1996 Australia rugby union tour

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1996 Australia tour in Italy, Great Britain and Ireland
Manager: P R A Falk
Tour captain(s): J A Eales
Type P W D L
Total: 12 12 0 0
Test match: 4 4 0 0
Opp. P W D L
 Italy 1 1 0 0
 Scotland 1 1 0 0
 Ireland 1 1 0 0
 Wales 1 1 0 0
Statistics against Test match opponents

The 1996 Australia rugby union tour was a series of rugby union matches played between 19 October and 7 December 1996 in Europe by the Australia national rugby union team.

Results[edit]

Scores and results list Australia's points tally first.

Opposing Team For Against Date Venue Status
Italy A 55 19 19 October 1996 St. Maria Goretti, Catania Tour match
Italy 40 18 23 October 1996 Stadio Plebiscito, Padua Test Match
Scotland A 47 20 30 October 1996 Netherdale, Galashiels Tour match
Glasgow–Edinburgh 37 19 3 November 1996 Old Anniesland, Glasgow Tour match
Scottish Districts 25 9 5 November 1996 McDiarmid Park, Perth Tour match
Scotland 29 19 9 November 1996 Murrayfield, Edinburgh Test Match
Connacht 37 20 13 November 1996 The Sports Grounds, Galway Tour match
Ulster 39 26 16 November 1996 Ravenhill, Belfast Tour match
Ireland 22 12 23 November 1996 Lansdowne Road, Dublin Test Match
Munster 55 19 26 November 1996 Thomond Park, Limerick Tour match
Wales 28 19 1 December 1996 Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff Test Match
Barbarians 39 19 7 December 1996 Twickenham, London Tour match

In Italy[edit]

19 October 1996
 Italy A 19–55  Australia XV

[1]

23 October 1996
 Italy 18–40  Australia
Try: Stefano Bordon, Diego Dominguez
Con: Diego Dominguez
Pen: Diego Dominguez
Drop: Diego Dominguez
Try: Tim Horan, Daniel Manu
David Wilson
Con: Matt Burke 4
Pen: Matt Burke 4
Stadio Plebiscito, Padua
Referee: Don Reordan (USA)

Italy: 15.Javier Pertile, 14.Massimo Ravazzolo, 13.Ivan Francescato, 12.Stefano Bordon, 11.Leandro Manteri, 10.Diego Dominguez, 9.Alessandro Troncon, 8.Orazio Arancio, 7.Andrea Sgorlon, 6.Massimo Giovanelli (capt.), 5.Diego Scaglia, 4.Walter Cristofoletto, 3.Franco Properzi-Curti, 2.Carlo Orlandi, 1.Mauro dal Sie, replacements:, Andrea Barattin
Australia : 15.Matt Burke, 14.Tim Horan, 13.Dan Herbert, 12.Pat Howard, 11.David Campese, 10.David Knox, 9.George Gregan, 8.Mike Brial, 7.David Wilson, 6.Daniel Manu, 5.John Eales (capt.), 4.John Welborn, 3.Andrew Heath, 2.Michael Foley, 1.Richard Harry, replacements:, Brett Robinson, Jason Little

In Scotland[edit]

30 October 1996
 Scotland A 20–47  Australia XV
Try: Smith
Pen: Hodge 4
Drop: Hodge
Try: Horan 2, Burke, Connors, Payne;
Con: Burke 5
Pen: Burke 4
Netherdale, Galashiels
Referee: J. Pearson

[4]


3 November 1996
Glasgow–Edinburgh 19–37  Australia XV
Try: Logan
Con: Donaldson
Pen: Donaldson 4
Try: Connors, Manu, Wilson, Knox, Campese
Con: Knox 3
Pen: Knox 2
Old Anniesland, Glasgow
Referee: A. Watson (Ireland)

[5][6]


5 November 1996
Scottish Districts 9–14  Australia XV
Pen: Parker 3
Try: Williams, Magro, Roff
Con: Wallace 2
Pen: Wallace 2
McDiarmid Park, Perth
Referee: T Rowlands (Wales)

[7]


9 November 1996
 Scotland 19–29  Australia
Try: Kenny Logan, Tony Stanger
Pen: Rowen Shepherd 3
Try: Dan Herbert, Warwick Waugh
Con: Matt Burke 2
Pen: Matt Burke 5
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Referee: Patrick Thomas (France)

[8][9]

Scotland : 15.Rowen Shepherd, 14.Tony Stanger, 13.Gregor Townsend (capt.), 12.Ronnie Eriksson, 11.Kenny Logan, 10.Craig Chalmers, 9.Gary Armstrong, 8.Eric Peters, 7.Ian Smith, 6.Murray Wallace, 5.Doddie Weir, 4.Damian Cronin, 3.Barry Stewart, 2.Kevin McKenzie, 1.Dave Hilton,replacements:, Bryan Redpath, At disposal:, Derek Stark, Scott Hastings, Scott Murray, Alan Watt
Australia: 15.Matt Burke, 14.Tim Horan, 13.Dan Herbert, 12.Pat Howard, 11.Joe Roff, 10.David Knox, 9.Sam Payne, 8.Daniel Manu, 7.David Wilson, 6.Owen Finegan, 5.Warwick Waugh, 4.John Eales (capt.), 3.Andrew Blades, 2.Michael Foley, 1.Richard Harry,replacements:, Brett Robinson At disposal:, Marco Caputo, Andrew Heath, George Gregan, Richard Tombs, David Campese

