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2010 Tri Nations Series
2010 Tri Nations Series logo.jpg
Date 10 July 2010–
11 September 2010
Final positions
Champions  New Zealand (10th title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 9
Tries scored 52 (5.78 per match)
Attendance 441,997 (49,111 per match)
Top scorer(s) South Africa Morné Steyn (77)
Most tries Australia James O'Connor
New Zealand Mils Muliaina
(4 tries)
2009
2011

The 2010 Tri Nations Series was the 15th annual Tri Nations series between the national rugby union teams of New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.

New Zealand clinched the series crown with one match remaining, scoring two tries in the last 3 minutes to defeat South Africa 29–22 on 21 August in the first-ever Test at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.[1] The 2010 Tri-Nations season has seen new records set by the All Blacks; they are the first team to finish undefeated since the expansion of the tournament to 9 rounds, and have seen the highest number of tries and overall points in the history of the tournament.[2]

The series concluded 11 September 2010 with New Zealand's win over Australia 23–22.[3] The 2011 series commenced on 23 July 2011 in Australia.[4]

Background[edit]

New Zealand, South Africa and Australia were ranked first, second, and third in the IRB World Rankings, but this changed due to Australia's 21–20 loss to England on 16 June 2010. This game moved Australia down to fourth in the IRB World Rankings but they returned to third in rankings a week later, after France's heavy defeat to Argentina and Australia's win against Ireland in the last week of the 2010 mid-year rugby test series.

Standings[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference 4 Tries 7 Point Loss
1  New Zealand 6 6 0 0 184 111 +73 3 0 27
2  Australia 6 2 0 4 162 188 −26 2 1 11
3  South Africa 6 1 0 5 147 194 −47 1 2 7

Fixtures[edit]

All times are local


New Zealand vs South Africa, Auckland[edit]

10 July 2010
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand  32–12  South Africa
Try: Smith 18' c
Nonu 35' c
Read 56' c
Woodcock 79' m
Con: Carter (3/4)
Pen: Carter (2/3) 13', 24'
Report Pen: Steyn (4/4) 6', 41', 46', 60'
Eden Park, Auckland
Attendance: 25,000[5]
Referee: Alan Lewis (Ireland)
FB 15 Mils Muliaina
RW 14 Cory Jane
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu
LW 11 Joe Rokocoko Substituted off 58'
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Jimmy Cowan Substituted off 54'
N8 8 Kieran Read
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Jerome Kaino Substituted off 72'
RL 5 Tom Donnelly Substituted off 72'
LL 4 Brad Thorn
TP 3 Owen Franks Substituted off 64'
HK 2 Keven Mealamu Substituted off 78'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock
Substitutes:
HK 16 Corey Flynn Substituted in 78'
PR 17 Ben Franks Substituted in 64'
LK 18 Sam Whitelock Substituted in 72'
FL 19 Liam Messam Substituted in 72'
SH 20 Piri Weepu Substituted in 54'
FH 21 Aaron Cruden
WG 22 Richard Kahui Substituted in 58'
Coach:
New Zealand Graham Henry
FB 15 Zane Kirchner
RW 14 Jean de Villiers
OC 13 Jaque Fourie
IC 12 Wynand Olivier Substituted off 72'
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Morné Steyn Substituted off 72'
SH 9 Ricky Januarie Substituted off 76'
N8 8 Pierre Spies
OF 7 Francois Louw Substituted off 52'
BF 6 Schalk Burger
RL 5 Victor Matfield
LL 4 Bakkies Botha Temporarily suspended from 13' to 23' 13' to 23' Substituted off 52'
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis Substituted off 59'
HK 2 John Smit (c) Substituted off 72'
LP 1 Gurthrö Steenkamp
Substitutes:
HK 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle Substituted in 72'
PR 17 BJ Botha Substituted in 59'
LK 18 Andries Bekker Substituted in 52'
LK 19 Danie Rossouw Substituted in 52'
SH 20 Ruan Pienaar Substituted in 76'
FH 21 Butch James Substituted in 72'
WG 22 Gio Aplon Substituted in 72'
Coach:
South Africa Peter de Villiers

