1996 Tri Nations Series

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1996 Tri Nations Series
Final positions
Champions  New Zealand (1st title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 6
Tries scored 19 (3.17 per match)
1997

The 1996 Tri Nations Series was the inaugural series of the rugby union test matches, contested from 6 July to 10 August, between the Australia, New Zealand and South Africa national rugby union teams. The All Blacks won the inaugural tournament.[1]

Table[edit]

Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
New Zealand 4 4 0 0 119 60 +59 1 17
South Africa 4 1 0 3 70 84 −14 2 6
Australia 4 1 0 3 71 116 −45 2 6

Results[edit]

6 July 1996
14:35 NZST (UTC+12)
 New Zealand 43–6  Australia Athletic Park, Wellington
(HT: 25–6) Referee: England Ed Morrison (England)
Tries:
Zinzan Brooke, Christian Cullen, Michael Jones, Jonah Lomu, Justin Marshall, Jeff Wilson
Penalties:
Matt Burke (2)
Cons:
Andrew Mehrtens (2)
Pens:
Andrew Mehrtens (3)
13 July 1996
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
 Australia 21 – 16  South Africa Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
(HT: 11–3) Referee: England Tony Spreadbury (England)
Tries:
Roff, Horan
Tries:
Hendriks
Conversions:
Burke
Conversions:
Honiball
Penalties:
Burke (3)
Penalties:
Honiball (2), Joubert
20 July 1996
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
 New Zealand 15 – 11  South Africa Lancaster Park, Christchurch
(HT: 6–8) Referee: Scotland Ray Megson (Scotland)
Penalties:
Mehrtens (5)
Tries:
Joubert
Penalties:
Stransky (2)
27 July 1996
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
 Australia 25 – 32  New Zealand Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
(HT: 16–9) Referee: Scotland Jim Fleming (Scotland)
Tries:
Burke, Gregan
Tries:
Bunce, Marshall
Penalties:
Burke (5)
Conversions:
Mehrtens (2)
Penalties:
Mehrtens (6)
3 August 1996
15:00 SAST (UTC+02)
 South Africa 25 – 19  Australia Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
(HT: 16–3) Referee: Ireland Brian Stirling (Ireland)
Tries:
Stransky
Tries:
Tune
Conversions:
Stransky
Conversions:
Eales
Penalties:
Stransky (6)
Penalties:
Burke, Eales (3)
10 August 1996
15:00 SAST (UTC+02)
 South Africa 18–29  New Zealand Newlands, Cape Town
(HT: 15–6) Referee: Ireland Dave McHugh (Ireland)
Tries:
Os du Randt, Japie Mulder
Tries:
Glen Osborne, Craig Dowd
Cons:
Joel Stransky
Cons:
Mehrtens (2)
Pens:
Joel Stransky (2)
Pens:
Andrew Mehrtens (5)
Tri Nations
1996 Winners
New Zealand
New Zealand
First Title

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mick Cleary and John Griffiths, ed. (1997). Rothmans Rugby Union Yearbook 1997–98. London: Headline Book Publishing. ISBN 0 7472 7732 X. 

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