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2010 Tri Nations Series

The 2010 Tri Nations Series was the 15th annual Tri Nations series between the national rugby union teams of New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.

2010 Tri Nations Series
2010 Tri Nations Series logo.jpg
Date10 July 2010–
11 September 2010
Final positions
Champions New Zealand (10th title)
Bledisloe Cup New Zealand
Freedom Cup New Zealand
Mandela Challenge Plate Australia
Tournament statistics
Matches played9
Tries scored52 (5.78 per match)
Attendance441,997 (49,111 per match)
Top scorer(s)South Africa Morné Steyn (77)
Most triesAustralia James O'Connor
New Zealand Mils Muliaina
(4 tries)
2009
2011

New Zealand clinched the series crown with one match remaining, scoring two tries in the last 3 minutes to defeat South Africa 29–22 on 21 August in the first-ever Test at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.[1] The 2010 Tri-Nations season has seen new records set by the All Blacks; they are the first team to finish undefeated since the expansion of the tournament to 9 rounds, and have seen the highest number of tries and overall points in the history of the tournament.[2]

The series concluded 11 September 2010 with New Zealand's win over Australia 23–22.[3] The 2011 series commenced on 23 July 2011 in Australia.[4]

BackgroundEdit

New Zealand, South Africa and Australia were ranked first, second, and third in the IRB World Rankings, but this changed due to Australia's 21–20 loss to England on 16 June 2010. This game moved Australia down to fourth in the IRB World Rankings but they returned to third in rankings a week later, after France's heavy defeat to Argentina and Australia's win against Ireland in the last week of the 2010 mid-year rugby test series.

The final match of the Bledisloe Cup series between Australia and New Zealand took place after the Tri-Nations, on 30 October (the first 3 matches of the series were part of the Tri-Nations).

StandingsEdit

Place Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference 4 Tries 7 Point Loss
1   New Zealand 6 6 0 0 184 111 +73 3 0 27
2   Australia 6 2 0 4 162 188 −26 2 1 11
3   South Africa 6 1 0 5 147 194 −47 1 2 7

FixturesEdit

All times are local

New Zealand vs South Africa, AucklandEdit

10 July 2010
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand   32–12   South Africa
Try: Smith 18' c
Nonu 35' c
Read 56' c
Woodcock 79' m
Con: Carter (3/4)
Pen: Carter (2/3) 13', 24'
Report[5] Pen: Steyn (4/4) 6', 41', 46', 60'
Eden Park, Auckland
Attendance: 25,000[6]
Referee: Alan Lewis (Ireland)
FB 15 Mils Muliaina
RW 14 Cory Jane
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu
LW 11 Joe Rokocoko   58'
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Jimmy Cowan   54'
N8 8 Kieran Read
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Jerome Kaino   72'
RL 5 Tom Donnelly   72'
LL 4 Brad Thorn
TP 3 Owen Franks   64'
HK 2 Keven Mealamu   78'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock
Substitutes:
HK 16 Corey Flynn   78'
PR 17 Ben Franks   64'
LK 18 Sam Whitelock   72'
FL 19 Liam Messam   72'
SH 20 Piri Weepu   54'
FH 21 Aaron Cruden
WG 22 Richard Kahui   58'
Coach:
  Graham Henry
FB 15 Zane Kirchner
RW 14 Jean de Villiers
OC 13 Jaque Fourie
IC 12 Wynand Olivier   72'
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Morné Steyn   72'
SH 9 Ricky Januarie   76'
N8 8 Pierre Spies
OF 7 Francois Louw   52'
BF 6 Schalk Burger
RL 5 Victor Matfield
LL 4 Bakkies Botha   13' to 23'   52'
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis   59'
HK 2 John Smit (c)   72'
LP 1 Gurthrö Steenkamp
Substitutes:
HK 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle   72'
PR 17 BJ Botha   59'
LK 18 Andries Bekker   52'
LK 19 Danie Rossouw   52'
SH 20 Ruan Pienaar   76'
FH 21 Butch James   72'
WG 22 Gio Aplon   72'
Coach:
  Peter de Villiers

Touch judges:
Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Stuart Dickinson (Australia)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

  • Following the match, Bakkies Botha was handed a nine-week suspension for headbutting Jimmy Cowan in the first minute of the match, an offence missed by referee Alan Lewis. The suspension sidelined Botha for the remainder of the Tri Nations.[7]

