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Pool C of the 2015 Rugby World Cup began on 19 September and was completed on 11 October 2015.[1] The pool was composed of New Zealand (the title holders), Argentina and Tonga – who all qualified automatically for the tournament due to finishing in the top three positions in their pools in 2011 – along with the top European qualifier, Georgia, and the top African qualifier, Namibia.

After winning the first three of their matches, New Zealand became the first team to qualify for the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Finals.[2] After Tonga loss to New Zealand in their last Pool Match, Argentina became the second team from Pool C to qualify for the quarter finals.[3] New Zealand eventually went on to win Rugby World Cup 2015, beating Australia 34 - 17 in the final.[4]

OverallEdit

Key to colours in pool tables
Advanced to the quarter-finals and qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup
Eliminated but qualified for 2019 Rugby World Cup
Team
Pld W D L TF PF PA +/− BP Pts
  New Zealand 4 4 0 0 25 174 49 +125 3 19
  Argentina 4 3 0 1 22 179 70 +109 3 15
  Georgia 4 2 0 2 5 53 123 –70 0 8
  Tonga 4 1 0 3 8 70 130 –60 2 6
  Namibia 4 0 0 4 8 70 174 –104 1 1

All times are local United Kingdom time (UTC+01)

Tonga vs GeorgiaEdit

19 September 2015
12:00
Tonga   10–17   Georgia
Try: Vainikolo 72' c
Con: Morath (1/1) 73'
Pen: Morath (1/1) 9'
Report Try: Gorgodze 27' c
Tkhilaishvili 56' c
Con: Kvirikashvili (2/2) 28', 57'
Pen: Kvirikashvili (1/3) 19'
Kingsholm, Gloucester
Attendance: 14,200
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tonga
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Georgia
FB 15 Vunga Lilo
RW 14 Telusa Veainu
OC 13 William Helu   51'
IC 12 Siale Piutau
LW 11 Fetu'u Vainikolo
FH 10 Kurt Morath
SH 9 Sonatane Takulua
N8 8 Viliami Ma'afu
OF 7 Nili Latu (c)   71'
BF 6 Sione Kalamafoni
RL 5 Steve Mafi   59'
LL 4 Tukulua Lokotui
TP 3 Halani Aulika   64'
HK 2 Elvis Taione   51'
LP 1 Tevita Mailau   51'
Replacements:
HK 16 Paul Ngauamo   51'
PR 17 Sona Taumalolo   51'
PR 18 Sila Puafisi   64'
FL 19 Hale T-Pole   59'
FL 20 Jack Ram   71'
SH 21 Samisoni Fisilau
FH 22 Latiume Fosita
CE 23 Sione Piukala   51'
Coach:
  Mana Otai
 
FB 15 Merab Kvirikashvili   72' to 80'
RW 14 Tamaz Mchedlidze
OC 13 Davit Kacharava
IC 12 Merab Sharikadze
LW 11 Giorgi Aptsiauri
FH 10 Lasha Malaghuradze
SH 9 Vasil Lobzhanidze   78'
N8 8 Mamuka Gorgodze (c)
OF 7 Viktor Kolelishvili
BF 6 Giorgi Tkhilaishvili   65'
RL 5 Konstantin Mikautadze   63'
LL 4 Giorgi Nemsadze
TP 3 Davit Zirakashvili   60'
HK 2 Jaba Bregvadze   60'
LP 1 Mikheil Nariashvili   60'
Replacements:
HK 16 Shalva Mamukashvili   60'
PR 17 Karlen Asieshvili   60'
PR 18 Levan Chilachava   60'
LK 19 Levan Datunashvili   63'
FL 20 Shalva Sutiashvili   65'
SH 21 Giorgi Begadze   78'
WG 22 Giorgi Pruidze
WG 23 Muraz Giorgadze
Coach:
  Milton Haig

Man of the Match:
Mamuka Gorgodze (Georgia)

Touch judges:
Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
Leighton Hodges (Wales)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

Notes:

New Zealand vs ArgentinaEdit

20 September 2015
16:45
New Zealand   26–16   Argentina
Try: A. Smith 57' c
Cane 67' c
Con: Carter (2/2) 58', 67'
Pen: Carter (4/4) 5', 11', 19', 40'
Report Try: Petti Pagadizábal 21' c
Con: Sánchez (1/1) 23'
Pen: Sánchez (3/3) 30', 38', 43'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 89,019
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Argentina
FB 15 Ben Smith
RW 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder   50'
OC 13 Conrad Smith   37' to 47'
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu   46'
LW 11 Julian Savea
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Aaron Smith   69'
N8 8 Kieran Read
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)   30' to 40'
BF 6 Jerome Kaino   65'
RL 5 Sam Whitelock
LL 4 Brodie Retallick   71'
TP 3 Owen Franks   50'
HK 2 Dane Coles   68'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock   46'
Replacements:
HK 16 Keven Mealamu   68'
PR 17 Wyatt Crockett   46'
PR 18 Charlie Faumuina   50'
N8 19 Victor Vito   71'
FL 20 Sam Cane   65'
SH 21 TJ Perenara   69'
FH 22 Beauden Barrett   50'
CE 23 Sonny Bill Williams   46'
Coach:
  Steve Hansen
 
FB 15 Joaquín Tuculet   70'
RW 14 Santiago Cordero
OC 13 Marcelo Bosch
IC 12 Juan Martín Hernández
LW 11 Juan Imhoff
FH 10 Nicolás Sánchez   69'
SH 9 Tomás Cubelli   62'
N8 8 Leonardo Senatore   65'
OF 7 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe
BF 6 Pablo Matera   10' to 20'   58'
RL 5 Tomás Lavanini
LL 4 Guido Petti Pagadizábal   23'
TP 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro   54'
HK 2 Agustín Creevy (c)   70'
LP 1 Marcos Ayerza
Replacements:
HK 16 Julián Montoya   65'
PR 17 Lucas Noguera Paz   70'
PR 18 Ramiro Herrera   54'
LK 19 Mariano Galarza   23'
FL 20 Juan Manuel Leguizamón   58'
SH 21 Martín Landajo   62'
CE 22 Jerónimo de la Fuente   69'
FB 23 Lucas González Amorosino   70'
Coach:
  Daniel Hourcade

Man of the Match:
Brodie Retallick (New Zealand)

Touch judges:
JP Doyle (England)
Angus Gardner (Australia)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

Notes:

  • The 89,019 crowd, surpassed the tournament's biggest crowd for a match, set in the 2003 Rugby World Cup Final, of 82,957.[8]
  • New Zealand fielded the most experienced ever starting fifteen in international history.[9]
  • This marks the first time, New Zealand failed to win with a bonus point in the pool stages of the Rugby World Cup, ever since they were introduced.

New Zealand vs NamibiaEdit

24 September 2015
20:00
New Zealand   58–14   Namibia
Try: Vito 6' c
Milner-Skudder (2) 10' m, 40' m
Fekitoa 21' c
Barrett 31' c
Savea (2) 47' c, 75' m
Smith 61' m
Taylor 79' c
Con: Barrett (4/8) 7', 21', 32', 80'
Slade (1/1) 48'
Pen: Barrett (1/1) 5'
Report Try: Deysel 51' m
Pen: Kotzé (3/3) 14', 23', 44'
Olympic Stadium, London
Attendance: 51,820
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Namibia
FB 15 Colin Slade   52'
RW 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder
OC 13 Malakai Fekitoa
IC 12 Sonny Bill Williams   62'
LW 11 Julian Savea
FH 10 Beauden Barrett
SH 9 TJ Perenara   48'
N8 8 Victor Vito
OF 7 Sam Cane (c)
BF 6 Jerome Kaino   62'
RL 5 Sam Whitelock   52'
LL 4 Luke Romano
TP 3 Charlie Faumuina   64'
HK 2 Codie Taylor
LP 1 Ben Franks
Replacements:
HK 16 Keven Mealamu
PR 17 Wyatt Crockett   64'
PR 18 Tony Woodcock
N8 19 Kieran Read   52'
FL 20 Richie McCaw   62'
SH 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow   48'
CE 22 Ma'a Nonu   62'
FB 23 Ben Smith   52'
Coach:
  Steve Hansen
 
