2006 Tri Nations Series

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2006 Tri Nations Series
Final positions
Champions  New Zealand (7th title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 9
Tries scored 42 (4.67 per match)
Attendance 406,899 (45,211 per match)
Top scorer(s) New Zealand Daniel Carter (99)
Most tries Australia Lote Tuqiri (3)
South Africa Jaque Fourie (3)
2005
2007

The 2006 Tri Nations Series, an annual rugby union competition between the national teams of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, marked the tenth anniversary of the original competition. With three rounds still remaining, the New Zealand All Blacks were assured of first place in the competition after their victory over Australia on 19 August, their 21st consecutive home win.[1]

This year, for the first time, each team played the others three times, instead of twice, as had been the case previously. This was the result of a new television deal between SANZAR, the consortium of the three countries' rugby federations that organises the tournament, and broadcasters in the SANZAR countries and the United Kingdom.[2] As a result, the duration of the competition was extended and it ran from 8 July to 9 September.

The All Blacks won all three matches against Australia, thus retaining the Bledisloe Cup. They also won two of their three matches against South Africa, thereby winning the Freedom Cup for the first time. Australia regained the Mandela Challenge Plate after winning their two home tests against South Africa.

Standings[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  New Zealand 6 5 0 1 179 112 +67 3 23
2  Australia 6 2 0 4 133 121 +12 3 11
3  South Africa 6 2 0 4 106 185 −79 1 9

Format[edit]

As in past competitions, points were earned as follows:

  • 4 points for a win
  • 2 points for a draw
  • 0 points for a loss
  • 1 bonus point for scoring 4 tries or more, win or lose
  • 1 bonus point for a loss by 7 points or less

The run-up[edit]

Australia[edit]

At the end of 2005, the Wallabies looked to be in decline after having just ended an all-time record Test losing streak of seven. The streak led to the sacking of coach Eddie Jones and his replacement by John Connolly. The 2006 mid-year Tests saw improvement with two wins over England and a win over Ireland. Ireland's captain Brian O'Driscoll – who played against both the Wallabies and All Blacks in Ireland's mid-year Tests – was more impressed by the Wallabies, and tipped them as favourites over the All Blacks.[3]

New Zealand[edit]

Going into the competition, the All Blacks, notwithstanding O'Driscoll's assessment, were the clear favourites as the top-ranked team in the world, coming off a year in 2005 in which they only lost one Test (their away fixture against South Africa in the 2005 Tri Nations) and an undefeated run through the 2006 mid-year Tests. However, All Blacks coach Graham Henry used the mid-year Tests to experiment with his squad. They had to come back in the last 20 minutes to win their first Test against Ireland, and had to survive a last-minute push by Argentina at Vélez Sársfield. Despite these close victories amidst much New Zealand complacency, the All Blacks possessed a strong, co-ordinated forward pack, quality playmakers, explosive backs and blistering pace out wide. Their most important asset was arguably their depth in all positions.

Before the first test, Australian television channel, the Seven Network, aired an advertisement where the All Blacks performed the Ka Mate haka with digitally inserted handbags, a reference to an incident where Tana Umaga hit a Hurricane team-mate over the head with a woman's handbag, breaking her cellular phone. This advertisement was seen by some as offensive to both Maori and the All Blacks. The All Blacks performed the new Kapa o Pango haka instead of the Ka Mate in Christchurch for the first time against Australia. Some observers found gestures used in this haka to be offensive.

South Africa[edit]

Of the three teams in the competition, the Springboks entered with the most questions. The selection policy of coach Jake White was controversial in 2005, with White choosing to primarily stay with veterans of South Africa's victorious 2004 Tri Nations squad. His choices eventually panned out, with the Boks only narrowly losing out to the All Blacks in the 2005 Tri Nations.

