2011 Tri Nations Series

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2011 Tri Nations Series
2011 Tri Nations Series logo.jpg
Date 23 July 2011–
27 August 2011
Final positions
Champions  Australia (3rd title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 6
Tries scored 26 (4.33 per match)
Attendance 278,981 (46,497 per match)
Top scorer(s) New Zealand Dan Carter (35)
Most tries Australia Digby Ioane
New Zealand Ma'a Nonu
New Zealand Cory Jane
New Zealand Zac Guildford
South Africa John Smit
(2 tries)
2010
2012

The 2011 Tri Nations Series was the sixteenth 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. It was also the last series in which only three teams participated, and the last under the Tri Nations name. In 2012, Argentina's Pumas joined this competition,[1] which was rebranded as The Rugby Championship.[2]

The 2011 Rugby World Cup was held in New Zealand between 9 September and 23 October 2011. As a result, the 2011 Tri Nations was shortened to include only six games instead of the usual nine. Each team played the other two countries twice rather than three times. Australia won the series for the first time in ten years.[3][4][5]

Standings[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference 4 Tries 7 Point Loss
1  Australia 4 3 0 1 92 79 +13 1 0 13
2  New Zealand 4 2 0 2 95 64 +31 1 1 10
3  South Africa 4 1 0 3 54 98 −44 0 1 5

Fixtures[edit]

All times are local


Australia v. South Africa, Sydney[edit]

23 July 2011
20:05 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  39 – 20  South Africa
Try: Alexander 9' c
Ioane 11' m
O'Connor 43' c
Moore 46' c
Ashley-Cooper 54' c
Con: O'Connor (4/5)
Pen: O'Connor (2/2) 37', 50'
Report Try: Ralepelle 58' c
Smit 75' c
Con: Lambie (2/2)
Pen: M. Steyn (2/2) 30', 40'
ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 52,718
Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
Australia
AUSTRALIA:
FB 15 Kurtley Beale Substituted off 70'
RW 14 James O'Connor
OC 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper Substituted off 63'
IC 12 Pat McCabe
LW 11 Digby Ioane
FH 10 Quade Cooper
SH 9 Will Genia Substituted off 64'
N8 8 Ben McCalman
OF 7 David Pocock Substituted off 64'
BF 6 Rocky Elsom (c) Substituted off 56'
RL 5 James Horwill Substituted off 56'
LL 4 Rob Simmons
TP 3 Ben Alexander
HK 2 Stephen Moore Substituted off 60'
LP 1 Sekope Kepu
Substitutes:
HK 16 Saia Fainga'a Substituted in 60'
PR 17 Pekahou Cowan Substituted in 70'
LK 18 Nathan Sharpe Substituted in 56'
FL 19 Matt Hodgson Substituted in 64'
FL 20 Scott Higginbotham Substituted in 56'
SH 21 Nick Phipps Substituted in 64'
CR 22 Anthony Fainga'a Substituted in 63'
Coach:
New Zealand Robbie Deans
South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA:
FB 15 Gio Aplon
RW 14 Bjorn Basson
OC 13 Juan de Jongh
IC 12 Wynand Olivier Substituted off 66'
LW 11 Lwazi Mvovo
FH 10 Morné Steyn Substituted off 56'
SH 9 Ruan Pienaar
N8 8 Ashley Johnson Substituted off 51'
OF 7 Danie Rossouw
BF 6 Deon Stegmann
RL 5 Alistair Hargreaves
LL 4 Flip van der Merwe Substituted off 33'
TP 3 Werner Kruger Substituted off 60'
HK 2 John Smit (c)
LP 1 Dean Greyling Sent to blood bin 6' to 15' Sent to blood bin 23' to 33' Substituted off 58'
Substitutes:
HK 16 Chilliboy Ralepelle Substituted in 58'
PR 17 CJ van der Linde Substituted in 6' Substituted off 15' Substituted in 23' Substituted off 33' Substituted in 60'
N8 18 Ryan Kankowski Substituted in 33'
SH 19 Charl McLeod
FL 20 Jean Deysel Substituted in 51'
CR 21 Adrian Jacobs Substituted in 66'
FH 22 Patrick Lambie Substituted in 56'
Coach:
South Africa Peter de Villiers

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


New Zealand v. South Africa, Wellington[edit]

