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2013 end-of-year rugby union internationals

The 2013 end of year rugby tests, also known as the 2013 Autumn internationals in the Northern Hemisphere, were a series of international rugby union matches predominantly played between European sides - England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales, and visiting Southern Hemisphere countries - Argentina, Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Samoa, South Africa and Tonga.

In 2013, a record 39 test matches took place, with a record 24 matches including a tier 2 or tier 3 side, six of which being a tier 1 v tier 2 fixture, as the IRB builds up to the 2015 Rugby World Cup.[1]

Australia made their first tour of the Home Nations since 2009. However, they could not achieve a first Grand Slam since 1984 following their 20–13 defeat to England in the opening week of their tour. In addition, Australia played Italy in Turin for the first time.[2] World cup winners New Zealand played France - for the fourth time in 2013, England and Ireland. South Africa played Wales, Scotland and France while Argentina played England, Wales and Italy.

Three invitational teams were in action against international teams during November. The Māori All Blacks visited Canada and the United States, while the French Barbarians faced Samoa. The Barbarians and Fiji contested the Killik Cup, which marked 100 years of rugby in Fiji.

As in other recent seasons, New Zealand and Australia played the third Bledisloe Cup match.

Test matchesEdit

Bledisloe Cup – 3rd testEdit

19 October 2013
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand   41–33   Australia
Try: Savea 9' c
Cane 29' c
Cruden 36' c
Read 53' m
Con: Cruden (3/4) 10', 30', 37'
Pen: Cruden (4/6) 18', 22', 34', 43'
Barrett (1/1) 69'
Report[3] Try: Ashley-Cooper 39' c
Toomua 47' c
Kuridrani 76' c
Con: Cooper (3/3) 40', 48', 77'
Pen: Cooper (3/3) 3', 24', 32;
Drop: Cooper 15'

Notes:

  • Australia's 33 points was the highest ever score by a visiting team against New Zealand.[5]
  • Will Genia became just the third Australian scrum-half and the 39th Wallaby to reach 50 caps.[6]
  • Peter Betham made his international debut for Australia.

2-3 NovemberEdit

2 November 2013
14:00 JST (UTC+9)
Japan   6–54   New Zealand
Pen: Goromaru (2/2) 13', 22'
Report[7] Try: Piutau (2) 9' c, 74' c
Cane 26' c
B. Smith 29' c
McCaw 31' c
Thrush 50' c
Halai 57 m
Barrett 67' c
Con: Carter (5/5) 10', 27', 29', 33', 51'
Barrett (2/3) 68', 75'

Notes:


2 November 2013
14:30 GMT (UTC+0)
England   20–13   Australia
Try: Robshaw 50' c
Farrell 58' c
Con: Farrell (2/2) 31', 57'
Pen: Farrell (2/5) 3', 28',
Report[10] Try: Toomua 31' c
Con: Cooper (1/1) 31'
Pen: Cooper (2/4) 9', 34'
Twickenham, London [11]
Attendance: 80,691
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)

Notes:


2 November 2013
18:30 CET (UTC+1)
Belgium   26–10   Tunisia
Try: Penalty try 16' c
K. Williams 39' c
Hendrickx 43' c
Torfs 71' m
Con: A. Williams (3/4) 17', 40', 45'
Report[12]
(In French)
Try: Penalty try 22' c
Con: Khalifa 22'
Pen: Khalifa (1/4) 19'

3 November 2013
13:00 EDT (UTC-4)
Canada   15–40   Māori All Blacks
Try: Hassler 5' m
Carpenter 59' c
Con: Underwood (1/2) 60'
Pen: Underwood (1/2) 55'
Report[14] Try: Guildford 14' m
Gibson-Park (2) 30' c, 50' c
Robinson 35' c
Proctor 69' c
Barrett 75' c
Con: Taylor (2/3) 31', 37'
Robinson (2/2) 51', 70'
West (1/1) 76'
BMO Field, Toronto [15]
Attendance: 22,566
Referee: Federico Anselmi (Argentina)