White largely stayed with his veterans in the 2006 mid-year Tests, which led to even more controversy among Boks supporters. In the meantime, several key Boks players were unavailable during the mid-year Tests due to injury, among them André Pretorius and Bakkies Botha. The Boks won two Tests over Scotland, but suffered a huge blow in the second Test when 2004 World Player of the Year Schalk Burger suffered a career-threatening neck injury. Recent articles indicated that Schalk Burger had a successful operation to his neck and he may play again next year. They went on to lose to France at Newlands, their first home loss since 2003. In that Test, they lost two key backs, Jean de Villiers and Bryan Habana, to rib injuries. De Villiers was initially expected to be out for the entire Tri Nations, but Habana recovered in time for the series opener.[4] (In the end, de Villiers would return for South Africa's home leg of the series.) As for other players, Pretorius would be out for at least the first two Boks matches, while Botha was out for the entire series.[5] Partly due to the injuries, White named four newcomers to his Tri Nations squad.[5]

During the lead-in to the Tri Nations, White also caused considerable controversy by publicly seeking an extension to his contract through 2009, even after the loss to France.[6] Also, he was heavily criticised for his refusal to select flanker Luke Watson, arguably the country's form player, even after the loss of Burger. The criticism became more intense after the Boks' hammering in their Tri Nations opener.[7][8]

Fixtures and results[edit]

Kickoff times are local

Week 1[edit]

8 July 2006
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand  32–12  Australia
Tries: Mealamu (2) 28' c, 35' c
McCaw 49' c
Toeava 78' m
Con: Carter (3)
Pen: Carter (2) 47', 54'
Tries: Tuqiri 16' c
Fava 51' m
Con: Mortlock
New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND:
FB 15 Leon MacDonald Substituted off 70'
RW 14 Rico Gear Substituted off 59' Substituted in 61'
OC 13 Mils Muliaina
IC 12 Aaron Mauger
LW 11 Joe Rokocoko
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Byron Kelleher Substituted off 64'
N8 8 Rodney So'oialo Substituted off 72'
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Jerry Collins
RL 5 Jason Eaton Substituted off 59'
LL 4 Chris Jack
TP 3 Carl Hayman
HK 2 Keven Mealamu Substituted off 72'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock Substituted off 53'
Substitutions:
HK 16 Andrew Hore Substituted in 72'
PR 17 Greg Somerville Substituted in 53'
LK 18 Ali Williams Substituted in 59'
N8 19 Chris Masoe Substituted in 72'
SH 20 Piri Weepu Substituted in 64'
FH 21 Luke McAlister
FB 22 Isaia Toeava Substituted in 59' Substituted off 61' Substituted in 70'
Coach:
New Zealand Graham Henry
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Australia
AUSTRALIA:
FB 15 Chris Latham
RW 14 Mark Gerrard
OC 13 Stirling Mortlock
IC 12 Mat Rogers Substituted off 65'
LW 11 Lote Tuqiri
FH 10 Stephen Larkham
SH 9 George Gregan (c) Substituted off 70'
N8 8 Rocky Elsom Temporarily suspended from 26' to 36' 26' to 36'
OF 7 George Smith Substituted off 70'
BF 6 Mark Chisholm Substituted off 50'
RL 5 Daniel Vickerman
LL 4 Nathan Sharpe
TP 3 Guy Shepardson Substituted off 64'
HK 2 Tai McIsaac Substituted off 37'
LP 1 Greg Holmes
Substitutions:
HK 16 Jeremy Paul Substituted in 37'
PR 17 Al Baxter Substituted in 64'
LK 18 Scott Fava Substituted in 50'
N8 19 Phil Waugh Substituted in 70'
SH 20 Sam Cordingley Substituted in 70'
CE 21 Matt Giteau Substituted in 65'
WG 22 Ben Tune
Coach:
Australia John Connolly


Week 2[edit]

