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The 2012 Rugby Championship was the inaugural annual rugby union series between the national rugby union teams of New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, and Argentina.[1] For sponsorship reasons, the competition was known as The Castle Rugby Championship in South Africa, The Investec Rugby Championship in New Zealand, The Castrol Edge Rugby Championship in Australia and The Personal Rugby Championship in Argentina.

2012 Rugby Championship
Date18 August – 6 October 2012
Countries Argentina
 Australia
 New Zealand
 South Africa
Final positions
Champions New Zealand (11th title)
Bledisloe Cup New Zealand
Freedom Cup New Zealand
Mandela Challenge Plate Australia
Puma Trophy Australia
Tournament statistics
Matches played12
Tries scored44 (3.67 per match)
Top scorer(s)New Zealand Dan Carter (58)
Most triesSouth Africa Bryan Habana (7)
2011
2013

The 2012 Rugby Championship kicked off on 18 August with New Zealand defeating Australia and finished on 6 October. Each team played the other twice on a home and away basis. The inaugural Championship was won by New Zealand, which was their 11th Southern Hemisphere title including the Tri Nations.[2][3][4]

StandingsEdit

Place Nation Games Points Try
Bonus
Losing
Bonus
Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff
1   New Zealand 6 6 0 0 177 66 +111 2 0 26
2   Australia 6 3 0 3 101 137 −36 0 0 12
3   South Africa 6 2 1 3 120 109 +11 1 1 12
4   Argentina 6 0 1 5 80 166 −86 0 2 4

FixturesEdit

Round 1Edit

18 August 2012
20:05 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia   19–27   New Zealand
Try: Sharpe 38' c
Con: Barnes (1/1) 39'
Pen: Barnes (4/4) 2', 44', 49', 75'
Report[5] Try: Dagg 12' c
Jane 32' m
Con: Carter (1/2) 13'
Pen: Carter (5/6) 10', 19', 47', 62', 80+2'
ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 76,877[6]
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Australia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Zealand
FB 15 Kurtley Beale
RW 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper
OC 13 Rob Horne
IC 12 Anthony Fainga'a
LW 11 Digby Ioane
FH 10 Berrick Barnes
SH 9 Will Genia
N8 8 Scott Higginbotham
OF 7 David Pocock (c)
BF 6 Dave Dennis   64'
RL 5 Nathan Sharpe
LL 4 Sitaleki Timani   40' to 44'   66'   70'
TP 3 Sekope Kepu
HK 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau   59'
LP 1 Benn Robinson   68'
Substitutes:
HK 16 Stephen Moore   59'
PR 17 James Slipper   68'
LK 18 Rob Simmons   40'   44'   66'   70'
FL 19 Radike Samo   64'
FL 20 Michael Hooper
SH 21 Nick Phipps
WG 22 Drew Mitchell
Coach:
  Robbie Deans
FB 15 Israel Dagg
RW 14 Cory Jane
OC 13 Ma'a Nonu
IC 12 Sonny Bill Williams
LW 11 Hosea Gear
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Aaron Smith   79'
N8 8 Kieran Read
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Liam Messam
RL 5 Sam Whitelock
LL 4 Luke Romano   52'
TP 3 Owen Franks
HK 2 Keven Mealamu   77'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock   64'
Substitutes:
HK 16 Andrew Hore   77'
PR 17 Ben Franks   64'
LK 18 Brodie Retallick   52'
FL 19 Victor Vito
SH 20 Piri Weepu   79'
FH 21 Aaron Cruden
FB 22 Ben Smith
Coach:
  Steve Hansen

Man of the Match
Israel Dagg (New Zealand)

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)
Television match official:
Matt Goddard (Australia)


18 August 2012
17:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa   27–6   Argentina
Try: Kirchner 16' c
Coetzee 27' c
Habana 56' c
Con: M. Steyn (3/3) 17', 28', 57'
Pen: M. Steyn (2/2) 3', 24'
Report[7] Pen: Hernández (2/4) 13', 30'
Bosch (0/1)
DHL Newlands, Cape Town
Attendance: 38,843[8]
Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
South Africa
 
 
 
 
 
 
Argentina
FB 15 Zane Kirchner
RW 14 Bryan Habana   69'
OC 13 Jean de Villiers (c)
IC 12 François Steyn
LW 11 Lwazi Mvovo   60'
FH 10 Morné Steyn
SH 9 Francois Hougaard
N8 8 Keegan Daniel   52'
OF 7 Willem Alberts
BF 6 Marcell Coetzee
RL 5 Andries Bekker   58'
LL 4 Eben Etzebeth
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis   31'   35'   70'
HK 2 Bismarck du Plessis   4'
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira
Substitutes:
HK 16 Adriaan Strauss   4'
PR 17 Pat Cilliers   31'   35'   70'
LK 18 Flip van der Merwe   58'
FL 19 Jacques Potgieter   52'
SH 20 Ruan Pienaar   60'
FH 21 Patrick Lambie
CE 22 JJ Engelbrecht   69'
Coach:
  Heyneke Meyer
FB 15 Lucas González Amorosino
RW 14 Gonzalo Camacho
OC 13 Marcelo Bosch
IC 12 Santiago Fernández   69'
LW 11 Horacio Agulla
FH 10 Juan Martín Hernández
SH 9 Nicolás Vergallo   65'
N8 8 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe (c)
OF 7 Alvaro Galindo   42'
BF 6 Julio Farías Cabello   69'
RL 5 Patricio Albacete
LL 4 Manuel Carizza
TP 3 Juan Figallo   60'
HK 2 Eusebio Guiñazú
LP 1 Rodrigo Roncero   60'
Substitutes:
HK 16 Bruno Postiglioni
PR 17 Marcos Ayerza   60'
PR 18 Juan Pablo Orlandi   60'
FL 19 Tomás Leonardi   42'
N8 20 Leonardo Senatore   69'
SH 21 Martín Landajo   65'
CE 22 Martín Rodríguez   69'
Coach:
  Santiago Phelan

