2009 Tri Nations Series

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2009 Tri Nations
2009 Tri Nations Series logo.png
Official logo
Tournament statistics
Champions  South Africa (3rd title)
Matches played 9
Tries scored 27 (3 per match)
Attendance 399,093 (44,344 per match)
Top scorer(s) South Africa Morné Steyn (95)
Top try scorer(s) Australia Matt Giteau (3)
2008
2010

The 2009 Tri Nations Series was the fourteenth annual Tri Nations rugby union series between the national rugby union teams of New Zealand, Australia and South Africa, respectively nicknamed the All Blacks, Wallabies, and Springboks. The Springboks secured the season crown in their final match on 12 September, defeating the defending series champion All Blacks 32–29 in Hamilton.

Background[edit]

New Zealand, South Africa and Australia were ranked first, second, and third in the world respectively by the International Rugby Board (IRB) immediately before the start of the Tri Nations on 30 June 2009.[1] For South Africa, the tournament comes on the back of the British and Irish Lions Tour. all blacks

Tri-Nations 2009[edit]

On 18 July, the All Blacks drew first blood in the series, coming from behind to defeat the Wallabies 22–16 at Eden Park.[2] The All Blacks then departed for a two-test series against the Springboks in South Africa (Bloemfontein and Durban). The Boks won the first test 28–19, a result that not only gave them the series lead but also put them ahead of the All Blacks for first place in the IRB World Rankings.[3] The following week, they defeated the All Blacks again, with Morné Steyn scoring all of their points in a 31–19 win.[4] Steyn's performance broke the previous mark of New Zealand's Andrew Mehrtens for individual points in a Tri Nations match. The Boks completed their home leg with a 29–17 win over the Wallabies in Cape Town, with Steyn scoring 24 of their points.[5]

The series then travelled to Australia for the Wallabies' three home matches. It opened with the second Bledisloe Cup match with the All Blacks, won by the All Blacks 19–18.[6] The Springboks then picked up a 32–25 bonus-point win over the Wallabies in Perth.[7] The Wallabies then defeated the Springboks 21–6, at Brisbane.[8] The Springboks had to wait another week to try grasp the Tri-Nations title, but had to face the All Blacks at home in Hamilton. The Boks claimed the Tri Nations crown for the first time since 2004 with a 32–29 win.[9] In the final match of the series on 19 September, the All Blacks thumped the Wallabies 33–6 in Wellington.[10]

Standings[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  South Africa 6 5 0 1 158 130 +28 1 21
2  New Zealand 6 3 0 3 141 131 +10 1 13
3  Australia 6 1 0 5 103 141 −38 3 7

Fixtures[edit]

New Zealand vs. Australia[edit]

18 July 2009
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand  22–16  Australia
Try: McCaw 25' c
Con: Donald
Pen: Donald (5) 14', 41', 44', 60', 73'
Report Try: Barnes 3' c
Con: Giteau
Pen: Giteau (3) 9', 19', 45'
Eden Park, Auckland
Attendance: 32,000
Referee: South Africa Craig Joubert (South Africa)
New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND:
FB 15 Mils Muliaina
RW 14 Cory Jane
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu
LW 11 Sitiveni Sivivatu
FH 10 Stephen Donald
SH 9 Jimmy Cowan Substituted off 53'
N8 8 Rodney So'oialo Substituted off 61'
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Jerome Kaino
RL 5 Isaac Ross Substituted off 71'
LL 4 Brad Thorn
TP 3 Neemia Tialata Substituted off 44'
HK 2 Andrew Hore Substituted off 44'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock
Replacements:
HK 16 Keven Mealamu Substituted in 44'
PR 17 Owen Franks Substituted in 44'
LK 18 Jason Eaton Substituted in 71'
N8 19 Kieran Read Substituted in 61'
SH 20 Piri Weepu Substituted in 53'
FH 21 Luke McAlister
WG 22 Joe Rokocoko
Coach:
New Zealand Graham Henry
NZ AUS 18 July 09.svg
Australia
AUSTRALIA:
FB 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper
RW 14 Lachie Turner
OC 13 Stirling Mortlock (c)
IC 12 Berrick Barnes Substituted off 61'
LW 11 Drew Mitchell
FH 10 Matt Giteau
SH 9 Luke Burgess Substituted off 74'
N8 8 Wycliff Palu
OF 7 George Smith
BF 6 Richard Brown Substituted off 50'
RL 5 Nathan Sharpe
LL 4 James Horwill Sent to blood bin 39' to 45' / Sent to blood bin 63' to 70'
TP 3 Al Baxter Substituted off 71'
HK 2 Stephen Moore
LP 1 Benn Robinson
Replacements:
HK 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau
PR 17 Ben Alexander Substituted in 71'
LK 18 Dean Mumm Substituted in 39' Substituted off 45' / Substituted in 63' Substituted off 70'
N8 19 Phil Waugh
FL 20 David Pocock Substituted in 50'
FH 21 Will Genia Substituted in 74'
FB 22 James O'Connor Substituted in 61'
Coach:
New Zealand Robbie Deans