15 July 2006
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  49–0  South Africa
Tries: Paul 16' c
Holmes 25' c
Giteau (2) 38' c, 75' m
Latham 65' c
Chisholm 80+4' c
Con: Mortlock (5)
Pen: Mortlock (2) 21', 32'
Drop: Larkham 5'
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane[10]
Attendance: 45,978
Referee: New Zealand Paul Honiss (New Zealand)
Australia
AUSTRALIA:
FB 15 Chris Latham
RW 14 Mark Gerrard Substituted off 70'
OC 13 Stirling Mortlock
IC 12 Matt Giteau Substituted off 76'
LW 11 Lote Tuqiri
FH 10 Stephen Larkham
SH 9 George Gregan (c) Substituted off 43'
N8 8 Scott Fava
OF 7 George Smith Substituted off 76'
BF 6 Rocky Elsom
RL 5 Daniel Vickerman Substituted off 43'
LL 4 Nathan Sharpe
TP 3 Guy Shepardson
HK 2 Jeremy Paul Substituted off 57'
LP 1 Greg Holmes Substituted off 69'
Substitutions:
HK 16 Sean Hardman Substituted in 57'
LP 17 Al Baxter Substituted in 69'
RL 18 Mark Chisholm Substituted in 43'
N8 19 Phil Waugh Substituted in 76'
SH 20 Sam Cordingley Substituted in 43'
FH 21 Mat Rogers Substituted in 76'
RW 22 Clyde Rathbone Substituted in 70'
Coach:
Australia John Connolly
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South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA:
FB 15 Percy Montgomery Substituted off 69'
RW 14 Akona Ndungane Substituted off 61'
OC 13 Jaque Fourie
IC 12 Wynand Olivier Substituted off 65'
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Jaco van der Westhuyzen
SH 9 Ricky Januarie Substituted off 63'
N8 8 Pierre Spies
OF 7 Juan Smith
BF 6 Joe van Niekerk Substituted off 72'
RL 5 Danie Rossouw Substituted off 41'
LL 4 Victor Matfield Temporarily suspended from 31' to 41' 31' to 41'
TP 3 CJ van der Linde
HK 2 John Smit (c) Substituted off 77'
LP 1 Os du Randt Substituted off 50'
Substitutions:
HK 16 Danie Coetzee Substituted in 77'
LP 17 Eddie Andrews Substituted in 50'
RL 18 Albert van den Berg Substituted in 41'
N8 19 Jacques Cronjé Substituted in 72'
SH 20 Fourie du Preez Substituted in 63'
FH 21 Meyer Bosman Substituted in 69'
FB 22 Breyton Paulse Substituted in 61'
Coach:
South Africa Jake White


Week 3[edit]

22 July 2006
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand  35–17  South Africa
Tries: Weepu 40+6' c
McCaw 80+9' c
Con: Carter (2)
Pen: Carter (7) 5', 23', 28', 35', 50', 59', 80+8'
Tries: du Preez 1' c
Paulse 71' c
Con: Montgomery (2)
Pen: Montgomery 80+2'
Westpac Stadium, Wellington[11]
Attendance: 38,000
Referee: France Joël Jutge (France)
New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND:
FB 15 Leon MacDonald
RW 14 Doug Howlett
OC 13 Mils Muliaina
IC 12 Sam Tuitupou Substituted off 77'
LW 11 Scott Hamilton
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Piri Weepu Substituted off 58'
N8 8 Rodney So'oialo
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c) Substituted off 77'
BF 6 Reuben Thorne
RL 5 Ali Williams
LL 4 Chris Jack
TP 3 Carl Hayman
HK 2 Anton Oliver Substituted off 62'
LP 1 Neemia Tialata Substituted off 54'
Substitutions:
HK 16 Andrew Hore Substituted in 62'
LP 17 Greg Somerville Substituted in 54'
RL 18 Greg Rawlinson
N8 19 Chris Masoe Substituted in 77'
SH 20 Jimmy Cowan Substituted in 58'
FH 21 Luke McAlister Substituted in 77'
FB 22 Isaia Toeava
Coach:
New Zealand Graham Henry
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South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA:
FB 15 Percy Montgomery
RW 14 Breyton Paulse
OC 13 Jaque Fourie
IC 12 Wynand Olivier
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Butch James
SH 9 Fourie du Preez
N8 8 Jacques Cronjé
OF 7 Juan Smith
BF 6 Solly Tyibilika Substituted off 64'
RL 5 Victor Matfield
LL 4 Albert van den Berg Substituted off 59'
TP 3 CJ van der Linde
HK 2 John Smit (c)
LP 1 Os du Randt
Substitutions:
HK 16 Danie Coetzee
LP 17 Eddie Andrews
RL 18 Johann Muller Substituted in 59'
N8 19 Joe van Niekerk Substituted in 64'
SH 20 Ricky Januarie
FH 21 Meyer Bosman
RW 22 JP Pietersen
Coach:
South Africa Jake White


