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2016 June rugby union tests

The 2016 mid-year rugby union internationals (also known as the Summer Internationals in the Northern Hemisphere) are international rugby union matches that were mostly played in the Southern Hemisphere during the June International Window.

The matches were part of World Rugby's Global rugby calendar (2012–19) that included Test matches between the touring Northern Hemisphere nations and the home Southern Hemisphere nations, whilst some of the touring teams played mid-week matches against provincial or regional sides. In addition to this, the global calendar gave Tier 2 nations the opportunity to host Tier 1 nations outside the November International Window, increasing competitiveness from the Tier 2 sides.

All Six Nations teams were in action, where the grand slam champions England played a three-test series against The Rugby Championship reigning champions Australia. South Africa hosted a three-test series against Ireland, meanwhile Wales toured New Zealand, where they played the a three-test series against the world champions, the All Blacks, and played a mid-week match against the Chiefs. In addition to this, Wales travelled to London, where they contested the Old Mutual Wealth Cup with England before travelling to New Zealand. Argentina hosted Italy, before they played a two-test series against France, whilst Italy continued their tour of the Americas in North America, where they played Canada and the United States.

2019 Rugby World Cup hosts Japan looked to improve on their 2015 Rugby World Cup display when they hosted Scotland for a two-test series, whilst they also played away to Canada in a first ever international rugby union Test match at BC Place. Russia toured North America, playing a test against both Canada and the United States, in what was Russia's first visit to North America since 2010.

Georgia traveled to the Pacific Islands, where Fiji and Samoa each hosted the Lelos for the first time; Georgia also faced Tonga at a neutral venue in Fiji. Furthermore, Brazil hosted Kenya in what was the first time Brazil had hosted an African nation. Like in 2015, Uruguay played host to the Fiji Warriors in a two-match series, whilst an English development team, England Saxons, played a two-match series against South Africa's A team.

OverviewEdit

SeriesEdit

Event Result Victor
Argentina v France test series 1–1 Drawn
Australia v England test series 0–3   England
Japan v Scotland test series 0–2   Scotland
South Africa v Ireland test series 2–1   South Africa
South Africa A v England Saxons series 0–2   England Saxons
New Zealand v Wales test series 3–0   New Zealand
Uruguay v Fiji Warriors series 0–2   Fiji Warriors

Other toursEdit

Team/Tour Opponents
Italy tour   Argentina (lost) –   United States (won) –   Canada (won)
Georgia tour   Samoa (draw) –   Tonga (won) –   Fiji (won)
Russia tour   Canada (lost) –   United States (lost)

FixturesEdit

Week 1Edit

14 May 2016
15:30 UYT (UTC-03)
Uruguay   28–42   Fiji Warriors
Try: Kessler 19' c
Arboleya 59' m
Freitas 73' m
Silva 80' c
Con: M. Secco (2/4) 20', 80'
Report[1]
(In Spanish)
Try: Vularika 8' c
Penalty try 45' c
Ucutabua 63' c
Raiyala 66' m
Ratu 77' c
Con: Vularika (3/4) 8', 63', 78'
Pen: Vularika (2/3) 35', 39'

Notes:

  • In this uncapped match, World Rugby trialed the new 6-point try, 2-point penalty law, while a penalty try is an automatic 8 points.[3][4]

Week 2Edit

21 May 2016
15:30 UYT (UTC-03)
Uruguay   22–44   Fiji Warriors
Try: Campomar (2) 10' c, 72' c
Nieto 39' m
Con: Vilaseca (2/3) 11', 73'
Report[5]
(In Spanish)
Try: Naimasi 3' c
Vularika 8' m
Hickes 25' c
Penalty try 40'
Voka 43' m
Reece 78' c
Con: Vularika (3/5) 4', 26', 79'

Notes:

  • In this uncapped match, World Rugby trialed the new 6-point try, 2-point penalty law, while a penalty try is an automatic 8 points.[3][4]

Week 3Edit

29 May 2016
15:00 BST (UTC+01)
England   27–13   Wales
Try: Burrell 19' m
Watson 32' m
Youngs 43' m
Clifford 46' c
Yarde 60' m
Con: Ford (1/5) 47'
Report[6] Try: Evans 5' c
Con: Biggar (1/1) 6'
Pen: Biggar (2/2) 13', 27'
Twickenham Stadium, London [7]
Attendance: 81,128
Referee: Marius Mitrea (Italy)

