2006 Australia rugby union tour

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2006 Australia tour in Europe
Type P W D L
Total: 7 4 1 2
Test match: 4 2 1 1
Opp. P W D L
 Wales 1 0 1 0
 Italy 1 1 0 0
 Ireland 1 0 0 1
 Scotland 1 1 0 0
Statistics against Test match opponents

The 2006 Australian national rugby union team tour to Europe, known in Australia as the 2006 Wallabies Spring Tour, is part of a 2006 end-of-year rugby test series and takes place in November 2006. The tour consist of test matches against Wales, Italy, Ireland and Scotland as well as midweek games against Ireland A, Scotland A and Welsh team, the Ospreys.

The tour is the first time this decade that Captain George Gregan will miss out on a Wallabies tour opting to miss in preparation ahead of the 2007 Rugby World Cup with this Stirling Mortlock was named captain but missed out on the opening match due to injury. Phil Waugh was subsequently named as captain.[1]

On 11 October Wallabies halfback Sam Cordingley announced that he would pull out of the tour to rest a nagging foot injury leaving Australia without its top two halfbacks. Another injury concern for the Wallabies is the injury to Prop Greg Holmes who announced that he was unable to tour due to a neck injury he sustained during training and with this announcement Brumbies prop Nic Henderson was called into the squad.

Squad[edit]

Matches[edit]

4 November 2006
Ospreys 24–16  Australia
Tries: Barry Williams, Richard Mustoe
Con: Shaun Connor
Pen: Shaun Connor (3)
Drop goals: Shaun Connor
Tries: Adam Ashley-Cooper
Con: Cameron Shepherd
Pen: Cameron Shepherd (3)
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 20,520
Referee: Andrew Small England

4 November 2006
Wales  29–29  Australia
Tries: Shane Williams, Martyn Williams
Con: James Hook (2)
Pen: Stephen Jones, Gavin Henson, James Hook (3)
Report Tries: Cameron Shepherd (2), Matt Giteau, Chris Latham
Con: Matt Giteau (3)
Pen: Matt Giteau
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 74,158
Referee: Steve Walsh New Zealand

Wales: 15.Kevin Morgan, 14.Gareth Thomas, 13.Tom Shanklin, 12.Gavin Henson, 11.Shane Williams, 10.Stephen Jones, 9.Dwayne Peel, 8.Ryan Jones, 7.Martyn Williams, 6.Jonathan Thomas, 5.Ian Evans, 4.Ian Gough, 3.Adam R. Jones, 2.Matthew Rees, 1.Gethin Jenkins, – replacements: 17.Duncan Jones, 21.James HookNo entry : 16.T. Rhys Thomas, 18.Alun-Wyn Jones, 19.Gavin Thomas, 20.Mike Phillips, 22.Mark Jones
Australia: 15.Chris Latham, 14.Clyde Rathbone, 13.Lote Tuqiri, 12.Stephen Larkham, 11.Cameron Shepherd, 10.Mat Rogers, 9.Matt Giteau, 8.Wycliff Palu, 7.Phil Waugh (capt.), 6.Rocky Elsom, 5.Dan Vickerman, 4.Nathan Sharpe, 3.Rodney Blake, 2.Tai McIsaac, 1.Al Baxter, – replacements: 16.Brendan Cannon, 18.Mark Chisholm, 19.Stephen Hoiles, 20.Josh ValentineNo entry: 17.Benn Robinson, 21.Mark Gerrard, 22.Adam Ashley-Cooper


11 November 2006
Italy  18–25  Australia
Pen: Ramiro Pez (6) Report Tries: Mat Rogers, Guy Shepherdson, Stirling Mortlock
Con: Stirling Mortlock (2)
Pen: Stirling Mortlock (2)

Italy: 15.Gert Peens, 14.Marko Stanojevic, 13.Gonzalo Canale, 12.Mirco Bergamasco, 11.Pablo Canavosio, 10.Ramiro Pez, 9.Paul Griffen, 8.Sergio Parisse, 7.Mauro Bergamasco, 6.Alessandro Zanni, 5.Marco Bortolami (capt.), 4.Santiago Dellape, 3.Martin Castrogiovanni, 2.Carlo Festuccia, 1.Andrea Lo Cicero, – replacements: 17.Carlos Nieto, 19.Josh SoleNo entry : 16.Leonardo Ghiraldini, 18.Carlo Antonio del Fava, 20.Simon Picone, 21.Andrea Scanavacca, 22.Walter Pozzebon
Australia: 15.Chris Latham, 14.Clyde Rathbone, 13.Stirling Mortlock (capt.), 12.Stephen Larkham, 11.Lote TuqiriTemporarily suspended, 10.Mat Rogers, 9.Matt Giteau, 8.Wycliff Palu, 7.George Smith, 6.Rocky Elsom, 5.Mark Chisholm, 4.Nathan Sharpe, 3.Guy Shepherdson, 2.Brendan CannonTemporarily suspended, 1.Al Baxter, – replacements: 16.Stephen Moore, 17.Nic Henderson, 18.Alister CampbellNo entry: 19.Stephen Hoiles, 20.Josh Valentine, 21.Mark Gerrard, 22.Cameron Shepherd