Touch judges:
Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Stuart Dickinson (Australia)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

  • Following the match, Bakkies Botha was handed a nine-week suspension for headbutting Jimmy Cowan in the first minute of the match, an offence missed by referee Alan Lewis. The suspension sidelined Botha for the remainder of the Tri Nations.[6]


New Zealand vs South Africa, Wellington[edit]

17 July 2010
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand  31–17  South Africa
Try: Nonu 7' m
Muliaina 11' m
Ranger 45' m
Dagg 65' c
Con: Carter (1/4)
Pen: Carter (2/4) 30', 69'
Weepu (1/1) 51'
Report Try: Rossouw 36' c
Burger 74' c
Con: Steyn (2/2)
Pen: Steyn (1/1) 42'
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Attendance: 36,000
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
FB 15 Mils Muliaina
RW 14 Cory Jane
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu Substituted off 73'
LW 11 Rene Ranger Substituted off 63'
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Piri Weepu Substituted off 63'
N8 8 Kieran Read
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c) Substituted off 76'
BF 6 Jerome Kaino
RL 5 Tom Donnelly Substituted off 63'
LL 4 Brad Thorn
TP 3 Owen Franks Substituted off 70'
HK 2 Keven Mealamu Substituted off 76'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock
Substitutes:
HK 16 Corey Flynn Substituted in 76'
PR 17 Ben Franks Substituted in 70'
LK 18 Sam Whitelock Substituted in 63'
FL 19 Liam Messam Substituted in 76'
SH 20 Jimmy Cowan Substituted in 63'
FH 21 Aaron Cruden Substituted in 73'
FB 22 Israel Dagg Substituted in 63'
Coach:
New Zealand Graham Henry
FB 15 Zane Kirchner
RW 14 Jean de Villiers Substituted off 40'
OC 13 Jaque Fourie
IC 12 Wynand Olivier
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Morné Steyn
SH 9 Ricky Januarie Substituted off 53'
N8 8 Pierre Spies Substituted off 70'
OF 7 Francois Louw
BF 6 Schalk Burger
RL 5 Victor Matfield
LL 4 Danie Rossouw Temporarily suspended from 4' to 14' 4' to 14' Substituted off 53'
TP 3 CJ van der Linde Substituted off 40'
HK 2 John Smit (c) Substituted off 76'
LP 1 Gurthrö Steenkamp
Substitutes:
HK 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle Substituted in 76'
PR 17 BJ Botha Substituted in 40'
LK 18 Andries Bekker Substituted in 53'
N8 19 Ryan Kankowski Substituted in 70'
SH 20 Ruan Pienaar Substituted in 53'
FH 21 Butch James
WG 22 Gio Aplon Substituted in 40'
Coach:
South Africa Peter de Villiers

Touch judges:
Alan Lewis (Ireland)
Stuart Dickinson (Australia)
Television match official:
Glenn Newman (New Zealand)

  • During this match the All Blacks became the highest point scorers in international rugby, passing France.[7]
  • Following the match, Jean de Villiers was handed a two-week suspension for a lifting tackle against Rene Ranger. De Villiers' previously good disciplinary record was cited as a mitigating factor with regard to the length of suspension. The suspension sidelined de Villiers for the Springboks' next match against Australia.[8]


Australia vs South Africa, Brisbane[edit]

