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2019 Rugby Championship

The 2019 Rugby Championship was the eighth edition of the annual southern hemisphere Rugby Championship, featuring Argentina, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. The competition is operated by SANZAAR, a joint venture of the four countries' national unions.

Date20 July 2019 – 10 August 2019
Countries Argentina
 Australia
 New Zealand
 South Africa
Final positions
Champions South Africa (4th title)
Bledisloe Cup New Zealand
Freedom Cup New Zealand
Mandela Challenge Plate South Africa
Puma Trophy Australia
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Tries scored30 (5 per match)
Attendance232,769 (38,795 per match)
Top scorer(s)South Africa Handré Pollard
(42)
Most triesAustralia Reece Hodge
South Africa Herschel Jantjies
(3)
2018
2020

The tournament schedule was similar to that of the 2015 edition, being shortened due to the World Cup.

New Zealand was the three-time back-to-back defending champions entering this years Championship. However, South Africa claimed their fourth title, their first since the inception of the Rugby Championship and their first Southern Hemisphere title since 2009.[1] They became the third team to claim the expanded Southern Hemisphere championship, following New Zealand and Australia.[2]

BackgroundEdit

The tournament is operated by SANZAAR and known for sponsorship reasons as The Castle Rugby Championship in South Africa, The Investec Rugby Championship in New Zealand, The Mitsubishi Estate Rugby Championship in Australia, and The Personal Rugby Championship in Argentina.

FormatEdit

Because of the 2019 World Cup, the tournament schedule was reduced, as it was in 2015, to each team playing each other once. Australia and Argentina each played two home matches out of the three matches to be played in total. New Zealand and South Africa had one home fixture.[3][4] As usual, a win earned a team four league points, a draw two league points, and a loss by eight or more points zero league points. A bonus point was earned in one of two ways: by scoring at least three tries more than the opponent in a match, or by losing within seven points. The competition winner was the side with the most points at the end of the tournament.[5]

Other CupsEdit

Because the Bledisloe Cup is decided in two home-and-away legs, after the end of the shortened Rugby Championship, New Zealand and Australia will play for the Bledisloe Cup decider at Eden Park, Auckland, with Australia leading the series 1-0.

TableEdit

Place Nation Games Points Try
Bonus
Losing
Bonus
Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff
1   South Africa 3 2 1 0 97 46 +51 2 0 12
2   Australia 3 2 0 1 80 71 +9 0 0 8
3   New Zealand 3 1 1 1 62 79 −17 0 0 6
4   Argentina 3 0 0 3 39 82 −43 0 2 2

FixturesEdit

Round 1Edit

20 July 2019
17:05 SAST (UTC+2)
South Africa   35–17   Australia
Try: H. Jantjies (2) 10' c, 61' c
De Jager 23' c
Nkosi 55' c
Reinach 80' c
Con: E. Jantjies (5/5) 11', 24', 56', 63', 83'
Report Try: Haylett-Petty 28' c
Foley 70' c
Con: Foley (2/2) 30', 71'
Pen: Foley (1/1) 16'
Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Attendance: 51,206
Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)
FB 15 Warrick Gelant
RW 14 S'busiso Nkosi
OC 13 Jesse Kriel
IC 12 André Esterhuizen   20' to 30'   51'
LW 11 Makazole Mapimpi
FH 10 Elton Jantjies
SH 9 Herschel Jantjies   59'
N8 8 Francois Louw
OF 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit
BF 6 Rynhardt Elstadt   59'
RL 5 Lood de Jager   67'
LL 4 Eben Etzebeth (c)
TP 3 Trevor Nyakane   53'
HK 2 Bongi Mbonambi   53'
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira   47'
Replacements:
HK 16 Schalk Brits   53'
PR 17 Lizo Gqoboka   47'
PR 18 Vincent Koch   53'
LK 19 Marvin Orie   67'
FL 20 Marcell Coetzee   59'
SH 21 Cobus Reinach   65'
CE 22 François Steyn   51'
WG 23 Dillyn Leyds
Coach:
  Rassie Erasmus
FB 15 Tom Banks   57'
RW 14 Dane Haylett-Petty
OC 13 Tevita Kuridrani   57'
IC 12 Samu Kerevi
LW 11 Reece Hodge
FH 10 Bernard Foley
SH 9 Nic White   64'
N8 8 Isi Naisarani   54'   64'
OF 7 Michael Hooper (c)
BF 6 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto
LL 5 Rory Arnold
RL 4 Izack Rodda   57'
TP 3 Sekope Kepu   46'   54'   64'
HK 2 Folau Fainga'a   64'   67'
LP 1 James Slipper   48'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jordan Uelese   64'   67'
PR 17 Harry Johnson-Holmes   48'
PR 18 Taniela Tupou   53' to 63'   46'
LK 19 Rob Simmons   57'
FL 20 Jack Dempsey   64'
SH 21 Will Genia   64'
CE 22 Matt To'omua   57'
FB 23 Kurtley Beale   57'
Coach:
  Michael Cheika