15 November 2006
Ireland Wolfhounds Ireland 17–24  Australia
Tries: Luke Fitzgerald
Pen: Jeremy Staunton (4)
Tries: Adam Ashley-Cooper, Morgan Turinui, Scott Staniforth
Con Cameron Shepherd (3)
Pen Cameron Shepherd
Thomond Park, Limerick
Attendance: 4000
Referee: Rob Debney England

19 November 2006
Ireland  21–6  Australia
Tries: Denis Hickie, Geordan Murphy
Con: Ronan O'Gara
Pen: Ronan O'Gara (3)
Report Pen: Stirling Mortlock (2)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 43,000
Referee: Marius Jonker South Africa

Ireland: 15.Geordan Murphy, 14.Shane Horgan, 13.Brian O'Driscoll (capt.), 12.Gordon D'Arcy, 11.Denis Hickie, 10.Ronan O'Gara, 9.Isaac Boss, 8.Denis LeamyTemporarily suspended, 7.David Wallace, 6.Neil Best, 5.Paul O'Connell, 4.Donncha O'Callaghan, 3.John Hayes, 2.Rory Best, 1.Bryan Young, – replacements: 16.Frankie Sheahan, 17.Marcus Horan, 18.Malcolm O'Kelly, 19.Simon Easterby, 20.Peter Stringer, 21.Paddy Wallace, 22.Girvan Dempsey
Australia: 15.Chris Latham, 14.Clyde Rathbone, 13.Lote Tuqiri, 12.Stirling Mortlock (capt.), 11.Mark Gerrard, 10.Stephen Larkham, 9.Matt Giteau, 8.Wycliff Palu, 7.Phil WaughTemporarily suspended, 6.Rocky Elsom, 5.Mark Chisholm, 4.Nathan Sharpe, 3.Guy Shepherdson, 2.Tai McIsaac, 1.Al Baxter, – replacements: 16.Stephen Moore, 17.Benn Robinson, 18.Alister Campbell, 19.George Smith, 20.Josh Valentine, 21.Mat RogersTemporarily suspended, 22.Scott Staniforth



25 November 2006
Scotland  15–44  Australia
Tries: Simon Webster, Sean Lamont
Con: Chris Paterson
Pen: Chris Paterson
Report Tries: Stephen Larkham, Mark Gerrard (2), Stephen Moore, Chris Latham
Con: Stirling Mortlock (5)
Pen: Stirling Mortlock (3)
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Attendance: 64,120
Referee: Donal Courtney Ireland

Scotland: 15.Chris Paterson (capt.), 14.Sean Lamont, 13.Marcus di Rollo, 12.Andrew Henderson, 11.Simon Webster, 10.Dan Parks, 9.Mike Blair, 8.David Callam, 7.Kelly Brown, 6.Simon Taylor, 5.Scott Murray, 4.Alastair Kellock, 3.Euan Murray, 2.Dougie Hall, 1.Gavin Kerr, – replacements: 16.Ross Ford, 17.Allan JacobsenTemporarily suspended, 18.Jim Hamilton, 19.Alasdair Strokosch, 20.Rory Lawson, 21.Phil Godman, 22.Hugo Southwell
Australia: 15.Chris Latham, 14.Mark Gerrard, 13.Stirling Mortlock (capt.), 12.Scott Staniforth, 11.Lote Tuqiri, 10.Stephen Larkham, 9.Matt Giteau, 8.David Lyons, 7.George Smith, 6.Rocky Elsom, 5.Alister CampbellTemporarily suspended, 4.Nathan Sharpe, 3.Guy Shepherdson, 2.Stephen Moore, 1.Benn Robinson, – replacements: 16.Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17.Al Baxter, 18.Mark Chisholm, 19.Phil Waugh, 20.Wycliff Palu, 21.Josh Valentine, 22.Mat Rogers


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wallabies switch roles for Wales BBC Sport 2 November 2006

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