Notes:

Week 4Edit

10 June 2016
19:10 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa A   24–32   England Saxons
Try: Brummer 49' c
Van Zyl 63' c
Notshe 70' c
Con: Brummer (3/3) 47', 63', 71'
Pen: April (1/1) 9'
Report[8] Try: Hepburn 15' c
Rokoduguni 29' c
Robson 32' m
Devoto 77' c
Con: Cipriani (3/4) 17', 30', 78'
Pen: Cipriani (2/2) 24', 54'

11 June 2016
15:00 (UTC+13)
Samoa   19–19   Georgia
Try: Lemi 44' c
Con: Fa'apale (1/1) 44'
Pen: Fa'apale (4/4) 32', 40', 41', 54'
Report[10] Try: Tkhilaishvili 50' c
Con: Kvirikashvili (1/1) 51'
Pen: Kvirikashvili (4/6) 3', 8', 37', 62'
Apia Park, Apia [11]
Attendance: 5,500
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)

Notes:


11 June 2016
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand   39–21   Wales
Try: J. Savea 15' m
Naholo (2) 18' c, 62' c
Read 68' c
Harris 80' c
Con: Cruden (4/5) 19', 63', 69', 80'
Pen: Cruden (2/4) 5', 48'
Report[12] Try: Faletau 9' m
Webb 31' c
Con: Biggar (1/2) 32'
Pen: Biggar (3/4) 21', 26', 53'
Eden Park, Auckland [13]
Attendance: 46,270
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

Notes:


11 June 2016
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia   28–39   England
Try: Hooper (2) 8' m, 58' m
Folau 15' m
Kuridrani 70' c
Con: Foley (1/4) 71'
Pen: Foley (2/2) 36', 77'
Report[14] Try: Joseph 31' c
Yarde 45' c
Nowell 79' c
Con: Farrell (3/3) 32', 47', 80'
Pen: Farrell (6/7) 20', 27', 30', 40', 56', 66'
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane [15]
Attendance: 48,735
Referee: Romain Poite (France)

Notes:

  • Rory Arnold, Nick Frisby, Samu Kerevi and Dane Haylett-Petty (all Australia) made their international debuts.
  • Mike Brown (England) earned his 50th test cap.
  • England win back-to-back tests in Australia for the first time since 2003, while winning in Brisbane for the first time ever.
  • The 39 points scored by England, are the most points scored by England against Australia.

11 June 2016
17:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa   20–26   Ireland
Try: Mvovo 31' c
Du Toit 68' c
Con: Jantjies (2/2) 31', 68'
Pen: Lambie (1/2) 15'
Jantjies (1/1) 25'
Report[16] Try: Payne 10' c
Murray 42' c
Con: Jackson (2/2) 11', 42'
Pen: Jackson (3/4) 18', 67', 76'
Drop: Jackson (1/2) 36'
DHL Newlands, Cape Town [17]
Attendance: 42,620
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)

Notes:

  • Faf de Klerk (South Africa) made his international debut.
  • This was Ireland's first ever victory over South Africa in South Africa.

11 June 2016
15:45 ART (UTC-03)
Argentina   30–24   Italy
Try: Montero 25' m
Moroni 60' c
Con: Sánchez (1/2) 61'
Pen: Sánchez (6/7) 9', 20', 31', 36', 58', 65'
Report[18] Try: Sarto 34' c
Favaro 68' m
Con: Canna (1/1) 35'
Pen: Canna (4/5) 15', 28', 39', 42'

Notes:


11 June 2016
15:00 PDT (UTC-07)
Canada   22–26   Japan
Try: Paris 6' m
Barkwill 20' c
Cudmore 45' m
Carpenter 79' m
Con: McRorie (1/4) 21'
Report[20] Try: Kizu 33' c
Matsushima 69' c
Con: Tamura (2/2) 35', 70'
Pen: Tamura (4/4) 10', 40', 51', 75'

Notes:

Week 5Edit

14 June 2016
18:35 NZST (UTC+12)
Chiefs   40–7   Wales
Try: Weber 7' c
Sanders 31' c
Bird 37' c
Lowe 66' c
Pulu 74' m
McNicol 77' c
Con: Donald (4/4) 7', 32', 39', 67'
Lowe (1/2) 78'
Report[23] Try: Dacey 55' c
Con: Priestland (1/1) 56'

Notes:

  • Ellis Jenkins was named to start, but was withdrawn from the team after failing to recover from injury and was replaced with Sam Warburton.
  • Bench players Gareth Anscombe and Ross Moriarty were pulled out of the team moments before kick-off due to injury and replaced with Taulupe Faletau and Jamie Roberts.

