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Week 1

South Africa v Argentina Australia v New ZealandTRC 2016 Table Week 1

sa SOUTH AFRICA 30 - 23 ARGENTINA Argentina

Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit - 20 August 2016
KO: 17:05 HT: 10-13

South Africa

All matches
Played: 23
South Africa won: 21
Argentina won: 1
Drawn: 1



‪Boks v ‪‎Pumas The very military-esque Pumas anthem is underway... awfully grand!
‪Boks v ‪‎Pumas & now the multi-lingual Nkosi Sikelel for the Bok nation....
‪Boks v ‪‎Pumas Kiwi Glen Jackson is the ref, & the weather...well it's damp & slippery. Pumas to KO...
‪Boks 0-0 ‪‎Pumas 1m An early knock on from Agustin Creevy so It's a scrum for Boks but time off as a Puma is checked 
‪Boks 0-0 ‪‎Pumas 2m Jackson shuffles over scrum for stability & Tendai The Beast Mtawarira wins it for Boks
‪Boks 0-0 ‪‎Pumas 3m Penalty sets up a strong lineout for Boks which goes well & they're into Pumas territory fast
‪Boks 0-0 ‪‎Pumas 4m A fine crosskick heads to touch for 5m lineout but Santiago Cordero gets to it first & clears 
‪Boks 0-0 ‪‎Pumas 5m Pablo Matera is wholly offside as he pulls Faf de Klerk away from ruck- no ball in sight! 
‪Boks 0-0 ‪‎Pumas 6m It's a kickable penalty for Elton Jantjies & it has the distance but not the accuracy
‪Boks 5-0 ‪‎Pumas 7m But fast work from the Boks; Jantjies starts it & Ruan Combrinck finishes with a try
‪Boks 7-0 ‪‎Pumas 8m Jantjies does his little twister dance, mini gallop & whacks it from touch thru uprights
‪Boks 7-0 ‪‎Pumas 10m A bit of a faff before Pumas have their first scrum on Bok's quick & strong
‪Boks 7-0 ‪‎Pumas 11m Pumas don't make yards yet & Juan Manuel Leguizamón has to rescue loose ball...
‪Boks 7-0 ‪‎Pumas 12m Francois Louw almost gets over ball at ruck, but it's a penalty & 22 lineout for Pumas
‪Boks 7-0 ‪‎Pumas 12m The lineout is fine & de Klerk is pinged for offside & the lineout creeps deep inside the 22
‪Boks 7-0 ‪‎Pumas 13m de Klerk redeems himself but turning over the ball; Boks defensive scrum in 22...
‪Boks 7-0 ‪‎Pumas 14m Louw pinged for offside & the penalty is for Pumas in 22; Jackson stamping authority too 
‪Boks 7-3 ‪‎Pumas 15m Nicolás Sánchez pops over the penalty to get on the scoreboard too
‪Boks 7-3 ‪‎Pumas 16m Pumas pinged for captain Creevy not rolling away at ruck so Jantjies tees up from 10m... 
‪Boks 10-3 ‪‎Pumas 17m Jantjies - this time much closer to centre - has the accuracy to add 3 more points
‪Boks 10-3 ‪‎Pumas 18m Some coordinated bulldozing work from the Pumas and they edge up towards the 22 
‪Boks 10-3 ‪‎Pumas 19m The Boks push back but Pumas retain the ball, despite dropping it a couple of times 
‪Boks 10-3 ‪‎Pumas 20m Louw pinged again for hands in ruck & Ref playing advantage to Pumas at 10m...
‪Boks 10-3 ‪‎Pumas 21m The penalty comes, but touch judge arrives first to accuse Montero of dangerous tackle 
‪Boks 10-3 ‪‎Pumas 21m TMO Glenn Newman replays & the call is correct; Montero drops Damian de Allende - YC 
‪Boks 10-3 ‪‎Pumas 22m Boks penalty now & battle to get out of own half but Lionel Mapoe pinged for offside
‪Boks 10-6 ‪‎Pumas 23m Sánchez tees up & kicks to uprights; ball ricochets of post but falls thru perfectly
‪Boks 10-6 ‪‎Pumas 24m Man down won't stop Pumas charging tight & narrow, offloading fast despite high tackles 
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 25m Matías Orlando stretches long to place ball down for a try; Sánchez converts for lead 
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 27m Pumas nicely in control, but that indiscipline creeps & Martín Landajo plays stupid... 
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 28m ...Habana is shoulder charged as he goes for a landing ball from the air; penalty Boks 
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 28m Johan Goosen attempts to thump over penalty to retake the lead for the Boks but fails 
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 30m Boks try to make hay with a man up & bullocking run from Bryan Habana into 22 but... 
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 30m ...there's no one to offload to as he's brought down; Montero returns
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 31m Meanwhile, Vincent Koch replaces Julian Redelinghuys in the front row
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 32m Boks pull themselves together again & the perfect Bok try looks inevitable from Mapoe 
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 33m Mapoe flies under posts, the crowd erupts, the stadium plays triumphant music...
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 34m ...& Ref Jackson goes to TMO to confirm grounding which looked suspicious
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 34m Under new law, if it looks like a knock on, it's a knock on - no downward pressure from hands 
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 35m Now there's a stadium full of disappointed Bok players & fans
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 36m It's a pretty even match so far, & Pumas reckon they're in with a chance again, but... 
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 37m ...Montero's pinged for offside & a pass looks forward so Jantjies chance to equalise 
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 38m But the ball hits the posts for Jantjies, and doesn't repost favourably
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 38m Joaquín Tuculet clears & Boks take a quick lineout & Warren Whiteley is off fast...
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 39m Whiteley brought down as Pumas attempt to turnover ball but Adriaan Strauss pinged at ruck 
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 40m Pumas clear & Boks end up defending the scrum after hooter goes
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 40m Good defence from Boks & de Klerk kicks it touch for HT

Boks 10-13 ‎Pumas HT T: Combrinck C: Jantjies P: Jantjies | T: Orlando C: Sánchez P: Sánchez (2) YC Montero 

Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas HT Well what a turn up! Pumas winning despite sin-binning! Jantjies missed 3 penalties 

Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 40m Final half KO by Jantjies as Redelinghuys has confirmed he's done his hamstring
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 41m Boks attacking scrum outside Pumas' 22 but it really doesn't go to plan...
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 42m Suddenly from own 22 Pumas are attacking the Bok 22 & have a scrum
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 43m The scrum is good but rapidly followed up by a knock on giving the Boks possession 
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 44m Boks negotiate their way into Pumas territory & attacking lineout set up
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 45m de Klerk gets away with a skidding tackle & Boks end up with advantage
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 45m Habana heads under high ball that Cordero's already there for; Habana slips & hand... 
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 45m ...takes out Cordero's legs so he lands smashing on his back; TMO > YC for Habana 
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 46m Pumas playing a whole new level of rugby here & are fast into the Bok 22 & win penalty 
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 47m Attacking 5m scrum for Pumas & Boks defend for their lives...and hey do it well...
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 48m Boks drive play 2m from own tryline all the way towards Pumas 22 & into touch so saved 
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 49m Pumas have defending lineout on the 22 but it's stolen & Boks have an opportunity here 
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 50m But a knock on comes from Lood de Jager's foot in the ruck as de Klerk tries to collect
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 51m Another defensive scrum for Pumas on their 22; it's reset & the Boks heave hard... 
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 52m Goosen has possession & heads for 22 but knocks it on immediately into Pumas' hands 
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 53m Pumas head out of their territory before Boks secure halfway scrum; time off for changes 
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 53m Kitshoff, Jaco Kriel & du Toit on for The Beast, de Jager & Louw
‪Boks 10-13 ‪‎Pumas 55m It's a strong scrum from the Boks & Creevy hands over a penalty
‪Boks 13-13 ‪‎Pumas 56m Jantjies cannot afford to miss this one - looks wide but just sneaks in to equalise
‪Boks 13-13 ‪‎Pumas 56m Cubelli & Petti on for Landajo & Alemanno and Habana has returned to the field too 
‪Boks 13-13 ‪‎Pumas 58m The crowd are getting behind their Boks finally...tho it may just be the Mexican wave! 
‪Boks 13-13 ‪‎Pumas 59m It's a Pumas scrum in Bok territory & homeside gives them trouble but hold on...
‪Boks 13-13 ‪‎Pumas 60m Pumas knock on & Boks clear to halfway; Pumas lineout on halfway...
‪Boks 13-13 ‪‎Pumas 61m Creevy hangs onto Kriel at the ensuing ruck until Ref hands over penalty to Pumas... 
‪Boks 13-13 ‪‎Pumas 62m ...which frankly was a bit cheeky as there was no way he could roll away
‪Boks 13-13 ‪‎Pumas 63m Pumas in possession again in Bok territory yet again as the crowd chant deafeningly 
‪Boks 13-13 ‪‎Pumas 64m Ruck forms & du Toit's all over it with his hands, illegally, for a Pumas penalty
‪Boks 13-16 ‪‎Pumas 64m Sánchez takes no prisoners & puts the visitors back in the lead again
‪Boks 13-16 ‪‎Pumas 65m Boks get a loose foothold from restart but it's not long til ball's back in Puma hands 
‪Boks 13-16 ‪‎Pumas 66m Montero sprints from deep in own half, well over halfway & ball is recycled fast...
‪Boks 13-21 ‪‎Pumas 66m The gaps close up in 22 but a chip over the top behind the defence & Cordero scores 
‪Boks 13-23 ‪‎Pumas 68m Most excellent rugbying from the Pumas to score again, & of course Sánchez converts 
‪Boks 13-23 ‪‎Pumas 69m 10 minutes to go & Boks need to get possession & keep it to compete
‪Boks 18-23 ‪‎Pumas 70m A superb break from de Klerk & clever offload to Goosen who charges in to score
‪Boks 18-23 ‪‎Pumas 71m But before conversion can happen, off to TMO for dangerous tackle by Sánchez on de Klerk 
‪Boks 18-23 ‪‎Pumas 71m However, Sánchez is fine & de Klerk jumps over tackle & cartwheels; no penalty
‪Boks 20-23 ‪‎Pumas 72m Jantjies makes the conversion & the Boks are right back in the game
‪Boks 20-23 ‪‎Pumas 72m Juan Martín Hernández goes to clear following Bok invasion into 22 post-restart...
‪Boks 20-23 ‪‎Pumas 72m ...but du Toit ankle taps him & ball goes forward; Boks awarded penalty tho replay... 
‪Boks 23-23 ‪‎Pumas 73m ...clearly shows Hernández' foot kicking ball, not a knock on. Anyway, Boks equalise 
‪Boks 23-23 ‪‎Pumas 75m The crowd are simply deafening from joy and they're not letting up as Boks attack... 
‪Boks 28-23 ‪‎Pumas 77m Boks relentless in their pursuit of a win, & finally it's Whiteley who flies over tryline
‪Boks 30-23 ‪‎Pumas 79m Conversion comes with maximum time taken by Jantjies & there's little hope for Pumas 
‪Boks 30-23 ‪‎Pumas 80m Whiteley gets under restart ball, kicks out but doesn't find touch but dragged into it

Pumas v Springboks

sa15 Johan Goosen 14 Ruan Combrinck 13 Lionel Mapoe 12 Damian de Allende 11 Bryan Habana 10 Elton Jantjies 9 Faf de Klerk 8 Warren Whiteley 7 Teboho Mohoje 6 Francois Louw 5 Lood de Jager 4 Eben Etzebeth 3 Julian Redelinghuys 2 ADRIAAN STRAUSS (C) 1 Tendai Mtawarira BENCH: 16 Bongi Mbonambi 17 Steven Kitshoff 18 Vincent Koch 19 Pieter-Steph du Toit 20 Jaco Kriel 21 Rudy Paige 22 Juan de Jongh 23 Jesse Kriel

SCORERS  T: Combrinck, Goosen, Whiteley C: Jantjies (3) P: Jantjies (3) Yellow Card Habana

Argentina15 Joaquín Tuculet 14 Santiago Cordero 13 Matías Orlando 12 Juan Martín Hernández 11 Manuel Montero 10 Nicolás Sánchez 9 Martín Landajo 8 Facundo Isa 7 Juan Manuel Leguizamón 6 Pablo Matera 5 Tomas Lavanini 4 Matías Alemanno 3 Ramiro Herrera 2 AGUSTÍN CREEVY (C) 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro BENCH: 16 Julián Montoya 17 Felipe Arregui 18 Enrique Pieretto 19 Guido Petti 20 Javier Ortega Desio 21 Tomás Cubelli 22 Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias 23 Ramiro Moyano

SCORERS T: Orlando, Cordero C: Sánchez (2) P: Sánchez (3) Yellow Card Montero

Referee: Glen Jackson Asst. Referees: Jérôme Garcès, Ben O'Keeffe TMO: Glenn Newman




australia AUSTRALIA 8 - 42 NEW ZEALANDnz

ANZ Stadium, Sydney - 20 August 2016
KO: 20:05 HT: 3-32


Played: 155
Australia won: 42
New Zealand won: 106
Drawn: 7

New Zealand


‪‎Wallabies v ‪All Blacks Well hello rugby world! The Rugby Championship 2016 looms! The Teams:
‪‎Wallabies v ‪All Blacks Obviously we'll be with you live for every match across the southern hemisphere from now til October
‪‎Wallabies v ‪All Blacks And of course we'll be live from Twickenham for the final match ‪‎Pumas v Australia on 8th October!
‪‎Wallabies v ‪All Blacks Just minutes from KO at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney, the anthems are pretty much done...
‪‎Wallabies v ‪All Blacks Just got the All Blacks haka out of the way before we can begin...
‪‎Wallabies v ‪All Blacks Jaco Peyper prepares to blow whistle for KO...we'll get there eventually!
‪‎Wallabies 0-0 ‪All Blacks 0m First time these two have faced each other since ‪‎RWC2015 Final
‪‎Wallabies 0-0 ‪All Blacks 1m ABs charge into the Aussie half after Bernard Foley's KO but quick penalty already
‪‎Wallabies 0-0 ‪All Blacks 2m Aussie scrum on own 10m has to be reset before free kick goes to homeside
‪‎Wallabies 0-0 ‪All Blacks 3m Aussies have 2 consecutive advantages for ABs offside; penalty Aussies on 22
‪‎Wallabies 3-0 ‪All Blacks 4m Foley tees up wide from centre & it's a perfect start for the Wallabies
‪‎Wallabies 3-0 ‪All Blacks 4m Meanwhile, not fully recovered Dane Cole from rib injury replaces injured Codie Taylor
‪‎Wallabies 3-0 ‪All Blacks 5m From restart the ABs charge into Aussie 22; safely turned & Matt Giteau clears but...
‪‎Wallabies 3-5 ‪All Blacks 6m ...doesn't find touch & Aussies get caught very short for Ryan Crotty to belt it over whitewash
‪‎Wallabies 3-7 ‪All Blacks 7m Beauden Barrett makes no mistakes with the conversion & the visitors edge ahead
‪‎Wallabies 3-7 ‪All Blacks 8m A time off as Giteau has his ankle strapped heavily - looking v ginger in his running now
‪‎Wallabies 3-7 ‪All Blacks 9m Taylor has failed the Head Injury Assessment so Coles is on to stay now...
‪‎Wallabies 3-7 ‪All Blacks 10m ABs build phases but a chip thru is charged down; forced to recycle & Aussies give up penalty
‪‎Wallabies 3-7 ‪All Blacks 11m Meanwhile Giteau falls again on hurt ankle & Matt Toomua replaces him
‪‎Wallabies 3-7 ‪All Blacks 11m Barrett tees up from touch & pushes the penalty kick wide of uprights
‪‎Wallabies 3-7 ‪All Blacks 12m ABs have had majority possession & Stephen Moore is pinged at breakdown for not rolling away
‪‎Wallabies 3-7 ‪All Blacks 13m ABs kick to touch for an attacking lineout & it goes well...
‪‎Wallabies 3-7 ‪All Blacks 14m Waisake Naholo is brought down just short of tryline but penalty comes anyway for Hussies offside
‪‎Wallabies 3-10 ‪All Blacks 16m Barrett tees up from a more favourable position to the last and adds another 3 points
‪‎Wallabies 3-10 ‪All Blacks 17m ABs come away with ball from restart up near own 22 - clear but Aussies are back hard
‪‎Wallabies 3-10 ‪All Blacks 18m Grubber kick gets stopped short; Foley crosskicks but it's sent back over halfway
‪‎Wallabies 3-10 ‪All Blacks 19m Kicked back again & Israel Dagg thumps it back & gets to it before falling & releasing
‪‎Wallabies 3-10 ‪All Blacks 19m Lightning speed from ABs & Brodie Retallick finds the tryline...but Peyper goes to TMO
‪‎Wallabies 3-10 ‪All Blacks 19m A quick rewind on the tape shows ABs offside and the try is void; Aussies saved for a moment
‪‎Wallabies 3-10 ‪All Blacks 20m But the ABs are in constant attack mode & show up the Aussies at the breakdown to win penalty
‪‎Wallabies 3-13 ‪All Blacks 22m Barrett kicks on target again from out wide just outside the 22; comfortable lead for ABs
‪‎Wallabies 3-13 ‪All Blacks 23m But it's not just Aussies getting bitten at breakdown; Owen Franks pinged & Aussie penalty...
‪‎Wallabies 3-13 ‪All Blacks 24m A kick to touch gives Aussies first attacking lineout deep in the ABs 22...& it's stolen
‪‎Wallabies 3-13 ‪All Blacks 25m After Kieran Read knocks ball back, Aussies have 2nd lineout much further back...
‪‎Wallabies 3-13 ‪All Blacks 25m ...which is summarily stolen again & ABs do what they do handling & they're off
‪‎Wallabies 3-20 ‪All Blacks 27m It's Barrett who dances round behind posts to score & convert while Aussies left watching
‪‎Wallabies 3-20 ‪All Blacks 28m The David Pocock-Michael Hooper breakdown magic just isn't working like it did in 2015
‪‎Wallabies 3-20 ‪All Blacks 29m Pocock pinged for hands in the ruck; ABs penalty & they're already into the Aussie 22 again
‪‎Wallabies 3-20 ‪All Blacks 30m Time off - Matt Toomua down injured after Barrett's shoulder argued with his chin
‪‎Wallabies 3-20 ‪All Blacks 30m Meanwhile Dagg gets away with a blatant & poor high tackle on Will Genia - just a penalty
‪‎Wallabies 3-20 ‪All Blacks 31m Rob Horne replaces Toomua who walks off for HIA while Aussies clear ABs out of 22
‪‎Wallabies 3-20 ‪All Blacks 31m A 5-man lineout for Aussies & Foley's kick gets charged down with dire consequences...
‪‎Wallabies 3-25 ‪All Blacks 32m ...Jerome Kaino chases the ball, collects and stretches over the whitewash for a third try
‪‎Wallabies 3-25 ‪All Blacks 33m No conversion & from restart, Aussies need to battle way out of own half...
‪‎Wallabies 3-25 ‪All Blacks 34m Eventually they do escape but isolation leads to ABs possession again; kick resumes but...
‪‎Wallabies 3-25 ‪All Blacks 35m ...Horne's kick doesn't find touch & Dagg brings it back. His kick to touch gives Aussies lineout
‪‎Wallabies 3-25 ‪All Blacks 36m Moore goes long but it doesn't work; 3rd lineout lost so it's an ABs scrum on halfway
‪‎Wallabies 3-25 ‪All Blacks 38m ABs don't work it cleanly; possession turns quickly both ways. Hooper finally wins at breakdown...
‪‎Wallabies 3-25 ‪All Blacks 38m ...but there's an immediate knock on & the ABs take full advantage again & sprint...
‪‎Wallabies 3-32 ‪All Blacks 39m It's Naholo who makes it over to score but he is down injured too; Barrett converts
‪‎Wallabies 3-32 ‪All Blacks 40m Horne's taken off with injured elbow; Aussies haemorrhaging players! ABs kick to touch for HT

‪‎Wallabies 3-32 ‪All Blacks HT P: Foley | T: Crotty, Barrett, Kaino, Naholo C: Barrett (3) P: Barrett (2)

‪‎Wallabies 3-32 ‪All Blacks HT Can't see Wallabies coming back from devastation in 40mins…but stranger things have happened!

