2015 Rugby World Cup Pool C

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Pool C of the 2015 Rugby World Cup began on 19 September and was completed on 11 October 2015.[1] The pool was composed of New Zealand (the title holders), Argentina and Tonga – who all qualified automatically for the tournament due to finishing in the top three positions in their pools in 2011 – along with the top European qualifier, Georgia, and the top African qualifier, Namibia.

After winning the first three of their matches, New Zealand became the first team to qualify for the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Finals.[2] After Tonga loss to New Zealand in their last Pool Match, Argentina became the second team from Pool C to qualify for the quarter finals.[3] New Zealand eventually went on to win Rugby World Cup 2015, beating Australia 34 - 17 in the final.[4]

Overall[edit]

Key to colours in pool tables
Advanced to the quarter-finals and qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup
Eliminated but qualified for 2019 Rugby World Cup
Team
Pld W D L TF PF PA +/− BP Pts
 New Zealand 4 4 0 0 25 174 49 +125 3 19
 Argentina 4 3 0 1 22 179 70 +109 3 15
 Georgia 4 2 0 2 5 53 123 –70 0 8
 Tonga 4 1 0 3 8 70 130 –60 2 6
 Namibia 4 0 0 4 8 70 174 –104 1 1

All times are local United Kingdom time (UTC+01)

Tonga vs Georgia[edit]

19 September 2015
12:00
Tonga  10–17  Georgia
Try: Vainikolo 72' c
Con: Morath (1/1) 73'
Pen: Morath (1/1) 9'
Report Try: Gorgodze 27' c
Tkhilaishvili 56' c
Con: Kvirikashvili (2/2) 28', 57'
Pen: Kvirikashvili (1/3) 19'
Kingsholm, Gloucester
Attendance: 14,200
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Tonga
Georgia
FB 15 Vunga Lilo
RW 14 Telusa Veainu
OC 13 William Helu Substituted off 51'
IC 12 Siale Piutau
LW 11 Fetu'u Vainikolo
FH 10 Kurt Morath
SH 9 Sonatane Takulua
N8 8 Viliami Ma'afu
OF 7 Nili Latu (c) Substituted off 71'
BF 6 Sione Kalamafoni
RL 5 Steve Mafi Substituted off 59'
LL 4 Tukulua Lokotui
TP 3 Halani Aulika Substituted off 64'
HK 2 Elvis Taione Substituted off 51'
LP 1 Tevita Mailau Substituted off 51'
Replacements:
HK 16 Paul Ngauamo Substituted in 51'
PR 17 Sona Taumalolo Substituted in 51'
PR 18 Sila Puafisi Substituted in 64'
FL 19 Hale T-Pole Substituted in 59'
FL 20 Jack Ram Substituted in 71'
SH 21 Samisoni Fisilau
FH 22 Latiume Fosita
CE 23 Sione Piukala Substituted in 51'
Coach:
Tonga Mana Otai
Tonga vs Georgia 2015-09-19.svg
FB 15 Merab Kvirikashvili Temporarily suspended from 72' to 80' 72' to 80'
RW 14 Tamaz Mchedlidze
OC 13 Davit Kacharava
IC 12 Merab Sharikadze
LW 11 Giorgi Aptsiauri
FH 10 Lasha Malaghuradze
SH 9 Vasil Lobzhanidze Substituted off 78'
N8 8 Mamuka Gorgodze (c)
OF 7 Viktor Kolelishvili
BF 6 Giorgi Tkhilaishvili Substituted off 65'
RL 5 Konstantin Mikautadze Substituted off 63'
LL 4 Giorgi Nemsadze
TP 3 Davit Zirakashvili Substituted off 60'
HK 2 Jaba Bregvadze Substituted off 60'
LP 1 Mikheil Nariashvili Substituted off 60'
Replacements:
HK 16 Shalva Mamukashvili Substituted in 60'
PR 17 Karlen Asieshvili Substituted in 60'
PR 18 Levan Chilachava Substituted in 60'
LK 19 Levan Datunashvili Substituted in 63'
FL 20 Shalva Sutiashvili Substituted in 65'
SH 21 Giorgi Begadze Substituted in 78'
WG 22 Giorgi Pruidze
WG 23 Muraz Giorgadze
Coach:
New Zealand Milton Haig

Man of the Match:
Mamuka Gorgodze (Georgia)

