2020 end-of-year rugby union internationals

The 2020 end of year rugby union tests, also referred to as the 2020 Autumn internationals in the Northern Hemisphere, are a number of rugby union test matches scheduled to be contested approximately during the months of October, November and December 2020, primarily involving countries from the Northern Hemisphere hosting those from the Southern Hemisphere. Also involved in matches were those from second-tier teams. These international games counted towards World Rugby's ranking system, with a team typically playing from two to four matches during this period.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic causing a delay or cancellation of all nations' matches, a different format is being developed for this year. The Autumn Nations Cup, an eight-team tournament involving England, Fiji, France, Georgia, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales, will replace the scheduled matches.[1] Also as a result of the pandemic, this year's fixtures will incorporate postponed matches from the Six Nations Championship and Rugby Europe Championship, the annual South American Championship and all matches from Tri Nations Series.

FixturesEdit

Bledisloe Cup – Part 1Edit

11 October 2020
16:00 NZDT (UTC+13)
New Zealand   16–16   Australia
Try: J. Barrett 9' m
Smith 44' m
Pen: J. Barrett (2/3) 27', 79'
Report Try: Koroibete 53' m
Daugunu 63' m
Pen: O'Connor (2/3) 31', 74'
Sky Stadium, Wellington[2]
Attendance: 31,020
Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)

Notes:

Bledisloe Cup – Part 2Edit

18 October 2020
16:00 NZDT (UTC+13)
New Zealand   27–7   Australia
Try: Smith 23' c
J. Barrett 43' m
Savea 47' m
Cane 53' c
Con: Mo'unga (1/3) 24', 54'
Pen: Mo'unga (1/1) 18'
Report Try: Koroibete 28' c
Con: O'Connor (1/1) 30'
Eden Park, Auckland
Attendance: 46,049
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)

Notes:

  • Alex Hodgman and Peter Umaga-Jensen (both New Zealand) made their international debuts.
  • Rieko Ioane was originally named on the bench but ruled out on match day and was replaced by Peter Umaga-Jensen.
  • Due to travel restrictions, the opening two matches of the Bledisloe Cup were officiated by non-neutral referees with the support of the respective unions and their coaches.[3]

23–25 OctoberEdit

23 October 2020
19:30 BST (UTC+01)
Scotland   48–7   Georgia
Try: Graham (2) 2' c, 75' m
Brown (2) 27' m, 50' m
Watson 32' m
McInally 62' c
van der Merwe 70 ' c
Kinghorn 79' c
Con: Hastings (4/8) 4', 62', 71', 80'
Report Try: Tabutsadze 45' c
Con: Abzhandadze (1/1) 46'

Notes:


24 October 2020
21:10 CEST (UTC+02)
France   38–21   Wales
Try: Baille 13' c
Dupont (2) 31' c, 34' c
Ollivon 66' c
Thomas 73' c
Con: Ntamack (5/5) 14', 32', 35', 67', 74'
Pen: Ntamack (1/1) 48'
Report Try: Halfpenny 1' c
Smith 69' m
Con: Biggar (1/2) 2'
Pen: Biggar (3/5) 7', 28', 43'

Notes:

30 October – 1 NovemberEdit

30 October 2020
15:00 AEDT (UTC+11)
Australia XV   15–19   Argentina
Try: Ikitau 28' m
Wright 38' m
Unknown 72' m
Report Try: Oviedo 53' c
Carreras 62' c
Gorrissen 65' m
Con: Miotti (2/2) 55', 63'

1 November 2020
16:00 UYT (UTC-03)
Uruguay   20–32   Spain
Try: Freitas 16' c
Vilaseca 67' c
Con: Favaro (2/2) 17', 68'
Pen: Favaro (2/2) 11', 73'
Try: Quercy 18' m
del Hoyo 24' c
Tauli 76' c
Rabago 78' c
Con: Mélé (2/3) 25', 77'
Güemes (1/1) 79'
Pen: Güemes (2/2) 38', 70'

Notes:

6–7 NovemberEdit

6 November 2020
19:00 UYT (UTC-03)
Uruguay   19–10   Spain
Try: Favaro 34' c
Con: Favaro (1/1) 35'
Pen: Favaro (4/7) 5', 28', 64', 73'
Try: Goia 47' c
Con: Mélé (1/1) 48'
Pen: Mélé (1/1) 41'

Notes:


7 November 2020
15:00 AEDT (UTC+11)
Australia XV   24–57   Argentina
Try: Reilly 11' c
Naisarani (2) 37' c, 51' c
Nawaqanitawase 45' m
Con: Harrison (2/4) 38', 52'
Try: Carreras 8' m
Cubelli (2) 22' c, 29' c
Matera 39' c
Miotti 48' c
Cordero (2) 59' c, 80+3' m
Mallía 73' c
Cancelliere 78' m
Con: Sánchez (3/4) 23', 30', 40'
Miotti (3/5) 49', 60', 74'

20–21 NovemberEdit

21 November 2020
15:00 WET (UTC+0)
Portugal   30–10   Brazil
Try: Diniz 4' m
Costa 54' m
Simões 65' m
de Freitas 69' c
Con: J.M. Lima (1/2) 70'
Pen: Portela (1/2) 26'
Report Try: Claudio 74' c
Con: Reeves (1/1) 75'
Pen: Duque (1/2) 48'
CAR Rugby do Jamor, Lisbon[7]
Attendance: 0
Referee: Alexandru Ionescu (Romania)

Notes:

27–28 NovemberEdit

28 November 2020
15:00 WET (UTC+0)
Portugal   33–13   Brazil
Try: Belo 14' c
Marta 47' c
Pinto 50' c
Mendes 53' m
Appleton 66' c
Con: Abecassis (3/3) 14′, 48′, 51′
Freudenthal (1/1) 66'
Report Try: Silva 68' c
Con: Duque (1/1) 69'
Pen: Duque (1/1) 10'
Drop: Duque (1/1) 32'
CAR Rugby do Jamor, Lisbon[7]
Attendance: 0
Referee: Federico Vedovelli (Italy)

5 DecemberEdit

5 December 2020
19:05 NZDT (UTC+13)
Māori All Blacks   28–21 Moana Pasifika
Try: Trask 23' c
Dixon 43' c
Proctor 50' c
Karpik 69' c
Con: Trask (4/4) 23' 43' 50' 69'
Try: Motuga 53' m
Polataivao 77' c
Con: Ioane (1/2) 77'
Pen: Ioane (3/3) 1', 9', 31'

Cancelled fixturesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Postponed from 21 June 2020.
  2. ^ Cancelled on 23 October due to a breach of COVID-19 code of conduct by players in the Barbarians squad.[9]
  3. ^ Cancelled on 19 October after a number of players tested positive for coronavirus.[10]
  4. ^ Cancelled mid-October due to restrictions imposed by French local government.[12]
  5. ^ Cancelled in October due to various issues regarding coronavirus situation in Europe.[14]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  7. ^ a b Brazilian Rugby Confederation (13 November 2020). "Tupis viajam a Portugal para dois amistosos contra os Lobos" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  8. ^ "MĀORI ALL BLACKS SQUAD ANNOUNCED TO PLAY MOANA PASIFIKA IN HAMILTON". 24 November 2019.
  9. ^ "ENGLAND MEN AGAINST BARBARIANS MATCH CANCELLED". 23 October 2020.
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  13. ^ "Portugal defronta Fiji em Limoges". 12 October 2020.
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  15. ^ a b "World Class Rugby Comes To Vancouver Halloween 2020". 10 March 2020. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
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  17. ^ a b c "ENGLAND TO HOST NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA AND ARGENTINA IN 2020". 18 October 2019.
  18. ^ a b c "World Champions South Africa Heading For Ireland In 2020". 4 November 2019.
  19. ^ a b c "Autumn Internationals 2020". 18 October 2019.
  20. ^ a b c d "Autumn Series 2020 confirmed". 19 February 2019.
  21. ^ "POTENTIAL RAMIFICATIONS OF NEW 'ALL BLACKS XV'". 19 February 2020.
  22. ^ "ENGLAND TO HOST TONGA IN 2020 QUILTER INTERNATIONALS".