Man of the Match
Morné Steyn (South Africa)

Touch judges:
Jérôme Garcès (France)
John Lacey (Ireland)
Television match official:
Johann Meuwesen (South Africa)


Round 2Edit

25 August 2012
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand   22–0   Australia
Try: Dagg 45' c
Con: Carter (1/1) 46'
Pen: Carter (5/6) 25', 29', 38', 42', 48'
Report[9]
Eden Park, Auckland
Attendance: 48,460[10]
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Australia
FB 15 Israel Dagg   70'
RW 14 Cory Jane
OC 13 Ma'a Nonu   55'
IC 12 Sonny Bill Williams
LW 11 Hosea Gear
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Aaron Smith   64'
N8 8 Kieran Read
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Liam Messam   64'
RL 5 Sam Whitelock
LL 4 Luke Romano   47'
TP 3 Owen Franks
HK 2 Keven Mealamu   47'
LP 1 Wyatt Crockett   55'
Substitutes:
HK 16 Andrew Hore   47'
PR 17 Ben Franks   55'
LK 18 Brodie Retallick   47'
FL 19 Victor Vito   64'
SH 20 Piri Weepu   64'
FH 21 Aaron Cruden   70'
FB 22 Ben Smith   55'
Coach:
  Steve Hansen
FB 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper
RW 14 Drew Mitchell   34'
OC 13 Rob Horne   40'
IC 12 Berrick Barnes
LW 11 Digby Ioane
FH 10 Quade Cooper
SH 9 Will Genia (c)   28' to 38'
N8 8 Scott Higginbotham   46'
OF 7 Michael Hooper
BF 6 Dave Dennis   54'
RL 5 Nathan Sharpe
LL 4 Sitaleki Timani
TP 3 Ben Alexander
HK 2 Stephen Moore   72'
LP 1 Benn Robinson   42'
Substitutes:
HK 16 Saia Fainga'a   72'
PR 17 James Slipper   42'
FL 18 Radike Samo   46'
FL 19 Liam Gill   54'
SH 20 Nick Phipps
CE 21 Anthony Fainga'a   40'
FB 22 Kurtley Beale   34'
Coach:
  Robbie Deans

Man of the Match:
Sonny Bill Williams (New Zealand)[11]

Touch judges:
Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)


25 August 2012
16:10 AST (UTC−03)
Argentina   16–16   South Africa
Try: Fernández 16' c
Con: Rodríguez (1/1) 17'
Pen: Rodríguez (3/5) 11', 35', 50'
Report[12] Try: F. Steyn 64' c
Con: M. Steyn (1/1) 65'
Pen: M. Steyn (3/7) 32', 48', 53'
 
 
 
 
 
 
Argentina
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
South Africa
FB 15 Martín Rodríguez
RW 14 Gonzalo Camacho
OC 13 Marcelo Bosch
IC 12 Santiago Fernández
LW 11 Horacio Agulla
FH 10 Nicolás Sánchez   54'
SH 9 Nicolás Vergallo   56'
N8 8 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe (c)
OF 7 Alvaro Galindo   35'
BF 6 Julio Farías Cabello   75'
RL 5 Patricio Albacete
LL 4 Manuel Carizza
TP 3 Juan Figallo
HK 2 Eusebio Guiñazú
LP 1 Rodrigo Roncero   56'
Substitutes:
HK 16 Bruno Postiglioni
PR 17 Marcos Ayerza   56'
N8 18 Leonardo Senatore   75'
FL 19 Tomás Leonardi   35'
SH 20 Martín Landajo   56'
FB 21 Lucas González Amorosino   54'
WG 22 Juan Imhoff
Coach:
  Santiago Phelan
FB 15 Zane Kirchner
RW 14 Bryan Habana   57'
OC 13 Jean de Villiers (c)
IC 12 François Steyn
LW 11 Lwazi Mvovo
FH 10 Morné Steyn
SH 9 Francois Hougaard
N8 8 Willem Alberts
OF 7 Jacques Potgieter
BF 6 Marcell Coetzee   65'
RL 5 Andries Bekker   49'
LL 4 Eben Etzebeth
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis   68'
HK 2 Adriaan Strauss   75'
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira
Substitutes:
HK 16 Tiaan Liebenberg   75'
PR 17 Pat Cilliers   68'
LK 18 Flip van der Merwe   49'
N8 19 Keegan Daniel   65'
SH 20 Ruan Pienaar   57'
FH 21 Patrick Lambie
CE 22 JJ Engelbrecht
Coach:
  Heyneke Meyer

Man of the Match
Rodrigo Roncero (Argentina)

Touch judges:
Jérôme Garcès (France)
John Lacey (Ireland)
Television match official:
Francisco Pastrana (Argentina)


