2013 Rugby Championship

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2013 Rugby Championship
Date 17 August 2013 – 5 October 2013
Countries  Argentina
 Australia
 New Zealand
 South Africa
Final positions
Champions  New Zealand (2nd title)
Bledisloe Cup  New Zealand
Freedom Cup  New Zealand
Mandela Challenge Plate  South Africa
Puma Trophy  Australia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 12
Tries scored 66 (5.5 per match)
Attendance 488,113 (40,676 per match)
Top scorer(s) South Africa Morné Steyn (88)
Most tries New Zealand Ben Smith (8)
2012
2014

The 2013 Rugby Championship, known as The Castle Rugby Championship in South Africa, The Investec Rugby Championship in New Zealand, The Castrol Edge Rugby Championship in Australia and The Personal Rugby Championship in Argentina for sponsorship reasons, was the second edition of the expanded annual southern hemisphere championship consisting of Argentina, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. New Zealand as the 2012 holders, was trying to keep their 100% winning record in the championship after winning six from six in 2012.

The Championship began on 17 August with Australia hosting New Zealand at the ANZ Stadium and South Africa hosting Argentina at the FNB Stadium. The South Africa vs Argentina match was originally meant to be held at the Free State Stadium, but it was moved to the FNB to form a unique sports programme – Nelson Mandela Sports Day – in honour of Nelson Mandela.[1]

The Championship concluded with South Africa hosting New Zealand at the Coca-Cola Park and Argentina hosting Australia at the Estadio Gigante de Arroyito. Argentina were the only nation to reuse the same venues from 2012.[2]

The Championship was retained by New Zealand after a 38-27 win against South Africa in Ellis Park on 5 October, keeping their 100% winning record in the championship.[3][4][5][6]

Standings[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Try
Bonus
Losing
Bonus
Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff
1  New Zealand 6 6 0 0 202 115 +87 4 0 28
2  South Africa 6 4 0 2 203 117 +86 3 0 19
3  Australia 6 2 0 4 133 153 -20 1 0 9
4  Argentina 6 0 0 6 88 224 -136 0 2 2

Fixtures[edit]

Round 1[edit]

17 August 2013
20:05 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  29–47  New Zealand
Try: Genia 37' c
O'Connor 79' c
Con: Lealiifano (2/2) 33', 81'
Pen: Lealiifano (5/5) 7', 12', 22', 27', 46'
Mogg (0/1)
Report[7] Try: B. Smith (3) 2' c, 56' m, 71' c
Cruden 28' c
McCaw 31' m
C. Smith 51' c
Con: Cruden (3/5) 4', 29', 52'
Barrett (1/1) 72'
Pen: Cruden (3/3) 19', 40', 65'
ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 68,765
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
FB 15 Jesse Mogg Substituted off 52'
RW 14 Israel Folau
OC 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper
IC 12 Christian Lealiifano
LW 11 James O'Connor
FH 10 Matt Toomua Substituted off 61'
SH 9 Will Genia Substituted off 77'
N8 8 Ben Mowen Substituted off 77'
OF 7 Michael Hooper Sent to blood bin 61' to 65'
BF 6 Hugh McMeniman Substituted off 52'
RL 5 James Horwill (c)
LL 4 Rob Simmons
TP 3 Ben Alexander Substituted off 57'
HK 2 Stephen Moore Substituted off 70'
LP 1 James Slipper Substituted off 70'
Replacements:
HK 16 Saia Fainga'a Substituted in 70'
PR 17 Scott Sio Substituted in 70'
PR 18 Sekope Kepu Substituted in 57'
LK 19 Scott Fardy Substituted in 61' Substituted off 65' Substituted in 77'
FL 20 Liam Gill Substituted in 52'
SH 21 Nic White Substituted in 77'
FH 22 Quade Cooper Substituted in 61'
CE 23 Tevita Kuridrani Substituted in 52'
Coach:
Australia Ewen McKenzie
FB 15 Israel Dagg
RW 14 Ben Smith
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu Substituted off 62'
LW 11 Julian Savea
FH 10 Aaron Cruden Substituted off 70'
SH 9 Aaron Smith Substituted off 68'
N8 8 Kieran Read
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c) Substituted off 72'
BF 6 Steve Luatua
RL 5 Sam Whitelock Temporarily suspended from 79' to 80' 79' to 80'
LL 4 Luke Romano Substituted off 17'
TP 3 Owen Franks Substituted off 61'
HK 2 Andrew Hore Substituted off 48'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock Substituted off 61'
Replacements:
HK 16 Keven Mealamu Substituted in 48'
PR 17 Ben Franks Substituted in 61'
PR 18 Charlie Faumuina Substituted in 61'
LK 19 Brodie Retallick Substituted in 17'
FL 20 Sam Cane Substituted in 72'
SH 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow Substituted in 68'
FH 22 Beauden Barrett Substituted in 70'
CE 23 Ryan Crotty Substituted in 62'
Coach:
New Zealand Steve Hansen

Man of the Match:
Ben Smith (New Zealand)

Touch judges:
Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)
Television match official:
Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Notes:

  • Matt Toomua, Scott Sio, Scott Fardy, Tevita Kuridrani and Nic White made their debuts for Australia, with Toomua being the first Wallaby to make his debut against New Zealand in the starting XV since Rod Kafer in 1999.
  • Ryan Crotty made his debut for New Zealand.
  • New Zealand recorded a 100 test victories against Australia, making them the first ever team to record a century of victories over a single nation.
  • With McCaw's try, he becomes the first New Zealand forward to score 100 test points.

17 August 2013
17:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa  73–13  Argentina
Try: Penalty try 29' c
Engelbrecht 32' c
Strauss 45' c
Alberts 52' m
De Villiers 55' c
Du Preez 62' c
Habana 65' c
Vermeulen 69' c
B. du Plessis 75' c
Con: Steyn (8/9) 30', 33', 47', 55', 63', 67', 70', 76'
Pen: Steyn (4/4) 5', 9', 18', 37'
Report[8] Try: Contepomi 79' c
Con: Contepomi (1/1) 80'
Pen: Contepomi (2/2) 16', 22'
FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
Attendance: 52,867
Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
FB 15 Willie le Roux Substituted off 58'
RW 14 Bjorn Basson
OC 13 JJ Engelbrecht
IC 12 Jean de Villiers (c) Substituted off 67'
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Morné Steyn
SH 9 Ruan Pienaar Substituted off 54'
N8 8 Duane Vermeulen
OF 7 Willem Alberts Substituted off 64'
BF 6 Francois Louw
RL 5 Juandré Kruger Substituted off 57'
LL 4 Eben Etzebeth
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis Substituted off 54'
HK 2 Adriaan Strauss Substituted off 54'
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira Substituted off 57'
Replacements:
HK 16 Bismarck du Plessis Substituted in 54'
PR 17 Gurthrö Steenkamp Substituted in 57'
PR 18 Coenie Oosthuizen Substituted in 54'
LK 19 Flip van der Merwe Substituted in 57'
FL 20 Siya Kolisi Substituted in 64'
SH 21 Fourie du Preez Substituted in 54'
FH 22 Pat Lambie Substituted in 58'
CE 23 Jan Serfontein Substituted in 67'
Coach:
South Africa Heyneke Meyer
FB 15 Juan Martín Hernández Substituted off 30'
RW 14 Gonzalo Camacho
OC 13 Marcelo Bosch
IC 12 Felipe Contepomi (c)
LW 11 Juan Imhoff Substituted off 34' Substituted in 40'
FH 10 Nicolás Sánchez
SH 9 Martín Landajo Substituted off 58'
N8 8 Leonardo Senatore Temporarily suspended from 50' to 60' 50' to 60'
OF 7 Juan Manuel Leguizamón
BF 6 Pablo Matera
RL 5 Patricio Albacete Substituted off 13'
LL 4 Manuel Carizza Substituted off 59'
TP 3 Matías Díaz Substituted off 40'
HK 2 Eusebio Guiñazú Temporarily suspended from 29' to 39' 29' to 39' Substituted off 54'
LP 1 Juan Figallo Substituted off 60'
Replacements:
HK 16 Agustín Creevy Substituted in 34' Substituted off 40' Substituted in 54'
PR 17 Nahuel Lobo Substituted in 40'
PR 18 Juan Pablo Orlandi Substituted in 60'
LK 19 Mariano Galarza Substituted in 59'
FL 20 Julio Farías Cabello Substituted in 13'
SH 21 Tomás Cubelli Substituted in 58'
CE 22 Santiago Fernández
WG 23 Horacio Agulla Substituted in 30'
Coach:
Argentina Santiago Phelan