‪‎Wallabies 3-32 ‪All Blacks 40m Toomua has failed HIA so he won't be returning; ABs already into Aussie 22...
‪‎Wallabies 3-32 ‪All Blacks 41m Julian Savea & Aaron Cruden on for Naholo & Crotty
‪‎Wallabies 3-32 ‪All Blacks 42m Aussies manage to turnover - it doesn't last long but eventually do again & clear 
‪‎Wallabies 3-32 ‪All Blacks 43m ABs try to work back into Aussie 22 but defence holds well for a while there...
‪‎Wallabies 3-32 ‪All Blacks 44m Eventually ABS do find the 22 again but they're not having such an easy ride so far 
‪‎Wallabies 3-32 ‪All Blacks 45m Dagg wrestles his way over the tryline but his clearly held up; Aussie scrum V
‪‎Wallabies 3-32 ‪All Blacks 46m ABs regain ball but knock on over tryline; but Aussies pinged & it's a ABs scrum V this time
‪‎Wallabies 3-32 ‪All Blacks 47m Scrum is reset before Charlie Faumuina guilty of messing with scrum; penalty Aussies 
‪‎Wallabies 3-32 ‪All Blacks 48m Faumuina replaced Owen Franks; Aussies clear over halfway & Dean Mumm on for Simmons 
‪‎Wallabies 3-32 ‪All Blacks 50m Another ABs ball get chipped towards Aussie tryline & Julian Savea charges but overruns 
‪‎Wallabies 3-32 ‪All Blacks 51m Good work from Nick Phipps in forcing Savea into touch; defence working better
‪‎Wallabies 3-32 ‪All Blacks 52m James Slipper has replaced Scott Sio & it's an Aussie ball just inside own half... 
‪‎Wallabies 3-32 ‪All Blacks 53m Aussies make it over halfway & gathering momentum but Sekope Kepu drops it!
‪‎Wallabies 3-32 ‪All Blacks 54m Allan Alaalatoa debuts for Aussies before ABs defensive scrum inside 10m
‪‎Wallabies 3-32 ‪All Blacks 55m Aussies cause a headache until Tevita Kuridrani misses a catch & is punished... 
‪‎Wallabies 3-37 ‪All Blacks 56m Malakai Fekitoa breaks & pulled down just short but incredible hands > Coles scores 
‪‎Wallabies 3-37 ‪All Blacks 57m The conversion is pulled wide again, but it won't matter
‪‎Wallabies 3-42 ‪All Blacks 59m Blink & you could've missed more ABs lightning hands getting Savea over in corner! 
‪‎Wallabies 3-42 ‪All Blacks 60m Cruden takes the conversion from out wide - and he misses too.
‪‎Wallabies 3-42 ‪All Blacks 62m McCalman & Polota-Nau on for Fardy & Moore | Hames & Squire on for Crockett & Kaino 
‪‎Wallabies 3-42 ‪All Blacks 63m Meanwhile, It's an Aussie scrum on the ABs 22 and they win it, working way into 22 
‪‎Wallabies 3-42 ‪All Blacks 64m But the ball is turned 2m short after Aussies pinged for not releasing at breakdown while...
‪‎Wallabies 3-42 ‪All Blacks 64m ...Pocock remains on floor holding ribs after a cheap shot from Read
‪‎Wallabies 3-42 ‪All Blacks 65m ABs clear to touch for a lineout; scrum comes & Aussies hold on despite ABs front row 
‪‎Wallabies 3-42 ‪All Blacks 66m Aussies win penalty following another ABs scrum & kick to touch for 22 lineout
‪‎Wallabies 3-42 ‪All Blacks 67m Ardie Savea & TJ Perenara for Cane & Aaron Smith
‪‎Wallabies 3-42 ‪All Blacks 68m Aussie lineout is good but it's not long before ABs force an error on Kuridrani again
‪‎Wallabies 3-42 ‪All Blacks 69m ABs regain possession & quickly off over halfway to cause further havoc for homeside
‪‎Wallabies 3-42 ‪All Blacks 70m ABs threaten tryline but eventually Aussies can breathe as they push back...
‪‎Wallabies 3-42 ‪All Blacks 71m Lineout back up at halfway and Aussies are pushing hard now, with a little more possession 
‪‎Wallabies 3-42 ‪All Blacks 72m Retallick pinged for offside & Foley kicks to corner for 5m lineout after 10 phases
‪‎Wallabies 3-42 ‪All Blacks 73m Read finally pinged at breakdown as Peyper notices him infringing - YC for his trouble
‪‎Wallabies 3-42 ‪All Blacks 74m Aussies regroup & work width of pitch as can't find a gap yet...forced to recycle
‪‎Wallabies 8-42 ‪All Blacks 75m From one touch to other & Phipps wrestles over the tryline to finally score for Aussies
‪‎Wallabies 8-42 ‪All Blacks 76m Conversion from Foley falls just short of uprights 
‪‎Wallabies 8-42 ‪All Blacks 77m Restart is good for Aussies as get over halfway but isolated & a knock on halts momentum 
‪‎Wallabies 8-42 ‪All Blacks 77m The ABs react fast & hard as per...and a minute later they're up to the 22
‪‎Wallabies 8-42 ‪All Blacks 78m A crosskick is picked up by Dagg & he flies over in the corner but...
‪‎Wallabies 8-42 ‪All Blacks 79m TMO goes back to see Hames knock on at breakdown so no try, but ABs penalty for ruck infringement 
‪‎Wallabies 8-42 ‪All Blacks 80+1m ABs continue to keep possession, win penalties, & opt for scrum after 80 minutes 
‪‎Wallabies 8-42 ‪All Blacks 80+2m Handbags threaten as pitch cuts up badly & scrum is reset yet again...
‪‎Wallabies 8-42 ‪All Blacks 80+3m Finally scrum happens & ABs are just a metre short of tryline tho defence is holding 
‪‎Wallabies 8-42 ‪All Blacks 80+4m ABs forced to recycle repeatedly; eventually a knock on halts game & it's over

australia15 Israel Folau 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper 13 Tevita Kuridrani 12 Matt Giteau 11 Dane Haylett-Petty 10 Bernard Foley 9 Will Genia 8 David Pocock 7 Michael Hooper 6 Ben McCalman 5 Rob Simmons 4 Kane Douglas 3 Sekope Kepu 2 STEPHEN MOORE (C) 1 Scott Sio BENCH: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau 17 James Slipper 18 Allan Alaalatoa* 19 Dean Mumm 20 Scott Fardy 21 Nick Phipps 22 Matt Toomua 23 Rob Horne

SCORERS T: Phipps P: Foley

nz15 Israel Dagg 14 Ben Smith 13 Malakai Fekitoa 12 Ryan Crotty 11 Waisake Naholo 10 Beauden Barrett 9 Aaron Smith 8 KIERAN READ (C) 7 Sam Cane 6 Jerome Kaino 5 Sam Whitelock 4 Brodie Retallick 3 Owen Franks 2 Codie Taylor 1 Wyatt Crockett BENCH: 16 Dane Coles 17 Kane Hames* 18 Charlie Faumuina 19 Liam Squire 20 Ardie Savea 21 TJ Perenara 22 Aaron Cruden 23 Julian Savea

SCORERS T: Crotty, Barrett, Kaino, Naholo, Coles, Julian Savea C: Barrett (3) P: Barrett (2) Yellow Card Read

Referee: Jaco Peyper Asst. Referees: Romain Poite, Federico Anselmi TMO: Shaun Veldsman




Week 2

Argentina v South Africa New Zealand v AustraliaTRC 2016 Table Week 2

Argentina ARGENTINA 26 - 24 SOUTH AFRICAsa

Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta - 27 August 2016
KO: 16:40 HT: 13-3


All matches
Played: 24
Argentina won: 2
South Africa won: 21
Drawn: 1

South Africa

Pumas v Springboks Argentina celebrations TRC2016HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…


Pumas v Boks The teams are on the pitch & it's anthem time in Salta in the north of Argentina
Pumas v Boks Jérôme Garcès of France is today's referee, and we await KO from Argentina in the sunshine
Pumas 0-0 Boks 1m Elton Jantjies boots the ball out of the Bok 22 for a halfway lineout for the Pumas
Pumas 0-0 Boks 1m Lineout is fine but Boks upset Pumas in next phase & steal a penalty early
Pumas 0-0 Boks 2m Whistling jeers are shrill & deafening from Pumas fan as Jantjies tees up from almost halfway
Pumas 0-0 Boks 2m Jantjies definitely has the distance, but ball fades just wide of the uprights
Pumas 0-0 Boks 3m Boks force play quickly into Puma 22, but then hand penalty over quickly to be pushed back
Pumas 0-0 Boks 4m The lineout is outside the 10m & Boks pinged again for not rolling away - Lionel Mapoe guilty
Pumas 0-0 Boks 5m Pumas clear puts them quickly up to & into the Bok 22 & threaten hard
Pumas 0-0 Boks 6m But an unforced error saves the Boks as ball is spilled; Bok defensive scrum inside 22
Pumas 0-0 Boks 7m Unimpressive scrum is reset & Boks come away with free kick; Bok lineout just over halfway
Pumas 0-0 Boks 8m Matías Orlando steals possession but Ruan Combrinck forces a knock on
Pumas 0-0 Boks 9m Another Bok scrum just outside Pumas 22... & it collapses
Pumas 0-0 Boks 10m Tendai 'The Beast' Mtawarira pinged for collapsing scrum a 2nd time & free kick to Pumas
Pumas 0-0 Boks 11m Pumas take play into Bok territory before ball knocked on again...Bok defensive scrum
Pumas 0-0 Boks 12m But Ref has word with both teams first about lack of hit; it's all been v stilted so far
Pumas 0-0 Boks 13m Scrum is quick but Faf de Klerk gives away possession; Pumas attacking scrum...
Pumas 0-0 Boks 14m Boks secure ball & clear; Manuel Montero clears to opposition 22 but doesn't find touch
Pumas 0-0 Boks 15m Aerial football ensues which ends with Bok infringement & Pumas in their 22 with penalty
Pumas 0-0 Boks 16m Pumas attacking scrum just 5m out from the Bok tryline...huge opportunity
Pumas 0-0 Boks 16m Good strong quick scrum from Pumas & Montero stretches over tryline on other side of posts
Pumas 0-0 Boks 17m TMO Glenn Newman confirms he knocked it on before grounding it; Bok scrum
Pumas 0-0 Boks 18m Scrum goes down again; Ramiro Herrera pinged & Boks can clear Pumas way out of own half
Pumas 0-0 Boks 19m Lineout is good for Boks but play halted again for Herrera late tackle on Francois Louw
Pumas 0-0 Boks 19m Boks a man up as Herrera is carded for no arm tackle - right call
Pumas 0-3 Boks 20m Jantjies tees up from 40m out & wide of posts & is right on target to open scoring
Pumas 3-3 Boks 22m But no sooner have they scored, Boks hand over penalty & Nicolás Sánchez equalises
Pumas 3-3 Boks 23m Following restart, Combrinck kicks hugely into the Pumas 22 for defensive lineout
Pumas 3-3 Boks 24m The lineout is good & Boks are pushed back up to halfway & have a long way back, but...
Pumas 3-3 Boks 25m ...Pumas quickly turn the ball over before another time off once Pumas clear to Bok 22
Pumas 3-3 Boks 25m Bok defensive 22 lineout but it's the Pumas that make the yards before ending up in touch
Pumas 3-3 Boks 26m Captain Adriaan Strauss threatens to get feisty on touchline but it's all under control
Pumas 3-3 Boks 27m Pumas are just insisting on hanging out in Bok 22 tho Matías Orlando shoved into touch
Pumas 3-3 Boks 28m Lood de Jager pushes Orlando just short of corner; Boks lineout pushes Pumas back outside 22
Pumas 6-3 Boks 29m But visitors infringe at breakdown & Sánchez kicks Pumas ahead for the first time in the match
Pumas 6-3 Boks 30 Pumas do well from restart as they pounce from own 22, Martín Landajo escapes Oupa Mohoje
Pumas 11-3 Boks 31m & his high tackle & they bulldoze thru to 22 for Joaquin Tuculet to score beautifully
Pumas 13-3 Boks 32m Just lovely hands to get Tuculet to tryline & Sánchez converts as well
Pumas 13-3 Boks 33m Meanwhile, Combrinck is replaced by Jesse Kriel before a Bok 10m attacking scrum
Pumas 13-3 Boks 34m Boks get into Pumas 22 but then go one phase too far for Pumas to have defensive lineout
Pumas 13-3 Boks 35m Setpiece continues to go well for Pumas & they force Boks back up to halfway for lineout...
Pumas 13-3 Boks 36m Progress from lineout is slow & laboured; Jantjies cornered & kicks badly for Pumas halfway lineout
Pumas 13-3 Boks 37m Bryan Habana gets involved & saves ball from Pumas, ending with defensive 10m lineout
Pumas 13-3 Boks 38m Montero can'[t get accurately under high ball from lineout clear; Bok scrum on Pumas 10m
Pumas 13-3 Boks 39m Scrum not so laboured & Boks hold onto it; captain Agustín Creevy offside at breakdown...
Pumas 13-3 Boks 40+1m Bok penalty & Jantjies tees up from 40m off centre & hooks it for Pumas 10-point lead

Pumas v SpringboksPumas 13-3 Boks HT T: Tuculet C: Sánchez P: Sánchez (2) Yellow Card Herrera | P: Jantjies

Pumas 13-3 Boks HT Pumas have had almost 60% possession & scored 2 penalties to Boks 1 whilst a man down
Pumas 13-3 Boks HT Pumas obviously stronger but poor scrums, stilted rugby & hardly any flowing passages

Pumas 13-3 Boks 40m Final half of this weekend's Rugby Championship is underway with Jantjies KO...
Pumas 13-3 Boks 40m Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino has replaced Montero while Sánchez clears Boks out of 22
Pumas 13-3 Boks 41m Pumas, however, soon give up penalty & Jantjies does his little dance in front of posts
Pumas 13-6 Boks 42m Boks quickly playing catch up reducing deficit to under a score now...
Pumas 13-6 Boks 43m Bok HT chat has sunk in as look stronger in attack tho aerial football still dominates
Pumas 13-11 Boks 44m Habana starts fightback from own 22 & after great hands finishes it at far end with try
Pumas 13-13 Boks 45m Johan Goosen adds extras to equalise while Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias replaces Sánchez
Pumas 13-13 Boks 46m Such a transformation from the Boks; Pumas scrum just outside Bok 22 & it's strong
Pumas 13-13 Boks 48m Pumas power thru from that scrum & Juan Manuel Leguizamón scores on his 70th test!
Pumas 18-13 Boks 48m Ref checks with TMO for the clear grounding (obvious to all watching!) before awarding
Pumas 20-13 Boks 48m Hernández makes the conversion
Pumas 20-13 Boks 49m Meanwhile Kitshoff, Adriaanse, du Toit & Steyn on for Beast, Koch, de Jager & Jantjies
Pumas 20-13 Boks 51m A penalty allows Boks to catch up but Steyn misses his mark...
Pumas 23-13 Boks 53m Pumas are on a mission & secure penalty deep in Bok territory which Hernández converts
Pumas 23-13 Boks 55m & Pumas charge again thru Landajo but can't offload from du Toit pounding tackle
Pumas 23-13 Boks 56m Goosen makes a break but is fast hurled into touch to kill momentum
Pumas 23-13 Boks 57m Pumas defensive lineout & they clear over halfway but it's Habana who comes back with it...
Pumas 23-13 Boks 58m ...just as quickly the Pumas turn the ball & are heading for the Bok 22 again
Pumas 23-13 Boks 59m Bok defence in 22 not great tho do manage to push back for Pumas lineout inside 10m
Pumas 23-13 Boks 60m Kicking game returns & Pumas are back in own 22 & knock on outside it
Pumas 23-13 Boks 61m Creevy leaves to applause replaced by Julian Montoya; Tomas Cubelli for Landajo
Pumas 23-13 Boks 62m Jaco Kriel on for Louw as Damian de Allende is just short of tryline when he drops ball
Pumas 23-16 Boks 63m But a penalty comes for Boks & this time Steyn converts it into points
Pumas 23-16 Boks 64m Felipe Arregui for Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro & earlier Guido Petti for Tomas Lavanini
Pumas 23-16 Boks 65m Time's off for Hernández on ground bleeding badly after head collision with Mohoje
Pumas 23-16 Boks 66m TMO & Ref check no foul play as he's stretchered off; Enrique Pieretto comes on
Pumas 23-16 Boks 67m Landajo is unimpressed & argues with Ref; Mohoje as tackled high on many an occasion
Pumas 23-21 Boks 68m Boks catch Pumas in angry mode so momentarily off game & du Toit scores
Pumas 23-21 Boks 69m But Steyn's off his game & misses again - it wasn't a hard one
Pumas 23-21 Boks 70m A turnover hands ball to Boks & attacking lineout as we see replays of more Bok high tackles
Pumas 23-21 Boks 72m Ref makes appalling call giving Boks penalty for offside when Pumas clearly were not
Pumas 23-24 Boks 73m Match fast turning into a farce by Ref as Steyn takes lead for Boks
Pumas 23-24 Boks 74m Javier Ortega Desio for Leguizamón | Rudy Paige for de Klerk
Pumas 23-24 Boks 75m Steyn badly misses a drop goal & Pumas attack
Pumas 23-24 Boks 76m Pumas head to 22; Jaco Kriel obstructs player off ball; Goosen rips at carrier's shorts
Pumas 26-24 Boks 77m Penalty comes & Gonzalez Iglesias splits the uprights perfectly to take the lead back
Pumas 26-24 Boks 78m Boks attack into Puma territory but the penalty goes to the homeside as crowd roars
Pumas 26-24 Boks 79m Puma defensive scrum outside the 22 & they take their time running down the clock...
Pumas 26-24 Boks 80m Final siren sounds as scrum is set & Pumas hold strong & Cubelli kicks to touch to win
Pumas 26-24 Boks FT A well deserved win for the Pumas & great finish for Cubelli on his 50th cap

Pumas v Springboks


Argentina15 Joaquin Tuculet 14 Santiago Cordero 13 Matías Orlando 12 Juan Martin Hernández 11 Manuel Montero 10 Nicolás Sánchez 9 Martín Landajo 8 Facundo Isa 7 Juan Manuel Leguizamón 6 Pablo Matera 5 Tomas Lavanini 4 Matías Alemanno 3 Ramiro Herrera 2 AGUSTÍN CREEVY (C) 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro BENCH: 16 Julian Montoya 17 Lucas Noguera 18 Enrique Pieretto 19 Guido Petti 20 Javier Ortega Desio 21 Tomas Cubelli 22 Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias 23 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino

SCORERS T: Tuculet, Leguizamón C: Sánchez, Hernández P: Sánchez (2), Hernández, Gonzalez Iglesias Yellow Card Herrera

sa15 Johan Goosen 14 Ruan Combrinck 13 Lionel Mapoe 12 Damian De Allende 11 Bryan Habana 10 Elton Jantjies 9 Faf de Klerk 8 Warren Whiteley 7 Oupa Mohoje 6 Francois Louw 5 Lood de Jager 4 Eben Etzebeth 3 Vincent Koch 2 ADRIAAN STRAUSS (C) 1 Tendai Mtawarira BENCH: 16 Bongi Mbonambi 17 Steven Kitshoff 18 Lourens Adriaanse 19 Pieter-Steph du Toit 20 Jaco Kriel 21 Rudy Paige 22 Morné Steyn 23 Jesse Kriel

SCORERS T: Habana, du Toit C: Goosen P: Jantjies (2), Steyn (2)

Referee: Jérôme Garcès Asst. Referees: Glen Jackson, Ben O'Keeffe TMO: Glenn Newman