Round 3Edit

8 September 2012
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand   21–5   Argentina
Try: Savea 66' m
Jane 71' c
Con: Cruden (1/2) 73'
Pen: Cruden (3/5) 8', 24', 51'
Report[14] Try: Roncero 12' m
Con: Hernández (0/1)
Pen: Hernández (0/1)
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Attendance: 29,932
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
Argentina
FB 15 Israel Dagg
RW 14 Cory Jane
OC 13 Conrad Smith   76'
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu
LW 11 Julian Savea
FH 10 Aaron Cruden   75'
SH 9 Aaron Smith   61'
N8 8 Kieran Read
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Victor Vito   43'
RL 5 Brodie Retallick   64'
LL 4 Luke Romano
TP 3 Owen Franks   74'
HK 2 Keven Mealamu   49'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock
Substitutes:
HK 16 Andrew Hore   49'
PR 17 Charlie Faumuina   74'
LK 18 Sam Whitelock   64'
FL 19 Liam Messam   43'
SH 20 Piri Weepu   61'
FH 21 Beauden Barrett   75'
FB 22 Ben Smith   76'
Coach:
  Steve Hansen
FB 15 Martín Rodríguez   67'
RW 14 Gonzalo Camacho
OC 13 Marcelo Bosch   77'
IC 12 Santiago Fernández
LW 11 Horacio Agulla
FH 10 Juan Martín Hernández
SH 9 Nicolás Vergallo
N8 8 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe (c)
OF 7 Juan Manuel Leguizamón   41'
BF 6 Julio Farías Cabello   58' to 68'   74'
RL 5 Patricio Albacete
LL 4 Manuel Carizza
TP 3 Juan Figallo   51'
HK 2 Eusebio Guiñazú
LP 1 Rodrigo Roncero   51'
Substitutes:
HK 16 Agustín Creevy
PR 17 Marcos Ayerza   51'
PR 18 Juan Pablo Orlandi   51'
N8 19 Leonardo Senatore   74'
FL 20 Tomás Leonardi   41'
SH 21 Martín Landajo   77'
WG 22 Lucas González Amorosino   67'
Coach:
  Santiago Phelan

Man of the Match
Marcelo Bosch (Argentina)

Touch judges:
George Clancy (Ireland)
James Leckie (Australia)
Television match official:
Vinny Munro (New Zealand)


8 September 2012
18:35 AWST (UTC+08)
Australia   26–19   South Africa
Try: Higginbotham 56' c
Alexander 68' c
Con: Barnes (2/2) 55', 69'
Pen: Barnes (4/4) 18', 29', 48', 63'
Report[15] Try: Habana 20' c
Con: M. Steyn (1/1) 20'
Pen: M. Steyn (2/3) 3', 67'
F. Steyn (2/2) 25', 60'
Patersons Stadium, Perth
Attendance: 34,377
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Australia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
South Africa
FB 15 Kurtley Beale   71'
RW 14 Dominic Shipperley
OC 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper
IC 12 Berrick Barnes   71'
LW 11 Digby Ioane
FH 10 Quade Cooper
SH 9 Will Genia (c)   70'
N8 8 Radike Samo   52'
OF 7 Michael Hooper
BF 6 Dave Dennis
RL 5 Nathan Sharpe
LL 4 Sitaleki Timani   64'
TP 3 Ben Alexander   74'
HK 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau   74'
LP 1 Benn Robinson   31'   74'
Substitutes:
HK 16 Saia Fainga'a   74'
PR 17 James Slipper   31'
FL 18 Scott Higginbotham   52'
FL 19 Liam Gill   64'
SH 20 Nick Phipps   70'
FH 21 Mike Harris   71'
CE 22 Anthony Fainga'a   71'
Coach:
  Robbie Deans
FB 15 Zane Kirchner   71'
RW 14 Bryan Habana   52'
OC 13 Jean de Villiers (c)
IC 12 François Steyn
LW 11 Francois Hougaard
FH 10 Morné Steyn   71'
SH 9 Ruan Pienaar
N8 8 Duane Vermeulen   34'   43'
OF 7 Willem Alberts
BF 6 Marcell Coetzee   57'
RL 5 Juandré Kruger
LL 4 Eben Etzebeth   59'
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis   53'
HK 2 Adriaan Strauss   75'
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira   33' to 43'
Substitutes:
HK 16 Tiaan Liebenberg   75'
PR 17 Pat Cilliers   34'   43'   53'
LK 18 Flip van der Merwe   59'
FL 19 Francois Louw   57'
FH 20 Johan Goosen   71'
FH 21 Patrick Lambie   71'
WG 22 Lwazi Mvovo   52'
Coach:
  Heyneke Meyer

Man of the Match
Berrick Barnes (Australia)

Touch judges:
Wayne Barnes (England)
Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Matt Goddard (Australia)


Round 4Edit

15 September 2012
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand   21–11   South Africa
Try: Dagg 19' m
A. Smith 60' c
Con: Cruden (1/2) 60'
Pen: Cruden (3/5) 52', 75', 82'
Report[16] Try: Habana 48' m
Con: M. Steyn (0/1)
Pen: M. Steyn (1/4) 18'
Goosen (1/2) 70'
Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Attendance: 28,982
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
South Africa
FB 15 Israel Dagg
RW 14 Cory Jane
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu
LW 11 Julian Savea
FH 10 Aaron Cruden
SH 9 Piri Weepu   40'
N8 8 Kieran Read
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Liam Messam
RL 5 Sam Whitelock
LL 4 Luke Romano   50'
TP 3 Owen Franks   70'
HK 2 Andrew Hore   50'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock
Substitutes:
HK 16 Keven Mealamu   50'
PR 17 Charlie Faumuina   70'
LK 18 Brodie Retallick   50'
FL 19 Victor Vito
SH 20 Aaron Smith   40'
FH 21 Beauden Barrett
CE 22 Tamati Ellison
Coach:
  Steve Hansen
FB 15 Zane Kirchner   75'
RW 14 Bryan Habana
OC 13 Jean de Villiers (c)
IC 12 François Steyn
LW 11 Francois Hougaard
FH 10 Morné Steyn   59'
SH 9 Ruan Pienaar
N8 8 Duane Vermeulen
OF 7 Willem Alberts   61'
BF 6 Francois Louw
RL 5 Juandré Kruger   53'
LL 4 Flip van der Merwe   40' to 42'
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis
HK 2 Adriaan Strauss   75'
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira   51'
Substitutes:
HK 16 Tiaan Liebenberg   75'
PR 17 Dean Greyling   51'   64' to 74'
LK 18 Andries Bekker   40'   42'   53'
FL 19 Marcell Coetzee   61'
FH 20 Johan Goosen   59'
CE 21 Juan de Jongh
FH 22 Patrick Lambie   75'
Coach:
  Heyneke Meyer

