2011 Tri Nations Series

The 2011 Tri Nations Series was the sixteenth annual Tri Nations rugby union series between the national rugby union teams of New Zealand, Australia and South Africa, respectively nicknamed the All Blacks, Wallabies and Springboks. It was also the last series in which only three teams participated, and the last under the Tri Nations name. In 2012, Argentina's Pumas joined this competition,[1] which was rebranded as The Rugby Championship.[2]

2011 Tri Nations Series
2011 Tri Nations Series logo.jpg
Date23 July 2011–
27 August 2011
Final positions
Champions Australia (3rd title)
Bledisloe Cup New Zealand
Freedom Cup New Zealand
Mandela Challenge Plate Australia
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Tries scored26 (4.33 per match)
Attendance278,981 (46,497 per match)
Top scorer(s)New Zealand Dan Carter (35)
Most triesAustralia Digby Ioane
New Zealand Ma'a Nonu
New Zealand Cory Jane
New Zealand Zac Guildford
South Africa John Smit
(2 tries)
2010
2012

The 2011 Rugby World Cup was held in New Zealand between 9 September and 23 October 2011. As a result, the 2011 Tri Nations was shortened to include only six games instead of the usual nine. Each team played the other two countries twice rather than three times. Australia won the series for the first time in ten years.[3][4][5]

StandingsEdit

Place Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference 4 Tries 7 Point Loss
1   Australia 4 3 0 1 92 79 +13 1 0 13
2   New Zealand 4 2 0 2 95 64 +31 1 1 10
3   South Africa 4 1 0 3 54 98 −44 0 1 5

FixturesEdit

All times are local

Australia vs South Africa, SydneyEdit

23 July 2011
20:05 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia   39–20   South Africa
Try: Alexander 9' c
Ioane 11' m
O'Connor 43' c
Moore 46' c
Ashley-Cooper 54' c
Con: O'Connor (4/5)
Pen: O'Connor (2/2) 37', 50'
Report[6] Try: Ralepelle 58' c
Smit 75' c
Con: Lambie (2/2)
Pen: M. Steyn (2/2) 30', 40'
ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 52,718
Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
FB 15 Kurtley Beale   70'
RW 14 James O'Connor
OC 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper   63'
IC 12 Pat McCabe
LW 11 Digby Ioane
FH 10 Quade Cooper
SH 9 Will Genia   64'
N8 8 Ben McCalman
OF 7 David Pocock   64'
BF 6 Rocky Elsom (c)   56'
RL 5 James Horwill   56'
LL 4 Rob Simmons
TP 3 Ben Alexander
HK 2 Stephen Moore   60'
LP 1 Sekope Kepu
Substitutes:
HK 16 Saia Fainga'a   60'
PR 17 Pekahou Cowan   70'
LK 18 Nathan Sharpe   56'
FL 19 Matt Hodgson   64'
FL 20 Scott Higginbotham   56'
SH 21 Nick Phipps   64'
CE 22 Anthony Fainga'a   63'
Coach:
  Robbie Deans
FB 15 Gio Aplon
RW 14 Bjorn Basson
OC 13 Juan de Jongh
IC 12 Wynand Olivier   66'
LW 11 Lwazi Mvovo
FH 10 Morné Steyn   56'
SH 9 Ruan Pienaar
N8 8 Ashley Johnson   51'
OF 7 Danie Rossouw
BF 6 Deon Stegmann
RL 5 Alistair Hargreaves
LL 4 Flip van der Merwe   33'
TP 3 Werner Kruger   60'
HK 2 John Smit (c)
LP 1 Dean Greyling   6' to 15'   23' to 33'   58'
Substitutes:
HK 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle   58'
PR 17 CJ van der Linde   6'   15'   23'   33'   60'
N8 18 Ryan Kankowski   33'
SH 19 Charl McLeod
FL 20 Jean Deysel   51'
CE 21 Adrian Jacobs   66'
FH 22 Patrick Lambie   56'
Coach:
  Peter de Villiers