Touch judges:
Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
Leighton Hodges (Wales)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

Notes:

New Zealand vs Argentina[edit]

20 September 2015
16:45
New Zealand  26–16  Argentina
Try: A. Smith 57' c
Cane 67' c
Con: Carter (2/2) 58', 67'
Pen: Carter (4/4) 5', 11', 19', 40'
Report Try: Petti Pagadizábal 21' c
Con: Sánchez (1/1) 23'
Pen: Sánchez (3/3) 30', 38', 43'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 89,019
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
New Zealand
Argentina
FB 15 Ben Smith
RW 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder Substituted off 50'
OC 13 Conrad Smith Temporarily suspended from 37' to 47' 37' to 47'
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu Substituted off 46'
LW 11 Julian Savea
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Aaron Smith Substituted off 69'
N8 8 Kieran Read
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c) Temporarily suspended from 30' to 40' 30' to 40'
BF 6 Jerome Kaino Substituted off 65'
RL 5 Sam Whitelock
LL 4 Brodie Retallick Substituted off 71'
TP 3 Owen Franks Substituted off 50'
HK 2 Dane Coles Substituted off 68'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock Substituted off 46'
Replacements:
HK 16 Keven Mealamu Substituted in 68'
PR 17 Wyatt Crockett Substituted in 46'
PR 18 Charlie Faumuina Substituted in 50'
N8 19 Victor Vito Substituted in 71'
FL 20 Sam Cane Substituted in 65'
SH 21 TJ Perenara Substituted in 69'
FH 22 Beauden Barrett Substituted in 50'
CE 23 Sonny Bill Williams Substituted in 46'
Coach:
New Zealand Steve Hansen
New Zealand vs Argentina 2015-09-20.svg
FB 15 Joaquín Tuculet Substituted off 70'
RW 14 Santiago Cordero
OC 13 Marcelo Bosch
IC 12 Juan Martín Hernández
LW 11 Juan Imhoff
FH 10 Nicolás Sánchez Substituted off 69'
SH 9 Tomás Cubelli Substituted off 62'
N8 8 Leonardo Senatore Substituted off 65'
OF 7 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe
BF 6 Pablo Matera Temporarily suspended from 10' to 20' 10' to 20' Substituted off 58'
RL 5 Tomás Lavanini
LL 4 Guido Petti Pagadizábal Substituted off 23'
TP 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro Substituted off 54'
HK 2 Agustín Creevy (c) Substituted off 70'
LP 1 Marcos Ayerza
Replacements:
HK 16 Julián Montoya Substituted in 65'
PR 17 Lucas Noguera Paz Substituted in 70'
PR 18 Ramiro Herrera Substituted in 54'
LK 19 Mariano Galarza Substituted in 23'
FL 20 Juan Manuel Leguizamón Substituted in 58'
SH 21 Martín Landajo Substituted in 62'
CE 22 Jerónimo de la Fuente Substituted in 69'
FB 23 Lucas González Amorosino Substituted in 70'
Coach:
Argentina Daniel Hourcade
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Man of the Match:
Brodie Retallick (New Zealand)

Touch judges:
JP Doyle (England)
Angus Gardner (Australia)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

Notes:

  • The 89,019 crowd, surpassed the tournament's biggest crowd for a match, set in the 2003 Rugby World Cup Final, of 82,957.[8]
  • New Zealand fielded the most experienced ever starting fifteen in international history.[9]

New Zealand vs Namibia[edit]

