2008 New Zealand rugby union tour

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2008 New Zealand tour in Hong Kong and Europe
Type P W D L
Total: 5 5 0 0
Test match: 5 5 0 0
Opp. P W D L
 Australia 1 1 0 0
 Scotland 1 1 0 0
 Ireland 1 1 0 0
 Wales 1 1 0 0
 England 1 1 0 0
Statistics against Test match opponents

The 2008 New Zealand rugby union tour was a series of matches played in Hong Kong, United Kingdom and Ireland in November 2008, by New Zealand national rugby union team.

The All Blacks obtained their third Grand Slam after the 1978 tour and 2005 New Zealand rugby union tour of Britain and Ireland.

The tour opened with a match against Australia in Hong Kong, valid for Bledisloe Cup.

Bledisloe Cup[edit]

A First match was played in Hong Kong against New Zealand. It was the fourth match between the two teams. Winning the match, the All Blaks, tied the series (2–2) valid also for Bledisloe Cup, holding the title.

1 November 2008
Australia  14–19  New Zealand
Try: Mitchell 8'
Mitchell 25'
Con: Giteau 8' e 25'
Pen: Carter 12' 23' 31'
[1] Try: Sivivatu 41'
Mc Caw 82'
Pen: Carter 12' 23' 31'
So Kon Po, Hong Kong
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Alan Lewis (Ireland)
Australia New Zealand
Adam Ashley-Cooper FB 15 FB Isaia Toeava Substituted off 74'
Peter Hynes W 14 W Hosea Gear
Substituted off 53' Ryan Cross C 13 C Conrad Smith
(capt.) Stirling Mortlock C 12 C Dan Carter
Drew Mitchell W 11 W Sitiveni Sivivatu
Matt Giteau FH 10 FH Stephen Donald Substituted off 47'
Luke Burgess SH 9 SH Jimmy Cowan Substituted off 50
Richard Brown N8 8 N8 Rodney So'oialo Sent to blood bin 16' to 29'
Substituted off 74' George Smith F 7 F Richie McCaw (capt.)
Dean Mumm F 6 F Jerome Kaino Substituted off 72'
Substituted off 64' Nathan Sharpe L 5 L Ali Williams
Mark Chisholm L 4 L Brad Thorn Substituted off 63'
Substituted off 71' Al Baxter P 3 P Neemia Tialata Substituted off 63'
Stephen Moore H 2 H Andrew Hore Substituted off 4
Benn Robinson P 1 P Tony Woodcock
Replacements
Tatafu Polota-Nau 16 H Keven Mealamu Substituted in 4'
Substituted in 71' Matt Dunning P 17 P Greg Somerville Substituted in 63'
Substituted in 64' Phil Waugh L 18 L Anthony Boric Substituted in 63'
Substituted in 74' David Pocock F 19 N8 Adam Thomson Substituted inSubstituted off 16–29 Substituted in 72'
Sam Cordingley 20 SH Piri Weepu Substituted in 50'
Substituted in 53' Berrick Barnes C 21 FH Ma'a Nonu Substituted in 47'
Lachie Turner 22 FB Cory Jane Substituted in 74'
Coaches
New Zealand Robbie Deans Graham Henry New Zealand

Grand Slam[edit]

Scotland[edit]

The first test gave All Blacks an easy victory, with Richie McCaw and Dan Carter on the benach of reserves.

8 November 2008
Scotland  6–32  New Zealand
Pen: Paterson 1' 21'
report Try: Tutavake 8'
Weepu 25'
Kahu 41'
Boric 73'
Pen: Donald 8'
Carter 73'
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Attendance: 51,000
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
Scotland New Zealand
Chris Paterson FB 15 FB Isaia Toeava Substituted off 41'
Thom Evans W 14 W Anthony Tuitavake
Ben Cairns C 13 C Richard Kahui
Temporarily suspended from 3' to 13' 3' to 13' Nick de Luca C 12 C Ma'a Nonu
Substituted off 42' Sean Lamont W 11 W Joe Rokocoko
Substituted off 70' Phil Godman FH 10 FH Stephen Donald
Substituted off 70' (capt.) Mike Blair SH 9 SH Piri Weepu Substituted off 52'
Ally Hogg N8 8 N8 Liam Messam
John Barclay F 7 F Adam Thomson Substituted off 59'
Substituted off 61' Jason White F 6 F Kieran Read
Jim Hamilton L 5 L Ali Williams Substituted off 65'
Substituted off 54' Nathan Hines L 4 L Anthony Boric Temporarily suspended from 30' to 40' 30' to 40'
Substituted off 54' Substituted in 64' Euan Murray P 3 P John Afoa
Substituted off 63' Ross Ford H 2 H Keven Mealamu (capt.) Substituted off 60'
Substituted off 64' Allan Jacobsen P 1 P Jamie Mackintosh Substituted off 54'
Replacements
Substituted in 63' Dougie Hall H 16 H Corey Flynn Substituted in 60'
Substituted in 54' Alasdair Dickinson P 17 P Neemia Tialata Substituted in 54'
Substituted in 54' Matt Mustchin L 18 L Ross Filipo Substituted in 65'
Substituted in 61' Scott Gray F 19 F Richie McCaw Substituted in 59'
Substituted in 70' Rory Lawson SH 20 SH Andy Ellis Substituted in 52' Substituted off 71'
Substituted in 70' Dan Parks FH 21 FH Dan Carter Substituted in 71'
Substituted in 42' Hugo Southwell W 22 FB Cory Jane Substituted in 41'
Coaches
Scotland Frank Hadden Robbie Deans New Zealand