8-10 NovemberEdit

8 November 2013
19:00 CET (UTC+1)
Senegal   33–10   Ivory Coast
Try: Sargos 8' c
Folliot 29' c
Penalty try 76' c
Con: Folliot (3/3) 8', 30', 76'
Pen: Folliot (4/4) 22', 40', 60'
Report[16] Try: Coulibaly 30' c
Con: Lo (1/1) 31'
Pen: Lo (1/3) 19'

9 November 2013
16:30 GET (UTC+4)
Georgia   19–15   Canada
Try: Zibzibadze 52' c
Con: Kvirikashvili (1/1) 53'
Pen: Kvirikashvili (4/5) 2', 21', 26', 59'
Report[17] Pen: Underwood (3/4) 7', 17', 33'
Jones (2/2) 37', 57'

9 November 2013
15:00 CET (UTC+1)
Italy   20–50   Australia
Try: McLean 11' c
Cittadini 62' m
Allan 78' m
Con: Di Bernardo (1/1) 13'
Pen: Di Bernardo (1/3) 4'
Report[19] Try: Mowen 15' c
Kuridrani 21' c
Cummins (2) 31' m, 50' c
Ashley-Cooper 58' c
Tomane 66' c
Folau 68' c
Con: Cooper (4/5) 17', 22', 50', 58'
Lealiifano (2/2) 67', 70'
Pen: Lealiifano (1/1) 65'

Notes:

  • Luke McLean earned his 50th cap for Italy.
  • Tommaso Allan made his international debut for Italy and scored his first test try.

9 November 2013
15:00 CET (UTC+1)
Belgium   12–36   French Universities
Try: M. de Molder 45' c
Penalty try 79' m
Con: Brown (1/2) 45'
Report[21]
(In French)
Try: Penalty try 9' c
Brousse 13' c
Perraux 20' c
Jedrasiak (2) 24' c, 34' m
Con: Renaud (4/5) 9', 13', 22', 25'
Pen: Renaud (1/1) 11'
Stade des Trois Tilleuls, Boitsfort [13]
Referee: Frank Himmer (Germany)

9 November 2013
14:30 GMT (UTC+0)
England   31–12   Argentina
Try: Launchbury 12' c
Twelvetrees 20' c
Ashton 33' c
Morgan 77' c
Con: Farrell (4/4) 13', 21', 34', 77'
Pen: Farrell (1/2) 5'
Report[22] Pen: Sánchez (3/4) 7', 45, 55'
Bosch (1/2) 17'
Twickenham, London [11]
Attendance: 76,304
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)

Notes:

  • Santiago Cordero made his debut for Argentina.
  • England won the Investec Challenge Cup, the first time the trophy has been contested.

9 November 2013
14:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland   42–17   Japan
Try: Seymour (2) 31' m, 54' m
Laidlaw 46' c
Dickinson 63' c
Weir 68' m
Lamont 77' c
Con: Laidlaw (2/4) 47', 64'
Weir (1/2) 78'
Pen: Laidlaw (2/3) 6, 21'
Report[23] Try: Fukuoka (2) 43' c, 51' c
Con: Goromaru (2/2) 44', 52'
Pen: Goromaru (1/1) 35'
Murrayfield, Edinburgh [24]
Attendance: 32,680
Referee: JP Doyle (England)

9 November 2013
15:00 WET (UTC+0)
Portugal   13–36   Fiji
Try: Oliveira 74' c
Con: P. Leal (1/1) 75'
Pen: P. Leal (2/3) 19', 63'
Report[25]
(In Portuguese)
Try: Nadolo 23' c
Tikoirotuma 32' c
Bai 46' m
Botia 56' m
Nalaga 69' m
Kenatale 80' c
Con: Bai (3/5) 24', 33', 80'

9 November 2013
19:00 EET (UTC+2)
Romania   19–18   Tonga
Try: Macovei 48' c
Con: Vlaicu (1/1) 49'
Pen: Vlaicu (4/5) 7', 40', 52', 80'
Report[27]
(In Romanian)
Try: Lilo (2) 56' c, 77' m
Con: Apikotoa (1/1) 57'
Pen: Apikotoa (2/2) 18', 34'

9 November 2013
17:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales   15–24   South Africa
Pen: Halfpenny (5/5) 2', 8', 24', 33', 55'
Report[29] Try: De Villiers 10' c
Du Plessis 16' c
Du Preez 64' c
Con: Steyn (2/2) 11', 17'
Lambie (1/1) 65'
Pen: Steyn (1/1) 4'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff [30]
Attendance: 66,490
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)