24 July 2010
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  30–13  South Africa
Try: Mitchell 39' m
Genia 75' c
Con: O'Connor (1/1)
Pen: Giteau (5/6) 14', 19', 23', 31', 42'
O'Connor (1/1) 46'
Report Try: Fourie 62' m
Steenlamp 71' m
Pen: Steyn (1/1) 17'
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Attendance: 44,284
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
FB 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper
RW 14 James O'Connor
OC 13 Rob Horne
IC 12 Matt Giteau Substituted off 74'
LW 11 Drew Mitchell
FH 10 Quade Cooper Temporarily suspended from 54' to 64' 54' to 64'
SH 9 Will Genia
N8 8 Richard Brown Substituted off 70'
OF 7 David Pocock
BF 6 Rocky Elsom (c)
RL 5 Nathan Sharpe
LL 4 Dean Mumm Substituted off 68'
TP 3 Salesi Ma'afu
HK 2 Saia Fainga'a Substituted off 54'
LP 1 Benn Robinson Substituted off 58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Stephen Moore Substituted in 54'
PR 17 James Slipper Substituted in 58'
LK 18 Rob Simmons Substituted in 68'
N8 19 Ben McCalman Substituted in 70'
SH 20 Luke Burgess
FH 21 Berrick Barnes Substituted in 74'
FB 22 Kurtley Beale
Coach:
New Zealand Robbie Deans
FB 15 Zane Kirchner
RW 14 Gio Aplon
OC 13 Jaque Fourie Temporarily suspended from 2' to 12' 2' to 12'
IC 12 Wynand Olivier Substituted off 54'
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Morné Steyn Substituted off 54'
SH 9 Ruan Pienaar Substituted off 72'
N8 8 Pierre Spies Sent to blood bin 48' to 55'
BF 7 Ryan Kankowski Substituted off 56'
OF 6 Schalk Burger
RL 5 Victor Matfield
LL 4 Danie Rossouw Substituted off 68'
TP 3 BJ Botha Temporarily suspended from 45' to 55' 45' to 55' Substituted off 68'
HK 2 John Smit (c) Substituted off 72'
LP 1 Gurthro Steenkamp
Replacements:
HK 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle Substituted in 72'
PR 17 CJ van der Linde Substituted in 48' Substituted off 55' Substituted in 68'
LK 18 Flip van der Merwe Substituted in 68'
N8 19 Dewald Potgieter Substituted in 56'
SH 20 Francois Hougaard Substituted in 72'
FH 21 Butch James Substituted in 54'
FB 22 Juan de Jongh Substituted in 54'
Coach:
South Africa Peter de Villiers

Touch judges:
Keith Brown (New Zealand)
Vinny Munro (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Matt Goddard (Australia)

  • Following the match, two players, one from each team, were handed suspensions:[9]
    • Jaque Fourie was suspended for four weeks for a spear tackle of Richard Brown. He will miss the Springboks' next Test against the All Blacks.
    • Quade Cooper was suspended for two weeks for a spear tackle of Morné Steyn. As in the case of Jean de Villiers last week, Cooper's previously good disciplinary history was cited as a mitigating factor. The Australian Rugby Union appealed the length of the ban, presumably because the suspensions of Fourie and de Villiers kept them out of only one Test, but was denied.[10] Cooper was sidelined for the first two Bledisloe Cup Tests in Melbourne and Christchurch.


Australia vs New Zealand, Melbourne[edit]

31 July 2010
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  28–49  New Zealand
Try: Mitchell 7' m
Ashley-Cooper 55' c
Elsom 69' c
Con: Giteau (2/3)
Pen: Giteau 3', 30'
Barnes 17'
Report Try: Carter 9' c
Muliaina 12' m, 46' c
McCaw 24' c
Jane 35' c
Rokocoko 58' m
Flynn 79' m
Con: Carter (4/7)
Pen: Carter 6', 33'
Etihad Stadium, Melbourne
Attendance: 51,409
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
FB 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper
RW 14 James O'Connor
OC 13 Rob Horne Substituted off 55'
IC 12 Berrick Barnes
LW 11 Drew Mitchell Temporarily suspended from 28' to 38' 28' to 38', Yellow cardRed card 43'
FH 10 Matt Giteau Substituted off 77'
SH 9 Will Genia Substituted off 76'
N8 8 Richard Brown
OF 7 David Pocock
BF 6 Rocky Elsom (c)
RL 5 Nathan Sharpe Substituted off 47'
LL 4 Dean Mumm
TP 3 Salesi Ma'afu Substituted off 59'
HK 2 Stephen Moore Substituted off 48'
LP 1 Benn Robinson
Replacements:
HK 16 Saia Fainga'a Substituted in 48'
PR 17 James Slipper Substituted in 59'
LK 18 Rob Simmons Substituted in 47'
N8 19 Matt Hodgson
SH 20 Luke Burgess Substituted in 76'
FH 21 Anthony Fainga'a Substituted in 77'
FB 22 Kurtley Beale Substituted in 55'
Coach:
New Zealand Robbie Deans
FB 15 Mils Muliaina
RW 14 Cory Jane Substituted off 75'
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu Substituted off 71'
LW 11 Joe Rokocoko
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Jimmy Cowan Substituted off 33'
N8 8 Kieran Read
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Jerome Kaino
RL 5 Tom Donnelly Substituted off 74'
LL 4 Brad Thorn Substituted off 60'
TP 3 Owen Franks Temporarily suspended from 22' to 32' 22' to 32' Substituted off 43'
HK 2 Keven Mealamu Substituted off 71'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock
Replacements:
HK 16 Corey Flynn Substituted in 71'
PR 17 Ben Franks Substituted in 43'
LK 18 Sam Whitelock Substituted in 60'
N8 19 Victor Vito Substituted in 74'
SH 20 Piri Weepu Substituted in 33'
FH 21 Aaron Cruden Substituted in 71'
FB 22 Israel Dagg Substituted in 75'
Coach:
New Zealand Graham Henry