Pumas v Springboks Argentina celebrations TRC 2016top



nzNEW ZEALAND 29 - 9 AUSTRALIAaustralia

Westpac Stadium, Wellington - 27 August 2016
KO: 19:35 HT: 15-9

New Zealand

Played: 156
New Zealand won: 107
Australia won: 42
Drawn: 7


All Blacks v Wallabies Bledisloe Cup 2 WInners All Blacks



All Blacks v Wallabies It's game time peeps! The anthems are all but done...KO in Wellington shortly...
All Blacks v Wallabies Romain Poite will ref this Bledisloe Cup match, after the Ka Mate haka is out of the way...
All Blacks 0-0 Wallabies Huge job for Aussies to come back from thrashing last week at home, but if anyone can...
All Blacks 0-0 Wallabies 1m Beauden Barrett kicks off for ABs & Quade Cooper is all over it pretty fast...
All Blacks 0-0 Wallabies 1m 1st minute not even up before handbags threaten inside Aussie 10m; time off to sort
All Blacks 0-0 Wallabies 2m ABs penalty from 1st lineout & set up 2nd in 22 which is fine, but Stephen Moore disrupts
All Blacks 0-0 Wallabies 3m Quick turnover work from Aussies, clear to 22 & ABs win another lineout but can't hold on
All Blacks 0-0 Wallabies 3m Aussies obviously improved with renewed attitude & win penalty for defensive 22 scrum
All Blacks 0-0 Wallabies 4m Scrum has to be reset & Aussies come away with the free kick too; clear over halfway...
All Blacks 0-0 Wallabies 5m It's kicked straight back to midfield by ABs but can't secure it; Aussie ball again
All Blacks 0-0 Wallabies 5m Time off again for further threat of handbags - newbie Adam Coleman at centre again
All Blacks 0-0 Wallabies 6m Ref has words with both captains & Kane Douglas pinged; ABs penalty
All Blacks 5-0 Wallabies 7m ABs have settled & from Aaron Smith break, excellent hand offs put Israel Dagg over
All Blacks 7-0 Wallabies 8m From attacking position, ABs are impressive with play across field for Dagg to finish
All Blacks 7-0 Wallabies 9m Barrett converts & from restart, Aussies end up with penalty & 22 attacking lineout
All Blacks 7-0 Wallabies 10m Dagg pinged a 2nd time at breakdown beaten by Izzy Folau following good Aussie setpiece
All Blacks 7-3 Wallabies 12m Aussies still had advantage & it comes; Bernard Foley takes it & starts the Aussie a/c
All Blacks 7-3 Wallabies 13m But Aussies can't hold on to that advantage & immediately hand over kickable penalty
All Blacks 10-3 Wallabies 14m Barrett cancels out Foley's kick with ease for a score's lead again
All Blacks 10-3 Wallabies 15m ABs have lineout inside Aussie 10m which is fine but not perfect & they lose possession
All Blacks 10-3 Wallabies 16m Aussie defensive lineout doesn't go exactly to plan; ABs end up with ball on attack again
All Blacks 10-3 Wallabies 16m Dane Coles manages to elbow Adam Ashley-Cooper in head - he's off for HIA...
All Blacks 10-3 Wallabies 17m Reece Hodge debuts for the Wallabies as replacement; hopefully AAC will return
All Blacks 10-3 Wallabies 18m A scrum gives the Aussies the free kick & they're in ABs territory, building phases
All Blacks 10-3 Wallabies 19m Malakai Fekitoa pinged for not rolling away & Foley tees up just outside 22 but wide
All Blacks 10-3 Wallabies 20m Southern Hemisphere fans have zero respect for opposition kickers as they boo & jeer
All Blacks 10-6 Wallabies 20m ABs fans' poor show doesn't hinder Foley tho who adds three points
All Blacks 10-6 Wallabies 21m Aussie defence falls away & Dagg can again take advantage by scoring a brace
All Blacks 10-6 Wallabies 22m Try not awarded yet tho to check ball knocked forward off Aaron Smith at maul...
All Blacks 15-6 Wallabies 22m Clearly off Smith's leg so no knock on - it's another try for the ABs
All Blacks 15-6 Wallabies 23m No conversion & AAC fails HIA so not coming back; that's a blow to the visitors
All Blacks 15-6 Wallabies 24m ABs are fast on the attack following restart but held & turned on Aussie 22
All Blacks 15-6 Wallabies 25m ABs forced to regain that territory after the clear, & they do, winning penalty
All Blacks 15-6 Wallabies 26m Barrett opts for 5m lineout rather than 3 pts from penalty; it's fine but for Will Genia
All Blacks 15-6 Wallabies 27m Hodge clears it but it's another ABs lineout & it's all a bit fraught
All Blacks 15-6 Wallabies 28m Time off as Asst Ref Jaco Peyper has seen Dane Coles swinging his arm into a head
All Blacks 15-6 Wallabies 28m ABs won penalty at lineout for Douglas jumping across but reversed for Coles on Fardy
All Blacks 15-6 Wallabies 29m Foley's clear gives them lineout on the 10m; it's whacked away & David Pocock saves it
All Blacks 15-6 Wallabies 29m But he's pinged for not releasing at breakdown as Brodie Retallick is all over it for steal
All Blacks 15-6 Wallabies 30m However, Barrett can't find his mark between the uprights & the score remains...
All Blacks 15-6 Wallabies 31m A knock on from Retallick after restart & Aussies have the scrum put in on halfway...
All Blacks 15-6 Wallabies 32m The scrum's reset & it's Owen Franks pinged again - this time for screwing the scrum
All Blacks 15-6 Wallabies 33m The penalty's from the wrong side of halfway which Hodge tees up for right in front...
All Blacks 15-9 Wallabies 34m ...but that doesn't hinder the debutant, neither does the jeering - perfect 3 points
All Blacks 15-9 Wallabies 36m Restart is good for ABs & while they attack, Coleman is still seeing red repeatedly
All Blacks 15-9 Wallabies 37m No hesitation by Poite in showing Coleman YC for shoulder charging Ben Smith
All Blacks 15-9 Wallabies 38m Dean Mumm replaces Scott Fardy, Aussies down to 14 & then Moore goes down...
All Blacks 15-9 Wallabies 38m ...with Coles' boots taking out his face; time & Tatafu Polota-Nau blood replacement
All Blacks 15-9 Wallabies 39m Joe Moody is pinged in next phase & Aussies can attack from here...
All Blacks 15-9 Wallabies 40m ...but ABs turnover & push Aussies out of their territory over halfway
All Blacks 15-9 Wallabies 40+1m The Smiths work well together tho Aussie defence is better at own 10m
All Blacks 15-9 Wallabies 40+2m At final breakdown, ABs knock ball & Ref calls HT

All Blacks v Wallabies Bledisloe Cup 2All Blacks 15-9 Wallabies HT T: Dagg (2) C: Barrett P: Barrett | P: Foley (2), Hodge Yellow Card Coleman

All Blacks 15-9 Wallabies HT A much improved Aussie side has led to a much improved match so far
All Blacks 15-9 Wallabies HT But what's with pointless music every nano second?! It's not a bloody nightclub!

All Blacks 15-9 Wallabies 40m 2nd half KO & Poite gets the call wrong immediately - ABs play on for touching ball
All Blacks 15-9 Wallabies 41m Savea from KO but he gives ABs a scrum back on halfway. How much has he missed?!
All Blacks 15-9 Wallabies 42m Scott Sio pinged in front row & it's an ABs penalty, but after him & Franks face off
All Blacks 15-9 Wallabies 43m ABs kick to touch for lineout but Aussies end up with defending 22 scrum after time off
All Blacks 15-9 Wallabies 44m Aussie free kick & Foley makes some good territory with his kick over halfway...
All Blacks 15-9 Wallabies 45m Excellent line break from Genia but Pocock is turned again at breakdown at ABs 22
All Blacks 15-9 Wallabies 46m Plenty of claret on Moore's' face as ABs head out on the attack again...
All Blacks 15-9 Wallabies 46m Dagg beats Cooper in battle of high ball & those ABs offloading moves...just sublime
All Blacks 20-9 Wallabies 47m Aussie tackles are poor the entire half of the field & no one can stop Julian Savea
All Blacks 22-9 Wallabies 48m Barrett converts while Polota-Nau returns for Moore again
All Blacks 22-9 Wallabies 49m As is often the case - points scored - penalty immediately conceded...
All Blacks 22-9 Wallabies 50m It's another distance kick for Hodge but this times, it's just off his mark
All Blacks 22-9 Wallabies 51m James Slipper & Allan Ala'alatoa on for Sio & Kepu
All Blacks 22-9 Wallabies 52m Wyatt Crockett & Charlie Faumuina for Moody & Franks
All Blacks 22-9 Wallabies 53m Time off before Moore returns & Aussies have defensive scrum in the 22...
All Blacks 22-9 Wallabies 54m Aussies hold on to possession & Foley makes a good clear for ABs lineout outside the 22
All Blacks 22-9 Wallabies 55m Lineout is efficient but they do get turned at the Aussie 22 & cleared back
All Blacks 22-9 Wallabies 56m Barrett dances thru defence after collecting ball but Pocock turns the ball at breakdown
All Blacks 22-9 Wallabies 57m Ref's arm goes over for penalty, but then he puts it down, & pings Moore instead
All Blacks 22-9 Wallabies 58m ABs penalty but Barrett misses completely; wins another & kicks to touch for 22 lineout
All Blacks 22-9 Wallabies 59m Fast setpiece from ABs and they're into the Aussie 22, & almost get turned but...
All Blacks 22-9 Wallabies 60m ABs retain ball but it does find touch for Aussie 5m defensive lineout
All Blacks 22-9 Wallabies 61m Aussies defend desperately but it goes back to ABs & Ben Smith smashes thru defence
All Blacks 27-9 Wallabies 62m Smith goes down short, Fekitoa makes a yard before Sam Cane gets to it & over tryline
All Blacks 29-9 Wallabies 63m Barrett has no problem with this conversion & ABs have maybe switched up a gear
All Blacks 29-9 Wallabies 64m ABs carry over halfway from restart to 10m but Aussie turnover at breakdown & clear...
All Blacks 29-9 Wallabies 65m Of course it comes back & ABs are all over it again
All Blacks 29-9 Wallabies 66m TJ Perenara & Aaron Cruden for Aaron Smith & Julian Savea
All Blacks 29-9 Wallabies 67m Polota-Nau, Fardy, Skelton, Phipps, Kuridrani for Moore, Pocock, Coleman, Genia, Kerevi
All Blacks 29-9 Wallabies 68m ABs camped out in the Aussie 22 & the visitors have to defend fiercely to survive
All Blacks 29-9 Wallabies 69m Parsons & Squire replace Coles & Retallick
All Blacks 29-9 Wallabies 70m Aussies defend a scrum well in, still in their 22 while more changes are afoot...
All Blacks 29-9 Wallabies 71m David Pocock returns for Scott Fardy while Ardie Savea replaces Sam Cane
All Blacks 29-9 Wallabies 73m Meanwhile, ABs scrum on the Aussie 22 is repeatedly forced to reset & Ref has words
All Blacks 29-9 Wallabies 74m Finally the scrum holds long enough for ABs to get ball clear but it's slow action
All Blacks 29-9 Wallabies 75m Better defence from Aussies as ABs forced wide both ways before turnover in the 22
All Blacks 29-9 Wallabies 75m Seta Tamanivalu on for Anton Lienert-Brown before Aussie scrum is set...
All Blacks 29-9 Wallabies 76m Visitors retain possession but being forced back rather out of 22...
All Blacks 29-9 Wallabies 77m ...Cooper isolated behind his tryline but the penalty comes for Australia in their 22
All Blacks 29-9 Wallabies 78m Foley clears & finds touch at halfway & Aussies have good position finally to work from
All Blacks 29-9 Wallabies 78m Aussies attack with verve & it's Izzy Folau that breaks brilliantly into ABs 22...
All Blacks 29-9 Wallabies 79m Fast recycling & Nick Phipps stretches over tryline for score & bangs shoulder...
All Blacks 29-9 Wallabies 79m Ref defers to TMO Shaun Veldsman for grounding - Phipps has lost control so no try
All Blacks 29-9 Wallabies 80m ABs have defensive 5m scrum; penalty to Aussies & there's time to play on
All Blacks 29-9 Wallabies 80+1m Cooper taps & goes 5m out but eventually it's a knock on & ball goes dead over tryline
All Blacks 29-9 Wallabies FT Not just winning the second match but the All Blacks retain the Bledisloe Cup too...

All Blacks v Wallabies Bledisloe Cup 2

nz15 Ben Smith 14 Israel Dagg 13 Malakai Fekitoa 12 Anton Lienert-Brown* 11 Julian Savea 10 Beauden Barrett 9 Aaron Smith 8 KIERAN READ (C) 7 Sam Cane 6 Jerome Kaino 5 Samuel Whitelock 4 Brodie Retallick 3 Owen Franks 2 Dane Coles 1 Joe Moody BENCH: 16 James Parsons 17 Wyatt Crockett 18 Charlie Faumuina 19 Liam Squire 20 Ardie Savea 21 TJ Perenara 22 Aaron Cruden 23 Seta Tamanivalu

SCORERS  T: Dagg (2), Julian Savea, Cane C: Barrett (2) P: Barrett

australia15 Israel Folau 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper 13 Samu Kerevi 12 Bernard Foley 11 Dane Haylett-Petty 10 Quade Cooper 9 Will Genia 8 David Pocock 7 Michael Hooper 6 Scott Fardy 5 Adam Coleman 4 Kane Douglas 3 Sekope Kepu 2 STEPHEN MOORE (C) 1 Scott Sio BENCH: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau 17 James Slipper 18 Allan Ala’alatoa 19 Will Skelton 20 Dean Mumm 21 Nick Phipps 22 Tevita Kuridrani 23 Reece Hodge*

SCORERS P: Foley (2), Hodge Yellow Card Coleman

Referee: Romain Poite Asst. Referees: Jaco Peyper, Federico Anselmi TMO: Shaun Veldsman




Week 3

New Zealand v Argentina Australia v South AfricaTRC 2016 Table Week 3

nzNEW ZEALAND 57 - 22 ARGENTINA Argentina

Waikato Stadium, Hamilton - 10 September 2016
KO: 19:35 HT: 24-19

New Zealand

Played: 27
New Zealand won: 26
Argentina won: 0
Drawn: 1



All Blacks v Pumas The teams are out at Waikato & the Argentineans have a point to prove...
All Blacks v Pumas The teams for the 1st match of the day:
All Blacks v Pumas We're still a while away from KO with all the faffing...
All Blacks v Pumas Meanwhile, Craig Joubert is the ref tonight...that could spell trouble!
All Blacks v Pumas ABs look like caged animals doing haka; Agustín Creevy's face saying 'just get on with it'!
All Blacks v Pumas Oh look...there's a danger of KO! Nicolás Sánchez to kick off the match...
All Blacks 0-0 Pumas Nope... Juan Martín Hernández kicks off! Finally...
All Blacks 0-0 Pumas 1m Great start for Pumas with Brodie Retallick pinged early at breakdown & 22 lineout for visitors
All Blacks 0-0 Pumas 2m ABs push the Pumas all the way back up to halfway but have advantage way back there...
All Blacks 0-5 Pumas 3m A super pass to Santiago Cordero who sprints thru a lack of defence & under posts to score!
All Blacks 0-7 Pumas 3m Sánchez converts with simplicity and the Pumas are off already. Most refreshing....
All Blacks 0-7 Pumas 5m Time for ABs to reply by steadily working their way into Pumas territory from the restart
All Blacks 0-7 Pumas 6m They make it to outside 22 before Pumas are pinged at breakdown giving Beauden Barrett a penalty
All Blacks 0-7 Pumas 7m But Barrett fluffs it by pinging ball off posts - no points for All Blacks
All Blacks 0-7 Pumas 8m Retallick stupidly wanders over to Facundo Isa to bully him physically off ball...
All Blacks 0-7 Pumas 8m Creevy & his mob aren't having it & handbags break out with Joubert doing not a lot
All Blacks 0-7 Pumas 8m Hernández & Tuculet both down while referees all ignore Retallick's play & he gets away
All Blacks 0-7 Pumas 8m rule for ABs...another for the Rest of the World
All Blacks 0-7 Pumas 9m Penalty goes against the Pumas at scrum & it's reset with ABs put in
All Blacks 5-7 Pumas 10m Good setpiece work from ABs and it's Julian Savea who sneaks over tryline for the score
All Blacks 7-7 Pumas 11m Barrett couldn't miss that if he tried & it's all square in Hamilton
All Blacks 7-7 Pumas 12m ABs fast hand over another penalty to the visitors well within Sánchez's range
All Blacks 7-10 Pumas 13m Sánchez curves that ball in beautifully and takes the lead again
All Blacks 7-10 Pumas 15m It's Kieran Read who infringes this time for a Pumas scrum...
All Blacks 7-10 Pumas 16m From inside own 10m Pumas are quickly inside All Blacks 10m before they're turned over
All Blacks 7-10 Pumas 17m ABs make it back into Pumas territory quickly but not for long & Pumas hit back fast
All Blacks 7-10 Pumas 17m Martín Landajo makes a neat break right thru centre defence > Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro
All Blacks 7-10 Pumas 18m Pumas have advantage when Chaparro drops it short - back for penalty
All Blacks 7-13 Pumas 18m Sánchez pings over the penalty and moves further ahead; Pumas really playing well here
All Blacks 7-13 Pumas 20m Creevy is pinged following the restart & Joubert tries to help him up from floor
All Blacks 7-13 Pumas 21m Barrett tees up a second penalty, and pulls it wide of uprights to miss
All Blacks 7-13 Pumas 22m Pumas causing no end of problems for ABs as they've done their homework well
All Blacks 7-13 Pumas 23m Julian Savea makes the yards hard thru Pumas defence who are now missing tackles...
All Blacks 12-13 Pumas 23m Savea goes down well short of tryline & loses his boot but recycle lets Ben Smith score
All Blacks 14-13 Pumas 24m Hard for Barrett to miss conversion from in front of posts
All Blacks 14-13 Pumas 25m No clean playing from ABs - as expected - & it's another penalty from restart for Pumas
All Blacks 14-16 Pumas 26m Sánchez having no problems with his kicking from anywhere & he retakes lead for Pumas
All Blacks 14-16 Pumas 28m As ABs continue to be beaten at the breakdown, there's a timeout...
All Blacks 14-16 Pumas 28m If the Pumas fitness levels are up to scratch, this is game on for 80 minutes!
All Blacks 14-16 Pumas 29m Pumas have defensive scrum in their 22 & ABs front row is pinged for collapsing it
All Blacks 14-16 Pumas 30m Visitors push the ABs right back up almost to halfway before pinged at breakdown
All Blacks 14-16 Pumas 31m It's a kick from just inside halfway c.48m & it's Israel Dagg taking it not Barrett
All Blacks 17-16 Pumas 31m A good choice of kicker just off centre too as Dagg retakes the lead for the All Blacks
All Blacks 17-16 Pumas 33m Pumas claim the restart & play stays around the midfield for a bit...
All Blacks 17-16 Pumas 34m ABs nick possession & edge into Pumas territory but they are quickly turned over
All Blacks 17-16 Pumas 35m A bit of aerial football ensues before ball is touched down in dead ball area...
All Blacks 17-16 Pumas 35m ...but touch judge decides ball hit touch first way back (not sure about that!)
All Blacks 17-16 Pumas 35m Pumas have a defensive lineout & win it but then there's a bad kick...
All Blacks 22-16 Pumas 36m ...which allows Barrett to collect & sprint to tryline to score
All Blacks 24-16 Pumas 37m Barrett converts his own try & the ABs have stepped ahead with space now
All Blacks 24-16 Pumas 38m However, Sam Cane is off his feet at breakdown from the restart for a Pumas penalty...
All Blacks 24-19 Pumas 39m Sánchez gets busy reducing the gap by adding another 3 points
All Blacks 24-19 Pumas 39m Joe Moody coathangers Guido Petti who is down, with the medics in tow
All Blacks 24-19 Pumas 39m Clearly a yellow in any other game with any other team, but Joubert decides not
All Blacks 24-19 Pumas 40m It's just a penalty & this time Sánchez misses his target
All Blacks 24-19 Pumas 40m No doubt both sides could do with the break as HT is called

All Blacks v ArgentinaAll Blacks 24-19 Pumas HT T: Julian Savea, Ben Smith, Barrett C: Barrett (3) P: Dagg | T: Cordero C: Sánchez P: Sánchez (4)

