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2019 Rugby World Cup warm-up matches

The 2019 Rugby World Cup warm-up matches were a series of rugby union test matches that took place between June and September 2019, as the 20 competing teams prepared for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Matches played within tournaments, such as the Rugby Championship and the Pacific Nations Cup, which took place between 20 July to 10 August, were not considered as warm-up matches and therefore not included in this list. The series saw New Zealand lose top spot in the World Rugby Rankings, initially to Wales, and eventually to Ireland.

FixturesEdit

22 JuneEdit

22 June 2019
19:00 UYT (UTC-03)
Uruguay   21–41   Spain
Try: Vilaseca 33' c
Echeverría 55' c
Inciarte 72' c
Con: Vilaseca (2/2) 34', 56'
Cat (1/1) 73'
Report Try: Munilla (2) 9' c, 44' c
Domínguez 15' m
Del Hoyo (2) 24' c, 40' c
Mélé 77' c
Con: Mélé (4/5) 10', 25', 45', 77'
Casteglioni (1/1) 40'
Pen: Mélé (1/1) 70'

Notes:

  • Pablo Miejimolle (Spain) made his international debut.
  • This was Spain's largest winning margin over Uruguay, surpassing the 17-point difference set in 2016.

13 JulyEdit

13 July 2019
15:00 FJT (UTC+12)
Fiji   27–10   Māori All Blacks
Try: Veitokani 22' c
Mata 33' m
Nayacalevu (2) 47' c, 72' m
Con: Volavola (2/4) 23', 48'
Pen: Volavola (1/1) 45'
Report Try: Wainui (2) 53' m, 67' m
ANZ National Stadium, Suva[1]
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Damon Murphy (Australia)

Notes:

  • Fiji's win ended a 16-match losing streak against the Maori All Blacks, dating back to 1957.

20 JulyEdit

20 July 2019
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
Māori All Blacks   26–17   Fiji
Try: Wainui 14' c
Thompson 44' c
Nankivell 60' m
Walker-Leawere 64' c
Con: Black (3/4) 15', 44', 65'
Report Try: Vugakoto 9' c
Dyer 75' c
Con: Veitokani (1/1) 10'
Matavesi (1/1) 76'
Pen: Veitokani (1/1) 52'

10 AugustEdit

10 August 2019
14:00 IST (UTC+01)
Ireland   29–10   Italy
Try: Carbery 17' c
Kearney 28' c
Conway 37' m
Murphy 44' m
Marmion 62' m
Con: Carbery (2/4) 18', 29'
Report Try: Mbanda 12' m
Canna 20 'm
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Luke Pearce (England)

Notes:

11 AugustEdit

11 August 2019
14:00 BST (UTC+01)
England   33–19   Wales
Try: Vunipola 3' c
Cokanasiga 12' c
Cowan-Dickie 38' c
Con: Ford (3/3) 4', 14', 39'
Pen: Ford (3/3) 43', 60', 72'
Drop: Daly (1/1) 76'
Report Try: G. Davies 21' c
North 49' m
W. Jones 55' c
Con: Anscombe (1/1) 23'
Biggar (1/2) 56'
Twickenham Stadium, London[4]
Attendance: 80,944
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)

Notes:

12 AugustEdit

12 August 2019
19:00 MSK (UTC+03)
Russia   40–0   Russia Club XV
Try: Zhivatov 9' m
Gaisin 25' c
Gadzhiev 38' c
Sychev (2) 42' c, 63' c
Simplikevich 46' c
Con: Gaisin (1/2) 25'
Kushnarev (3/3) 39', 43', 47'
Yanyushkin (1/1) 64'
Report
(In Russian)
Slava Stadium, Moscow[6]
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Artur Kaptyukh (Russia)

17 AugustEdit

17 August 2019
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand   36–0   Australia
Try: Mo'unga 29' c
Smith 32' c
Williams 46' c
Reece 67' c
Bridge 78' m
Con: Mo'unga (3/3) 31', 34', 46'
B. Barrett (1/2) 69'
Pen: Mo'unga (1/2) 4'
Report
Eden Park, Auckland
Attendance: 48,339
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)

Notes:


17 August 2019
14:15 BST (UTC+01)
Wales   13–6   England
Try: North 34' c
Con: Biggar (1/1) 35'
Pen: Biggar (1/1) 26'
Halfpenny (1/2) 76'
Report Pen: Ford (2/2) 51', 57'

Notes:

  • With this result, Wales became the fourth team to be placed number 1 on the World Rugby Rankings, ending New Zealand's 10-year run at the top dating back to 16 November 2009.
  • England failed to score in a first half for the first time since their 2011 World Cup quarter-final versus France.
  • Ruaridh McConnochie was named as England's right wing but was ruled out with injury for the second week running. He was replaced by Anthony Watson. Liam Williams was also ruled out at fullback for Wales and replaced by Leigh Halfpenny.
  • Controversy that led up to George North's try, where Dan Biggar took a quick penalty before Ben Youngs had come on for Willi Heinz, resulted in World Rugby changing Law 3 so that play cannot restart until a player who has gone off due a blood or head injury has been temporarily replaced.

17 August 2019
17:05 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa   24–18   Argentina
Try: Nkosi (2) 32' m, 48' c
Con: Jantjies (1/2) 49'
Pen: Jantjies (4/4) 19', 60', 69', 78'
Report Try: Petti Pagadizábal 40' c
Matera 65' m
Con: Bonilla (1/1) 40'
Pen: Bonilla (1/2) 27'
Urdapilleta (1/1) 57'

Notes:


17 August 2019
18:25 CEST (UTC+02)
Italy   85–15   Russia
Try: Morisi 7' c
Parisse 15' c
Bellini (2) 24' m, 27' c
Minozzi (3) 37' c, 59' m, 73' c
Hayward 40' m
Allan 41' c
Ferrari 47' c
Padovani (2) 56' c, 66' c
Canna 80' m
Con: Allan (6/8) 8', 16', 28', 37', 42', 48'
Canna (4/5) 57', 67', 74', 80'
Report
(In Italian)
Try: Golosnitsky 17' m
Fedotko 78' c
Con: Kushnarev (1/1) 79'
Pen: Gaisin (1/2) 3'

Notes:

  • Russia played a Tier 1 nation outside a Rugby World Cup for the first time since their game against Italy in 2006. Russia most recently played a Tier 1 nation, Australia, during the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

17 August 2019
21:05 CEST (UTC+02)
France   32–3   Scotland
Try: Raka 2' c
Médard (2) 22' m, 54' m
Alldritt 33' m
Dupont 61' c
Con: Lopez (2/5) 3', 62'
Pen: Lopez (1/1) 15'
Report Pen: Hastings (1/1) 26'
Allianz Riviera, Nice[8]
Attendance: 35,624
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

Notes:

24 AugustEdit

24 August 2019
15:00 TOT (UTC+13)
Tonga   19–15   Western Force
Try: Faiva 26' c
Fukofuka 57' c
Halaifonua 66' m
Con: Faiva (1/1) 27'
Morath (1/2) 58'
Try: Lavaka 19' m
McGregor 32' m
Bardoul 80' m

24 August 2019
14:00 SAST (UTC+02)
Sharks Invitation XV   0–43   Namibia
Try: Plato 8' m
Conradie 21' m
Walters (2) 34' c, 66' m
Van Jaarsveld 44' c
Kitshoff 53' m
Forbes 70' c
Con: Steenkamp (3/5) 22', 34', 45'
Stevens (1/2) 71'

24 August 2019
13:10 BST (UTC+01)
Scotland   17–14   France
Try: Maitland 39' c
Harris 60' c
Con: Laidlaw (2/2) 40', 61'
Pen: Laidlaw (1/1) 5'
Report Try: Penaud (2) 2' c, 27' c
Con: Ramos (2/2) 3', 29'

Notes:


24 August 2019
15:00 BST (UTC+01)
England   57–15   Ireland
Try: Cokanasiga (2) 11' m, 65' c
Daly 30' c
Tuilagi 36' c
Itoje 45' c
Kruis 53' c
Curry 57' c
Cowan-Dickie 77' c
Con: Farrell (6/7) 31', 37', 47', 55', 58', 66'
Ford (1/1) 79'
Pen: Farrell (1/1) 7'
Report Try: Larmour 9' c
Aki 73' m
Con: Byrne (1/1) 10'
Pen: Byrne (1/1) 26'
Twickenham Stadium, London[4]
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