Week 4[edit]

29 July 2006
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  9–13  New Zealand
Pen: Mortlock (3) 8', 36', 60' Try: Rokocoko 10' c
Con: Carter
Pen: Carter 17'
Drop: Carter 58'
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane[12]
Attendance: 52,498
Referee: Ireland Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Australia
AUSTRALIA:
FB 15 Chris Latham
RW 14 Mark Gerrard Substituted off 75'
OC 13 Stirling Mortlock
IC 12 Matt Giteau
LW 11 Lote Tuqiri Substituted off 72'
FH 10 Stephen Larkham
SH 9 George Gregan (c) Substituted off 74'
N8 8 Scott Fava Substituted off 61'
OF 7 George Smith
BF 6 Rocky Elsom Substituted off 61'
RL 5 Daniel Vickerman
LL 4 Nathan Sharpe
TP 3 Rodney Blake Substituted off 77'
HK 2 Jeremy Paul Substituted off 61'
LP 1 Greg Holmes
Substitutions:
HK 16 Tai McIsaac Substituted in 61'
LP 17 Guy Shepherdson Substituted in 77'
RL 18 Mark Chisholm Substituted in 61'
N8 19 Phil Waugh Substituted in 61'
SH 20 Sam Cordingley Substituted in 74'
FH 21 Mat Rogers Substituted in 75'
RW 22 Clyde Rathbone Substituted in 72'
Coach:
Australia John Connolly
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New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND:
FB 15 Leon MacDonald
RW 14 Rico Gear
OC 13 Mils Muliaina
IC 12 Aaron Mauger
LW 11 Joe Rokocoko
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Byron Kelleher Substituted off 74'
N8 8 Rodney So'oialo
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Jerry Collins Substituted off 61'
RL 5 Ali Williams Substituted off 72'
LL 4 Chris Jack
TP 3 Carl Hayman
HK 2 Keven Mealamu Substituted off 76'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock Substituted off 68'
Substitutions:
HK 16 Andrew Hore Substituted in 76'
LP 17 Greg Somerville Substituted in 68'
RL 18 Jason Eaton Substituted in 72'
N8 19 Chris Masoe Substituted in 61'
SH 20 Jimmy Cowan Substituted in 74'
FH 21 Luke McAlister
FB 22 Isaia Toeava
Coach:
New Zealand Graham Henry


Week 5[edit]