FB 15 Johann Tromp
RW 14 David Philander   58'   69'
OC 13 JC Greyling
IC 12 Johan Deysel
LW 11 Conrad Marais   45'
FH 10 Theuns Kotzé
SH 9 Eugene Jantjies   73'
N8 8 Leneve Damens   45'   50'   53'
OF 7 Tinus du Plessis   50' to 53'
BF 6 Jacques Burger (c)   65'
RL 5 Tjiuee Uanivi
LL 4 PJ van Lill   63'
TP 3 Aranos Coetzee   48'   60'   69'   73'
HK 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld   73'
LP 1 Jaco Engels   57' to 67'   69'
Replacements:
HK 16 Louis van der Westhuizen   73'
PR 17 Casper Viviers   58'
PR 18 Raoul Larson   48'   60'   69'   73'
FL 19 Renaldo Bothma   45'
LK 20 Janco Venter   65'
FL 21 Rohan Kitshoff   63'
SH 22 Eniell Buitendag   73'
FB 23 Chrysander Botha   45'
Coach:
  Phil Davies

Man of the Match:
Nehe Milner-Skudder (New Zealand)

Touch judges:
Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Mathieu Raynal (France)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

Notes:

  • This was the first ever match between these nations.
  • Richie McCaw became the most capped New Zealander player at a Rugby World Cup, surpassing Sean Fitzpatrick's record of 17.[10]

Argentina vs GeorgiaEdit

25 September 2015
16:45
Argentina   54–9   Georgia
Try: Lavanini 10' m
Cubelli 47' c
Imhoff (2) 49' c, 76' m
Cordero (2) 53' c, 72' c
Landajo 70' c
Con: Sánchez (3/4) 48', 51', 54'
Bosch (2/3) 71', 74'
Pen: Sánchez (2/2) 21', 35'
Drop: Sánchez 6'
Report Pen: Kvirikashvili (3/3) 17', 20', 32'
Kingsholm, Gloucester
Attendance: 14,256
Referee: JP Doyle (England)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Argentina
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Georgia
FB 15 Joaquín Tuculet
RW 14 Santiago Cordero
OC 13 Marcelo Bosch
IC 12 Juan Martín Hernández   37'
LW 11 Juan Imhoff
FH 10 Nicolás Sánchez   65'
SH 9 Tomás Cubelli   58'
N8 8 Facundo Isa
OF 7 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe   65'
BF 6 Juan Manuel Leguizamón   58'
RL 5 Tomás Lavanini
LL 4 Matías Alemanno
TP 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro   58'
HK 2 Agustín Creevy (c)   63'
LP 1 Marcos Ayerza   68'
Replacements:
HK 16 Julián Montoya   63'
PR 17 Lucas Noguera Paz   68'
PR 18 Ramiro Herrera   58'
FL 19 Javier Ortega Desio   65'
FL 20 Pablo Matera   58'
SH 21 Martín Landajo   58'
CE 22 Jerónimo de la Fuente   37'
FB 23 Lucas González Amorosino   65'
Coach:
  Daniel Hourcade
 
FB 15 Merab Kvirikashvili   54'
RW 14 Tamaz Mchedlidze   59'
OC 13 Davit Kacharava
IC 12 Merab Sharikadze
LW 11 Giorgi Aptsiauri
FH 10 Lasha Malaghuradze
SH 9 Vasil Lobzhanidze   58'
N8 8 Mamuka Gorgodze (c)   45' to 55'
OF 7 Viktor Kolelishvili   58'
BF 6 Giorgi Tkhilaishvili
RL 5 Konstantin Mikautadze   49'
LL 4 Giorgi Nemsadze
TP 3 Davit Zirakashvili   52'
HK 2 Jaba Bregvadze   49'
LP 1 Mikheil Nariashvili   52'
Replacements:
HK 16 Shalva Mamukashvili   49'
PR 17 Kakha Asieshvili   52'
PR 18 Levan Chilachava   52'
LK 19 Levan Datunashvili   49'
FL 20 Shalva Sutiashvili   58'
SH 21 Giorgi Begadze   58'
WG 22 Giorgi Pruidze   59'
WG 23 Muraz Giorgadze   54'
Coach:
  Milton Haig

Man of the Match:
Santiago Cordero (Argentina)