Man of the Match:
Adriaan Strauss (South Africa)

Touch judges:
Pascal Gaüzère (France)
John Lacey (Ireland)
Television match official:
Eric Gauzins (France)

Notes:

  • With this win, South Africa records their biggest winning margin over Argentina of 60. It was previously 54 which they held from 2008.
  • South Africa records the biggest winning margin in either the Rugby Championship or Tri Nations. It was previously held by Australia in 2006 following a 49-0 victory over South Africa

Round 2[edit]

24 August 2013
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand  27–16  Australia
Try: B. Smith (2) 26' c, 39' m
Con: Taylor (1/2) 27'
Pen: Taylor (4/6) 36', 53', 60', 69'
Dagg (1/1) 75'
Report[9] Try: Folau 71' c
Con: Lealiifano (1/1) 72'
Pen: Lealiifano (3/4) 7', 25', 57'
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Attendance: 35,583
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
FB 15 Israel Dagg
RW 14 Ben Smith Sent to blood bin 73' to 78'
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu Substituted off 76'
LW 11 Julian Savea
FH 10 Tom Taylor Substituted off 78'
SH 9 Aaron Smith Substituted off 69'
N8 8 Kieran Read
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Steve Luatua
RL 5 Sam Whitelock
LL 4 Brodie Retallick
TP 3 Owen Franks Substituted off 65'
HK 2 Andrew Hore Substituted off 47'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock Substituted off 61'
Replacements:
HK 16 Dane Coles Substituted in 47'
PR 17 Wyatt Crockett Substituted in 61'
PR 18 Charlie Faumuina Substituted in 65'
LK 19 Jeremy Thrush
FL 20 Sam Cane
SH 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow Substituted in 69'
FH 22 Colin Slade Substituted in 76'
FB 23 Charles Piutau Substituted in 73'
Coach:
New Zealand Steve Hansen
FB 15 Jesse Mogg
RW 14 Israel Folau
OC 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper Substituted off 62'
IC 12 Christian Lealiifano
LW 11 James O'Connor
FH 10 Matt Toomua Substituted off 57'
SH 9 Will Genia Substituted off 76'
N8 8 Ben Mowen Substituted off 64'
OF 7 Michael Hooper
BF 6 Scott Fardy
RL 5 James Horwill (c)
LL 4 Rob Simmons Substituted off 71'
TP 3 Ben Alexander Substituted off 54'
HK 2 Stephen Moore Substituted off 76'
LP 1 James Slipper Substituted off 35'
Replacements:
HK 16 Saia Fainga'a Substituted in 76'
PR 17 Scott Sio Substituted in 35'
PR 18 Sekope Kepu Substituted in 54'
LK 19 Kane Douglas Substituted in 71'
FL 20 Liam Gill Substituted in 64'
SH 21 Nic White Substituted in 76'
FH 22 Quade Cooper Substituted in 57'
CE 23 Tevita Kuridrani Substituted in 62'
Coach:
Australia Ewen McKenzie

Man of the Match:
Steve Luatua (New Zealand)

Touch judges:
Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)
Television match official:
Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Notes:


24 August 2013
16:10 AST (UTC−03)
Argentina  17–22  South Africa
Try: Leguizamón 1' c
Bosch 36' c
Con: Contepomi (2/2) 2', 37'
Pen: Contepomi (1/2) 10'
Bosch (0/1)
Report[11] Try: Basson 13' c
Con: Steyn (1/1) 14'
Pen: Steyn (5/5) 8', 40', 45', 71', 80'
FB 15 Lucas González Amorosino
RW 14 Gonzalo Camacho
OC 13 Marcelo Bosch
IC 12 Felipe Contepomi (c) Substituted off 48'
LW 11 Horacio Agulla
FH 10 Nicolás Sánchez
SH 9 Martín Landajo Substituted off 56'
N8 8 Leonardo Senatore Substituted off 60'
OF 7 Juan Manuel Leguizamón
BF 6 Pablo Matera
RL 5 Mariano Galarza Substituted off 74'
LL 4 Julio Farías Cabello
TP 3 Juan Figallo
HK 2 Eusebio Guiñazú Substituted off 66'
LP 1 Marcos Ayerza
Replacements:
HK 16 Agustín Creevy Substituted in 66'
PR 17 Nahuel Lobo
PR 18 Matías Díaz
LK 19 Tomás Lavanini Substituted in 74'
N8 20 Benjamín Macome Substituted in 60'
SH 21 Tomás Cubelli Substituted in 56'
CE 22 Santiago Fernández Substituted in 48'
CE 23 Joaquín Tuculet
Coach:
Argentina Santiago Phelan
FB 15 Willie le Roux
RW 14 Bjorn Basson Substituted off 61'
OC 13 JJ Engelbrecht Substituted off 68'
IC 12 Jean de Villiers (c)
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Morné Steyn
SH 9 Ruan Pienaar
N8 8 Duane Vermeulen
OF 7 Willem Alberts Substituted off 68'
BF 6 Francois Louw
RL 5 Juandré Kruger
LL 4 Eben Etzebeth
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis Substituted off 68'
HK 2 Adriaan Strauss Substituted off 52'
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira Substituted off 58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Bismarck du Plessis Substituted in 52'
PR 17 Gurthrö Steenkamp Substituted in 58'
PR 18 Coenie Oosthuizen Substituted in 68'
LK 19 Flip van der Merwe Substituted in 56'
FL 20 Siya Kolisi Substituted in 68'
SH 21 Jano Vermaak
FH 22 Pat Lambie Substituted in 61'
CE 23 Jan Serfontein Substituted in 68'
Coach:
South Africa Heyneke Meyer

Man of the Match:
Juan Manuel Leguizamón (Argentina)

Touch judges:
Pascal Gaüzère (France)
John Lacey (Ireland)
Television match official:
Marshall Kilgore (Ireland)

Notes:

Round 3[edit]

