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Kuban Stadium, Krasnodar - Saturday 10 November 2018
KO: 14:00 HT: 19-6 Att: tbc
15 VASILY ARTEMYEV (C) 14 Danil Potikhanov 13 Vladimir Ostrushko 12 Dimitri Gerasimov 11 Denis Simplikevich 10 Yuri Kushnarev 9 Dmitry Perov 1 Valery Morozov 2 Stanislav Sel'skiy 3 Vladimir Podrezov 4 Andrei Ostrikov 5 Andrei Garbuzov 6 Tagir Gadzhiev 7 Anton Sychev 8 Nikita Vavilin BENCH: 16 Evgeni Matveev 17 Sergey Sekisov 18 Innokenty Zykov 19 Alexei Panasenko 20 Roman Khodin 21 Vasilii Dorofeev 22 Ramil Gaisin 23 Viktor Kononov
SCORERS T: Sel'skiy, Ostrikov, Simplikevich, Ostrushko, Artemyev, Sychev, Dorofeev C: Kushnarev (6) Podrezov
15 Chrysander Botha 14 Johan Tromp 13 JC Greyling 12 DARRYL DE LA HARPE (C) 11 Janry Du Toit 10 Cliven Loubser 9 Damian Stevens 1 Casper Viviers 2 Obert Nortje 3 AJ de Klerk 4 Ruan Ludick 5 Adriaan Ludick 6 Thomasau Forbes 7 Max Katjijeko 8 Renaldo Bothma BENCH: 16 Niel van Vuuren 17 Desiderius Sethie 18 Andre Rademeyer 19 Rohan Kitshoff 20 Prince Gaoseb 21 TC Kisting 22 PW Steenkamp 23 Justin Newman
SCORERS T: Kisting, de la Harpe C: Stevens (2) P: Loubser (2)
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge Asst Referees: Christophe Ridley, Sean Gallagher TMO: TBC
BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh - Saturday 10 November 2018
KO: 14:30 HT: 21-17 Att: tbc
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Scotland vs Fiji The teams are out. Nearly time to stand up and sing your heart out to Flower of Scotland and God Bless Fiji. But first, a moment of silence #RugbyRemembers #Armistice100 #LestWeForget
Scotland 0-0 Fiji Fiji have laid down their challenge and it's time for kick off
Scotland 0-0 Fiji 1m Fiji kick off this game through Ben Volavola. Scotland gather the ball and look to carry from their own half. Finn Russell kicks but Scotland knock on while gathering. Fiji attack and win the first penalty
Scotland 0-3 Fiji 2m The penalty came after Jamie Richie went off his feet at the breakdown. Fiji go for goal and the kick is successful
Scotland 0-3 Fiji 4m Fiji gather the Scottish kick off, they look to play from their own 22 and Semi Radradra breaks before offloading. Fiji kick and Scotland gather just 3 metres out, they carry through the wings before clearing to the 10m line
Scotland 0-3 Fiji 6m The line out is won and Scotland kick from phase play, Fiji knock on and Scotland have possession once more. Finn Russell kicks the ball from deep, it goes dead and it will be a Fiji drop out on the 22
Scotland 0-3 Fiji 7m From the drop out, Fiji tackle well and win the penalty. Scottish centre Peter Horne is penalised for handling the ball on the floor. Volavola kicks for goal but he is unsuccessful.
Scotland 0-3 Fiji 9m From the Scotland drop out, Fiji look to carry on half way. The men in blue turn the ball over and carry in the left wing channel. Metui Talebula is offside and Stuart Hogg kicks to the corner. Scotland line out on the 22
Scotland 0-3 Fiji 10m The Scottish line out becomes a maul and Scotland drive towards the line. Fiji conceded the penalty for a high tackle and Scotland break. The ball is intercepted and the play goes back to the penalty. Scotland go to the corner...
Scotland 7-3 Fiji 11m The line out is mauled before the ball is carried to within a touching range. Picking and going is the policy for the Scottish and eventually Allan Dell goes over for the men in blue. Greig Laidlaw successfully converts
Scotland 7-3 Fiji 14m Scotland gather the kick off. Through Hogg, Scotland clear to the Fijian back line. Volavola kicks and Russell gathers, Scotland attack out wide but the play is called back for a forward pass
Scotland 7-3 Fiji 15m Fiji secure their scrum ball and send the ball through the hands. Good Scottish defence allows for the ball to become free, Alex Dunbar kicks but the ball goes dead and it will be a 22 drop out for Fiji
Scotland 7-3 Fiji 16m From the drop out, Scotland gather and attack into the Fijian half. Scotland are attacking well but Fiji are defending superbly. Dunbar carries strongly down the left wing and Scotland are into the 22
Scotland 7-3 Fiji 18m Pete Horne ruins a two-on-one opportunity but retains the ball. Scotland probe from close range before Fraser Brown goes over. The TMO has been in touch, decision pending.
Scotland 14-3 Fiji 19m The ball was deemed to be on the line and the try is good. Greig Laidlaw is successful with his conversion.
Scotland 14-3 Fiji 20m From the kick off, Scotland gather and carry from their own 22. Hogg kicks but the ball doesn't go the distance and it will be a Fiji line out inside the Scotland 10m line
Scotland 14-3 Fiji 22m Fiji secure the line out and carry through the midfield. Jale Vatubua receives the ball and grubbers, it will be a Scottish line out inside the blue 22.
Scotland 14-10 Fiji 22m Scotland overthrow the line out and Fiji look to offload. Village Mata receives the ball from a further Peceli Yato offload and the number eight scores under the posts. Volavola successfully converts
Scotland 14-10 Fiji 24m Setareki Tuicuvu goes off injured for Fiji, replaced by Eroni Vasiteri
Scotland 14-10 Fiji 26m A Scottish line out from a Volavola kick off clearance gives the men in blue a strong platform on the Fijian 22. Scotland knock the ball on and it will be a Fijian scrum just outside of their own 22
Scotland 14-10 Fiji 27m Fiji secure the scrum and look to attack from deep. In just one phase the men in white are unto half way. A awkward back pass in the tackle from Scotland allows Fiji to regather through Frank Lomani.
Scotland 14-17 Fiji 29m From the regather, the ball is shipped left before Fiji break and offload to Semi Radradra who scores from 20 out. Fiji lead as the Volavola conversion is successful
Scotland 14-17 Fiji 30m From the restart Scotland secure the ball from a turnover before winning a penalty for illegal Fijian rucking. Scotland kick to the corner
Scotland 14-17 Fiji 31m Scotland secure the line out and drive before winning the penalty advantage for a Fijian offside. The ball goes over but can't be grounded and Scotland will again head to the corner
Scotland 14-17 Fiji 33m Scotland win the line out yet again and once more win a penalty advantage. The ball goes to the right wing before a grubber cannot be gathered. Tevita Cavubati is sent to the bin for Fiji. Scotland go to the corner again.
Scotland 14-17 Fiji 34m The line out is won again and Scotland drive before breaking. The men in blue pick and go before Fraser Brown goes over beneath the posts. TMO called again...
Scotland 14-17 Fiji 34m Jamie Richie is being checked for an offside call within the pick and go. Richie is deemed to have been in an illegal position and the try is not given because of obstruction from Scotland. Fiji penalty
Scotland 14-17 Fiji 35m The Fiji line out is on half way. Campese Ma'afu secures and breaks before being turned over. Scotland carry wide before Sam Skinner kicks into the Fiji half. The kick is returned and Scotland go quickly ...
Scotland 14-17 Fiji 37m Fiji continue to defend will while being a man down. Scotland ship the ball into the wide channels and get a penalty for a high tackle. Deemed only a penalty for that hit. Hogg goes to the corner...
Scotland 14-17 Fiji 38m Scotland secure the line out 10m out and drive to within touching distance. Under penalty advantage, Scotland go over and again the decision goes to the TMO
Scotland 14-17 Fiji 38m Willem Nel is deemed to lose control on the ground, Scotland will have the penalty for an illegal maul entry from Dominiko Waqaniburotu. Another team warning for Fiji...
Scotland 14-17 Fiji 39m The line out is won by the Scottish, the maul is collapsed by Leone Nakarawa who gets a yellow card. Fiji down to 13 for four minutes. Scotland Penalty, they choose to ruck
Scotland 14-17 Fiji 39m Unsurprisingly, the six man Fijian scrum concedes a penalty. Scotland choose to scrummage again. The men in blue walk the ball towards the line before the scrum is reset.