30 July 2011
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand  40 – 7  South Africa
Try: Crockett 13' m
Guildford 14' m, 64' m
Jane 32' m, 45' c
Slade 70' c
Con: Carter (2/6)
Pen: Carter (2/2) 2', 49'
Report Try: Smit 29' c
Con: M. Steyn (1/1)
Pen: M. Steyn (0/1)
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Attendance: 28,895
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND:
FB 15 Mils Muliaina
RW 14 Cory Jane Try 32'45'
OC 13 Conrad Smith Substituted off 53'
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu Substituted off 66'
LW 11 Zac Guildford Try 14'64'
FH 10 Daniel Carter
SH 9 Jimmy Cowan Substituted off 56'
N8 8 Adam Thomson
RF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
LF 6 Jerome Kaino Substituted off 56'
RL 5 Ali Williams
LL 4 Sam Whitelock Substituted off 72'
TP 3 Ben Franks Substituted off 42' Substituted in 49'
HK 2 Andrew Hore Substituted off 72'
LP 1 Wyatt Crockett Try 13'
Substitutes:
HK 16 Corey Flynn Substituted in 72'
PR 17 John Afoa Substituted in 42' Substituted off 49'
LK 18 Jarrad Hoeata Substituted in 72'
N8 19 Liam Messam Substituted in 56'
SH 20 Piri Weepu Substituted in 56'
FH 21 Colin Slade Try 70' Substituted in 66'
CR 22 Sonny Bill Williams Substituted in 53'
Coach:
New Zealand Graham Henry
South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA:
FB 15 Morné Steyn Substituted off 66'
RW 14 Bjorn Basson Substituted off 66'
OC 13 Adi Jacobs Substituted off 67'
IC 12 Juan de Jongh
LW 11 Lwazi Mvovo
FH 10 Patrick Lambie
SH 9 Ruan Pienaar
N8 8 Danie Rossouw
RF 7 Jean Deysel Substituted off 48'
LF 6 Deon Stegmann
RL 5 Alistair Hargreaves
LL 4 Gerhard Mostert Substituted off 74'
TP 3 Werner Kruger Substituted off 47'
HK 2 John Smit (c) Try 29'
LP 1 Dean Greyling Substituted off 47'
Substitutes:
HK 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle Substituted in 47'
PR 17 CJ van der Linde Substituted in 47'
N8 18 Ryan Kankowski Substituted in 74'
N8 19 Ashley Johnson Substituted in 48'
SH 20 Charl McLeod Substituted in 66'
CR 21 Wynand Olivier Substituted in 67'
WG 22 Odwa Ndungane Substituted in 66'
Coach:
South Africa Peter de Villiers

Touch judges:
Australia Stuart Dickinson
Australia James Leckie
Television match official:
New Zealand Garratt Williamson


New Zealand v. Australia, Auckland[edit]

6 August 2011
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand  30 – 14  Australia
Try: Nonu 8' c
Mealamu 27' c
Sivivatu 54' c
Con: Carter (3/3)
Pen: Carter (2/2) 6', 68'
Drop: Carter (1/1) 47'
Report Try: Ioane 51' c
Elsom 76' c
Con: Cooper (2/2)
Pen: O'Connor (0/3)
Eden Park, Auckland
Attendance: 52,182
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND:
FB 15 Mils Muliaina
RW 14 Sitiveni Sivivatu Substituted off 55'
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu Substituted off 69'
LW 11 Hosea Gear
FH 10 Daniel Carter
SH 9 Piri Weepu Substituted off 60'
N8 8 Kieran Read
RF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
LF 6 Jerome Kaino Substituted off 71'
RL 5 Ali Williams Substituted off 65'
LL 4 Brad Thorn
TP 3 Owen Franks
HK 2 Keven Mealamu Substituted off 60'
LP 1 Wyatt Crockett Substituted off 50'
Substitutes:
HK 16 Andrew Hore Substituted in 60'
PR 17 Ben Franks Substituted in 50'
LK 18 Sam Whitelock Substituted in 65'
FL 19 Adam Thomson Substituted in 71'
SH 20 Andy Ellis Substituted in 60'
FH 21 Colin Slade Substituted in 55'
CR 22 Sonny Bill Williams Substituted in 69'
Coach:
New Zealand Graham Henry
Australia
AUSTRALIA:
FB 15 Kurtley Beale
RW 14 James O'Connor
OC 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper
IC 12 Pat McCabe
LW 11 Digby Ioane
FH 10 Quade Cooper
SH 9 Will Genia
N8 8 Ben McCalman Substituted off 55'
RF 7 David Pocock
LF 6 Rocky Elsom (c)
RL 5 James Horwill
LL 4 Rob Simmons Substituted off 52'
TP 3 Ben Alexander
HK 2 Stephen Moore Substituted off 69'
LP 1 Sekope Kepu
Substitutes:
HK 16 Saia Fainga'a Substituted in 69'
PR 17 Pekahou Cowan
LK 18 Dan Vickerman Substituted in 52'
FH 19 Scott Higginbotham Substituted in 55'
SH 20 Luke Burgess
CR 21 Anthony Fainga'a
WG 22 Lachie Turner
Coach:
New Zealand Robbie Deans

Touch judges:
South Africa Marius Jonker
South Africa Christie du Preez
Television match official:
New Zealand Glen Jackson