7 September 2013
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand  28–13  Argentina
Try: A. Smith (2) 23' c, 26' m
Savea 53' c
Con: Carter (2/3) 25', 54'
Pen: Carter (2/4) 10', 49'
Barrett (1/1) 74'
Report[12] Try: Leguizamón 4' c
Con: Sánchez (1/1) 5'
Pen: Sánchez (2/3) 30', 52'
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Attendance: 25,417
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
FB 15 Israel Dagg Substituted off 72'
RW 14 Ben Smith
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Francis Saili
LW 11 Julian Savea
FH 10 Dan Carter Substituted off 54'
SH 9 Aaron Smith Substituted off 75'
N8 8 Kieran Read
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c) Substituted off 59'
BF 6 Steve Luatua
RL 5 Sam Whitelock Substituted off 75'
LL 4 Brodie Retallick
TP 3 Charlie Faumuina Substituted off 70' Substituted in 78'
HK 2 Andrew Hore Substituted off 46'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock Substituted off 40'
Replacements:
HK 16 Dane Coles Substituted in 46'
PR 17 Wyatt Crockett Substituted in 40' Substituted off 78'
PR 18 Ben Franks Substituted in 70'
LK 19 Jeremy Thrush Substituted in 75'
FL 20 Sam Cane Substituted in 59'
SH 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow Substituted in 75'
FH 22 Beauden Barrett Substituted in 54'
FB 23 Charles Piutau Substituted in 72'
Coach:
New Zealand Steve Hansen
FB 15 Juan Martín Hernández
RW 14 Gonzalo Camacho Substituted off 45'
OC 13 Marcelo Bosch
IC 12 Santiago Fernández Substituted off 70'
LW 11 Horacio Agulla
FH 10 Nicolás Sánchez
SH 9 Martín Landajo Substituted off 64'
N8 8 Juan Manuel Leguizamón
OF 7 Pablo Matera Substituted off 75'
BF 6 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe (c)
RL 5 Julio Farías Cabello Substituted off 55'
LL 4 Manuel Carizza
TP 3 Juan Figallo Substituted off 62'
HK 2 Eusebio Guiñazú Temporarily suspended from 22' to 32' 22' to 32' Substituted off 49'
LP 1 Marcos Ayerza Substituted off 69'
Replacements:
HK 16 Agustín Creevy Substituted in 49'
PR 17 Nahuel Lobo Substituted in 69'
PR 18 Juan Pablo Orlandi Substituted in 62'
LK 19 Mariano Galarza Substituted in 55'
N8 20 Benjamín Macome Substituted in 75'
SH 21 Tomás Cubelli Substituted in 64'
FH 22 Felipe Contepomi Substituted in 70'
FB 23 Lucas González Amorosino Substituted in 45'
Coach:
Argentina Santiago Phelan

Man of the Match:
Kieran Read (New Zealand)

Touch judges:
Romain Poite (France)
James Leckie (Australia)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

Notes:


7 September 2013
20:05 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  12–38  South Africa
Pen: Lealiifano (4/4) 8', 22', 43', 52'
Report[13] Try: Oosthuizen 5' c
De Villiers 59' m
Kirchner 65' c
Le Roux 68' c
Con: Steyn (3/4) 5', 67', 69'
Pen: Steyn (4/5) 13', 28', 34', 49'
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Attendance: 43,715
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
FB 15 Israel Folau
RW 14 James O'Connor
OC 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper
IC 12 Christian Lealiifano Substituted off 74'
LW 11 Nick Cummins
FH 10 Quade Cooper
SH 9 Will Genia (c) Substituted off 69'
N8 8 Ben Mowen Substituted off 70'
OF 7 Michael Hooper Temporarily suspended from 49' to 59' 49' to 59' Substituted off 69'
BF 6 Scott Fardy
RL 5 Kane Douglas
LL 4 Rob Simmons Sent to blood bin 30' to 40'
TP 3 Sekope Kepu Substituted off 46'
HK 2 Stephen Moore Sent to blood bin 66' to 69' Substituted off 74'
LP 1 James Slipper Substituted off 64'
Replacements:
HK 16 Saia Fainga'a Substituted in 66' Substituted off 69' Substituted in 74'
PR 17 Scott Sio Substituted in 64'
PR 18 Ben Alexander Substituted in 46'
FL 19 Ben McCalman Substituted in 30' Substituted off 40' Substituted in 70'
FL 20 Liam Gill Substituted in 69'
SH 21 Nic White Substituted in 69'
FH 22 Matt Toomua Substituted in 74'
FB 23 Jesse Mogg
Coach:
Australia Ewen McKenzie
FB 15 Zane Kirchner
RW 14 Willie le Roux
OC 13 JJ Engelbrecht
IC 12 Jean de Villiers (c) Substituted off 70'
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Morné Steyn Substituted off 70'
SH 9 Ruan Pienaar Substituted off 75'
N8 8 Duane Vermeulen
OF 7 Willem Alberts Temporarily suspended from 8' to 18' 8' to 18'
BF 6 Francois Louw Substituted off 70'
RL 5 Flip van der Merwe Substituted off 57'
LL 4 Eben Etzebeth
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis Sent to blood bin 3' to 9' Substituted off 57'
HK 2 Bismarck du Plessis Substituted off 57'
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira Substituted off 57'
Replacements:
HK 16 Adriaan Strauss Substituted in 57'
PR 17 Gurthrö Steenkamp Substituted in 57'
PR 18 Coenie Oosthuizen Substituted in 3' Substituted off 9' Substituted in 57'
LK 19 Juandré Kruger Substituted in 57'
FL 20 Siya Kolisi Substituted in 70'
SH 21 Jano Vermaak Substituted in 75'
FH 22 Pat Lambie Substituted in 70'
CE 23 Jan Serfontein Substituted in 70'
Coach:
South Africa Heyneke Meyer

Man of the Match:
Duane Vermeulen (South Africa)

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes:

  • Australia captain James Horwill was selected in the starting XV, but was withdrawn ahead of the match with a hamstring injury.[14] Jake Schatz could have made his debut of the bench, but was ruled out hours before kick off with a knee injury.[15]
  • First win for South Africa at Suncorp Stadium and the first in Brisbane since 1971.
  • The victory marks the biggest ever winning margin by South Africa over Australia in Australia.

Round 4[edit]

14 September 2013
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand  29–15  South Africa
Try: Read (2) 3' c, 45' c
Retallick 21' c
Cane 67' m
Con: Carter (1/1) 4'
Barrett (2/3) 22', 46'
Pen: Barrett (1/2) 34'
Report[16] Try: B. du Plessis 31' c
Lambie 75' m
Con: Steyn (1/2) 32'
Pen: Steyn (1/2) 9'
Eden Park, Auckland
Attendance: 47,362
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
FB 15 Israel Dagg Substituted off 40'
RW 14 Ben Smith
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu Temporarily suspended from 74' to 80' 74' to 80'
LW 11 Julian Savea Substituted off 75'
FH 10 Dan Carter Substituted off 15'
SH 9 Aaron Smith
N8 8 Kieran Read (c) Temporarily suspended from 71' to 80' 71' to 80'
OF 7 Sam Cane Sent to blood bin 30' to 40' Sent to blood bin 70' to 75'
BF 6 Liam Messam Substituted off 61'
RL 5 Sam Whitelock
LL 4 Brodie Retallick
TP 3 Owen Franks Substituted off 64'
HK 2 Dane Coles Substituted off 51'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock Substituted off 69'
Replacements:
HK 16 Keven Mealamu Substituted in 51'
PR 17 Wyatt Crockett Substituted in 69'
PR 18 Charlie Faumuina Substituted in 64'
FL 19 Steve Luatua Substituted in 61'
FL 20 Matt Todd Substituted in 30' Substituted off 40' Substituted in 70' Substituted off 75'
SH 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow Substituted in 75'
FH 22 Beauden Barrett Substituted in 15'
FB 23 Charles Piutau Substituted in 40'
Coach:
New Zealand Steve Hansen
FB 15 Zane Kirchner Substituted off 74'
RW 14 Willie le Roux Substituted off 68'
OC 13 JJ Engelbrecht
IC 12 Jean de Villiers (c)
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Morné Steyn
SH 9 Ruan Pienaar Substituted off 69'
N8 8 Duane Vermeulen
OF 7 Willem Alberts Substituted off 19' Substituted in 26' Substituted off 44'
BF 6 Francois Louw Substituted off 74'
RL 5 Flip van der Merwe Substituted off 40'
LL 4 Eben Etzebeth
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis Substituted off 55'
HK 2 Bismarck du Plessis Temporarily suspended from 15' to 25' 15' to 25' Red card 41'
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira Substituted off 55' Substituted in 71'
Replacements:
HK 16 Adriaan Strauss Substituted in 19' Substituted off 26' Substituted in 44'
PR 17 Gurthrö Steenkamp Substituted in 55' Substituted off 71'
PR 18 Coenie Oosthuizen Substituted in 55'
LK 19 Juandré Kruger Substituted in 40'
FL 20 Siya Kolisi Substituted in 74'
SH 21 Jano Vermaak Substituted in 69'
FH 22 Pat Lambie Substituted in 74'
CE 23 Jan Serfontein Substituted in 68'
Coach:
South Africa Heyneke Meyer