Notes:


9 November 2013
17:45 WET (UTC+0)
Ireland   40–9   Samoa
Try: O'Mahony 25' m
O'Brien 45' c
D. Kearney (2) 65' c, 77' c
McFadden 70' c
Con: Jackson (3/5) 46', 66', 71'
Pen: Jackson (3/3) 3', 20', 40'
Report[31] Pen: T. Pisi (2/3) 7', 30'
Fotuali'i (1/1) 63'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin [32]
Attendance: 39,108
Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)

Notes:

  • This was Irelands biggest winning margin against Samoa.
  • Jack McGrath and David Kearney, who scored two tries, made their debuts for Ireland, and Isaia Tuifua made his debut for Samoa.

9 November 2013
17:00 CLST (UTC-3)
Chile   3–26   Spain
Pen: Perrota (1/3) 47'
Report[33]
(In Spanish)
Try: Feijoo (2) 27' m, 74' c
Cook (2) 70' c, 79' c
Con: González (2/3) 70', 75'
Genua (1/1) 80'
Centro de Alto Rendimiento del Rugby, Santiago [34]
Referee: Claudio Antonio (Argentina)

9 November 2013
21:00 CET (UTC+1)
France   19–26   New Zealand
Try: Dulin 68' c
Con: Parra (1/1) 69'
Pen: Parra (4/6) 9', 24', 31', 42'
Report[35] Try: Piutau 46' c
Read 64' c
Con: Carter (1/1) 47'
Cruden (1/1) 65'
Pen: Carter (4/4) 12', 19', 27', 44'

Notes:


9 November 2013
19:00 EST (UTC-5)
United States   19–29   Māori All Blacks
Try: Dolan 71' c
Con: Siddall (1/1) 73'
Pen: Siddall (4/4) 14', 26', 38', 63'
Report[37] Try: Gibson-Park 5' c
Bateman (2) 43' c, 55' m
Katene 78' c
Con: Robinson (3/4) 6', 44', 79'
Pen: Robinson (1/1) 69'
PPL Park, Chester, Pennsylvania [15]
Attendance: 18,500
Referee: Chris Assmus (Canada)

10 November 2013
15:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Oxford University   24–31   Russia
Try: Turner 16' c
Lamont 31' c
Rowlands 39' c
Con: Hudson (1/1) 17'
Taylor (2/2) 32', 40'
Pen: Janney (1/3) 21'
Report[38] Try: Garbuzov 23' c
Simplikevich 42' m
Tsnobiladze 67' c
Penalty try 75' c
Galinovsky 80' m
Con: Kushnarev (1/2) 24'
Gaisin (2/3) 68', 75'
Oxford University Sports Centre, Oxford [39]
Referee: Ian Tempest (England)

12-17 NovemberEdit

12 November 2013
19:45 GMT (UTC+0)
Gloucester   40–5   Japan
Try: Sharples (3) 18' m, 24' c, 38' c
Simpson-Daniel 21' c
Reynolds 64' c
Cox 75' c
Con: Cook (5/6) 22', 26', 39', 65', 76'
Report[40] Try: Ives 2' m

15 November 2013
19:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Russia   13–40   Japan
Try: Ostroushko 11' c
Con: Gaisin (1/1) 12'
Pen: Gaisin (2/2) 19', 23'
Report[42] Try: Tui 14' c
Broadhurst 43' c
Sa'u (2) 48' m, 56' c
Hirose 66' m
Con: Goromaru (3/5) 16', 43', 57'
Pen: Goromaru (3/3) 2', 26', 47'

15 November 2013
20:00 BRST (UTC-2)
Brazil   0–68   Portugal
Report[44]
(In Portuguese)
Try: G. Uva 9' c
Duarte 24' c
Simões (2) 30' m, 45' c
Oliveira 38' c
V. Uva 49' c
Foro (2) 55' c, 64' c
Bardy 71' c
Esteves 73' c
Con: P. Leal (9/10) 9', 25', 40', 46', 50', 56', 65', 71', 74'