New Zealand vs South Africa, WellingtonEdit

17 July 2010
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand   31–17   South Africa
Try: Nonu 7' m
Muliaina 11' m
Ranger 45' m
Dagg 65' c
Con: Carter (1/4)
Pen: Carter (2/4) 30', 69'
Weepu (1/1) 51'
Report[8] Try: Rossouw 36' c
Burger 74' c
Con: Steyn (2/2)
Pen: Steyn (1/1) 42'
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Attendance: 36,000
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
FB 15 Mils Muliaina
RW 14 Cory Jane
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu   73'
LW 11 Rene Ranger   63'
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Piri Weepu   63'
N8 8 Kieran Read
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)   76'
BF 6 Jerome Kaino
RL 5 Tom Donnelly   63'
LL 4 Brad Thorn
TP 3 Owen Franks   70'
HK 2 Keven Mealamu   76'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock
Substitutes:
HK 16 Corey Flynn   76'
PR 17 Ben Franks   70'
LK 18 Sam Whitelock   63'
FL 19 Liam Messam   76'
SH 20 Jimmy Cowan   63'
FH 21 Aaron Cruden   73'
FB 22 Israel Dagg   63'
Coach:
  Graham Henry
FB 15 Zane Kirchner
RW 14 Jean de Villiers   40'
OC 13 Jaque Fourie
IC 12 Wynand Olivier
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Morné Steyn
SH 9 Ricky Januarie   53'
N8 8 Pierre Spies   70'
OF 7 Francois Louw
BF 6 Schalk Burger
RL 5 Victor Matfield
LL 4 Danie Rossouw   4' to 14'   53'
TP 3 CJ van der Linde   40'
HK 2 John Smit (c)   76'
LP 1 Gurthrö Steenkamp
Substitutes:
HK 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle   76'
PR 17 BJ Botha   40'
LK 18 Andries Bekker   53'
N8 19 Ryan Kankowski   70'
SH 20 Ruan Pienaar   53'
FH 21 Butch James
WG 22 Gio Aplon   40'
Coach:
  Peter de Villiers

Touch judges:
Alan Lewis (Ireland)
Stuart Dickinson (Australia)
Television match official:
Glenn Newman (New Zealand)

  • During this match the All Blacks became the highest point scorers in international rugby, passing France.[9]
  • Following the match, Jean de Villiers was handed a two-week suspension for a lifting tackle against Rene Ranger. De Villiers' previously good disciplinary record was cited as a mitigating factor with regard to the length of suspension. The suspension sidelined de Villiers for the Springboks' next match against Australia.[10]

Australia vs South Africa, BrisbaneEdit

24 July 2010
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia   30–13   South Africa
Try: Mitchell 39' m
Genia 75' c
Con: O'Connor (1/1)
Pen: Giteau (5/6) 14', 19', 23', 31', 42'
O'Connor (1/1) 46'
Report[11] Try: Fourie 62' m
Steenlamp 71' m
Pen: Steyn (1/1) 17'
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Attendance: 44,284
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
FB 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper
RW 14 James O'Connor
OC 13 Rob Horne
IC 12 Matt Giteau   74'
LW 11 Drew Mitchell
FH 10 Quade Cooper   54' to 64'
SH 9 Will Genia
N8 8 Richard Brown   70'
OF 7 David Pocock
BF 6 Rocky Elsom (c)
RL 5 Nathan Sharpe
LL 4 Dean Mumm   68'
TP 3 Salesi Ma'afu
HK 2 Saia Fainga'a   54'
LP 1 Benn Robinson   58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Stephen Moore   54'
PR 17 James Slipper   58'
LK 18 Rob Simmons   68'
N8 19 Ben McCalman   70'
SH 20 Luke Burgess
FH 21 Berrick Barnes   74'
FB 22 Kurtley Beale
Coach:
  Robbie Deans
FB 15 Zane Kirchner
RW 14 Gio Aplon
OC 13 Jaque Fourie   2' to 12'
IC 12 Wynand Olivier   54'
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Morné Steyn   54'
SH 9 Ruan Pienaar   72'
N8 8 Pierre Spies   48' to 55'
BF 7 Ryan Kankowski   56'
OF 6 Schalk Burger
RL 5 Victor Matfield
LL 4 Danie Rossouw   68'
TP 3 BJ Botha   45' to 55'   68'
HK 2 John Smit (c)   72'
LP 1 Gurthro Steenkamp
Replacements:
HK 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle   72'
PR 17 CJ van der Linde   48'   55'   68'
LK 18 Flip van der Merwe   68'
N8 19 Dewald Potgieter   56'
SH 20 Francois Hougaard   72'
FH 21 Butch James   54'
FB 22 Juan de Jongh   54'
Coach:
  Peter de Villiers