Man of the Match:
Brodie Retallick (New Zealand)

Touch judges:
Jérôme Garcès (France)
Francisco Pastrana (Argentina)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australian)

Notes:


14 September 2013
18:05 AWST (UTC+08)
Australia  14–13  Argentina
Try: Folau 27' m
Con: Lealiifano (0/1)
Pen: Lealiifano (3/5) 11', 16', 40'
Report[17] Try: Leguizamón 64' c
Con: Hernández (1/1) 65'
Pen: Sánchez (2/3) 7', 60'
Subiaco Oval, Perth
Attendance: 18,214
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
FB 15 Israel Folau
RW 14 James O'Connor
OC 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper
IC 12 Christian Lealiifano
LW 11 Nick Cummins
FH 10 Quade Cooper Substituted off 65'
SH 9 Nic White
N8 8 Ben Mowen (c)
OF 7 Michael Hooper
BF 6 Scott Fardy Substituted off 72'
RL 5 Kane Douglas Substituted off 50'
LL 4 Rob Simmons
TP 3 Ben Alexander Substituted off 59'
HK 2 Stephen Moore Substituted off 65'
LP 1 James Slipper Substituted off 45'
Replacements:
HK 16 Saia Fainga'a Substituted in 65'
PR 17 Scott Sio Substituted in 45'
PR 18 Sekope Kepu Substituted in 59'
LK 19 Sitaleki Timani Substituted in 50'
FL 20 Ben McCalman Substituted in 72'
SH 21 Will Genia
FH 22 Matt Toomua Substituted in 65'
CE 23 Tevita Kuridrani
Coach:
Australia Ewen McKenzie
FB 15 Juan Martín Hernández
RW 14 Horacio Agulla Substituted off 52'
OC 13 Gonzalo Tiesi Substituted off 72'
IC 12 Felipe Contepomi
LW 11 Juan Imhoff
FH 10 Nicolás Sánchez
SH 9 Tomás Cubelli Substituted off 61'
N8 8 Juan Manuel Leguizamón
OF 7 Pablo Matera
BF 6 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe (c)
RL 5 Julio Farías Cabello Substituted off 57'
LL 4 Manuel Carizza
TP 3 Juan Figallo
HK 2 Agustín Creevy Substituted off 51'
LP 1 Marcos Ayerza Substituted off 75'
Replacements:
HK 16 Eusebio Guiñazú Substituted in 51'
PR 17 Nahuel Lobo Substituted in 75'
PR 18 Juan Pablo Orlandi
LK 19 Mariano Galarza Substituted in 57'
N8 20 Benjamín Macome
SH 21 Martín Landajo Substituted in 61'
CE 22 Santiago Fernández Substituted in 72'
FB 23 Lucas González Amorosino Substituted in 52'
Coach:
Argentina Santiago Phelan

Man of the Match:
Michael Hooper (Australia)

Touch judges:
George Clancy (Ireland)
Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Vinny Munro (New Zealand)

Notes:

  • Brumbies captain Ben Mowen became the 80th test captain for the Wallabies on just his 7th test.
  • Australia retain the Puma Trophy.
  • First match Australia has failed to score points in the second half since the home test v New Zealand in 2005.
  • Juan Manuel Leguizamón earned his 50th test cap playing for Argentina.

Round 5[edit]

28 September 2013
17:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa  28–8  Australia
Try: Strauss 12' c
Kirchner 14' c
Le Roux 71' m
Con: Steyn (2/3) 13', 15'
Pen: Steyn (3/3) 8', 18', 31'
Report[18] Try: Feauai-Sautia 77'
Con: Cooper (0/1)
Pen: Lealiifano (1/1) 6'
Newlands, Cape Town
Attendance: 46,052
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
FB 15 Zane Kirchner Substituted off 77'
RW 14 Willie le Roux
OC 13 JJ Engelbrecht Substituted off 57'
IC 12 Jean de Villiers (c)
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Morné Steyn
SH 9 Fourie du Preez
N8 8 Duane Vermeulen Temporarily suspended from 66' to 76' 66' to 76'
OF 7 Willem Alberts Substituted off 59'
BF 6 Francois Louw
RL 5 Flip van der Merwe Temporarily suspended from 39' to 49' 39' to 49' Substituted off 59'
LL 4 Eben Etzebeth
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis Substituted off 66'
HK 2 Adriaan Strauss Substituted off 49'
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira Substituted off 53'
Replacements:
HK 16 Bismarck du Plessis Substituted in 49'
PR 17 Gurthrö Steenkamp Substituted in 53'
PR 18 Coenie Oosthuizen Substituted in 66'
LK 19 Juandré Kruger Substituted in 59'
FL 20 Siya Kolisi Substituted in 59'
SH 21 Ruan Pienaar
FH 22 Pat Lambie Substituted in 77'
CE 23 Jan Serfontein Substituted in 57'
Coach:
South Africa Heyneke Meyer
FB 15 Israel Folau
RW 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper
OC 13 Tevita Kuridrani
IC 12 Christian Lealiifano Substituted off 72'
LW 11 Joe Tomane Substituted off 57'
FH 10 Quade Cooper
SH 9 Nic White Substituted off 40'
N8 8 Ben Mowen
OF 7 Michael Hooper Temporarily suspended from 27' to 38' 27' to 38'
BF 6 Scott Fardy Substituted off 57'
RL 5 James Horwill (c)
LL 4 Rob Simmons Substituted off 66'
TP 3 Ben Alexander Substituted off 54'
HK 2 Stephen Moore Substituted off 66'
LP 1 James Slipper Substituted off 51'
Replacements:
HK 16 Saia Fainga'a Substituted in 66'
PR 17 Benn Robinson Substituted in 51'
PR 18 Sekope Kepu Substituted in 54'
LK 19 Sitaleki Timani Temporarily suspended from 74' to 80' 74' to 80' Substituted in 66'
FL 20 Ben McCalman Substituted in 57'
SH 21 Will Genia Substituted in 40'
FH 22 Matt Toomua Substituted in 72'
WG 23 Chris Feauai-Sautia Substituted in 57'
Coach:
Australia Ewen McKenzie

Man of the Match:
Fourie du Preez (South Africa)

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Notes:


28 September 2013
19:40 AST (UTC−03)
Argentina  15–33  New Zealand
Pen: Sánchez (4/5) 8', 15', 30', 63'
Bosch (1/2) 43'
Report[20] Try: Savea 22' m
Cane 51' m
B. Smith (2) 55' c, 79' c
Con: Cruden (1/3) 55'
Barrett (1/1) 80'
Pen: Cruden (3/3) 12', 27', 45'
FB 15 Juan Martín Hernández
RW 14 Lucas González Amorosino Substituted off 60'
OC 13 Marcelo Bosch
IC 12 Santiago Fernández Substituted off 60'
LW 11 Juan Imhoff
FH 10 Nicolás Sánchez
SH 9 Martín Landajo
N8 8 Juan Manuel Leguizamón Substituted off 71'
OF 7 Pablo Matera
BF 6 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe (c)
RL 5 Patricio Albacete
LL 4 Julio Farías Cabello Substituted off 58'
TP 3 Juan Figallo Substituted off 63'
HK 2 Eusebio Guiñazú Substituted off 63'
LP 1 Marcos Ayerza Substituted off 69'
Replacements:
HK 16 Agustín Creevy Substituted in 63'
PR 17 Nahuel Lobo Substituted in 69'
PR 18 Juan Pablo Orlandi Substituted in 63'
LK 19 Mariano Galarza Substituted in 58'
N8 20 Benjamín Macome Substituted in 71'
SH 21 Tomás Cubelli
FH 22 Felipe Contepomi Substituted in 60'
WG 23 Horacio Agulla Substituted in 60'
Coach:
Argentina Santiago Phelan
FB 15 Israel Dagg
RW 14 Ben Smith
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu Substituted off 69'
LW 11 Julian Savea
FH 10 Aaron Cruden Substituted off 71'
SH 9 Aaron Smith Substituted off 67'
N8 8 Kieran Read (c)
OF 7 Sam Cane
BF 6 Liam Messam Substituted off 60'
RL 5 Sam Whitelock
LL 4 Brodie Retallick Substituted off 74'
TP 3 Owen Franks Substituted off 40'
HK 2 Andrew Hore Substituted off 53'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock Substituted off 69'
Replacements:
HK 16 Keven Mealamu Substituted in 53'
PR 17 Wyatt Crockett Substituted in 69'
PR 18 Charlie Faumuina Substituted in 40'
LK 19 Jeremy Thrush Substituted in 74'
FL 20 Steve Luatua Substituted in 60'
SH 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow Substituted in 67'
FH 22 Beauden Barrett Substituted in 71'
FB 23 Charles Piutau Substituted in 69'
Coach:
New Zealand Steve Hansen

Man of the Match:
Sam Cane (New Zealand)

Touch judges:
Wayne Barnes (England)
Leighton Hodges (Wales)
Television match official:
Deon van Blommestein (South Africa)

Round 6[edit]

5 October 2013
17:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa  27–38  New Zealand
Try: Habana (2) 17' c, 19' m
Le Roux 46' c
De Villiers 57' m
Con: Steyn (2/4) 18', 47'
Pen: Steyn (1/1) 9'
Report[21] Try: B. Smith 11' c
Messam (2) 25' c, 40' c
Barrett 60' c
Read 64' c
Con: Cruden (3/3) 12', 25', 40'
Barrett (2/2) 61', 65'
Pen: Barrett (1/1) 54'
Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg
Attendance: 60,634
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
FB 15 Zane Kirchner Substituted off 70'
RW 14 Willie le Roux
OC 13 JJ Engelbrecht
IC 12 Jean de Villiers (c)
LW 11 Bryan Habana Substituted off 21'
FH 10 Morné Steyn
SH 9 Fourie du Preez Substituted off 70'
N8 8 Duane Vermeulen
OF 7 Willem Alberts Substituted off 38'
BF 6 Francois Louw
RL 5 Juandré Kruger Substituted off 61'
LL 4 Eben Etzebeth
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis Substituted off 50'
HK 2 Bismarck du Plessis Substituted off 50'
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira Substituted off 52'
Replacements:
HK 16 Adriaan Strauss Substituted in 50'
PR 17 Gurthrö Steenkamp Substituted in 52'
PR 18 Coenie Oosthuizen Substituted in 50'
LK 19 Franco van der Merwe Substituted in 61'
N8 20 Siya Kolisi Substituted in 38'
SH 21 Ruan Pienaar Substituted in 70'
FH 22 Pat Lambie Substituted in 70'
CE 23 Jan Serfontein Substituted in 21'
Coach:
South Africa Heyneke Meyer
FB 15 Israel Dagg
RW 14 Ben Smith
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu
LW 11 Julian Savea Substituted off 69'
FH 10 Aaron Cruden Substituted off 47'
SH 9 Aaron Smith Substituted off 69'
N8 8 Kieran Read
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Liam Messam Temporarily suspended from 45' to 55' 45' to 55' Substituted off 63'
RL 5 Sam Whitelock
LL 4 Brodie Retallick Substituted off 66'
TP 3 Charlie Faumuina Substituted off 49' Substituted in 66' Substituted off 73'
HK 2 Andrew Hore Substituted off 42'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock Substituted off 52'
Replacements:
HK 16 Dane Coles Substituted in 42'
PR 17 Wyatt Crockett Substituted in 52'
PR 18 Ben Franks Temporarily suspended from 62' to 72' 62' to 72' Substituted in 49'
FL 19 Steve Luatua Substituted in 63'
FL 20 Sam Cane Substituted in 73'
SH 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow Substituted in 69'
FH 22 Beauden Barrett Substituted in 47'
WG 23 Charles Piutau Substituted in 69'
Coach:
New Zealand Steve Hansen

Man of the Match:
Kieran Read (New Zealand)

Touch judges:
John Lacey (Ireland)
Greg Garner (England)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Notes:


5 October 2013
19:40 AST (UTC−03)
Argentina  17–54  Australia
Try: Bosch 36' c
Landajo 48' c
Con: Sánchez (2/2) 37', 48'
Pen: Sánchez (1/1) 28'
Report[23] Try: Folau (3) 2' c, 34' c, 41' c
Ashley-Cooper 32' m
Tomane 63' m
Robinson 73' c
Foley 78' c
Con: Lealiifano (2/3) 3', 35'
Cooper (1/2) 42'
Foley (2/2) 74', 79'
Pen: Lealiifano (2/2) 24', 30'
Cooper (1/1) 55'
FB 15 Juan Martín Hernández
RW 14 Horacio Agulla
OC 13 Marcelo Bosch
IC 12 Felipe Contepomi Substituted off 66'
LW 11 Juan Imhoff Substituted off 66'
FH 10 Nicolás Sánchez
SH 9 Martín Landajo Substituted off 72'
N8 8 Juan Manuel Leguizamón Substituted off 75'
OF 7 Pablo Matera Temporarily suspended from 30' to 40' 30' to 40'
BF 6 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe (c)
RL 5 Patricio Albacete
LL 4 Julio Farías Cabello Substituted off 50'
TP 3 Juan Pablo Orlandi Substituted off 45'
HK 2 Eusebio Guiñazú Substituted off 66'
LP 1 Marcos Ayerza Substituted off 72'
Replacements:
HK 16 Agustín Creevy Substituted in 66'
PR 17 Nahuel Lobo Substituted in 72'
PR 18 Matías Díaz Substituted in 45'
LK 19 Manuel Carizza Substituted in 50'
FL 20 Benjamín Macome Substituted in 75'
SH 21 Tomás Cubelli Substituted in 72'
CE 22 Santiago Fernández Substituted in 66'
FB 23 Lucas González Amorosino Substituted in 66'
Coach:
Argentina Santiago Phelan
FB 15 Israel Folau
RW 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper
OC 13 Tevita Kuridrani
IC 12 Christian Lealiifano Substituted off 40'
LW 11 Joe Tomane
FH 10 Quade Cooper Substituted off 65'
SH 9 Will Genia Substituted off 74'
N8 8 Ben Mowen
OF 7 Michael Hooper
BF 6 Scott Fardy Substituted off 15' Substituted in 25' Substituted off 69'
RL 5 James Horwill (c) Substituted off 60'
LL 4 Rob Simmons Temporarily suspended from 51' to 61' 51' to 61'
TP 3 Ben Alexander Substituted off 47'
HK 2 Stephen Moore Substituted off 47'
LP 1 James Slipper Temporarily suspended from 14' to 24' 14' to 24' Substituted off 60'
Replacements:
HK 16 Saia Fainga'a Substituted in 47'
PR 17 Benn Robinson Substituted in 15' Substituted off 25' Substituted in 60'
PR 18 Sekope Kepu Substituted in 47'
LK 19 Sitaleki Timani Substituted in 60'
FL 20 Ben McCalman Substituted in 69'
SH 21 Nic White Substituted in 74'
FH 22 Matt Toomua Substituted in 40'
FH 23 Bernard Foley Substituted in 65'
Coach:
Australia Ewen McKenzie