Touch judges:
South AfricaMarius Jonker
South AfricaCobus Wessels
Television match official:
New Zealand Vinny Munro

South Africa vs. New Zealand[edit]

25 July 2009
15:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa  28–19  New Zealand
Tries: Pienaar 24' m
Fourie 72' m
Pen: F. Steyn (2) 6', 32'
Pienaar (1) 16'
M. Steyn (3) 42', 56', 77'
Report Try: Smith 47' c
Con: Donald
Pen: Donald (4) 3', 51', 63', 73'
Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein
Attendance: 37,081
Referee: Ireland Alain Rolland (Ireland)
South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA:
FB 15 François Steyn
RW 14 JP Pietersen
OC 13 Jaque Fourie
IC 12 Jean de Villiers Substituted off 68'
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Ruan Pienaar Substituted off 40'
SH 9 Fourie du Preez Substituted off 73'
N8 8 Pierre Spies
BF 7 Juan Smith
OF 6 Heinrich Brussow
RL 5 Victor Matfield
LL 4 Bakkies Botha Substituted off 68'
TP 3 John Smit (c) Sent to blood bin 64' to 73'
HK 2 Bismarck du Plessis Substituted off 79'
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira
Replacements:
HK 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle Substituted in 79'
PR 17 Jannie du Plessis Substituted in 64' Substituted off 73'
LK 18 Danie Rossouw Substituted in 68'
N8 19 Ryan Kankowski
SH 20 Ricky Januarie Substituted in 73'
FH 21 Morné Steyn Substituted in 40'
FB 22 Wynand Olivier Substituted in 68'
Coach:
South Africa Peter de Villiers
SA NZ 25 July 09.svg
New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND:
FB 15 Mils Muliaina
RW 14 Joe Rokocoko
OC 13 Conrad Smith Substituted off 75'
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu
LW 11 Sitiveni Sivivatu
FH 10 Stephen Donald
SH 9 Brendon Leonard Substituted off 49'
N8 8 Rodney So'oialo Substituted off 52'
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Jerome Kaino
RL 5 Isaac Ross Substituted off 64'
LL 4 Brad Thorn
TP 3 Neemia Tialata Substituted off 42'
HK 2 Andrew Hore Substituted off 57'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock
Replacements:
HK 16 Keven Mealamu Substituted in 57'
PR 17 Owen Franks Substituted in 42'
LK 18 Jason Eaton Substituted in 64'
N8 19 Kieran Read Substituted in 52'
SH 20 Piri Weepu Substituted in 49'
FH 21 Luke McAlister Substituted in 75'
FB 22 Cory Jane
Coach:
New Zealand Graham Henry

Touch judges:
Wales Nigel Owens
Wales Tim Hayes
Television match official:
South Africa Johann Meuwesen

South Africa vs. New Zealand[edit]