Man of the Match:
Israel Dagg (New Zealand)[17]

Touch judges:
Romain Poite (France)
James Leckie (Australia)
Television match official:
Vinny Munro (New Zealand)


15 September 2012
20:05 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia   23–19   Argentina
Try: McCabe 60' c
Ioane 69' c
Con: Barnes (2/2) 60', 69'
Pen: Barnes (2/4) 25', 49'
Beale (1/1) 79'
Report[18] Try: Leonardi 50' m
Cabello 52' m
Con: Hernández (0/2)
Pen: Hernández (3/4) 3', 29', 57'
Skilled Park, Gold Coast
Attendance: 22,278
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Australia
 
 
 
 
 
 
Argentina
FB 15 Berrick Barnes   70'
RW 14 Dominic Shipperley   30'   40'   66'
OC 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper
IC 12 Pat McCabe   12' to 22'
LW 11 Digby Ioane
FH 10 Quade Cooper
SH 9 Nick Phipps
N8 8 Radike Samo   53'
OF 7 Michael Hooper
BF 6 Dave Dennis   75'
RL 5 Nathan Sharpe (c)
LL 4 Kane Douglas
TP 3 Ben Alexander
HK 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau
LP 1 Benn Robinson   30'
Substitutes:
HK 16 Saia Fainga'a
PR 17 James Slipper   30'
FL 18 Scott Higginbotham   53'
FL 19 Liam Gill   75'
SH 20 Brett Sheehan
CE 21 Anthony Fainga'a   70'
FB 22 Kurtley Beale   30'   40'   66'
Coach:
  Robbie Deans
FB 15 Lucas González Amorosino
RW 14 Gonzalo Camacho   40'
OC 13 Marcelo Bosch
IC 12 Santiago Fernández
LW 11 Horacio Agulla
FH 10 Juan Martín Hernández
SH 9 Martín Landajo   61'
N8 8 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe (c)
OF 7 Juan Manuel Leguizamón   49'
BF 6 Julio Farías Cabello   74'
RL 5 Patricio Albacete
LL 4 Manuel Carizza
TP 3 Juan Figallo   40'   74'
HK 2 Eusebio Guiñazú   61'
LP 1 Rodrigo Roncero   74'
Substitutes:
HK 16 Agustín Creevy   61'
PR 17 Juan Pablo Orlandi   40'
N8 18 Leonardo Senatore   74'
FL 19 Tomás Leonardi   49'
SH 20 Nicolás Vergallo   61'
FB 21 Martín Rodríguez
WG 22 Juan Imhoff   40'
Coach:
  Santiago Phelan

Man of the Match:
Digby Ioane (Australia)[19]

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Matt Goddard (Australia)


Round 5Edit

29 September 2012
17:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa   31–8   Australia
Try: Kirchner 21' c
Habana 28' c, 60' c, 78' m
Louw 53' m
Con: Pienaar (3/5) 22', 29', 61'
Report[20] Try: Harris 65' m
Con: Beale (0/1)
Pen: Beale (1/2) 34'
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Attendance: 44,463
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
South Africa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Australia
FB 15 Zane Kirchner   55'
RW 14 Bryan Habana
OC 13 Jaco Taute   75'
IC 12 Jean de Villiers (c)
LW 11 Francois Hougaard
FH 10 Johan Goosen   75'
SH 9 Ruan Pienaar
N8 8 Duane Vermeulen
OF 7 Willem Alberts   58'
BF 6 Francois Louw
RL 5 Andries Bekker
LL 4 Eben Etzebeth   58'
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis   70'
HK 2 Adriaan Strauss   75'
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira
Substitutes:
HK 16 Tiaan Liebenberg   75'
PR 17 Pat Cilliers   70'
LK 18 Flip van der Merwe   58'
FL 19 Marcell Coetzee   58'
FH 20 Elton Jantjies   75'
CE 21 Juan de Jongh   75'
FH 22 Patrick Lambie   55'
Coach:
  Heyneke Meyer
FB 15 Berrick Barnes   31'
RW 14 Dominic Shipperley
OC 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper   38'
IC 12 Pat McCabe   5' to 13'
LW 11 Digby Ioane   19' to 23'   62'
FH 10 Kurtley Beale
SH 9 Nick Phipps
N8 8 Radike Samo   55'
OF 7 Michael Hooper
BF 6 Dave Dennis
RL 5 Nathan Sharpe (c)
LL 4 Kane Douglas   50'
TP 3 Ben Alexander   67'
HK 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau
LP 1 Benn Robinson   30'   67'
Substitutes:
HK 16 Saia Fainga'a
PR 17 James Slipper   30'   52' to 62'
LK 18 Rob Simmons   50'
FL 19 Liam Gill   55'
SH 20 Brett Sheehan   62'
FH 21 Mike Harris   38'
CE 22 Anthony Fainga'a   5'   13'   19'   23'   31'
Coach:
  Robbie Deans

Man of the Match:
Bryan Habana (South Africa)[21]