Scotland 21-17 Fiji 40m+1 The Scottish scrum again looks strong. Andrew Brace tells Scotland to use the ball, they whip it wide to Tommy Seymour who walks the ball in by the touch flag. Conversion successful from Grieg Laidlaw.
Scotland 21-17 Fiji HT T: Dell, Brown, Seymour C: Laidlaw (3) | T: Mata, Radradra C: Volavola (2) P: Volavola Cavubati, Nakarawa
Scotland 21-17 Fiji 41m The teams are back out and it is the turn of the Scottish to kick off. Remember Fiji have 13 men for the opening minutes due to two first half yellow card offences.
Scotland 21-17 Fiji 41m Fiji receive the kick off through a pat back but knock it on before they fully gather. It will be a Scotland scrum on the 22.
Scotland 28-17 Fiji 41m Scotland get the penalty advantage from the scrum. Under the advantage they probe to within before Sean Maitland receives the ball and goes over from 5m out. The Laidlaw conversion is successful
Scotland 28-17 Fiji 45m Matt Fagerson is off for Josh Strauss in the Scottish back row
Scotland 28-17 Fiji 45m Fiji send the ball wide in attack and carry up to the Scotland 10m line. Fiji then get a penalty due to a Grant Gilchrist offside call. Fiji choose to kick for goal. The kick is unsuccessful. It will be a Scotland 22.
Scotland 28-17 Fiji 47m Scotland choose to go quickly and the Scots are able to carry hard into the Fijian half through a Dunbar break. The Fijians counter ruck well but knock the ball on, it will be a Scottish scrum inside the 10m line.
Scotland 28-17 Fiji 49m The scrum is won with a penalty as Scotland kick to the corner. For Fiji Kalivate Tawake comes on for Manasa Saulo and for Scotland Alex Dunbar is replaced by Chris Harris
Scotland 28-17 Fiji 51m Scotland win their line out and look to carry into the Fijian 22. They are unable to do so and the flat attack gives Fiji a defensive penalty. They clear to beyond half way
Scotland 28-17 Fiji 52m A quiet Murrayfield sing Loch Lomond as Fiji win their line out and knock on in phase play. Scotland hooker Fraser Brown is replaced by Stuart McInally
Scotland 28-17 Fiji 53m Scotland secure their scrum. The men in blue go down the right wing through Hogg but he is tackled well. A kicking exchange from the resulting play leaves for Fiji under pressure in their own 5m. Fiji kick to their 10m line
Scotland 28-17 Fiji 55m Alex Allan and Simon Berghan are on for Allan Dell and Willem Nel
Scotland 28-17 Fiji 56m From the line out, Scotland break. From the resulting phase play, Russell kicks into the dead ball zone before Radradra carries and dots the ball down before Scotland get to it. Scotland Scrum on the 5m line
Scotland 35-17 Fiji 56m Scotland secure the scrum and attack through Pete Horne, Laidlaw goes right and pops it left to Tommy Seymour, who goes over from close. The Laidlaw conversion is successful.
Scotland 35-17 Fiji 58m From the kick off, Scotland regather and attack from deep. Scotland kick long and Fiji look to crash through the midfield. Scotland get the turnover penalty on halfway, they kick to the corner
Scotland 35-17 Fiji For Fiji, Eroni Maui and Mesulame Dolokoto are on for Sam Matavesi and Campese Ma'afu
Scotland 35-17 Fiji For Scotland, Greig Laidlaw and Ryan Wilson are off and Jonny Gray and George Horne are on
Scotland 40-17 Fiji 62m The Fijian scrum from a knock on gives the men in white a penalty. They kick to touch but miss. Hogg returns the ball and the ball is shipped wide. Tommy Seymour has his hat-trick after the ball is shipped to the winger
Scotland 40-17 Fiji 62m The third try of Seymour's 20 minute hat-trick is uncovered as the Hogg conversion attempt goes wide
Scotland 40-17 Fiji 64m Scotland win the short kick off but knock the ball on, Fiji scrum on half way
Scotland 40-17 Fiji 64m Semi Kunatani, Henry Seniloli, Alivereti Veitokani are on for Vereniki Goneva, Ben Volavola and Jale Vatubua for Fiji
Scotland 40-17 Fiji 67m A Fijian knock on gives Scotland a scrum. The men in blue secure the ball and attack from deep. A deliberations knock on from Fiji gives Scotland a penalty inside their own half.
Scotland 40-17 Fiji 67m The line out is secured inside the Fijian half and Josh Strauss carries hard into the Fijian 22. Quick ball gives Scotland a good platform inside the 22...
Scotland 40-17 Fiji 70m The ball shipped both left and right before a Fijian turn over penalty becomes a further 10m walk-back for back-chat
Scotland 40-17 Fiji 71m For Fiji, Albert Tuisue comes on for Tevita Cavubati and for Scotland, Adam Hastings is on for Pete Horne
Scotland 40-17 Fiji 72m Fiji attack on the half way line but the Scottish defence holds. The Fijians struggle to break through the defence but Radradra makes ground to beyond the 10m line...
Scotland 40-17 Fiji 73m The Fijian forwards probe but it is knocked on. Scotland will have the scrum just outside their 22m line
Scotland 40-17 Fiji 75m Scotland carry well from the scrum through Hogg. Harris chips through and Veitokani knocks on for Fiji while gathering. It will be a Scottish scrum on the Fijian 22m line
Scotland 47-17 Fiji 76m The scrum is secured by the Scottish who make ground with some nice interplay. A high tackle gives the Scotland an advantage. Probing on the line, Richie touches the bottom of the post and scores. Russell's conversion is good.
Scotland 47-17 Fiji 79m From the kick off, Scotland attack from their own 22 before clearing through George Horne. Fiji knock the ball on from the catch and it is a Scottish scrum. Sam Skinner named the MOTM
Scotland 54-17 Fiji 80m Scotland win the scrum and a stunning offload to Finn Russell gives the fly half space. From the break, Russell charges forward and passes to Hastings who scores from 20 out. Russell converts again and that's full time.
15 Stuart Hogg 14 Tommy Seymour 13 Alex Dunbar 12 Pete Horne 11 Sean Maitland 10 Finn Russell 9 GREIG LAIDLAW (C) 1 Allan Dell 2 Fraser Brown 3 Willem Nel 4 Sam Skinner* 5 Grant Gilchrist 6 Ryan Wilson 7 Jamie Ritchie 8 Matt Fagerson BENCH: 16 Stuart McInally 17 Alex Allan 18 Simon Berghan 19 Jonny Gray 20 Josh Strauss 21 George Horne 22 Adam Hastings 23 Chris Harris
SCORERS T: Dell, Brown, Seymour (3), Maitland, Richie, Hastings C: Laidlaw (5), Russell (2)
15 Setareki Tuicuvu 14 Metui Talebula 13 Semi Radradra 12 Jale Vatubua 11 Vereniki Goneva 10 Ben Volavola 9 Frank Lomani 1 Campese Ma'afu 2 Sam Matavesi 3 Manasa Saulo 4 Tevita Cavubati 5 Leone Nakarawa 6 DOMINIKO WAQANIBUROTU (C) 7 Peceli Yato 8 Viliame Mata BENCH: 16 Mesulame Dolokoto 17 Eroni Mawi 18 Kalivate Tawake 19 Albert Tuisue 20 Semi Kunatani 21 Henry Seniloli 22 Alivereti Veitokani 23 Eroni Vasiteri
SCORERS T: Mata, Radradra C: Volavola (2) P: Volavola Cavubati, Nakarawa
Referee: Andrew Brace Asst Referees: Luke Pearce, Karl Dickson TMO: Ben Skeen
Twickenham Stadium - Saturday 10 November 2018
KO: 15:00 HT: 15-10 Att: 82,149
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
England v All Blacks A fitting #RemembranceDay tribute from our #ArmedForces in the pouring rain at Twickers, Prince Harry & Deputy PM of NZ last wreaths before The Last Post & the anthems ... #RugbyRemembers
England v All Blacks The England fans are entirely on form again this week, drowning out the Haka with Swing Low!
England v All Blacks Referee: Jérôme Garcès Asst Referees: Jaco Peyper, Marius Mitrea TMO: Marius Jonker
England 0-0 All Blacks 1m We have KO at Twickenham and England are all over the ABs already at their 22...
