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2018 June rugby union tests

The 2018 mid-year rugby union internationals (also known as the summer internationals in the Northern Hemisphere) are international rugby union matches that are mostly played in the Southern Hemisphere during the June international window.

The matches are part of World Rugby's global rugby calendar (2012–19) that includes test matches between touring Northern Hemisphere nations and home Southern Hemisphere nations. In addition, the global calendar gives Tier 2 nations the opportunity to play Tier 1 nations outside the November International Window, increasing competitiveness from the Tier 2 sides ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

SeriesEdit

FixturesEdit

27 MayEdit

27 May 2018
15:00 BST (UTC+01)
England   45–63 Barbarians
Try: Daly 16' c
Francis (2) 20' c, 30' c
Mercer 27' c
Launchbury 55' c
May 76' c
Con: Ford (6/6) 18', 20', 28', 31', 55', 76'
Pen: Ford (1/1) 48'
Report Try: Ashton (3) 3' c, 6' c, 24' c
Vito (2) 11' c, 79' c
Russell 38' c
Radradra 43' c
Timani 59' c
Laidlaw 71' c
Con: Russell (7/7) 3', 7', 12', 26', 40', 44', 59'
Laidlaw (1/1) 72'
Fernández Lobbe (1/1) 80'
Twickenham, London
Attendance: 51,636
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)

Notes:

  • This is the first time since 2014 the Barbarians has defeated England.

31 MayEdit

31 May 2018
20:00 GET (UTC+4)
Georgia   16–15   French Barbarians
Try: Matiashvili 50' m
Todua 75' m
Pen: Matiashvili (2/2) 19', 23'
Match sheet Try: Placines 37' c
Muscarditz 80' m
Con: Mathy (1/2) 39'
Pen: Mathy (1/1) 63'
Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi[1]
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Christophe Ridley (England)

2 JuneEdit

2 June 2018
17:00 EDT (UTC-4)
South Africa   20–22   Wales
Try: Ismaiel 43' c
Mapimpi 58' c
Con: Jantjies (2/2) 44', 59'
Pen: Jantjies (1/1) 18'
R. du Preez (1/1) 73'
Report Try: Amos 30' c
Williams 33' c
Elias 74' m
Con: Anscombe (2/3) 31', 35'
Pen: Anscombe (1/3) 47'

Notes:

9 JuneEdit

9 June 2018
14:45 JST (UTC+09)
Japan   34–17   Italy
Try: Mafi 17' c
Fukuoka 27' c
Lemeki 60' c
Matsushima 65' c
Con: Tamura (4/4) 19', 29', 62', 67'
Pen: Tamura (2/3) 33', 57'
Try: Pasquali 14' c
Steyn 35' c
Con: Allan (2/2) 16', 37'
Pen: Allan (1/1) 51'
Oita Bank Dome, Oita[3]
Attendance: 25,824
Referee: Nic Berry (Australia)

Notes:

  • This is Japan's biggest winning margin over a Tier 1 Nation, surpassing the 15-point difference set in 1998 and 2013 with wins over Argentina and Wales.
  • Giosuè Zilocchi (Italy) made his international debut.

9 June 2018
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand   52–11   France
Try: B. Barrett 21' m
Taylor 52' c
B. Smith 55' c
Ioane (2) 61' m, 74' m
McKenzie 63' m
Laumape 66' m
Savea 78' c
Con: B. Barrett (3/8) 54', 57', 80'
Pen: B. Barrett (2/3) 13', 47'
Report Try: Grosso 6' m
Pen: Parra (2/3) 19', 35'
Eden Park, Auckland[4]
Attendance: 45,850
Referee: Luke Pearce (England)

Notes:


9 June 2018
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia   18–9   Ireland
Try: Foley 33' m
Pocock 71' c
Con: Foley (1/2) 73'
Pen: Foley (2/2) 2', 69'
Report Pen: Carbery (3/4) 13', 25', 55'

Notes:


9 June 2018
17:05 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa   42–39   England
Try: De Klerk 19' m
Nkosi (2) 29' c, 33' c
Le Roux 38' c
Dyantyi 64' c
Con: Pollard (4/5) 30', 34', 39', 65'
Pen: Pollard (3/5) 10', 51', 75'
Report Try: Brown 3' c
Daly 12' c
Farrell 16' c
Itoje 69' m
May 77' c
Con: Farrell (4/5) 4', 14', 17', 77'
Pen: Daly (1/1) 1'
Farrell (1/1) 40'