Man of the Match:
Herschel Jantjies (South Africa)

Touch judges:
Matthew Carley (England)
Karl Dickson (England)
Television match official:
Rowan Kitt (England)

Notes:


20 July 2019
15:05 AST (UTC–03)
Argentina   16–20   New Zealand
Try: Boffelli 56' c
Con: Sánchez (1/1) 47'
Pen: Sánchez (2/3) 1', 20'
Boffelli (1/1) 6'
Report Try: Laumape 17' c
Retallick 38' c
Con: B. Barrett (2/2) 18', 39'
Pen: B. Barrett (2/2) 22', 36'
FB 15 Emiliano Boffelli   59'
RW 14 Matías Moroni
OC 13 Matías Orlando
IC 12 Jerónimo de la Fuente
LW 11 Ramiro Moyano
FH 10 Nicolás Sánchez   76'
SH 9 Tomás Cubelli   71'
N8 8 Javier Ortega Desio
OF 7 Marcos Kremer   70'
BF 6 Pablo Matera (c)
RL 5 Tomás Lavanini   63'
LL 4 Guido Petti Pagadizábal
TP 3 Juan Figallo   47'
HK 2 Agustín Creevy   47'
LP 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro   56'
Replacements:
HK 16 Julián Montoya   47'
PR 17 Mayco Vivas   56'
PR 18 Santiago Medrano   47'
LK 19 Matías Alemanno   70'
FL 20 Tomás Lezana   63'
SH 21 Felipe Ezcurra   71'
FH 22 Joaquín Díaz Bonilla   76'
FB 23 Joaquín Tuculet   59'
Coach:
  Mario Ledesma
FB 15 Ben Smith
RW 14 Sevu Reece
OC 13 Anton Lienert-Brown
IC 12 Ngani Laumape
LW 11 Jordie Barrett   67'
FH 10 Beauden Barrett
SH 9 Aaron Smith   67'
N8 8 Ardie Savea
OF 7 Sam Cane (c)
BF 6 Vaea Fifita   56'
RL 5 Patrick Tuipulotu   56'
LL 4 Brodie Retallick
TP 3 Angus Ta'avao   59'
HK 2 Dane Coles   64'
LP 1 Ofa Tu'ungafasi   59'
Replacements:
HK 16 Liam Coltman   64'
PR 17 Atunaisa Moli   59'
PR 18 Nepo Laulala   59'
LK 19 Jackson Hemopo   56'
FL 20 Luke Jacobson   56'
SH 21 Brad Weber   67'
FH 22 Josh Ioane
WG 23 Braydon Ennor   67'
Coach:
  Steve Hansen

Man of the Match:
Brodie Retallick (New Zealand)

Touch judges:
Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Alexandre Ruiz (France)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Notes:

Round 2Edit

27 July 2019
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand   16–16   South Africa
Try: Goodhue 36' c
Con: B. Barrett (1/1) 38'
Pen: B. Barrett (1/3) 48'
Mo'unga (2/2) 66', 77'
Report Try: Jantjies 79' c
Con: Pollard (1/1) 80'
Pen: Pollard (3/4) 2', 9', 60'
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Attendance: 35,213
Referee: Nic Berry (Australia)
FB 15 Beauden Barrett
RW 14 Ben Smith
OC 13 Jack Goodhue
IC 12 Sonny Bill Williams   58'
LW 11 Rieko Ioane   60'
FH 10 Richie Mo'unga
SH 9 TJ Perenara   58'
N8 8 Kieran Read (c)
OF 7 Matt Todd
BF 6 Shannon Frizell   76'
RL 5 Sam Whitelock
LL 4 Brodie Retallick   60'
TP 3 Owen Franks   44'
HK 2 Codie Taylor   60'
LP 1 Joe Moody   44'
Replacements:
HK 16 Dane Coles   60'
PR 17 Ofa Tu'ungafasi   44'
PR 18 Angus Ta'avao   44'
FL 19 Vaea Fifita   60'
FL 20 Dalton Papalii   76'
SH 21 Aaron Smith   689'
CE 22 Anton Lienert-Brown   58'
WG 23 George Bridge   60'
Coach:
  Steve Hansen
FB 15 Willie le Roux
RW 14 Cheslin Kolbe
OC 13 Lukhanyo Am   50'
IC 12 Damian de Allende   55'
LW 11 Makazole Mapimpi
FH 10 Handré Pollard
SH 9 Faf de Klerk   44'
N8 8 Duane Vermeulen (c)
OF 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit
BF 6 Kwagga Smith   67'
RL 5 Franco Mostert
LL 4 Eben Etzebeth   50'
TP 3 Frans Malherbe   55'
HK 2 Malcolm Marx   69'
LP 1 Steven Kitshoff   58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Bongi Mbonambi   69'
PR 17 Tendai Mtawarira   58'
PR 18 Trevor Nyakane   55'
LK 19 RG Snyman   50'
FL 20 Francois Louw   67'
SH 21 Herschel Jantjies   44'
CE 22 François Steyn   55'
CE 23 Jesse Kriel   50'
Coach:
  Rassie Erasmus