England 5-0 All Blacks 2m Eddie Jones instilled no fear in his boys in white this week, resulting in Chris Ashton flying over in the corner for the opening try of the match before you can say boo to a goose!
England 5-0 All Blacks 3m A look of bewilderment sweeps the New Zealanders while Owen Farrell's kick bounces off the post
England 5-0 All Blacks 4m This crowd are even louder than last week's - thought that wasn't possible! Kiwis venture into England territory for a moment but it's an England attacking lineout inside the ABs' 10m already...
England 5-0 All Blacks 6m The lineout is good and the ball flies from the nearside touch to the far side, Jonny May chasing the ball to the corner but Damian McKenzie saves the try
England 5-0 All Blacks 7m It's an England 5m attacking scrum, and it's taking a while to set, but when it does, the Kiwis when the scrum penalty
England 8-0 All Blacks 9m The ABs clear England back, but not for long as the homeside attack with such fervour, the ABs not really managing to stop much as Faz drops a goal neatly
England 8-0 All Blacks 11m ABs finally make it into England territory with conviction, and reach the 22 before Ben Youngs kicks the ball with vision inside the ABs 10m after the Kiwis are turned over
England 8-0 All Blacks 13m The ball gets into All Black hands and heads back to halfway, but it's an England penalty which goes high and nowhere in particular...
England 8-0 All Blacks 14m A touch this way, a touch that around the midfield, and it's England in possession again who charge into ABs territory and are again up to their 22
England 8-0 All Blacks 15m The ABs clear England back up to halfway, Maro Itoje's headguard lies lonely by the ABs 10m and play is halted just inside the ABs half for a moment while co-captain Dylan Hartley gets attention
England 8-0 All Blacks 17m The ABs have possession from a lineout and steadily shift towards the England 22 - but it's an England defensive scrum
England 8-0 All Blacks 19m England set piece is going swimmingly and they clear the ABs back up to their 10m before the visitors can attack again
England 8-0 All Blacks 21m Every opportunity they get, the All Blacks attack, but are yet to venture significantly in any way into the England 22, and before they can the homeside kick them out and back to halfway
England 8-0 All Blacks 22m A perfect tactical kick from Elliot Daly from halfway, setting up an attacking lineout in the ABs 22 which Hartley is so ready for...
England 13-0 All Blacks 23m ...and England drive with such ferocity, wavering towards the uprights but directing themselves just short of the centre for Hartley to score magnificently
England 15-0 All Blacks 24m Faz adds the extras as England continue to disrupt the All Blacks' game plan while mastering their own
England 15-0 All Blacks 26m The restart has the All Blacks into the England 22 and the ball flies towards the corner, chased by Reiko Ioane but Ashy gets there first to prevent the try
England 15-0 All Blacks 27m Courtney Lawes is a blood replacement for Brad Shields before the game continues
England 15-0 All Blacks 29m Aerial football ensues for a while - yes it's grey and miserable and wet - but you can't score if you haven't got ball in hand!
England 15-0 All Blacks 30m England ball at the ruck just outside their own 22, and a monster kick from Henry Slade sets up a lineout on the ABs 22
England 15-0 All Blacks 30m It's an ABs defensive lineout which comes after a time off for Ryan Crotty to replace Sonny Bill Williams
England 15-0 All Blacks 31m The Kiwis don't clear England back very far at all , and the next lineout puts the homeside a little closer to the 22, before a penalty is gifted to the visitors
England 15-0 All Blacks 32m I'd say John Mitchell has transformed the England defence; then again, he is man with the inside track on New Zealand Rugby
England 15-0 All Blacks 33m The Kiwis are finding it awfully hard to penetrate the wall of white on the England 10m, which just forces them constantly back to halfway...
England 15-0 All Blacks 34m Finally the Kiwis make some ground and breach the 22 but Jack Goodhue is promptly shut down
England 15-0 All Blacks 35m The incessant rain continues, Swing Low starts up again, and Ben Te'o is pinged for offside almost in front of the posts
England 15-0 All Blacks 36m But the All Blacks don't opt for three points and the Ref hurries England along for a scrum in the 22
England 15-5 All Blacks 37m Eventually the scrum gets going and just delightful hands from Aaron Smith > Crotty > Kieran Read > ... > Beauden Barrett > McKenzie for a sublime try for the All Blacks
England 15-7 All Blacks 38m Beauden B converts the try and we're back on an even keel now...such a great try!
England 15-7 All Blacks 39m The All Blacks aren't letting this go - unsurprisingly - and are back at the England 22 with a penalty just before halftime
England 15-7 All Blacks 40m Meanwhile, Shields is back on for England, and Beauden B tees up a kick at the uprights
England 15-10 All Blacks 40+2m It's a solid three points and the first half ends with England in the lead by 5
England 15-10 All Blacks HT T: Ashton, Hartley C: Farrell DG: Farrell | T: McKenzie C: Beauden Barrett P: Beauden Barrett
England 15-10 All Blacks 42m Sublime work from the Kiwis who belt towards the England 22, but Ardie Savea loses the ball for Faz to collect it...
England 15-10 All Blacks 43m It's Kyle Sinckler who makes the break out of the England 22 but he gets shut down promptly
England 15-10 All Blacks 44m Codie Taylor & Owen Franks are replaced by Dane Coles & Nepo Laulala before England can clear the ABs out of their 22 again
England 15-10 All Blacks 45m The Kiwis have not left England territory so far, in stark contrast to the first half, and are in the England 22 but the ball goes loose...
England 15-13 All Blacks 46m The ABs secure the ball and have advantage being played, but Beauden B simply drops a goal instead...
England 15-13 All Blacks 48m The crowd get behind their team roaring "HEAVE" as England head at a jaunty angle towards the goal line...penalty to the homeside again
England 15-13 All Blacks 49m England head to the corner again for the lineout, it's almost stolen but Itoje snatches it and they try to drive but are halted dead 4m from the line
England 15-13 All Blacks 50m Sinckler knocks on, giving the Kiwis a defensive 5m scrum, and they make 5m before popping the ball back to Beauden B on the tryline to clear to outside their 22
England 15-13 All Blacks 51m Scott Barrett replaces Liam Squires, there's a heap of faffing before England get their lineout
England 15-13 All Blacks 52m Shields is challenged in the air and the ABs force a knock on, but the infringement is overlooked and penalty is given to the All Blacks
England 15-13 All Blacks 53m England win back possession and have a22 lineout on the nearside this time...but Ref Garcès calls it for the ABs again.
England 15-13 All Blacks 55m Karl Tu'inukuafe is replaced by Ofa Tu'ungafasi while Faz gets a tad annoyed at the Ref back in his own 22
England 15-13 All Blacks 57m Alec Hepburn & Harry Williams replace Sinckler & Ben Moon after England when their defensive lineout and push the Kiwis out of their 22
England 15-16 All Blacks 59m The ABs come back, England are accused of offside by the touch judge, handbags threaten with Faz at the centre of it and Beauden B adds 3 to take the lead from England for the first time
England 15-16 All Blacks 61m The All Blacks are intent on playing aerial football - what a bore; McKenzie finally makes a break and he sidesteps a few white shirts including Daly but Faz knocks him down at the England 22
England 15-16 All Blacks 62m Danny Care on for Youngs | TJ Perenara & Richie Mo'unga on for Aaron Smith & McKenzie
England 15-16 All Blacks 63m England defensive scrum outside their 22 and Tu'ungafasi is pinged for his bind - England penalty, cleared over halfway for a lineout inside the ABs 10m
England 15-16 All Blacks 64m Lawes returns to the field to replace Shields as England clear the ball to inside the ABs 22 - Kiwi defensive lineout
England 15-16 All Blacks 66m ABs lineout pushes England back to the 10m, Charlie Ewels replaces Kruis and the Kiwis steal the lineout ball
England 15-16 All Blacks 67m Play is fumbled around the midfield until an AB pushes it into touch for an England 10m attacking lineout...
England 15-16 All Blacks 68m Jack Nowell replaces Ashy while the ABs have a defensive lineout on their 10m; ABs win the lineout, just about, while Tu'ungafasi and Sam Whitelock both lift Itoje almost above their heads
England 15-16 All Blacks 69m England have another lineout on the far side ABs 22 which is again stolen - Swing Low halts mid chorus!