Notes:

  • England recorded their largest win over Ireland, surpassing the 40 point margin set in 1997. England's 57 points total was their highest score against Ireland, surpassing the 50 points scored in 2000.
  • Jaco Peyper was the appointed match referee but missed the game due to a delayed flight. Nigel Owens replaced him.[11]

24 August 2019
14:00 UYT (UTC-03)
Uruguay   24–20 Sudamérica XV
Try: Kessler 6' c
Freitas 14' c
Leivas (2) 66' m, 72' m
Con: Berchesi (1/4) 7'
Report Try: Rebolo 20' c
Reeves (2) 39' m, 50' m
Con: Reeves (1/3) 21'
Pen: Reeves (1/2) 70'

24 August 2019
15:00 EDT (UTC-04)
Canada   35–38   Leinster
Try: Olmstead 39' c
Ardron 47' c
Parfrey (2) 59' c, 70' c
Baillie 66' c
Con: Nelson (5/5) 40', 48', 60', 67', 71
Report Try: Deegan (3) 5' m, 26' c, 73' c
B. Byrne 16' c
Murphy 64' m
Keenan 80' c
Con: Frawley (2/4) 17', 27'
H. Byrne (2/2) 74', 80'

27 AugustEdit

27 August 2019
19:15 GET (UTC+04)
Georgia   24–20   Southern Kings
Try: Aptsiauri 15' m
Melikidze 67' m
Penalty try 73'
Sutiashvili 76' c
Con: Malaghuradze (1/2) 78'
Report Try: Sithole 6' c
Ambadiang 21' c
Con: Catrakilis (2/2) 10', 23'
Pen: Catrakilis (2/2) 2', 49'
27 August 2019
19:00 MSK (UTC+03)
Russia   22–35   Jersey Reds
Try: Yanyushkin 34' m
Sozonov 40' c
Matveev 61' m
Ostrikov 70' m
Con: Yanyushkin (1/2) 40'
Report Try: Van Dam 14' c
Jones 19' c
Dyer 26' c
Ma'afu 38' c
Slowik 54' c
Con: Dyer (5/5) 14', 19', 26', 38', 54'
Slava Stadium, Moscow[15]
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Alexei Lebedev (Russia)

30 AugustEdit

30 August 2019
21:10 CEST (UTC+02)
France   47–19   Italy
Try: Huget 3' m
Penalty try 24'
Chat 31' c
Dupont 44' c
Iturria 46' c
Taofifénua 59' c
Ramos 75' c
Con: Ntamack (5/6) 32', 45', 47', 60', 76'
Report
(In Italian)
Try: Bellini (2) 20' c, 67' m
Polledri 51' c
Con: Allan (2/3) 20', 52'

Notes:


30 August 2019
19:10 UYT (UTC-03)
Uruguay XV   43–5   Brazil XV
Try: Kessler 3' c
Diana 14' m
Mieres 37' m
Freitas 52' m
Inciarte 70' c
A. Ormaechea 80' c
Con: Cat (2/4) 4', 40'
Favaro (2/3) 71', 80'
Report Try: Lima 65' m

30 August 2019
18:30 PDT (UTC-07)
Canada   45–13   BC All-Stars
Try: Coe 7' c
Quattrin 11' c
Blanchet (2) 54' c, 66' c
Mack 76' c
Con: O'Leary (6/6) 8', 12, 55', 67', 70', 77'
Pen: O'Leary (1/1) 28'
Report Try: Mason 34' c
Con: A. McQueen (1/1) 35'
Pen: A. McQueen (2/2) 15', 24'

31 AugustEdit

31 August 2019
14:00 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand Heartland XV   19–36   Samoa
Try: Wright 14' c
Holani 37' c
Paiaua 45' m
Con: Lash (2/3) 15', 14'
Report Try: Alaalatoa (2) 5' m, 53' c
Tuala (3) 18' m, 26' m, 80' c
Paulo 43' c
Con: Pisi (3/3) 44', 54', 80'