Man of the Match:
Cheslin Kolbe (South Africa)

Touch judges:
Angus Gardner (Australia)
Shuhei Kubo (Japan)
Television match official:
Rowan Kitt (England)

Notes:

  • New Zealand retain the Freedom Cup.
  • This was the first draw between these two sides since 1994.
  • New Zealand passed 16,000 points in international rugby during this game. [6]

27 July 2019
19:45 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia   16–10   Argentina
Try: Hodge 31' c
Con: Lealiifano (1/1) 32'
Pen: Lealiifano (3/3) 10', 42', 50'
Report Try: Isa 73' c
Con: Díaz Bonilla (1/1) 74'
Pen: Sánchez (1/1) 23'
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Attendance: 31,599
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
FB 15 Kurtley Beale
RW 14 Reece Hodge
OC 13 Tevita Kuridrani   68'
IC 12 Samu Kerevi
LW 11 Marika Koroibete
FH 10 Christian Lealiifano   51'
SH 9 Will Genia   59'
N8 8 Isi Naisarani   65'   74'
OF 7 Michael Hooper (c)
BF 6 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto
RL 5 Rory Arnold   59'
LL 4 Izack Rodda   74'
TP 3 Sekope Kepu   40'
HK 2 Folau Fainga'a   57'
LP 1 Scott Sio   47'
Replacements:
HK 16 Tolu Latu   57'
PR 17 James Slipper   47'
PR 18 Taniela Tupou   40'
LK 19 Rob Simmons   59'
LK 20 Luke Jones   65'
SH 21 Nic White   59'
CE 22 Matt To'omua   51'
CE 23 James O'Connor   68'
Coach:
  Michael Cheika
FB 15 Joaquín Tuculet
RW 14 Santiago Cordero
OC 13 Matías Moroni   64'
IC 12 Jerónimo de la Fuente
LW 11 Ramiro Moyano
FH 10 Nicolás Sánchez   60'
SH 9 Tomás Cubelli   68'
N8 8 Facundo Isa
OF 7 Tomás Lezana
BF 6 Pablo Matera (c)   65'
RL 5 Tomás Lavanini   50'
LL 4 Guido Petti Pagadizábal
TP 3 Juan Figallo   50'
HK 2 Julián Montoya   69'
LP 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro   53'
Replacements:
HK 16 Santiago Socino   69'
PR 17 Mayco Vivas   53'
PR 18 Ramiro Herrera   50'
LK 19 Matías Alemanno   50'
FL 20 Juan Manuel Leguizamón   65'
SH 21 Felipe Ezcurra   68'
FH 22 Joaquín Díaz Bonilla   60'
CE 23 Matías Orlando   64'
Coach:
  Mario Ledesma

Man of the Match:
Marika Koroibete (Australia)

Touch judges:
Paul Williams (New Zealand)
Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes:

Round 3Edit

10 August 2019
19:45 AEST (UTC+8)
Australia   47–26   New Zealand
Try: Hodge (2) 9' c, 68 ' c
Salakaia-Loto 45' m
White 48' m
Koroibete 61' c
Beale 78' c
Con: Lealiifano (2/4) 10', 62'
To'omua (2/2) 70', 79'
Pen: Lealiifano (3/3) 6', 27', 39'
Report Try: Lienert-Brown 12' c
Ioane 16' m
B. Barrett 54' c
Laumape 70' c
Con: Mo'unga (3/4) 13', 55', 71'
Optus Stadium, Perth
Attendance: 61,241
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
FB 15 Kurtley Beale
RW 14 Reece Hodge
OC 13 James O'Connor
IC 12 Samu Kerevi   70'
LW 11 Marika Koroibete
FH 10 Christian Lealiifano   63'
SH 9 Nic White   68'
N8 8 Isi Naisarani
OF 7 Michael Hooper (c)
BF 6 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto
RL 5 Rory Arnold   55'
LL 4 Izack Rodda   75'
TP 3 Allan Alaalatoa   55'
HK 2 Tolu Latu   63'
LP 1 Scott Sio   63'
Replacements:
HK 16 Folau Fainga'a   63'
PR 17 James Slipper   63'
PR 18 Taniela Tupou   55'
LK 19 Adam Coleman   55'
LK 20 Luke Jones   75'
SH 21 Will Genia   68'
CE 22 Matt To'omua   63'
FB 23 Tom Banks   70'
Coach:
  Michael Cheika
FB 15 Beauden Barrett
RW 14 Ben Smith   63'
OC 13 Jack Goodhue   18'
IC 12 Anton Lienert-Brown
LW 11 Rieko Ioane
FH 10 Richie Mo'unga
SH 9 Aaron Smith   61'
N8 8 Kieran Read (c)
OF 7 Sam Cane   49'
BF 6 Ardie Savea
RL 5 Sam Whitelock   71'
LL 4 Scott Barrett   39'
TP 3 Owen Franks   49'
HK 2 Dane Coles   55'
LP 1 Joe Moody   49'
Replacements:
HK 16 Codie Taylor   55'
PR 17 Atunaisa Moli   49'
PR 18 Angus Ta'avao   49'
LK 19 Patrick Tuipulotu   49'
FL 20 Matt Todd   71'
SH 21 TJ Perenara   61'
CE 22 Ngani Laumape   18'
WG 23 George Bridge   63'
Coach:
  Steve Hansen