17 June 2016
19:10 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa A   26–29   England Saxons
Try: Du Preez 8' m
Petersen (2) 39' c, 42' c
Venter 45' c
Con: Brummer (2/3) 40', 46'
Zas (1/1) 43'
Pen: Brummer (0/2)
Report[25] Try: Taylor (2) 35' m, 47' c
Kvesic 55' c
Wade 74' c
Con: Cipriani (3/4) 49', 56', 75'
Pen: Cipriani (1/1) 29'

17 June 2016
17:00 BRT (UTC-03)
Brazil   17–18   Kenya
Try: Arruda 2' m
Pen: Cecarelli (4/5) 10', 16', 40', 74'
Report[26]
(In Portuguese)
Try: Ambunya 16' c
Muniafu 58' m
Con: Mukidza (1/2) 17'
Pen: Mukidza (2/3) 28', 77'

18 June 2016
12:45 FJT (UTC+12)
Tonga   20–23   Georgia
Try: Iongi 6' c
Fonua 69' c
Con: Takulua (1/1) 7'
Fosita (1/1) 70'
Pen: Takulua (1/2) 34'
Halaifonua (1/1) 43'
Report[28] Try: Kacharava (2) 19' c, 80+4' c
Con: Kvirikashvili (1/1) 21'
Malaghuradze (1/1) 80+5'
Pen: Kvirikashvili (3/5) 2', 32', 41'

Notes:


18 June 2016
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand   36–22   Wales
Try: Dagg 20' c
B. Smith 51' c
Barrett 55' c
Naholo 60' m
Savea 65' c
Con: Cruden (1/1) 22'
Barrett (3/4) 52', 55', 66'
Pen: Cruden (1/1) 30'
Report[29] Try: Jones 40' c
L. Williams 73' c
J. Davies 76' m
Con: Biggar (2/2) 40', 74'
Pen: Biggar (1/1) 17'

Notes:


18 June 2016
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia   7–23   England
Try: Moore 34' c
Con: Foley (1/1) 35'
Report[30] Try: Hartley 18' c
Farrell 74' c
Con: Farrell (2/2) 19', 75'
Pen: Farrell (3/4) 30', 51', 79'
AAMI Park, Melbourne [15]
Attendance: 29,871
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)

Notes:

  • Chris Robshaw (England) earned his 50th test cap.
  • England retain the Cook Cup for the third consecutive time.
  • England win their first ever test-series against Australia.
  • England win their third consecutive match against Australia in Australia, the first time they have done this.

18 June 2016
19:20 JST (UTC+09)
Japan   13–26   Scotland
Try: Horie 8' c
Con: Tamura (1/1) 9'
Pen: Tamura (2/3) 28', 55'
Report[31] Try: Penalty try 37' c
Nel 41' c
Con: Laidlaw (2/2) 38', 43'
Pen: Laidlaw (4/4) 4', 15', 19', 62'

18 June 2016
17:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa   32–26   Ireland
Try: Combrinck 55' c
Whiteley 63' m
Du Toit 69' c
De Allende 75' c
Con: Jantjies (3/4) 57', 70', 76'
Pen: Jantjies (2/4) 3', 80'
Report[34] Try: Toner 33' c
Heaslip 59' c
Con: Jackson (2/2) 34', 60'
Pen: Jackson (4/6) 10', 14', 22', 27'

Notes:


18 June 2016
15:00 MDT (UTC-06)
Canada   46–21   Russia
Try: McRorie (2) 3' c, 45' c
Paris 9' m
Evans 12' c
Parfrey 23' c
Wilson-Ross 55' c
Con: McRorie (5/6) 4', 13', 24', 46', 56'
Pen: McRorie (2/2) 43', 72'
Report[35] Try: Zykov 29' c
Yolgin 66' c
Matveev 76' c
Con: Kushnarev (3/3) 31', 67', 77'
Calgary Rugby Park, Calgary [21]
Referee: Shuhei Kubo (Japan)