Touch judges:
Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
Cobus Wessels (South Africa)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

  • Following the match, IRB referee chief Paddy O'Brien announced that Cobus Wessels would be dropped as a touch judge for the upcoming New Zealand–Australia Test because of a number of key errors, most notably Wessels' recommendation that Wallabies wing Drew Mitchell receive the first of his two yellow cards for what O'Brien deemed a marginal penalty. As a result, the IRB made a one-off exception to its standard policy of requiring neutral touch judges and referees for international matches, assigning New Zealander Keith Brown to take Wessels' place.[11]


New Zealand vs Australia, Christchurch[edit]

7 August 2010
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand  20–10  Australia
Try: Muliaina 6' c
Smith 13' c
Con: Carter (2/2)
Pen: Carter (2/2) 34', 70', Weepu (0/1)
Report Try: Beale 9' c
Con: Giteau (1/1)
Pen: Giteau (1/2) 18'
AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Attendance: 38,628
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
FB 15 Mils Muliaina
RW 14 Cory Jane
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu
LW 11 Joe Rokocoko
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Piri Weepu Substituted off 75'
N8 8 Kieran Read
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Jerome Kaino Substituted off 70'
RL 5 Tom Donnelly Substituted off 50'
LL 4 Brad Thorn
TP 3 Owen Franks Substituted off 42'
HK 2 Keven Mealamu Substituted off 76'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock
Replacements:
HK 16 Corey Flynn Substituted in 76'
PR 17 Ben Franks Substituted in 42'
LK 18 Sam Whitelock Substituted in 50'
N8 19 Victor Vito Substituted in 70'
SH 20 Alby Mathewson Substituted in 75'
FH 21 Aaron Cruden
FB 22 Benson Stanley
Coach:
New Zealand Graham Henry
FB 15 Kurtley Beale
RW 14 James O'Connor
OC 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper
IC 12 Anthony Fainga'a
LW 11 Drew Mitchell
FH 10 Matt Giteau
SH 9 Will Genia
N8 8 Richard Brown Substituted off 55'
OF 7 David Pocock
BF 6 Rocky Elsom (c)
RL 5 Nathan Sharpe Substituted off 65'
LL 4 Dean Mumm
TP 3 Salesi Ma'afu Substituted off 64'
HK 2 Saia Fainga'a
LP 1 Benn Robinson
Replacements:
HK 16 Stephen Moore
PR 17 James Slipper Substituted in 64'
LK 18 Rob Simmons Substituted in 65'
N8 19 Matt Hodgson Substituted in 55'
SH 20 Luke Burgess
FH 21 Berrick Barnes
FB 22 Cameron Shepherd
Coach:
New Zealand Robbie Deans

Touch judges:
Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Keith Brown (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Cobus Wessels (South Africa)


South Africa vs New Zealand, Johannesburg[edit]