All Blacks 24-19 Pumas 41m Second half kicks off & Pumas already have an attacking scrum just over halfway
All Blacks 24-19 Pumas 41m Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias has replaced Hernández
All Blacks 24-19 Pumas 43m Next phase gives ABs the lineout - but they lose it & Pumas attack
All Blacks 24-19 Pumas 44m Pumas have advantage & make some yards but a pass is intercepted
All Blacks 24-19 Pumas 45m ABs possession for a moment, but it's quickly claimed back & play's back in midfield
All Blacks 24-19 Pumas 46m There's not a lot of space for Pumas make gains, so they have to slowly edge ahead...
All Blacks 24-19 Pumas 47m Pumas steadily build the phases & eventually make it to within 2m of tryline but Dagg turnover
All Blacks 24-19 Pumas 48m ABs don't get Pumas very far back from their 22 & have lineout just outside it
All Blacks 24-19 Pumas 49m Throw in is long & stolen; penalty to Pumas as ABs pinged for rucking illegally
All Blacks 24-22Pumas 49m Sánchez reduces the deficit to just 2 points and ABs aren't looking too happy
All Blacks 24-22Pumas 50m Meanwhile Ardie Savea, Faumuina & Perenara for Cane, Franks & Aaron Smith
All Blacks 24-22Pumas 52m Taylor & Crockett for Coles & Crockett | Leonardo Senatore for Petti
All Blacks 29-22 Pumas 53m The changes pay off for ABs as they find their form for Ryan Crotty to pounce over tryline
All Blacks 31-22 Pumas 54m And Barrett converts the bonus point try from the All Blacks
All Blacks 31-22 Pumas 55m Benches are there to have an impact - and boy has it worked for the homeside...
All Blacks 36-22 Pumas 56m ABs have rethought the plan & Charlie Faumuina flies over for a 5th try
All Blacks 38-22 Pumas 58m Barrett converts again & with the ABs finding their form, the Pumas need to reset plan
All Blacks 38-22 Pumas 59m The ABs, meanwhile, are busy camping out around the Pumas 22 & set up a 5m lineout
All Blacks 38-22 Pumas 60m Tomas Cubelli's on for Landajo as lineout goes well but no try results before ABs penalty
All Blacks 38-22 Pumas 61m It's another 5m lineout for the ABs as it's time for more changes incoming all round
All Blacks 38-22 Pumas 62m Julian Montoya & Lucas Noguera for Creevy & Chaparro as Pumas pinged again
All Blacks 45-22 Pumas 65m Barrett converts while Pumas make more changes
All Blacks 45-22 Pumas 66m Marcos Kremer, Ramiro Moyano & Enrique Pieretto for Matera, Sánchez & Herrera
All Blacks 50-22 Pumas 67m Meanwhile, Ben Smith decides he won't be outdone & it's time for a brace for him too
All Blacks 50-22 Pumas 67m Aaron Cruden & Luke Romano have come on for Barrett & Retallick
All Blacks 52-22 Pumas 68m Cruden arrives & converts on his first attempt - no surprises there then
All Blacks 52-22 Pumas 69m Anton Lienert-Brown replaces Crotty as the ABs are back to what is expected of them
All Blacks 52-22 Pumas 71m It's almost another try for All Blacks but a bulldozing tackle in the corner halts it
All Blacks 52-22 Pumas 74m ABs continue to run rings round Pumas in this 2nd half & annihilate memories of the 1st
All Blacks 57-22 Pumas 76m It's Romano who scores the eighth try for the homeside with some panache
All Blacks 57-22 Pumas 77m But there's no conversion to add to the score this time
All Blacks 57-22 Pumas 78m 1st half stats showed Pumas with majority possession tho much in the wrong place
All Blacks 57-22 Pumas 79m 2nd half the ABs switched it up thanks to replacements & remembered why they're No.1
All Blacks 57-22 Pumas 80m One last attack & Malakai Fekitoa chips ahead but Moyano's had enough & kicks to touch
All Blacks 57-22 Pumas FT Pumas were magnificent for 50 minutes...when they can make it 80, they'll be unstoppable
All Blacks 57-22 Pumas FT Not sure what shook ABs for 1st half - but that bench - phew! 25 minutes of excellence

All Blacks v Argentina

nz15 Ben Smith 14 Israel Dagg 13 Malakai Fekitoa 12 Ryan Crotty 11 Julian Savea 10 Beauden Barrett 9 Aaron Smith 8 KIERAN READ (C) 7 Sam Cane 6 Jerome Kaino 5 Samuel Whitelock 4 Brodie Retallick 3 Owen Franks 2 Dane Coles 1 Joe Moody BENCH: 16 Codie Taylor 17 Wyatt Crockett 18 Charlie Faumuina 19 Luke Romano 20 Ardie Savea 21 TJ Perenara 22 Aaron Cruden 23 Anton Lienert-Brown

SCORERS T: Julian Savea, Ben Smith (2), Barrett, Crotty (2), Faumuina, Romano C: Barrett (6), Cruden (3) P: Dagg

Argentina15 Joaquín Tuculet 14 Matías Moroni 13 Matías Orlando 12 Juan Martín Hernández 11 Santiago Cordero 10 Nicolás Sánchez 9 Martín Landajo 8 Facundo Isa 7 Javier Ortega Desio 6 Pablo Matera 5 Matías Alemanno 4 Guido Petti 3 Ramiro Herrera 2 AGUSTÍN CREEVY (C) 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro BENCH: 16 Julian Montoya 17 Lucas Noguera 18 Enrique Pieretto 19 Marcos Kremer 20 Leonardo Senatore 21 Tomas Cubelli 22 Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias 23 Ramiro Moyano

SCORERS T: Cordero C: Sánchez P: Sánchez (5)

Referee: Craig Joubert Asst. Referees: Angus Gardner, Marius Mitrea TMO: George Ayoub




australia AUSTRALIA 23 - 17 SOUTH AFRICAsa


Played: 85
Australia won: 36
South Africa won: 48
Drawn: 1

South Africa

Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane - 10 September 2016
KO: 20:05 HT: 13-14



Wallabies v Boks Both teams smarting after losses in last round - it should be a massive battle
Wallabies v Boks It's testament to disappointment of Aussie fans with their team how empty the stadium is
Wallabies v Boks Aboriginal address at Suncorp Stadium before we can get on with the anthems...
Wallabies v Boks Anthems done & our Nige (Mr Owens Sir) blows whistle for KO...
Wallabies v0-0 Boks 1m It's properly raining in Brisbane tonight & Boks have 1st lineout on halfway
Wallabies 0-0 Boks 2m Aussies steal possession at the ruck & make a few yards before Bok turnover
Wallabies 0-0 Boks 3m Boks turn game on head & charge fiercely into the Aussie 22 but shut down short
Wallabies 0-0 Boks 3m Will Genia tore down Oupa Mohoje to stop that score but 4 phases later...
Wallabies 0-5 Boks 4m ...& it's Warren Whiteley who finds whitewash after The Beast gets a roar in attack
Wallabies 0-7 Boks 5m Elton Jantjies finds his mark beautifully as the Boks lay down the gauntlet early
Wallabies 0-7 Boks 6m Restart & Aussies lose possession at breakdown - Bok penalty & kick to touch for lineout
Wallabies 0-7 Boks 7m Aussies don't even contest the lineout & Nige pings Boks oddly for forming maul...
Wallabies 0-7 Boks 8m Aussies kick into Bok territory but not long til back on halfway...but with lineout
Wallabies 0-7 Boks 9m It comes together for homeside & they set up a scrum inside the Bok 22
Wallabies 0-7 Boks 10m Nige announces penalty advantage & it comes after scrum collapses
Wallabies 3-7 Boks 11m Bernard Foley tees up & puts the Aussies on the board
Wallabies 3-7 Boks 12m Looks like this match could be interesting with both teams fired up & executing
Wallabies 3-7 Boks 13m It's another Aussie scrum just inside their own half & it's fast & furious...
Wallabies 3-7 Boks 14m But they get to the Bok 10m & the ball flies lose for visitors to take advantage...
Wallabies 3-7 Boks 15m Boks can't make much ground so back to Jantjies to boot - Aussie mark called in 22
Wallabies 3-7 Boks 16m Kicking game - as expected in these conditions - & results in a Bok lineout on halfway
Wallabies 3-7 Boks 17m Eben Etzebeth picks off the lineout ball smartly & they're off - but Aussies nick it...
Wallabies 3-7 Boks 17m ...quick feet from Quade Cooper who beats 4 defenders but trapped in Bok territory
Wallabies 3-7 Boks 17m But an intercept comes from Boks & Jantjies chips it chased by Johan Goosen up to 22
Wallabies 3-12 Boks 17m Goosen collects & flies over tryline & scores with Dane Haylett-Petty in his wake
Wallabies 3-14 Boks 18m Jantjies converts & the Aussies have some catching up to do
Wallabies 3-14 Boks 20m Homeside need to rethink their plan of attack as the Boks are busy scoring tries
Wallabies 3-14 Boks 21m Time off & a much needed breather for both sides before Aussie scrum but TMO check
Wallabies 3-14 Boks 21m Ben Skeen's seen a potential neck roll from The Beast at breakdown - arm slip & penalty
Wallabies 3-14 Boks 21m There's no intent & Nige just has a word with Mtawarira - Boks' most capped prop
Wallabies 3-14 Boks 22m Penalty allows Aussies to set up a L/O just outside the Bok 22 & it goes well; Aussie advantage at B/D just inside the 22 now
Wallabies 3-14 Boks 22m Boks pinged for hands in ruck & had penalty coming already so it's a 5m L/O
Wallabies 3-14 Boks 23m But Boks turnover at breakdown & they've got a defensive 5m scrum
Wallabies 3-14 Boks 24m de Klerk collect scrum ball & offloads to Habana who is shut down but holds on enough to release & Jantjies clears to the 22
Wallabies 3-14 Boks 25m Kane Douglas takes the lineout ball; Cooper kicks it high but no advantage as it's knocked forward both ways
Wallabies 3-14 Boks 26m Nige has word with Strauss for Bok discipline at breakdown & Aussies opt for another lineout
Wallabies 3-14 Boks 26m Lineout is good & Reece Hodge tries to drive it over but is held short; Genia chips wide…
Wallabies 3-14 Boks 27m …and Adam Coleman collects and pops over in the corner for his first test try at second outing
Wallabies 10-14 Boks 29m Foley adds the conversion
Wallabies 10-14 Boks 29m Jantjies restarts & Genia kicks the Aussies out of danger for Bok lineout almost at halfway
Wallabies 10-14 Boks 30m Aussie defence is sharp & drive is halted; Cooper takes ball back at own 22 & it's another Aussie penalty
Wallabies 10-14 Boks 31m A good clear gives homeside an attacking lineout outside the Bok 22 which goes to plan but pinged for forward pass by touch judge
Wallabies 10-14 Boks 32m  Time off as de Jager gets treatment; Bok defensive scrum to come
Wallabies 10-14 Boks 33m Scrum ball stays with Boks & Goosen belts it away to Folau who gets it to Kerevi who sprints hard to the 22…
Wallabies 10-14 Boks 33m A quick recycle & penalty comes to Aussies for Boks offside
Wallabies 10-14 Boks 34m Handbags threaten after Kriel shoves Hooper on ground, Moore gets all up in his face & Nige has words to put a prompt stop to it
Wallabies 13-14 Boks 35m Nige has a word with Boks & signals for penalty kick to Foley who adds 3 from the Bok 22
Wallabies 13-14 Boks 36m From restart, Boks into Aussie half but Lood de Jager pinged & another Aussie pen
Wallabies 13-14 Boks 37m Aussies clear into Bok half & in a good position but Izzy Folau spoils Aussie party
Wallabies 13-14 Boks 37m Goosen chips ball away whilst trapped inside touchline & Folau trips him
Wallabies 13-14 Boks 37m Nige just has word with Folau & hands penalty over to Boks - could've been yellow
Wallabies 13-14 Boks 38m Jantjies tees up for penalty kick at uprights but this time he hasn't the accuracy
Wallabies 13-14 Boks 40m Boks forced back but have scrum on the Aussie 10m...
Wallabies 13-14 Boks 40m Scrum reset then goes nowhere; Aussies all over it but ball still with Boks
Wallabies 13-14 Boks 40+1m Faf de Klerk grabs it & kicks it into touch for HT

Wallabies v SpringboksWallabies 13-14 Boks T: Coleman C: Foley P: Foley (2) | T: Whiteley, Goosen C: Jantjies (2)

Wallabies 13-14 Boks 40m Second half kicks off & Aussies make a strong start charging into Bok 22 with ease
Wallabies 13-14 Boks 41 Cooper loses it fwd but it's a YC for Etzebeth on 50th cap after he disrupts at breakdown
Wallabies 16-14 Boks 42m The penalty's in the 22 & Foley takes the lead for the Aussies for the first time
Wallabies 16-14 Boks 43m Aussies have go forward ball but a chip ahead is picked up by Jesse Kriel
Wallabies 16-14 Boks 44m Aussies fight back thru Genia but he's trapped & ball lands in touch for Bok lineout
Wallabies 16-14 Boks 45m The lineout's in the Aussie 22 & they secure a defensive scrum & clear for Aussie lineout
Wallabies 16-14 Boks 46m Good lineout from Stephen Moore & homeside react well with fast hands to Folau...
Wallabies 16-14 Boks 46m ...who offloads to Samu Kerevi to bundle over in corner to score, but...
Wallabies 16-14 Boks 46m ...Kerevi's thigh in touch & ball hit ground at exactly same time in TMO replays..
Wallabies 16-14 Boks 46m it's a 22 drop out for the Aussies. much to Michael Cheika's ire
Wallabies 16-14 Boks 46m Aussies get on with it but time called promptly as Goosen goes down hard
Wallabies 16-14 Boks 46m Nige thinks it's his head but Goosen shouts it's his leg; looks a 'groin' injury
Wallabies 16-14 Boks 46m The man's in a lot of ouching pain; play resumes & it's an Aussie ball
Wallabies 16-14 Boks 47m Homeside make some ground deeper into Bok territory but possession is reversed
Wallabies 16-14 Boks 48m Habana flips over a Wallaby & possession changes hands again, but back over halfway
Wallabies 16-14 Boks 49m Aussies have to work their way back over halfway & make yards but turned again...
Wallabies 16-14 Boks 50m ...and again as Scott Sio belts to corner to score, but...whistle's gone already
Wallabies 16-14 Boks 50m Nige decides on Bok penalty & Jantjies kicks to touch for a lineout over halfway
Wallabies 16-14 Boks 52m Bok lineout is good but Aussies do wrestle possession back - Bok crosskick is good tho
Wallabies 16-14 Boks 53m Boks are way back in their own half & have to escape into Aussie half
Wallabies 16-14 Boks 54m 12 phases later & Boks are where they want to be before Michael Hooper turnover
Wallabies 16-14 Boks 54m Aussie penalty on their 22 but 1st more changes...
Wallabies 16-14 Boks 54m Slipper, Ala'alatoa, Arnold & Polota-Nau for Sio, Kepu, Coleman & Moore
Wallabies 16-14 Boks 55m Aussies clear Boks back over halfway who have also made mass changes...
Wallabies 16-14 Boks Mostert, Kitshoff, Mtawarira, Jaco Kriel & Nyakane for Mohoje, Mtawarira, Louw & Adriaanse
Wallabies 16-14 Boks 57m Boks causing some trouble for attacking Aussies & handbags erupt again
Wallabies 16-14 Boks 58m Time off as ripped shirts are replaced on Bok giants like Etzebeth
Wallabies 16-14 Boks 58m Boks in Aussie territory & most possession recently, but new front rows at scrum
Wallabies 16-14 Boks 59m Aussie scrum is much improved & they win penalty to take play into Bok half & how
Wallabies 16-14 Boks 60m Green & Gold lineout gives homeside good footing to build phases pushing up to Bok tryline
Wallabies 21-14 Boks 61m They're shut down a metre short but a recycle away from ruck & Foley steps over tryline
Wallabies 21-14 Boks 62m Excellent work from Aussies who score after 18 phases of bloody-minded persistence
Wallabies 23-14 Boks 62m Foley converts his under posts try from in front easily
Wallabies 23-14 Boks 63m Habana comes back from HIA & Lionel Mapoe returns to bench; Morné Steyn on for Jantjies
Wallabies 23-14 Boks 64m Now it's Boks turn to build from restart which end with a penalty in Aussie 22
Wallabies 23-17 Boks 65m Steyn pops over the three points & it's back to a one-score game
Wallabies 23-17 Boks 67m Former Toulon teammates Habana & Cooper go at it at breakdown & the Bok wins
Wallabies 23-17 Boks 68m Steyn kicks to touch for a 22 lineout & they win that to...but it's not quick try here
Wallabies 23-17 Boks 69m Have to go wide towards far touch but Ala'alatoa hard tackle knocks ball forward
Wallabies 23-17 Boks 70m Aussies have a 5m defensive scrum & David Pocock gets it away fast, but...
Wallabies 23-17 Boks 71m one's kept up & his pass finds touch not Foley; Bok 22 lineout
Wallabies 23-17 Boks 72m The lineout is fine but homeside rip ball at breakdown & they clear the Boks out from 22
Wallabies 23-17 Boks 73m Aussies into Bok territory & visitors try & clear it back but ball goes long...
Wallabies 23-17 Boks 74m Back to Bok 10m for an Aussie scrum which goes well but accidental offside at breakdown
Wallabies 23-17 Boks 76m Bok defensive scrum which has to be reset before Aussie front row collapses it
Wallabies 23-17 Boks 77m From penalty, Bok lineout outside the Aussie 22 is good but homeside disrupting play
Wallabies 23-17 Boks 78m From inside the Aussie 22, Boks are forced back almost to back over halfway for a scrum
Wallabies 23-17 Boks 79m Mitchell, Kuridrani & McMahon for Haylett-Petty, Kerevi & Pocock | Mbonambi for Strauss
Wallabies 23-17 Boks 79m Mapoe for Hougaard as Boks have scrum on own 10m - get to halfway but Etzebeth knock on
Wallabies 23-17 Boks 80m Genia kicks it & Mapoe collects but deep in own 22 & a knock on after siren's gone is the signal for game over

Wallabies v Springboks

australia15 Israel Folau 14 Dane Haylett-Petty 13 Samu Kerevi 12 Bernard Foley 11 Reece Hodge 10 Quade Cooper 9 Will Genia 8 David Pocock 7 Michael Hooper 6 Dean Mumm 5 Adam Coleman 4 Kane Douglas 3 Sekope Kepu 2 STEPHEN MOORE (C) 1 Scott Sio BENCH: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau 17 James Slipper 18 Allan Alaalatoa 19 Rory Arnold 20 Sean McMahon 21 Nick Phipps 22 Tevita Kuridrani 23 Drew Mitchell

SCORERS T: Coleman, Foley C: Foley (2) P: Foley (3)

sa15 Johan Goosen 14 Bryan Habana 13 Jesse Kriel 12 Juan de Jongh 11 Francois Hougaard 10 Elton Jantjies 9 Faf de Klerk 8 Warren Whiteley 7 Oupa Mohoje 6 Francois Louw 5 Lood de Jager 4 Eben Etzebeth 3 Lourens Adriaanse 2 ADRIAAN STRAUSS (C) 1 Tendai Mtawarira BENCH: 16 Bongi Mbonambi 17 Steven Kitshoff 18 Trevor Nyakane 19 Franco Mostert 20 Pieter-Steph du Toit 21 Jaco Kriel 22 Morné Steyn 23 Lionel Mapoe