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Tonga vs NamibiaEdit

29 September 2015
16:45
Tonga   35–21   Namibia
Try: Veainu (2) 6' c, 55' m
Ram (2) 12' m, 45' m
Fosita 25' c
Con: Lilo (2/5) 7', 26'
Pen: Lilo (1/2) 35'
Morath (1/1) 73'
Report Try: Tromp 18' c
Burger (2) 49' c, 67' c
Con: Kotzé (3/3) 19', 49', 68'
Sandy Park, Exeter
Attendance: 10,103
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tonga
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Namibia
FB 15 Vunga Lilo   60'
RW 14 David Halaifonua
OC 13 Siale Piutau (c)   58'
IC 12 Sione Piukala
LW 11 Telusa Veainu
FH 10 Latiume Fosita
SH 9 Sonatane Takulua   58'
N8 8 Viliami Ma'afu (c)
OF 7 Jack Ram
BF 6 Sione Kalamafoni   33'
RL 5 Joe Tuineau
LL 4 Hale T-Pole   43'
TP 3 Sila Puafisi   60'
HK 2 Aleki Lutui   47'
LP 1 Soane Tonga'uiha   60'
Replacements:
HK 16 Paul Ngauamo   47'
PR 17 Tevita Mailau   60'
PR 18 Halani Aulika   60'
LK 19 Tukulua Lokotui   43'
N8 20 Opeti Fonua   33'
SH 21 Samisoni Fisilau   58'
FH 22 Kurt Morath   58'
WG 23 William Helu   60'
Coach:
  Mana Otai
 
FB 15 Chrysander Botha
RW 14 Johann Tromp   65'
OC 13 Danie van Wyk
IC 12 Johan Deysel   72'
LW 11 Russell van Wyk
FH 10 Theuns Kotzé
SH 9 Eniell Buitendag   71'
N8 8 Renaldo Bothma   68'
OF 7 Rohan Kitshoff
BF 6 Jacques Burger (c)
RL 5 Tjiuee Uanivi
LL 4 Janco Venter   40'
TP 3 Aranos Coetzee   72'
HK 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld   74'
LP 1 Casper Viviers   40'
Replacements:
HK 16 Louis van der Westhuizen   74'
PR 17 Johnny Redelinghuys   40'
PR 18 AJ de Klerk   72'
FL 19 Tinus du Plessis   68'
N8 20 PJ van Lill   40'
CE 21 Darryl de la Harpe   72'
SH 22 Damian Stevens   71'
WG 23 David Philander   65'
Coach:
  Phil Davies

Man of the Match:
Jack Ram (Tonga)

Touch judges:
Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes:

  • Tonga became the first team to name two captains in a Rugby World Cup match.
  • The 3 tries scored by Namibia were the most scored by the team in a World Cup match.
  • The 35 points scored by Tonga is the highest ever score it has posted in a Rugby World Cup game.
  • Kurt Morath surpassed Pierre Hola's record of 317 points for his country to become Tonga's highest-ever point scorer.[11]

New Zealand vs GeorgiaEdit

2 October 2015
20:00
New Zealand   43–10   Georgia
Try: Naholo 2' c
Savea (3) 8' m, 17' m, 74' c
Coles 22' m
Read 52' c
Fekitoa 77' c
Con: Carter (4/7) 3', 53', 75', 78'
Report Try: Tsiklauri 5' c
Con: Malaghuradze (1/1) 6'
Pen: Malaghuradze (1/1) 12'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 69,187
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Georgia
FB 15 Ben Smith
RW 14 Waisake Naholo   53'
OC 13 Conrad Smith   63'
IC 12 Sonny Bill Williams   56'   63'
LW 11 Julian Savea
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Aaron Smith   71'
N8 8 Kieran Read
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)   61'
BF 6 Jerome Kaino
RL 5 Sam Whitelock
LL 4 Brodie Retallick
TP 3 Charlie Faumuina   61'
HK 2 Dane Coles   71'
LP 1 Wyatt Crockett   61'
Replacements:
HK 16 Keven Mealamu   71'
PR 17 Tony Woodcock   61'
PR 18 Owen Franks   61'
N8 19 Victor Vito   56'
FL 20 Sam Cane   61'
SH 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow   71'
SH 22 TJ Perenara
CE 23 Malakai Fekitoa   53'
Coach:
  Steve Hansen
 