21 August 2010
17:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa  22–29  New Zealand
Try: Burger 24' c
Con: Steyn (1/1)
Pen: Steyn (5/5) 10', 12', 31', 43', 62'
Report Try: Woodcock 36' m
McCaw 77' m
Dagg 79' c
Con: Carter (1/3)
Pen: Carter (4/6) 5', 19', 27', 66'
FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
Attendance: 94,713[12]
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
FB 15 Gio Aplon
RW 14 JP Pietersen
OC 13 Juan de Jongh
IC 12 Jean de Villiers
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Morné Steyn
SH 9 Francois Hougaard Substituted off 76'
N8 8 Pierre Spies
OF 7 Juan Smith Substituted off 58'
BF 6 Schalk Burger
RL 5 Victor Matfield
LL 4 Flip van der Merwe Substituted off 69'
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis Substituted off 62'
HK 2 John Smit (c)
LP 1 Gurthro Steenkamp
Replacements:
HK 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle
PR 17 CJ van der Linde Substituted in 62'
LK 18 Danie Rossouw Substituted in 69'
N8 19 Francois Louw Substituted in 58'
SH 20 Ricky Januarie Substituted in 76'
FH 21 Butch James
FB 22 Wynand Olivier
Coach:
South Africa Peter de Villiers
FB 15 Mils Muliaina
RW 14 Cory Jane
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu
LW 11 Joe Rokocoko Substituted off 57'
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Jimmy Cowan Substituted off 42'
N8 8 Kieran Read
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Jerome Kaino Substituted off 70'
RL 5 Tom Donnelly Substituted off 49'
LL 4 Brad Thorn
TP 3 Ben Franks Substituted off 62'
HK 2 Keven Mealamu
LP 1 Tony Woodcock
Replacements:
HK 16 Corey Flynn
PR 17 John Afoa Substituted in 62'
LK 18 Sam Whitelock Substituted in 49'
N8 19 Victor Vito Substituted in 70'
SH 20 Piri Weepu Substituted in 42'
FH 21 Aaron Cruden
FB 22 Israel Dagg Substituted in 57'
Coach:
New Zealand Graham Henry

Touch judges:
Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Simon McDowell (Ireland)
Television match official:
Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

  • Springboks captain John Smit became the second Bok to earn 100 Test caps, after Percy Montgomery.
  • The result of this match meant that the All Blacks took the 2010 Tri-Nations title with one match remaining,[13][14][15] as well as the Freedom Cup.
  • This game also marked the All Blacks' 1000th win in international rugby, including non-Test matches.


South Africa vs Australia, Pretoria[edit]

28 August 2010
17:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa  44–31  Australia
Try: Smith 8' c
Steenkamp 13' c
Spies 31' c
F. Steyn 49' c
Pietersen 79' c
Con: M. Steyn (4/4)
James (1/1)
Pen: M. Steyn (2/2) 19', 45'
F. Steyn (1/1) 67'
Report Try: Genia 2' c
O'Connor (2) 5' c, 10' c
Mumm 25' c
Con: Giteau (4/4)
Pen: Giteau (1/2) 47'
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Attendance: 43,152[16]
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
FB 15 Francois Steyn
RW 14 JP Pietersen
OC 13 Jaque Fourie
IC 12 Jean de Villiers
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Morné Steyn Substituted off 64'
SH 9 Francois Hougaard
N8 8 Pierre Spies
OF 7 Juan Smith
BF 6 Schalk Burger
RL 5 Victor Matfield
LL 4 Flip van der Merwe Substituted off 48'
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis Substituted off 53'
HK 2 John Smit (c) Substituted off 59' Substituted in 79'
LP 1 Gurthro Steenkamp
Replacements:
HK 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle Substituted in 59'
PR 17 CJ van der Linde Substituted in 53' Substituted off 79'
LK 18 Danie Rossouw Substituted in 48'
N8 19 Ryan Kankowski
SH 20 Ricky Januarie
FH 21 Butch James Substituted in 64'
FB 22 Juan de Jongh
Coach:
South Africa Peter de Villiers
FB 15 Kurtley Beale
RW 14 James O'Connor
OC 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper
IC 12 Matt Giteau
LW 11 Drew Mitchell
FH 10 Quade Cooper
SH 9 Will Genia
N8 8 Richard Brown Substituted off 57'
OF 7 David Pocock
BF 6 Rocky Elsom (c)
RL 5 Nathan Sharpe Substituted off 64'
LL 4 Dean Mumm
TP 3 Salesi Ma'afu Substituted off 54'
HK 2 Saia Fainga'a Sent to blood bin 27' to 38'
LP 1 Benn Robinson
Replacements:
HK 16 Stephen Moore Substituted in 27' Substituted off 38'
PR 17 James Slipper Substituted in 54'
LK 18 Ben McCalman Substituted in 57'
N8 19 Rob Simmons Substituted in 64'
SH 20 Luke Burgess
FH 21 Berrick Barnes
FB 22 Anthony Fainga'a
Coach:
New Zealand Robbie Deans

