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2018 end-of-year rugby union internationals

The 2018 end of year rugby union tests, also referred to as the Autumn internationals in the Northern Hemisphere, were a number of rugby union test matches that are contested approximately during the Autumn months of October, November and December, primarily involving countries from the Northern Hemisphere hosting those from the Southern Hemisphere. Also involved in matches are those from second-tier teams. These international games count towards World Rugby's ranking system, with a team typically playing from two to four matches during this period.

OctoberEdit

26 October 2018
19:00 JST (UTC+9)
Japan  28–31 World XV
Try: Fukuoka 21' c
Lafaele 46' c
Lemeki 60' c
Nakamura 74' c
Con: Tamura (3/3) 22', 47', 62'
Matsuda (1/1) 74'
Try: Cronjé 10' c
Pulu 15' m
Li (2) 31' m, 41' c
Jenkins 39' c
Con: Cronjé (3/5) 11', 40', 42'

27 October 2018
15:00 JST (UTC+9)
New Zealand  37–20  Australia
Try: Squire 11' c
Read 35' c
B. Barrett 58' c
B. Smith 69' m
Ioane 77' m
Con: B. Barrett (3/4) 12', 36', 59'
Mo'unga (0/1)
Pen: B. Barrett (2/2) 24', 52'
Try: Naivalu 38' c
Folau 75' c
Con: Foley (2/2) 40', 75'
Pen: Beale (1/1) 20'
Foley (1/1) 47'
Nissan Stadium, Yokohama,[1] Japan
Attendance: 46,143
Referee: Romain Poite (France)

Notes:

  • Sonny Bill Williams (New Zealand) earned his 50th test cap.
  • Sekope Kepu (Australia) became the ninth Australian to earn his 100th test cap and the first in his position for his country.

3 NovemberEdit

3 November 2018
14:45 JST (UTC+9)
Japan  31–69  New Zealand
Try: Anise 3' c
Tui 32' c
Lafaele (2) 40' m, 69' c
Henry 51' m
Con: Tamura (3/5) 5', 33', 70'
Report Try: Coles 14' c
Mo'unga 18' c
Laumape (3) 27' c, 37' c, 62' c
Tahuriorangi 34' c
Bridge (2) 46' c, 66' m
Naholo 56' m
Proctor 59' c
Con: Mo'unga (7/8) 15', 20', 28', 35', 38', 47', 60'
Barrett (1/2) 63'
Pen: Mo'unga (1/1) 2'
Ajinomoto Stadium, Chōfu[2]
Attendance: 43,751
Referee: Matthew Carley (England)

Notes:


3 November 2018
14:00 EET (UTC+2)
Romania A  36–5  Kenya
Try: Melinte 2' c
Pristăviță 15' m
Căpățână 37' c
Penalty try 40'
Dumitru 68' c
Con: Melinte (2/3) 3', 37'
Plai (1/1) 70'
Pen: Plai (1/1) 20'
Report Try: A. William 30' m
Ghencea Sports Complex, Bucharest[3][4]
Referee: Alexandru Ionescu (Romania)

3 November 2018
14:45 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales  21–10  Scotland
Try: North 29' m
J. Davies 47' c
Con: Halfpenny (1/2) 48'
Pen: Halfpenny (3/3) 4', 14', 22'
Report Try: McInally 34' c
Con: Hastings (1/1) 36'
Pen: Hastings (1/1) 25'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff[5]
Attendance: 63,188
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)

Notes:

  • Jarrod Evans and Luke Morgan (both Wales) and Darcy Graham (Scotland) made their international debuts.
  • Wales claimed the first ever contest of the Doddie Weir Cup.
  • Wales won their opening 'Autumn Internationals' match for the first time since beating Romania 40–3 in 2002, and they gained their first opening win at the Millennium Stadium since beating Samoa 50–6 in 2000.

3 November 2018
15:00 GMT (UTC+0)
England  12–11  South Africa
Pen: Farrell (3/4) 20', 36', 72'
Daly (1/1) 50'
Report Try: Nkosi 32' m
Pen: Pollard (2/3) 6', 67'

Notes:

  • Zach Mercer and Ben Moon (both England) made their international debuts.
  • With this win and the 25–10 victory in June 2018, England won back-to-back matches against South Africa for the first time since their November 2004 and 2006 victories.