Man of the Match:
Nic White (Australia)

Touch judges:
Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Shuhei Kubo (Japan)
Television match official:
Marius Jonker (South Africa)

Notes:

  • This was the first Bledisloe Cup match played in Western Australia.[7]
  • Australia's 47 points was their record score against New Zealand, surpassing the 35 points scored in 2000.
  • The All Blacks' 21-point defeat equalled their record loss, set in 1999 against Australia.
  • New Zealand finished third in the table for the first time since the 2004 Tri Nations, and the first time since The Rugby Championship's inception.[8]
  • Scott Barrett became the fourth New Zealand player to be sent off in an international match, and the first since Sonny Bill Williams against the British and Irish Lions in 2017. Barrett was also the first player to be dismissed in a Bledisloe Cup match since Drew Mitchell in 2010.
  • The crowd of 61,241 was the largest to date to attend a sporting event at Optus Stadium.

10 August 2019
16:40 AST (UTC–3)
Argentina   13–46   South Africa
Try: Cordero 1' c
Con: Sánchez (1/1) 2'
Pen: Sánchez (2/2) 16', 27'
Report Try: Mbonambi 12' m
Pollard (2) 39' c, 52' m
Mapimpi 63' c
Kolbe 66 'c
Con: Pollard (3/5) 40', 65', 67'
Pen: Pollard (5/5) 8', 18', 25', 30', 41'
FB 15 Emiliano Boffelli
RW 14 Santiago Cordero   62'
OC 13 Matías Moroni
IC 12 Jerónimo de la Fuente
LW 11 Ramiro Moyano
FH 10 Nicolás Sánchez   54'
SH 9 Tomás Cubelli   60'
N8 8 Facundo Isa   49'
OF 7 Javier Ortega Desio
BF 6 Pablo Matera (c)
RL 5 Marcos Kremer
LL 4 Matías Alemanno   60'
TP 3 Juan Figallo   49'
HK 2 Agustín Creevy   49'
LP 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro   49'
Replacements:
HK 16 Julián Montoya   49'
PR 17 Mayco Vivas   49'
PR 18 Santiago Medrano   49'
LK 19 Guido Petti Pagadizábal   60'
FL 20 Tomás Lezana   49'
SH 21 Gonzalo Bertranou   60'
FH 22 Benjamín Urdapilleta   54'
FB 23 Joaquín Tuculet   62'
Coach:
  Mario Ledesma
FB 15 Willie le Roux
RW 14 Cheslin Kolbe
OC 13 Lukhanyo Am   59'
IC 12 Damian de Allende   65'
LW 11 Makazole Mapimpi
FH 10 Handré Pollard
SH 9 Faf de Klerk   47' to 57'   72'
N8 8 Duane Vermeulen (c)   65'
OF 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit
BF 6 Kwagga Smith   54'
RL 5 Franco Mostert
LL 4 Eben Etzebeth
TP 3 Trevor Nyakane   49'
HK 2 Bongi Mbonambi   46'
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira   46'   77'
Replacements:
HK 16 Malcolm Marx   46'
PR 17 Steven Kitshoff   46'   77'
PR 18 Frans Malherbe   49'
LK 19 RG Snyman   65'
FL 20 Francois Louw   54'
SH 21 Herschel Jantjies   72'
CE 22 François Steyn   65'
CE 23 Jesse Kriel   59'
Coach:
  Rassie Erasmus

Man of the Match:
Handré Pollard (South Africa)

Touch judges:
Matthew Carley (England)
Karl Dickson (England)
Television match official:
Rowan Kitt (England)

Notes:

  • This was South Africa's biggest winning margin over Argentina in Argentina.
  • Handré Pollard's tally of 31 points set a new record for a single player in a Rugby Championship match. It equalled Morné Steyn's Tri Nations record, set against New Zealand in 2009.