1 August 2009
17:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa  31–19  New Zealand
Try: M. Steyn 38' c
Con: M. Steyn
'Pen: M. Steyn (8) 5', 15', 18', 32', 40+2', 56', 64', 74'
Report Try: Ross 12' c
Con: Donald
Pen: Donald (3) 7', 29', 51'
McAlister 61'
ABSA Stadium, Durban
Attendance: 52,572
Referee: Wales Nigel Owens (Wales)
South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA:
FB 15 François Steyn
RW 14 JP Pietersen Temporarily suspended from 28' to 38' 28' to 38'
OC 13 Jaque Fourie Substituted off 78'
IC 12 Jean de Villiers Substituted off 70'
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Morné Steyn
SH 9 Fourie du Preez Substituted off 78'
N8 8 Pierre Spies
BF 7 Juan Smith Substituted off 64'
OF 6 Heinrich Brussow
RL 5 Victor Matfield
LL 4 Bakkies Botha Temporarily suspended from 49' to 59' 49' to 59'
Substituted off 78'
TP 3 John Smit (c) Substituted off 78'
HK 2 Bismarck du Plessis Substituted off 80'
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira
Replacements:
HK 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle Substituted in 80'
PR 17 Jannie du Plessis Substituted in 78'
LK 18 Andries Bekker Substituted in 78'
N8 19 Danie Rossouw Substituted in 64'
SH 20 Ricky Januarie Substituted in 78'
FH 21 Adrian Jacobs Substituted in 70'
FB 22 Wynand Olivier Substituted in 78'
Coach:
South Africa Peter de Villiers
SA NZ 01 Aug 09.svg
New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND:
FB 15 Mils Muliaina
RW 14 Joe Rokocoko
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu
LW 11 Sitiveni Sivivatu
FH 10 Stephen Donald Substituted off 61'
SH 9 Jimmy Cowan Substituted off 43'
N8 8 Rodney So'oialo
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Jerome Kaino Substituted off 59'
RL 5 Isaac Ross Temporarily suspended from 30' to 40' 30' to 40'
LL 4 Brad Thorn
TP 3 Owen Franks Substituted off 65'
HK 2 Andrew Hore Substituted off 43' Substituted in 76'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock
Replacements:
HK 16 Keven Mealamu Substituted in 43' Substituted off 76'
PR 17 John Afoa Substituted in 65'
LK 18 Jason Eaton
N8 19 Kieran Read Substituted in 59'
SH 20 Piri Weepu Substituted in 43'
FH 21 Luke McAlister Substituted in 61'
FB 22 Cory Jane
Coach:
New Zealand Graham Henry

Touch judges:
Ireland Alain Rolland
Wales Tim Hayes
Television match official:
South Africa Shaun Veldsman

  • John Smit's 60th start as Springboks captain gave him sole possession of the all-time lead in that category.
  • Morné Steyn's 31 points set a new individual record for points in a Tri Nations match, breaking Andrew Mehrtens' previous mark of 29 for the All Blacks against Australia at Eden Park in 1999 as well as the most points scored by an individual in a game against the All Blacks. It is also an all-time Test record for most points by a player who was responsible for all of his team's scoring.

South Africa vs. Australia[edit]