3 November 2018
15:00 CDT (UTC-05)
Ireland  54–7  Italy
Try: Beirne (2) 4' c, 42' c
L. McGrath 32' c
Larmour (3) 45' c, 63' c, 80' m
Cronin 55' c
Ringrose 65' c
Con: Carbery (5/5) 5', 33', 43', 46', 57'
Byrne (2/3) 64', 67'
Report Try: Campagnaro 38' c
Con: Canna (1/1) 40'
Soldier Field, Chicago[7]
Attendance: 35,081
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

Notes:


3 November 2018
17:15 CDT (UTC-05)
United States  22–59  Māori All Blacks
Try: Matyas 37' m
Maupin 59' c
Dolan 70' c
Con: Hooley (2/2) 60', 71'
Pen: Hooley (1/1) 14'
Try: Ware 4' c
Karpik 16' m
Dixon 22' c
May 25' c
Walker-Leawere (2) 41' m, 46' c
Thompson 55' c
Lowe 74' c
Stevenson 76' c
Con: Black (5/7) 5', 23', 26', 47', 56'
Ioane (2/2) 74', 77'
Soldier Field, Chicago[7]
Attendance: 30,051[8]
Referee: Karl Dickson (England)

10 NovemberEdit

10 November 2018
14:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Russia  47–20  Namibia
Try: Sel`skiy 6' c
Ostrikov 34' c
Simplikevich 36' m
Ostroushko 42' c
Artemyev 45' c
Sychev 57' c
Dorofeev 70' c
Con: Kushnarev (6/7) 7', 35', 43', 47', 58', 71'
Try: Kisting 53' c
de la Harpe 75' c
Con: Stevens (2/2) 54', 75'
Pen: Loubser (2/2) 9', 23'

Notes:


10 November 2018
15:00 CET (UTC+1)
Italy  28–17  Georgia
Try: Campagnaro 19' c
Bellini 38' m
Budd 43' m
Allan 56'
Con: Allan (1/4) 21'
Pen: Allan (2/2) 9', 36'
Try: Mchedlidze 15' c
Penalty try 62'
Con: Matiashvili (1/1) 16'
Pen: Matiashvili (1/2) 52'

Notes:

  • This was the first meeting between the two nations since 2003.
  • Zurab Dzneladze (Georgia) made his international debut.

10 November 2018
14:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland  54–17  Fiji
Try: Dell 11' c
Brown 17' c
Seymour (3) 40' c, 55' c, 61' m
Maitland 41' c
Ritchie 76' c
Hastings 79' c
Con: Laidlaw (5/5) 12', 29', 40', 43', 56'
Russell (2/2) 77', 80'
Report Try: Mata 21' c
Radradra 27' c
Con: Volavola (2/2) 22', 28'
Pen: Volavola (1/3) 2'

Notes:


10 November 2018
15:00 GMT (UTC+0)
England  15–16  New Zealand
Try: Ashton 1' m
Hartley 23' c
Con: Farrell (1/2) 24'
Drop: Farrell (1/1) 9'
Report Try: McKenzie 38' c
Con: B. Barrett (1/1) 38'
Pen: B. Barrett (2/2) 40', 59'
Drop: B. Barrett (1/1) 45'

Notes:


10 November 2018
16:00 CET (UTC+1)
French Barbarians France 38–49  Tonga
Try: Daubagna 33' c
Ntamack 51' c
Barassi 61' c
Laveau 65' m
Reilhac 68' m
Laporte 76' c
Con: Carbonel (2/2) 34', 52'
Ntamack (1/3) 61'
Balès (1/1) 77'
Try: Fisi'ihoi 3' c
Takulua (2) 14' c, 47' c
Vailanu 27' c
Taufa 40' c
Fosita 53' c
Lilo 58' c
Con: Takulua (7/7) 4', 15', 28', 40', 48', 55', 59'

10 November 2018
17:20 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales  9–6  Australia
Pen: Halfpenny (2/4) 21', 67'
Biggar (1/1) 76'
Report Pen: Foley (1/1) 33'
Toomua (1/1) 74'

Notes:

  • This was Wales' first win over Australia since their 21–18 victory in 2008, ending a 13-match winning streak for Australia over the Welsh, to claim the James Bevan Trophy.