Man of the Match:
Scott Fardy (Australia)

Touch judges:
Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Leighton Hodges (Wales)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes:

Warm-up matches[edit]

On 3 August and 9 August, Argentina played two uncapped matches against a New South Wales Waratahs Barbarians team in La Plata and in Salta in preparation for the tournament. The NSW Barbarians was composed of 21 Waratahs players (mostly players not involved in the Australian set-up for the championship) and 13 Shute Shield players.[24]

Squads[edit]

Summary[edit]

Nation Match venues Head coach Captain
Name City Capacity
 Argentina Estadio Ciudad de La Plata La Plata 53,000 Argentina Santiago Phelan Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe
Felipe Contepomi[N 1]
Estadio Gigante de Arroyito Rosario 41,654
Estadio Malvinas Argentinas Mendoza 40,268
 Australia ANZ Stadium Sydney 84,000 Australia Ewen McKenzie James Horwill
Will Genia[N 2]
Ben Mowen[N 3]
Suncorp Stadium Brisbane 52,500
Subiaco Oval Perth 43,500
 New Zealand Eden Park Auckland 50,000 New Zealand Steve Hansen Richie McCaw
Kieran Read[N 4]
Westpac Stadium Wellington 36,000
Waikato Stadium Hamilton 25,800
 South Africa FNB Stadium Johannesburg 94,736 South Africa Heyneke Meyer Jean de Villiers
Coca-Cola Park Johannesburg 62,567
Newlands Stadium Cape Town 51,900
  1. ^ Captain Fernández Lobbe was ruled out of the opening two fixtures due to a calf injury, and with his absence, Contepomi was given captaincy for this fixture.[27]
  2. ^ Captain James Horwill was ruled out of rounds 3 and 4 with a hamstring injury. In his absence, Will Genia became captain for round 3.[28]
  3. ^ Stand-in captain Will Genia was selected on the bench for round 4, and Ben Mowen became captain for this fixture.[29]
  4. ^ Captain McCaw was ruled out of rounds 4 and 5 due to an injury. In his absence, Kieran Read became captain.[30]

Note: Ages, Caps and Clubs are off the starting date of the tournament (17 August 2013).

Argentina[edit]

Argentina 30-man Squad for the Championship was announced on 25 June.[31][32]

Tomás Lavanini was added to the squad to cover the second row.[33]

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of Birth (Age) Caps Club/province
Agustín Creevy Hooker (1985-03-15)15 March 1985 (aged 28) 22 England Worcester Warriors
Eusebio Guiñazú Hooker (1982-01-15)15 January 1982 (aged 31) 27 England Bath
Marcos Ayerza Prop (1983-01-12)12 January 1983 (aged 30) 40 England Leicester Tigers
Matías Díaz Prop (1993-03-16)16 March 1993 (aged 20) 3 Argentina Teqüe
Juan Figallo Prop (1988-03-25)25 March 1988 (aged 25) 17 France Montpellier
Nahuel Lobo Prop (1991-08-27)27 August 1991 (aged 21) 2 England Newcastle Falcons
Juan Pablo Orlandi Prop (1983-06-20)20 June 1983 (aged 30) 10 England Bath
Patricio Albacete Lock (1981-02-09)9 February 1981 (aged 32) 52 France Toulouse
Manuel Carizza Lock (1984-08-23)23 August 1984 (aged 28) 32 Unattached
Mariano Galarza Lock (1986-12-11)11 December 1986 (aged 26) 12 Argentina La Plata Uni.
Tomás Lavanini Lock (1993-01-22)22 January 1993 (aged 20) 2 Argentina Hindú
Julio Farías Cabello Flanker (1978-09-19)19 September 1978 (aged 34) 21 Argentina Tucumán
Juan Manuel Leguizamón Flanker (1983-06-06)6 June 1983 (aged 30) 46 France Lyon
Pablo Matera Flanker (1993-07-18)18 July 1993 (aged 20) 2 Argentina Alumni
Leonardo Senatore Flanker (1984-05-13)13 May 1984 (aged 29) 17 England Worcester Warriors
Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe (c) Number 8 (1981-11-19)19 November 1981 (aged 31) 52 France Toulon
Benjamín Macome Number 8 (1986-01-10)10 January 1986 (aged 27) 11 Argentina Tucumán
Tomás Cubelli Scrum-half (1989-06-12)12 June 1989 (aged 24) 13 Argentina Belgrano
Martín Landajo Scrum-half (1988-06-14)14 June 1988 (aged 25) 18 Argentina C.A.S.I.
Felipe Contepomi Fly-half (1977-08-20)20 August 1977 (aged 35) 81 Argentina Club Newman
Nicolás Sánchez Fly-half (1988-10-26)26 October 1988 (aged 24) 8 France Bordeaux Bègles
Marcelo Bosch Centre (1984-01-07)7 January 1984 (aged 29) 18 England Saracens
Santiago Fernández Centre (1985-11-28)28 November 1985 (aged 27) 25 Unattached
Martín Rodríguez Centre (1985-04-12)12 April 1985 (aged 28) 19 France Stade Français
Gonzalo Tiesi Centre (1985-04-24)24 April 1985 (aged 28) 35 Unattached
Joaquín Tuculet Centre (1989-08-08)8 August 1989 (aged 24) 5 Unattached
Horacio Agulla Wing (1984-10-22)22 October 1984 (aged 28) 42 England Bath
Gonzalo Camacho Wing (1984-08-28)28 August 1984 (aged 28) 20 England Leicester Tigers
Juan Imhoff Wing (1988-05-11)11 May 1988 (aged 25) 14 France Racing Métro
Lucas González Amorosino Fullback (1985-11-02)2 November 1985 (aged 27) 21 Unattached
Juan Martín Hernández Fullback (1982-08-07)7 August 1982 (aged 31) 39 France Racing Métro

Australia[edit]

Australia 30-man squad for the Championship, including 8 uncapped players and the re-call of Fly Half Quade Cooper.[34]

With captain James Horwill ruled out of round's 3 and 4 and with Hugh McMeniman also out injured, Sitaleki Timani was brought into the squad as cover for the second row,[14] but kept his place in the squad for the final two rounds. Dave Dennis was added to the squad to replace Jake Schatz who was ruled out of the championship after picking up an injury in training ahead of round 3.[35]