24 September 2015
20:00
New Zealand  58–14  Namibia
Try: Vito 6' c
Milner-Skudder (2) 10' m, 40' m
Fekitoa 21' c
Barrett 31' c
Savea (2) 47' c, 75' m
Smith 61' m
Taylor 79' c
Con: Barrett (4/8) 7', 21', 32', 80'
Slade (1/1) 48'
Pen: Barrett (1/1) 5'
Report Try: Deysel 51' m
Pen: Kotzé (3/3) 14', 23', 44'
Olympic Stadium, London
Attendance: 51,820
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
New Zealand
Namibia
FB 15 Colin Slade Substituted off 52'
RW 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder
OC 13 Malakai Fekitoa
IC 12 Sonny Bill Williams Substituted off 62'
LW 11 Julian Savea
FH 10 Beauden Barrett
SH 9 TJ Perenara Substituted off 48'
N8 8 Victor Vito
OF 7 Sam Cane (c)
BF 6 Jerome Kaino Substituted off 62'
RL 5 Sam Whitelock Substituted off 52'
LL 4 Luke Romano
TP 3 Charlie Faumuina Substituted off 64'
HK 2 Codie Taylor
LP 1 Ben Franks
Replacements:
HK 16 Keven Mealamu
PR 17 Wyatt Crockett Substituted in 64'
PR 18 Tony Woodcock
N8 19 Kieran Read Substituted in 52'
FL 20 Richie McCaw Substituted in 62'
SH 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow Substituted in 48'
CE 22 Ma'a Nonu Substituted in 62'
FB 23 Ben Smith Substituted in 52'
Coach:
New Zealand Steve Hansen
New Zealand vs Namibia 2015-09-24.svg
FB 15 Johann Tromp
RW 14 David Philander Substituted off 58' Substituted in 69'
OC 13 JC Greyling
IC 12 Johan Deysel
LW 11 Conrad Marais Substituted off 45'
FH 10 Theuns Kotzé
SH 9 Eugene Jantjies Substituted off 73'
N8 8 Leneve Damens Substituted off 45' Substituted in 50' Substituted off 53'
OF 7 Tinus du Plessis Sent to blood bin 50' to 53'
BF 6 Jacques Burger (c) Substituted off 65'
RL 5 Tjiuee Uanivi
LL 4 PJ van Lill Substituted off 63'
TP 3 Aranos Coetzee Substituted off 48' Substituted in 60' Substituted off 69' Substituted in 73'
HK 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld Substituted off 73'
LP 1 Jaco Engels Temporarily suspended from 57' to 67' 57' to 67' Substituted off 69'
Replacements:
HK 16 Louis van der Westhuizen Substituted in 73'
PR 17 Casper Viviers Substituted in 58'
PR 18 Raoul Larson Substituted in 48' Substituted off 60' Substituted in 69' Substituted off 73'
FL 19 Renaldo Bothma Substituted in 45'
LK 20 Janco Venter Substituted in 65'
FL 21 Rohan Kitshoff Substituted in 63'
SH 22 Eniell Buitendag Substituted in 73'
FB 23 Chrysander Botha Substituted in 45'
Coach:
Wales Phil Davies
Johan Deysel try vs New Zealand 2015 RWC.jpg

Man of the Match:
Nehe Milner-Skudder (New Zealand)

Touch judges:
Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Mathieu Raynal (France)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

Notes:

  • This was the first ever match between these nations.
  • Richie McCaw became the most capped New Zealander player at a Rugby World Cup, surpassing Sean Fitzpatrick's record of 17.[10]

Argentina vs Georgia[edit]

25 September 2015
16:45
Argentina  54–9  Georgia
Try: Lavanini 10' m
Cubelli 47' c
Imhoff (2) 49' c, 76' m
Cordero (2) 53' c, 72' c
Landajo 70' c
Con: Sánchez (3/4) 48', 51', 54'
Bosch (2/3) 71', 74'
Pen: Sánchez (2/2) 21', 35'
Drop: Sánchez 6'
Report Pen: Kvirikashvili (3/3) 17', 20', 32'
Kingsholm, Gloucester
Attendance: 14,256
Referee: JP Doyle (England)
Argentina
Georgia
FB 15 Joaquín Tuculet
RW 14 Santiago Cordero
OC 13 Marcelo Bosch
IC 12 Juan Martín Hernández Substituted off 37'
LW 11 Juan Imhoff
FH 10 Nicolás Sánchez Substituted off 65'
SH 9 Tomás Cubelli Substituted off 58'
N8 8 Facundo Isa
OF 7 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe Substituted off 65'
BF 6 Juan Manuel Leguizamón Substituted off 58'
RL 5 Tomás Lavanini
LL 4 Matías Alemanno
TP 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro Substituted off 58'
HK 2 Agustín Creevy (c) Substituted off 63'
LP 1 Marcos Ayerza Substituted off 68'
Replacements:
HK 16 Julián Montoya Substituted in 63'
PR 17 Lucas Noguera Paz Substituted in 68'
PR 18 Ramiro Herrera Substituted in 58'
FL 19 Javier Ortega Desio Substituted in 65'
FL 20 Pablo Matera Substituted in 58'
SH 21 Martín Landajo Substituted in 58'
CE 22 Jerónimo de la Fuente Substituted in 37'
FB 23 Lucas González Amorosino Substituted in 65'
Coach:
Argentina Daniel Hourcade
Argentina vs Georgia 2015-09-25.svg
FB 15 Merab Kvirikashvili Substituted off 54'
RW 14 Tamaz Mchedlidze Substituted off 59'
OC 13 Davit Kacharava
IC 12 Merab Sharikadze
LW 11 Giorgi Aptsiauri
FH 10 Lasha Malaghuradze
SH 9 Vasil Lobzhanidze Substituted off 58'
N8 8 Mamuka Gorgodze (c) Temporarily suspended from 45' to 55' 45' to 55'
OF 7 Viktor Kolelishvili Substituted off 58'
BF 6 Giorgi Tkhilaishvili
RL 5 Konstantin Mikautadze Substituted off 49'
LL 4 Giorgi Nemsadze
TP 3 Davit Zirakashvili Substituted off 52'
HK 2 Jaba Bregvadze Substituted off 49'
LP 1 Mikheil Nariashvili Substituted off 52'
Replacements:
HK 16 Shalva Mamukashvili Substituted in 49'
PR 17 Kakha Asieshvili Substituted in 52'
PR 18 Levan Chilachava Substituted in 52'
LK 19 Levan Datunashvili Substituted in 49'
FL 20 Shalva Sutiashvili Substituted in 58'
SH 21 Giorgi Begadze Substituted in 58'
WG 22 Giorgi Pruidze Substituted in 59'
WG 23 Muraz Giorgadze Substituted in 54'
Coach:
New Zealand Milton Haig