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Simon McDowell (Ireland)
Television match official:
Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

  • For the second straight week, a Springbok earned his 100th Test cap, with Victor Matfield reaching this milestone.[17]


South Africa vs Australia, Bloemfontein[edit]

4 September 2010
17:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa  39–41  Australia
Try: Fourie 39'
Steenkamp 45'
de Villiers 53'
Con: M. Steyn (3/3) 40', 45', 54'
Pen: M. Steyn (6/6) 5', 17', 49', 60', 69', 75'
Report Try: Beale 7'
O'Connor 13'
Moore 20'
Elsom 24'
Mitchell 71'
Con: Giteau (4/4) 8', 14', 21', 25'
O'Connor (1/1) 72'
Pen: Giteau (1/1) 1'
Beale (1/1) 79'
Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein
Attendance: 38,523
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
FB 15 Francois Steyn
RW 14 JP Pietersen
OC 13 Jaque Fourie
IC 12 Jean de Villiers
LW 11 Bryan Habana Substituted off 50'
FH 10 Morné Steyn
SH 9 Francois Hougaard
N8 8 Pierre Spies Substituted off 65'
OF 7 Juan Smith
BF 6 Schalk Burger
RL 5 Victor Matfield
LL 4 Danie Rossouw Substituted off 60'
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis Substituted off 55'
HK 2 John Smit (c) Substituted off 65'
LP 1 Gurthrö Steenkamp
Replacements:
HK 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle Substituted in 65'
PR 17 CJ van der Linde Substituted in 55'
LK 18 Flip van der Merwe Substituted in 60'
N8 19 Ryan Kankowski Substituted in 65'
SH 20 Ricky Januarie
FH 21 Juan de Jongh
FB 22 Gio Aplon Substituted in 50'
Coach:
South Africa Peter de Villiers
FB 15 Kurtley Beale
RW 14 James O'Connor
OC 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper
IC 12 Matt Giteau Substituted off 71'
LW 11 Drew Mitchell Substituted off 73'
FH 10 Quade Cooper
SH 9 Will Genia Substituted off 54'
N8 8 Ben McCalman
OF 7 David Pocock
BF 6 Rocky Elsom (c)
RL 5 Nathan Sharpe
LL 4 Mark Chisholm Substituted off 53'
TP 3 Salesi Ma'afu Substituted off 22'
HK 2 Stephen Moore Substituted off 65'
LP 1 Benn Robinson
Replacements:
HK 16 Saia Fainga'a Substituted in 65'
PR 17 James Slipper Substituted in 22'
LK 18 Dean Mumm Substituted in 53'
N8 19 Richard Brown
SH 20 Luke Burgess Substituted in 54'
FH 21 Berrick Barnes Substituted in 71'
FB 22 Anthony Fainga'a Substituted in 73'
Coach:
New Zealand Robbie Deans

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Simon McDowell (Ireland)
Television match official:
Johann Meuwesen (South Africa)

  • This was the Wallabies' first win on the Highveld since 1963.[18]
  • John Smit earned his 102nd Test cap, equalling the South Africa record of Percy Montgomery.
  • Morné Steyn extended his personal streak of successful kicks at goal in Tests to 38. Statistics on success rates of goal kickers were not kept until the late 1980s, but it is very likely that Steyn has set an all-time record. Steyn surpassed the previous (recorded) best of Scotland's Chris Paterson at 36.[19]


Australia vs New Zealand, Sydney[edit]