StatisticsEdit

SquadsEdit

SummaryEdit

Nation Match venues Head coach Captain
Name City Capacity
  Argentina Estadio Vélez Sarsfield Buenos Aires 49,540   Mario Ledesma Pablo Matera
Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena Salta 20,408
  Australia Suncorp Stadium Brisbane 52,500   Michael Cheika Michael Hooper
Optus Stadium Perth 65,000
  New Zealand Westpac Stadium Wellington 34,500   Steve Hansen Kieran Read
  South Africa Ellis Park Johannesburg 62,567   Rassie Erasmus Siya Kolisi

Note: Ages, caps and clubs/franchises are of 20 July 2019 – the starting date of the tournament

ArgentinaEdit

On 46-man extended squad for the 2019 Rugby Championship and in preparation for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Agustín Creevy Hooker (1985-03-15)15 March 1985 (aged 34) 83   Jaguares
Julián Montoya Hooker (1993-10-29)29 October 1993 (aged 25) 51   Jaguares
Santiago Socino Hooker (1992-05-07)7 May 1992 (aged 27) 0   Jaguares
Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro Prop (1989-06-11)11 June 1989 (aged 30) 50   Jaguares
Javier Díaz Prop (1995-07-26)26 July 1995 (aged 23) 3   Jaguares
Juan Figallo Prop (1988-03-25)25 March 1988 (aged 31) 26   Saracens
Santiago García Botta Prop (1992-06-19)19 June 1992 (aged 27) 33   Harlequins
Ramiro Herrera Prop (1989-02-14)14 February 1989 (aged 30) 39   Stade Français
Santiago Medrano Prop (1996-05-06)6 May 1996 (aged 23) 11   Jaguares
Enrique Pieretto Prop (1994-12-15)15 December 1994 (aged 24) 23   Jaguares
Lucio Sordoni Prop (1998-07-23)23 July 1998 (aged 20) 2   Jaguares
Mayco Vivas Prop (1998-06-02)2 June 1998 (aged 21) 0   Jaguares
Juan Pablo Zeiss Prop (1989-08-02)2 August 1989 (aged 29) 6   Jaguares
Matías Alemanno Lock (1991-12-05)5 December 1991 (aged 27) 53   Jaguares
Tomás Lavanini Lock (1993-01-22)22 January 1993 (aged 26) 50   Leicester Tigers
Guido Petti Pagadizábal Lock (1994-11-17)17 November 1994 (aged 24) 45   Jaguares
Lucas Paulos Lock (1998-01-09)9 January 1998 (aged 21) 0   Jaguares
Rodrigo Bruni Loose forward (1993-09-03)3 September 1993 (aged 25) 3   San Luis
Facundo Isa Loose forward (1993-09-21)21 September 1993 (aged 25) 25   Toulon
Marcos Kremer Loose forward (1997-07-30)30 July 1997 (aged 21) 21   Jaguares
Juan Manuel Leguizamón Loose forward (1983-06-06)6 June 1983 (aged 36) 85   Jaguares
Tomás Lezana Loose forward (1994-02-16)16 February 1994 (aged 25) 30   Jaguares
Pablo Matera (c) Loose forward (1993-07-18)18 July 1993 (aged 26) 58   Stade Français
Javier Ortega Desio Loose forward (1990-06-14)14 June 1990 (aged 29) 51   Jaguares
Gonzalo Bertranou Scrum-half (1993-12-31)31 December 1993 (aged 25) 19   Jaguares
Tomás Cubelli Scrum-half (1989-06-12)12 June 1989 (aged 30) 69   Jaguares
Felipe Ezcurra Scrum-half (1993-05-15)15 May 1993 (aged 26) 2   Jaguares
Martín Landajo Scrum-half (1988-06-14)14 June 1988 (aged 31) 84   Harlequins
Joaquín Díaz Bonilla Fly-half (1989-04-12)12 April 1989 (aged 30) 1   Jaguares
Domingo Miotti Fly-half (1996-05-22)22 May 1996 (aged 23) 0   Jaguares
Nicolás Sánchez Fly-half (1988-10-26)26 October 1988 (aged 30) 74   Stade Français
Benjamín Urdapilleta Fly-half (1986-03-11)11 March 1986 (aged 33) 10   Castres Olympique
Jerónimo de la Fuente Centre (1991-02-24)24 February 1991 (aged 28) 46   Jaguares
Bautista Ezcurra Centre (1995-04-21)21 April 1995 (aged 24) 5   Jaguares
Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias Centre (1988-06-16)16 June 1988 (aged 31) 43   Jaguares
Juan Cruz Mallia Centre (1996-09-11)11 September 1996 (aged 22) 4   Jaguares
Matías Moroni Centre (1991-03-29)29 March 1991 (aged 28) 40   Jaguares
Lucas Mensa Centre (1996-05-24)24 May 1996 (aged 23) 0   Pucará
Matías Orlando Centre (1991-11-14)14 November 1991 (aged 27) 39   Jaguares
Emiliano Boffelli Wing (1995-01-16)16 January 1995 (aged 24) 23   Jaguares
Sebastián Cancelliere Wing (1993-09-17)17 September 1993 (aged 25) 9   Jaguares
Santiago Cordero Wing (1993-12-06)6 December 1993 (aged 25) 33   Union Bordeaux Bègles
Bautista Delguy Wing (1997-04-22)22 April 1997 (aged 22) 11   Jaguares
Manuel Montero Wing (1991-11-20)20 November 1991 (aged 27) 27   Pucará
Ramiro Moyano Wing (1990-05-28)28 May 1990 (aged 29) 30   Jaguares
Santiago Carreras Fullback (1998-03-30)30 March 1998 (aged 21) 0   Jaguares
Joaquín Tuculet Fullback (1989-08-08)8 August 1989 (aged 29) 51   Jaguares