SCORERS T: Whiteley, Goosen C: Jantjies (2) P: Steyn Yellow Card Etzebeth

Referee: Nigel Owens Asst. Referees: Wayne Barnes, Pascal Gaüzère TMO: Ben Skeen




Week 4

Australia v Argentina New Zealand v South AfricaTRC 2016 Table Week 4

australia AUSTRALIA 36 - 20 ARGENTINA Argentina

nib Stadium, Perth - 17 September 2016
KO: 18:05 HT: 21-6


Played: 26
Australia won: 20
Argentina won: 5
Drawn: 1



Wallabies v Pumas The teams are lined up for the anthems, then Wayne Barnes will get the match underway
Wallabies v Pumas But first, the now traditional Aboriginal welcome to their lands, this time with a singsong!
Wallabies 0-0 Pumas 1m And we have KO from the Wallabies at the nib Stadium
Wallabies 5-0 Pumas 1m Aussies lay down a superb early marker as lovely hands put Samu Kerevi over for a try
Wallabies 7-0 Pumas 2m Pumas couldn't clear from 22 & Bernard Foley took advantage, & now he adds the extras
Wallabies 7-0 Pumas 3m Pumas try to gain ground in Aussie territory after they're booted out of half from restart
Wallabies 7-0 Pumas 4m But despite 9 phases, Pumas can't breach Aussie 10m & then knock on
Wallabies 7-0 Pumas 5m Aussie scrum on their own 10m & come away with free kick, but pinged in next phase
Wallabies 7-0 Pumas 6m Pumas have a midfield lineout & maul the ball but get turned over
Wallabies 7-0 Pumas 7m Aussies set up lineout just outside the Pumas 22 & it's the perfectly executed setpiece...
Wallabies 12-0 Pumas 8m Delightful play from homeside as defenders are flicked aside & Dane Haylett-Petty scores
Wallabies 14-0 Pumas 9m Foley adds the conversion & the Aussies have clearly got their game together this week
Wallabies 14-0 Pumas 10m Pumas pinged for front row early engagement in Aussie scrum & they attack...
Wallabies 14-0 Pumas 10m Pumas clear to touch out of own half & have lineout but Aussies have other plans...
Wallabies 14-0 Pumas 11m Will Genia chips ahead, chases it & boom - down goes that ball to score, but TMO check
Wallabies 19-0 Pumas 11m TMO Ben Skeen & Ref Barnes concur there's no knock on & the grounding is most excellent
Wallabies 21-0 Pumas 12m Foley adds the extras & what a start from the Wallabies!
Wallabies 21-0 Pumas 13m An intense start from the homeside, but don't expect the Pumas to take this lying down
Wallabies 21-0 Pumas 14m The restart puts the Pumas firmly in the Aussie 22 & they retain the ball before a time off
Wallabies 21-0 Pumas 15m Potential injuries checked & H2O taken before play resumes...
Wallabies 21-0 Pumas 16m Pumas kick to touch for 5m lineout which goes well in first phase but then it goes awry...
Wallabies 21-0 Pumas 16m Handbags erupt & pretty much everyone piles in in the dead ball area
Wallabies 21-0 Pumas 17m Ref & touch judge Nige have a look & conclude there's no particular culprit; Pumas ball
Wallabies 21-0 Pumas 17m Another Pumas lineout a tad further back from tryline, & it's all getting a little fraught
Wallabies 21-0 Pumas 18m Aussies manage to snaffle possession from the Pumas and force the visitors back some
Wallabies 21-0 Pumas 19m Another brief time off before Stephen Moore throws into a defensive 10m lineout
Wallabies 21-0 Pumas 20m Ensuing play gives the Pumas back possession & they head forward before another turnover
Wallabies 21-0 Pumas 21m Aussies push the Pumas back to halfway but a penalty gives visitors an attacking lineout
Wallabies 21-0 Pumas 22m Pumas threaten the Aussie 22 while Moore infringes at ruck & it's penalty for Pumas
Wallabies 21-3 Pumas 23m Nicolás Sánchez kicks a three-pointer to put the Pumas on the scoreboard
Wallabies 21-3 Pumas 24m Aussie restart halted by vigilant Pumas & then homeside pinged for deliberate knock down
Wallabies 21-3 Pumas 25m Pumas kick themselves out of danger zone for halfway lineout & steadily work up to Aussie 10m
Wallabies 21-3 Pumas 26m Advantage coming for visitors, & then the penalty comes for Sánchez to tee up
Wallabies 21-3 Pumas 27m But it hits the upright & bounces away for an Aussie 5m defensive lineout
Wallabies 21-3 Pumas 28m The Pumas are cleared out of Aussie territory over halfway but visitors have possession
Wallabies 21-3 Pumas 28m Pumas retain the ball but are making no ground as they go back inside their own 10m
Wallabies 21-3 Pumas 29m Ref has to stop play with Santiago González Iglesias down injured
Wallabies 21-3 Pumas 29m Aussies pinged yet again & it's a Pumas defensive scrum close to the halfway line
Wallabies 21-3 Pumas 30m The scrum is solid but the Aussie defence is mightily strong as Pumas don't get far
Wallabies 21-3 Pumas 31m 15 phases in & Pumas have gone backwards from 10m over halfway but win another penalty
Wallabies 21-3 Pumas 32m Ref warns Moore that a card's coming for the breakdown infringements; Pumas lineout outside the 22
Wallabies 21-3 Pumas 33m The lineout is good & they penetrate the 22 barrier but can't find a gap yet...
Wallabies 21-3 Pumas 33m But that penalty comes as Scott Sio is binned for tackling man off ball
Wallabies 21-6 Pumas 34m Sánchez comfortably pops over another 3-pointer thanks to the 11th Aussie penalty
Wallabies 21-6 Pumas 35m Aussies need to stay tight while a man down thru til HT & they keep possession in attack
Wallabies 21-6 Pumas 36m But it gets a bit messy at breakdown for them & Pumas have defensive scrum
Wallabies 21-6 Pumas 36m David Pocock sacrificed for James Slipper with prop in bin before Pumas scrum outside 22
Wallabies 21-6 Pumas 37m Pumas gain 10m before succumbing to penalty for Aussie attacking scrum, but it's stolen
Wallabies 21-6 Pumas 38m Gabriel Ascarate returns to the bench after González Iglesias returns to field passing HIA
Wallabies 21-6 Pumas 39m Pumas do make some ground & threaten the 22 again but whistle goes for a forward pass
Wallabies 21-6 Pumas 39m Time off a minute from HT & Adam Coleman has blood from lip stopped again
Wallabies 21-6 Pumas 40m Aussies have defensive scrum outside the 22 but it has to be reset as the siren goes
Wallabies 21-6 Pumas 40m It's not clean ball but Aussies hold onto it & get it to Quade Cooper to stick in touch

Wallabies v PumasWallabies 21-6 Pumas HT T: Kerevi, Haylett-Petty, Genia C: Foley (3) YC Sio | P: Sánchez (2)

Wallabies 21-6 Pumas HT Been a good even game bar 1st 12 minutes when Wallabies went a bit wild...

Wallabies 21-6 Pumas 40m Sánchez kicks off second half & Aussies are fast back up to own 10m before a k/o
Wallabies 21-6 Pumas 41m Pumas finding it hard to gain territory with wall of Green & Gold shutting them down
Wallabies 21-6 Pumas 42m Pumas isolated & Aussies are back in control & push back to clear over halfway
Wallabies 21-6 Pumas 43m But another penalty gives Pumas a defensive scrum & they know what they have to do...
Wallabies 21-11 Pumas 44m ...& they do; quick ball from Cubelli > Sánchez & it reaches Santiago Cordero to score
Wallabies 21-11 Pumas 44m Time off as Juan Manuel Leguizamón checked on floor - off for HIA; Leonardo Senatore on
Wallabies 21-13 Pumas 45m Sánchez converts & Pumas attack again after gaining possession from restart...
Wallabies 21-13 Pumas 46m But there's a turnover & the Aussies take control, tho only shortly
Wallabies 21-13 Pumas 47m Another penalty for Pumas but captain Agustín Creevy is down; Julian Montoya replaces him
Wallabies 21-13 Pumas 48m Off of next scrum Genia chips ahead into the Pumas 22 but defence shuts Wallabies out
Wallabies 21-13 Pumas 49m A much needed penalty for Pumas get them out of their 22 for halfway lineout
Wallabies 21-13 Pumas 50m With Sio back a while back, Pocock returned but was then replaced by Sean McMahon
Wallabies 21-13 Pumas 51m Meanwhile, the Aussies want more & despite a mediocre 22 lineout, McMahon bulldozes thru...
Wallabies 26-13 Pumas 52m McMahon is stopped inches short but a recycle & Genia reaches to score a brace
Wallabies 26-13 Pumas 53m Foley's conversion also pings off the uprights & away
Wallabies 26-13 Pumas 54m However, for Pumas rushing up too fast, Foley gets a 2nd chance, but misses completely
Wallabies 26-13 Pumas 56m Pumas set up an attacking lineout outside the Aussie 22 & steadily make ground, but...
Wallabies 26-13 Pumas 57m ...the ball flies forward from a McMahon tackle & possession changes hands
Wallabies 26-13 Pumas 58m An Aussie defensive lineout on their 22 results in Pumas 10m attacking lineout
Wallabies 26-13 Pumas 60m A bit of too-ing & fro-ing in the midfield before some changes occur...
Wallabies 26-13 Pumas 60m Slipper, debutant 18 Tom Robertson & Rory Arnold for Sio, Kepu & Coleman
Wallabies 26-13 Pumas 61m All a bit stilted now as changes happen before Pumas defensive scrum
Wallabies 26-13 Pumas 62m Martín Landajo & Matías Orlando for Cubelli & Lucas González Amorosino
Wallabies 26-13 Pumas 63m Free kick from Pumas scrum but Aussies get good foothold & Cooper engineers a score...
Wallabies 31-13 Pumas 63m ...for Hooper who sprints under the posts for try no.#5
Wallabies 33-13 Pumas 64m An simple conversion for Foley & coach Michael Cheika can breathe easy today
Wallabies 33-13 Pumas 65m From the restart, Aussies take play right back to the Pumas 22 wasting no time...
Wallabies 33-13 Pumas 65m Enrique Pieretto & Marcos Kremer on for Ramiro Herrera & Pablo Matera
Wallabies 33-13 Pumas 66m Pumas battle to get out but intercept from Foley & he runs to score, but whistle's gone
Wallabies 33-13 Pumas 67m Play halted as TMO & ref check Cooper hit on Sánchez off ball - deemed no arms so YC
Wallabies 33-13 Pumas 68m Lopeti Timani & Nick Phipps for Mumm & Genia | Gabriel Ascarate for Sánchez
Wallabies 33-13 Pumas 69m Another Pumas lineout - this time 5m from tryline thanks to 3 Aussie penalties in 2 minutes
Wallabies 33-13 Pumas 70m Pumas jumper gets his ball but ball knocked on on the ground; Aussie 5m defensive scrum
Wallabies 33-13 Pumas 71m Fierce scrum from Pumas & Aussies concede yet another penalty; Pumas opt for 5m lineout
Wallabies 33-13 Pumas 72m Fast work from Pumas as Facundo Isa crawls out from under the masses to reach the tryline
Wallabies 33-13 Pumas 72m Ref heads to TMO to check no double movement as Nige confirms he reached line just fine
Wallabies 33-18 Pumas 72m Checked in slo-mo & real time & try is awarded to Facundo - his first
Wallabies 33-20 Pumas 72m Tevita Kuridrani for Kerevi | Sánchez back on replacing Isa
Wallabies 33-20 Pumas 72m Sánchez adds the conversion and the scoreboard looks more even now, considering
Wallabies 33-20 Pumas 73m However, a rare penalty from the Pumas (compared to Aussies!) & the homeside go for goal
Wallabies 36-20 Pumas 74m It's Reece Hodge who whacks over the distance 3 points for the Wallabies
Wallabies 36-20 Pumas 75m A kicking game ensues & Hodge saves the ball from Puma hands
Wallabies 36-20 Pumas 76m Aussies in Puma territory but Slipper knocks it on; Pumas, however struggle to escape their on  half
Wallabies 36-20 Pumas 77m The penalties keep coming & Aussies have a defensive scrum just in their half
Wallabies 36-20 Pumas 78m But they lose it & Ref Barnes is unimpressed so let's them know
Wallabies 36-20 Pumas 79m However, it's not long til they are back in same position with put in to scrum, & clear
Wallabies 36-20 Pumas 80m Pumas come back at them as the siren goes & visitors are into the Aussie 22, but...
Wallabies 36-20 Pumas 80+1m ...Pumas pinged for not releasing in the ruck, & it's a penalty to the Aussies
Wallabies 36-20 Pumas 80+1m Ref confirms they're going to kick it out rather than play on & injury stop; they do
Wallabies 36-20 Pumas FT & it's all over; despite 33% possession & territory & 16:7 penalties, a solid Aussie win

Wallabies v Pumas

australia15 Israel Folau 14 Dane Haylett-Petty 13 Samu Kerevi 12 Bernard Foley 11 Reece Hodge 10 Quade Cooper 9 Will Genia 8 David Pocock 7 Michael Hooper 6 Dean Mumm 5 Adam Coleman 4 Rob Simmons 3 Sekope Kepu 2 STEPHEN MOORE (C) 1 Scott Sio BENCH: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau 17 James Slipper 18 Tom Robertson* 19 Rory Arnold 20 Lopeti Timani* 21 Sean McMahon 22 Nick Phipps 23 Tevita Kuridrani

SCORERS  T: Kerevi, Haylett-Petty, Genia (2), Hooper C: Foley (4) P: Hodge Yellow Card Sio, Cooper

Argentina15 Joaquín Tuculet 14 Santiago Cordero 13 Matías Moroni 12 Santiago González Iglesias 11 Lucas González Amorosino 10 Nicolás Sánchez 9 Tomás Cubelli 8 Facundo Isa 7 Juan Manuel Leguizamón 6 Pablo Matera 5 Matías Alemanno 4 Javier Ortega Desio 3 Ramiro Herrera 2 AGUSTÍN CREEVY (C) 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro BENCH: 16 Julian Montoya 17 Lucas Noguera 18 Enrique Pieretto 19 Marcos Kremer 20 Leonardo Senatore 21 Martín Landajo 22 Gabriel Ascarate 23 Matías Orlando

SCORERS T: Cordero, Isa C: Sánchez (2) P: Sánchez (2)

Referee: Wayne Barnes Asst. Referees: Nigel Owens, Nick Briant TMO: Ben Skeen





AMI Stadium, Christchurch - 17 September 2016
KO: 19:35 HT: 15-10

New Zealand

Played: 92
New Zealand won: 54
South Africa won: 35
Drawn: 3

South Africa


All Blacks v Boks An ABs win today will have The Rugby Championship already won with 2 rounds & 5 matches remaining.
All Blacks v Boks Prepare for a whole load of faffing before KO finally happens, even tho teams are on the pitch...
All Blacks v Boks Anyone else agree however nice the female voice, the anthems sound more powerful with a male voice?
All Blacks v Boks Kiwis remember the Battle of the Somme in the build up to KO...
All Blacks v Boks Angus Gardner is the ref today, & we still await KO...
All Blacks 0-0 Boks 1m FINALLY Beauden Barrett kicks off & Faf de Klerk kicks it's out of his 22 to touch
All Blacks 0-0 Boks 2m ABs lineout & they head back into the 22 before the Boks thump it way over halfway & clear
All Blacks 0-0 Boks 3m It's returned with kick into touch & ABs lineout on halfway which is cleanly taken
All Blacks 0-0 Boks 4m Ball's chipped into 22 & Johan Goosen collects but trapped; ABs pinged for not rolling away
All Blacks 0-0 Boks 5m From penalty, good bounce for Boks but a knock on in their 22 & ABs have attacking scrum
All Blacks 0-0 Boks 6m But Dane Coles looks bewildered after he's pinged for going early; Boks clear for ABs lineout
All Blacks 0-0 Boks 7m Penalty to ABs & they kick to corner for lineout inside the Bok 22
All Blacks 0-0 Boks 8m Boks hand over another penalty in their 22 & ABs have advantage; should be easy 3 points
All Blacks 3-0 Boks 9m Barrett's kicks isn't so certain but does sneak over just inside far upright
All Blacks 3-0 Boks 10m Ten minutes in & ABs have had all the possession & territory
All Blacks 3-0 Boks 11m Bok lineout on halfway but Eben Etzebeth looks bewildered as he's pinged for jumping early
All Blacks 3-0 Boks 12m Then it's Brodie Retallick who is penalised at the maul & finally Boks are at the ABs 22...
All Blacks 3-0 Boks 13m Boks win their lineout but 8 phases & they've barely gained a metre before a knock on
All Blacks 3-0 Boks 14m It's an ABs defensive scrum but is taking an age to set...
All Blacks 3-0 Boks 15m Aaron Smith's box kick is fast claimed & into Bok hands but they're pinged for offside
All Blacks 3-0 Boks 16m ABs take play all the way back to the Bok 22 but Ardie Savea pinged for not releasing
All Blacks 3-0 Boks 17m Resulting Bok lineout from penalty is good on halfway & suddenly there's life in the game...
All Blacks 3-0 Boks 18m Has been pretty pedestrian so far but Boks charge deep into the ABs 22
All Blacks 3-5 Boks 19m Neat hands from Boks & a dummy movement throws ABs for Bryan Habana to sprint thru & score
All Blacks 3-7 Boks 20m Elton Jantjies converts with ease & the Boks are ahead
All Blacks 3-7 Boks 21m But ABs are quickly into the Bok 22 & have an attacking scrum already...
All Blacks 8-7 Boks 22m Boks are frazzled from the pace of the scrum; Jantjies caught short & Israel Dagg slips thru
All Blacks 8-7 Boks 23m However, Barrett misses his first conversion of the night...tho ABs have snuck ahead quickly
All Blacks 8-7 Boks 24m Francois Louw gives a way a penalty & is down momentarily; ABs back in Bok 22 already
All Blacks 8-7 Boks 25m Boks defensive scrum just inside their 22 & they get out & look to run it but forward pass
All Blacks 8-7 Boks 26m So it's another ABs scrum, on the Bok 22 & you just know what's coming...
All Blacks 8-7 Boks 26m ...Julian Savea smuggles ball over in corner with Habana biting at his ankles
All Blacks 13-7 Boks 27m Habana comes in hard & fast but Savea does ground it before foot in touch confirms TMO
All Blacks 15-7 Boks 28m Barrett doesn't miss this time & the gap widens for the All Black lead
All Blacks 15-7 Boks 30m Boks waste no time getting into ABs 22 from restart, but neither do homeside in getting out
All Blacks 15-7 Boks 31m Clinical setpiece work from ABs and they're already back at the Bok 22
All Blacks 15-7 Boks 32m But TMO George Ayoub calls for a halt in play for a potential neck roll...
All Blacks 15-7 Boks 33m It's Sam Whitelock on Pieter-Steph du Toit & if ref had it his way, he'd get away with it
All Blacks 15-7 Boks 33m Ref Gardner sees what we do on replay & claims no problem; Ayoub disagrees & it's a penalty
All Blacks 15-7 Boks 34m Good work from the Boks and they're into the All Black 22 from the previous lineout
All Blacks 15-7 Boks 35m It's an All Black infringement at the ruck & Jantjies tees up from in front of posts
All Blacks 15-10 Boks 36m Jantjies takes play back to within a score not far from half time...
All Blacks 15-10 Boks 37m ABs charge into Bok 22 again but Ben Smith gets isolated short & Bok defence is excellent
All Blacks 15-10 Boks 38m Bok defensive scrum effective enough to clear ball into Ben Smith's hands a long way back
All Blacks 15-10 Boks 39m ABs run it back but Malakai Fekitoa knocks on the pass from Ardie Savea
All Blacks 15-10 Boks 40m Boks have defensive scrum on their 22 & de Klerk quickly kicks bal to touch for HT

All Blacks v SpringboksAll Blacks 15-10 Boks HT T: Dagg, Julian Savea C: Barrett P: Barrett | T: Habana C: Jantjies P: Jantjies

All Blacks 15-10 Boks 40m Jantjies puts hands up in apology for handing ABs scrum immediately at KO of 2nd half
All Blacks 15-10 Boks 41m But Boks do secure a lineout on halfway & get close to ABs 22
All Blacks 15-10 Boks 42m Savea gets under high ball & ref calls for good turnover at breakdown, then changes his mind
All Blacks 15-10 Boks 43m So it's an ABs defensive scrum outside their 22 & they clear Boks back to halfway
All Blacks 15-10 Boks 44m But there's a time off as Bok captain Adrian Strauss comes off with a leg injury
All Blacks 15-10 Boks 44m Malcolm Marx replaces Strauss & ABs have halfway lineout
All Blacks 15-10 Boks 45m Warren Whitely is now captain while Boks secure a halfway lineout too...
All Blacks 15-10 Boks 46m Wyatt Crockett replaces Joe Moody for his 50th All Blacks cap before an ABs scrum on 10m
All Blacks 15-10 Boks 47m ABs pinged again in front row for creeping forward a second time - well they're baffled
All Blacks 15-10 Boks 48m But that doesn't stop the All Blacks & in no time they're on the attack from own half...
All Blacks 20-10 Boks 49m Ardie Savea creates the space & Ben Smith finally gets his try
All Blacks 22-10 Boks 50m There's pretty much no way Barrett could have missed that conversion
All Blacks 22-10 Boks 51m Willem Alberts & Damian de Allende on for Teboho Mohoje & Goosen
All Blacks 22-10 Boks 51m Bok lineout but Marx miscalculates his throw in & ABs steal it
All Blacks 22-10 Boks 52m However, they promptly hand over a penalty for Jantjies to kick
All Blacks 22-13 Boks 53m Penalty kick is good while Matt Todd replaces injured Jerome Kaino
All Blacks 22-13 Boks 54m Charlie Faumuina replaces Owen Franks & ABs have to defend deep in their own 22
All Blacks 22-13 Boks 55m Boks lineout is good but possession quickly stolen by ABs to attack
All Blacks 27-13 Boks 56m ABs obstruct the tacklers but they're All Blacks so rules don't matter & Ardie Savea scores
All Blacks 29-13 Boks 57m Barrett converts & the All Blacks have another bonus point
All Blacks 29-13 Boks 59m It's beyond a farce when referees don't bother with forward passes, obstructions etc
All Blacks 29-13 Boks 60m Yes ABs would likely win anyway, but decent reffing wouldn't go amiss
All Blacks 29-13 Boks 61m Kitshoff, Jaco Kriel & Steyn on for The Beast, Louw & Jantjies
All Blacks 34-13 Boks 63m Franco Mostert replaces du Toit while Whitelock runs in a fifth try for the All Blacks
All Blacks 34-13 Boks 65m Barrett misses another conversion while TJ Perenara replaces Aaron Smith
All Blacks 34-13 Boks 66m Taylor & Lienert-Brown replace Coles & Crotty as ABs attack into the 22
All Blacks 34-13 Boks 67m Time halted as Perenara looks to have scored but grounding is in question
All Blacks 34-13 Boks 67m The grounding is on the touchline so it's no try but ABs ball for coming off green shirt
All Blacks 34-13 Boks 69m Boks are still under immense pressure as ABs are looming in their 22
All Blacks 34-13 Boks 70m Another ABs attacking scrum so close to the tryline & it's reset...
All Blacks 39-13 Boks 70m ...& then Perenara does get his try & it's far too easy
All Blacks 41-13 Boks 71m Barrett adds the extras while Lima Sopoaga has replaced Dagg
All Blacks 41-13 Boks 73m You would believe possession & territory are almost equal off this score!
All Blacks 41-13 Boks 74m Lourens Adriaanse has replaced Vincent Koch & that's both benches emptied
All Blacks 41-13 Boks 75m Boks are making the yards slowly but surely, and are finally into the ABs 22 again
All Blacks 41-13 Boks 76m Visitors secure a 5m lineout in the ABs 22, but Marx throws it long again & possession lost
All Blacks 41-13 Boks 77m ABs win their defensive scrum & Sopoaga thumps ball back up to the midfield
All Blacks 41-13 Boks 78m ABs have the lineout but it's thrown long too & Boks have advantage
All Blacks 41-13 Boks 79m The scrum takes a while after penalty called for Boks & they retain possession
All Blacks 41-13 Boks 80m ABs regain control of ball and run it out of their own half...
All Blacks 41-13 Boks 80+1m Boks get hands back on it but a knock in signals the end of the game