Touch judges:
Keith Brown (New Zealand)
Vinny Munro (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Matt Goddard (Australia)

  • Following the match, two players, one from each team, were handed suspensions:[12]
    • Jaque Fourie was suspended for four weeks for a spear tackle of Richard Brown. He will miss the Springboks' next Test against the All Blacks.
    • Quade Cooper was suspended for two weeks for a spear tackle of Morné Steyn. As in the case of Jean de Villiers last week, Cooper's previously good disciplinary history was cited as a mitigating factor. The Australian Rugby Union appealed the length of the ban, presumably because the suspensions of Fourie and de Villiers kept them out of only one Test, but was denied.[13] Cooper was sidelined for the first two Bledisloe Cup Tests in Melbourne and Christchurch.

Australia vs New Zealand, MelbourneEdit

31 July 2010
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia   28–49   New Zealand
Try: Mitchell 7' m
Ashley-Cooper 55' c
Elsom 69' c
Con: Giteau (2/3)
Pen: Giteau 3', 30'
Barnes 17'
Report[14] Try: Carter 9' c
Muliaina 12' m, 46' c
McCaw 24' c
Jane 35' c
Rokocoko 58' m
Flynn 79' m
Con: Carter (4/7)
Pen: Carter 6', 33'
Etihad Stadium, Melbourne
Attendance: 51,409
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
FB 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper
RW 14 James O'Connor
OC 13 Rob Horne   55'
IC 12 Berrick Barnes
LW 11 Drew Mitchell   28' to 38',   43'  
FH 10 Matt Giteau   77'
SH 9 Will Genia   76'
N8 8 Richard Brown
OF 7 David Pocock
BF 6 Rocky Elsom (c)
RL 5 Nathan Sharpe   47'
LL 4 Dean Mumm
TP 3 Salesi Ma'afu   59'
HK 2 Stephen Moore   48'
LP 1 Benn Robinson
Replacements:
HK 16 Saia Fainga'a   48'
PR 17 James Slipper   59'
LK 18 Rob Simmons   47'
N8 19 Matt Hodgson
SH 20 Luke Burgess   76'
FH 21 Anthony Fainga'a   77'
FB 22 Kurtley Beale   55'
Coach:
  Robbie Deans
FB 15 Mils Muliaina
RW 14 Cory Jane   75'
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu   71'
LW 11 Joe Rokocoko
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Jimmy Cowan   33'
N8 8 Kieran Read
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Jerome Kaino
RL 5 Tom Donnelly   74'
LL 4 Brad Thorn   60'
TP 3 Owen Franks   22' to 32'   43'
HK 2 Keven Mealamu   71'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock
Replacements:
HK 16 Corey Flynn   71'
PR 17 Ben Franks   43'
LK 18 Sam Whitelock   60'
N8 19 Victor Vito   74'
SH 20 Piri Weepu   33'
FH 21 Aaron Cruden   71'
FB 22 Israel Dagg   75'
Coach:
  Graham Henry

Touch judges:
Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
Cobus Wessels (South Africa)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

  • Following the match, IRB referee chief Paddy O'Brien announced that Cobus Wessels would be dropped as a touch judge for the upcoming New Zealand–Australia Test because of a number of key errors, most notably Wessels' recommendation that Wallabies wing Drew Mitchell receive the first of his two yellow cards for what O'Brien deemed a marginal penalty. As a result, the IRB made a one-off exception to its standard policy of requiring neutral touch judges and referees for international matches, assigning New Zealander Keith Brown to take Wessels' place.[15]