10 November 2018
18:30 CET (UTC+1)
United States  30–29  Samoa
Try: Taufete'e 10' c
Germishuys 17' m
Dolan (2) 35' m, 67' c
Con: Hooley (2/4) 11', 68'
Pen: Hooley (2/3) 16', 80'
Try: Mulipola 25' c
Fidow 31' c
Matavao 33' c
Taulagi 40' m
Con: Pisi (3/4) 26', 32', 34'
Pen: Leuila (1/1) 70'

Notes:


10 November 2018
18:30 WET (UTC+0)
Ireland  28–17  Argentina
Try: Marmion 8' m
Aki 24' c
L. McGrath 65' c
Con: Sexton (2/3) 25', 66'
Pen: Sexton (3/4) 38', 57', 75'
Report Try: Delguy 16' m
Pen: Sánchez (4/4) 2', 11', 34', 42'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin[14]
Attendance: 52,000
Referee: Nic Berry (Australia)

Notes:


10 November 2018
21:05 CET (UTC+1)
France  26–29  South Africa
Try: Guirado 36' c
Bastareaud 41' c
Con: Serin (2/2) 38', 42'
Pen: Serin (3/5) 6', 11', 66'
Drop: Lopez (1/1) 33'
Report Try: Nkosi 43' c
Mbonambi 80+4' c
Con: Pollard (2/2) 44', 80+5'
Pen: Pollard (5/5) 12', 21', 28', 52', 60'

17 NovemberEdit

17 November 2018
14:00 EET (UTC+2)
Romania  5–31  United States
Try: Melinte 13' m
Try: de Haas 9' m
Campbell (2) 23' c, 56' m
Matyas 45' c
Moore 76' c
Con: Magie (3/5) 24', 46', 78'
Ghencea Sports Complex, Bucharest[4]
Referee: Christophe Ridley (England)

Notes:


17 November 2018
13:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Uruguay  7–68  Fiji
Try: Arata 30' c
Con: Berchesi (1/1) 30'
Try: Sau (3) 4' c, 57' m, 60' c
Talebula 10' c
Yato (3) 14' c, 33' c, 69' c
Tuisova 23' c
Kunatani 75' c
Volavola 79' c
Con: Volavola (9/10) 5', 11', 15', 24', 34', 60', 70', 77', 79'
The Gillman's Ground, Hartpury, England
Referee: Tom Foley (England)

Notes:


17 November 2018
15:00 CET (UTC+1)
Italy  7–26  Australia
Try: Bellini 45' c
Con: Allan (1/1) 46'
Try: Koroibete (2) 29' c, 34' c
Tupou 43' c
Genia 78' m
Con: Toomua (3/4) 30', 36', 43'
Stadio Euganeo, Padua[10]
Attendance: 18,621
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)

Notes:


17 November 2018
18:00 GET (UTC+4)
Georgia  27–19  Samoa
Try: Lobzhanidze 30' c
Giorgadze 60' c
Aprasidze 65' c
Con: Abzhandadze (3/3) 30', 61', 66'
Pen: Abzhandadze (2/2) 2', 71'
Try: Taulagi 7' c
Paulo 16' m
Tuala 25' c
Con: Pisi (2/3) 8', 26'
Avchala Stadium, Tbilisi[16]
Referee: Karl Dickson (England)

Notes:


17 November 2018
14:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales  74–24  Tonga
Try: Penalty try 2'
Biggar 5' c
L. Williams (2) 10' c, 77' c
S. Evans 45' c
T. Williams 57' c
Morgan 62' m
Hill 64' c
A. Davies 69' c
Patchell 71' c
Con: Biggar (4/4) 6', 11', 46', 59'
Patchell (4/5) 65', 70', 72', 78'
Pen: Biggar (2/2) 21', 55'
Try: Fifita 31' c
Mafi 38' c
Vailanu 42' c
Con: Takulua (3/3) 32', 39', 43'
Pen: Takulua (1/1) 8'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 61,284
Referee: Nic Berry (Australia)

Notes:

  • Jonah Holmes (Wales) and Maʻafu Fia (Tonga) made their international debuts.
  • Liam Williams (Wales) earned his 50th test cap.
  • This was Wales' biggest winning margin over Tonga, surpassing the 44-point difference set in 2001.