All Blacks v Springboks

nz15 Ben Smith 14 Israel Dagg 13 Malakai Fekitoa 12 Ryan Crotty 11 Julian Savea 10 Beauden Barrett 9 Aaron Smith 8 KIERAN READ (C) 7 Ardie Savea 6 Jerome Kaino 5 Samuel Whitelock 4 Brodie Retallick 3 Owen Franks 2 Dane Coles 1 Joe Moody BENCH: 16 James Parsons 17 Wyatt Crockett 18 Charlie Faumuina 19 Luke Romano 20 Matt Todd 21 TJ Perenara 22 Lima Sopoaga 23 Anton Lienert-Brown

SCORERS T: Dagg, Julian Savea, Ben Smith, Ardie Savea, Whitelock C: Barrett (4) P: Barrett

sa15 Johan Goosen 14 Bryan Habana 13 Jessie Kriel 12 Juan de Jongh 11 Francois Hougaard 10 Elton Jantjies 9 Faf de Klerk 8 Warren Whiteley 7 Teboho Mohoje 6 Francois Louw 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit 4 Eben Etzebeth 3 Vincent Koch 2 ADRIAAN STRAUSS (C) 1 Tendai Mtawarira BENCH: 16 Malcolm Marx 17 Steven Kitshoff 18 Lourens Adriaanse 19 Franco Mostert 20 Willem Alberts 21 Jaco Kriel 22 Morné Steyn 23 Damian de Allende

SCORERS T: Habana C: Jantjies P: Jantjies (2)

Referee: Angus Gardner Asst. Referees: Pascal Gaüzère, Marius Mitrea TMO: George Ayoub




Week 5

South Africa v Australia Argentina v New ZealandTRC 2016 Table Week 5

sa SOUTH AFRICA 18 - 10 AUSTRALIAaustralia

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria - 01 October 2016
KO: 17:05 HT: 12-10

South Africa

Played: 85
South Africa won: 49
Australia won: 35
Drawn: 1



Boks v Wallabies 10 minutes to KO at Loftus this afternoon...
Boks v Wallabies Zulu Warrior on pitch is he's having a fit! Visitors out & Boks arriving
Boks v Wallabies It's anthem time at Loftus before Wayne Barnes kicks off proceedings
Boks 0-0 Wallabies 0m Morné Steyn kicks off for the Boks & the Wallabies run it out of their 22 fast...
Boks 0-0 Wallabies 1m Pat Lambie has to charge into own 22 to get to over the top ball & clear...
Boks 0-0 Wallabies 2m Aussie lineout just inside the correct side of halfway is good & they're fast into the Bok 22
Boks 0-0 Wallabies 3m 9 phases clear Aussies just inside Bok 22 but discipline from Boks & steal possession 
Boks 0-0 Wallabies 4m Ball cleared well over halfway & Bok lineout is textbook before they're into the 22 already 
Boks 3-0 Wallabies 5m Bok advantage so Steyn drops back into pocket & neatly drops a goal for first blood
Boks 3-0 Wallabies 6m Fast & furious on both sides & this game should be fierce throughout at this rate... 
Boks 3-0 Wallabies 7m Aussies are back into Bok 22 & Warren Whiteley guilty of handing over the penalty
Boks 3-3 Wallabies 8m Bernard Foley tees up a straightforward penalty kick & the teams are all square
Boks 3-3 Wallabies 9m With no time to blink, Bok defensive lineout just inside halfway & they charge into Aussie 22 
Boks 3-3 Wallabies 10m But visitors slow it down with David Pocock at the core of the ruck & it's a turnover
Boks 3-3 Wallabies 11m Stonking opportunity for the Boks is quickly lost & lay is back in the midfield
Boks 3-3 Wallabies 12m Aussie lineout on halfway line; Boks attack into Aussie half but they're right back at them
Boks 3-3 Wallabies 13m Michael Hooper finds the space to slip thru into the 22 as Oupa Mohoje is down
Boks 3-8 Wallabies 14m Mohoje bounces back up as Aussies continue to quickly offload for Scott Sio to score 
Boks 3-10 Wallabies 15m Foley adds extras to try that started with a poor Bryan Habana kick not to touch
Boks 3-10 Wallabies 16m Aussies have ball stolen from restart & Eben Etzebeth breaks; whistle goes
Boks 3-10 Wallabies 17m Time off before Aussie defensive lineout in their 22; players can do with that break
Boks 3-10 Wallabies 18m Sorry - scrum not lineout & they hold possession & clear Boks back from their 22
Boks 3-10 Wallabies 19m Steyn playing clever rugby as he halts Quade Cooper's clear momentarily...
Boks 3-10 Wallabies 20m Aussies regather & this time Foley clears to touch for Bok halfway lineout
Boks 3-10 Wallabies 21m Francois Hougaard on the attack but a teensie knock on & Aussies have possession again 
Boks 3-10 Wallabies 22m Aussie defensive scrum inside 10m & Bok front row pinged for illegal binding 
Boks 3-10 Wallabies 23m Reece Hodge tees up from wrong side of halfway - 65 metres out! Has distance but falls under bar 
Boks 3-10 Wallabies 24m Well that was a monster kick that only just didn't have the accuracy
Boks 3-10 Wallabies 25m But Aussie response is to hand over a penalty quickly & Steyn tees up comfortably 
Boks 6-10 Wallabies 26m That's an almost easy three-pointer that kisses the upright before popping thru
Boks 6-10 Wallabies 27m Clear Aussie knock on ignored by Barnes - fans are unimpressed & Lambie kick goes long 
Boks 6-10 Wallabies 28m Aussie attacking lineout outside the Bok 22 is good & they're into the striking zone... 
Boks 6-10 Wallabies 29m ...but Boks turn that ball over sharply & Steyn thumps it clear away
Boks 6-10 Wallabies 30m Boks get to it but Hougaard is pinged for not rolling away (rightly)
Boks 6-10 Wallabies 31m Territorial stats for this match must be huge as play's flying from 1 end to other
Boks 6-10 Wallabies 32m Bok lineout just inside their halfway & Hougaard breaks over halfway near far touch
Boks 6-10 Wallabies 32m Aussies force them back slightly, but Adriaan Strauss breaks the halfway barrier again 
Boks 6-10 Wallabies 33m Boks attack well & Habana gets his hands on ball & chips & chases, but...
Boks 6-10 Wallabies 34m ...Izzy Folau cynically fouls by obstructing Habana then feigning innocence...
Boks 6-10 Wallabies 34m turning his back; he fools no one & is summarily dismissed for remaining half 
Boks 9-10 Wallabies 36m Steyn tees up the penalty kick & takes Boks to within a point of the Aussie score 
Boks 9-10 Wallabies 37m Aussies take their time about the restart with Folau in the bin
Boks 9-10 Wallabies 38m Rob Simmons traps Etzebeth in the ruck & refuses to roll away - Barnes does nothing 
Boks 9-10 Wallabies 38m Etzebeth repeatedly points this out & eventually Barnes succumbs but handbags have erupted
Boks 9-10 Wallabies 39m Reffing failure 101 there; takes an age but Bok penalty & their deep in Aussie half 
Boks 9-10 Wallabies 39m Lionel Mapoe replaces Jess Kriel
Boks 9-10 Wallabies 40m Further infringements from the visitors as Strauss sprints for 22; Steyn tees up...
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 40+1m Steyn is right on target & takes the lead at HT

Springboks v WallabiesBoks 12-10 Wallabies HT P: Steyn (3) DG: Steyn | T: Sio C: Foley P: Foley Yellow Card Folau

Boks 12-10 Wallabies 40m Folau's till in the bin for c.4 minutes as the second half resumes; Scott Fardy has replaced Sean McMahon
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 41m From Foley KO, strong effort from both sides & Francois Louw steals possession 
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 42m It's a Bok defensive scrum in 22; good work & the Aussies are back up in midfield 
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 43m Aussies steadily but surely run ball back into Bok 22 & they threaten tryline again
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 44m Immense work from Boks in keeping the Aussies out as Folau returns to the field 
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 44m Bok defensive scrum again is strong & then the replacements come on...
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 45m Steven Kitshoff, Julian Redelinghuys & Lood de Jager for The Beast, Koch & du Toit 
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 46m An injury to Habana & Willie le Roux is the replacement as team shuffles
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 47m Boks win another defensive scrum battle & free kick puts ball back over halfway
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 48m Meanwhile for Aussies, Kane Douglas has replaced Rob Simmons
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 49m Another penalty from Boks & Hodge has much easier kick at uprights...but pulls it 
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 50m Next ruck & Boks pinged again for not rolling away - however, that was impossible 
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 51m Impossible because Stephen Moore was blocking & pushing them back into the ruck 
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 52m Karma appears to intervene as Foley misses penalty kick at uprights - 9pts missed 
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 53m Tevita Kuridrani has replaced Samu Kerevi
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 54m Boks are on the backfoot again with possession but in defensive scrum on their 22 
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 55m Despite best efforts of Aussies, le Roux clears well over halfway from 22
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 56m Bok lineout inside Aussie 10m but first Jaco Kriel on for Mohoje
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 56m Also James Slipper & Tom Robertson for Sio & Kepu
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 57m Good lineout for Boks & they make yards but whistle goes for Kriel foot in touch
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 57m Replay shows not; Aussie penalty anyway but first...
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 58m Willem Alberts replaces a disoriented Rudi Paige & team shuffles again
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 59m Aussies get back over halfway but hand over penalty for Bok defensive scrum on 10m 
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 60m Slipper guilty in scrum & Steyn tees up for kick from own 10m in front of posts 
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 61m He's done it before but not this time as Steyn pushes it wide
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 62m Foley thumps it back & Aussies are back in Bok territory...
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 63m 10 phases in the Bok 22 before homeside turnover the ball & le Roux clears
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 64m That's more karma as all the refs miss a blatant Cooper forward pass outside 22
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 65m Play's back up at midfield & Boks do well to keep hold for a while but get turned 
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 67m Time taken in setting Aussie scrum outside Bok 22; crowds bored as Mexican waves 
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 68m Reset despite Aussie collapse in front row; Aussies win it & Boks win ball in maul 
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 69m While mini Robertson goes barrelling up to huge Alberts with his handbag and both are warned by Barnes, Sefanaia Naivalu makes his debut for Dane Haylett-Petty 
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 69m ...Alberts didn't react so warning should've only gone one way; Bok ball
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 70m Clear results in Moore lineout on halfway; Aussies collect but another Cooper fwd pass 
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 71m This time the refs see it & it's a Bok ball - scrum on halfway...
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 72m The scrum holds strong, Steyn gets the free kick & puts it into Aussie 22 for lineout 
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 73m Boks hold onto possession from lineout but lose ground to hard hits & butterfingers 
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 74m First Bok foray into the visitors' 22 in this half of the game...then lose ball
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 75m Aussie defensive scrum is good but don't get far away from their own 22 before... 
Boks 12-10 Wallabies 76m ...Hougaard steals the ball yet again deftly & it's a Bok penalty
Boks 15-10 Wallabies 76m From just outside the Aussie 22, Steyn calmly adds 3 & surpasses Percy Montgomery's record of 148 penalty points for the Springboks
Boks 15-10 Wallabies 77m 3 minutes are a long time for Boks to hold on & Aussies to score…as Nick Phipps replaces Will Genia
Boks 15-10 Wallabies 78m Aussies attack into midfield but Boks steal possession again in the maul...
Boks 15-10 Wallabies 79m Bok scrum just inside halfway & Aussie front row is pinged; penalty to Boks
Boks 15-10 Wallabies 79m Steyn has a free kick & he could just take his time, but...
Boks 18-10 Wallabies 79m ...Steyn has other ideas and drops his second successful goal!
Boks 18-10 Wallabies 80m So now is the time to run the seconds down; time for Bok lineout before siren goes... 
Boks 18-10 Wallabies 80+1m ... & just as it does, Hougaard kicks the ball into touch for the win.

Springboks v Wallabies

South Africa15 Pat Lambie 14 Bryan Habana 13 Jesse Kriel 12 Juan de Jongh 11 Francois Hougaard 10 Morné Steyn 9 Rudy Paige 8 Warren Whiteley 7 Oupa Mohoje 6 Francois Louw 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit 4 Eben Etzebeth 3 Vincent Koch 2 ADRIAAN STRAUSS (C) 1 Tendai Mtawarira BENCH: 16 Bongi Mbonambi 17 Steven Kitshoff 18 Julian Redelinghuys 19 Lood de Jager 20 Willem Alberts 21 Jaco Kriel 22 Lionel Mapoe 23 Willie le Roux

SCORERS P: Steyn (4) DG: Steyn (2)

australia15 Israel Folau 14 Dane Haylett-Petty 13 Samu Kerevi 12 Bernard Foley 11 Reece Hodge 10 Quade Cooper 9 Will Genia 8 Sean McMahon 7 Michael Hooper 6 Dean Mumm 5 Adam Coleman 4 Rob Simmons 3 Sekope Kepu 2 STEPHEN MOORE (C) 1 Scott Sio BENCH: 16 James Hanson 17 James Slipper 18 Tom Robertson 19 Kane Douglas 20 Scott Fardy 21 Nick Phipps 22 Tevita Kuridrani 23 Sefanaia Naivalu*

SCORERS T: Sio C: Foley P: Foley Yellow Card Folau

Referee: Wayne Barnes Asst. Referees: John Lacey, George Clancy TMO: Jim Yuille




Argentina ARGENTINA 17 - 36 NEW ZEALANDnz

Estadio José Amalfitani, Buenos Aires - 01 October 2016
KO: 19:10 HT: 3-29


Played: 27
Argentina won: 0
New Zealand won: 26
Drawn: 1

New Zealand


Pumas v All Blacks Half an hour til KO in Buenos Aires....
Pumas v All Blacks Weirdest anthem rendition from a chap with a guitar for the Pumas...& obviously lots of tears
Pumas v All Blacks KO almost imminent once the shouting's done... 
Pumas v All Blacks Jaco Peyper's the referee today; here's hoping the Pumas bring a mean game today
Pumas 0-0 All Blacks 1m We have KO & Pumas clear ABs back & ball to touch for ABs lineout outside 22
Pumas 0-0 All Blacks 2m Pablo Matera pinged for off feet in first ruck; Beauden Barrett tees up just outside 22
Pumas 0-3 All Blacks 3m Easy kick for Barrett & Nicolás Sánchez makes the restart for the homeside
Pumas 0-3 All Blacks 4m ABs are quickly up to the Pumas 22 but get pushed right back up to the midfield
Pumas 0-3 All Blacks 5m Pumas hits already coming in hard, & ABs ball is being slowed by homeside who win penalty 
Pumas 0-3 All Blacks 5m Pumas defensive scrum on the 10m is solid & Sánchez thumps it to Ben Smith on his 22 
Pumas 0-3 All Blacks 6m ABs send it back but are right back at 22 shortly... 
Pumas 0-3 All Blacks 7m ABs penalty & they charge to the Pumas 22 but it's promptly stolen for another scrum on 22 
Pumas 0-3 All Blacks 8m Pumas retain possession but don't get far til Liam Squire infringes & hands over penalty
Pumas 0-3 All Blacks 9m Sánchez clears to midfield for Pumas halfway lineout which is good
Pumas 0-3 All Blacks 9m ABs kicking far more while Pumas are running ball where they can
Pumas 0-3 All Blacks 10m From being trapped in own 22, Puma penalty & quick ball allows them to catch ABs unawares 
Pumas 0-3 All Blacks 11m There's no one back in ABs 22 so Pumas set up setpiece way deep in All Black territory 
Pumas 0-3 All Blacks 12m Result is a Pumas attacking scrum on ABs 22 & retain the ball but passing isn't v sharp
Pumas 0-3 All Blacks 13m However, ABs haven't managed to push them back v far from 22, but knock on saves them 
Pumas 0-3 All Blacks 14m ABs have defensive lineout on their 22; it's kicked high & Ramiro Moyano runs it into touch 
Pumas 0-3 All Blacks 15m Obviously it's an ABs throw in but Israel Dagg getting unnecessarily feisty
Pumas 0-3 All Blacks 16m Pumas dismiss ABs attacking position by securing a lineout on far touch back on halfway
Pumas 0-3 All Blacks 17m Appalling call from Peyper after TJ Perenara rips ball out & back & Agustín Creevy is off 
Pumas 0-3 All Blacks 17m Clearly Pumas ball at ABs 22 but Peyper decides to give the ABs the scrum - ridiculous
Pumas 0-3 All Blacks 18m ABs don't have it too easy at the scrum & after more immense work from Creevy...
Pumas 0-3 All Blacks 19m ...Pumas have the lineout on halfway following Creevy's break; time off
Pumas 0-3 All Blacks 20m Blood check for Dane Coles before play resumes; ball stolen both ways before...
Pumas 0-3 All Blacks 20m ...Matías Alemanno is down after stealing possession from ABs - another time off
Pumas 0-3 All Blacks 21m Fantastic to see Pumas have come on so far & taking the game to the All Blacks
Pumas 0-3 All Blacks 22m ABs make some ground & are up near the Pumas 22 as whistle goes for penalty
Pumas 0-3 All Blacks 23m It's an eyes shut three pointer for ABs, but captain Kieran Read says no & opts for scrum
Pumas 0-3 All Blacks 24m Scrum attempted...has to be reset...finally gets going with ABs firmly in Pumas 22
Pumas 0-3 All Blacks 26m Sánchez stops a try-scoring threat but is caught offside; 5m scrum for ABs...
Pumas 0-3 All Blacks 27m The defence from the Pumas is immense with ABs all over their tryline - forced to recycle 
Pumas 0-8 All Blacks 28m It's Anton Lienert-Brown who finds the gap & slams over tryline next to uprights for the try
Pumas 0-10 All Blacks 29m A quick conversion for Barrett from in front of posts
Pumas 0-10 All Blacks 30m Pumas take advantage from restart as ABs caught napping; Ben Smith thumps it from 22... 
Pumas 0-10 All Blacks 31m ...but it goes way too long past the dead ball area so we're back for scrum at ABs 22
Pumas 0-10 All Blacks 32m So play returns 3/4 of way back down pitch & it's not awful for the visitors
Pumas 0-10 All Blacks 32m Perenara is pinged promptly & Sánchez tees up from outside the 22 in hope of 1st points 
Pumas 3-10 All Blacks 33m Sánchez's kicking is bang on, unsurprisingly, and Pumas are finally on the board
Pumas 3-10 All Blacks 34m However, from restart, it all goes the way of the ABs & Dagg almost gets down in corner 
Pumas 3-10 All Blacks 34m Does look like he's in touch & TMO concurs; Pumas defensive 5m lineout to come
Pumas 3-15 All Blacks 35m ABs steal it & good work between the centres for Ryan Crotty finds the whitewash fast 
Pumas 3-17 All Blacks 36m Barrett adds the extras, & it looks like the ABs have got that taste of blood...
Pumas 3-17 All Blacks 37m We're already at that place where Pumas are a tad lost while ABs are running rings
Pumas 3-22 All Blacks 38m ABs make it look so easy as Pumas flounder while quick hands get Dane Coles over tryline 
Pumas 3-24 All Blacks 39m The conversion comes from Barrett, but the All Blacks aren't done yet despite HT looming 
Pumas 3-24 All Blacks 40m Sánchez kicks restart deeper in 22 this time to Perenara> Barrett> Crotty> Ben Smith... 
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 40m ...offloads to Perenara who's caught up at Pumas 10m & he sprints to score on HT siren 
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 40+1m Barrett misses conversion, but that's OK at 3-29! No doubt Pumas could do with a break 

Pumas v All BlacksPumas 3-29 All Blacks HT P: Sánchez | T: Lienert-Brown, Crotty, Coles, Perenara C: Barrett (3) P: Barrett

Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 40m Sánchez kicks off 2nd half, Pumas hopefully having deleted last 10 minutes from memory 
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 41m Pumas lineout on the ABs 22 & keep it close til Perenara rips it away, again...
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 42m Pumas not lying down tho & they run it back & are almost at 22 again...but a knock on
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 42m Time off as Peyper is fiddled with by techie chap before ABs defensive scrum
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 42m ABs have a good scrum & trundle over halfway into Pumas territory on the attack
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 43m Pumas manage to steal the ball but that's swiftly followed by a knock on & ABs have 10m scrum 
Pumas 3-34 All Blacks 44m A good scrum & a little feign by Lienert-Brown allows Ben Smith to sprint over the tryline
Pumas 3-36 All Blacks 46m Barrett adds the extras but Santiago Cordero is down; injury cart is sent on
Pumas 3-36 All Blacks 47m Play resumes after Cordero bounces back & stays on...but ABs changes happening
Pumas 3-36 All Blacks 48m Sam Whitelock replaces Brodie Retallick... 
Pumas 3-36 All Blacks 49m Julian Montoya for Creevy while Damian McKenzie makes ABs debut for Crotty
Pumas 3-36 All Blacks 50m Pumas desperately trying to figure a way around the ABs style of attack...
Pumas 3-36 All Blacks 51m ...& eventually they do as the Pumas are all over the ABs tryline & look to have scored 
Pumas 3-36 All Blacks 51m Ref heads to TMO who also has to check Joe Moody's swinging arm on Sánchez under posts 
Pumas 3-36 All Blacks 52m Pumas already have penalty coming in front of posts; replay shows Moody offside smacking 10 
Pumas 3-36 All Blacks 53m Moody sent to bin for 10 while Pumas set up scrum in front of posts..ABs quickly offside 
Pumas 3-36 All Blacks 54m Ref signals for scrum in same place after penalty called; advantage called immediately 
Pumas 3-36 All Blacks 55m Yet again ABs infringe; Crotty guilty this time - back for 3rd scrum under posts...
Pumas 3-36 All Blacks 56m Tomás Cubelli replaces captain Martín Landajo & a PT will come soon no doubt...
Pumas 8-36 All Blacks 56m But that's not required as brute force allows Facundo Isa scores his first Pumas try
Pumas 10-36 All Blacks 57m Sánchez adds the extras & the Pumas have the bit between their teeth now...
Pumas 10-36 All Blacks 58m Yet again the ABs are offside & Pumas are deep in their 22...
Pumas 10-36 All Blacks 59m Leonardo Senatore replaces Alemanno as the Pumas continue to attack the tryline 
Pumas 10-36 All Blacks 60m Pumas are at posts again & Sánchez is attacked again; Peyper calls penalty for Pumas 
Pumas 10-36 All Blacks 61m Peyper has no comms; TMO checks tackle on Sánchez - only dangerous enough for penalty 
Pumas 10-36 All Blacks 62m Pumas scrum again in front of posts; ABs still a man down; scrum goes down...
Pumas 10-36 All Blacks 62m Before reset, Enrique Pieretto for Herrera & Ofa Tu'ungafasi for Franks
Pumas 10-36 All Blacks 63m Peyper gets his comms fixed & finally we can get on with match again
Pumas 10-36 All Blacks 64m ABs are infringing all over the place all over again; penalty to Pumas & same scrum
Pumas 10-36 All Blacks 64m Peyper's had enough of the ABs lack of discipline & Liam Squire gets packed off to bin 
Pumas 10-36 All Blacks 65m Juan Manuel Leguizamón on for Matera; Pumas go for scrum again, this time wide of posts 
Pumas 10-36 All Blacks 67m Pumas try to make the short couple of yards they need, but this time it doesn't work 
Pumas 10-36 All Blacks 68m Finally decision goes ABs' way as get penalty & can clear Pumas from imminent danger 
Pumas 10-36 All Blacks 69m ABs take play back over halfway & set up scrum on the Pumas 10m...
Pumas 10-36 All Blacks 69m Jerónimo De la Fuente replaces Sánchez & Tawera Kerr-Barlow is on for Perenara 
Pumas 10-36 All Blacks 70m Codie Taylor replaces Coles while McKenzie attempts to fly over in corner
Pumas 10-36 All Blacks 71m Peyper's comms still screwed; TMO confirms no try for McKenzie; another halt in play 
Pumas 10-36 All Blacks 72m Leguizamón pinged for neck tackle same as Moody was almost at Pumas tryline
Pumas 10-36 All Blacks 74m Penalty to ABs but Pumas secure a defensive 5m scrum...they clear ABs outside 22
Pumas 10-36 All Blacks 75m Fortunes turn fast as Pumas charge up to ABs 22 & penalty from ABs not rolling away 
Pumas 10-36 All Blacks 76m Elliott Dixon on for Read & Lima Sopoaga for Barrett 
Pumas 15-36 All Blacks 77m Meanwhile, McKenzie misses tackle & Joaquín Tuculet flies over in the corner to score 
Pumas 17-36 All Blacks 78m Santiago González Iglesias takes the conversion almost from touchline to add extras 
Pumas 17-36 All Blacks 78m Santiago González Iglesias takes the conversion almost from touchline to add extras 
Pumas 17-36 All Blacks 78m Matías Orlando has replaced Moyano as both sides battle for possession hard
Pumas 17-36 All Blacks 79m Clock hasn't actually been stopped on screen but Isa is injured & has to be helped off
Pumas 17-36 All Blacks 80m Pumas bench is empty but have scrum on halfway & handed free kick...any more juice in tank? 
Pumas 17-36 All Blacks 80+1m Siren's long gone; Pumas are back up in ABs 22 & whistle goes again for TMO check 
Pumas 17-36 All Blacks 80+2m ABs pinged for no arm off ball charge on Leguizamón; penalty Pumas & opt for scrum 
Pumas 17-36 All Blacks 80+3m But Pumas only have 7 in scrum as no one left; scrum reset. Pumas win it & Iglesias... 
Pumas 17-36 All Blacks 80+3m ...almost makes it but feet in touch (& poor sod gets kick in face too) as FT whistle goes

Pumas v All Blacks

Argentina15 Joaquín Tuculet 14 Santiago Cordero 13 Matías Moroni 12 Santiago González Iglesias 11 Ramiro Moyano 10 Nicolás Sánchez 9 MARTÍN LANDAJO (C) 8 Facundo Isa 7 Javier Ortega Desio 6 Pablo Matera 5 Matías Alemanno 4 Guido Petti 3 Ramiro Herrera 2 Agustín Creevy 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro BENCH: 16 Julian Montoya 17 Lucas Noguera 18 Enrique Pieretto 19 Juan Manuel Leguizamón 20 Leonardo Senatore 21 Tomás Cubelli 22 Jerónimo De la Fuente 23 Matías Orlando

SCORERS T: Isa, Tuculet C: Sánchez, González Iglesias P: Sánchez

nz15 Ben Smith 14 Israel Dagg 13 Anton Lienert-Brown 12 Ryan Crotty 11 Julian Savea 10 Beauden Barrett 9 TJ Perenara 8 Kieran Read 7 ARDIE SAVEA (C) 6 Liam Squire 5 Brodie Retallick 4 Patrick Tuipulotu 3 Owen Franks 2 Dane Coles 1 Joe Moody BENCH: 16 Codie Taylor 17 Wyatt Crockett 18 Ofa Tu'ungafasi 19 Samuel Whitelock 20 Elliot Dixon 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow 22 Lima Sopoaga 23 Damian McKenzie*

SCORERS T: Lienert-Brown, Crotty, Coles, Perenara, Smith C: Barrett (4) P: Barrett Yellow Card Moody, Squire

Referee: Jaco Peyper Asst. Referees: Stuart Berry, Marius van der Westhuizen TMO: Johan Greeff




Week 6

South Africa v New Zealand Argentina v AustraliaTRC 2016 Table Week 6


Growthpoint Kings Park, Durban - 08 October 2016
KO: 17:05 HT: 9-12

South Africa

Played: 92
South Africa won: 35
New Zealand won: 54
Drawn: 3

New Zealand


Boks v ‪All Blacks Ellis Park is rocking this afternoon...or the Emirates Airline as it's called for now...
Boks v ‪All Blacks The New Zealand anthem is up first....
Boks v ‪All Blacks The passion of the Bok anthem at home in front of a capacity crowd is awesome!
Boks v ‪All Blacks Not there yet tho...there's still the Haka to come yet before KO
Boks v ‪All Blacks Jérôme Garcès holds the power in this match in the 2nd & middle week of the Championship
Boks v ‪All Blacks's the Kapa o Pango haka today. Oh well...
Boks 0-0 ‪All Blacks 1m Finally we have KO & 1st penalty to ABs for Boks not releasing from start
Boks 0-0 ‪All Blacks 2m ABs run it; Boks win defensive lineout & Garcès completely ignores Tony Woodcock offside
Boks 0-0 ‪All Blacks 3m Garcès wrongly pings Boks at breakdown & penalty to Lima Sopoaga to kick...
Boks 0-3 ‪All Blacks 4m Sopoaga opens scoring & it'll be a poor game if Garcès doesn't bother reffing
Boks 0-3 ‪All Blacks 5m Dane Cole tackles Eben Etzebeth lifting & dumping him over his shoulder - no penalty;
Boks 0-3 ‪All Blacks 7m ABs have defensive scrum but Boks take full advantage from clear & attack
Boks 0-3 ‪All Blacks 9m Heinrich Brüssow & Francois Louw make some ground but offload not to plan; ABs ball
Boks 5-3 ‪All Blacks 10m Bismarck du Plessis kills Read's ball; Jesse Kriel breaks & Willie le Roux scores
Boks 7-3 ‪All Blacks 11m le Roux's excellent try is perfectly converted by Handré Pollard
Boks 7-3 ‪All Blacks 13m ABs all about the attack but Bok defence is just shutting them down even in own 22
Boks 7-3 ‪All Blacks 16m Etzebeth gifts penalty & ABs attacking scrum in 22; win another but Conrad Smith knock on
Boks 7-3 ‪All Blacks 18m Huge defensive scrum from Boks; ABs pinged & captain Schalk Burger makes ground
Boks 7-3 ‪All Blacks 20m Hits from Boks are massive! ABs are gonna hurt 2moro. Messam pinged for high tackle
Boks 10-3 ‪All Blacks 21m Pollard punishes ABs with 3 more points; Boks shutting down ABs fast & wide plan
Boks 10-3 ‪All Blacks 23m Whilst ABs rethink, Boks get pinged in midfield & clear for lineout outside 22
Boks 10-3 ‪All Blacks 25m lineout is good for ABs and secure an attacking scrum; time off for Bryan Habana injury
Boks 10-3 ‪All Blacks 26m Play continues & scrum is static as Boks don't give an inch; ABs pinged at breakdown
Boks 10-3 ‪All Blacks 27m Boks opt for short lineout & head over halfway; ABs come back & clear...
Boks 10-3 ‪All Blacks 28m Immense kick from le Roux bounces just on wrong side of flag & ABs take quick throw
Boks 10-3 ‪All Blacks 30m Possession bounces between both sides before Coles pinged for not rolling away
Boks 10-3 ‪All Blacks 32m Penalty is within Pollard's range but it falls just short
Boks 10-3 ‪All Blacks 33m ABs respond with gaining some serious ground to just outside & Boks pinged at breakdown
Boks 10-3 ‪All Blacks 33m ABs respond by gaining some serious ground to just outside 22; Boks pinged at breakdown
Boks 10-3 ‪All Blacks 34m But from such an easy position, Sopoaga manages to pull it way wide
Boks 10-3 ‪All Blacks 36m Boks are the ones winning at the breakdown, & their defence is just shutting ABs down
Boks 10-3 ‪All Blacks 37m Boks escape own 22 to midfield before Damian de Allende flicks aside all defence...
Boks 10-3 ‪All Blacks 38m Boks into ABs 22 but a superb steal allows Sopoaga to break from Ma'a Nonu pass...
Boks 10-8 ‪All Blacks 39m ...& in inimitable style Ben Smith catches high ball & saunters over T/L to score!
Boks 10-10 ‪All Blacks 40m Sopoaga adds the extras & it's all square at HT in J'burg in a phenomenal match

Springboks v All BlacksBoks 10-10 All Blacks HT T: le Roux C: Pollard P: Pollard | T: Ben Smith C: Sopoaga P: Sopoaga

Boks 10-10 ‪All Blacks 41m Koch/Whiteley for Jannie du Plessis/Louw | Sam Whitelock for Broadhurst
Boks 10-10 ‪All Blacks 42m Patrick Lambie had replaced Pollard just before HT but returned
Boks 10-10 ‪All Blacks 43m Boks run frighteningly close to scoring again but Piutau saves the day & clears
Boks 15-10 ‪All Blacks 46m But you can't keep Bok down & from halfway Pollard offloads to Kriel who powers to T/L
Boks 17-15 ‪All Blacks 48m Pollard converts but it's not long til Cole slinks thru to score thanks to Fekitoa
Boks 17-17 ‪All Blacks 50m Sopoaga converts & these two world class sides are matching each other toe to toe
Boks 17-17 ‪All Blacks 52m The Tier 1 sides will be analysing the Boks awfully closely in prep for RWC2015!
Boks 17-17 ‪All Blacks 53m Meanwhile the Boks have crept into the ABs 22 & Sam W gifts penalty at breakdown
Boks 17-17 ‪All Blacks 54m From lineout, Boks bundle over the line & Garcès goes to TMO to confirm grounding
Boks 17-17 ‪All Blacks 54m From 1st 3 replays looks like try but TMO Hughes says no try
Boks 17-17 ‪All Blacks 56m Boks 5m attacking scrum is good & they have penalty coming for ABs offside already
Boks 20-17 ‪All Blacks 57m Penalty called & Pollard takes the 3 points to put Boks back in front
Boks 20-17 ‪All Blacks 58m From almost back in own half le Roux makes a hell of a break before chip ahead...
Boks 20-17 ‪All Blacks 58m Ball passes thru ABs hands but it's still for Boks who make it into 22...
Boks 20-17 ‪All Blacks 59m Boks just short by 2m a few times & ball getting slowed from breakdown until...
Boks 20-17 ‪All Blacks 60m ...Sam W finally YC'd for repeated offence of interfering illegally; Bok 5m scrum
Boks 20-17 ‪All Blacks 61m A minute's time off first for Vincent Koch; penalty Boks so scrum again...
Boks 20-17 ‪All Blacks 62m Oh so close but ball is spilled & it's ABs defensive scrum; time off
Boks 20-17 ‪All Blacks 63m Koch replaced by Trevor Nyakane before scrum set; ABs opt for uncontested scrum!
Boks 20-17 ‪All Blacks 63m That's poor from ABs in their decision; Boks should've challenged that
Boks 20-17 ‪All Blacks 64m ABs win lineout outside 22; Habana pinged as Aaron Smith's head meets his boot
Boks 20-17 ‪All Blacks 65m Sopoaga misses another easy shot at uprights to equalise from the 22!
Boks 20-17 ‪All Blacks Meanwhile, Lambie & van der Merwe on for le Roux & de Jager
Boks 20-17 ‪All Blacks Perenara/Taylor/Vito/Ben Franks/Barrett/Crockett/Fekitoa for Aaron Smith/Coles/Owen Franks/Dagg/Woodcock/Nonu
Boks 20-17 ‪All Blacks 68m It was Boks who called for uncontested scrums not ABs coz of Nyakane
Boks 20-17 ‪All Blacks 71m Fekitoa makes a hell of a break but ends with little; ABs into Bok 22 with adv
Boks 20-17 ‪All Blacks 73m Eventually Boks give & ABs back for penalty; ABs kick to corner for 5m lineout
Boks 20-22 ‪All Blacks 74m A perfect lineout for ABs & Richie McCaw takes the ball & hurls himself over T/L
Boks 20-24 ‪All Blacks 75m Sopoaga may be missing easy kicks but an acute angle from touchline is no problem
Boks 20-24 ‪All Blacks 76m Boks have just 4 minutes to make magic while ABs have the scrum...
Boks 20-24 ‪All Blacks 77m Bok opportunity to get out from own half but fluff it; ABs attacking scrum on 22
Boks 20-24 ‪All Blacks 78m Strauss, Reinach & Mapoe for Mtawarira, Pienaar & Kriel while ABs take their time
Boks 20-24 ‪All Blacks 79m Boks pinged once more & Sopoaga tees up to put final nail in coffin...
Boks 20-27 ‪All Blacks 80m Sopoaga bangs over final kick & only the Wallabies can stop ABs from taking title

Springboks v All Blacks

South Africa15 Pat Lambie  14 Francois Hougaard 13 Juan de Jongh 12 Damian de Allende 11 Bryan Habana 10 Morné  Steyn 9 Faf de Klerk 8 Warren Whiteley 7 Oupa Mohoje 6 Francois Louw 5 Pieter-Steph du  Toit 4 Eben Etzebeth 3 Vincent Koch  2 ADRIAAN STRAUSS (C) 1 Tendai Mtawarira BENCH: 16 Bongi Mbonambi 17 Steven Kitshoff 18 Julian Redelinghuys 19 Lood de Jager 20 Willem Alberts  21 Jaco Kriel 22 Lionel Mapoe 23 Willie le Roux

SCORERS P: Steyn (5) Yellow Card de Jager

nz15 Ben Smith 14 Israel Dagg 13 Anton Lienert-Brown 12 Ryan Crotty 11 Waisake Naholo 10 Beauden Barrett 9 TJ Perenara 8 KIERAN READ (C) 7 Matt Todd 6 Jerome Kaino 5 Samuel Whitelock 4 Brodie Retallick 3 Owen Franks 2 Dane Coles 1 Joe Moody BENCH: 16 Codie Taylor 17 Wyatt Crockett 18 Charlie Faumuina 19 Liam Squire 20 Ardie Savea 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow 22 Lima Sopoaga 23 George Moala

SCORERS T: Dagg (2), Perenara (2), Barrett (2), Taylor, Smith, Squire C: Barrett (3), Sopoaga (3) Yellow Card Taylor

Referee: Jérôme Garcès Asst. Referees: John Lacey, George Clancy TMO: Jim Yuille




Argentina ARGENTINA 21 - 33 AUSTRALIAaustralia

Twickenham, London - 08 October 2016
KO: 19:30 HT: 8-18


Played: 26
Argentina won: 5
Australia won: 20
Drawn: 1



‪‎Pumas v ‪‎Wallabies The teams are heading out in Mendoza for this 2nd match of the day...
‪‎Pumas v ‪‎Wallabies Australia Fair's turn to be sung before the military-like Argentinean anthem
‪‎Pumas v ‪‎Wallabies Formalities are out of the way & Jaco Peyper about to blow for KO
‪‎Pumas 0-0 ‪‎Wallabies 2m Aussies have first dibs at the scrum early in the game which has to be reset...
‪‎Pumas 0-0 ‪‎Wallabies 3m There's so much faffing that this could be a v long match...
‪‎Pumas 0-0 ‪‎Wallabies 5m Finally there's movement & Aussies deep in Pumas' 22 trying to find a gap
‪‎Pumas 0-0 ‪‎Wallabies 5m Aussies in tasting distance of tryline before Tevita Kuridrani pulled down short
‪‎Pumas 0-0 ‪‎Wallabies 6m Aussies head to touchline for 2nd time for another lineout at the 22; Pumas defence holds well
‪‎Pumas 0-0 ‪‎Wallabies 8m Oh it's far too early for fisticuffs but Izzy Folau tackles player in air - no YC tho!
‪‎Pumas 0-0 ‪‎Wallabies 10m Sadly this match lacks the pace & verve of the earlier one from J'burg
‪‎Pumas 0-0 ‪‎Wallabies 12m You wouldn't know Aussies have had c.90% possession & territory...
‪‎Pumas 0-0 ‪‎Wallabies 14m Nicolás Sánchez attempts a drop goal now that phases are coming together...but goes awry
‪‎Pumas 0-0 ‪‎Wallabies 16m But it's not long before Aussies back at Pumas' 22 & pressing; Pumas turn it over...
‪‎Pumas 0-5 ‪‎Wallabies 17m Aussies wrestle ball back & it's Joe Tomane who finds the whitewash to open scoring
‪‎Pumas 0-5 ‪‎Wallabies 18m Bernard Foley begins with failure tho - no conversion...
‪‎Pumas 0-5 ‪‎Wallabies 20m Pumas restarts are a tad shocking, & Aussies are in for the attack again with lineout
‪‎Pumas 0-5 ‪‎Wallabies 22m Ref's not doing well with controlling emotions after Aussies win penalty for high tackle
‪‎Pumas 0-5 ‪‎Wallabies 23m Penalty reversed for Will Skelton grabbing Martín Landajo round the neck
‪‎Pumas 0-5 ‪‎Wallabies 25m Pumas make some ground after fighting way out of own half...
‪‎Pumas 0-5 ‪‎Wallabies 27m Pumas lineout on Aussie 10m but possession ends up with Quade Cooper (replaced Toomua)
‪‎Pumas 0-5 ‪‎Wallabies 29m Aussies carry back over halfway but drop ball & Pumas charge it back into Aussie territory
‪‎Pumas 3-5 ‪‎Wallabies 30m Aussie penalty county rises to 5, pinged for not releasing & Sanchez kicks over 3 points
‪‎Pumas 3-5 ‪‎Wallabies 32m Folau wins high ball & Aussies make yards & win penalty for Pumas offside, but...
‪‎Pumas 3-5 ‪‎Wallabies 33m ...Foley maintains a 100% failure record kicking from 22 10m in from touch
‪‎Pumas 3-5 ‪‎Wallabies 35m Aussie possession/territory drops to high 60s but still mostly their way...
‪‎Pumas 3-5 ‪‎Wallabies 37m Aussies up to the Pumas 22 & Skelton makes ground but Nick Phipps spills it
‪‎Pumas 3-5 ‪‎Wallabies 38m Pumas try & escape their 22 but also manage to k/o; advantage over so penalty G&G
‪‎Pumas 3-8 ‪‎Wallabies 39m Nigh on impossible for Foley to miss this one - & he doesn't.
‪‎Pumas 6-8 ‪‎Wallabies 40m But isolated Scott Fardy from restart coughs up a penalty & Sanchez cancels out last 3pts
‪‎Pumas 6-8 ‪‎Wallabies 40m Meanwhile Scott Sio replaces James Slipper just before HT whistle