New Zealand vs Australia, ChristchurchEdit

7 August 2010
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand   20–10   Australia
Try: Muliaina 6' c
Smith 13' c
Con: Carter (2/2)
Pen: Carter (2/2) 34', 70'
Report[16] Try: Beale 9' c
Con: Giteau (1/1)
Pen: Giteau (1/2) 18'
FB 15 Mils Muliaina
RW 14 Cory Jane
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu
LW 11 Joe Rokocoko
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Piri Weepu   75'
N8 8 Kieran Read
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Jerome Kaino   70'
RL 5 Tom Donnelly   50'
LL 4 Brad Thorn
TP 3 Owen Franks   42'
HK 2 Keven Mealamu   76'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock
Replacements:
HK 16 Corey Flynn   76'
PR 17 Ben Franks   42'
LK 18 Sam Whitelock   50'
N8 19 Victor Vito   70'
SH 20 Alby Mathewson   75'
FH 21 Aaron Cruden
FB 22 Benson Stanley
Coach:
  Graham Henry
FB 15 Kurtley Beale
RW 14 James O'Connor
OC 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper
IC 12 Anthony Fainga'a
LW 11 Drew Mitchell
FH 10 Matt Giteau
SH 9 Will Genia
N8 8 Richard Brown   55'
OF 7 David Pocock
BF 6 Rocky Elsom (c)
RL 5 Nathan Sharpe   65'
LL 4 Dean Mumm
TP 3 Salesi Ma'afu   64'
HK 2 Saia Fainga'a
LP 1 Benn Robinson
Replacements:
HK 16 Stephen Moore
PR 17 James Slipper   64'
LK 18 Rob Simmons   65'
N8 19 Matt Hodgson   55'
SH 20 Luke Burgess
FH 21 Berrick Barnes
FB 22 Cameron Shepherd
Coach:
  Robbie Deans

Touch judges:
Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Keith Brown (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Cobus Wessels (South Africa)

South Africa vs New Zealand, JohannesburgEdit

21 August 2010
17:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa   22–29   New Zealand
Try: Burger 24' c
Con: Steyn (1/1)
Pen: Steyn (5/5) 10', 12', 31', 43', 62'
Report[17] Try: Woodcock 36' m
McCaw 77' m
Dagg 79' c
Con: Carter (1/3)
Pen: Carter (4/6) 5', 19', 27', 66'
FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
Attendance: 94,713[18]
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
FB 15 Gio Aplon
RW 14 JP Pietersen
OC 13 Juan de Jongh
IC 12 Jean de Villiers
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Morné Steyn
SH 9 Francois Hougaard   76'
N8 8 Pierre Spies
OF 7 Juan Smith   58'
BF 6 Schalk Burger
RL 5 Victor Matfield
LL 4 Flip van der Merwe   69'
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis   62'
HK 2 John Smit (c)
LP 1 Gurthro Steenkamp
Replacements:
HK 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle
PR 17 CJ van der Linde   62'
LK 18 Danie Rossouw   69'
N8 19 Francois Louw   58'
SH 20 Ricky Januarie   76'
FH 21 Butch James
FB 22 Wynand Olivier
Coach:
  Peter de Villiers
FB 15 Mils Muliaina
RW 14 Cory Jane
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu
LW 11 Joe Rokocoko   57'
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Jimmy Cowan   42'
N8 8 Kieran Read
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Jerome Kaino   70'
RL 5 Tom Donnelly   49'
LL 4 Brad Thorn
TP 3 Ben Franks   62'
HK 2 Keven Mealamu
LP 1 Tony Woodcock
Replacements:
HK 16 Corey Flynn
PR 17 John Afoa   62'
LK 18 Sam Whitelock   49'
N8 19 Victor Vito   70'
SH 20 Piri Weepu   42'
FH 21 Aaron Cruden
FB 22 Israel Dagg   57'
Coach:
  Graham Henry

Touch judges:
Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Simon McDowell (Ireland)
Television match official:
Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

  • Springboks captain John Smit became the second Bok to earn 100 Test caps, after Percy Montgomery.
  • The result of this match meant that the All Blacks took the 2010 Tri-Nations title with one match remaining,[19][20][21] as well as the Freedom Cup.
  • This game also marked the All Blacks' 1000th win in international rugby, including non-Test matches.