Touch judges:
Romain Poite (France)
Greg Garner (England)
Television match official:
Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)


29 September 2012
20:10 AST (UTC−03)
Argentina   15–54   New Zealand
Try: Landajo 7' m
Camacho 47' c
Con: Hernandez (1/2) 47'
Pen: Hernandez (1/2) 26'
Report[22] Try: A. Smith 15' c
Jane 22' c, 50' m, 79' c
Savea 30' m, 38' c
Nonu 58' c
Con: Carter (3/5) 15', 23', 39'
Cruden (2/2) 59', 80'
Pen: Carter (2/3) 19', 28'
Cruden (1/1) 65'
 
 
 
 
 
 
Argentina
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Zealand
FB 15 Lucas González Amorosino   66'
RW 14 Gonzalo Camacho
OC 13 Marcelo Bosch
IC 12 Santiago Fernández
LW 11 Horacio Agulla   48'
FH 10 Juan Martín Hernández
SH 9 Martín Landajo
N8 8 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe (c)
OF 7 Juan Manuel Leguizamón   52'
BF 6 Julio Farías Cabello
RL 5 Patricio Albacete
LL 4 Manuel Carizza   57'
TP 3 Juan Figallo   67'
HK 2 Eusebio Guiñazú   58'
LP 1 Rodrigo Roncero
Substitutes:
HK 16 Agustín Creevy   58'
PR 17 Juan Pablo Orlandi   67'
LK 18 Tomas Vallejos   57'
FL 19 Tomás Leonardi   52'
SH 20 Nicolás Vergallo   73'
FB 21 Martín Rodríguez   66'   73'
WG 22 Juan Imhoff   48'
Coach:
  Santiago Phelan
FB 15 Israel Dagg
RW 14 Cory Jane
OC 13 Conrad Smith   54'
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu
LW 11 Julian Savea
FH 10 Dan Carter   58'
SH 9 Aaron Smith   57'
N8 8 Kieran Read
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)   58'
BF 6 Liam Messam
RL 5 Sam Whitelock
LL 4 Luke Romano   5' to 16'   35'
TP 3 Owen Franks   57'
HK 2 Andrew Hore   48'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock
Substitutes:
HK 16 Keven Mealamu   48'
PR 17 Charlie Faumuina   57'
LK 18 Brodie Retallick   5'   16'   35'
FL 19 Sam Cane   58'
SH 20 Piri Weepu   57'
FH 21 Aaron Cruden   58'
FB 22 Ben Smith   54'
Coach:
  Steve Hansen

Man of the Match:
Kieran Read (New Zealand)[23]

Touch judges:
Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Television match official:
Francisco Pastrana (Argentina)


Round 6Edit

6 October 2012
17:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa   16–32   New Zealand
Try: Habana 12' c
Con: Goosen (1/1) 13'
Pen: Goosen (1/3) 20'
Jantjies (2/4) 36', 39'
Report[24] Try: Whitelock 25' m
A. Smith 33' c
Nonu 41' c
C. Smith 52' c
Con: Carter (3/4) 33, 41, 53
Pen: Carter (1/2) 71'
Drop: Carter (1/1) 63'
FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
Attendance: 80,753
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
South Africa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Zealand
FB 15 Zane Kirchner   64'
RW 14 Bryan Habana
OC 13 Jaco Taute   76'
IC 12 Jean de Villiers (c)
LW 11 Francois Hougaard
FH 10 Johan Goosen   34'
SH 9 Ruan Pienaar
N8 8 Duane Vermeulen
OF 7 Willem Alberts   59'
BF 6 Francois Louw   36' to 42'
RL 5 Andries Bekker
LL 4 Eben Etzebeth   59'
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis   53'
HK 2 Adriaan Strauss   72'
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira
Substitutes:
HK 16 Tiaan Liebenberg   72'
PR 17 Coenie Oosthuizen   53'
LK 18 Flip van der Merwe   59'
FL 19 Marcell Coetzee   36'   42'   59'
FH 20 Elton Jantjies   34'
CE 21 Juan de Jongh   76'
FH 22 Patrick Lambie   64'
Coach:
  Heyneke Meyer
FB 15 Israel Dagg   66' to 76'
RW 14 Cory Jane
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu   62'
LW 11 Hosea Gear
FH 10 Dan Carter   76'
SH 9 Aaron Smith   65'
N8 8 Kieran Read
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)   69' to 72'
BF 6 Liam Messam   65'   69'   72'
RL 5 Sam Whitelock
LL 4 Brodie Retallick   58'
TP 3 Owen Franks   62'
HK 2 Andrew Hore   51'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock
Substitutes:
HK 16 Keven Mealamu   51'
PR 17 Ben Franks   62'
LK 18 Luke Romano   58'
FL 19 Adam Thomson   65'
SH 20 Piri Weepu   65'
FH 21 Aaron Cruden   76'
CE 22 Tamati Ellison   62'
Coach:
  Steve Hansen

Man of the Match:
Kieran Read (New Zealand)[25]

Touch judges:
Romain Poite (France)
Greg Garner (England)
Television match official:
Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)


6 October 2012
20:10 AST (UTC−03)
Argentina   19–25   Australia
Try: Imhoff 76' c
Con: Bosch (1/1) 76'
Pen: Hernandez (3/4) 10', 15', 28'
Bosch (1/2) 61'
Report[26] Try: Ioane 63' c
Con: Harris (1/1) 65'
Pen: Harris (6/9) 2', 7', 13', 23', 26', 73'
 
 
 
 
 