11 September 2010
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  22–23  New Zealand
Try: O'Connor 16'
Ashley-Cooper 46'
Pen: Giteau (3/) 6', 31', 40'
Beale (1/1) 59'
Report Try: McCaw 67'
Read 73'
Con: Weepu (2/2) 68', 73'
Pen: Weepu (3/3) 2', 10', 52'
ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 70,288
Referee: Mark Lawrence (South Africa)
FB 15 Kurtley Beale
RW 14 James O'Connor
OC 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper Substituted off 79'
IC 12 Matt Giteau
LW 11 Lachie Turner
FH 10 Quade Cooper Substituted off 73'
SH 9 Will Genia Substituted off 72'
N8 8 Ben McCalman Substituted off 73'
OF 7 David Pocock
BF 6 Rocky Elsom (c)
RL 5 Nathan Sharpe
LL 4 Mark Chisholm Substituted off 56'
TP 3 Salesi Ma'afu Substituted off 52'
HK 2 Stephen Moore
LP 1 Benn Robinson
Replacements:
HK 16 Huia Edmonds
PR 17 James Slipper Substituted in 52'
LK 18 Dean Mumm Substituted in 56'
N8 19 Richard Brown Substituted in 73'
SH 20 Luke Burgess Substituted in 72'
FH 21 Berrick Barnes Substituted in 73'
IC 22 Anthony Fainga'a Substituted in 79'
Coach:
New Zealand Robbie Deans
FB 15 Mils Muliaina
RW 14 Cory Jane Substituted off 69'
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu
LW 11 Israel Dagg
FH 10 Aaron Cruden Substituted off 60'
SH 9 Piri Weepu Substituted off 79'
N8 8 Kieran Read
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Victor Vito Substituted off 49'
RL 5 Tom Donnelly Substituted off 61'
LL 4 Brad Thorn
TP 3 Owen Franks Substituted off 61'
HK 2 Keven Mealamu Substituted off 11'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock
Replacements:
HK 16 Corey Flynn Substituted in 11'
PR 17 John Afoa Substituted in 61'
LK 18 Anthony Boric Substituted in 61'
N8 19 Jerome Kaino Substituted in 49'
SH 20 Jimmy Cowan Substituted in 79'
FH 21 Colin Slade Substituted in 60'
WG 22 Rene Ranger Substituted in 69'
Coach:
New Zealand Graham Henry

Touch judges:
Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
Christie du Preez (South Africa)
Television match official:
Matt Goddard (Australia)

Source: Tri Nations Web[20]
  • This test was a milestone for Richie McCaw, who surpassed Sean Fitzpatrick as the highest capped All Blacks Captain.[21]
  • The win is the 10th win in a row for the All Blacks over the Wallabies, a new record.[2]
  • The All Blacks are the first team in the Tri Nations series to win undefeated since the expansion of the competition to 9 rounds, the first to go undefeated since 2003 and in the 2010 season have set records for the highest points gained (184) and tries (22).[2]

Player statistics[edit]

Leading try scorers[edit]

Top try scorers
Pos Name Tries Team
1 Mils Muliaina 4 New Zealand NZL
= James O'Connor 4 Australia AUS
3 Richie McCaw 3 New Zealand NZL
= Drew Mitchell 3 Australia AUS
= Gurthrö Steenkamp 3 South Africa RSA
6 Adam Ashley-Cooper 2 Australia AUS
= Kurtley Beale 2 Australia AUS
= Schalk Burger 2 South Africa RSA
= Israel Dagg 2 New Zealand NZL
= Rocky Elsom 2 Australia AUS
= Jaque Fourie 2 South Africa RSA
= Will Genia 2 Australia AUS
= Ma'a Nonu 2 New Zealand NZL
= Kieran Read 2 New Zealand NZL
= Conrad Smith 2 New Zealand NZL
= Tony Woodcock 2 New Zealand NZL

Source: scrum.com

Leading point scorers[edit]

Top 5 overall point scorers
Pos Name Points Team
1 Morné Steyn 77 South Africa RSA
2 Matt Giteau 64 Australia AUS
3 Dan Carter 63 New Zealand NZL
4 James O'Connor 27 Australia AUS
5 Mils Muliaina 20 New Zealand NZL

Source: scrum.com

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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