8 August 2009
17:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa  29–17  Australia
Try: Matfield 27' m
Pen: M. Steyn (7) 8', 11', 13', 21', 36', 54', 78'
Drop: M. Steyn 24'
Report Tries: Ashley-Cooper 2' c
Giteau 66' c
Con: Giteau (2)
Drop: Barnes 14'
Newlands, Cape Town
Attendance: 48,397[11]
Referee: Ireland Alain Rolland (Ireland)
South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA:
FB 15 François Steyn Substituted off 60'
RW 14 JP Pietersen
OC 13 Jaque Fourie
IC 12 Jean de Villiers Substituted off 71'
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Morné Steyn
SH 9 Fourie du Preez Substituted off 76'
N8 8 Pierre Spies
BF 7 Juan Smith Substituted off 52'
OF 6 Heinrich Brussow
RL 5 Victor Matfield
LL 4 Bakkies Botha Substituted off 76'
TP 3 John Smit (c)
HK 2 Bismarck du Plessis
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira Substituted off 68'
Replacements:
HK 16 Chilliboy Ralepelle
PR 17 Jannie du Plessis Substituted in 68'
LK 18 Andries Bekker Substituted in 76'
N8 19 Danie Rossouw Substituted in 52'
SH 20 Ricky Januarie Substituted in 76'
FH 21 Ruan Pienaar Substituted in 60'
FB 22 Adrian Jacobs Substituted in 71'
Coach:
South Africa Peter de Villiers
SA AUS 08 Aug 09.svg
Australia
AUSTRALIA:
FB 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper
RW 14 Lachie Turner
OC 13 Stirling Mortlock (c) Substituted off 29'
IC 12 Berrick Barnes
LW 11 Drew Mitchell
FH 10 Matt Giteau Temporarily suspended from 34' to 44' 34' to 44'
SH 9 Luke Burgess Substituted off 55'
N8 8 Wycliff Palu Substituted off 55'
OF 7 George Smith Temporarily suspended from 78' to –' 78' to –'
BF 6 Richard Brown Temporarily suspended from 36' to 46' 36' to 46'
RL 5 Nathan Sharpe
LL 4 James Horwill Substituted off 40'
TP 3 Al Baxter Substituted off 52'
HK 2 Stephen Moore Substituted off 50'
LP 1 Benn Robinson
Replacements:
HK 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau Substituted in 50'
PR 17 Ben Alexander Substituted in 52'
LK 18 Dean Mumm Substituted in 40'
N8 19 David Pocock Substituted in 55'
SH 20 Will Genia Substituted in 55'
FH 21 Peter Hynes
FB 22 James O'Connor Substituted in 29'
Coach:
New Zealand Robbie Deans

Touch judges:
WalesNigel Owens
WalesTim Hayes
Television match official:
South Africa Shaun Veldsman


Australia vs. New Zealand[edit]

22 August 2009
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  18–19  New Zealand
Pen: Giteau (6) 6', 10', 34', 40'+2', 47', 67' Report Try: Nonu 64' c
Con: Carter
Pen: Carter (4) 3', 44', 58', 78'
ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 80,228[12]
Referee: South Africa Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
Australia
AUSTRALIA:
FB 15 James O'Connor Substituted off 45'
RW 14 Lachie Turner
OC 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper
IC 12 Berrick Barnes Substituted off 40+2'
LW 11 Drew Mitchell
FH 10 Matt Giteau
SH 9 Luke Burgess Substituted off 75'
N8 8 Richard Brown Temporarily suspended from 41' to 51' 41' to 51'
Substituted off 70'
OF 7 George Smith (c)
BF 6 Rocky Elsom
RL 5 Nathan Sharpe Substituted off 70'
LL 4 James Horwill
TP 3 Al Baxter Substituted off 31'
HK 2 Stephen Moore Sent to blood bin 20' to 31'
Substituted off 49'
LP 1 Benn Robinson Sent to blood bin 20' to 22'
Replacements:
HK 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau Substituted in 20' Substituted off 31'
Substituted in 49'
PR 17 Ben Alexander Substituted in 20' Substituted off 22'
Substituted in 31'
LK 18 Dean Mumm Substituted in 70'
N8 19 David Pocock Substituted in 70'
SH 20 Will Genia Substituted in 75'
FH 21 Ryan Cross Substituted in 40+2'
FB 22 Peter Hynes Substituted in 45'
Coach:
New Zealand Robbie Deans
AUS NZ 22 Aug 09.svg
New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND:
FB 15 Mils Muliaina
RW 14 Joe Rokocoko
OC 13 Conrad Smith Substituted off 41'
IC 12 Luke McAlister Sent to blood bin 3' to 10'
Substituted off 49'
LW 11 Sitiveni Sivivatu
FH 10 Daniel Carter
SH 9 Jimmy Cowan
N8 8 Kieran Read
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Jerome Kaino Substituted off 67'
RL 5 Isaac Ross
LL 4 Brad Thorn
TP 3 Owen Franks Substituted off 69'
HK 2 Andrew Hore
LP 1 Tony Woodcock
Replacements:
HK 16 Aled de Malmanche
PR 17 John Afoa Substituted in 69'
LK 18 Jason Eaton
N8 19 Rodney So'oialo Substituted in 67'
SH 20 Brendon Leonard
FH 21 Stephen Donald Substituted in 49'
FB 22 Ma'a Nonu Substituted in 3' Substituted off 10'
Substituted in 41'
Coach:
New Zealand Graham Henry