AustraliaEdit

On 4 July, Micheal Cheika named a 34-man squad for the 2019 Rugby Championship.[9]

James O'Connor officially joined the squad on 17 July after the completion of signing a contract with Rugby Australia and the Queensland Reds.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Franchise / province
Tolu Latu Hooker (1993-02-23)23 February 1993 (aged 26) 12   Waratahs
Folau Fainga'a Hooker (1995-05-05)5 May 1995 (aged 24) 7   Brumbies / Canberra Vikings
Jordan Uelese Hooker (1997-01-24)24 January 1997 (aged 22) 2   Melbourne Rebels / Melbourne Rising
Allan Alaalatoa Prop (1994-01-28)28 January 1994 (aged 25) 32   Brumbies / Canberra Vikings
Sekope Kepu Prop (1986-02-05)5 February 1986 (aged 33) 103   Waratahs
Taniela Tupou Prop (1996-05-10)10 May 1996 (aged 23) 11   Queensland Reds / Queensland Country
Tom Robertson Prop (1994-08-28)28 August 1994 (aged 24) 24   Waratahs / Country Eagles
Scott Sio Prop (1991-10-16)16 October 1991 (aged 27) 55   Brumbies / Canberra Vikings
James Slipper Prop (1989-06-06)6 June 1989 (aged 30) 86   Brumbies / Queensland Country
Rory Arnold Lock (1990-07-01)1 July 1990 (aged 29) 19   Brumbies
Luke Jones Lock (1991-04-02)2 April 1991 (aged 28) 3   Melbourne Rebels / Melbourne Rising
Izack Rodda Lock (1996-08-20)20 August 1996 (aged 22) 17   Queensland Reds / Queensland Country
Rob Simmons Lock (1989-04-19)19 April 1989 (aged 30) 94   Waratahs / Sydney
Lukhan Salakaia-Loto Loose forward (1996-09-19)19 September 1996 (aged 22) 11   Queensland Reds / Brisbane City
Jack Dempsey Loose forward (1994-04-12)12 April 1994 (aged 25) 10   Waratahs / Sydney
Michael Hooper (c) Loose forward (1991-10-29)29 October 1991 (aged 27) 91   Waratahs / Sydney
Isi Naisarani Loose forward (1995-02-14)14 February 1995 (aged 24) 0   Melbourne Rebels / Melbourne Rising
Rob Valetini Loose forward (1998-09-03)3 September 1998 (aged 20) 0   Brumbies / Canberra Vikings
Liam Wright Loose forward (1997-11-07)7 November 1997 (aged 21) 0   Queensland Reds / Queensland Country
Will Genia Scrum-half (1988-01-17)17 January 1988 (aged 31) 100   Melbourne Rebels
Joe Powell Scrum-half (1994-04-11)11 April 1994 (aged 25) 4   Brumbies / Canberra Vikings
Nic White Scrum-half (1990-06-13)13 June 1990 (aged 29) 22 Unattached
Bernard Foley Fly-half (1989-09-08)8 September 1989 (aged 29) 68   Waratahs
Christian Lealiifano Fly-half (1987-09-24)24 September 1987 (aged 31) 19   Brumbies /   Toyota Jido Shokki
Reece Hodge Centre (1994-08-26)26 August 1994 (aged 24) 33   Melbourne Rebels / Melbourne Rising
Samu Kerevi Centre (1993-09-27)27 September 1993 (aged 25) 25   Queensland Reds
James O'Connor Centre (1990-07-05)5 July 1990 (aged 29) 44   Queensland Reds
Matt To'omua Centre (1990-01-02)2 January 1990 (aged 29) 42   Melbourne Rebels
Tevita Kuridrani Centre (1991-03-31)31 March 1991 (aged 28) 58   Brumbies / Canberra Vikings
Adam Ashley-Cooper Wing (1984-03-27)27 March 1984 (aged 35) 117   Waratahs
Marika Koroibete Wing (1992-07-26)26 July 1992 (aged 26) 20   Melbourne Rebels / Melbourne Rising
Dane Haylett-Petty Wing (1989-06-18)18 June 1989 (aged 30) 31   Melbourne Rebels / Western Force
Jack Maddocks Wing (1997-02-05)5 February 1997 (aged 22) 7   Melbourne Rebels / Melbourne Rising
Tom Banks Fullback (1994-06-18)18 June 1994 (aged 25) 3   Brumbies / Canberra Vikings
Kurtley Beale Fullback (1989-01-06)6 January 1989 (aged 30) 83   Waratahs