FB 15 Beka Tsiklauri
RW 14 Giorgi Aptsiauri
OC 13 Davit Kacharava
IC 12 Tamaz Mchedlidze   76'
LW 11 Alexander Todua   66'
FH 10 Lasha Malaghuradze
SH 9 Giorgi Begadze   45'
N8 8 Lasha Lomidze   68'
OF 7 Mamuka Gorgodze (c)   48'
BF 6 Shalva Sutiashvili
RL 5 Giorgi Chkhaidze
LL 4 Levan Datunashvili
TP 3 Levan Chilachava   51'
HK 2 Shalva Mamukashvili   66'
LP 1 Kakha Asieshvili   51'
Replacements:
HK 16 Simon Maisuradze   66'
PR 17 Mikheil Nariashvili   51'
PR 18 Anton Peikrishvili   51'
LK 19 Konstantin Mikautadze   48'
FL 20 Viktor Kolelishvili   68'
SH 21 Vasil Lobzhanidze   45'
CE 22 Merab Sharikadze   66'
WG 23 Muraz Giorgadze   76'
Coach:
  Milton Haig

Man of the Match:
Mamuka Gorgodze (Georgia)

Touch judges:
Angus Gardner (Australia)
Mathieu Raynal (France)
Television match official:
Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Notes:

  • This was the first ever match between these nations.

Argentina vs TongaEdit

4 October 2015
14:30
Argentina   45–16   Tonga
Try: Tuculet 20' c
Imhoff 22' c
Sánchez 64' m
Montoya 72' c
Cordero 80' c
Con: Sánchez (4/5) 21', 23', 73', 80'
Pen: Sánchez (4/5) 18', 26', 44', 53'
Report Try: Morath 7' m
Tonga'uiha 38' m
Pen: Morath (2/4) 33', 42'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Argentina
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tonga
FB 15 Joaquín Tuculet
RW 14 Santiago Cordero
OC 13 Matías Moroni   71'
IC 12 Jerónimo de la Fuente
LW 11 Juan Imhoff   58'
FH 10 Nicolás Sánchez
SH 9 Martín Landajo   65'
N8 8 Leonardo Senatore   51'
OF 7 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe
BF 6 Pablo Matera
RL 5 Tomás Lavanini
LL 4 Guido Petti Pagadizábal   65'
TP 3 Ramiro Herrera   65'
HK 2 Agustín Creevy (c)   65'
LP 1 Marcos Ayerza   65'
Replacements:
HK 16 Julián Montoya   65'
PR 17 Lucas Noguera Paz   65'
PR 18 Juan Pablo Orlandi   65'
LK 19 Matías Alemanno   65'
N8 20 Facundo Isa   51'
SH 21 Tomás Cubelli   65'
FH 22 Santiago González Iglesias   71'
WG 23 Horacio Agulla   58'
Coach:
  Daniel Hourcade
 
FB 15 Vunga Lilo   71'
RW 14 Telusa Veainu
OC 13 Siale Piutau
IC 12 Sione Piukala   50'
LW 11 Fetu'u Vainikolo
FH 10 Kurt Morath
SH 9 Sonatane Takulua   71'
N8 8 Viliami Ma'afu   61'
OF 7 Nili Latu (c)
BF 6 Sione Kalamafoni
RL 5 Joe Tuineau   67'
LL 4 Tukulua Lokotui
TP 3 Halani Aulika   71'
HK 2 Elvis Taione   61'
LP 1 Soane Tonga'uiha   61'
Replacements:
HK 16 Aleki Lutui   61'
PR 17 Sona Taumalolo   61'
PR 18 Sila Puafisi   71'
LK 19 Steve Mafi   67'
N8 20 Opeti Fonua   61'
SH 21 Samisoni Fisilau   71'
FH 22 Latiume Fosita   50'
WG 23 David Halaifonua   71'
Coach:
  Mana Otai

Man of the Match:
Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)

Touch judges:
Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes

  • This was the first ever match between these nations.[12]