 
Argentina
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Australia
FB 15 Lucas González Amorosino
RW 14 Gonzalo Camacho
OC 13 Marcelo Bosch
IC 12 Santiago Fernández   45' to 52'
LW 11 Horacio Agulla   66'
FH 10 Juan Martín Hernández   59'
SH 9 Martín Landajo
N8 8 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe (c)
OF 7 Juan Manuel Leguizamón   47'
BF 6 Julio Farías Cabello   73'
RL 5 Patricio Albacete   24' to 34'
LL 4 Manuel Carizza
TP 3 Juan Figallo   69'
HK 2 Eusebio Guiñazú
LP 1 Rodrigo Roncero   73'
Substitutes:
HK 16 Agustín Creevy   62'
PR 17 Juan Pablo Orlandi   69'
N8 18 Leonardo Senatore   73'
FL 19 Tomás Leonardi   47'
SH 20 Nicolás Vergallo
FH 21 Nicolás Sánchez   45'   52'   59'
WG 22 Juan Imhoff   66'
Coach:
  Santiago Phelan
FB 15 Mike Harris
RW 14 Nick Cummins
OC 13 Ben Tapuai
IC 12 Pat McCabe
LW 11 Digby Ioane
FH 10 Kurtley Beale
SH 9 Nick Phipps   73'
N8 8 Radike Samo   62'
OF 7 Michael Hooper
BF 6 Sitaleki Timani   68'
RL 5 Nathan Sharpe (c)
LL 4 Kane Douglas   8'
TP 3 Ben Alexander
HK 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau
LP 1 James Slipper   40'
Substitutes:
HK 16 Saia Fainga'a
PR 17 Benn Robinson   40'
FL 18 Dave Dennis   62'
FL 19 Scott Higginbotham   8'
FL 20 Liam Gill   68'
SH 21 Brett Sheehan   73'   74' to 80'
WG 22 Dom Shipperley
Coach:
  Robbie Deans

Man of the Match:
Michael Hooper (Australia)[27]

Touch judges:
Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Television match official:
Francisco Pastrana (Argentina)

Warm up matchesEdit

On 4 August and 11 August, Argentina played two uncapped matches against a Stade Français team in Argentina.

SquadsEdit

SummaryEdit

Nation Match venues Head coach Captain
Name City Capacity
  Argentina Estadio Ciudad de La Plata La Plata 53,000   Santiago Phelan Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe
Estadio Gigante de Arroyito Rosario 41,654
Estadio Malvinas Argentinas Mendoza 40,268
  Australia ANZ Stadium Sydney 84,000   Robbie Deans David Pocock
Will Genia
Nathan Sharpe[N 1]
Patersons Stadium Perth 43,500
Skilled Park Gold Coast 27,400
  New Zealand Eden Park Auckland 50,000   Steve Hansen Richie McCaw
Westpac Stadium Wellington 36,000
Forsyth Barr Stadium Dunedin 30,748
  South Africa FNB Stadium Johannesburg 94,736   Heyneke Meyer Jean de Villiers
Newlands Stadium Cape Town 51,900
Loftus Versfeld Pretoria 51,762
  1. ^ An injury sustained by original captain David Pocock meant he was ruled out of the championship after round 1. This thus made scrum-half Will Genia captain from round 2 onwards. However, an injury to his leg in round 3 meant he was unable to continue to play in the championship. Nathan Sharpe was named captain for the remaining round of the tournament.

Note: Ages are as of 18 August 2012 – the starting date of the tournament.

ArgentinaEdit

Head Coach:   Santiago Phelan

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Agustín Creevy Hooker (1985-03-15)15 March 1985 (aged 27) 16   Montpellier
Eusebio Guiñazú Hooker (1982-01-15)15 January 1982 (aged 30) 18   Biarritz
Bruno Postiglioni Hooker (1987-08-04)4 August 1987 (aged 25) 6   La Plata
Marcos Ayerza Prop (1983-01-12)12 January 1983 (aged 29) 34   Leicester Tigers
Maximiliano Bustos Prop (1986-04-02)2 April 1986 (aged 26) 0   Montpellier
Juan Figallo Prop (1988-03-25)25 March 1988 (aged 24) 9   Montpellier
Juan Pablo Orlandi Prop (1983-06-20)20 June 1983 (aged 29) 9   Racing Métro
Rodrigo Roncero Prop (1977-02-16)16 February 1977 (aged 35) 49   Stade Français
Patricio Albacete Lock (1981-09-02)2 September 1981 (aged 30) 46   Toulouse
Julio Farías Cabello Lock (1978-09-09)9 September 1978 (aged 33) 10   Tucumán
Manuel Carizza Lock (1984-08-23)23 August 1984 (aged 27) 23   Biarritz
Tomás Vallejos Lock (1984-10-16)16 October 1984 (aged 27) 1   Scarlets
Tomás de la Vega Flanker (1990-09-28)28 September 1990 (aged 21) 5   C.U.B.A.
Álvaro Galindo Flanker (1982-02-26)26 February 1982 (aged 30) 11   Racing Métro
Juan Manuel Leguizamón Flanker (1983-06-06)6 June 1983 (aged 29) 34   Lyon
Tomás Leonardi Flanker (1987-07-01)1 July 1987 (aged 25) 7   S.I.C.
Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe (c) Number 8 (1981-09-19)19 September 1981 (aged 30) 43   Toulon
Leonardo Senatore Number 8 (1984-05-13)13 May 1984 (aged 28) 9   Toulon
Tomás Cubelli Scrum-half (1989-06-12)12 June 1989 (aged 23) 10   Belgrano Athletic
Agustín Figuerola Scrum-half (1985-01-27)27 January 1985 (aged 27) 7   Brive
Nicolás Vergallo Scrum-half (1983-08-20)20 August 1983 (aged 28) 24   Toulouse
Santiago Fernández Fly-half (1985-11-28)28 November 1985 (aged 26) 18   Montpellier
Juan Martín Hernández Fly-half (1982-08-07)7 August 1982 (aged 30) 32   Racing Métro
Martín Landajo Fly-half (1986-06-14)14 June 1986 (aged 26) 6   C.A.S.I.
Marcelo Bosch Centre (1984-01-07)7 January 1984 (aged 28) 10   Biarritz
Rafael Carballo Centre (1981-10-16)16 October 1981 (aged 30) 9   Bordeaux
Martín Rodríguez Centre (1985-04-27)27 April 1985 (aged 27) 15   Stade Français
Nicolás Sánchez Centre (1988-10-26)26 October 1988 (aged 23) 3   Bordeaux
Horacio Agulla Wing (1984-10-22)22 October 1984 (aged 27) 34   Bath
Gonzalo Camacho Wing (1984-08-28)28 August 1984 (aged 27) 11   Exeter
Juan Imhoff Wing (1988-05-11)11 May 1988 (aged 24) 8   Racing Métro
Manuel Montero Wing (1991-11-20)20 November 1991 (aged 20) 6   Pucará
Martín Bustos Moyano Fullback (1985-07-12)12 July 1985 (aged 27) 1   Montpellier
Lucas González Amorosino Fullback (1985-02-11)11 February 1985 (aged 27) 14   Montpellier