31 August 2019
16:30 NZST (UTC+12)
Fiji   29–19   Tonga
Try: Tuisova 8' c
Goneva 23' m
Kunatani 37' m
Waqaniburotu 46' c
S. Matavesi 55' m
Con: Volavola (2/5) 9', 47'
Try: Piutau 2' c
Ngauamo 19' m
Sakalia 61' c
Con: Faiva (2/3) 3', 62'

31 August 2019
14:30 BST (UTC+01)
Wales   17–22   Ireland
Try: Lane 64' c
Patchell 76' c
Con: Patchell (2/2) 65', 77'
Pen: J. Evans (1/1) 16'
Report Try: Stockdale (2) 18' c, 28' m
Penalty try 58'
Con: Carty (1/2) 19'
Pen: Carty (1/2) 9'

Notes:

  • This was Warren Gatland's last home game in charge of Wales.
  • Rhys Carré and Owen Lane (both Wales) made their international debuts.
  • This ended Wales' 11-match home unbeaten run.
  • With this loss, Wales dropped from number one in the World Rugby Rankings, after only spending two weeks at top spot, which was regained by New Zealand (who then lost it again the next week, to Ireland).

31 August 2019
16:30 SAST (UTC+02)
Namibia   28–22   Southern Kings
Try: Van Jaarsveld 20' c
Jantjies 68' c
Plato (2) 72' c, 79' c
Con: Steenkamp (1/1) 21'
Loubser (3/3) 69', 73', 80'
Try: Mnisi 16' m
Jackson (2) 25' c, 31' c
Con: B. Pretorius (2/3) 25', 33'
Pen: B. Pretorius (1/1) 2'

31 August 2019
20:00 GET (UTC+04)
Georgia   10–44   Scotland
Try: Asieshvili 59' c
Con: Abzhandadze (1/1) 60'
Pen: Matiashvili (1/1) 35'
Report Try: Toolis 14' c
Hutchinson (2) 20' c, 47' c
Graham 63' c
Cummings 77' c
Con: Laidlaw (3/3) 15', 21', 48'
Russell (1/1) 64'
Hastings (1/1) 78'
Pen: Laidlaw (3/3) 7', 13', 40' +2
Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi[8]
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)

Notes:

  • Scotland became the first Tier One nation to play a Test match in Georgia.

6 SeptemberEdit

6 September 2019
19:15 JST (UTC+09)
Japan   7–41   South Africa
Try: Matsushima 60' c
Con: Tamura (1/1) 61'
Report Try: Kolbe (2) 8' c, 73' c
Mapimpi (3) 22' c, 31' m, 53' m
Jantjies 79' c
Con: Pollard (2/4) 9', 24'
Steyn (2/2) 74', 80' +1
Pen: Pollard (1/1) 39'

Notes:

  • Takuya Kitade (Japan) made his international debut.
  • Pieter-Steph du Toit (South Africa) earned his 50th test cap.
  • This was the first time that Japan has hosted South Africa.

6 September 2019
19:30 BST (UTC+01)
Scotland   36–9   Georgia
Try: Price 17' m
Kinghorn 23' m
Johnson 50' c
D. Graham 69' m
G. Horne 71' c
P. Horne 77' c
Con: Hastings (2/5) 51', 78'
G. Horne (1/1) 72'
Report Pen: Abzhandadze (3/4) 20', 27', 30'

6 September 2019
19:45 BST (UTC+01)
England   37–0   Italy
Try: Youngs 44' c
Marchant 52' c
Genge 67' c
Watson 73' c
Con: Farrell (4/4) 44', 53', 69', 75';
Pen: Farrell (3/4) 4', 19', 40'
Report

Notes:

7 SeptemberEdit

7 September 2019
14:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand   92–7   Tonga
Try: Reece 8' c
B. Smith (2) 15', 37' c
Taylor 19' c
Bridge (4) 26' m, 40' m, 52' c, 56' c
Read 32' c
Perenara 35' c
Crotty (2) 39' c, 64' c
Todd 45' m
Savea 46' c
Con: B. Barrett (7/8) 9', 17', 21, 33', 36', 38', 40'
Ioane (4/6) 47', 53', 57', 65'
Report Try: Piutau 77' c
Con: Takulua (1/1) 78'