Namibia vs GeorgiaEdit

7 October 2015
20:00
Namibia   16–17   Georgia
Try: Kotzé 74' c
Con: Kotzé (1/1) 76'
Pen: Kotzé (3/3) 2', 18', 71'
Report Try: Gorgodze 50' c
Malaghuradze 55' c
Con: Kvirikashvili (2/2) 51', 56'
Pen: Kvirikashvili (1/1) 68'
Sandy Park, Exeter
Attendance: 11,156
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Namibia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Georgia
FB 15 Chrysander Botha
RW 14 David Philander   40+5'   51'
OC 13 Danie van Wyk   28'
IC 12 Darryl de la Harpe   76'
LW 11 Russell van Wyk
FH 10 Theuns Kotzé
SH 9 Eugene Jantjies   68'
N8 8 Renaldo Bothma   50' to 60'
OF 7 Tinus du Plessis   60' to 68'
BF 6 Jacques Burger (c)   10'
RL 5 Tjiuee Uanivi
LL 4 PJ van Lill   68'
TP 3 Raoul Larson   40+5' to 55'   60'
HK 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld   71'
LP 1 Johnny Redelinghuys   60'
Replacements:
HK 16 Louis van der Westhuizen   71'
PR 17 Jaco Engels   60'
PR 18 Aranos Coetzee   40+10' to 50'   40+5'   51'   60'
FL 19 Wian Conradie   60'
FL 20 Rohan Kitshoff   10'
FB 21 Johann Tromp   76'
SH 22 Damian Stevens   68'
WG 23 Heinrich Smit   28'
Coach:
  Phil Davies
 
FB 15 Merab Kvirikashvili   76'
RW 14 Tamaz Mchedlidze   43'
OC 13 Davit Kacharava
IC 12 Merab Sharikadze
LW 11 Alexander Todua
FH 10 Lasha Malaghuradze
SH 9 Vasil Lobzhanidze   66'
N8 8 Mamuka Gorgodze (c)
OF 7 Viktor Kolelishvili   40+5'   40+6'   40'
BF 6 Giorgi Tkhilaishvili
RL 5 Konstantin Mikautadze   57'
LL 4 Giorgi Nemsadze
TP 3 Davit Zirakashvili
HK 2 Jaba Bregvadze   35' to 45'   57'
LP 1 Mikheil Nariashvili   36'
Replacements:
HK 16 Shalva Mamukashvili   40+5'   40+6'   57'
PR 17 Kakha Asieshvili   36'
PR 18 Anton Peikrishvili
LK 19 Levan Datunashvili   57'
N8 20 Lasha Lomidze   40'
SH 21 Giorgi Begadze   66'
WG 22 Giorgi Aptsiauri   43'
FB 23 Beka Tsiklauri   76'
Coach:
  Milton Haig

Man of the Match:
Tinus du Plessis (Namibia)

Touch judges:
Romain Poite (France)
Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Television match official:
Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Notes:

  • Alexander Todua earned his 50th test cap for Georgia.
  • Theuns Kotzé surpassed Jaco Coetzee's record of 335 points to become Namibia top point scorer.[13]
  • The losing bonus point for Namibia was the country's first-ever competition point in a Rugby World Cup.[14]

New Zealand vs TongaEdit

9 October 2015
20:00
New Zealand   47–9   Tonga
Try: B. Smith 13' c
Woodcock 31' c
Milner-Skudder (2) 52' c, 58' c
Williams 66' c
Cane 70' c
Nonu 76' m
Con: Carter (6/7) 15', 32', 54', 59', 66', 72'
Report Pen: Morath (3/3) 26', 49', 57'
St. James' Park, Newcastle
Attendance: 50,985
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tonga
FB 15 Ben Smith
RW 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder
OC 13 Conrad Smith   62'
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu
LW 11 Waisake Naholo   57'
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Aaron Smith   72'
N8 8 Kieran Read (c)   38' to 48'
OF 7 Sam Cane
BF 6 Jerome Kaino
RL 5 Sam Whitelock   66'
LL 4 Luke Romano   49'
TP 3 Owen Franks   62'
HK 2 Dane Coles   66'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock   43'
Replacements:
HK 16 Keven Mealamu   66'
PR 17 Wyatt Crockett   43'
PR 18 Ben Franks   62'
LK 19 Brodie Retallick   49'
FL 20 Liam Messam   66'
SH 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow   72'
FH 22 Beauden Barrett   57'
CE 23 Sonny Bill Williams   62'
Coach:
  Steve Hansen
 