South Africa vs Australia, Durban[edit]

13 August 2011
17:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa  9 – 14  Australia
Pen: F. Steyn (1/1) 3'
James (2/3) 16', 58'
Drop: James (0/1)
Report Try: Pat McCabe 48' m
Con: O'Connor (0/1)
Pen: O'Connor (3/4) 42', 66', 74'
Mr Price Kings Park, Durban
Attendance: 47,850
Referee: Bryce Lawrence (New Zealand)
South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA:
FB 15 François Steyn Substituted off 50'
RW 14 JP Pietersen
OC 13 Jaque Fourie
IC 12 Jean de Villiers
LW 11 Bryan Habana Substituted off 58' Substituted in 68'
FH 10 Butch James Substituted off 68'
SH 9 Fourie du Preez
N8 8 Pierre Spies
RF 7 Danie Rossouw
LF 6 Heinrich Brüssow Substituted off 50'
RL 5 Victor Matfield
LL 4 Bakkies Botha Substituted off 64'
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis Substituted off 50' Substituted in 77'
HK 2 John Smit (c) Substituted off 77'
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira Substituted off 66'
Substitutes:
HK 16 Bismarck du Plessis Substituted in 50'
PR 17 Gurthrö Steenkamp Substituted in 66'
LK 18 Gerhard Mostert Substituted in 64'
FL 19 Jean Deysel Substituted in 50'
SH 20 Francois Hougaard Substituted in 58' Substituted off 68'
FH 21 Morné Steyn Substituted in 68'
WG 22 Gio Aplon Substituted in 50'
Coach:
South Africa Peter de Villiers
Australia
AUSTRALIA:
FB 15 Kurtley Beale
RW 14 James O'Connor
OC 13 Pat McCabe Try 48'
IC 12 Adam Ashley-Cooper Substituted off 60'
LW 11 Digby Ioane
FH 10 Quade Cooper
SH 9 Will Genia
N8 8 Scott Higginbotham Substituted off 60'
RF 7 David Pocock
LF 6 Rocky Elsom (c)
RL 5 James Horwill
LL 4 Nathan Sharpe
TP 3 Ben Alexander
HK 2 Stephen Moore
LP 1 Sekope Kepu
Substitutes:
HK 16 Saia Fainga'a
PR 17 Salesi Ma'afu
LK 18 Sitaleki Timani
N8 19 Ben McCalman
N8 20 Radike Samo Substituted in 60'
SH 21 Luke Burgess
CR 22 Anthony Fainga'a Substituted in 60'
Coach:
New Zealand Robbie Deans

Touch judges:
Ireland George Clancy
Italy Carlo Damasco
Television match official:
South Africa Shaun Veldsman

  • South Africa's starting XV had a total of 810 caps going into the match, an all-time record for the sport.[7]

South Africa v. New Zealand, Port Elizabeth[edit]

20 August 2011
17:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa  18 – 5  New Zealand
Pen: M. Steyn (5/5) 8', 10', 18' 27', 60'
Drop: M. Steyn (1/2) 32'
Report Try: Kahui 35' m
Con: Slade (0/1)
Pen: Slade (0/1)
South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA:
FB 15 Patrick Lambie Sent to blood binSubstituted off 20'
RW 14 JP Pietersen
OC 13 Jaque Fourie
IC 12 Jean de Villiers
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Morné Steyn
SH 9 Fourie du Preez
N8 8 Pierre Spies
RF 7 Willem Alberts Substituted off 67'
LF 6 Heinrich Brüssow Sent to blood bin 12' to 26'
RL 5 Victor Matfield (c)
LL 4 Bakkies Botha Sent to blood bin 48' to 57' Substituted off 67'
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis Substituted off 69'
HK 2 Bismarck du Plessis Substituted off 61'
LP 1 Gurthrö Steenkamp Substituted off 40'
Substitutes:
HK 16 John Smit Substituted in 61'
PR 17 Tendai Mtawarira Substituted in 40'
PR 18 CJ van der Linde Substituted in 69'
N8 19 Danie Rossouw Substituted in 67'
CR 20 Ashley Johnson Substituted in 20' Substituted off 26' Substituted in 67'
FH 21 Francois Hougaard Substituted in 20'
FH 22 Butch James
Coach:
South Africa Peter de Villiers
New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND:
FB 15 Israel Dagg
RW 14 Isaia Toeava
OC 13 Richard Kahui Try 35'
IC 12 Sonny Bill Williams
LW 11 Hosea Gear Substituted off 72'
FH 10 Colin Slade Substituted off 61'
SH 9 Jimmy Cowan Substituted off 53'
N8 8 Liam Messam Substituted off 69'
RF 7 Adam Thomson
LF 6 Jerome Kaino
RL 5 Ali Williams Substituted off 69'
LL 4 Sam Whitelock Substituted off 61'
TP 3 John Afoa Substituted off 51' Substituted in 61'
HK 2 Keven Mealamu (c) Substituted off 61'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock Sent to blood bin Substituted off 61'
Substitutes:
HK 16 Andrew Hore Substituted in 61'
PR 17 Ben Franks Substituted in 51'
LK 18 Jarrad Hoeata Substituted in 69'
FL 19 Victor Vito Substituted in 69'
SH 20 Andy Ellis Substituted in 53'
FH 21 Piri Weepu Substituted in 61'
WG 22 Cory Jane Substituted in 72'
Coach:
New Zealand Graham Henry