17 November 2018
15:45 CET (UTC+1)
Spain  34–13  Namibia
Try: Garcia 15' c
Penalty try (2) 27', 63'
Borrego 40' c
Con: Calle (2/2) 16', 40'
Pen: Calle (2/2) 69', 77'
Try: Stevens 9' c
Con: Stevens (1/1) 10'
Pen: Stevens (2/2) 21', 48'

Notes:


17 November 2018
15:00 GMT (UTC+0)
England  35–15  Japan
Try: Care 2' c
Wilson 58' c
Cokanasiga 69' c
Hartley 75' m
Con: Ford (3/4) 4', 59', 71'
Pen: Daly (1/1) 27'
Ford (2/2) 55', 64'
Try: Nakamura 21' c
Leitch 30' m
Con: Tamura (1/2) 22'
Pen: Tamura (1/1) 15'

Notes:


17 November 2018
17:20 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland  20–26  South Africa
Try: Horne 18' c
Watson 33' c
Con: Laidlaw (2/2) 19', 34'
Pen: Laidlaw (2/2) 26', 46'
Report Try: Kriel 5' c
Pollard 20' c
Con: Pollard (2/2) 6', 21'
Pen: Pollard (3/5) 24', 38', 49'
Jantjies (1/1) 72'

17 November 2018
16:00 CLST (UTC-3)
Chile  0–73  Māori All Blacks
Try: Hall (2) 4' c, 32' c
Hemopo (2) 15' c, 77' m
Karpik (3) 21' c, 74' c, 80' c
J. Ioane 36' c
Lowe 47' c
Nock (2) 62' c, 68' m
Con: Black (7/7) 4', 16', 21', 33', 38', 48', 64'
J. Ioane (2/4) 75', 80'

Notes:


17 November 2018
19:00 WET (UTC+0)
Ireland  16–9  New Zealand
Try: Stockdale 47'
Con: Sexton 49'
Pen: Sexton (3/3) 10', 26', 38'
Report Pen: B.Barrett (2/2) 16', 68'
Drop: B.Barrett (1/1) 28'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin[14]
Attendance: 51,000
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

Notes:

  • This was Ireland's first home win over New Zealand.

17 November 2018
21:05 CET (UTC+1)
France  28–13  Argentina
Try: Thomas (2) 24' m, 47' c
Guirado 70' c
Con: Serin (2/3) 49', 71'
Pen: Serin (3/3) 7', 32', 67'
Try: Moyano 1' c
Con: Sánchez (1/1) 2'
Pen: Sánchez (2/2) 9', 45'

Notes:

24 NovemberEdit

24 November 2018
14:00 EET (UTC+2)
Romania  20–27  Uruguay
Try: Melinte 17' c
Pristăviță 72' c
Con: Plai (1/1) 18'
Vlaicu (1/1) 74'
Pen: Plai (2/2) 6', 31'
Try: Vilaseca 40' c
Penalty try 62'
A. Ormaechea 80' c
Con: Berchesi (2/2) 40', 80'
Pen: Berchesi (2/2) 25', 38'
Ghencea Sports Complex, Bucharest[4]
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (Wales)

24 November 2018
18:00 GET (UTC+4)
Georgia  20–9  Tonga
Try: Giorgadze 24' c
Zhvania 80' c
Con: Abzhandadze (2/2) 25', 80'
Pen: Abzhandadze 54', 70'
Pen: Takulua 6', 16', 41'