FB 15 Vunga Lilo
RW 14 Telusa Veainu   66'
OC 13 Siale Piutau
IC 12 Latiume Fosita
LW 11 Fetu'u Vainikolo
FH 10 Kurt Morath   62'
SH 9 Sonatane Takulua   70'
N8 8 Viliami Ma'afu   66'
OF 7 Nili Latu (c)
BF 6 Sione Kalamafoni
RL 5 Joe Tuineau   54'
LL 4 Tukulua Lokotui
TP 3 Halani Aulika   70'
HK 2 Elvis Taione   49'
LP 1 Soane Tonga'uiha   55'
Replacements:
HK 16 Paul Ngauamo   70' to 80'   49'
PR 17 Sona Taumalolo   55'
PR 18 Sila Puafisi   70'
LK 19 Steve Mafi   54'
FL 20 Jack Ram   66'
SH 21 Samisoni Fisilau   70'
CE 22 Viliami Tahitu'a   62'
WG 23 William Helu   66'
Coach:
  Mana Otai

Man of the Match:
Nehe Milner-Skudder (New Zealand)

Touch judges:
JP Doyle (England)
Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Notes:

  • Ma'a Nonu became the sixth All Blacks player to earn his 100th test cap.[15]

Argentina vs NamibiaEdit

11 October 2015
12:00
Argentina   64–19   Namibia
Try: Hernández 7' c
Moroni 19' c
Agulla 24' c
Isa 36' m
Noguera Paz 40' c
Alemanno 49' c
Senatore 64' c
Montoya 69' c
Cubelli 74' c
Con: González Iglesias (4/5) 8', 20', 26', 40'
Socino (4/4) 50', 65', 70', 75'
Pen: González Iglesias (1/2) 12'
Report Try: Tromp 13' c
Greyling 46' c
Jantjies 80' m
Con: Kotzé (2/2) 14', 47'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Argentina
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Namibia
FB 15 Lucas González Amorosino
RW 14 Matías Moroni
OC 13 Santiago González Iglesias   65'
IC 12 Juan Pablo Socino
LW 11 Horacio Agulla
FH 10 Juan Martín Hernández   51'
SH 9 Martín Landajo (c)   53'
N8 8 Facundo Isa
OF 7 Javier Ortega Desio
BF 6 Pablo Matera   50'
RL 5 Matías Alemanno   61'
LL 4 Guido Petti Pagadizábal
TP 3 Juan Pablo Orlandi   53'
HK 2 Julián Montoya   70'
LP 1 Lucas Noguera Paz
Replacements:
HK 16 Agustín Creevy   70'
PR 17 Marcos Ayerza
PR 18 Ramiro Herrera   53'
N8 19 Leonardo Senatore   50'
FL 20 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe   61'
SH 21 Tomás Cubelli   53'
CE 22 Marcelo Bosch   53' to 63'   51'
WG 23 Juan Imhoff   65'
Coach:
  Daniel Hourcade
 
FB 15 Chrysander Botha   58'
RW 14 Johann Tromp
OC 13 JC Greyling   11' to 21'   65'
IC 12 Johan Deysel
LW 11 Conrad Marais
FH 10 Theuns Kotzé
SH 9 Damian Stevens   65'
N8 8 Leneve Damens   58'
OF 7 Wian Conradie
BF 6 Rohan Kitshoff (c)
RL 5 Tjiuee Uanivi
LL 4 Janco Venter   6'
TP 3 Aranos Coetzee   47'
HK 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld   52'
LP 1 Jaco Engels   52'
Replacements:
HK 16 Louis van der Westhuizen   52'
PR 17 Johnny Redelinghuys   52'
PR 18 AJ de Klerk   47'
N8 19 PJ van Lill   6'
FL 20 Tinus du Plessis   76' to 80'   58'
WG 21 Russell van Wyk   58'
SH 22 Eugene Jantjies   65'
WG 23 Heinrich Smit   65'
Coach:
  Phil Davies

Man of the Match:
Horacio Agulla (Argentina)

Touch judges:
Jérôme Garcès (France)
Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

Notes:

ReferencesEdit

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