Touch judges:
England Andrew Small
Italy Carlo Damasco
Television match official:
South Africa Johann Meuwesen

  • This was the first time that a Tri Nations test was played in Port Elizabeth.

Source: Fox Sports[8] AllBlacks.com[9]


Australia v. New Zealand, Brisbane[edit]

27 August 2011
20:05 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  25 – 20  New Zealand
Try: Genia 13' c
Samo 33' c
Beale 60' m
Con: Cooper (2/3) 14', 34'
Pen: Cooper (2/3)
Report Try: Smith 52' c
Nonu 58' c
Con: Carter (2/2) 53', 59'
Pen: Carter (2/2) 23', 46'
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Attendance: 51,858
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
Australia
AUSTRALIA:
FB 15 Kurtley Beale
RW 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper
OC 13 Pat McCabe
IC 12 Anthony Faingaa
LW 11 Digby Ioane
FH 10 Quade Cooper
SH 9 Will Genia
N8 8 Radike Samo
RF 7 David Pocock
LF 6 Rocky Elsom
RL 5 James Horwill (C)
LL 4 Dan Vickerman
TP 3 Ben Alexander
HK 2 Stephen Moore
LP 1 Sekope Kepu
Substitutes:
16 Saia Faingaa
17 Salesi Ma'afu
18 Rob Simmons
19 Ben McCalman
20 Scott Higginbotham
21 Luke Burgess
22 Rob Horne
Coach:
New Zealand Robbie Deans
New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND:
FB 15 Mils Muliaina
RW 14 Cory Jane
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu
LW 11 Zac Guildford
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Piri Weepu
N8 8 Kieran Read
RF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
LF 6 Adam Thomson
RL 5 Sam Whitelock
LL 4 Brad Thorn
TP 3 Owen Franks
HK 2 Keven Mealamu
LP 1 Tony Woodcock
Substitutes:
16 Andrew Hore
17 John Afoa
18 Ali Williams
19 Victor Vito
20 Andrew Ellis
21 Colin Slade
22 Isaia Toeava
Coach:
New Zealand Graham Henry

Touch judges:
Craig Joubert South Africa
Cobus Wessels South Africa
Television match official:
Matt Goddard Australia


Player statistics[edit]

Leading try scorers[edit]

Top try scorers
Pos Name Tries Team
1 John Smit 2 South Africa RSA
Cory Jane New Zealand NZL
Zac Guildford New Zealand NZL
Digby Ioane Australia AUS
Ma'a Nonu New Zealand NZ

Leading point scorers[edit]

Top point scorers
Pos Name Points Team
1 Dan Carter 35 New Zealand NZL
2 James O'Connor 28 Australia AUS
3 Morné Steyn 26 South Africa RSA
4 Quade Cooper 14 Australia AUS
5 John Smit 10 South Africa RSA
Zac Guildford New Zealand NZL
Cory Jane New Zealand NZL
Digby Ioane Australia AUS
Ma'a Nonu New Zealand NZL
10 Butch James 6 South Africa RSA
Tri Nations
2011 Winners
Australia
Australia
Third Title

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rugby: IRB clears way for Argentina to join Tri-Nations". The New Zealand Herald. 13 May 2010. Retrieved 22 May 2010. 
  2. ^ ""The Rugby Championship" to replace Tri Nations" (Press release). Australian Rugby Union. 8 November 2011. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Australia clinch Tri Nations with victory over New Zealand". Guardian. 27 August 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Wallabies clinch Tri-Nations crown". ESPN Scrum. 27 August 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Australia v New Zealand: match report". telegraph.co.uk. 27 August 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "New Zealand 40 – 7 South Africa". BBC Sport. 30 July 2011. Archived from the original on 29 July 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2011. 
  7. ^ Griffiths, John (22 August 2011). "The most experienced Test XV and internationals from Rugby, Eton and Harrow". Ask John. ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "SANZAR release the draw for the shortened 2011 Tri Nations tournament". Tri Nations. Fox Sports News Limited. 19 August 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "AllBlacks.com". Archived from the original on 19 June 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 

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