2008 mid-year rugby union internationals

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The 2008 mid-year rugby union tests (also known as the Summer Internationals in the Northern Hemisphere) refers to the international rugby union played from May to July 2008; they were mostly in the Southern Hemisphere. For Australia, New Zealand and South Africa they were preparation for the 2008 Tri-Nations. The Barbarians, an invitational club side, also conducted a three-match tour.

Overview[edit]

Series[edit]

Tour Result Victor
New Zealand v England test series 2–0  New Zealand
South Africa v Wales test series 2–0  South Africa
Argentina v Scotland test series 1–1 Drawn
Australia v France test series 2–0  Australia

Other tours[edit]

Team/Tour Opponents
Barbarians end of season tour  Belgium (won) -  Ireland (lost) -  England (lost)
Italy tour  South Africa (lost) -  Argentina (won)
Ireland tour  New Zealand (lost) -  Australia (won)

Barbarians matches[edit]

24 May 2008
(not a test)
16:00 CEST (UTC+02)
Belgium  10 – 84 Barbarians
Tries: Wales G. Thomas (4)

27 May 2008
19:45 BST (UTC+01)
Ireland  39 – 14 Barbarians
Tries: Bowe , Heaslip (2), Horgan (2)
Con: Wallace (4)
Pen: Wallace (2)
Tries: New Zealand Newby, South Africa Wannenburg
Con: Australia Hewat (2)

1 June 2008
15:00 BST (UTC+01)
England  17 – 14 Barbarians
Try: Easter 14' c
Tait 64' c
Con: Flood
Brown
Pen: Flood
Try: Samoa Mapusua 50' c
Wales G. Thomas 79' c
Con: England Gomarsall
New Zealand Jackson

International matches[edit]

7 June 2008
15:30 AST (UTC-03)
Argentina  21 – 15  Scotland
Tries: Tejeda 22' c
Tiesi 80' m
Con: Todeschini
Pen: Todeschini (3) 19', 56', 74'
Pen: Paterson (5) 3', 24', 34', 42', 47'
Estadio Gigante de Arroyito, Rosario
Attendance: 33,000
Referee: Ireland Alan Lewis (Ireland)

7 June 2008
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand  21 – 11  Ireland
Try: Sivivatu 14' m
Nonu 61' c
Con: Carter
Pen: Carter (3)
Try: P. Wallace 21' m
Pen: O'Gara (2)
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Attendance: 33,743
Referee: England Chris White (England)

7 June 2008
15:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa  43 – 17  Wales
Try: Jantjes 31' c
de Villiers 47' c
Spies 56' c
Montgomery 71' c
Con: James (4)
Pen: James (5)
Try: Roberts 37' c
S. Williams 67' c
Con: S. Jones
Hook
Pen: S. Jones
Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein
Attendance: 32,685
Referee: England Dave Pearson (England)
14 June 2008
16:10 AST (UTC-03)
Argentina  14 – 26  Scotland

14 June 2008
20:05 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  18 – 12  Ireland
Try: Barnes 6' m
Horwill 21' c
Con: Giteau
Pen: Giteau (2)
Try: Leamy 15' c
O'Driscoll 62' m
Con: O'Gara
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
Attendance: 41,700
Referee: France Christophe Berdos (France)

14 June 2008
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand  37 – 20  England
Try: Smith 22' c
Carter 28' c
Muliaina 43' c
Sivivatu 46' c
Con: Carter (4)
Pen: Carter (3)
Try: Ojo 38', 72' c
Con: Barkley (2)
Pen: Barkley (2)
Eden Park, Auckland
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Wales Nigel Owens (Wales)

14 June 2008
15:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa  37 – 21  Wales
Try: de Villiers (2) 11' c, 67' c
Januarie 18' c
du Plessis 80' c
Con: James (4)
Pen: James (3)
Try: Cooper 22' c
S Williams 28' m
Con: S Jones (1)
Pen: S Jones (3)
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: New Zealand Lyndon Bray (New Zealand)
21 June 2008
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand  44 – 12  England
Try: Kahui,
Carter,
Nonu,c
Lauaki,c
Cowan,c
Con: Carter (4),
Donald,
Pen: Carter (3)
Try: Care,c
Varndell m
Con: Barkley

21 June 2008
15:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa  26 – 0  Italy
Try: Steyn,
du Plessis (2),
Mtawarira,
Con: Steyn (3)
28 June 2008
15:00 AST (UTC-03)
Argentina  12 – 13  Italy
Pen: Hernandez (2), Bosch (2) Try: Ghiraldini c
Con: Marcato
Pen: Marcato (2)

28 June 2008
20:05 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  34 – 13  France
Try: Giteau 36' c
Sharpe 42' c
Elsom 46' c
Mortlock 60' c
Con: Giteau (4)
Pen: Giteau (2) 19' 50'
Try: Palisson 64' c
Con: Trinh-Duc (1)
Pen: Yachvili (2) 21' 40+2'
ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 48,899
Referee: South Africa Marius Jonker (South Africa)

5 July 2008
20:05 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  40 – 10  France
Tries:Hynes 6' c, Horwill 36' c, Cross (2) 58' c, 67' c
Con: Giteau (4)
Pen: Giteau 4', 16', 24', 30'
Tries:Trinh-Duc 79' c
Con: Yachvili
Pen: Trinh-Duc 40'
9 August 2008
15:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa  63 – 9  Argentina
Tries: Jacobs 31' c
Nokwe 34' c
Spies 42' c
Pietersen (2) 48' c, 76' c
du Preez 53' c
van Niekerk (2) 60' c, 62' c
du Plessis 70' c
Con: James (9)
Pen: Contepomi (3)
3 September 2008
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand  101 – 14  Samoa
Try: Muliaina (3)
Smith (2)
Kahui (2)
Thomson
Cowan
Donald
Williams
Kahui
Teoava
Weepu
Penalty try
Con: Carter (6)
Donald (7)
Try: Mai
Faosiliva
Con: Mai
Warren
Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth
Attendance: 25'000
Referee: Australia Stuart Dickinson (Australia)

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