Ireland[edit]

Also again Ireland, the All Blacks obtain a good victory, but the first half (close 10–3) was not easy, and the All Blacks lead the match only thanks a penalty try in the last minute of the half.

15 November 2008
Ireland  3–22  New Zealand
Pen: O'Gara 37
report Try: Penalty try 40'
Nonu 47' Thorn 52'
Con: Carter 40' 47'
Pen: Carter 24
Croke Park, Dublin
Attendance: 78,000
Referee: Mark Lawrence (South Africa)
Ireland New Zealand
Substituted off 71' Girvan Dempsey FB 15 FB Mils Muliaina
Temporarily suspended from 41' to 51' 41' to 51' Tommy Bowe W 14 W Joe Rokocoko Substituted off 75'
(capt.) Brian O'Driscoll C 13 C Conrad Smith Substituted off 64'
Substituted off 74' Luke Fitzgerald C 12 C Ma'a Nonu
Rob Kearney W 11 W Sitiveni Sivivatu
Ronan O'Gara FH 10 FH Dan Carter
Substituted off 67' Tomas O'Leary SH 9 SH Jimmy Cowan Substituted off 59'
Jamie Heaslip N8 8 N8 Rodney So'oialo Substituted off 71'
Substituted off 77' David Wallace F 7 F Richie McCaw (capt.)
Alan Quinlan F 6 F Jerome Kaino Substituted offSubstituted in 45'-54'
Substituted off 61' Paul O'Connell L 5 L Ali Williams
Donncha O'Callaghan L 4 L Brad Thorn
Substituted off 76' John Hayes P 3 P Neemia Tialata Substituted off 54' Substituted in 67'
Substituted off 57' Rory Best H 2 H Keven Mealamu Substituted off 65'
Marcus Horan P 1 P Tony Woodcock Temporarily suspended from 42' to 52' 42' to 52' Substituted off 67'
Replacements
Substituted in 57' Jerry Flannery H 16 H Corey Flynn Substituted in 65'
Substituted in 76' Tony Buckley P 17 P John Afoa Substituted in 45'
Substituted in 61' Steve Ferris L 18 Anthony Boric
Substituted in 77' Shane Jennings F 19 N8 Kieran Read Substituted in 71'
Substituted in 67' Eoin Reddan SH 20 SH Piri Weepu Substituted in 59'
Substituted in 74' Paddy Wallace C 21 W Stephen Donald Substituted in 75'
Substituted in 71' Keith Earls FB 22 C Isaia Toeava Substituted in 64'
Coaches
Ireland Declan Kidney Robbie Deans New Zealand


Munster[edit]

Only a late try by Joe Rokocoko, gave to All Blacks the victory. Munster supporters and player's dream was to repeat the historical victory of 1978 All Blacks tour

18 November 2008
Munster 16–18  New Zealand XV
Try: Murphy 36'
Con: Warwick 37'
Pen: Warwick 8' 15'
Drop: Warwick 21'
Try: Donald 22' Rokokoco 75'
Con: Donald 23'
Pen: Donald 9' 46'
Thomond Park, Limerick
Attendance: 26,000
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Munster New Zealand XV
Doug Howlett FB 15 FB Cory Jane
Barry Murphy W 14 W Hosea Gear
Substituted off 52' Rua Tipoki C 13 C Anthony Tuitavake Substituted off 69'
Lifeimi Mafi C 12 C Isaia Toeava Substituted off 65'
Ian Dowling W 11 W Joe Rokocoko
Paul Warwick FH 10 FH Stephen Donald
Peter Stringer SH 9 SH Piri Weepu Substituted off 62'
Substituted off 26' Denis Leamy N8 8 N8 Liam Messam
Niall Ronan F 7 F Scott Waldrom
James Coughlan F 6 F Adam Thomson Substituted off 50'
Mick O'Driscoll L 5 L Jason Eaton
Donncha O'Callaghan L 4 L Ross Filipo Substituted off 69'
Substituted off 41' Tim Ryan P 3 P Ben Franks Substituted off 54'
Substituted off 63' Frankie Sheahan H 2 H Corey Flynn Substituted off 62'
Federico Pucciariello P 1 P Jamie Mackintosh
Replacements
Substituted in 63' Denis Fogarty R 16 R Hika Elliot Substituted in 62'
Substituted in 41' Tony Buckley R 17 R John Afoa Substituted in 54'
Mark Melbourne 18 R Brad Thorn Substituted in 69'
Substituted in 26' Billy Holland R 19 R Kieran Read Substituted in 50'
John O'Sullivan 20 R Alby Mathewson Substituted in 62'
Mike Prendergast 21 R Richard Kahui Substituted in 65'
Substituted in 52' Jeremy Manning R 22 R Mils Muliaina Substituted in 69'
Coaches
Australia Tony McGahan Robbie Deans New Zealand