In Ireland[edit]

13 November 1996
Connacht 20–37  Australia XV
Try: Leahy
Pen: Elwood
Try: Cregan 2, Finegan
Gavin, Murdoch
Con: T Wallace 3
Pen: T. Wallace 2

[10]


16 November 1996
Ulster 26–39  Australia XV

23 November 1996
 Ireland 12–22  Australia
Pen: Paul Burke (4)
Try: David Knox
Con: Matt Burke
Pen: Matt Burke (5)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Referee: Brian Campsall (England)

Ireland: 15.Jim Staples, 14.James Topping, 13.Jonathan Bell, 12.Mark McCall, 11.Dominic Crotty, 10.Paul Burke, 9.Stephen McIvor, 8.Anthony Foley, 7.Denis McBride, 6.David Corkery, 5.Jeremy Davidson, 4.Gabriel Fulcher, 3.Paul Wallace, 2.Keith Wood (cap.), 1.Nick Popplewell, substitutes , Maurice Field,

Australia: 15.Matt Burke, 14.Jason Little, 13.Dan Herbert, 12.Tim Horan, 11.Joe Roff, 10.David Knox, 9.George Gregan, 8.Mike Brial, 7.David Wilson, 6.Daniel Manu, 5.John Eales (cap.), 4.Warwick Waugh, 3.Andrew Blades, 2.Michael Foley, 1.Dan Crowley, substitutes:, Brett Robinson [11][12]


26 November 1996
Munster 19–55  Australia XV
Try: Keane
Con: Keane
Pen: Keane 3
Drop: Murray
Try: Campese 2, Murdoch 2
Finegan, Kefu, Little
Payne, Tune
Con: Larkham 5

[13]


In Wales[edit]

1 December 1996
 Wales 19–28  Australia
Try: Gareth Thomas
Con: Jonathan Davies
Pen: Jonathan Davies 4
Try: Mike Brial, Matt Burke
1 meta tecnica
Con: Matt Burke 2
Pen: Matt Burke 3
Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff
Referee: Iain Ramage (Scotland)

Wales: 15.Wayne Proctor, 14.Ieuan Evans, 13.Scott Gibbs, 12.Gareth Thomas, 11.Dafydd James, 10.Jonathan Davies, 9.Rob Howley, 8.Steve Williams, 7.Kingsley Jones, 6.Hemi Taylor, 5.Derwyn Jones, 4.Gareth Llewellyn, 3.Dai Young, 2.Jonathan Humphreys (cap.), 1.Christian Loader, sostituti:, Colin Charvis, Neil Jenkins, Craig Quinnell

Australia : 15.Matt Burke, 14.Joe Roff, 13.Jason Little, 12.Tim Horan(cap.), 11.David Campese, 10.Pat Howard, 9.George Gregan, 8.Mike Brial, 7.David Wilson, 6.Owen Finegan, 5.David Giffin, 4.Tim Gavin, 3.Andrew Blades, 2.Michael Foley, 1.Dan Crowley [14]

The match against Barbarians[edit]

7 December 1996
Barbarians 19–39  Australia XV
Try: Bateman, S Quinnell
Con: Andrew
Try: Burke 2, Roff
Campese, Horan
Con: Burke 4
Pen: Burke 2
Twickenham
Referee: Ed Morrison (England)

Barbarians: 15. T Stimpson England, (Joel Stransky 22' South Africa), 14 N Walker Wales, 13 A Bateman Wales, 12 Gregor Townsend Scotland, (M Allen 73'England ), 11 T Underwood England, 10 Rob Andrew England, 9 R Howley Wales, (A Moore 59' Wales), 8 S Quinnell Wales, (D. Weir 79' Scotland ), 7 Neil Back England, 6 D McIntosh Wales, 5 I Jones New Zealand, 4 C Quinnell Wales, 3 D.Garforth England, 2 N. Hewitt New Zealand, 1 N Popplewell Republic of Ireland
Australia: 15.Matt Burke, (Stephen Larkham, 79'), 14.Joe Roff, 13.D Herbert, 12 T Horan (cap), 11.David Campese, 10.P Howard, (R Tombs, 73'), 9. S Payne, 8.M Brial, (B Robinson 23'), 7. D Wilson, 6.O Finnegan, 5. T Gavin, 4. D Giffin, 3. A Blades, (A Heath, 77), 2. M Caputo, (M Foley, 25) 1. D.Crowley,
[15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Campese prepared for Test No 100". www.independent.co.uk. 23 October 1996. 
  3. ^ "Aussies made to graft". www.independent.co.uk. 24 October 1996. 
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  6. ^ "Sorry tale of two cities". www.independent.co.uk. 3 November 1996. 
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  12. ^ "Rugby Union: Irish need `bit of invention'". www.independent.co.uk. 25 November 1996. 
  13. ^ "Munster mauled as Australia finish with a flourish". www.independent.co.uk. 27 November 1996. 
  14. ^ "Campese parts on low note". www.independent.co.uk. 2 December 1996. 
  15. ^ "Campese still sharp until the last thrust". www.independent.co.uk. 9 December 1996.