South Africa vs Australia, PretoriaEdit

28 August 2010
17:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa   44–31   Australia
Try: Smith 8' c
Steenkamp 13' c
Spies 31' c
F. Steyn 49' c
Pietersen 79' c
Con: M. Steyn (4/4)
James (1/1)
Pen: M. Steyn (2/2) 19', 45'
F. Steyn (1/1) 67'
Report[22] Try: Genia 2' c
O'Connor (2) 5' c, 10' c
Mumm 25' c
Con: Giteau (4/4)
Pen: Giteau (1/2) 47'
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Attendance: 43,152[23]
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
FB 15 Francois Steyn
RW 14 JP Pietersen
OC 13 Jaque Fourie
IC 12 Jean de Villiers
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Morné Steyn   64'
SH 9 Francois Hougaard
N8 8 Pierre Spies
OF 7 Juan Smith
BF 6 Schalk Burger
RL 5 Victor Matfield
LL 4 Flip van der Merwe   48'
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis   53'
HK 2 John Smit (c)   59'   79'
LP 1 Gurthro Steenkamp
Replacements:
HK 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle   59'
PR 17 CJ van der Linde   53'   79'
LK 18 Danie Rossouw   48'
N8 19 Ryan Kankowski
SH 20 Ricky Januarie
FH 21 Butch James   64'
FB 22 Juan de Jongh
Coach:
  Peter de Villiers
FB 15 Kurtley Beale
RW 14 James O'Connor
OC 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper
IC 12 Matt Giteau
LW 11 Drew Mitchell
FH 10 Quade Cooper
SH 9 Will Genia
N8 8 Richard Brown   57'
OF 7 David Pocock
BF 6 Rocky Elsom (c)
RL 5 Nathan Sharpe   64'
LL 4 Dean Mumm
TP 3 Salesi Ma'afu   54'
HK 2 Saia Fainga'a   27' to 38'
LP 1 Benn Robinson
Replacements:
HK 16 Stephen Moore   27'   38'
PR 17 James Slipper   54'
LK 18 Ben McCalman   57'
N8 19 Rob Simmons   64'
SH 20 Luke Burgess
FH 21 Berrick Barnes
FB 22 Anthony Fainga'a
Coach:
  Robbie Deans

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Simon McDowell (Ireland)
Television match official:
Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

  • For the second straight week, a Springbok earned his 100th Test cap, with Victor Matfield reaching this milestone.[24]

South Africa vs Australia, BloemfonteinEdit

4 September 2010
17:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa   39–41   Australia
Try: Fourie 39'
Steenkamp 45'
de Villiers 53'
Con: M. Steyn (3/3) 40', 45', 54'
Pen: M. Steyn (6/6) 5', 17', 49', 60', 69', 75'
Report[25] Try: Beale 7'
O'Connor 13'
Moore 20'
Elsom 24'
Mitchell 71'
Con: Giteau (4/4) 8', 14', 21', 25'
O'Connor (1/1) 72'
Pen: Giteau (1/1) 1'
Beale (1/1) 79'
Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein
Attendance: 38,523
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
FB 15 Francois Steyn
RW 14 JP Pietersen
OC 13 Jaque Fourie
IC 12 Jean de Villiers
LW 11 Bryan Habana   50'
FH 10 Morné Steyn
SH 9 Francois Hougaard
N8 8 Pierre Spies   65'
OF 7 Juan Smith
BF 6 Schalk Burger
RL 5 Victor Matfield
LL 4 Danie Rossouw   60'
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis   55'
HK 2 John Smit (c)   65'
LP 1 Gurthrö Steenkamp
Replacements:
HK 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle   65'
PR 17 CJ van der Linde   55'
LK 18 Flip van der Merwe   60'
N8 19 Ryan Kankowski   65'
SH 20 Ricky Januarie
FH 21 Juan de Jongh
FB 22 Gio Aplon   50'
Coach:
  Peter de Villiers
FB 15 Kurtley Beale
RW 14 James O'Connor
OC 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper
IC 12 Matt Giteau   71'
LW 11 Drew Mitchell   73'
FH 10 Quade Cooper
SH 9 Will Genia   54'
N8 8 Ben McCalman
OF 7 David Pocock
BF 6 Rocky Elsom (c)
RL 5 Nathan Sharpe
LL 4 Mark Chisholm   53'
TP 3 Salesi Ma'afu   22'
HK 2 Stephen Moore   65'
LP 1 Benn Robinson
Replacements:
HK 16 Saia Fainga'a   65'
PR 17 James Slipper   22'
LK 18 Dean Mumm   53'
N8 19 Richard Brown
SH 20 Luke Burgess   54'
FH 21 Berrick Barnes   71'
FB 22 Anthony Fainga'a   73'
Coach:
  Robbie Deans