Benn Robinson and Chris Feauai-Sautia were added to the squad for the away fixtures against South Africa and Argentina, with Nick Cummins and Jesse Mogg withdrawn from the squad due to injury.[36][37]

James O'Connor was removed from the squad on 20 September following an off-field incident that occurred following the Wallabies win over Argentina in round 4. Uncapped player Peter Betham was called in as his replacement.[38]

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.
Player Position Date of Birth (Age) Caps Club/province
Albert Anae Hooker (1989-06-21)21 June 1989 (aged 24) 0 Australia Reds
Saia Fainga'a Hooker (1987-02-02)2 February 1987 (aged 26) 19 Australia Reds
Stephen Moore Hooker (1983-01-20)20 January 1983 (aged 30) 79 Australia Brumbies
Ben Alexander Prop (1984-11-13)13 November 1984 (aged 28) 51 Australia Brumbies
Sekope Kepu Prop (1986-02-05)5 February 1986 (aged 27) 26 Australia Waratahs
Benn Robinson Prop (1984-07-19)19 July 1984 (aged 29) 59 Australia Waratahs
Scott Sio Prop (1991-10-16)16 October 1991 (aged 21) 0 Australia Brumbies
James Slipper Prop (1989-06-06)6 June 1989 (aged 24) 37 Australia Reds
Kane Douglas Lock (1989-06-01)1 June 1989 (aged 24) 9 Australia Waratahs
Scott Fardy Lock (1984-07-05)5 July 1984 (aged 29) 0 Australia Brumbies
James Horwill (c) Lock (1985-05-29)29 May 1985 (aged 28) 38 Australia Reds
Hugh McMeniman Lock (1983-11-01)1 November 1983 (aged 29) 21 Australia Force
Rob Simmons Lock (1989-04-19)19 April 1989 (aged 24) 26 Australia Reds
Sitaleki Timani Lock (1986-09-19)19 September 1986 (aged 26) 10 Australia Waratahs
Dave Dennis Flanker (1986-01-10)10 January 1986 (aged 27) 15 Australia Waratahs
Liam Gill Flanker (1992-06-08)8 June 1992 (aged 21) 10 Australia Reds
Michael Hooper Flanker (1991-10-29)29 October 1991 (aged 21) 16 Australia Waratahs
Ben McCalman Flanker (1988-03-18)18 March 1988 (aged 25) 22 Australia Force
Ben Mowen Number 8 (1984-12-01)1 December 1984 (aged 28) 3 Australia Brumbies
Jake Schatz Number 8 (1990-07-25)25 July 1990 (aged 23) 0 Australia Reds
Will Genia Scrum-half (1988-01-17)17 January 1988 (aged 25) 44 Australia Reds
Nic White Scrum-half (1990-06-13)13 June 1990 (aged 23) 0 Australia Brumbies
Quade Cooper Fly-half (1988-04-05)5 April 1988 (aged 25) 38 Australia Reds
Bernard Foley Fly-half (1989-09-08)8 September 1989 (aged 23) 0 Australia Waratahs
Matt Toomua Fly-half (1990-02-01)1 February 1990 (aged 23) 0 Australia Brumbies
Adam Ashley-Cooper Centre (1984-03-27)27 March 1984 (aged 29) 80 Australia Waratahs
Tevita Kuridrani Centre (1991-03-31)31 March 1991 (aged 22) 0 Australia Brumbies
Christian Lealiifano Centre (1987-09-24)24 September 1987 (aged 25) 3 Australia Brumbies
Peter Betham Wing (1989-01-06)6 January 1989 (aged 24) 0 Australia Waratahs
Nick Cummins Wing (1987-10-05)5 October 1987 (aged 25) 6 Australia Force
Chris Feauai-Sautia Wing (1993-11-17)17 November 1993 (aged 19) 0 Australia Reds
James O'Connor Wing (1990-07-05)5 July 1990 (aged 23) 40 Australia Rebels
Joe Tomane Wing (1990-02-02)2 February 1990 (aged 23) 3 Australia Brumbies
Israel Folau Fullback (1989-04-03)3 April 1989 (aged 24) 3 Australia Waratahs
Jesse Mogg Fullback (1989-06-08)8 June 1989 (aged 24) 1 Australia Brumbies

New Zealand[edit]

New Zealand 28-man squad for the Championship was announced on 4 August. Joe Moody was included in the squad as injury cover for Wyatt Crockett – who had a knee injury. Three additional players will assemble with the squad as part of the wider training squad, but will be released to their provincial sides on the Wednesday of each Test match; these players are: Frank Halai, Jeremy Thrush, and Francis Saili.[39] Following an injury to Francis Saili, Centre Ryan Crotty was added to the training squad but will be released to his provincial side along with Halai and Thrush.[40]

With Dan Carter out for the opening two tests, and with Aaron Cruden and Beauden Barrett injured after the opening round with a knee and calf injury, Colin Slade and Tom Taylor were called into the squad as cover for the First five-eighths. Luke Whitelock was also drafted in to replace Luke Romano (groin injury) and Brad Shields to cover sidelined Liam Messam (hamstring strain).[41] Rhys Marshall spent time with the squad as an apprentice hooker[42] as did Liam Coltman and Nathan Harris.[43][44] Matt Todd was called in after round 3 to replace the injured Captain Richie McCaw, who was ruled out of the championship following an injury.[45]

Following an injury to TJ Perenara, Piri Weepu was called up to the squad for the final two rounds against Argentina and South Africa both away.[46]