Man of the Match:
Santiago Cordero (Argentina)

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Tonga vs Namibia[edit]

29 September 2015
16:45
Tonga  35–21  Namibia
Try: Veainu (2) 6' c, 55' m
Ram (2) 12' m, 45' m
Fosita 25' c
Con: Lilo (2/5) 7', 26'
Pen: Lilo (1/2) 35'
Morath (1/1) 73'
Report Try: Tromp 18' c
Burger (2) 49' c, 67' c
Con: Kotzé (3/3) 19', 49', 68'
Sandy Park, Exeter
Attendance: 10,103
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Tonga
Namibia
FB 15 Vunga Lilo Substituted off 60'
RW 14 David Halaifonua
OC 13 Siale Piutau (c) Substituted off 58'
IC 12 Sione Piukala
LW 11 Telusa Veainu
FH 10 Latiume Fosita
SH 9 Sonatane Takulua Substituted off 58'
N8 8 Viliami Ma'afu (c)
OF 7 Jack Ram
BF 6 Sione Kalamafoni Substituted off 33'
RL 5 Joe Tuineau
LL 4 Hale T-Pole Substituted off 43'
TP 3 Sila Puafisi Substituted off 60'
HK 2 Aleki Lutui Substituted off 47'
LP 1 Soane Tonga'uiha Substituted off 60'
Replacements:
HK 16 Paul Ngauamo Substituted in 47'
PR 17 Tevita Mailau Substituted in 60'
PR 18 Halani Aulika Substituted in 60'
LK 19 Tukulua Lokotui Substituted in 43'
N8 20 Opeti Fonua Substituted in 33'
SH 21 Samisoni Fisilau Substituted in 58'
FH 22 Kurt Morath Substituted in 58'
WG 23 William Helu Substituted in 60'
Coach:
Tonga Mana Otai
Tonga vs Namibia 2015-09-29.svg
FB 15 Chrysander Botha
RW 14 Johann Tromp Substituted off 65'
OC 13 Danie van Wyk
IC 12 Johan Deysel Substituted off 72'
LW 11 Russell van Wyk
FH 10 Theuns Kotzé
SH 9 Eniell Buitendag Substituted off 71'
N8 8 Renaldo Bothma Substituted off 68'
OF 7 Rohan Kitshoff
BF 6 Jacques Burger (c)
RL 5 Tjiuee Uanivi
LL 4 Janco Venter Substituted off 40'
TP 3 Aranos Coetzee Substituted off 72'
HK 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld Substituted off 74'
LP 1 Casper Viviers Substituted off 40'
Replacements:
HK 16 Louis van der Westhuizen Substituted in 74'
PR 17 Johnny Redelinghuys Substituted in 40'
PR 18 AJ de Klerk Substituted in 72'
FL 19 Tinus du Plessis Substituted in 68'
N8 20 PJ van Lill Substituted in 40'
CE 21 Darryl de la Harpe Substituted in 72'
SH 22 Damian Stevens Substituted in 71'
WG 23 David Philander Substituted in 65'
Coach:
Wales Phil Davies