England 15-16 All Blacks 71m New Zealand possession just inside the England 10m but play is halted for George Ford to replace Te'o, while the ABs whinge to the Ref about a tackle which he has repeatedly confirmed was just fine
England 15-16 All Blacks 72m That good tackle gave the penalty to England for a defensive scrum inside their 10m - has to be reset as Ref Garcès has a word...
England 15-16 All Blacks 73m Solid setpiece from England and play is on the ABs' 10m; many asked last week if the drop goal was dead; with two already in this game - maybe hold your breath...
England 15-16 All Blacks 74m England are forced back over halfway, but not for long. They kick back - literally - and though the ABs try to thwart them, a break comes...
England 20-16 All Blacks 75m ...through Sam Underhill who dances passed Beauden B to score in the corner!
England 15-16 All Blacks 76m But as Faz goes to tee up, play is halted by the touch judge who claims Lawes was offside. TMO Marius Jonker doesn't seem sure, neither does the Ref, so they say he's offside anyway
England 15-16 All Blacks 77m The ABs take play back deep into the England half, but the homeside aren't having any of it and are soon back at the All Black 22
England 15-16 All Blacks 78m It's May who carries it to the 22 before being taken down; but England are promptly pinged again and the ABs are winding down the clock...
England 15-16 All Blacks 79m Time's off...time's on...ABs defensive scrum barely on their 22 and they can't clear with ease but make 5 metres...
England 15-16 All Blacks 80m The Kiwis hold on at the ruck until the clock turns to 80 before kicking to touch for a win
15 Elliot Daly 14 Chris Ashton 13 Henry Slade 12 Ben Te’o 11 Jonny May 10 OWEN FARRELL (CC) 9 Ben Youngs 1 Ben Moon 2 DYLAN HARTLEY (CC) 3 Kyle Sinckler 4 Maro Itoje 5 George Kruis 6 Brad Shields 7 Sam Underhill 8 Mark Wilson BENCH: 16 Jamie George 17 Alec Hepburn 18 Harry Williams 19 Charlie Ewels 20 Courtney Lawes21 Danny Care 22 George Ford 23 Jack Nowell
SCORERS T: Ashton, Hartley C: Farrell DG: Farrell
15 Damian McKenzie 14 Ben Smith 13 Jack Goodhue 12 Sonny Bill Williams 11 Rieko Ioane 10 Beauden Barrett 9 Aaron Smith 1 Karl Tu'inukuafe 2 Codie Taylor 3 Owen Franks 4 Samuel Whitelock 5 Brodie Retallick 6 Liam Squire 7 Ardie Savea 8 KIERAN READ (C) BENCH: 16 Dane Coles 17 Ofa Tu'ungafasi 18 Nepo Laulala 19 Scott Barrett 20 Matt Todd 21 TJ Perenara 22 Richie Mo'unga 23 Ryan Crotty
SCORERS T: McKenzie C: Beauden Barrett P: Beauden Barrett DG: Beauden Barrett
Referee: Jérôme Garcès Asst Referees: Jaco Peyper, Marius Mitrea TMO: Marius Jonker
Stadio Artemio, Franchi, Florence - Saturday 10 November 2018
KO: 15:00 HT: 18-7 Att: tbc
15 Luca Sperandio 14 Tommaso Benvenuti 13 Michele Campagnaro 12 Tommaso Castello 11 Mattia Bellini 10 Tommaso Allan 9 Tito Tebaldi 1 Andrea Lovotti 2 LEONARDO GHIRALDINI (C) 3 Simone Ferrari 4 Alessandro Zanni 5 Dean Budd 6 Sebastian Negri 7 Jake Polledri 8 Abraham Jurgens Steyn BENCH: 16 Luca Bigi 17 Cherif Traore' 18 Tiziano Pasquali 19 Marco Fuser 20 Johan Meyer 21 Guglielmo Palazzani 22 Carlo Canna 23 Luca Morisi
SCORERS T: Campagnaro, Bellini, Ferrari, Allan C: Allan P: Allan (2) Benvenuti
15 Iosed Matiashvili 14 Giorgi Koshadze 13 MERAB SHARIKADZE (C) 12 Tamaz Mchedlidze 11 Zurabi Dzneladze 10 Lasha Khmaladze 9 Vasil Lobzhanidze 1 Mikheil Nariashvili 2 Jaba Bregvadze 3 Davit Kubriashvili 4 Nodar Cheishvili 5 Lasha Lomidze 6 Otari Giorgadze 7 Giorgi Tsutskiridze 8 Beka Gorgadze BENCH: 16 Shalva Mamukashvili 17 Zurabi Zhvania 18 Levan Chilachava 19 Shalva Sutiashvili 20 Beka Bitsadze 21 Gela Aprasidze 22 Lasha Malaguradze 23 Giorgi Kveseladze
SCORERS T: Mchedlidze, PT C: Matiashvili P: Matiashvili Tsutskeridze
Referee: Glen Jackson Asst Referees: Frank Murphy, Shuhei Kubo TMO: Graham Hughes
FRENCH BARBARIANS 38 - 49 TONGA
Stade Chaban Delmas, Bordeaux - Saturday 10 November 2018
KO: 16:00 HT: 7-28 Att: tbc
SCORERS T: Daubagna, Ntamack, Barassi, Laveau, Reilhac, Laporte C: Carbonel (2), Ntamack, Balès Rebbadj
SCORERS T: Fisi’ihoi, Takulua (2), Vailanu, Taufa, Fosita, Lilo C: Takulua Sakalia
Referee: Dan Jones Asst Referees: Mike Adamson, Craig Evans TMO: Brian MacNeice
Principality Stadium - Saturday 10 November 2018
KO: 17:20 HT: 3-3 Att: tbc
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Wales v Wallabies The anthems have been sung with the usual gusto, almost time for kick off
Wales v Wallabies Referee: Ben O'Keeffe Asst Referees: Romaine Poite, Brendon Pickerill TMO: Simon McDowell
Wales 0-0 Wallabies 1m Australia have ball in hand from the kick off and make the hard yards with some neat passing, we have out first scrum
Wales 0-0 Wallabies 3m Pocock makes ground and the Wallabies release Kerevi who somehow loses the ball into touch as he's crossing the try line, a chance gone begging
Wales 0-0 Wallabies 5m Turnover ball from Tipuric and Wales are on the attack but lose the ball. Confusion ensues and Wales are pinged for accidental off-side
Wales 0-0 Wallabies 7m Great work at the breakdown again, Tips secures a penalty and Anscombe puts the ball out just outside the Australia 22, Wales are on the attack through the forwards
Wales 0-0 Wallabies 9m Anscombe kicks through, with Josh Adams in hot pursuit, but the ball goes dead. However, Wales steal the ball at the line out and continue to test the Wallabies' defence
Wales 0-0 Wallabies 11m Wales still working through the phases but making very little ground, the home team have the penalty advantage though
Wales 0-0 Wallabies 13m Leigh Halfpenny steps up for his first attempt at goal, one he'd normally slot over with his eyes closed, but he pulls it wide
Wales 0-0 Wallabies 15m It's Wales' turn to be tested defensively and are able to hold Australia back near the halfway line
Wales 0-0 Wallabies 17m Australia are pinged on their own scrum offering Wales an attacking line out in the opposition 22, but Ken Owens is unable to find his man. Attempt number two has a similar result and the Australians are in possession
Wales 3-0 Wallabies 21m Australia are again pinged in the scrum, but this time the penalty is in a kick-able position. Up steps Halfpenny and this time he's bang on target
Wales 3-0 Wallabies 22m A break from Josh Adams sets up another Welsh attack, but they're down to 14 men as Jonathan Davies is down receiving treatment, thankfully nothing too serious
Wales 3-0 Wallabies 24m Australia are back on the attack deep in the Welsh half, but a powerful tackle from Gareth Davies halts proceedings. The Wallabies spread the ball wide and begin to make some ground
Wales 3-0 Wallabies 25m 16 phases of play and Wales are let off as Adam Coleman loses the ball forward
Wales 3-0 Wallabies 26m The scrums continue to be a scrappy affair and has to be re-set three times, O'Keeffe loses patience and pings the visitors. Another great kick from Anscombe
Wales 3-0 Wallabies 29m A break from Alun Wyn and Wales are on the attack, but again the touch-line wins the race with Josh Adams which gives the Wallabies a line-out on the half way line
Wales 3-3 Wallabies 31m Wales are pinged for off-side offering Bernard Foley his first kick at goal, he makes no mistake and we're all square
Wales 3-3 Wallabies 34m Dan Lydiate is pinged for a no-arms tackle and the Wallabies are back on the attack, with Coleman breaking into the Welsh 22
Wales 3-3 Wallabies 36m Another Tips turnover relieves the pressure for the home side. The Wallabies are pinged for pulling the maul down and Anscombe strikes the ball long for one last attacking opportunity of the half
Wales 3-3 Wallabies 38m Prop, Alaalatoa is pinged for coming in from the side offering Halfpenny a kick from right in front of the posts. The shock on his face when he missed was mirrored around the stadium
Wales 3-3 Wallabies HT P: Halfpenny | P: Foley