Touch judges:
South Africa Craig Joubert
South Africa Cobus Wessels
Television match official:
Australia George Ayoub

Australia vs. South Africa[edit]

29 August 2009
18:00 AWST (UTC+08)
Australia  25–32  South Africa
Tries: Giteau (2) 43' c, 75' m
Turner 80' c
Con: Giteau (2)
Pen: Giteau (2) 27', 39'
Report Tries: du Preez 5' c
Fourie 9' m
Habana (2) 32' c, 53' c
Con: M. Steyn (3)
Pen: M. Steyn (2) 16', 67'
Subiaco Oval, Perth
Attendance: 36,148[13]
Referee: New Zealand Bryce Lawrence (New Zealand)
Australia
AUSTRALIA:
FB 15 James O'Connor Substituted off 77'
RW 14 Lachie Turner
OC 13 Ryan Cross Substituted off 65'
IC 12 Adam Ashley-Cooper
LW 11 Peter Hynes
FH 10 Matt Giteau
SH 9 Luke Burgess Substituted off 56'
N8 8 Richard Brown Substituted off 48'
OF 7 George Smith (c)
BF 6 Rocky Elsom
RL 5 Mark Chisholm
LL 4 James Horwill
TP 3 Ben Alexander
HK 2 Stephen Moore Substituted off 54'
LP 1 Benn Robinson
Replacements:
HK 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau Substituted in 54'
PR 17 Al Baxter
LK 18 Dean Mumm
N8 19 David Pocock Substituted in 48'
SH 20 Will Genia Substituted in 56'
FH 21 Quade Cooper Substituted in 65'
FB 22 Drew Mitchell Substituted in 77'
Coach:
New Zealand Robbie Deans
AUS SA 29 Aug 09.svg
South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA:
FB 15 Ruan Pienaar Substituted off 72'
RW 14 JP Pietersen Substituted off 65'
OC 13 Jaque Fourie
IC 12 Jean de Villiers
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Morné Steyn
SH 9 Fourie du Preez Substituted off 76'
N8 8 Pierre Spies
BF 7 Juan Smith Substituted off 54'
OF 6 Heinrich Brussow
RL 5 Victor Matfield
LL 4 Bakkies Botha Substituted off 55'
TP 3 John Smit (c) Substituted off 76'
HK 2 Bismarck du Plessis Substituted off 76'
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira
Replacements:
HK 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle Substituted in 76'
PR 17 Jannie du Plessis Substituted in 76'
LK 18 Andries Bekker Substituted in 55'
N8 19 Schalk Burger Substituted in 54'
SH 20 Ricky Januarie Substituted in 76'
FH 21 Adrian Jacobs Substituted in 65'
FB 22 François Steyn Substituted in 72'
Coach:
South Africa Peter de Villiers

Touch judges:
New Zealand Chris Pollock
New Zealand Vinny Munro
Television match official:
New Zealand Keith Brown

Australia vs. South Africa[edit]

