2005 Australia rugby union tour

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2005 Australia tour in Europe
Type P W D L
Total: 5 2 0 3
Test match: 4 1 0 3
Opp. P W D L
 France 1 0 0 1
 England 1 0 0 1
 Ireland 1 1 0 0
 Wales 1 0 0 1
Statistics against Test match opponents

The 2005 Wallabies Spring Tour was a series of five matches played by the Australia national rugby union team in November 2005.

The Matches[edit]

French Barbarians[edit]

1 November 2005
French BarbariansFrance 12–42  Australia A[1]

France[edit]

In this match, George Gregan plays his 115 test match, beating the world record of Jason Robinson[2][3]

5 November 2005
France  26–16  Australia
Try: Heymans, Martin
Con: Elissalde 2
Pen: Elissalde 3, Michalak
Try: Mitchell
Con: Rogers
Pen: Rogers 3
Stade de France, Paris
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Paul Honiss New Zealand

France: 15.Julien Laharrague, 14.Aurelien Rougerie, 13.Florian Fritz, 12.Yannick Jauzion, 11.Cedric Heymans, 10.Frederic Michalak, 9.Jean-Baptiste Elissalde, 8.Thomas Lievremont, 7.Remy Martin, 6.Yannick Nyanga, 5.Jerome Thion, 4.Fabien Pelous (capt.), 3.Pieter de Villiers, 2.Dimitri Szarzewski, 1.Olivier Milloud, – replacements: 16.Sebastien Bruno, 17.Sylvain Marconnet, 18.Lionel Nallet, 19.Gregory Lamboley, 20.Sebastien Chabal, 21.Yann Delaigue, 22.Thomas Castaignede
Australia: 15.Chris Latham, 14.Wendell Sailor, 13.Lote Tuqiri, 12.Morgan Turinui, 11.Mat Rogers, 10.Matt Giteau, 9.George Gregan (capt), 8.George Smith, 7.Phil Waugh, 6.Rocky Elsom, 5.Nathan Sharpe, 4.Mark Chisholm, 3.Al Baxter, 2.Brendan Cannon, 1.Matt Dunning, – replacements: 16.Stephen Moore, 17.Greg Holmes, 18.Hugh McMeniman, 19.John Roe, 20.Chris Whitaker, 21.Lloyd Johansson, 22.Drew Mitchell

England[edit]

Wallabies loses the match against England . The man of the match wasAndrew Sheridan. For the wallabies the situation were very bad, and Eddie Jones is near to be fired[4][5]

12 November 2005
England  26–16  Australia
Try: Cohen, Cueto
Con: Barkley, Hodgson
Pen: Barkley, Hodgson 2
Drop: Hodgson
Try: Mitchell
Con: Rogers
Pen: Rogers 3
Twickenham, London
Attendance: 62,000
Referee: Joel Jutge France

England: 15.Josh Lewsey, 14.Mark Cueto, 13.Jamie Noon, 12.Mike Tindall, 11.Ben Cohen, 10.Charlie Hodgson, 9.Matt Dawson, 8.Martin Corry(capt.), 7.Lewis Moody Temporarily suspended, 6.Pat Sanderson, 5.Danny Grewcock, 4.Steve Borthwick, 3.Phil Vickery, 2.Steve Thompson, 1.Andrew Sheridan, – replacements: 21.Olly Barkley, 22.Mark van GisbergenNo entry : 16.Lee Mears, 17.Matt Stevens, 18.Louis Deacon, 19.Chris Jones, 20.Harry Ellis
Australia: 15.Chris Latham, 14.Mark Gerrard, 13.Lote Tuqiri, 12.Morgan Turinui, 11.Drew Mitchell, 10.Mat Rogers, 9.George Gregan (capt)Temporarily suspended, 8.George Smith, 7.Phil Waugh, 6.John Roe, 5.Nathan Sharpe, 4.Hugh McMeniman, 3.Al Baxter Temporarily suspended, 2.Brendan Cannon, 1.Matt Dunning, – replacements: 16.Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17.Greg Holmes, 18.Mark Chisholm, 19.Scott Fava, 20.Chris Whitaker, 21.Matt Giteau, 22.Lloyd Johansson

Ireland[edit]

This was the onny test-match won by Wallabies.[6] Without Stephen Larkham, the Wallabies won easily. The match was played in Lansdowne Road, with reduced capacity to 42,000 after a fire.[7]