AustraliaEdit

Head Coach':   Robbie Deans

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.
Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Saia Fainga'a Hooker (1987-02-02)2 February 1987 (aged 25) 7   Reds
Stephen Moore Hooker (1983-01-20)20 January 1983 (aged 29) 70   Brumbies
Tatafu Polota-Nau Hooker (1985-07-26)26 July 1985 (aged 27) 35   Waratahs
Ben Alexander Prop (1984-11-13)13 November 1984 (aged 27) 40   Brumbies
Sekope Kepu Prop (1985-02-05)5 February 1985 (aged 27) 17   Waratahs
Benn Robinson Prop (1984-07-19)19 July 1984 (aged 28) 45   Waratahs
James Slipper Prop (1989-06-06)6 June 1989 (aged 23) 23   Reds
Kane Douglas Lock (1989-06-01)1 June 1989 (aged 23) 0   Waratahs
Nathan Sharpe Lock (1978-02-26)26 February 1978 (aged 34) 105   Western Force
Rob Simmons Lock (1989-04-19)19 April 1989 (aged 23) 20   Reds
Sitaleki Timani Lock (1987-09-19)19 September 1987 (aged 24) 3   Waratahs
Dave Dennis Flanker (1986-01-20)20 January 1986 (aged 26) 4   Waratahs
Liam Gill Flanker (1992-06-08)8 June 1992 (aged 20) 0   Reds
Michael Hooper Flanker (1991-10-29)29 October 1991 (aged 20) 3   Brumbies
David Pocock (c) Flanker (1988-04-23)23 April 1988 (aged 24) 44   Western Force
Jake Schatz Flanker (1990-07-23)23 July 1990 (aged 22) 0   Reds
Scott Higginbotham Number 8 (1986-09-05)5 September 1986 (aged 25) 15   Reds
Radike Samo Number 8 (1976-07-09)9 July 1976 (aged 36) 16   Reds
Will Genia Scrum-half (1988-01-17)17 January 1988 (aged 24) 38   Reds
Nick Phipps Scrum-half (1989-01-09)9 January 1989 (aged 23) 3   Melbourne Rebels
Nic White Scrum-half (1990-06-13)13 June 1990 (aged 22) 0   Brumbies
Berrick Barnes Fly-half (1986-05-28)28 May 1986 (aged 26) 41   Waratahs
Quade Cooper Fly-half (1988-04-05)5 April 1988 (aged 24) 35   Reds
Anthony Fainga'a Centre (1987-02-02)2 February 1987 (aged 25) 18   Reds
Mike Harris Centre (1988-07-08)8 July 1988 (aged 24) 2   Reds
Rob Horne Centre (1989-08-15)15 August 1989 (aged 23) 12   Waratahs
Adam Ashley-Cooper Wing (1984-03-27)27 March 1984 (aged 28) 64   Waratahs
Digby Ioane Wing (1985-07-14)14 July 1985 (aged 27) 25   Reds
Drew Mitchell Wing (1984-03-26)26 March 1984 (aged 28) 58   Waratahs
Kurtley Beale Fullback (1989-01-06)6 January 1989 (aged 23) 24   Melbourne Rebels