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


New Zealand vs South Africa, WellingtonEdit

30 July 2011
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand   40–7   South Africa
Try: Crockett 13' m
Guildford 14' m, 64' m
Jane 32' m, 45' c
Slade 70' c
Con: Carter (2/6)
Pen: Carter (2/2) 2', 49'
Report[7] Try: Smit 29' c
Con: M. Steyn (1/1)
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Attendance: 28,895
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
FB 15 Mils Muliaina
RW 14 Cory Jane
OC 13 Conrad Smith   53'
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu   66'
LW 11 Zac Guildford
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Jimmy Cowan   56'
N8 8 Adam Thomson
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Jerome Kaino   56'
RL 5 Ali Williams
LL 4 Sam Whitelock   72'
TP 3 Ben Franks   42'   49'
HK 2 Andrew Hore   72'
LP 1 Wyatt Crockett
Substitutes:
HK 16 Corey Flynn   72'
PR 17 John Afoa   42'   49'
LK 18 Jarrad Hoeata   72'
N8 19 Liam Messam   56'
SH 20 Piri Weepu   56'
FH 21 Colin Slade   66'
CE 22 Sonny Bill Williams   53'
Coach:
  Graham Henry
FB 15 Morné Steyn   66'
RW 14 Bjorn Basson   66'
OC 13 Adi Jacobs   67'
IC 12 Juan de Jongh
LW 11 Lwazi Mvovo
FH 10 Patrick Lambie
SH 9 Ruan Pienaar
N8 8 Danie Rossouw
OF 7 Jean Deysel   48'
BF 6 Deon Stegmann
RL 5 Alistair Hargreaves
LL 4 Gerhard Mostert   74'
TP 3 Werner Kruger   47'
HK 2 John Smit (c)
LP 1 Dean Greyling   47'
Substitutes:
HK 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle   47'
PR 17 CJ van der Linde   47'
N8 18 Ryan Kankowski   74'
N8 19 Ashley Johnson   48'
SH 20 Charl McLeod   66'
CE 21 Wynand Olivier   67'
WG 22 Odwa Ndungane   66'
Coach:
  Peter de Villiers

Touch judges:
Stuart Dickinson (Australia)
James Leckie (Australia)
Television match official:
Garratt Williamson (New Zealand)


New Zealand vs Australia, AucklandEdit

6 August 2011
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand   30–14   Australia
Try: Nonu 8' c
Mealamu 27' c
Sivivatu 54' c
Con: Carter (3/3)
Pen: Carter (2/2) 6', 68'
Drop: Carter (1/1) 47'
Report[9] Try: Ioane 51' c
Elsom 76' c
Con: Cooper (2/2)
Eden Park, Auckland
Attendance: 52,182
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
FB 15 Mils Muliaina
RW 14 Sitiveni Sivivatu
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu
LW 11 Hosea Gear
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Piri Weepu
N8 8 Kieran Read
RF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
LF 6 Jerome Kaino
RL 5 Ali Williams
LL 4 Brad Thorn
TP 3 Owen Franks
HK 2 Keven Mealamu
LP 1 Wyatt Crockett
Substitutes:
HK 16 Andrew Hore
PR 17 Ben Franks
LK 18 Sam Whitelock
FL 19 Adam Thomson
SH 20 Andrew Ellis
FH 21 Colin Slade
CE 22 Sonny Bill Williams
Coach:
  Graham Henry
FB 15 Kurtley Beale
RW 14 James O'Connor
OC 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper
IC 12 Pat McCabe
LW 11 Digby Ioane
FH 10 Quade Cooper
SH 9 Will Genia
N8 8 Ben McCalman
RF 7 David Pocock
LF 6 Rocky Elsom (c)
RL 5 James Horwill
LL 4 Rob Simmons
TP 3 Ben Alexander
HK 2 Stephen Moore
LP 1 Sekope Kepu
Substitutes:
HK 16 Saia Fainga'a
PR 17 Pekahou Cowan
LK 18 Dan Vickerman
FL 19 Scott Higginbotham
SH 20 Luke Burgess
CE 21 Anthony Fainga'a
WG 22 Lachie Turner
Coach:
  Robbie Deans

Touch judges:
Marius Jonker (South Africa)
Christie du Preez (South Africa)
Television match official:
Glen Jackson (New Zealand)