Wales 3-3 Wallabies 40m The teams are back out in readiness for the arm wrestle to continue as Anscombe gets us back underway
Wales 3-3 Wallabies 41m A great break from Halfpenny sees him display a rare attacking threat as Wales power their way into the Wallabies' 22
Wales 3-3 Wallabies 42m Anscombe kicks over the Wallabies' defensive line, it's kept in play by George North but Wales are penalised and we have a line-out on the half way line
Wales 3-3 Wallabies 44m Another break from Halfpenny and Wales are back on the attack, but the ball is slow so Scrum Half Davies puts in the box kick, handing possession back to the Wallabies
Wales 3-3 Wallabies 46m Liam Williams and Dillon Lewis replace George North and Tomas Francis for Wales
Wales 3-3 Wallabies 49m Australia have the advantage for off-side and subsequent penalty, but it's just outside Foley's range so he opts to kick for the corner
Wales 3-3 Wallabies 50m Wales are pinged offering an easier attempt for Foley, but again he kicks for the corner. Pressure from the men in red against the drive from the line-out sees the ball go loose and it's a Welsh scrum
Wales 3-3 Wallabies 53m Liam Williams is penalised for being off his feet and again the Wallabies opt to kick for the corner, but they over-throw the line-out and Jonathan Davies hoofs the ball downfield
Wales 3-3 Wallabies 55m Scarlets' Rob Evans is on in place of Nicky Smith for Wales, along with Tomos Williams in place of Gareth Davies whilst the Wallabies make changes in the front row, with Polota-Nau and Tupou on for Australia
Wales 3-3 Wallabies 57m Wales secure the ball following another scrappy scrum, Jonathan Davies hands off the Wallabies' threat and with Josh Adams in support it looks promising, but Tomos Williams loses the ball forward, Ellis Jenkins is on for Wales
Wales 3-3 Wallabies 61m We resort to an aerial battle now, with neither team appearing to make any real inroads until Sanjay kicks, putting pressure on the gatherer and the support manage to turn the ball over
Wales 3-3 Wallabies 63m The Welsh rolling maul drives towards the Wallabies' try line, but somehow the Wallabies manage to secure a scrum and clear the ball back to just inside their own half
Wales 3-3 Wallabies 65m Matt To'omua is on for the Wallabies as the home side maintain their attacking pressure, lovely hands and they secure a penalty right in front of the posts... surely Halfpenny can't miss a second one of these?
Wales 6-3 Wallabies 68m He makes no mistake this time, it's straight through the posts as Halfpenny scores the first points of the second half to give Wales a slender lead once more
Wales 6-3 Wallabies 69m It's all Wales now, but an interception from Israel Folau offers the Wallabies some hope, they kick ahead but the kick's too far and we're back for a scrum on the halfway
Wales 6-3 Wallabies 72m Australia attack from deep but it's gathered by Halfpenny who makes a few yards and Wales are back in the Australia half and in possession. Liam Williams gathers the loose ball, but handling errors let the home side down once more
Wales 6-3 Wallabies 73m Halfpenny is taken out by Kerevi but O'Keeffe deems it a 'rugby incident' despite Halfers leaving the field, replaced by Dan Biggar. Matt To'omua goes for goal
Wales 6-6 Wallabies 74m Despite a thundering booing inside the Principality, To'omua's superb kick is there and we're all square once more
Wales 9-6 Wallabies 77m Hanigan is penalised for not rolling away and is fortunate to not have been shown a yellow card. Up steps Biggar, who slots it straight through the posts, Wales will have just under 3 minutes to hang on to their lead
Wales 9-6 Wallabies 79m It's all a bit scrappy, but Josh Adams turns over, Dillon Lewis knocks forward giving the Wallabies one last roll of the dice
Wales 9-6 Wallabies 80m Justin Tipuric is named man of the match as the Wallabies drive forward off the scrum, they're in a kick-able penalty position
Wales 9-6 Wallabies 80+1m Wales have a penalty! It wasn't pretty, it was a pure dog fight, but Wales cling on to claim their first victory against the Wallabies for 13 games
15 Leigh Halfpenny 14 George North 13 Jonathan Davies 12 Hadleigh Parkes 11 Josh Adams 10 Gareth Anscombe 9 Gareth Davies 1 Nicky Smith 2 Ken Owens 3 Tomas Francis 4 Adam Beard 5 ALUN WYN JONES (C) 6 Dan Lydiate 7 Justin Tipuric 8 Ross Moriarty BENCH: 16 Elliot Dee 17 Rob Evans 18 Dillon Lewis 19 Cory Hill 20 Ellis Jenkins 21 Tomos Williams 22 Dan Biggar 23 Liam Williams
SCORERS P: Halfpenny (2), Biggar
15 Dane Haylett-Petty 14 Israel Folau 13 Samu Kerevi 12 Kurtley Beale 11 Sefa Naivalu 10 Bernard Foley 9 Will Genia 1 Scott Sio 2 Tolu Latu 3 Allan Alaalatoa 4 Izack Rodda 5 Adam Coleman 6 Jack Dempsey 7 MICHAEL HOOPER (C) 8 David Pocock BENCH: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau 17 Sekope Kepu 18 Taniela Tupou 19 Rob Simmons 20 Ned Hanigan 21 Nick Phipps 22 Matt To'omua 23 Jack Maddocks
SCORERS P: Foley, To'omau
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe Asst Referees: Romain Poite, Brendon Pickerill TMO: Simon McDowell
Aviva Stadium, Dublin - Saturday 10 November 2018
KO: 18:30 HT: 15-14 Att: tbc
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Ireland v Pumas The teams and are lined up adjacent to the red carpet. Newly re-elected president of Ireland Michael D. Higgins greets the teams before his inauguration tomorrow
Ireland v Pumas Referee: Nic Berry Asst referees: Angus Gardner and Ludovic Cayre TMO: David Grashoff
Ireland v Pumas Note: Will Addison will today make his first start for Ireland after Robbie Henshaw pulls out
Ireland 0-0 Pumas 1m It's kick off time and Argentina's Nicholas Sanchez will have the honour
Ireland 0-0 Pumas 2m Early possession takes Ireland up to within the shadow of the half way line but referee Nic Berry pings the home side for holding on, Sanchez calls for the tee
Ireland 0-3 Pumas 3m Nicholas Sanchez is successful from 45 out and Argentina lead
Ireland 0-3 Pumas 4m With play on the half way line, Argentina are pinged for illegalities at the breakdown, Sexton kicks towards the corner
Ireland 0-3 Pumas 6m Ireland are into the 22 and carrying well, the away side fail to stay legal at the breakdown and Ireland win the penalty, once again Jonny Sexton goes to the corner
Ireland 0-3 Pumas 7m A free play under advantage leads to nothing and Ireland get another penalty, this time for illegal mauling from Argentina
Ireland 0-3 Pumas 8m A drive from the Irish forwards sends the home side over the line but referee Nic Berry goes to the TMO
Ireland 0-3 Pumas 8m TMO David Grashoff is unable to see a grounding and the decision is no try, Ireland will have an attacking 5m scrum
Ireland 5-3 Pumas 9m Ireland secure the penalty at the base of the scrum but they do not need it, scrum half Kieran Marmion takes the ball and darts over to score, the conversion is unsuccessful from Jonny Sexton
Ireland 5-6 Pumas 11m The Argentinian restart is regathered by the men in blue and white, from the subsequent phase play Ireland are pinged and Sanchez points to the posts, he is successful
Ireland 5-6 Pumas 13m This game is already looking very open, Emiliano Boffelli clears the ball for Argentina after being put under significant pressure from the home side
Ireland 5-6 Pumas 14m Under a high tackle penalty advantage Argentina look to probe through the midfield, they are unsuccessful so the play is stopped and Argentina kick the ball deep into the Irish half
Ireland 5-6 Pumas 16m A long period of Argentinian possession finishes with a high kick, Jacob Stockdale knocks the ball on in the air and Argentina have the scrum inside the Irish half
Ireland 5-11 Pumas 18m A break from Matías Orlando combined with two quick passes to Jerónimo de la Fuente and Bautista Delguy takes Argentina to within 5, phase play followed by quick hands out wide allows for Delguy to score. Conversion unsuccessful.