5 September 2009
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  21–6  South Africa
Tries: Ashley-Cooper 62' c
O'Connor 76' m
Con: Giteau
Pen: Giteau (2) 5', 26'
Drop: Giteau 34'
Report Pen: M. Steyn 36'
Drop: M. Steyn 28'
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Attendance: 47,481
Referee: England Wayne Barnes (England)
Australia
AUSTRALIA:
FB 15 James O'Connor
RW 14 Lachie Turner Substituted off 30'
OC 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper
IC 12 Berrick Barnes Substituted off 74'
LW 11 Drew Mitchell
FH 10 Matt Giteau
SH 9 Will Genia
N8 8 George Smith (c)
OF 7 David Pocock
BF 6 Rocky Elsom
RL 5 Mark Chisholm
LL 4 James Horwill
TP 3 Ben Alexander Substituted off 78'
HK 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau Substituted off 32'
LP 1 Benn Robinson
Replacements:
HK 16 Stephen Moore Substituted in 32'
PR 17 Pek Cowan Substituted in 78'
LK 18 Dean Mumm
N8 19 Wycliff Palu
SH 20 Luke Burgess
FH 21 Quade Cooper Substituted in 74'
FB 22 Peter Hynes Substituted in 30'
Coach:
New Zealand Robbie Deans
AUS SA 05 Sept 09.svg
South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA:
FB 15 Ruan Pienaar Substituted off 68'
RW 14 Odwa Ndungane
OC 13 Jaque Fourie
IC 12 Jean de Villiers
LW 11 Bryan Habana Substituted off 35'
FH 10 Morné Steyn
SH 9 Fourie du Preez
N8 8 Pierre Spies
BF 7 Juan Smith
OF 6 Heinrich Brussow Substituted off 59'
RL 5 Victor Matfield
LL 4 Bakkies Botha Substituted off 60'
TP 3 John Smit (c)
HK 2 Bismarck du Plessis
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira
Replacements:
HK 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle
PR 17 Jannie du Plessis
LK 18 Danie Rossouw Substituted in 60'
N8 19 Schalk Burger Substituted in 59'
SH 20 Ricky Januarie
FH 21 Adrian Jacobs Substituted in 35'
FB 22 François Steyn Substituted in 68'
Coach:
South Africa Peter de Villiers

Touch judges:
New Zealand Bryce Lawrence
New Zealand Vinny Munro
Television match official:
Australia George Ayoub

New Zealand vs. South Africa[edit]

12 September 2009
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand  29–32  South Africa
Tries: Sivivatu 55' c
McCaw 78' c
Con: Carter (2)
Pen: Carter (5) 1', 14', 22', 34', 64'
Report Tries: du Preez 19' c
de Villiers 51' c
Con: M. Steyn (2)
Pen: F. Steyn (3) 6', 9', 26'
M. Steyn (2) 33', 71'
Drop: M. Steyn 17'
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Attendance: 31,000[14]
Referee: Wales Nigel Owens (Wales)
New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND:
FB 15 Mils Muliaina
RW 14 Joe Rokocoko
OC 13 Ma'a Nonu
IC 12 Stephen Donald Substituted off 50'
LW 11 Sitiveni Sivivatu Substituted off 72'
FH 10 Daniel Carter
SH 9 Jimmy Cowan
N8 8 Kieran Read
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Jerome Kaino Substituted off 72'
RL 5 Isaac Ross
LL 4 Brad Thorn
TP 3 Owen Franks Substituted off 50'
HK 2 Andrew Hore
LP 1 Tony Woodcock
Replacements:
HK 16 Aled de Malmanche
PR 17 John Afoa Substituted in 50'
FL 18 Adam Thomson Substituted in 72'
N8 19 Rodney So'oialo
SH 20 Brendon Leonard
CR 21 Isaia Toeava Substituted in 50'
FB 22 Cory Jane Substituted in 72'
Coach:
New Zealand Graham Henry
NZ SA 12 Sept 09.svg
South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA:
FB 15 François Steyn
RW 14 Odwa Ndungane
OC 13 Jaque Fourie
IC 12 Jean de Villiers
LW 11 Bryan Habana Substituted off 77'
FH 10 Morné Steyn
SH 9 Fourie du Preez Substituted off 77'
N8 8 Pierre Spies
BF 7 Schalk Burger Substituted off 67'
OF 6 Heinrich Brussow
RL 5 Victor Matfield
LL 4 Bakkies Botha Substituted off 71'
TP 3 John Smit (c)
HK 2 Bismarck du Plessis Substituted off 80'
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira Substituted off 79'
Replacements:
HK 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle Substituted in 80'
PR 17 Jannie du Plessis Substituted in 79'
LK 18 Danie Rossouw Substituted in 71'
N8 19 Ryan Kankowski Substituted in 67'
SH 20 Ricky Januarie Substituted in 77'
FH 21 Adrian Jacobs Substituted in 77'
FB 22 Ruan Pienaar
Coach:
South Africa Peter de Villiers