Notes:


7 September 2019
15:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Randwick   0–74   Argentina
Report Try: Cubelli 18' c
Montoya 23' c
Leguizamón 32' c
Kremer 38' c
Carreras 40' m
Chaparro 43' c
Delguy (4) 61' m, 63' m, 66' m, 70' c
Creevy 74' c
Herrera 77' m
Con: Urdapilleta (4/5) 19', 23', 33', 39'
Sánchez (3/7) 44', 71', 75'

7 September 2019
19:30 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia   34–15   Samoa
Try: Coleman 7' m
Koroibete 15' m
Ashley-Cooper 30' m
Salakaia-Loto 35' c
Haylett-Petty 70' c
To'omua 80' m
Con: Foley (2/6) 36', 71'
Report Try: Polataivao (2) 52' m, 61' c
Con: Pisi (1/2) 62'
Pen: Pisi (1/2) 28'

Notes:


7 September 2019
14:00 IST (UTC+01)
Ireland   19–10   Wales
Try: Kearney 21' c
Furlong 50' c
Ryan 58' m
Con: Sexton (2/3) 22', 52'
Report Try: Parkes 30' c
Con: Halfpenny (1/1) 31'
Pen: Halfpenny (1/2) 25'

Notes:

  • This was the last home game for Rory Best, playing for Ireland.
  • This was Joe Schmidt's last home game in charge of Ireland.
  • With this win, Ireland became the fifth team to be placed number 1 on the World Rugby Rankings, replacing New Zealand who had briefly retaken top spot from Wales after Ireland's earlier win against Wales the previous week.[25]

7 September 2019
15:00 SAST (UTC+02)
Namibia   21–17   Southern Kings
Try: Greyling 32' m
Van der Westhuizen 56' c
Con: Loubser (1/2) 57'
Pen: Loubser (3/3) 18', 40', 45'
Try: Van Rooyen 37' c
De Wee 72' c
Con: Catrakilis (1/1) 38'
B. Pretorius (1/1) 72'
Pen: Catrakilis (1/1) 22'
Walvis Bay High School Stadium, Walvis Bay[20]
Referee: Quinton Immelman (South Africa)

7 September 2019
19:00 MSK (UTC+03)
Russia   14–42   Connacht
Try: Artemyev 31' c
Davydov 54' c
Con: Kushnarev (2/2) 32', 55'
Try: Daly 4' c
Leader 16' c
Murphy 43' c
Fitzgerald (2) 69' c, 72' c
Boyle 78' c
Con: Leader (6/6) 5', 17', 44', 70', 73', 79'
VTB Arena, Moscow[26]
Attendance: 6,500
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)

7 September 2019
15:00 UYT (UTC-03)
Uruguay   24–35   Argentina XV
Try: Kessler 8' c
Freitas 25' c
Magno 66' c
Con: Ormaechea (2/2) 9', 26'
Favaro (1/1) 67'
Pen: Ormaechea (1/1) 10'
Report Try: Montagner 4' c
Chocobares 20' c
Grondona 23' c
Cancelliere 43' c
Mendy 80' c
Con: Albornoz (4/4) 5', 21', 24', 44'
Elías (1/1) 80'

7 September 2019
19:00 PDT (UTC-07)
Canada   15–20   United States
Try: McRorie 2' c
Nelson 16' m
Con: Nelson (1/1) 3'
Pen: Nelson (1/1) 42'
Try: Dolan 37' c
Fawsitt 49' m
Iosefo 70' m
Con: Magie (1/2) 38'
Pen: Magie (1/1) 20'

Notes:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Māori All Blacks to play Fiji in Rotorua in July". 14 May 2019. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Carbery injured as Ireland cruise past Italy". ESPN. 11 August 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Cambio dell'ultimo istante per infortunio a Zanon: Minozzi estremo dal primo minuto, Bisegni primo centro, Negri in panchina" (in Italian). FIR.