Ireland 5-11 Pumas 20m A strong spell of possession from Ireland ends with an Argentinian turn over and the away side clear through a Tomas Cubelli box kick, Argentina are then pinged by the ref for illegal rucking
Ireland 5-11 Pumas 22m The Irish line out provides a penalty for the home side and they kick to the corner after their free play leads to nothing
Ireland 5-11 Pumas 23m Ireland knock on in the line out and Argentina have a scrum on their own 5m line, they concede the penalty and Ireland attack
Ireland 12-11 Pumas 25m Ireland attack under an offside penalty advantage, from 7m out Bundee Aki finds space and scores, Sexton conversion successful
Ireland 12-11 Pumas 29m Ireland looked under threat there, a high ball bounces in the dead ball zone but the home side were lucky and cleared, Argentinian line out inside the Irish 22
Ireland 12-11 Pumas 30m The Irish defence scupper the Argentinian maul and win the scrum
Ireland 12-11 Pumas 32m Ireland win the scrum penalty and clear to beyond half way
Ireland 12-11 Pumas 33m The Ireland line out is knocked on before Argentina themselves knock the ball on, Argentina scrum
Ireland 12-11 Pumas 34m Argentina have the penalty on the Ireland 10m line after a late tackle offence, Sanchez calls for the tee once more
Ireland 12-14 Pumas 35m Nicholas Sanchez is successful with the kick and Argentina lead once again
Ireland 12-14 Pumas 36m Ireland attack on half way but the blue and white defence is strong, the ball is then turned by Argentina who themselves look to attack, however they are pinged on halfway for being held and getting up, very harsh call by Nic Berry
Ireland 15-14 Pumas 38m Ireland point to the posts as Sean O'Brian is replaced by Dan Leavy, the kick is successful from the half way line and Sexton takes Ireland into the lead
Ireland 15-14 Pumas 40+1m Argentine possession gives Sanchez a drop goal attempt but it is wide and the half time oranges are waiting
Ireland 15-14 Pumas HT T: Marmion, Aki C: Sexton P: Sexton | T: Delguy P: Sanchez (3)
Ireland 15-14 Pumas 41m The second half is underway and it is Jonny Sexton of Ireland starting the second 40 minutes
Ireland 15-17 Pumas 42m Some great phase play from Argentina forces referee Nic Berry to ping Ireland for contesting illegally at the breakdown, Sanchez points to the posts and the ball dissects them shortly after
Ireland 15-17 Pumas 45m Argentina are up to halfway after some good place play but Ireland turn the ball and kick through Sexton, the ball enters the try zone before being touched town by Argentina, it will be a 22 drop out
Ireland 15-17 Pumas 47m From the drop out, Ireland are able to ship the ball into the wide channels and earn the penalty advantage for a high tackle, the free play leads to nothing and the penalty is awarded, Sexton opts for the posts and is unsuccessful
Ireland 15-17 Pumas 49m A lazy Argentinian on the ground gives Ireland the penalty on half way after the drop out, once again Ireland return to the advantage before this time heading to touch
Ireland 15-17 Pumas 50m Ireland lose their line out and Argentina are able to clear
Ireland 15-17 Pumas 51m From the line out Ireland are forced to use the ball, multiple lateral phases pass before an Irish foot in touch gives Argentina the line out
Ireland 15-17 Pumas 53m Irish replacement: Jack McGrath is on for Cian Healy
Ireland 15-17 Pumas 54 A stunning link up between Sanchez and Boffelli before a little grubber leaves Ireland with the ball inside their own 22, they do clear but the crowd are growing restless
Ireland 15-17 Pumas 56m Ireland spread the ball wide from their own hand and are quickly up to the Argentinian 10m line
Ireland 15-17 Pumas 57m The blue and white defence holds strong but another spread to the right wing takes Ireland further into the Irish half, they have an advantage
Ireland 18-17 Pumas 58m As Nic Berry warns Argentina of their penalty count, Luke McGrath comes on for Kieran Marmion and Johnny Sexton successfully dissects the posts
Ireland 18-17 Pumas 59m For Ireland Sean Cronin and Devin Toner come on for Rory Best and Iain Henderson. For Argentina Matías Moroni and Juan Pablo Zeiss are on for Matías Orlando and Santiago Garcia Botta
Ireland 18-17 Pumas 60m Argentina have the ball inside the Irish Half with a maul, Ireland gather a Tomas Cubelli box kick and kick back through Jacob Stockdale to leave Argentina inside their own 22, they clear to half way and Ireland attack
Ireland 18-17 Pumas 63m Ireland are just outside of the Argentinian 22 but messy ball leaves the Irish 35 out, the ball then goes wide before it is kicked into touch, Argentina line out inside their 22
Ireland 18-17 Pumas 64m Ireland win the Argentinian line out and drive over beneath the posts but it is held up, attacking scrum for Ireland 5m out. In the meantime Julian Montoya and Gonzalo Bertranou are on for Tomas Cubelli and Agustin Creevy
Ireland 25-17 Pumas 66m The 5m scrum leaves space for Luke McGrath to dive over next to the posts, the Johnny Sexton conversion is successful
Ireland 25-17 Pumas 68m Argentina attack inside the Irish half but Ireland turn the ball over and kick, Tadhg Furlong looked a little dazed from a big knock there
Ireland 25-17 Pumas 68m Tadhg Furlong is replaced by Andrew Porter as the Argentinian line out is knocked on, it will be an Irish scrum
Ireland 25-17 Pumas 70m Ireland secure the scrum under advantage, the free play is unsuccessful so play is brought back, Ireland head to the corner as Rodrigo Bruni is on for Pablo Matera for Argentina
Ireland 25-17 Pumas 71m Ireland secure their line out and probe from close range before Argentina turn the ball and attack from their own line
Ireland 25-17 Pumas 72m Argentina eventually kick and the play will resume with an Irish line out on the Argentinian 10m line as Lucio Sordoni and Joaquin Diaz Bonilla come on for Nicholas Sanchez and Santiago Medrano
Ireland 25-17 Pumas 74m Some brilliant phase play after Ireland secure the line out takes them to within 15m, the home side knock in forward but they have a penalty for a tackle offence
Ireland 28-17 Pumas 75m Sexton points to the posts and is successful, that is his last action today as he is replaced by Joey Carbery while Bundee Aki is replaced by Andrew Conway. For Argentina Thomas Lezana replaces Tomas Lavanini
Ireland 28-17 Pumas 78m Argentina go to the corner after Irish illegalities inside the Irish half, Ireland win the line out and clear, Argentina are back inside their own half
Ireland 28-17 Pumas 79m Ireland clear, from the line out Argentina attack inside their own half and struggle to make ground, they knock the ball on and Ireland will close this game with a scrum
Ireland 28-17 Pumas 80+1 Ireland secure the scrum with a free kick, Carbery taps before kicking the ball into the stands.