Notes:


9 June 2018
16:40 ART (UTC-03)
Argentina   10–23   Wales
Try: Lezana 77' c
Con: González Iglesias (1/1) 77'
Pen: Sánchez (1/1) 1'
Try: J. Davies 7' c
North 26' c
Con: Patchell (2/2) 8', 27'
Pen: Patchell (2/3) 35', 44'
Anscombe (1/1) 80'

Notes:


9 June 2018
18:00 MDT (UTC-6)
United States   62–13   Russia
Try: Taufete'e (2) 10' m, 36' c
Quill 18' c
Lasike 22' c
Brache (2) 38' m, 40' c
Augspurger 70' c
Dolan 75' c
Scully 79' c
Con: MacGinty (4/6) 19', 23', 37', 41'
Magie (3/3) 71', 76', 80'
Pen: MacGinty (1/1) 34'
Report Try: Babaev 2' c
Con: Kushnarev (1/1) 3'
Pen: Kushnarev (2/2) 15', 28'

Notes:

  • Paul Mullen (United States) and Anton Drozdov (Russia) made their international debuts.
  • The 49-point difference set surpasses the previous record set in 2004 when the United States won by 30 points (41–11)

9 June 2018
19:00 MDT (UTC-06)
Canada   10–48   Scotland
Try: Penalty try 46'
Pen: O'Leary (1/1) 13'
Report Try: McGuigan 8' m
Jackson 33' c
Turner (3) 41' c, 67' m, 71' c
Bradbury 54' c
Carmichael 78' c
Con: Hidalgo-Clyne (2/3) 35', 42'
Kinghorn (3/4) 56', 72', 79'
Pen: Hidalgo-Clyne (1/1) 3'

Notes:

16 JuneEdit

16 June 2018
14:00 JST (UTC+09)
Japan   22–25   Italy
Try: Tupou 59' c
Mafi 64' c
Matsushima 79' m
Con: Matsuda (2/3) 60', 65'
Pen: Tamura (1/2) 33'
Try: Benvenuti 18' c
Ghiraldini 25' m
Polledri 43' c
Con: Allan (2/3) 19', 44'
Pen: Allan (2/2) 71', 73'
Noevir Stadium, Kobe [3]
Attendance: 20,276
Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)

Notes:


16 June 2018
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand   26–13   France
Try: Moody 12' c
B. Smith 19' c
J. Barrett (2) 39' c, 56' m
Con: McKenzie (3/4) 13', 19', 40'
Report Try: Gomes Sa 80' c
Con: Plisson (1/1) 80'
Pen: Parra (2/2) 10', 30'

Notes:


16 June 2018
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia   21–26   Ireland
Try: Beale 1' c
Penalty try 25'
Tupou 77' c
Con: Foley (2/2) 2', 77'
Report Try: Conway 6' c
Furlong 53' c
Con: Sexton (2/2) 7', 55'
Pen: Sexton (4/5) 12', 16', 21', 65'
AAMI Park, Melbourne[5]
Attendance: 29,018
Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)

Notes:

  • Tadhg Beirne (Ireland) made his international debut.
  • This was Ireland's first win in Australia since their 9–3 victory in Sydney in 1979.

16 June 2018
17:05 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa   23–12   England
Try: Vermeulen 23' c
Penalty try 49'
Con: Pollard (1/1) 24'
Pen: Pollard (3/4) 28', 38', 66'
Report Try: Brown 9' c
May 12' m
Con: Farrell (1/2) 10'

Notes:


16 June 2018
16:40 ART (UTC-03)
Argentina   12–30   Wales
Try: Delguy 38' m
Montoya 80' c
Con: Sánchez (1/2) 80'
Report Try: Adams 22' c
Amos 55' m
Con: Patchell (1/2) 23'
Pen: Patchell (6/7) 8', 15', 33', 37', 41', 51'

Notes:

  • This win sees Wales claim their first series victory over Argentina since 1999.

16 June 2018
16:00 EDT (UTC-04)
Canada   20–43   Russia
Try: Campbell 33' c
Blevins 73' c
Con: Staller (1/1) 35'
O'Leary (1/1) 74'
Pen: Staller (2/2) 2', 46'
Try: Rudoy (3) 9' m, 29' c, 54' c
Vavilin 19' c
Mikhaltsov 36' c, 42' c
Con: Kushnarev (5/6) 21', 31', 38', 43', 55'
Pen: Kushnarev (1/1) 67'
Twin Elm Rugby Park, Ottawa
Attendance: 3,312
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (Wales)

Notes:

  • Jorden Sandover-Best (Canada) made his international debut.
  • This was Russia's first victory over Canada.