South Africa vs Australia, DurbanEdit

13 August 2011
17:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa   9–14   Australia
Pen: F. Steyn (1/1) 3'
James (2/3) 16', 58'
Report[10] Try: Pat McCabe 48' m
Pen: O'Connor (3/4) 42', 66', 74'
FB 15 François Steyn
RW 14 JP Pietersen
OC 13 Jaque Fourie
IC 12 Jean de Villiers
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Butch James
SH 9 Fourie du Preez
N8 8 Pierre Spies
RF 7 Danie Rossouw
LF 6 Heinrich Brüssow
RL 5 Victor Matfield
LL 4 Bakkies Botha
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis
HK 2 John Smit (c)
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira
Substitutes:
HK 16 Bismarck du Plessis
PR 17 Gurthrö Steenkamp
LK 18 Gerhard Mostert
FL 19 Jean Deysel
SH 20 Francois Hougaard
FH 21 Morné Steyn
WG 22 Gio Aplon
Coach:
  Peter de Villiers
FB 15 Kurtley Beale
RW 14 James O'Connor
OC 13 Pat McCabe
IC 12 Adam Ashley-Cooper
LW 11 Digby Ioane
FH 10 Quade Cooper
SH 9 Will Genia
N8 8 Scott Higginbotham
RF 7 David Pocock
LF 6 Rocky Elsom (c)
RL 5 James Horwill
LL 4 Nathan Sharpe
TP 3 Ben Alexander
HK 2 Stephen Moore
LP 1 Sekope Kepu
Substitutes:
HK 16 Saia Fainga'a
PR 17 Salesi Ma'afu
LK 18 Sitaleki Timani
N8 19 Ben McCalman
N8 20 Radike Samo
SH 21 Luke Burgess
CE 22 Anthony Fainga'a
Coach:
  Robbie Deans

Touch judges:
George Clancy (Ireland)
Carlo Damasco (Italy)
Television match official:
Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

  • South Africa's starting XV had a total of 810 caps going into the match, an all-time record for the sport.[11]

South Africa vs New Zealand, Port ElizabethEdit

20 August 2011
17:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa   18–5   New Zealand
Pen: M. Steyn (5/5) 8', 10', 18' 27', 60'
Drop: M. Steyn (1/2) 32'
Report[12] Try: Kahui 35' m
FB 15 Patrick Lambie
RW 14 JP Pietersen
OC 13 Jaque Fourie
IC 12 Jean de Villiers
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Morné Steyn
SH 9 Fourie du Preez
N8 8 Pierre Spies
RF 7 Willem Alberts
LF 6 Heinrich Brüssow
RL 5 Victor Matfield (c)
LL 4 Bakkies Botha
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis
HK 2 Bismarck du Plessis
LP 1 Gurthrö Steenkamp
Substitutes:
HK 16 John Smit
PR 17 Tendai Mtawarira
PR 18 CJ van der Linde
N8 19 Danie Rossouw
CE 20 Ashley Johnson
FH 21 Francois Hougaard
FH 22 Butch James
Coach:
  Peter de Villiers
FB 15 Israel Dagg
RW 14 Isaia Toeava
OC 13 Richard Kahui
IC 12 Sonny Bill Williams
LW 11 Hosea Gear
FH 10 Colin Slade
SH 9 Jimmy Cowan
N8 8 Liam Messam
RF 7 Adam Thomson
LF 6 Jerome Kaino
RL 5 Ali Williams
LL 4 Sam Whitelock
TP 3 John Afoa
HK 2 Keven Mealamu (c)
LP 1 Tony Woodcock
Substitutes:
HK 16 Andrew Hore
PR 17 Ben Franks
LK 18 Jarrad Hoeata
FL 19 Victor Vito
SH 20 Andrew Ellis
FH 21 Piri Weepu
WG 22 Cory Jane
Coach:
  Graham Henry

Touch judges:
Andrew Small (England)
Carlo Damasco (Italy)
Television match official:
Johann Meuwesen (South Africa)

  • This was the first time that a Tri Nations test was played in Port Elizabeth.