19 November 2005
Ireland  14–30  Australia
Try: Horgan
Pen: Humphreys, O'Gara 2
Try: Latham, Mitchell 2
Con: Rogers 3
Pen: Rogers 3
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 42,000
Referee: Chris White England

Ireland: 15.Geordan Murphy, 14.Shane Horgan, 13.Andrew Trimble, 12.Gordon D'Arcy, 11.Tommy Bowe, 10.Ronan O'Gara, 9.Peter Stringer, 8.Denis Leamy, 7.Johnny O'Connor, 6.Simon Easterby (capt.), 5.Malcolm O'Kelly, 4.Donncha O'Callaghan, 3.John Hayes, 2.Shane Byrne, 1.Marcus Horan, – replacements: 16.Rory Best, 17.Simon Best, 18.Matt McCullough, 19.Neil Best, 20.Kieran Campbell, 21.David Humphreys, 22.Girvan Dempsey
Australia: 15.Chris Latham, 14.Mark Gerrard, 13.Lote Tuqiri, 12.Morgan Turinui, 11.Drew Mitchell, 10.Mat Rogers, 9.George Gregan (capt), 8.George SmithTemporarily suspended, 7.Phil Waugh, 6.John Roe, 5.Nathan Sharpe, 4.Hugh McMeniman, 3.David Fitter, 2.Brendan Cannon, 1.Greg Holmes, – replacements: 16.Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17.Al Baxter, 18.Mark Chisholm, 19.Scott Fava, 20.Matt Henjak, 21.Lloyd Johansson, 22.Wendell Sailor

Wales[edit]

After the victory against Ireland, a loss with Wales[8][9]

Same day after, Eddie Jones will be axe[10]

26 November 2005
Wales  24–22  Australia
Try: S. Williams
penalty try
Con: S.Jones
Pen: S.Jones 4
Try: Latham, Sharpe,
Tuqiri
Con: Rogers 2
Pen: Rogers 2
Millennium, Cardiff
Attendance: 74,000
Referee: Tony Spreadbury England

Wales: 15.Gareth Thomas(capt.), 14.Dafydd James, 13.Matthew Watkins, 12.Sonny Parker, 11.Shane Williams, 10.Stephen Jones, 9.Gareth Cooper, 8.Michael Owen, 7.Martyn Williams, 6.Colin Charvis, 5.Robert Sidoli, 4.Ian Gough, 3.Chris Horsman, 2.T.Rhys Thomas, 1.Duncan Jones, – replacements: 16.Mefin Davies, 17.Adam R. Jones, 21.Ceri SweeneyNo entry : 18.Ian Evans, 19.Jonathan Thomas, 20.Mike Phillips, 22.Lee Byrne
Australia: 15.Chris Latham, 14.Mark Gerrard, 13.Lote Tuqiri, 12.Morgan Turinui, 11.Drew Mitchell, 10.Mat Rogers, 9.George Gregan (capt), 8.George Smith, 7.Phil Waugh, 6.John Roe, 5.Nathan Sharpe, 4.Hugh McMeniman, 3.David Fitter, 2.Brendan Cannon, 1.Matt Dunning, – replacements: 17.Al Baxter, 18.Mark Chisholm, 20.Chris Whitaker, 22.Wendell SailorNo entry: 16.Tatafu Polota-Nau, 19.Scott Fava, 21.Lloyd Johansson

References[edit]

  1. ^ As usual, when Australia plays an unofficial match, the team was filed as "A" team"
  2. ^ "Record-breaking Gregan's Wallabies are told to get physical with French". The Guardian. 5 November 2005. 
  3. ^ "Rugby union: France 26 – 16 Australia". www.guardian.co.uk. 7 November 2005. Retrieved 11 June 2005. 
  4. ^ "Sheridan dismantles Australia, but England are slow to build on ruins". The Guardian. 13 November 2005. 
  5. ^ "Rugby Union: England 26 – 16 Australia". www.guardian.co.uk. 14 November 2005. Retrieved 11 June 2005. 
  6. ^ "Australia return to winning ways". The Guardian. 13 November 2005. 
  7. ^ "Rugby union: Ireland 14 – 30 Australia". The Observe. 20 November 2005. Retrieved 11 June 2005. 
  8. ^ "Wonderful Wales find heart to keep revival blooming". The Guardian. 27 November 2005. 
  9. ^ "Rugby union: Wales 24 – 22 Australia". The Observe. 27 November 2005. Retrieved 11 June 2005. 
  10. ^ "Jones axed by Wallabies". The Guardian. 2 December 2005.