16 November 2013
14:00 GET (UTC+4)
Georgia   23–25   United States
Try: Kvirikashvili 13' c
Sharikadze 66' c
Con: Kvirikashvili (2/2) 14', 67'
Pen: Kvirikashvili (3) 4', 24' 76'
Report[45] Try: Wyles 22' m
Scully 39' c
Wallace 55' c
Con: Siddall (2/3) 40', 56'
Pen: Siddall (2/3) 26', 80'
Rustavi Stadium, Rustavi [18]
Attendance: 6,509
Referee: Mike Fraser (New Zealand)

16 November 2013
15:00 CET (UTC+1)
Italy   37–31   Fiji
Try: Parisse 29' c
McLean 33' c
Penalty try 57' c
Vosawai 68' c
Con: Orquera (3/3) 30', 34', 58'
Allan (1/1) 69'
Pen: Orquera (3/5) 3', 25', 46'
Report[46] Try: Talebula 7' m
Nagusa (2) 47' m, 75' c
Nadolo 59' c
Nalaga 71' c
Con: Bai (2/4) 60', 72', 75'

Notes:


16 November 2013
15:00 CET (UTC+1)
French Barbarians   20–19   Samoa
Try: Adams (2) 30' c, 60' m
Vosloo 40' m
Con: Trinh-Duc (1/3) 31'
Pen: Trinh-Duc (1/2) 75'
Report[48] Try: Leiua 2' m
Va'aulu 17' c
Fotuali'i 41' c
Con: Fotuali'i (2/3) 18', 42'

16 November 2013
14:30 GMT (UTC+0)
England   22–30   New Zealand
Try: Launchbury 23' c
Con: Farrell (1/1) 24'
Pen: Farrell (5/5) 6, 33', 38', 52', 59'
Report[49] Try: Savea (2) 1' c, 63' c
Read 16' c
Con: Carter (2/2) 2', 17'
Cruden (1/1) 64'
Pen: Carter (1/1) 12'
Cruden (2/3) 31', 71'
Twickenham, London [11]
Attendance: 81,739
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)

Notes:


16 November 2013
14:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales   40–6   Argentina
Try: Phillips 8' c
North 23' c
Faletau 55' c
Owens 66' c
Con: Halfpenny (4/4) 9', 23', 56', 67'
Pen: Halfpenny (4/5) 5', 17', 40', 43'
Report[50] Pen: Sánchez (2/3) 28', 50'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff [51]
Attendance: 46,253
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)

Notes:


16 November 2013
18:00 CET (UTC+1)
France   38–18   Tonga
Try: Guitoune 5' m
Chouly 40' c
Dulin 50' c
Kayser 73' c
Con: Parra (2/3) 40', 52'
Michalak (1/1) 73'
Pen: Parra (4/4) 2', 17', 28', 63'
Report[52] Try: Vainikolo (2) 56' m, 80' c
Con: Fosita (1/1) 80'
Pen: Apikotoa (2/4) 31', 38'
Stade Océane, Le Havre [53]
Attendance: 19,968
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)

Notes:


16 November 2013
19:00 EET (UTC+2)
Romania   21–20   Canada
Pen: Vlaicu (7/8) 9', 15', 21', 38', 57', 70', 80'
Report[54]
(In Romanian)
Try: Ardron 18' c
Jones 48' c
Con: Jones (2/2) 19', 49'
Pen: Jones (1/3) 42'
Pritchard (1/2) 76'

16 November 2013
17:45 WET (UTC+0)
Ireland   15–32   Australia
Pen: Sexton (4/5) 12', 29', 33', 39'
Madigan (1/1) 56'
Report[55] Try: Cummins 17' c
Hooper (2) 23' m, 66' c
Cooper 45' c
Con: Cooper (3/4) 18', 47', 68'
Pen: Cooper (2/3) 8', 49'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin [32]
Attendance: 46,000
Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)

Notes:


16 November 2013
16:30 UYST (UTC-3)
Uruguay   16–15   Spain
Try: Mieres 73' c
Con: Ormaechea (1/1) 74'
Pen: Ormaechea (3/4) 7', 14', 54'
Report[56]
(In Spanish)
Try: Auzqui 39' c
Feijoo 46' m
Con: Genua (1/2) 40'
Pen: Genua (1/1) 16'