2006 June rugby union tests

The 2006 June rugby union tests (also known as the summer tests in the Northern Hemisphere) were rugby union Test matches played during between June in 2006. It saw several tests between touring Northern Hemisphere sides and home Southern Hemisphere sides, including a test series between Australia and England, Argentina and Wales, New Zealand and Ireland and South Africa and Scotland. France played Romania and the Springboks, while Italy played Fiji and Japan.

Most of the fixtures acted as end-of-season tours of the Northern Hemisphere nations, and pre season matches for the Tri Nations Series and Pacific 5 Nations for the Southern Hemisphere nations.



Tour Result Winners
Australia v England test series 2–0   Australia
Argentina v Wales test series 2–0   Argentina
New Zealand v Ireland test series 2–0   New Zealand
South Africa v Scotland test series 2–0   South Africa

Other toursEdit

Team/Tour Opponents
French tour   Romania (W) –   South Africa (W)
Italian tour   Japan (W) –   Fiji (L)


10 June 2006
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand  34–23  Ireland
Try: Howlett
Con: McAlister (2)
Pen: McAlister (5)
Report[1]Try: O'Driscoll
Con: O'Gara (2)
Pen: O'Gara (3)
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Attendance: 29,850
Referee: Stuart Dickinson (Australia)
  • The scoreline belied the closeness of the contest, as Ireland were 20 minutes away from a first-ever win over the All Blacks, holding a 23–15 lead halfway through the second half.

10 June 2006
15:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa  36–16  Scotland
Try: Snyman
Con: Montgomery (2)
Pen: Montgomery (4)
Report[2]Try: Webster
Con: Paterson
Pen: Paterson (3)
ABSA Stadium, Durban
Attendance: 32,500
Referee: Donal Courtney (Ireland)
  • This was Scotland's largest-ever defeat in South Africa.

11 June 2006
14:45 ART (UTC-03)
Argentina  27–25  Wales
Try: Leguizamón
Núñez Piossek
Con: Todeschini (3)
Pen: Todeschini (2)
Report[3]Try: M. Jones
Con: Robinson (2)
Pen: Robinson (2)
Estadio Raúl Conti, Puerto Madryn
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
  • This was Argentina's first-ever Test in Patagonia. Puerto Madryn was the site where the first Welsh colonists arrived in Argentina, leading to the establishment of Y Wladfa in the 1860s.

11 June 2006
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  34–3  England
Try: Latham
Con: Mortlock (2)
Pen: Mortlock (5)
Pen: Barkley
Telstra Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 62,124
Referee: Alan Lewis (Ireland)

11 June 2006
14:05 JST (UTC+09)
Japan  6–52  Italy
Pen: Ikeda (2)Try: Sole
Mi. Bergamasco (2)
de Jager
Con: Pez (4)
Bortolussi (3)
Pen: Pez
Chichibunomiya, Tokyo
Attendance: 8,826
Referee: Scott Young (Australia)
17 June 2006
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand  27–17  Ireland
Try: Dermody
Con: McAlister (3)
Pen: McAlister (2)
Report[4]Try: Flannery
Con: O'Gara (2)
Pen: O'Gara
Eden Park, Auckland
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)

17 June 2006
14:45 ART (UTC-03)
Argentina  45–27  Wales
Try: Tiesi (2)
J. M. Fernández Lobbe
Con: Todeschini (3)
Pen: Todeschini (8)
Report[5]Try: Delve
S. Williams
Con: Robinson
Hook (2)
Pen: Hook (2)
José Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 18,102
Referee: Dave Pearson (England)
  • Argentina win a Test series against Wales for the first time.

17 June 2006
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  43–18  England
Try: Smith
Gerrard (2)
Con: Mortlock (5)
Pen: Mortlock
Try: Chuter
Con: Goode
Pen: Goode
Drop: Goode
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
Attendance: 41,278
Referee: Steve Walsh (New Zealand)
  • This was England's fifth consecutive Test defeat, their worst streak since 1984. Australia's George Gregan made his 120th international appearance, setting an all-time record for the sport.[6]

17 June 2006
20:00 (UTC+12)
Fiji  29–18  Italy
Try: Ligairi
Con: Bai (3)
Pen: Bai
Report[7]Try: Sole
Lo Cicero
Con: Pez
Pen: Pez (2)
Churchill Park, Lautoka
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Marius Jonker (South Africa)
  • Fiji claim a Six Nations scalp for the first time since 2000, when they defeated Italy (then newly admitted to the Six Nations), the last time the Azzurri visited Churchill Park.

24 June 2006
18:00 AWST (UTC+08)
Australia  37–15  Ireland
Try: Latham
Con: Mortlock (3)
Pen: Mortlock (2)
Report[8]Try: O'Gara
Con: O'Gara
Pen: O'Gara
Subiaco Oval, Perth
Attendance: 38,200
Referee: Kelvin Deaker (New Zealand)

24 June 2006
15:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa  26–36  France
Try: Russell
Pen: Montgomery (7)
Report[9]Try: Heymans
Clerc (2)
Con: Yachvili (2)
Pen: Yachvili (2)
Drop: Fritz
Newlands Stadium, Cape Town
Attendance: 52,000
Referee: Stuart Dickinson (Australia)
  • South Africa suffered their first defeat at home since 2003. The result meant that the teams switched places in the world rankings, with France overtaking South Africa for second.

24 June 2006
20:40 ART (UTC-03)
Argentina  19–25  New Zealand
Try: Durand
Con: Todeschini
Pen: Todeschini (4)
Report[10]Try: Carter
Con: Carter (2)
Pen: Carter (2)
José Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 37,000
Referee: Nigel Whitehouse (Wales)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Stats - allblacks.com". stats.allblacks.com. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa 36–16 Scotland". South African Rugby Union. 10 June 2006. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Argentina 27-25 Wales". 11 June 2006. Retrieved 14 September 2017 – via news.bbc.co.uk.
  4. ^ "Stats - allblacks.com". stats.allblacks.com. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Argentina 45-27 Wales". 17 June 2006. Retrieved 14 September 2017 – via news.bbc.co.uk.
  6. ^ "Squad Profiles: George Gregan". Australian Rugby Union. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2008.
  7. ^ "Fiji rugby news, commentary, fun, fixtures, results, downloads and features from Planet-Rugby.com". Archived from the original on 2006-11-08. Retrieved 2006-06-24.
  8. ^ "Australia 37-15 Ireland". 24 June 2006. Retrieved 14 September 2017 – via news.bbc.co.uk.
  9. ^ "South Africa 26-36 France". 24 June 2006. Retrieved 14 September 2017 – via news.bbc.co.uk.
  10. ^ "Stats - allblacks.com". stats.allblacks.com. Retrieved 14 September 2017.

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