5 August 2006
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  20–18  South Africa
Tries: Gerrard 33' c
Rogers 78' c
Con: Mortlock (2)
Pen: Mortlock (2) 11', 66'
Tries: Fourie 56' c
Montgomery 69' m
Con: James
Pen: James (2) 47', 50'
Telstra Stadium, Sydney[13]
Attendance: 60,522
Referee: France Joël Jutge (France)
Australia
AUSTRALIA:
FB 15 Chris Latham
RW 14 Mark Gerrard Substituted off 74'
OC 13 Stirling Mortlock
IC 12 Matt Giteau
LW 11 Lote Tuqiri
FH 10 Stephen Larkham Substituted off 71'
SH 9 George Gregan (c) Substituted off 74'
N8 8 Wycliff Palu
OF 7 George Smith Substituted off 55'
BF 6 Rocky Elsom Substituted off 74'
RL 5 Daniel Vickerman
LL 4 Nathan Sharpe
TP 3 Rodney Blake
HK 2 Tai McIsaac Substituted off 60'
LP 1 Greg Holmes
Substitutions:
HK 16 Jeremy Paul Substituted in 60'
LP 17 Guy Shepherdson
RL 18 Mark Chisholm Substituted in 74'
N8 19 Phil Waugh Substituted in 55'
SH 20 Sam Cordingley Substituted in 74'
FH 21 Mat Rogers Substituted in 71'
RW 22 Clyde Rathbone Substituted in 74'
Coach:
Australia John Connolly
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South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA:
FB 15 Percy Montgomery
RW 14 Akona Ndungane
OC 13 Jaque Fourie
IC 12 Wynand Olivier
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Butch James
SH 9 Fourie du Preez
N8 8 Jacques Cronjé
OF 7 Juan Smith
BF 6 Solomzi Tyibilika Substituted off 71'
RL 5 Victor Matfield
LL 4 Johann Muller Substituted off 77'
TP 3 CJ van der Linde
HK 2 John Smit (c)
LP 1 Os du Randt
Substitutions:
HK 16 Mahlatse Ralepelle
LP 17 Eddie Andrews
RL 18 Albert van den Berg Substituted in 77'
N8 19 Joe van Niekerk Substituted in 71'
SH 20 Ricky Januarie
FH 21 Meyer Bosman
FB 22 Jaco van der Westhuyzen
Coach:
South Africa Jake White


Week 6[edit]

19 August 2006
17:30 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand  34–27  Australia
Tries: Eaton 36' m
Jack 53' c
McAlister 68' c
Con: Carter (2)
Pen: Carter (5) 6', 20', 46', 51', 79'
Tries: Tuqiri (2) 25' c, 71' c
Elsom 39' c
Con: Mortlock (3)
Pen: Mortlock (2) 3', 15'
Eden Park, Auckland[14]
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: England Chris White (England)
New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND:
FB 15 Mils Muliaina
RW 14 Doug Howlett
OC 13 Isaia Toeava Substituted off 43'
IC 12 Luke McAlister
LW 11 Joe Rokocoko
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Byron Kelleher Substituted off 46'
N8 8 Rodney So'oialo Substituted off 67'
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Jerry Collins
RL 5 Jason Eaton Substituted off 54'
LL 4 Chris Jack
TP 3 Carl Hayman Substituted off 26'
HK 2 Keven Mealamu
LP 1 Tony Woodcock
Substitutions:
HK 16 Andrew Hore
LP 17 Greg Somerville Substituted in 26'
RL 18 Ali Williams Substituted in 54'
N8 19 Chris Masoe Substituted in 67'
SH 20 Piri Weepu Substituted in 46'
FH 21 Sam Tuitupou
FB 22 Leon MacDonald Substituted in 43'
Coach:
New Zealand Graham Henry
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Australia
AUSTRALIA:
FB 15 Chris Latham
RW 14 Clyde Rathbone
OC 13 Stirling Mortlock
IC 12 Matt Giteau
LW 11 Lote Tuqiri
FH 10 Stephen Larkham Substituted off 69'
SH 9 George Gregan (c)
N8 8 Wycliff Palu
OF 7 Phil Waugh Temporarily suspended from 78' to 80' 78' to 80'
BF 6 Rocky Elsom Substituted off 67'
RL 5 Daniel Vickerman
LL 4 Nathan Sharpe
TP 3 Rodney Blake Substituted off 69'
HK 2 Jeremy Paul
LP 1 Greg Holmes
Substitutions:
HK 16 Tai McIsaac
LP 17 Al Baxter Substituted in 69'
RL 18 Mark Chisholm Substituted in 67'
N8 19 George Smith
SH 20 Brett Sheehan
FH 21 Mark Gerrard
RW 22 Mat Rogers Substituted in 69'
Coach:
Australia John Connolly