‪‎Pumas v WallabiesPumas 6-8 ‎Wallabies HT P: Sánchez (2) | T: Tomane P: Foley

‪‎Pumas 6-8 ‪‎Wallabies 41m Play resumes & Pumas have possession from KO but Aussie turnover in Pumas' 22
‪‎Pumas 6-8 ‪‎Wallabies 42m Aussies just 3m out & whistle goes; ref has word with Agustín Creevy & it's penalty G&G
‪‎Pumas 6-11 ‪‎Wallabies 43m A horrid kick but nigh on impossible to miss from right in front of posts for Foley
‪‎Pumas 6-11 ‪‎Wallabies 44m Something really should be done about the incessant noise, whistles & jeering at kickers
‪‎Pumas 6-11 ‪‎Wallabies 45m Aussies in good attacking position in 22 but shocking pass from Cooper; opportunity gone
‪‎Pumas 6-11 ‪‎Wallabies 46m Pumas lineout & defensive scrum almost at 22...
‪‎Pumas 6-11 ‪‎Wallabies 47m Good scrum from homeside who shove G&G backward & land up outside their 22
‪‎Pumas 6-11 ‪‎Wallabies 48m Ref Peyper appears to be sauntering round pitch too much, til he gets bulldozed over!
‪‎Pumas 6-11 ‪‎Wallabies 48m Good hands from Pumas but pinged at breakdown as David Pocock turns ball over
‪‎Pumas 6-11 ‪‎Wallabies 49m Back to midfield til Pocock makes smart break but Juan Imhoff bundles him into touch
‪‎Pumas 6-11 ‪‎Wallabies 50m Pumas clear is hindered & Pocock pinged for not being 10m back; marched back
‪‎Pumas 6-11 ‪‎Wallabies 52m Michael Hooper replaces Ben McCalman; Juan Pablo Socino makes the break but...
‪‎Pumas 6-14 ‪‎Wallabies 53m ...Pumas pinged at breakdown again & Foley continues to improve his strike rate up to 60%
‪‎Pumas 6-14 ‪‎Wallabies 54m Meanwhile Dean Mumm returns in Green & Gold shirt for 1st time since 2010 for Fardy
‪‎Pumas 6-14 ‪‎Wallabies 56m Sekope on for Greg Holmes; Tetaz Chaparro & González Amorosino for Herrera & Camacho
‪‎Pumas 9-14 ‪‎Wallabies 58m G&G hands in ruck gift Pumas a penalty for Sanchez to knock over
‪‎Pumas 9-19 ‪‎Wallabies 60m Despite a glaring forward pass from Hooper, Mumm makes quite a stir scoring 2nd test try
‪‎Pumas 9-19 ‪‎Wallabies 60m No doubt on Mumm's grounding but Peyper & assts all blind to forward pass; should be no try
‪‎Pumas 9-19 ‪‎Wallabies 61m No surprise that Foley misses the conversion either. Consistency in reffing must improve
‪‎Pumas 9-19 ‪‎Wallabies 63m Tomás Cubelli replaces Landajo while Aussie discipline lets them down again
‪‎Pumas 9-19 ‪‎Wallabies 65m Leonardo Senatore on for Imhoff at No8 & tho in possession, Pumas still in own half...
‪‎Pumas 9-19 ‪‎Wallabies 66m A clear one way then back; Pumas steal it then Cooper coat hangers Puma for YC. Foolish
‪‎Pumas 9-19 ‪‎Wallabies 67m Pumas have all the momentum deep in G&G territory but get turned over!
‪‎Pumas 9-19 ‪‎Wallabies 68m G&G clear & Puma quick throw in but now asst ref has woken up to notice foot in touch
‪‎Pumas 9-22 ‪‎Wallabies 69m Penalty to G&G & somehow miraculously ball curves into uprights from out wide
‪‎Pumas 9-22 ‪‎Wallabies 70m Alemanno, Díaz & González Iglesias for Lavanini, Ayerza & Sanchez; Polota-Nau for Moore
‪‎Pumas 9-22 ‪‎Wallabies 72m Good scrum for G&G who win penalty & set up 10m lineout but Carizza steals it & makes ground
‪‎Pumas 9-22 ‪‎Wallabies 74m Iglesias Valdez for Creevy; Beale (50th cap) & White for Cooper & Phipps
‪‎Pumas 9-22 ‪‎Wallabies 76m Meanwhile the G&G are finding their feet, remaining calm, & slowly making ground...
‪‎Pumas 9-27 ‪‎Wallabies 77m Kuridrani finds the whitewash to secure a 3rd try for visitors with a bit of style
‪‎Pumas 9-29 ‪‎Wallabies 78m OMG Foley converts! (OK was in front of posts...)
‪‎Pumas 9-34 ‪‎Wallabies 79m G&G need 4th to compete with ABs...& Adam Ashley-Cooper pounces over tryline to secure it!
‪‎Pumas 9-34 ‪‎Wallabies 80m Now don't hold your breath...Foley teeing up but nowhere near in front of uprights...
‪‎Pumas 9-34 ‪‎Wallabies 80m And of course it's nowhere close. But no matter; bonus point in bag for G&G

Pumas v Wallabies

Argentina15 Joaquín Tuculet 14 Matías Moroni 13 Matías Orlando 12 Jerónimo De la Fuente 11 Ramiro Moyano 10 Santiago González Iglesias 9 Martín Landajo 8 Leonardo Senatore 7 Javier Ortega Desio 6 Pablo Matera 5 Matías Alemanno 4 Guido Petti 3 Ramiro Herrera 2 AGUSTÍN CREEVY (C) 1 Lucas Noguera BENCH: 16 Julian Montoya 17 Santiago García Botta 18 Enrique Pieretto 19 Marcos Kremer 20 Tomás Cubelli 21 Juan Manuel Leguizamón 22 Gabriel Ascarate 23 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino

SCORERS  T: Alemanno, de la Fuente C: González Iglesias P: González Iglesias (3)

australia15 Israel Folau 14 Dane Haylett-Petty 13 Samu Kerevi 12 Bernard Foley 11 Reece Hodge 10 Quade Cooper 9 Will Genia 1 Scott Sio 2 STEPHEN MOORE (C) 3 Sekope Kepu 4 Rory Arnold 5 Adam Coleman 6 Dean Mumm 7 Michael Hooper 8 Lopeti Timani BENCH: 16 James Hanson 17 Tom Robertson 18 Allan Ala’alatoa 19 Kane Douglas 20 Scott Fardy 21 Leroy Houston* 22 Nick Phipps 23 Tevita Kuridrani

SCORERS T: Coleman, Kerevi (2), Mumm C: Foley (2) P: Foley (3) Yellow Card Hooper, Coleman

Referee: Mathieu Raynal Asst. Referees: JP Doyle, Matt Carley TMO: Rowan Kitt



Bledisloe Cup

nzNEW ZEALAND 37 - 10 AUSTRALIAaustralia

Eden Park, Auckland - 22 October 2016
KO: 19:35 HT: 15-7

New Zealand

Played: 158
New Zealand won: 109
Australia won: 42
Drawn: 7


All Blacks v Wallabies Not long til KO at Eden Park but first a tribute to All Black Wally Argus who passed away at 95 & anthems
All Blacks 0-0 Wallabies Nigel Owens is ref today - that should provide some sanity. Haka went on for an age...
All Blacks v Wallabies Bledisloe Cup Eden ParkAll Blacks 0-0 Wallabies 0m If we could get started today, Bernard Foley will KO...
All Blacks 0-0 Wallabies 1m Ryan Crotty takes it in & Ben Smith kicks it out for an Aussie lineout first up
All Blacks 0-0 Wallabies 2m That goes well enough but Aussies pinged for not releasing in first attack on 22
All Blacks 0-0 Wallabies 3m ABs clear & Aussies come back quickly & Dean Mumm & Sam Whitelock draw handbags 
All Blacks 0-0 Wallabies 4m Nothing serious & Aussies have first chance at points so Foley tees up...
All Blacks 0-0 Wallabies 5m ...but he pushes it just wide so there's no score 
All Blacks 5-0 Wallabies 6m ABs reply with Ben Smith opening up the space for Israel Dagg to fly over already
All Blacks 5-0 Wallabies 7m Beauden Barrett can't add the extras, but the ABs are off already; expect a cricket score 
All Blacks 5-0 Wallabies 9m Defensive ABs scrum from restart & Scott Sio pinged in front row for collapsing
All Blacks 5-0 Wallabies 10m Barrett clears for attacking lineout & Aussies think they can intercept at own 22...
All Blacks 10-0 Wallabies 11m ...but they don't & Anton Lienert-Brown takes full advantage to fly over in corner
All Blacks 10-0 Wallabies 12m Barrett misses this conversion too
All Blacks 10-0 Wallabies 14m Brodie Retallick gives up penalty which is kicked for 22 attacking lineout
All Blacks 10-0 Wallabies 15m The lineout was fine, but black wall came up fast & turnover thanks to Jerome Kaino
All Blacks 10-0 Wallabies 16m From in the ABs 22, Aussies lose possession & ABs push back hard...
All Blacks 10-0 Wallabies 17m Gets a tad fraught at the breakdown & Aussies fall foul of Nige's whistle...
All Blacks 10-0 Wallabies 18m ABs defensive lineout on 10m after Nige tells both captains to have words
All Blacks 10-0 Wallabies 19m Mumm steals possession at ensuing breakdown under collapsed ABs maul; Aussie scrum 
All Blacks 10-0 Wallabies 20m ABs pinged for collapsing the scrum & Aussies have another attacking lineout 
All Blacks 10-0 Wallabies 21m Good work as visitors attack & Samu Kerevi dances but Savea drags him to touch 
All Blacks 10-0 Wallabies 22m ABs set up defensive scrum in their 22 & TJ Perenara clears it to 10m...
All Blacks 10-0 Wallabies 23m Aussies hit back hard but Kerevi made redundant & ABs force play back over halfway
All Blacks 10-0 Wallabies 24m Kerevi's been broken by ABs and is replaced by Sefa Naivalu before scrum on 10m 
All Blacks 10-0 Wallabies 26m Third reset as neither side can hook the ball for locked scrum
All Blacks 10-0 Wallabies 27m Onto fourth attempt still with Aussie put in & finally they come away with ball
All Blacks 10-0 Wallabies 28m Aussie battle over halfway & make progress but it's slow; Nick Phipps slips thru...
All Blacks 10-0 Wallabies 29m ...Owen Franks steals ball but not for long & Aussies break well & make ground
All Blacks 10-5 Wallabies 29m Excellent hands from Aussies & after passing thru many, Rory Arnold finds tryline
All Blacks 10-7 Wallabies 30m Foley adds the extras, & also have penalty after Reid slapped for foul play
All Blacks 10-7 Wallabies 31m Unusual call but Kieran Read had been warned then infringed himself
All Blacks 10-7 Wallabies 31m Reece Hodge tees up  from halfway; has distance but not accuracy by a fraction
All Blacks 10-7 Wallabies 32m Restart with ABs after they are let off from that kick that could've equalised
All Blacks 10-7 Wallabies 32m Scrum on the Aussie 22 but time off; ABs just not having it their way at all
All Blacks 10-7 Wallabies 33m Defensive scrum's fine but Phipps clear charged down fast as Perenara pounces
All Blacks 15-7 Wallabies 34m The pounce is 5m out & Perenara slams down that try unhindered for the score
All Blacks 15-7 Wallabies 35m However, Barrett maintains his 100% record of not converting anything at all 
All Blacks 15-7 Wallabies 36m Every time the ABs get a sniff of the Aussie 22, they come away with a try
All Blacks 15-7 Wallabies 37m Aussies on the defensive again already & pinged for rushing up too fast...
All Blacks 15-7 Wallabies 37m ...but Whitelock warned too by ref Nige; ABs attacking lineout
All Blacks 15-7 Wallabies 38m The Aussies do good at the next breakdown & turnover possession & win penalty
All Blacks 15-7 Wallabies 39m A delightful kick & Aussies are back over halfway & firmly on the attack...
All Blacks 15-7 Wallabies 40m ...they get turned in ABs 22 & homeside escape danger zone but Savea knock on; HT

All Blacks v Wallabies Bledisloe Cup All Blacks 15-7 Wallabies HT T: Dagg, Lienert-Brown, Perenara | T: Arnold C: Foley

All Blacks 15-7 Wallabies HT 73/67% Aussie territory/possession - they just aren't finishing their chances 

All Blacks 15-7 Wallabies 41m A strong start for the Aussies after HT as they steadily work up to ABs 22
All Blacks 15-7 Wallabies 42m Sekope Kepu impressive evading numerous AB tackles; Read pinged in 22
All Blacks 15-10 Wallabies 43m Read caught for not rolling away; Foley responds with 3 points to narrow gap
All Blacks 15-10 Wallabies 44m Barrett replaced by Aaron Cruden as Aussies have defensive scrum inside 10m 
All Blacks 15-10 Wallabies 45m Wallabies HT chat must have been emboldening as it's had the right effect...
All Blacks 15-15 Wallabies 45m Henry Speight sprints from halfway and flies over the tryline to score
All Blacks 15-15 Wallabies 46m But Foley stopped from converting as TMO Shaun Veldsman unnecessarily interferes 
All Blacks 15-15 Wallabies Utterly preposterous call claiming Haylett-Petty obstructed Savea behind Speight
All Blacks 15-10 Wallabies 46m Shocking call from Nige to agree - such nonsense. Try cancelled.
All Blacks 15-10 Wallabies 47m ABs let off & they hurtle to the other end of the field from own 22...
All Blacks 15-10 Wallabies 48m's Dane Coles who trundles over the tryline with Foley all over him; TMO...
All Blacks 15-10 Wallabies 48m No knock on as suspected & no problem with Foley tackle who has legally stopped try
All Blacks 15-10 Wallabies 49m It's no try - & the Aussies are on a mission; Rob Simmons replaces Arnold
All Blacks 15-10 Wallabies 50m Aussies are fast back in ABs 22 & Kaino is a bulldozer preventing final attack
All Blacks 15-10 Wallabies 51m But an All Black offside & Foley has penalty inside the 22
All Blacks 15-10 Wallabies 52m But Foley's kick pings off & away from upright!
All Blacks 15-10 Wallabies 53m Meanwhile, Crockett, Faumuina & Squire for Moody, Franks & Kaino
All Blacks 20-10 Wallabies 54m Savea's efforts finally come good, Speight misses & Julian sprints & scores
All Blacks 22-10 Wallabies 55m With Cruden now on kicking duties, the conversion follows suit
All Blacks 22-10 Wallabies 56m But Aussies aren't disheartened and are directly back in the ABs 22
All Blacks 22-10 Wallabies 57m It's a defensive scrum for the ABs on own 22 & penalty goes to visitors
All Blacks 22-10 Wallabies 58m Aussie 22 lineout is halted by whistle & Nige resets it to go again
All Blacks 22-10 Wallabies 59m This time the Aussies secure their lineout and attack from outside the 22...
All Blacks 22-10 Wallabies 60m Izzy Folau looks certain to break away but for Dagg ankle tackle who stops it
All Blacks 22-10 Wallabies 61m ABs win back possession deep in own 22 while Pocock's replaced Timani 
All Blacks 22-10 Wallabies 62m ABs defensive scrum won & cleared well; ABs scrum on Aussie 10m but time off
All Blacks 22-10 Wallabies Kerr-Barlow/Fekitoa for Perenara/Lienert-Brown | Ala'alatoa/Frisby for Kepu/Phipps 
All Blacks 22-10 Wallabies 63m Good scrum for ABs & eventually a penalty comes for Cruden to kick
All Blacks 25-10 Wallabies 65m Cruden takes it from outside 22 out wide & hits it perfectly for 2 score lead
All Blacks 25-10 Wallabies 66m Fekitoa denied a certain try outrun by determined Green & Gold shirts
All Blacks 25-10 Wallabies 67m Meanwhile, Ardie Savea on for Todd & Tom Robertson for Sio
All Blacks 25-10 Wallabies 68m ABs pinned at own 22 but super rip from Crockett at breakdown & gets it to Julian S
All Blacks 30-10 Wallabies 69m Host of missed Aussie tackles (Speight!) & Julian pounces from own half to tryline
All Blacks 32-10 Wallabies 70m Cruden adds the conversion & the All Black flood gates look to have opened 
All Blacks 32-10 Wallabies 72m The threat has finally arrived, & Aussies need to be on their toes to stop ABs
All Blacks 37-10 Wallabies 73m But they can't, & Coles finishes off a lightning play to score in the corner
All Blacks 37-10 Wallabies 74m It was Julian S's break Coles finished; Cruden can't find uprights to convert
All Blacks 37-10 Wallabies 76m Cooper & Hanson for Moore & Speight
All Blacks 37-10 Wallabies 77m Another opportunity for Aussies as they're all over the All Black tryline...
All Blacks 37-10 Wallabies 78m ...but the defence is fierce & the Aussies are shoved back over halfway
All Blacks 37-10 Wallabies 79m Dagg looks to have scored again in the corner but Nige halts proceedings
All Blacks 37-10 Wallabies 79m TMO Veldsman tries to insist pass wasn't forward; everyone else can see it was
All Blacks 37-10 Wallabies 79m Nige overrules the overly-officious TMO & rules rightly no try
All Blacks 37-10 Wallabies 80m Kaino comes back on for Retallick, & Speight too for Hodge before final scrum
All Blacks 37-10 Wallabies 80m Aussie scrum in own 22; Nige indicates Aussie penalty - then realises mistake
All Blacks 37-10 Wallabies 80+1m Nige reverses penalty & after a conflab, Cruden kicks to touch for FT
All Blacks 37-10 Wallabies FT Well deserved ABs win & record of 18 unbeaten matches created too

All Blacks v Wallabies Bledisloe Cup

nz15 Ben Smith 14 Israel Dagg 13 Anton Lienert-Brown 12 Ryan Crotty 11 Julian Savea 10 Beauden Barrett 9 TJ Perenara 8 KIERAN READ (C) 7 Matt Todd 6 Jerome Kaino 5 Sam Whitelock 4 Brodie Retallick 3 Owen Franks 2 Dane Coles 1 Joe Moody BENCH: 16 Codie Taylor 17 Wyatt Crockett 18 Charlie Faumuina 19 Liam Squire 20 Ardie Savea 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow 22 Aaron Cruden 23 Malakai Fekitoa

SCORERS T: Dagg, Lienert-Brown, Perenara, Julian Savea (2), Coles C: Cruden (2) P: Cruden

australia15 Israel Folau 14 Dane Haylett-Petty 13 Samu Kerevi 12 Reece Hodge 11 Henry Speight 10 Bernard Foley 9 Nick Phipps 8 Lopeti Timani 7 Michael Hooper 6 Dean Mumm 5 Adam Coleman 4 Rory Arnold 3 Sekope Kepu 2 STEPHEN MOORE (C) 1 Scott Sio BENCH: 16 James Hanson 17 Tom Robertson 18 Allan Ala’alatoa 19 Rob Simmons 20 David Pocock 21 Nick Frisby 22 Quade Cooper 23 Sefa Naivalu

SCORERS T: Arnold C: Foley P: Foley

Referee: Nigel Owens Asst. Referees: Craig Joubert, Marius van der Westhuizen TMO: Shaun Veldsman





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