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.
Player Position Date of Birth (Age) Caps Club/province
Dane Coles Hooker (1986-12-10)10 December 1986 (aged 26) 6 New Zealand Wellington / Hurricanes
Andrew Hore Hooker (1978-09-13)13 September 1978 (aged 34) 76 New Zealand Taranaki / Highlanders
Keven Mealamu Hooker (1979-03-20)20 March 1979 (aged 34) 104 New Zealand Auckland / Blues
Wyatt Crockett Prop (1983-01-24)24 January 1983 (aged 30) 14 New Zealand Canterbury / Crusaders
Charlie Faumuina Prop (1986-12-24)24 December 1986 (aged 26) 7 New Zealand Auckland / Blues
Ben Franks Prop (1984-03-27)27 March 1984 (aged 29) 25 New Zealand Hawke's Bay / Hurricanes
Owen Franks Prop (1987-12-23)23 December 1987 (aged 25) 47 New Zealand Canterbury / Crusaders
Joe Moody Prop (1988-09-18)18 September 1988 (aged 24) 0 New Zealand Canterbury / Crusaders
Tony Woodcock Prop (1981-01-27)27 January 1981 (aged 32) 98 New Zealand North Harbour / Highlanders
Brodie Retallick Lock (1991-05-31)31 May 1991 (aged 22) 14 New Zealand Bay of Plenty / Chiefs
Luke Romano Lock (1986-02-16)16 February 1986 (aged 27) 14 New Zealand Canterbury / Crusaders
Jeremy Thrush * Lock (1985-04-19)19 April 1985 (aged 28) 1 New Zealand Wellington / Hurricanes
Sam Whitelock Lock (1988-10-12)12 October 1988 (aged 24) 41 New Zealand Canterbury / Crusaders
Sam Cane Flanker (1992-01-13)13 January 1992 (aged 21) 7 New Zealand Bay of Plenty / Chiefs
Steve Luatua Flanker (1991-04-29)29 April 1991 (aged 22) 1 New Zealand Auckland / Blues
Richie McCaw (c) Flanker (1980-12-31)31 December 1980 (aged 32) 116 New Zealand Canterbury / Crusaders
Liam Messam Flanker (1984-03-25)25 March 1984 (aged 29) 22 New Zealand Waikato / Chiefs
Brad Shields Flanker (1991-04-02)2 April 1991 (aged 22) 0 New Zealand Wellington / Hurricanes
Matt Todd Flanker (1988-03-24)24 March 1988 (aged 25) 1 New Zealand Canterbury / Crusaders
Luke Whitelock Flanker (1991-01-29)29 January 1991 (aged 22) 0 New Zealand Canterbury / Crusaders
Kieran Read Number 8 (1985-10-26)26 October 1985 (aged 27) 51 New Zealand Canterbury / Crusaders
Tawera Kerr-Barlow Half-back (1990-08-15)15 August 1990 (aged 23) 4 New Zealand Waikato / Chiefs
TJ Perenara Half-back (1992-01-23)23 January 1992 (aged 21) 0 New Zealand Wellington / Hurricanes
Aaron Smith Half-back (1988-11-21)21 November 1988 (aged 24) 15 New Zealand Manawatu / Highlanders
Piri Weepu Half-back (1983-09-07)7 September 1983 (aged 29) 71 New Zealand Auckland / Blues
Beauden Barrett First five-eighth (1991-05-27)27 May 1991 (aged 22) 8 New Zealand Taranaki / Hurricanes
Dan Carter First five-eighth (1982-03-05)5 March 1982 (aged 31) 95 New Zealand Canterbury / Crusaders
Aaron Cruden First five-eighth (1989-01-08)8 January 1989 (aged 24) 22 New Zealand Manawatu / Chiefs
Colin Slade First five-eighth (1987-10-10)10 October 1987 (aged 25) 10 New Zealand Canterbury / Highlanders
Tom Taylor First five-eighth (1989-03-11)11 March 1989 (aged 24) 0 New Zealand Canterbury / Crusaders
Ryan Crotty * Centre (1988-09-23)23 September 1988 (aged 24) 1 New Zealand Canterbury / Crusaders
Ma'a Nonu Centre (1982-05-21)21 May 1982 (aged 31) 79 New Zealand Wellington / Highlanders
Francis Saili * Centre (1991-02-16)16 February 1991 (aged 22) 0 New Zealand North Harbour / Blues
Conrad Smith Centre (1981-10-12)12 October 1981 (aged 31) 69 New Zealand Wellington / Hurricanes
Frank Halai * Wing (1988-03-06)6 March 1988 (aged 25) 0 New Zealand Counties Manukau / Blues
Julian Savea Wing (1990-08-07)7 August 1990 (aged 23) 11 New Zealand Wellington / Hurricanes
Ben Smith Wing (1986-06-01)1 June 1986 (aged 27) 15 New Zealand Otago / Highlanders
Charles Piutau Fullback (1991-10-31)31 October 1991 (aged 21) 1 New Zealand Auckland / Blues
Israel Dagg Fullback (1988-06-06)6 June 1988 (aged 25) 28 New Zealand Hawke's Bay / Crusaders

‡ – Included as injury cover for Wyatt Crockett.
* – Part of the wider training squad

South Africa[edit]

South Africa 30-man squad for the Championship was announced on 3 August 2013.[47]

On 18 August Lourens Adriaanse was added as a replacement for Trevor Nyakane, who was removed from the squad following repeated breaches of team protocol (he missed the bus and the team's flight to Argentina).[48]

Pieter-Steph du Toit was added to the squad for the final two rounds with Australia and New Zealand playing at home.[49]

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.
Player Position Date of Birth (Age) Caps Club/province
Bismarck du Plessis Hooker (1984-05-22)22 May 1984 (aged 29) 48 South Africa Sharks
Chiliboy Ralepelle Hooker (1986-09-11)11 September 1986 (aged 26) 22 France Toulouse
Adriaan Strauss Hooker (1985-11-18)18 November 1985 (aged 27) 24 South Africa Cheetahs
Lourens Adriaanse Prop (1988-02-05)5 February 1988 (aged 25) 0 South Africa Sharks
Jannie du Plessis Prop (1982-11-16)16 November 1982 (aged 30) 45 South Africa Sharks
Tendai Mtawarira Prop (1985-08-01)1 August 1985 (aged 28) 44 South Africa Sharks
Trevor Nyakane Prop (1989-05-04)4 May 1989 (aged 24) 3 South Africa Cheetahs
Coenie Oosthuizen Prop (1989-03-22)22 March 1989 (aged 24) 5 South Africa Cheetahs
Gurthrö Steenkamp Prop (1981-06-12)12 June 1981 (aged 32) 40 France Toulouse
Eben Etzebeth Lock (1991-10-29)29 October 1991 (aged 21) 14 South Africa Stormers
Juandré Kruger Lock (1985-09-06)6 September 1985 (aged 27) 11 France Racing Métro
Flip van der Merwe Lock (1985-06-06)6 June 1985 (aged 28) 26 South Africa Bulls
Pieter-Steph du Toit Lock (1992-08-20)20 August 1992 (aged 20) 0 South Africa Sharks
Franco van der Merwe Lock (1983-03-15)15 March 1983 (aged 30) 0 South Africa Lions
Willem Alberts Flanker (1984-05-11)11 May 1984 (aged 29) 21 South Africa Sharks
Marcell Coetzee Flanker (1991-05-08)8 May 1991 (aged 22) 13 South Africa Sharks
Siya Kolisi Flanker (1991-06-16)16 June 1991 (aged 22) 2 South Africa Stormers
Francois Louw Flanker (1985-06-15)15 June 1985 (aged 28) 19 England Bath
Duane Vermeulen Number 8 (1986-07-03)3 July 1986 (aged 27) 7 South Africa Stormers
Fourie du Preez Scrum-half (1982-03-24)24 March 1982 (aged 31) 62 Japan Suntory Sungoliath
Ruan Pienaar Scrum-half (1984-03-10)10 March 1984 (aged 29) 66 Ireland Ulster
Piet van Zyl Scrum-half (1989-09-14)14 September 1989 (aged 23) 2 South Africa Bulls
Jano Vermaak Scrum-half (1985-01-01)1 January 1985 (aged 28) 1 France Toulouse
Pat Lambie Fly-half (1990-10-17)17 October 1990 (aged 22) 23 South Africa Sharks
Morné Steyn Fly-half (1984-07-11)11 July 1984 (aged 29) 45 France Stade Français
Juan de Jongh Centre (1988-04-15)15 April 1988 (aged 25) 14 South Africa Stormers
Jean de Villiers (c) Centre (1981-02-24)24 February 1981 (aged 32) 87 South Africa Stormers
JJ Engelbrecht Centre (1989-02-22)22 February 1989 (aged 24) 4 South Africa Bulls
Jan Serfontein Centre (1993-04-15)15 April 1993 (aged 20) 3 South Africa Bulls
Bjorn Basson Wing (1987-02-11)11 February 1987 (aged 26) 9 South Africa Bulls
Bryan Habana Wing (1983-06-12)12 June 1983 (aged 30) 86 France Toulon
Zane Kirchner Fullback (1984-06-16)16 June 1984 (aged 29) 24 Ireland Leinster
Willie le Roux Fullback (1989-08-18)18 August 1989 (aged 23) 3 South Africa Cheetahs

‡ – Included to cover Fourie du Preez when he is unavailable to play for South Africa

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