Week 7[edit]

26 August 2006
15:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa  26–45  New Zealand
Tries: du Preez 10' m
Fourie (2) 63' m, 70' c
Con: Pretorius
Pen: Montgomery (2) 1', 48'
James 3'
Tries: Tialata 36' c
McAlister 45' c
Sivivatu 55' m
Muliaina 57' c
Gear 75' c
Con: Carter (4)
Pen: Carter (4) 6', 21', 40+6', 43'
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria[15][16]
Attendance: 52,000
Referee: Ireland Alan Lewis (Ireland)
South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA:
FB 15 Percy Montgomery Substituted off 61'
RW 14 Akona Ndungane
OC 13 Jaque Fourie
IC 12 Jean de Villiers Substituted off 77'
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Butch James Substituted off 59'
SH 9 Fourie du Preez
N8 8 Jacques Cronjé
OF 7 Pierre Spies
BF 6 Solomzi Tyibilika Substituted off 47'
RL 5 Victor Matfield Substituted off 61'
LL 4 Johann Muller
TP 3 CJ van der Linde Substituted off 23'
HK 2 John Smit (c)
LP 1 Os du Randt Substituted off 78'
Substitutions:
HK 16 Mahlatse Ralepelle Substituted in 78'
LP 17 BJ Botha Substituted in 23'
RL 18 Albert van den Berg Substituted in 61'
N8 19 Pedrie Wannenburg Substituted in 47'
SH 20 Ruan Pienaar Substituted in 61'
FH 21 Wynand Olivier Substituted in 77'
FB 22 Andre Pretorius Substituted in 59'
Coach:
South Africa Jake White
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New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND:
FB 15 Leon MacDonald Substituted off 12'
RW 14 Rico Gear
OC 13 Mils Muliaina
IC 12 Luke McAlister Substituted off 64'
LW 11 Sitiveni Sivivatu
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Piri Weepu Substituted off 63'
N8 8 Chris Masoe Substituted off 51'
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Reuben Thorne
RL 5 Ali Williams
LL 4 Greg Rawlinson Substituted off 47'
TP 3 Greg Somerville Substituted off 16'
HK 2 Anton Oliver Substituted off 59'
LP 1 Neemia Tialata
Substitutions:
HK 16 Keven Mealamu Substituted in 59'
TP 17 Tony Woodcock Substituted in 16'
RL 18 Chris Jack Substituted in 47'
N8 19 Jerry Collins Substituted in 51'
SH 20 Jimmy Cowan Substituted in 63'
FH 21 Sam Tuitupou Substituted in 64'
RW 22 Isaia Toeava Substituted in 12'
Coach:
New Zealand Graham Henry


Week 8[edit]