Notes:


18 June 2016
18:00 PDT (UTC-07)
United States   20–24   Italy
Try: Penaltry try 20' c
Lamborn 68' c
Con: MacGinty (2/2) 21', 69'
Pen: MacGinty (2/2) 11', 50'
Report[36] Try: Gega (2) 29' m, 54' c
Con: Canna (1/2) 55'
Pen: Canna (3/3) 15', 39', 80'
Drop: Canna (1/1) 43'

Notes:


19 June 2016
18:10 ART (UTC-03)
Argentina   30–19   France
Try: Montero 19' c
Tuculet 28' c
Petti Pagadizábal 73' c
Con: Sánchez (3/3) 20', 29', 74'
Pen: Sánchez (3/5) 16', 61', 65'
Report[38] Try: Bonfils 31' c
Con: Plisson (1/1) 32'
Pen: Plisson (4/6) 10', 43', 48', 53'

Notes:

Week 6Edit

24 June 2016
15:00 FJT (UTC+12)
Fiji   3–14   Georgia
Pen: Volavola (1/1) 12'
Report[40] Try: Khmaladze 41' m
Pen: Kvirikashvili (3/5) 8', 55', 80+3'
ANZ Stadium, Suva [11]
Attendance: 1,025
Referee: JP Doyle (England)

Notes:

  • Mesake Doge and Savenaca Rawaca (both Fiji) made their international debuts.
  • This was Georgia's first ever win over Fiji.
  • With this win, Georgia has beaten all 12 tier 2 nations.

25 June 2016
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand   46–6   Wales
Try: B. Smith 23' m
Moala 34' c
Barrett (2) 44' c, 56' c
Coles 62' c
Dagg 80' c
Con: Barrett (5/6) 35', 45', 58', 63', 80'
Pen: Barrett (2/2) 16', 27'
Report[41] Pen: Biggar (2/2) 6', 18'

Notes:


25 June 2016
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia   40–44   England
Try: Foley 12' c
Haylett-Petty 20' m
Hooper 50' c
Folau 57' c
Naiyaravoro 80' m
Con: Foley (3/5) 13', 51', 58'
Pen: Foley (3/4) 27', 40', 71'
Report[42] Try: Cole 10' c
Brown 29' c
B. Vunipola 43' m
George 66' c
Con: Farrell (3/4) 11', 30', 67'
Pen: Farrell (6/6) 25', 47', 55', 61', 69', 79'
Allianz Stadium, Sydney [15]
Attendance: 44,063
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

Notes:

  • Adam Coleman (Australia) made his international debut.
  • England score their most points against Australia in Australia, surpassing the 39 points scored in the first test of this test series.
  • Australia lose 3–0 for the first time since they lost their three-test series to South Africa in 1971.

25 June 2016
19:20 JST (UTC+09)
Japan   16–21   Scotland
Try: Shigeno 20' c
Con: Tamura (1/1) 21'
Pen: Tamura (3/3) 6', 29', 49'
Report[43] Pen: Pyrgos (3/4) 2', 15', 25'
Laidlaw (4/4) 52', 60', 70', 77'

Notes:

  • Huw Jones (Scotland) made his international debut.
  • The 34,073 crowd was a record home crowd for a Japanese rugby international.

25 June 2016
17:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa   19–13   Ireland
Try: Pietersen 39' c
Con: Jantjies (1/1) 40'
Pen: Jantjies (3/4) 5', 31', 68'
Combrinck (1/1) 59'
Report[44] Try: Marshall 15' c
Con: Jackson (1/1) 16'
Pen: Jackson (2/3) 22', 69'

Notes:


25 June 2016
19:30 CEST (UTC+02)
Portugal XV   22–25   Catalonia
Estadio Municipal de la Foixarda, Barcelona [46]

25 June 2016
15:10 ART (UTC-03)
Argentina   0–27   France
Report[47] Try: Bonneval 38' c
Lamerat 50' c
Goujon 62' c
Con: Serin (3/3) 39', 51', 62'
Pen: Serin (2/2) 25', 44'