24 November 2018
15:00 CET (UTC+1)
Italy  3–66  New Zealand
Pen: Allan 13'
Report Try: TJ Perenara 9' m
Damian McKenzie 18' c, 28' m, 53' c
J. Barrett 32' c, 40' c, 73' c, 80' c
Laumape 44' c
B. Barrett 46' c
Con: B. Barrett (5/7) 19', 33', 40', 45', 46'
Mo'unga (3/3) 53', 74', 80'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome[10]
Attendance: 53,204[18]
Referee: Andrew Brace (Ireland)

24 November 2018
14:05 GMT (UTC+0)
Japan  32–27  Russia
Try: Leitch 30' c, 71' m
Fukuoka 43' c
Tui 54' c
Con: Matsuda (3/4) 31', 44', 55'
Pen: Matsuda 25', 67'
Report Try: Ostroushko 21' c
Sel'skiy 58' m
Con: Kushnarev (1/1) 22'
Pen: Kushnarev 8', 18'
Gaisin 36', 37'

24 November 2018
14:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland  14–9  Argentina
Try: Maitland 66' m
Pen: Laidlaw 4', 33', 56'
Report Pen: Sánchez 28', 43', 75'

24 November 2018
15:45 CET (UTC+1)
Spain  10–28  Samoa
Try: Stewart 53' c
Con: Levy (1/1) 54'
Pen: Peluchon 12'
Try: Lam 38' c, 49' c
Lee-Lo 58' c
Fidow 68' c
Con: Taulagi (4/4) 39', 50', 61' 69'

24 November 2018
15:00 GMT (UTC+0)
England  37–18  Australia
Try: May 3' c
Daly 44' c
Cokanasiga 56' c
Farrell 76' c
Con: Farrell (4/4) 4', 45', 57' 77'
Pen: Farrell 15', 34', 64'
Report Try: Folau 36' c, 80+1' c
Con: Toomua (2/2) 37', 80+2'
Pen: Toomua 7', 41+2'

24 November 2018
15:00 WET (UTC+0)
Portugal  23–29  Namibia
Try: Vassalo 7' c
Marta 40' c
Con: Guedes (2/2) 7', 40'
Pen: Guedes 14', 25', 79'
Report Try: Forbes 4' c
Nortje 37' c
Greyling 49' c
Tromp 66' m
Con: Loubser (3/4) 4', 37', 49'
Pen: Loubser 15'

24 November 2018
17:20 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales  20–11  South Africa
Try: Francis 10' c
L. Williams 16' c
Con: Anscombe (2/2)
Pen: Biggar (2) 69', 72'
Report Try: Kriel 56' m
Pen: Pollard 20'
Jantjies 62'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff[12]
Attendance: 62,203
Referee: Luke Pearce (England)

24 November 2018
18:30 WET (UTC+0)
Ireland  57–14  United States
Try: Conway 2' c, 16' c, 76' c
Conan 33' c
Beirne 52' c
McCloskey 58' m
Roux 65' c
Ryan 80' c
Con: Carbery (7/8) 3', 17', 33', 52', 66', 76', 80'
Pen: Carbery 26'
Report Try: Taufete'e 11' c, Penalty try 22'
Con: Magie (1/1) 12'

24 November 2018
21:05 CET (UTC+1)
France  14–21  Fiji
Try: Guirado 25' c, 40+5' c
Con: Serin (2/2) 25', 40+6'
Report Try: Radradra 20' c
Tuisova 31' m
Con: Volavola (1/2) 21'
Pen: Volavola 44', 58', 80+1'

1 DecemberEdit

1 December 2018
14:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Barbarians 38–35  Argentina
Try: Leguizamon 2' c
Penalty try 34'
Kolisi 48' c
De Allende 58' c
De Jager 75'
Con: Pollard (2/2) 3', 49'
Jantjies (2/2) 59', 76'
Drop: Jantjies 79'
Report Try: Orlando 9' c
Moyano 16' c
Matera 19' c
Cancelliere 24'
Montoya 55'
Con: Díaz Bonilla (5/5) 10', 17', 20', 25', 56'

See alsoEdit

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