Wales[edit]

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Wales  9–29  New Zealand
Pen: S.Jones 2' 13' 23'
report Try: Nonu 54' Kaino 80'
Con: Carter 54' Carter 80'
Pen: Carter 17' 39' 41' 63' 74'
Millennium, C ardiff
Attendance: 74,000
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
Wales New Zealand
Lee Byrne FB 15 FB Mils Muliaina
Leigh Halfpenny W 14 W Joe Rokocoko
Tom Shanklin C 13 C Richard Kahui
Jamie Roberts C 12 C Ma'a Nonu
Shane Williams W 11 W Sitiveni Sivivatu
Substituted off 57' Stephen Jones FH 10 FH Dan Carter
Substituted off 57' Gareth Cooper SH 9 SH Jimmy Cowan Substituted off 55'
Andy Powell N8 8 N8 Rodney So'oialo
Substituted off 75' Martyn Williams F 7 F Richie McCaw (capt.)
(capt.) Ryan Jones F 6 F Jerome Kaino
Substituted off 56' Ian Evans L 5 L Ali Williams
Alun-Wyn Jones L 4 L Brad Thorn
Adam R. Jones P 3 P Neemia Tialata Substituted off 47'
Matthew Rees H 2 H Keven Mealamu
Substituted off 79' Gethin Jenkins P 1 P Tony Woodcock
Replacements
Richard Hibbard 16 Hika Elliot
Substituted in 79' John Yapp P 17 P John Afoa Substituted in 47'
Substituted in 56' Luke Charteris L 18 Anthony Boric
Substituted in 75' Dafydd Jones N8 19 Kieran Read
Substituted in 57' Dwayne Peel SH 20 SH Piri Weepu Substituted in 55'
Substituted in 57' James Hook FH 21 Stephen Donald
Andrew Bishop 22 Isaia Toeava
Coaches
New Zealand Warren Gatland Graham Henry New Zealand

England[edit]

29 November 2008
England  6–32  New Zealand
Pen: Fllod 16' Armitage 48'
report Try: Muliaina 58' 65' Nonu 72'
Con: Carter 73'
Pen: Carter 14' 26' 36' 38' 61'
Twickenham, London
Attendance: 81,000
Referee: A. Rolland (Ireland)
England New Zealand
Delon Armitage FB 15 FB Mils Muliaina
Substituted off 74' Paul Sackey W 14 W Joe Rokocoko
Substituted off 74' Jamie Noon C 13 C Conrad Smith Substituted off 68'
Riki Flutey C 12 C Ma'a Nonu
Ugo Monye W 11 W Sitiveni Sivivatu
Temporarily suspended from 42' to 52' 42' to 52' Toby Flood FH 10 FH Dan Carter
Substituted off 60' Danny Care SH 9 SH Jimmy Cowan Substituted off 69'
Substituted off 66' Nick Easter N8 8 N8 Rodney So'oialo
Substituted off 57' Michael Lipman F 7 F Richie McCaw (capt.)
Temporarily suspended from 31' to 41' 31' to 41' James Haskell F 6 F Jerome Kaino Substituted off 55'
Nick Kennedy L 5 L Ali Williams
(capt.) Steve Borthwick L 4 L Brad Thorn Substituted off 68'
Substituted off 52' Phil Vickery P 3 P Neemia Tialata Substituted off 55'
Substituted off 66' Temporarily suspended from 43' to 53' 43' to 53' Lee Mears H 2 H Keven Mealamu
Tim Payne P 1 P Tony Woodcock
Replacements
Substituted in 66' Dylan Hartley H 16 Hika Elliot
Substituted in 52' Matt Stevens P 17 P John Afoa Substituted in 55'
Substituted in 66' Tom Croft N8 18 L Anthony Boric Substituted in 68'
Substituted in 57' Temporarily suspended from 75' to 80' 75' to 80' Tom Rees F 19 F Kieran Read Substituted in 55'
Substituted in 60' Harry Ellis SH 20 SH Piri Weepu Substituted in 69'
Substituted in 74' Danny Cipriani C 21 Stephen Donald
Substituted in 74' Dan Hipkiss W 22 C Isaia Toeava Substituted in 68'
Coaches
England Martin Johnson Graham Henry New Zealand