsh 22
England 22-13 Wales 61m Wales try desperately to hold England out who are forced to recycle again & again..Danny Care held back
England 27-13 Wales 62m Quick ball & it gets to Yarde who's worked damn hard this half to fly over near touch
England 27-13 Wales 64m Ford...surprise surprise...misses; hits post tho!
England 27-13 Wales 65m Ball flying from one end to the other- rapidly followed by red & white shirts....
England 27-13 Wales 66m Lloyd Williams for Webb | Elliot Daly & Ellis Genge for JJ & Matt Mullan
England 27-13 Wales 68m Wales hanging out around England's 22 but eventually they give up the ball
England 27-13 Wales 70m England force Wales back to the halfway line...but it doesn't last...
England 27-13 Wales 71m England win their defensive lineout & drive play back over halfway almost to the 22
England 27-13 Wales 71m Kvesic replaced The Brand earlier, & wins ball at breakdown for an easy penalty...
England 27-13 Wales 72m But of course, Ford ...guess what...misses. If there was ever a justification for expletives!
England 27-13 Wales 74m Ollie Devoto comes on ...for Ford! Huzzah!!!
England 27-13 Wales 74m Missed Paul Hill on for Cole a tad earlier...
England 27-13 Wales 76m Also Attwood for Lawes, and now Taylor for Hartley...
England 27-13 Wales 78m England work their way back up to the Welsh 22 - but Welsh in possession...
England 27-13 Wales 79m Wales do well to push back & are back over halfway...but it's England's ball
England 27-13 Wales 80m England clear back over halfway while Launchbury has been named Man of the Match
England 27-13 Wales 80m DC kicks the ball into the crowd for FT whistle
England 27-13 Wales FT Considering England - or more accurately - Ford missed 14 points - it's a surprise England won!
15 Mike Brown 14 Anthony Watson 13 Jonathan Joseph 12 Luther Burrell 11 Marland Yarde 10 George Ford 9 Ben Youngs 1 Matt Mullan 2 DYLAN HARTLEY (C) 3 Dan Cole 4 Joe Launchbury 5 Courtney Lawes 6 Teimana Harrison 7 James Haskell 8 Jack Clifford BENCH: 16 Tommy Taylor 17 Ellis Genge 18 Paul Hill 19 Dave Attwood 20 Matt Kvesic 21 Danny Care 22 Ollie Devoto 23 Elliot Daly
SCORERS T: Burrell, Watson, Youngs, Clifford, Yarde C: Ford
15 Liam Williams 14 George North 13 Scott Williams 12 Jamie Roberts 11 Hallam Amos 10 Dan Biggar 9 Rhys Webb 1 Rob Evans 2 Scott Baldwin 3 Samson Lee 4 Jake Ball 5 Alun Wyn Jones 6 Ross Moriarty 7 DAN LYDIATE (C) 8 Taulupe Faletau BENCH: 16 Kristian Dacey 17 Gethin Jenkins 18 Rhodri Jones 19 Josh Turnbull 20 James King 21 Lloyd Williams 22 Rhys Priestland 23 Gareth Anscombe
SCORERS T: Evans C: Biggar P: Biggar (2)
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR) Asst Referees: John Lacey (IRFU), George Clancy (IRFU) TMO: Simon McDowell (IRFU)