New ZealandEdit

On 2 July 2019, Hansen named a 39-man squad ahead of the 2019 Rugby Championship.[10]

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Franchise / province
Asafo Aumua Hooker (1997-03-05)5 March 1997 (aged 22) 0 Hurricanes / Wellington
Dane Coles Hooker (1986-12-10)10 December 1986 (aged 32) 60 Hurricanes / Wellington
Liam Coltman Hooker (1990-01-25)25 January 1990 (aged 29) 4 Highlanders / Otago
Codie Taylor Hooker (1991-03-31)31 March 1991 (aged 28) 41 Crusaders / Canterbury
Owen Franks Prop (1987-12-23)23 December 1987 (aged 31) 106 Crusaders / Canterbury
Nepo Laulala Prop (1991-11-06)6 November 1991 (aged 27) 17 Chiefs / Counties Manukau
Joe Moody Prop (1988-09-18)18 September 1988 (aged 30) 37 Crusaders / Canterbury
Atunaisa Moli Prop (1995-06-12)12 June 1995 (aged 24) 0 Chiefs / Tasman
Angus Ta'avao Prop (1990-03-22)22 March 1990 (aged 29) 3 Chiefs / Taranaki
Karl Tu'inukuafe Prop (1993-02-21)21 February 1993 (aged 26) 13 Blues / North Harbour
Ofa Tu'ungafasi Prop (1992-04-19)19 April 1992 (aged 27) 26 Blues / Auckland
Brodie Retallick Lock (1991-05-31)31 May 1991 (aged 28) 75 Chiefs / Hawke's Bay
Patrick Tuipulotu Lock (1993-01-23)23 January 1993 (aged 26) 21 Blues / Auckland
Sam Whitelock Lock (1988-10-12)12 October 1988 (aged 30) 108 Crusaders / Canterbury
Jackson Hemopo Lock (1993-11-14)14 November 1993 (aged 25) 3 Highlanders / Manawatu
Sam Cane Loose forward (1992-01-13)13 January 1992 (aged 27) 60 Chiefs / Bay of Plenty
Vaea Fifita Loose forward (1992-06-17)17 June 1992 (aged 27) 9 Hurricanes / Wellington
Shannon Frizell Loose forward (1994-02-11)11 February 1994 (aged 25) 4 Highlanders / Tasman
Luke Jacobson Loose forward (1997-04-20)20 April 1997 (aged 22) 0 Chiefs / Waikato
Dalton Papalii Loose forward (1997-10-11)11 October 1997 (aged 21) 2 Blues / Auckland
Kieran Read (c) Loose forward (1985-10-26)26 October 1985 (aged 33) 118 Crusaders / Counties Manukau
Ardie Savea Loose forward (1993-10-14)14 October 1993 (aged 25) 35 Hurricanes / Wellington
Matt Todd Loose forward (1988-03-24)24 March 1988 (aged 31) 17 Crusaders / Canterbury
TJ Perenara Half-back (1992-01-23)23 January 1992 (aged 27) 55 Hurricanes / Wellington
Aaron Smith Half-back (1988-11-21)21 November 1988 (aged 30) 82 Highlanders / Manawatu
Brad Weber Half-back (1991-01-17)17 January 1991 (aged 28) 1 Chiefs / Hawke's Bay
Beauden Barrett First five-eighth (1991-05-27)27 May 1991 (aged 28) 73 Blues / Taranaki
Josh Ioane First five-eighth (1995-07-11)11 July 1995 (aged 24) 0 Highlanders / Otago
Richie Mo'unga First five-eighth (1994-05-25)25 May 1994 (aged 25) 9 Crusaders / Canterbury
Jack Goodhue Centre (1995-06-13)13 June 1995 (aged 24) 7 Crusaders / Northland
Ngani Laumape Centre (1993-04-22)22 April 1993 (aged 26) 10 Hurricanes / Manawatu
Anton Lienert-Brown Centre (1995-04-15)15 April 1995 (aged 24) 33 Chiefs / Waikato
Sonny Bill Williams Centre (1985-08-03)3 August 1985 (aged 33) 51 Blues / Counties Manukau
Braydon Ennor Wing (1997-07-16)16 July 1997 (aged 22) 0 Crusaders / Canterbury
George Bridge Wing (1995-04-01)1 April 1995 (aged 24) 1 Crusaders / Canterbury
Rieko Ioane Wing (1997-03-18)18 March 1997 (aged 22) 24 Blues / Auckland
Sevu Reece Wing (1997-02-13)13 February 1997 (aged 22) 0 Crusaders / Waikato
Ben Smith Fullback (1986-06-01)1 June 1986 (aged 33) 76 Highlanders / Otago
Jordie Barrett Fullback (1997-02-17)17 February 1997 (aged 22) 9 Hurricanes / Taranaki