2 September 2006
15:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa  21–20  New Zealand
Tries: Habana 24' c
Wannenburg 53' m
Con: Pretorius
Pen: Pretorius (3) 6', 17', 78'
Tries: Carter 20' c
Rokocoko 66' c
Con: Carter (2)
Pen: Carter (2) 10', 40'
South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA:
FB 15 Jaque Fourie
RW 14 Akona Ndungane Substituted off 50'
OC 13 Wynand Olivier
IC 12 Jean de Villiers
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Andre Pretorius
SH 9 Fourie du Preez Substituted off 53'
N8 8 AJ Venter
OF 7 Pierre Spies
BF 6 Pedrie Wannenburg
RL 5 Victor Matfield
LL 4 Johann Muller
TP 3 BJ Botha
HK 2 John Smit (c)
LP 1 Os du Randt Substituted off 23' Substituted in 29' Substituted off 73'
Substitutions:
HK 16 Mahlatse Ralepelle
LP 17 Lawrence Sephaka Substituted in 23' Substituted off 29' Substituted in 73'
RL 18 Albert van den Berg
N8 19 Jacques Cronjé
SH 20 Ruan Pienaar Substituted in 53'
FH 21 Butch James
FB 22 Breyton Paulse Substituted in 50'
Coach:
South Africa Jake White
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New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND:
FB 15 Doug Howlett
RW 14 Joe Rokocoko
OC 13 Mils Muliaina
IC 12 Aaron Mauger
LW 11 Sitiveni Sivivatu Substituted off 61'
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Jimmy Cowan Substituted off 61'
N8 8 Rodney So'oialo
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c) Substituted off 48' Substituted in 51'
BF 6 Jerry Collins
RL 5 Ali Williams
LL 4 Chris Jack Substituted off 57'
TP 3 Carl Hayman
HK 2 Andrew Hore Substituted off 61'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock Substituted off 64'
Substitutions:
HK 16 Anton Oliver Substituted in 61'
TP 17 Neemia Tialata Substituted in 64'
RL 18 Jason Eaton Substituted in 57'
N8 19 Marty Holah Substituted in 48' Substituted off 51'
SH 20 Byron Kelleher Substituted in 61'
FH 21 Luke McAlister
RW 22 Rico Gear Substituted in 61'
Coach:
New Zealand Graham Henry


Week 9[edit]

9 September 2006
15:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa  24–16  Australia
Tries: du Preez 57' c
Paulse 71' m
Con: Pretorius
Pen: Pretorius (3) 37', 42', 48'
Drop: Pretorius 53'
Try: Larkham 44' c
Con: Mortlock
Pen: Mortlock (3) 17', 60', 62'
Ellis Park, Johannesburg[18]
Attendance: 51,174
Referee: New Zealand Steve Walsh (New Zealand)
South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA:
FB 15 JP Pietersen
RW 14 Akona Ndungane Substituted off 41'
OC 13 Jaque Fourie
IC 12 Jean de Villiers
LW 11 Wynand Olivier
FH 10 Andre Pretorius
SH 9 Fourie du Preez Substituted off 83'
N8 8 Pedrie Wannenburg
OF 7 AJ Venter Substituted off 72'
BF 6 Pierre Spies
RL 5 Victor Matfield Substituted off 83'
LL 4 Johann Muller
TP 3 BJ Botha
HK 2 John Smit (c)
LP 1 Os du Randt Substituted off 80'
Substitutions:
HK 16 Mahlatse Ralepelle
LP 17 Lawrence Sephaka Substituted in 80'
RL 18 Albert van den Berg Substituted in 83'
N8 19 Jacques Cronjé Substituted in 72'
SH 20 Ruan Pienaar Substituted in 83'
FH 21 Butch James
FB 22 Breyton Paulse Substituted in 41'
Coach:
South Africa Jake White
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Australia
AUSTRALIA:
FB 15 Chris Latham
RW 14 Clyde Rathbone
OC 13 Stirling Mortlock
IC 12 Matt Giteau
LW 11 Cameron Shepherd Substituted off 59'
FH 10 Stephen Larkham Substituted off 80'
SH 9 George Gregan (c) Substituted off 79'
N8 8 Wycliff Palu Substituted off 79'
OF 7 Phil Waugh
BF 6 Rocky Elsom Substituted off 58'
RL 5 Daniel Vickerman
LL 4 Nathan Sharpe
TP 3 Rodney Blake Substituted off 66' Substituted in 85'
HK 2 Jeremy Paul Substituted off 88'
LP 1 Benn Robinson Substituted off 85'
Substitutions:
HK 16 Tai McIsaac Substituted in 88'
LP 17 Al Baxter Substituted in 66'
RL 18 Mark Chisholm Substituted in 58'
N8 19 George Smith Substituted in 79'
SH 20 Brett Sheehan Substituted in 79'
FH 21 Mark Gerrard Substituted in 59'
RW 22 Scott Staniforth Substituted in 80'
Coach:
Australia John Connolly


Tri Nations
2006 Winners
New Zealand
New Zealand
Seventh Title

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