Source: Fox Sports[13]AllBlacks.com[14]


Australia vs New Zealand, BrisbaneEdit

27 August 2011
20:05 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia   25–20   New Zealand
Try: Genia 13' c
Samo 33' c
Beale 60' m
Con: Cooper (2/3) 14', 34'
Pen: Cooper (2/3)
Report[15] Try: Smith 52' c
Nonu 58' c
Con: Carter (2/2) 53', 59'
Pen: Carter (2/2) 23', 46'
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Attendance: 51,858
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
FB 15 Kurtley Beale
RW 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper
OC 13 Pat McCabe
IC 12 Anthony Fainga'a
LW 11 Digby Ioane
FH 10 Quade Cooper
SH 9 Will Genia
N8 8 Radike Samo
RF 7 David Pocock
LF 6 Rocky Elsom
RL 5 James Horwill (C)
LL 4 Dan Vickerman
TP 3 Ben Alexander
HK 2 Stephen Moore
LP 1 Sekope Kepu
Substitutes:
HK 16 Saia Fainga'a
PR 17 Salesi Ma'afu
LK 18 Rob Simmons
N8 19 Ben McCalman
FL 20 Scott Higginbotham
SH 21 Luke Burgess
CE 22 Rob Horne
Coach:
  Robbie Deans
FB 15 Mils Muliaina
RW 14 Cory Jane
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu
LW 11 Zac Guildford
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Piri Weepu
N8 8 Kieran Read
RF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
LF 6 Adam Thomson
RL 5 Sam Whitelock
LL 4 Brad Thorn
TP 3 Owen Franks
HK 2 Keven Mealamu
LP 1 Tony Woodcock
Substitutes:
HK 16 Andrew Hore
PR 17 John Afoa
LK 18 Ali Williams
FL 19 Victor Vito
SH 20 Andrew Ellis
FH 21 Colin Slade
WG 22 Isaia Toeava
Coach:
  Graham Henry

Touch judges:
Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Cobus Wessels (South Africa)
Television match official:
Matt Goddard (Australia)


Player statisticsEdit

Leading try scorersEdit

Top try scorers
Pos Name Tries Team
1 John Smit 2   RSA
Cory Jane   NZL
Zac Guildford   NZL
Digby Ioane   AUS
Ma'a Nonu   NZL

Leading point scorersEdit

Top point scorers
Pos Name Points Team
1 Dan Carter 35   NZL
2 James O'Connor 28   AUS
3 Morné Steyn 26   RSA
4 Quade Cooper 14   AUS
5 John Smit 10   RSA
Zac Guildford   NZL
Cory Jane   NZL
Digby Ioane   AUS
Ma'a Nonu   NZL
10 Butch James 6   RSA

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rugby: IRB clears way for Argentina to join Tri-Nations". The New Zealand Herald. 13 May 2010. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
  2. ^ ""The Rugby Championship" to replace Tri Nations" (Press release). Australian Rugby Union. 8 November 2011. Retrieved 8 November 2011.
  3. ^ "Australia clinch Tri Nations with victory over New Zealand". The Guardian. 27 August 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Wallabies clinch Tri-Nations crown". ESPN Scrum. 27 August 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2011.
  5. ^ "Australia v New Zealand: match report". telegraph.co.uk. 27 August 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2011.
  6. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Australia 39-20 South Africa". South African Rugby Union. 23 July 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  7. ^ "New Zealand humble South Africa". 30 July 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2017 – via BBC.
  8. ^ "New Zealand 40–7 South Africa". BBC Sport. 30 July 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
  9. ^ "Clinical New Zealand set Tri-Nations record in Australia win". 6 August 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2017 – via BBC.
  10. ^ "South Africa 9–14 Australia". 13 August 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2017 – via BBC.
  11. ^ Griffiths, John (22 August 2011). "The most experienced Test XV and internationals from Rugby, Eton and Harrow". Ask John. ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 22 August 2011.
  12. ^ "South Africa beat New Zealand 18–5 in Tri-Nations". 20 August 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2017 – via BBC.
  13. ^ "SANZAR release the draw for the shortened 2011 Tri Nations tournament". Tri Nations. Fox Sports News. 19 August 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2010.
  14. ^ "AllBlacks.com". Archived from the original on 19 June 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2011.
  15. ^ "Australia 25–20 New Zealand". 27 August 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2017 – via BBC.

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