15 Jordan Larmour 14 Keith Earls 13 Robbie Henshaw 12 Bundee Aki 11 Jacob Stockdale 10 Jonathan Sexton 9 Kieran Marmion 1 Cian Healy 2 RORY BEST (C) 3 Tadhg Furlong 4 Iain Henderson 5 James Ryan 6 Peter O'Mahony 7 Sean O’Brien 8 CJ Stander BENCH: 16 Sean Cronin 17 Jack McGrath 18 Andrew Porter 19 Devin Toner 20 Dan Leavy 21 Luke McGrath 22 Joey Carbery 23 Andrew Conway
SCORERS T: Marmion, Aki, Luke McGrath C: Sexton (2) P: Sexton (3)
15 Emiliano Boffelli 14 Bautista Delguy 13 Matías Orlando 12 Jerónimo de la Fuente 11 Ramiro Moyano 10 Nicholas Sanchez 9 Tomas Cubelli 1 Santiago Garcia Botta 2 Agustin Creevy 3 Santiago Medrano 4 Matías Alemanno 5 Tomas Lavanini 6 PABLO MATERA (C) 7 Guido Petti 8 Javier Ortega Desio BENCH: 16 Julian Montoya 17 Juan Pablo Zeiss 18 Lucio Sordoni 19 Rodrigo Bruni 20 Thomas Lezana 21 Gonzalo Bertranou 22 Joaquin Diaz Bonilla 23 Matías Moroni
SCORERS T: Delguy P: Sanchez (4)
Referee: Nic Berry Asst Referees: Angus Gardner, Ludovic Cayre TMO: David Grashoff
Anoeta Stadium, San Sebastian - Saturday 10 November 2018
KO: 18:30 HT: 20-21 Att: tbc
15 BLAINE SCULLY (C) 14 Gannon Moore 13 Bryce Campbell 12 Paul Lasike 11 Ryan Matyas 10 Will Hooley 9 Ruben de Haas 1 Titi Lamositele Joe Taufete’e 3 Paul Mullen 4 Greg Peterson 5 Nick Civetta 6 John Quill 7 Tony Lamborn 8 Cam Dolan BENCH: 16 Dylan Fawsitt 17 David Ainu’u 18 Dino Waldren 19 David Tameilau 20 Hanco Germishuys 21 Devereaux Ferris 22 Will Magie 23 Tim Maupin
SCORERS T: Taufete’e, Germishuys, Dolan C: Hooley (2) P: Hooley (2)
15 Ahsee Tuala 14 Ed Fidow 13 Reynold Lee-Lo 12 Alapati Leiua 11 JJ Taulagi 10 Tusi Pisi 9 Melani Matavao 1 Logovi’i Mulipola 2 Motu Matu’u 3 Paul Alo-Emile 4 Kane Leaupepe 5 Filo Paulo 6 Josh Tyrell 6 JACK LAM (C) 8 Faifili Levave BENCH: 16 Ray Niuia 17 Jordan Lay 18 James Lay 19 Ben Nee Nee 20 Jacob Mapu 21 Dwayne Polataivao 22 D’Angelo Leuila 23 Stacey Ili
SCORERS T: Mulipola, Fidow, Matavao, Taulagi C: Pisi (3) P: Leuila
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz Asst Referees: Pierre Brousset, Inigo Atorrasagasti TMO: Philippe Bonhoure
Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo - Saturday 10 November 2018
KO: 19:00 HT: 0-14 Att: tbc
15 Daniel Sancery 14 Lucas Tranquez 13 FELIPE SANCERY (C) 12 Moisés Duque 11 Robert Tenório 10 Josh Reeves 9 Lucas Duque 1 Lucas Abud 2 Wilton Rebolo 3 Jardel Vettorato 4 Luiz Vieira 5 Cléber Dias 6 Arthur Bergo 7 Devon Müller 8 André Arruda BENCH: 16 Caíque Silva 17 Endy Willian 18 Matheus Rocha 19 Matteo Dell’Acqua 20 Michael Moraes 21 Douglas Rauth 22 De Wet van Niekerk 23 Stefano Giantorno
SCORERS P: Reeves Rebolo
15 Matty Lansdown 14 Jonah Lowe 13 Rob Thompson 12 Teihorangi Walden 11 Shaun Stevenson 10 Otere Black 9 Jonathan Ruru 1 Ben May 2 ASH DIXON (C) 3 Marcel Renata 4 Isaia Walker-Leawere 5 Pari Pari Parkinson 6 Reed Prinsep 7 Billy Harmon 8 Akira Ioane BENCH: 16 Robbie Abel/Ross Wright 17 Chris Eves 18 Tyrel Lomax 19 Jackson Hemopo 20 Mitch Karpik 21 Bryn Hall 22 Josh Ioane 23 Matt Proctor
SCORERS T: Walker-Leawere, Dixon (2), Hemopo, Lowe C: Black (5)
Referee: Federico Anselmi Asst Referees: Pablo Deluca, Francisco Gonzalez TMO: Santiago Borsani
Stade de France - Saturday 10 November 2018
KO: 21:05 HT: 16-9 Att: tbc
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
France v Boks Evening chaps! 5 minutes til KO allegedly! Well, the teams are out and lined up, and first it's a minute's silence for Pierre Camou, former FFR President who passed away. Applause all round...
France v Boks The anthems are underway in Paris, and in the meantime, the officials: Referee: Nigel Owens Asst Referees: Matt Carley, Tom Foley TMO: Rowan Kitt
France v Boks A dog on the pitch before KO - I have to presume it's a guide dog for the lady in the shades who kicked the ball...But it's Paris - anything goes!
France 0-0 Boks 1m The Boks KO the match in bright white this evening, and Faf de Klerk is back today
France 0-0 Boks 2m Mathieu Bastareaud begins with an interestingly high tackle - it's just a penalty. If only if there was such a thing as consistent reffing. Two hopes of that!
France 0-0 Boks 3m Bok lineout is fine, but Bastareaud gets over the ball the breakdown and wins a penalty for France...
France 0-0 Boks 4m Aphiwe Dyantyi gets under a high ball but the French are on fire and they make some super yards, a cross kick putting the ball in the corner of the goal line but it goes long into touch
France 0-0 Boks 5m Superb crosskick from Camille Lopez, and lovely play from Les Bleus. The French have turned up tonight!
France 3-0 Boks 7m Steven Kitshoff & Franco Mostert both pinged for offside and Baptiste Serin gets the scoreboard rolling with a penalty kick at the uprights
France 3-0 Boks 9m France look good and the Boks aren't looking too clever so far. Advantage being played for France who are seriously on the attack again while the Boks hand over another offside penalty
France 6-0 Boks 10m Serin adds another 3-pointer despite it being a heap harder than the last one. It's a perfect night in Paris for rugby - calm, dry and a pleasant
France 6-3 Boks 12m Perfect for Les Bleus to hand over a kickable penalty which gets Handré Pollard on the board for the visitors
France 6-3 Boks 14m Ah, now France methinks have a point to prove tonight, and they are going to score points if it kills them. Anything England can do, France can do better ;-) And they are bulldozing their way towards the Bok 22
France 6-3 Boks 16m Oh so close goes the drive from Les Bleus, but the Boks bring it down just short and prevent a try already...
France 6-3 Boks 18m The Boks force the French backwards, away from the dangerzone, and have them return into their own territory...
France 6-3 Boks 19m Damian Penaud almost scored a try for Les Bleus as he chased the ball before the homeside were shoved back, but it ends up in the dead ball area, Penaud not quite having the reach to get it down
France 6-6 Boks 21m Instead of scoring, the French hand over another penalty to the Boks and Pollard punishes them with a monster kick which reaches its goal with clarity to equalise
France 6-6 Boks 22m Much as France have turned up today, the game is messy and structureless so far, with plenty of aerial football
France 6-6 Boks 24m And it started so well...how tedious. I think some alcoholic lubrication may just help this game along a little...
France 6-6 Boks 25m Much to-ing and fro-ing in the midfield before the French edge deeper into Bok territory...
France 6-9 Boks 27m ...but Willie le Roux gets firmly under a high ball and the Boks force Les Bleus backwards again, picking up a penalty en route for Pollard to split the uprights from a significant distance to take the lead
France 6-9 Boks 29m There really is such a thing as too much aerial football. *sighs* French lineout on the Bok 10m but it's the Boks who end up in possession for a defensive lineout of their own, a touch closer to the 22...
France 6-9 Boks 31m The French appear to have regrouped charge deeper towards the 22 for Lopez to crosskick well again towards touch, Dyantyi forced to take it into touch, giving the French advantage
France 9-9 Boks 33m Spitting rain has begun as the French are not coming away from the 22 with nothing again, Lopez popping over a drop goal neatly to equalise the scoreboard
France 9-9 Boks 34m Teddy Thomas has an idea and executes it, sprinting from his own 22 to the Bok 22, but his support languishes far too far back to be of any use whatsoever
France 9-9 Boks 35m Ball goes loose, Bok hands reach it but the French attack again after regaining possession and they are again determined to come away from that 22 with points...