Man of the Match:
Jack Ram (Tonga)

Touch judges:
Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes:

  • Tonga became the first team to name two captains in a Rugby World Cup match.
  • The 3 tries scored by Namibia were the most scored by the team in a World Cup match.
  • The 35 points scored by Tonga is the highest ever score it has posted in a Rugby World Cup game.
  • Kurt Morath surpassed Pierre Hola's record of 317 points for his country to become Tonga's highest-ever point scorer.[11]

New Zealand vs Georgia[edit]

2 October 2015
20:00
New Zealand  43–10  Georgia
Try: Naholo 2' c
Savea (3) 8' m, 17' m, 74' c
Coles 22' m
Read 52' c
Fekitoa 77' c
Con: Carter (4/7) 3', 53', 75', 78'
Report Try: Tsiklauri 5' c
Con: Malaghuradze (1/1) 6'
Pen: Malaghuradze (1/1) 12'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 69,187
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)
New Zealand
Georgia
FB 15 Ben Smith
RW 14 Waisake Naholo Substituted off 53'
OC 13 Conrad Smith Substituted off 63'
IC 12 Sonny Bill Williams Substituted off 56' Substituted in 63'
LW 11 Julian Savea
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Aaron Smith Substituted off 71'
N8 8 Kieran Read
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c) Substituted off 61'
BF 6 Jerome Kaino
RL 5 Sam Whitelock
LL 4 Brodie Retallick
TP 3 Charlie Faumuina Substituted off 61'
HK 2 Dane Coles Substituted off 71'
LP 1 Wyatt Crockett Substituted off 61'
Replacements:
HK 16 Keven Mealamu Substituted in 71'
PR 17 Tony Woodcock Substituted in 61'
PR 18 Owen Franks Substituted in 61'
N8 19 Victor Vito Substituted in 56'
FL 20 Sam Cane Substituted in 61'
SH 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow Substituted in 71'
SH 22 TJ Perenara
CE 23 Malakai Fekitoa Substituted in 53'
Coach:
New Zealand Steve Hansen
New Zealand vs Georgia 2015-10-02.svg
FB 15 Beka Tsiklauri
RW 14 Giorgi Aptsiauri
OC 13 Davit Kacharava
IC 12 Tamaz Mchedlidze Substituted off 76'
LW 11 Alexander Todua Substituted off 66'
FH 10 Lasha Malaghuradze
SH 9 Giorgi Begadze Substituted off 45'
N8 8 Lasha Lomidze Substituted off 68'
OF 7 Mamuka Gorgodze (c) Substituted off 48'
BF 6 Shalva Sutiashvili
RL 5 Giorgi Chkhaidze
LL 4 Levan Datunashvili
TP 3 Levan Chilachava Substituted off 51'
HK 2 Shalva Mamukashvili Substituted off 66'
LP 1 Kakha Asieshvili Substituted off 51'
Replacements:
HK 16 Simon Maisuradze Substituted in 66'
PR 17 Mikheil Nariashvili Substituted in 51'
PR 18 Anton Peikrishvili Substituted in 51'
LK 19 Konstantin Mikautadze Substituted in 48'
FL 20 Viktor Kolelishvili Substituted in 68'
SH 21 Vasil Lobzhanidze Substituted in 45'
CE 22 Merab Sharikadze Substituted in 66'
WG 23 Muraz Giorgadze Substituted in 76'
Coach:
New Zealand Milton Haig

Man of the Match:
Mamuka Gorgodze (Georgia)

Touch judges:
Angus Gardner (Australia)
Mathieu Raynal (France)
Television match official:
Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Notes:

  • This was the first ever match between these nations.

