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2008 June rugby union tests

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The 2008 mid-year rugby union tests (also known as the Summer Internationals in the Northern Hemisphere) refers to the international rugby union played from May to July 2008; they were mostly in the Southern Hemisphere. For Australia, New Zealand and South Africa they were preparation for the 2008 Tri-Nations. The Barbarians, an invitational club side, also conducted a three-match tour.

OverviewEdit

SeriesEdit

Tour Result Victor
New Zealand v England test series 2–0   New Zealand
South Africa v Wales test series 2–0   South Africa
Argentina v Scotland test series 1–1 Drawn
Australia v France test series 2–0   Australia

Other toursEdit

Team/Tour Opponents
Barbarians end of season tour   Belgium (won) -   Ireland (lost) -   England (lost)
Italy tour   South Africa (lost) -   Argentina (won)
Ireland tour   New Zealand (lost) -   Australia (won)

Barbarians matchesEdit

24 May 2008
(not a test)
16:00 CEST (UTC+02)
Belgium   10 – 84 Barbarians
Tries:   G. Thomas (4)

27 May 2008
19:45 BST (UTC+01)
Ireland   39 – 14 Barbarians
Tries: Bowe , Heaslip (2), Horgan (2)
Con: Wallace (4)
Pen: Wallace (2)
Tries:   Newby,   Wannenburg
Con:   Hewat (2)

1 June 2008
15:00 BST (UTC+01)
England   17 – 14 Barbarians
Try: Easter 14' c
Tait 64' c
Con: Flood
Brown
Pen: Flood
Try:   Mapusua 50' c
  G. Thomas 79' c
Con:   Gomarsall
  Jackson

International matchesEdit

7 June 2008
15:30 AST (UTC-03)
Argentina   21 – 15   Scotland
Tries: Tejeda 22' c
Tiesi 80' m
Con: Todeschini
Pen: Todeschini (3) 19', 56', 74'
Pen: Paterson (5) 3', 24', 34', 42', 47'

7 June 2008
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand   21 – 11   Ireland
Try: Sivivatu 14' m
Nonu 61' c
Con: Carter
Pen: Carter (3)
Try: P. Wallace 21' m
Pen: O'Gara (2)
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Attendance: 33,743
Referee:   Chris White (England)

7 June 2008
15:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa   43 – 17   Wales
Try: Jantjes 31' c
de Villiers 47' c
Spies 56' c
Montgomery 71' c
Con: James (4)
Pen: James (5)
Try: Roberts 37' c
S. Williams 67' c
Con: S. Jones
Hook
Pen: S. Jones
Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein
Attendance: 32,685
Referee:   Dave Pearson (England)
14 June 2008
16:10 AST (UTC-03)
Argentina   14 – 26   Scotland

14 June 2008
20:05 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia   18 – 12   Ireland
Try: Barnes 6' m
Horwill 21' c
Con: Giteau
Pen: Giteau (2)
Try: Leamy 15' c
O'Driscoll 62' m
Con: O'Gara
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
Attendance: 41,700
Referee:   Christophe Berdos (France)

14 June 2008
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand   37 – 20   England
Try: Smith 22' c
Carter 28' c
Muliaina 43' c
Sivivatu 46' c
Con: Carter (4)
Pen: Carter (3)
Try: Ojo 38', 72' c
Con: Barkley (2)
Pen: Barkley (2)
Eden Park, Auckland
Attendance: 45,000
Referee:   Nigel Owens (Wales)

14 June 2008
15:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa   37 – 21   Wales
Try: de Villiers (2) 11' c, 67' c
Januarie 18' c
du Plessis 80' c
Con: James (4)
Pen: James (3)
Try: Cooper 22' c
S Williams 28' m
Con: S Jones (1)
Pen: S Jones (3)
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Attendance: 45,000
Referee:   Lyndon Bray (New Zealand)
21 June 2008
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand   44 – 12   England
Try: Kahui,
Carter,
Nonu,c
Lauaki,c
Cowan,c
Con: Carter (4),
Donald,
Pen: Carter (3)
Try: Care,c
Varndell m
Con: Barkley

21 June 2008
15:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa   26 – 0   Italy
Try: Steyn,
du Plessis (2),
Mtawarira,
Con: Steyn (3)
28 June 2008
15:00 AST (UTC-03)
Argentina   12 – 13   Italy
Pen: Hernandez (2), Bosch (2) Try: Ghiraldini c
Con: Marcato
Pen: Marcato (2)

28 June 2008
20:05 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia   34 – 13   France
Try: Giteau 36' c
Sharpe 42' c
Elsom 46' c
Mortlock 60' c
Con: Giteau (4)
Pen: Giteau (2) 19' 50'
Try: Palisson 64' c
Con: Trinh-Duc (1)
Pen: Yachvili (2) 21' 40+2'
ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 48,899
Referee:   Marius Jonker (South Africa)

5 July 2008
20:05 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia   40 – 10   France
Tries:Hynes 6' c, Horwill 36' c, Cross (2) 58' c, 67' c
Con: Giteau (4)
Pen: Giteau 4', 16', 24', 30'
Tries:Trinh-Duc 79' c
Con: Yachvili
Pen: Trinh-Duc 40'
9 August 2008
15:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa   63 – 9   Argentina
Tries: Jacobs 31' c
Nokwe 34' c
Spies 42' c
Pietersen (2) 48' c, 76' c
du Preez 53' c
van Niekerk (2) 60' c, 62' c
du Plessis 70' c
Con: James (9)
Pen: Contepomi (3)
3 September 2008
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand   101 – 14   Samoa
Try: Muliaina (3)
Smith (2)
Kahui (2)
Thomson
Cowan
Donald
Williams
Kahui
Teoava
Weepu
Penalty try
Con: Carter (6)
Donald (7)
Try: Mai
Faosiliva
Con: Mai
Warren

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "George Clancy Ireland Profile". en.espn.co.uk. Retrieved 28 January 2018.

External linksEdit