France 4-9 Boks 37m ...a little jig, a little evasion, a little sleight of hand and it's captain Guilhem Guirado who scores his 5th Test try for France
France 16-9 Boks 38m Serin adds the extras and France will be awfully content with the scoreline going into halftime...but there's still some time to play!
France 16-9 Boks 39m Do you remember those dark distant days where front rowers were the size of Jase Leonard and Brian Moore, and they wouldn't really know how tries were scored unless they were driven over?!
France 16-9 Boks 40+1m And now they all think they're Bryan Habana! Isn't it brilliant. Les Bleus want more...
France 16-9 Boks 40+2m ...so they keep ball in play through the centre channel and make it to the Bok 22, Bastareaud bulldozing his way through and replacement Gaël Fickou attempts to find the whitewash...
France 16-9 Boks 40+3m ...but the Boks turnover and force the French all the way back over halfway, le Roux kicking the ball into touch deep in French territory for halftime
France 16-9 Boks HT T: Guirado C: Serin P: Serin DG: Lopez | P: Pollard (3)
France 16-9 Boks 40m We're back on and Faf de Klerk is definitely not his usual pocket-rocket self today
France 16-9 Boks 41m Les Bleus take full advantage of the Boks being discombobulated with Bastareaud bulldozing his way over the goal line!
France 21-9 Boks 42m However, Ref Owens needs a tête-à-tête with his touch judge before awarding the try
France 23-9 Boks 43m Serin adds the extras and Les Bleus are looking good
France 23-14 Boks 44m However, a certain winger isn't having this try-scoring nonsense go all France's way, so Dyantyi collects the ball quite deftly and flies over the whitewash for a try of his own almost immediately!
France 23-16 Boks 45m Pollard flings over a conversion and we're back where we started the half with a score between the sides
France 23-16 Boks 46m Ah mon dieu! Zees metch iz gitting moh interesting n'est pas?!
France 23-16 Boks 48m RG Snyman replaces Warren Whiteley in the back row as the game livens up already
France 23-16 Boks 50m The French are on the attack again, and really would like something for their efforts, but alas, it is not to be this time, with the Bok hits getting bigger and harder *ouch*
France 23-19 Boks 52m Instead of adding points, Les Bleus hand over a 4th penalty, again punished by Pollard who edges the score closer by three
France 23-19 Boks 54m The scoreboard may be clocking up, but is it just me, or is this match just messy?! It has no elegant French flair, tho there is plenty of Bok brute force, tho that's not just one way...
France 23-19 Boks 56m Gaël Fickou replaces Geoffrey Doumayrou again, while Cheslin Kolbe gives Nkosi a rest for the remainder of the match
France 23-19 Boks 58m Haven't said this often so far - Boks are on a bulldozing attack, and the French defence is being sorely tested. And there will be sore bodies tomorrow!
France 23-19 Boks 59m de Klerk gets buried at the bottom of a breakdown before they are all peeled off, while Dany Priso & Rabah Slimani replace Jefferson Poirot & Cedate Gomes Sa
France 23-22 Boks 60m Then Arthur Iturria is pinged for a tackle that slides up high to Pollard's neck - accidental say Nige to Captain Guirado and Pollard adds another 3-pointer to his 100% tally so far this match
France 23-22 Boks 61m In the meantime, Vincent Koch replaced Frans Malherbe in the front row, and just now, Thomas du Toit is on for Kitshoff
France 23-22 Boks 63m A penalty is called but swiftly play is halted after Iturria is injured; Mathieu Babillot has come on for Louis Picamoles
France 23-22 Boks 63m We can't move on til Nige has a hissy fit about the stadium clock not being stopped when he called it
France 23-22 Boks 64m Fickou takes the kick but misses it by a country mile
France 23-22 Boks 65m However, de Klerk smashes into Lopez long after the ball has left the building, no arms, no wrapping, no care and he goes down like a freshly chopped tree
France 23-22 Boks 66m The assistant refs don't react immediately - Nige doesn't see it, play continues before some actually bother to alert the Ref, who only gives penalty
France 26-22 Boks 67m Nige almost takes de Klerk to a safe space to make sure he's feeling not too bad; never mind Lopez, who widens the lead for Les Bleus by three
France 26-22 Boks 68m Boks thrilled when Kolbe hurtles over the tryline to almost score, but thankfully, someone is paying attention, and it's clear in the replay that he knocked the ball on before he pretended to ground it. I don't think so sunshine!
France 26-22 Boks 69m Not just no try, but a penalty is handed over promptly too to Les Bleus. Two strikes...
France 26-22 Boks 71m It's a Bok scrum which takes an age to set, then spins as de Klerk waves his arms about, frankly lucky to still be on the pitch.
France 26-22 Boks 72m From a reset, the Boks win the penalty. Previously, heaps more changes happened...
France 26-22 Boks 73m Antoine Dupont & Anthony Belleau on for Serin & Lopez | Francois Louw & Elton Jantjies on for Siya Kolisi & Damian de Allende
France 26-22 Boks 75m Scrum on the halfway for Les Bleus and they charge into the Bok 22 while Lopez is forced to return to the field of play for Maxime Médard
France 26-22 Boks 76m With only four points in it, the Boks need a try to take the win, but the French are going to let that happen with any ease...
France 26-22 Boks 78m And Iturria sends a magnificent kick with such accuracy, torpedo-ing inches short of the corner touch on the required side...
France 26-22 Boks 78m ...the Boks take their 5m defensive lineout awfully quickly as the French crowd are all proudly flag-waving and belting out Les Marseilles
France 26-22 Boks 79m French scrum in Bok territory deep in the Bok 22 and they just need to hold their nerve and hang on
France 26-22 Boks 80m Priso has other ideas and the French plan goes awry, the ball back in the midfield. But we must check with the TMO for which came first , 80 minutes or the ball in touch - it was the latter
France 26-22 Boks 80+1m The Boks have the ball and a 5m attacking lineout...the tension is palpable!
France 26-22 Boks 80+2m The lineout is won by the attacking team and the French are pinged for a penalty - advantage with the Boks...
France 26-22 Boks 80+3m ...Dyantyi thinks he's over in the corner for the try...but Nige does not award the try immediately, instead deferring to his TMO...
France 26-22 Boks 80+4m le Roux's pass was forward so no try, but the French collapsing the maul still holds so the advantage stays with the Boks as the final play of the game ensues...
France 26-27 Boks 80+4m Jantjies kicks to the corner for another 5m lineout and the drive goes everywhere, including most importantly, forward for replacement hooker Bongi Mbonambi to score and steal victory from the jaws of defeat for the Boks *phew*
France 26-29 Boks 80+5m French hearts are broken as Pollard adds the conversion and the Boks take the win
15 Maxime Médard 14 Teddy Thomas 13 Mathieu Bastareaud 12 Geoffrey Doumayrou 11 Damian Penaud 10 Camille Lopez 9 Baptiste Serin 1 Jefferson Poirot 2 GUILHEM GUIRADO (C) 3 Cedate Gomes Sa 4 Sebastien Vahaamahina 5 Yoann Maestri 6 Wenceslas Lauret 7 Arthur Iturria 8 Louis Picamoles BENCH: 16 Camille Chat 17 Dany Priso 18 Rabah Slimani 19 Paul Gabrillagues 20 Mathieu Babillot 21 Antoine Dupont 22 Anthony Belleau 23 Gaël Fickou
SCORERS T: Guirado, Bastareaud C: Serin (2) P: Serin (3) DG: Lopez
15 Willie le Roux 14 Sbu Nkosi 13 Jesse Kriel 12 Damian de Allende 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi 10 Handré Pollard 9 Faf de Klerk 1 Steven Kitshoff 2 Malcolm Marx 3 Frans Malherbe 4 Pieter-Steph du Toit 5 Franco Mostert 6 SIYA KOLISI (C) 7 Duane Vermeulen 8 Warren Whiteley BENCH: 16 Bongi Mbonambi 17 Thomas du Toit 18 Vincent Koch 19 RG Snyman 20 Francois Louw 21 Embrose Papier 22 Elton Jantjies 23 Cheslin Kolbe
SCORERS T: Nkosi, Mbonambi C: Pollard (2) P: Pollard (5)
Referee: Nigel Owens Asst Referees: Matt Carley, Tom Foley TMO: Rowan Kitt
NB KO times above are local; not all Tier 2 matches are covered in full