New ZealandEdit

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.
Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Andrew Hore Hooker (1978-09-13)13 September 1978 (aged 33) 65   Highlanders
Keven Mealamu Hooker (1979-03-20)20 March 1979 (aged 33) 93   Blues
Wyatt Crockett Prop (1983-01-24)24 January 1983 (aged 29) 6   Crusaders
Charlie Faumuina Prop (1986-12-24)24 December 1986 (aged 25) 0   Blues
Ben Franks Prop (1984-03-27)27 March 1984 (aged 28) 18   Crusaders
Owen Franks Prop (1987-12-23)23 December 1987 (aged 24) 34   Crusaders
Tony Woodcock Prop (1981-01-27)27 January 1981 (aged 31) 86   Blues
Brodie Retallick Lock (1991-05-31)31 May 1991 (aged 21) 3   Chiefs
Luke Romano Lock (1986-02-16)16 February 1986 (aged 26) 1   Crusaders
Sam Whitelock Lock (1988-10-12)12 October 1988 (aged 23) 28   Crusaders
Sam Cane Flanker (1992-01-13)13 January 1992 (aged 20) 2   Chiefs
Richie McCaw (c) Flanker (1980-12-31)31 December 1980 (aged 31) 106   Crusaders
Liam Messam Flanker (1984-03-25)25 March 1984 (aged 28) 10   Chiefs
Adam Thomson Flanker (1982-03-13)13 March 1982 (aged 30) 27   Highlanders
Kieran Read Number 8 (1985-10-26)26 October 1985 (aged 26) 38   Crusaders
Victor Vito Number 8 (1987-03-27)27 March 1987 (aged 25) 14   Hurricanes
Aaron Smith Scrum-half (1988-11-21)21 November 1988 (aged 23) 3   Highlanders
Piri Weepu Scrum-half (1983-09-07)7 September 1983 (aged 28) 59   Blues
Dan Carter Fly-half (1982-03-05)5 March 1982 (aged 30) 87   Crusaders
Aaron Cruden Fly-half (1989-01-08)8 January 1989 (aged 23) 11   Chiefs
Tamati Ellison Centre (1983-04-01)1 April 1983 (aged 29) 2   Highlanders
Ma'a Nonu Centre (1982-05-21)21 May 1982 (aged 30) 66   Blues
Conrad Smith Centre (1981-10-12)12 October 1981 (aged 30) 58   Hurricanes
Sonny Bill Williams Centre (1985-08-03)3 August 1985 (aged 27) 17   Chiefs
Hosea Gear Wing (1984-03-16)16 March 1984 (aged 28) 9   Highlanders
Cory Jane Wing (1983-02-08)8 February 1983 (aged 29) 32   Hurricanes
Julian Savea Wing (1990-08-07)7 August 1990 (aged 22) 2   Hurricanes
Israel Dagg Fullback (1988-06-06)6 June 1988 (aged 24) 15   Crusaders
Ben Smith Fullback (1986-06-01)1 June 1986 (aged 26) 5   Highlanders

South AfricaEdit

Head Coach:'   Heyneke Meyer

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.
Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Craig Burden Hooker (1985-05-13)13 May 1985 (aged 27) 0   Sharks
Tiaan Liebenberg Hooker (1981-12-18)18 December 1981 (aged 30) 1   Stormers
Adriaan Strauss Hooker (1985-11-18)18 November 1985 (aged 26) 14   Cheetahs
Pat Cilliers Prop (1987-03-03)3 March 1987 (aged 25) 2   Lions
Jannie du Plessis Prop (1982-11-16)16 November 1982 (aged 29) 35   Sharks
Dean Greyling Prop (1986-01-01)1 January 1986 (aged 26) 2   Bulls
Tendai Mtawarira Prop (1985-08-01)1 August 1985 (aged 27) 37   Sharks
Andries Bekker Lock (1983-12-05)5 December 1983 (aged 28) 26   Stormers
Eben Etzebeth Lock (1991-10-29)29 October 1991 (aged 20) 5   Stormers
Juandré Kruger Lock (1985-09-06)6 September 1985 (aged 26) 3   Bulls
Flip van der Merwe Lock (1985-06-03)3 June 1985 (aged 27) 15   Bulls
Marcell Coetzee Flanker (1991-05-08)8 May 1991 (aged 21) 5   Sharks
Francois Louw Flanker (1985-06-15)15 June 1985 (aged 27) 10   Bath
Jacques Potgieter Flanker (1986-04-24)24 April 1986 (aged 26) 3   Bulls
Willem Alberts Number 8 (1984-05-11)11 May 1984 (aged 28) 11   Sharks
Duane Vermeulen Number 8 (1986-07-03)3 July 1986 (aged 26) 0   Stormers
Francois Hougaard Scrum-half (1988-04-06)6 April 1988 (aged 24) 20   Bulls
Ruan Pienaar Scrum-half (1984-03-10)10 March 1984 (aged 28) 56   Ulster
Jano Vermaak Scrum-half (1985-01-01)1 January 1985 (aged 27) 0   Bulls
Johan Goosen Fly-half (1992-07-27)27 July 1992 (aged 20) 0   Cheetahs
Morné Steyn Fly-half (1984-07-11)11 July 1984 (aged 28) 39   Bulls
Juan de Jongh Centre (1988-04-15)15 April 1988 (aged 24) 10   Stormers
Jean de Villiers (c) Centre (1981-02-24)24 February 1981 (aged 31) 77   Stormers
François Steyn Centre (1987-05-14)14 May 1987 (aged 25) 49   Sharks
Bryan Habana Wing (1983-06-12)12 June 1983 (aged 29) 79   Stormers
Lwazi Mvovo Wing (1986-06-03)3 June 1986 (aged 26) 6   Sharks
Zane Kirchner Fullback (1984-06-16)16 June 1984 (aged 28) 17   Bulls
Patrick Lambie Fullback (1990-10-17)17 October 1990 (aged 21) 13   Sharks

StatisticsEdit

AttendanceEdit

  1. 88,739 South Africa vs New Zealand
  2. 76,877 Australia vs New Zealand
  3. 48,460 New Zealand vs Australia
  4. 44,463 South Africa vs Australia
  5. 41,149 Argentina vs Australia
  6. 40,000 Argentina vs South Africa
  7. 38,843 South Africa vs Argentina
  8. 38,327 Argentina vs New Zealand
  9. 37,679 Argentina vs South Africa
  10. 34,377 Australia vs South Africa
  11. 29,932 New Zealand vs Argentina
  12. 29,014 New Zealand vs South Africa
  13. 22,278 Australia vs Argentina

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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