Argentina vs Tonga[edit]

4 October 2015
14:30
Argentina  45–16  Tonga
Try: Tuculet 20' c
Imhoff 22' c
Sánchez 64' m
Montoya 72' c
Cordero 80' c
Con: Sánchez (4/5) 21', 23', 73', 80'
Pen: Sánchez (4/5) 18', 26', 44', 53'
Report Try: Morath 7' m
Tonga'uiha 38' m
Pen: Morath (2/4) 33', 42'
Argentina
Tonga
FB 15 Joaquín Tuculet
RW 14 Santiago Cordero
OC 13 Matías Moroni Substituted off 71'
IC 12 Jerónimo de la Fuente
LW 11 Juan Imhoff Substituted off 58'
FH 10 Nicolás Sánchez
SH 9 Martín Landajo Substituted off 65'
N8 8 Leonardo Senatore Substituted off 51'
OF 7 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe
BF 6 Pablo Matera
RL 5 Tomás Lavanini
LL 4 Guido Petti Pagadizábal Substituted off 65'
TP 3 Ramiro Herrera Substituted off 65'
HK 2 Agustín Creevy (c) Substituted off 65'
LP 1 Marcos Ayerza Substituted off 65'
Replacements:
HK 16 Julián Montoya Substituted in 65'
PR 17 Lucas Noguera Paz Substituted in 65'
PR 18 Juan Pablo Orlandi Substituted in 65'
LK 19 Matías Alemanno Substituted in 65'
N8 20 Facundo Isa Substituted in 51'
SH 21 Tomás Cubelli Substituted in 65'
FH 22 Santiago González Iglesias Substituted in 71'
WG 23 Horacio Agulla Substituted in 58'
Coach:
Argentina Daniel Hourcade
Argentina vs Tonga 2015-10-04.svg
FB 15 Vunga Lilo Substituted off 71'
RW 14 Telusa Veainu
OC 13 Siale Piutau
IC 12 Sione Piukala Substituted off 50'
LW 11 Fetu'u Vainikolo
FH 10 Kurt Morath
SH 9 Sonatane Takulua Substituted off 71'
N8 8 Viliami Ma'afu Substituted off 61'
OF 7 Nili Latu (c)
BF 6 Sione Kalamafoni
RL 5 Joe Tuineau Substituted off 67'
LL 4 Tukulua Lokotui
TP 3 Halani Aulika Substituted off 71'
HK 2 Elvis Taione Substituted off 61'
LP 1 Soane Tonga'uiha Substituted off 61'
Replacements:
HK 16 Aleki Lutui Substituted in 61'
PR 17 Sona Taumalolo Substituted in 61'
PR 18 Sila Puafisi Substituted in 71'
LK 19 Steve Mafi Substituted in 67'
N8 20 Opeti Fonua Substituted in 61'
SH 21 Samisoni Fisilau Substituted in 71'
FH 22 Latiume Fosita Substituted in 50'
WG 23 David Halaifonua Substituted in 71'
Coach:
Tonga Mana Otai

Man of the Match:
Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)

Touch judges:
Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes

  • This was the first ever match between these nations.[12]

Namibia vs Georgia[edit]