16 June 2018
20:00 CDT (UTC-05)
United States   30–29   Scotland
Try: Taufete'e (2) 37' c, 42' c
Germishuys 58' c
Con: MacGinty (3/3) 38', 43', 60'
Pen: MacGinty (3/3) 16', 28', 47'
Report Try: Kinghorn 1' c
Penalty try 24'
Turner 33' c
Fife 80' m
Con: Kinghorn (2/3) 2', 35'
Pen: Kinghorn (1/2) 40'

Notes:

  • Matt Fagerson and George Horne (both Scotland) made their international debuts.
  • This was the United States first win over Scotland, and their first against a Tier 1 nation since winning 17–3 against France in 1924.

23 JuneEdit

23 June 2018
15:00 FJT (UTC+12)
Fiji   19–27   Tonga
Try: Lomani 33' c
Goneva 47' m
Mata 51' c
Con: Volavola (2/3) 33', 53'
Try: Ngauamo 20' c
Mafi 43' c
D. Faleafa 71' c
Con: Takulua (3/3) 22', 44', 72'
Pen: Takulua (2/2) 65', 69'
Churchill Park, Lautoka
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Luke Pearce (England)

Notes:


23 June 2018
14:45 JST (UTC+09)
Japan   28–0   Georgia
Try: Van der Walt 48' c
Lemeki 51' c
Himeno 66' m
Con: Tamura (2/2) 49', 53'
Pen: Tamura (2/5) 3', 31'
Noguchi (1/1) 40'
Toyota Stadium, Toyota[3]
Attendance: 14,776
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

Notes:

  • Masakatsu Nishikawa (Japan) made his international debut.
  • Viktor Kolelishvili (Georgia) earned his 50th test cap.
  • This is Japan's biggest winning margin over Georgia, surpassing the 25-point difference set in 2006.

23 June 2018
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand   49–14   France
Try: B. Smith 15' c
Todd 22' c
McKenzie (2) 31' c, 46' c
Ioane (3) 52' c, 58' c, 64' c
Con: McKenzie (7/7) 16', 23', 32', 47', 53', 59', 65'
Try: Serin 11' c
Fofana 27' c
Con: Belleau (2/2) 12', 28'
Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin[4]
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)

Notes:


23 June 2018
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia   16–20   Ireland
Try: Koroibete 53' c
Con: Foley (1/1) 55'
Pen: Foley (3/4) 12', 21', 39'
Try: Stander 43' m
Pen: Sexton (5/5) 8', 29', 34', 40', 78'
Allianz Stadium, Sydney[5]
Attendance: 44,085
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)

Notes:


23 June 2018
17:05 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa   10–25   England
Try: Kriel 45' c
Con: Jantjies (1/1) 46'
Pen: Jantjies (1/2) 40'
Try: May 71' c
Con: Farrell (1/1) 72'
Pen: Farrell (6/6) 9', 36', 43', 49', 57', 75'

Notes:

  • This was England's first victory over South Africa in South Africa since they won 27–22 in 2000.

23 June 2018
16:00 ADT (UTC-03)
Canada   17–42   United States
Try: Olmstead 51' c
Hassler 76' c
Con: O'Leary (2/2) 53', 76'
Pen: O'Leary (1/1) 16'
Try: Dolan (3) 22' m, 45' c, 68' m
Augspurger 35' m
Scully 72' c
De Haas 79' c
Con: MacGinty (3/6) 47', 74', 80'
Pen: MacGinty (2/2) 28', 57'

Notes:


23 June 2018
16:40 ART (UTC-03)
Argentina   15–44   Scotland
Try: Lezana 49' c
Gonzalez Iglesias 57' m
Con: Sanchez (1/2) 50'
Pen: Sanchez (1/1) 17'
Try: G. Horne (2) 1' c, 38' m
Kinghorn 7' c
McInally 12' c
Bradbury 20' c
Fife 53' m
Con: P. Horne (4/6) 1', 8', 14', 21'
Pen: P. Horne (2/2) 27', 61'

Notes:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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