South AfricaEdit

The following players were named in the South African squad for the 2019 Rugby Championship:[11]

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Schalk Brits Hooker (1981-05-16)16 May 1981 (aged 38) 11   Bulls
Malcolm Marx Hooker (1994-07-13)13 July 1994 (aged 25) 24   Lions
Bongi Mbonambi Hooker (1991-01-07)7 January 1991 (aged 28) 26   Stormers
Thomas du Toit Prop (1995-05-05)5 May 1995 (aged 24) 9   Sharks
Lizo Gqoboka Prop (1990-03-24)24 March 1990 (aged 29) 0   Bulls
Steven Kitshoff Prop (1992-02-10)10 February 1992 (aged 27) 37   Stormers
Vincent Koch Prop (1990-03-13)13 March 1990 (aged 29) 13   Saracens
Frans Malherbe Prop (1991-03-14)14 March 1991 (aged 28) 29   Stormers
Tendai Mtawarira Prop (1985-08-01)1 August 1985 (aged 33) 107   Sharks
Trevor Nyakane Prop (1989-05-04)4 May 1989 (aged 30) 37   Bulls
Lood de Jager Lock (1992-12-17)17 December 1992 (aged 26) 38   Bulls
Rynhardt Elstadt Lock (1989-12-20)20 December 1989 (aged 29) 0   Toulouse
Eben Etzebeth Lock (1991-10-29)29 October 1991 (aged 27) 75   Stormers
Franco Mostert Lock (1990-11-27)27 November 1990 (aged 28) 29   Gloucester
Marvin Orie Lock (1993-02-15)15 February 1993 (aged 26) 1   Lions
RG Snyman Lock (1995-01-29)29 January 1995 (aged 24) 12   Bulls
Marcell Coetzee Loose forward (1991-05-08)8 May 1991 (aged 28) 28   Ulster
Pieter-Steph du Toit Loose forward (1992-08-20)20 August 1992 (aged 26) 46   Stormers
Siya Kolisi Loose forward (1991-06-16)16 June 1991 (aged 28) 41   Stormers
Francois Louw Loose forward (1985-06-15)15 June 1985 (aged 34) 65   Bath
Kwagga Smith Loose forward (1996-06-11)11 June 1996 (aged 23) 1   Lions
Duane Vermeulen Loose forward (1986-07-03)3 July 1986 (aged 33) 46   Bulls
Faf de Klerk Scrum-half (1991-10-19)19 October 1991 (aged 27) 21   Sale Sharks
Herschel Jantjies Scrum-half (1996-04-22)22 April 1996 (aged 23) 0   Stormers
Cobus Reinach Scrum-half (1990-02-07)7 February 1990 (aged 29) 10   Northampton Saints
Elton Jantjies Fly-half (1990-08-01)1 August 1990 (aged 28) 33   Lions
Handré Pollard Fly-half (1994-03-11)11 March 1994 (aged 25) 39   Bulls
Lukhanyo Am Centre (1993-11-28)28 November 1993 (aged 25) 6   Sharks
Damian de Allende Centre (1991-11-25)25 November 1991 (aged 27) 37   Stormers
André Esterhuizen Centre (1994-03-30)30 March 1994 (aged 25) 6   Sharks
Jesse Kriel Centre (1994-02-15)15 February 1994 (aged 25) 40   Bulls
François Steyn Centre (1987-05-14)14 May 1987 (aged 32) 56   Montpellier
Aphiwe Dyantyi Wing (1994-08-26)26 August 1994 (aged 24) 13   Lions
Cheslin Kolbe Wing (1993-10-28)28 October 1993 (aged 25) 7   Toulouse
Dillyn Leyds Wing (1992-09-12)12 September 1992 (aged 26) 9   Stormers
Makazole Mapimpi Wing (1990-07-26)26 July 1990 (aged 28) 4   Sharks
S'busiso Nkosi Wing (1996-01-21)21 January 1996 (aged 23) 6   Sharks
Warrick Gelant Fullback (1995-05-20)20 May 1995 (aged 24) 5   Bulls
Willie le Roux Fullback (1989-08-18)18 August 1989 (aged 29) 52   Toyota Verblitz

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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