7 October 2015
20:00
Namibia  16–17  Georgia
Try: Kotzé 74' c
Con: Kotzé (1/1) 76'
Pen: Kotzé (3/3) 2', 18', 71'
Report Try: Gorgodze 50' c
Malaghuradze 55' c
Con: Kvirikashvili (2/2) 51', 56'
Pen: Kvirikashvili (1/1) 68'
Sandy Park, Exeter
Attendance: 11,156
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
Namibia
Georgia
FB 15 Chrysander Botha
RW 14 David Philander Substituted off 40+5' Substituted in 51'
OC 13 Danie van Wyk Substituted off 28'
IC 12 Darryl de la Harpe Substituted off 76'
LW 11 Russell van Wyk
FH 10 Theuns Kotzé
SH 9 Eugene Jantjies Substituted off 68'
N8 8 Renaldo Bothma Temporarily suspended from 50' to 60' 50' to 60'
OF 7 Tinus du Plessis Sent to blood bin 60' to 68'
BF 6 Jacques Burger (c) Substituted off 10'
RL 5 Tjiuee Uanivi
LL 4 PJ van Lill Substituted off 68'
TP 3 Raoul Larson Temporarily suspended from 40+5' to 55' 40+5' to 55' Substituted off 60'
HK 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld Substituted off 71'
LP 1 Johnny Redelinghuys Substituted off 60'
Replacements:
HK 16 Louis van der Westhuizen Substituted in 71'
PR 17 Jaco Engels Substituted in 60'
PR 18 Aranos Coetzee Temporarily suspended from 40+10' to 50' 40+10' to 50' Substituted in 40+5' Substituted off 51' Substituted in 60'
FL 19 Wian Conradie Substituted in 60'
FL 20 Rohan Kitshoff Substituted in 10'
FB 21 Johann Tromp Substituted in 76'
SH 22 Damian Stevens Substituted in 68'
WG 23 Heinrich Smit Substituted in 28'
Coach:
Wales Phil Davies
Namibia vs Georgia 2015-10-07.svg
FB 15 Merab Kvirikashvili Substituted off 76'
RW 14 Tamaz Mchedlidze Substituted off 43'
OC 13 Davit Kacharava
IC 12 Merab Sharikadze
LW 11 Alexander Todua
FH 10 Lasha Malaghuradze
SH 9 Vasil Lobzhanidze Substituted off 66'
N8 8 Mamuka Gorgodze (c)
OF 7 Viktor Kolelishvili Substituted off 40+5' Substituted in 40+6' Substituted off 40'
BF 6 Giorgi Tkhilaishvili
RL 5 Konstantin Mikautadze Substituted off 57'
LL 4 Giorgi Nemsadze
TP 3 Davit Zirakashvili
HK 2 Jaba Bregvadze Temporarily suspended from 35' to 45' 35' to 45' Substituted off 57'
LP 1 Mikheil Nariashvili Substituted off 36'
Replacements:
HK 16 Shalva Mamukashvili Substituted in 40+5' Substituted off 40+6' Substituted in 57'
PR 17 Kakha Asieshvili Substituted in 36'
PR 18 Anton Peikrishvili
LK 19 Levan Datunashvili Substituted in 57'
N8 20 Lasha Lomidze Substituted in 40'
SH 21 Giorgi Begadze Substituted in 66'
WG 22 Giorgi Aptsiauri Substituted in 43'
FB 23 Beka Tsiklauri Substituted in 76'
Coach:
New Zealand Milton Haig

Man of the Match:
Tinus du Plessis (Namibia)

Touch judges:
Romain Poite (France)
Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Television match official:
Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Notes:

  • Alexander Todua earned his 50th test cap for Georgia.
  • Theuns Kotzé surpassed Jaco Coetzee's record of 335 points to become Namibia top point scorer.[13]
  • The losing bonus point for Namibia was the country's first-ever competition point in a Rugby World Cup.[14]

New Zealand vs Tonga[edit]

9 October 2015
20:00
New Zealand  47–9  Tonga
Try: B. Smith 13' c
Woodcock 31' c
Milner-Skudder (2) 52' c, 58' c
Williams 66' c
Cane 70' c
Nonu 76' m
Con: Carter (6/7) 15', 32', 54', 59', 66', 72'
Report Pen: Morath (3/3) 26', 49', 57'
St. James' Park, Newcastle
Attendance: 50,985
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
New Zealand
Tonga
FB 15 Ben Smith
RW 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder
OC 13 Conrad Smith Substituted off 62'
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu
LW 11 Waisake Naholo Substituted off 57'
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Aaron Smith Substituted off 72'
N8 8 Kieran Read (c) Temporarily suspended from 38' to 48' 38' to 48'
OF 7 Sam Cane
BF 6 Jerome Kaino
RL 5 Sam Whitelock Substituted off 66'
LL 4 Luke Romano Substituted off 49'
TP 3 Owen Franks Substituted off 62'
HK 2 Dane Coles Substituted off 66'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock Substituted off 43'
Replacements:
HK 16 Keven Mealamu Substituted in 66'
PR 17 Wyatt Crockett Substituted in 43'
PR 18 Ben Franks Substituted in 62'
LK 19 Brodie Retallick Substituted in 49'
FL 20 Liam Messam Substituted in 66'
SH 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow Substituted in 72'
FH 22 Beauden Barrett Substituted in 57'
CE 23 Sonny Bill Williams Substituted in 62'
Coach:
New Zealand Steve Hansen
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FB 15 Vunga Lilo
RW 14 Telusa Veainu Substituted off 66'
OC 13 Siale Piutau
IC 12 Latiume Fosita
LW 11 Fetu'u Vainikolo
FH 10 Kurt Morath Substituted off 62'
SH 9 Sonatane Takulua Substituted off 70'
N8 8 Viliami Ma'afu Substituted off 66'
OF 7 Nili Latu (c)
BF 6 Sione Kalamafoni
RL 5 Joe Tuineau Substituted off 54'
LL 4 Tukulua Lokotui
TP 3 Halani Aulika Substituted off 70'
HK 2 Elvis Taione Substituted off 49'
LP 1 Soane Tonga'uiha Substituted off 55'
Replacements:
HK 16 Paul Ngauamo Temporarily suspended from 70' to 80' 70' to 80' Substituted in 49'
PR 17 Sona Taumalolo Substituted in 55'
PR 18 Sila Puafisi Substituted in 70'
LK 19 Steve Mafi Substituted in 54'
FL 20 Jack Ram Substituted in 66'
SH 21 Samisoni Fisilau Substituted in 70'
CE 22 Viliami Tahitu'a Substituted in 62'
WG 23 William Helu Substituted in 66'
Coach:
Tonga Mana Otai