Touch judges:
England Wayne Barnes
Australia Stuart Dickinson
Television match official:
New Zealand George Ayoub

  • John Smit became the second Springbok (after Percy Montgomery) and the 26th player overall to earn 90 Test caps.
  • Morné Steyn became the highest individual point scorer in a Tri-Nations season with 95 points this season alone.
  • Frans Steyn's three penalties were all kicked from his own half of the field. He is believed to be the first player ever to have converted three penalties from his own half in a Test match.[15]
  • Dan Carter reached two major milestones in the first half:
    • His first penalty made him the leading point scorer in Tri Nations history, surpassing former All Black Andrew Mehrtens. Carter entered the match with 326 Tri Nations points to Mehrtens' 328, and ended the evening with 345.
    • His third penalty of the match made him the seventh player in history to reach 900 career Test points. He entered the match on 893 Test points, tied for seventh all-time with Montgomery, and ended the match in sixth place with 912 points, also surpassing former Wallaby Michael Lynagh.

New Zealand vs. Australia[edit]

19 September 2009
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand  33–6  Australia
Tries: Jane 31' c
Nonu 75' c
Rokocoko 80' c
Con: Carter (3)
Pen: Carter (4) 14', 16', 21', 46'
Report Pen: Giteau 7'
Drop: Barnes 28'
New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND:
FB 15 Mils Muliaina
RW 14 Cory Jane Substituted off 59'
OC 13 Isaia Toeava Temporarily suspended from 29' to 39' 29' to 39'
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu
LW 11 Joe Rokocoko
FH 10 Daniel Carter
SH 9 Jimmy Cowan Substituted off 68'
N8 8 Kieran Read
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Adam Thomson Substituted off 72'
RL 5 Tom Donnelly Substituted off 66'
LL 4 Brad Thorn
TP 3 Neemia Tialata Substituted off 47'
HK 2 Andrew Hore
LP 1 Tony Woodcock
Replacements:
HK 16 Aled de Malmanche
PR 17 John Afoa Substituted in 47'
LK 18 Jason Eaton Substituted in 66'
N8 19 Rodney So'oialo Substituted in 72'
SH 20 Brendon Leonard Substituted in 68'
FH 21 Stephen Donald
FB 22 Hosea Gear Substituted in 59'
Coach:
New Zealand Graham Henry
NZ AUS 19 Sept 09.svg
Australia
AUSTRALIA:
FB 15 James O'Connor
RW 14 Lachie Turner
OC 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper
IC 12 Berrick Barnes
LW 11 Drew Mitchell
FH 10 Matt Giteau
SH 9 Will Genia Substituted off 76'
N8 8 George Smith (c) Substituted off 68'
OF 7 David Pocock
BF 6 Rocky Elsom Sent to blood bin 61' to 68' (c)
RL 5 Mark Chisholm
LL 4 James Horwill
TP 3 Ben Alexander
HK 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau Substituted off 48'
LP 1 Benn Robinson Substituted off 67'
Replacements:
HK 16 Stephen Moore Substituted in 48'
PR 17 Pekaho Cowan Substituted in 67'
LK 18 Dean Mumm
N8 19 Wycliff Palu Substituted in 61'
SH 20 Luke Burgess Substituted in 76'
FH 21 Quade Cooper
FB 22 Peter Hynes
Coach:
New Zealand Robbie Deans

Touch judges:
England Wayne Barnes
South Africa Cobus Wessels
Television match official:
South Africa Shaun Veldsman

Tri Nations
2009 Winners
South Africa
South Africa
Third Title

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International Rugby Board – World Rankings". Archived from the original on 16 August 2009. Retrieved 11 August 2009. 
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Preceded by
2008 Tri Nations
Rugby Union Tri Nations
2009
Succeeded by
2010 Tri Nations