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Simon McDowell (Ireland)
Television match official:
Johann Meuwesen (South Africa)

  • This was the Wallabies' first win on the Highveld since 1963.[26]
  • John Smit earned his 102nd Test cap, equalling the South Africa record of Percy Montgomery.
  • Morné Steyn extended his personal streak of successful kicks at goal in Tests to 38. Statistics on success rates of goal kickers were not kept until the late 1980s, but it is very likely that Steyn has set an all-time record. Steyn surpassed the previous (recorded) best of Scotland's Chris Paterson at 36.[27]

Australia vs New Zealand, SydneyEdit

11 September 2010
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia   22–23   New Zealand
Try: O'Connor 16'
Ashley-Cooper 46'
Pen: Giteau (3/) 6', 31', 40'
Beale (1/1) 59'
Report[28] Try: McCaw 67'
Read 73'
Con: Weepu (2/2) 68', 73'
Pen: Weepu (3/3) 2', 10', 52'
ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 70,288
Referee: Mark Lawrence (South Africa)
FB 15 Kurtley Beale
RW 14 James O'Connor
OC 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper   79'
IC 12 Matt Giteau
LW 11 Lachie Turner
FH 10 Quade Cooper   73'
SH 9 Will Genia   72'
N8 8 Ben McCalman   73'
OF 7 David Pocock
BF 6 Rocky Elsom (c)
RL 5 Nathan Sharpe
LL 4 Mark Chisholm   56'
TP 3 Salesi Ma'afu   52'
HK 2 Stephen Moore
LP 1 Benn Robinson
Replacements:
HK 16 Huia Edmonds
PR 17 James Slipper   52'
LK 18 Dean Mumm   56'
N8 19 Richard Brown   73'
SH 20 Luke Burgess   72'
FH 21 Berrick Barnes   73'
IC 22 Anthony Fainga'a   79'
Coach:
  Robbie Deans
FB 15 Mils Muliaina
RW 14 Cory Jane   69'
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu
LW 11 Israel Dagg
FH 10 Aaron Cruden   60'
SH 9 Piri Weepu   79'
N8 8 Kieran Read
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Victor Vito   49'
RL 5 Tom Donnelly   61'
LL 4 Brad Thorn
TP 3 Owen Franks   61'
HK 2 Keven Mealamu   11'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock
Replacements:
HK 16 Corey Flynn   11'
PR 17 John Afoa   61'
LK 18 Anthony Boric   61'
N8 19 Jerome Kaino   49'
SH 20 Jimmy Cowan   79'
FH 21 Colin Slade   60'
WG 22 Rene Ranger   69'
Coach:
  Graham Henry

Touch judges:
Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
Christie du Preez (South Africa)
Television match official:
Matt Goddard (Australia)

Source: Tri Nations Web[29]
  • This test was a milestone for Richie McCaw, who surpassed Sean Fitzpatrick as the highest capped All Blacks Captain.[30]
  • The win is the 10th win in a row for the All Blacks over the Wallabies, a new record.[2]
  • The All Blacks are the first team in the Tri Nations series to win undefeated since the expansion of the competition to 9 rounds, the first to go undefeated since 2003 and in the 2010 season have set records for the highest points gained (184) and tries (22).[2]

Player statisticsEdit

Leading try scorersEdit

Top try scorers
Pos Name Tries Team
1 Mils Muliaina 4   NZL
= James O'Connor 4   AUS
3 Richie McCaw 3   NZL
= Drew Mitchell 3   AUS
= Gurthrö Steenkamp 3   RSA
6 Adam Ashley-Cooper 2   AUS
= Kurtley Beale 2   AUS
= Schalk Burger 2   RSA
= Israel Dagg 2   NZL
= Rocky Elsom 2   AUS
= Jaque Fourie 2   RSA
= Will Genia 2   AUS
= Ma'a Nonu 2   NZL
= Kieran Read 2   NZL
= Conrad Smith 2   NZL
= Tony Woodcock 2   NZL

Source: scrum.com[permanent dead link]

Leading point scorersEdit

Top 5 overall point scorers
Pos Name Points Team
1 Morné Steyn 77   RSA
2 Matt Giteau 64   AUS
3 Dan Carter 63   NZL
4 James O'Connor 27   AUS
5 Mils Muliaina 20   NZL

Source: scrum.com[permanent dead link]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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