Man of the Match:
Nehe Milner-Skudder (New Zealand)

Touch judges:
JP Doyle (England)
Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Notes:

  • Ma'a Nonu became the sixth All Blacks player to earn his 100th test cap.[15]

Argentina vs Namibia[edit]

11 October 2015
12:00
Argentina  64–19  Namibia
Try: Hernández 7' c
Moroni 19' c
Agulla 24' c
Isa 36' m
Noguera Paz 40' c
Alemanno 49' c
Senatore 64' c
Montoya 69' c
Cubelli 74' c
Con: González Iglesias (4/5) 8', 20', 26', 40'
Socino (4/4) 50', 65', 70', 75'
Pen: González Iglesias (1/2) 12'
Report Try: Tromp 13' c
Greyling 46' c
Jantjies 80' m
Con: Kotzé (2/2) 14', 47'
Argentina
Namibia
FB 15 Lucas González Amorosino
RW 14 Matías Moroni
OC 13 Santiago González Iglesias Substituted off 65'
IC 12 Juan Pablo Socino
LW 11 Horacio Agulla
FH 10 Juan Martín Hernández Substituted off 51'
SH 9 Martín Landajo (c) Substituted off 53'
N8 8 Facundo Isa
OF 7 Javier Ortega Desio
BF 6 Pablo Matera Substituted off 50'
RL 5 Matías Alemanno Substituted off 61'
LL 4 Guido Petti Pagadizábal
TP 3 Juan Pablo Orlandi Substituted off 53'
HK 2 Julián Montoya Substituted off 70'
LP 1 Lucas Noguera Paz
Replacements:
HK 16 Agustín Creevy Substituted in 70'
PR 17 Marcos Ayerza
PR 18 Ramiro Herrera Substituted in 53'
N8 19 Leonardo Senatore Substituted in 50'
FL 20 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe Substituted in 61'
SH 21 Tomás Cubelli Substituted in 53'
CE 22 Marcelo Bosch Temporarily suspended from 53' to 63' 53' to 63' Substituted in 51'
WG 23 Juan Imhoff Substituted in 65'
Coach:
Argentina Daniel Hourcade
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FB 15 Chrysander Botha Substituted off 58'
RW 14 Johann Tromp
OC 13 JC Greyling Temporarily suspended from 11' to 21' 11' to 21' Substituted off 65'
IC 12 Johan Deysel
LW 11 Conrad Marais
FH 10 Theuns Kotzé
SH 9 Damian Stevens Substituted off 65'
N8 8 Leneve Damens Substituted off 58'
OF 7 Wian Conradie
BF 6 Rohan Kitshoff (c)
RL 5 Tjiuee Uanivi
LL 4 Janco Venter Substituted off 6'
TP 3 Aranos Coetzee Substituted off 47'
HK 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld Substituted off 52'
LP 1 Jaco Engels Substituted off 52'
Replacements:
HK 16 Louis van der Westhuizen Substituted in 52'
PR 17 Johnny Redelinghuys Substituted in 52'
PR 18 AJ de Klerk Substituted in 47'
N8 19 PJ van Lill Substituted in 6'
FL 20 Tinus du Plessis Temporarily suspended from 76' to 80' 76' to 80' Substituted in 58'
WG 21 Russell van Wyk Substituted in 58'
SH 22 Eugene Jantjies Substituted in 65'
WG 23 Heinrich Smit Substituted in 65'
Coach:
Wales Phil Davies

Man of the Match:
Horacio Agulla (Argentina)

Touch judges:
Jérôme Garcès (France)
Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

Notes:

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