2017 Autumn rugby union internationals

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The 2017 end-of-year rugby union internationals, also known as the November internationals, or autumn internationals in the Northern Hemisphere, were international rugby union matches in 2017.

Rugby Championship winners New Zealand travelled to France for two matches (one an uncapped XV match), Scotland and Wales. Argentina faced England, Ireland and Italy - with the latter two countries also hosting South Africa. The Springboks also faced their June test series opposition, France, whom they had beaten 3–0, before ending their tour in Wales, after the international window. Having beaten New Zealand in the third Bledisloe Cup Test match in October, Australia travelled to play Wales, England and Scotland, the latter of whom had beaten the Wallabies in Sydney during the June internationals.

Four Tier 2 nations faced Tier 1 opposition during the international window. Ireland and Italy hosted Fiji, the first time since 2009 for Ireland. England and Scotland played host to Samoa. France and Wales hosted historic matches against Tier 2 opposition, with Wales playing Georgia for the first time and France hosting Japan for the first time in the professional era; Japan's previous visit to France came in 1973. For Japan this was the third time in five years that they had played two Tier 1 opponents during the November tests, having already hosted Australia prior to their away match against France.

Tier 2 and Tier 3[edit]

After defeating Canada and the United States away earlier in the year, Georgia played host to the same opposition at home. Romania took on Pacific opposition, hosting Samoa, and playing Samoa, for the first time since 1989, before playing host to Tonga after losing for the first time against them in 2015.[citation needed] For the second year in a row, Spain faced Tier 2 opposition from outside of Europe, facing Canada in what was the first meeting since they first played in 2010.[citation needed] As in previous November internationals, travelling Tier 2 nations faced each other at neutral venues in Europe.[citation needed] This year saw Japan face Tonga in Toulouse, while Fiji faced Canada in Narbonne. With Uruguay's 2019 Rugby World Cup qualifier play-offs taking place in February 2018, they embarked on a two-test series against Namibia as preparation.[citation needed] This was the first time since 2000 that the two nations has met, and the first time Namibia hosted the Los Teros.[citation needed]

Having won their two-test series against Brazil in November 2015 and November 2016, Germany faced Brazil for the third year in a row, this time in a one-off test match. Germany later went on to face Chile and the United States, in what were historic first ever matches between the respective nations. Brazil also faced historic opposition, playing Belgium and Spain for the first time.[citation needed]

Fixtures[edit]

4 November 2017
14:40 JST (UTC+9)
Japan  30–63  Australia
Try: Van der Walt 44' c
Mafi 68' c
Himeno 80' c
Con: Matsuda (1/1) 44'
Tamura (2/2) 69', 80'
Pen: Matsuda (3/4) 17', 48', 53'
Report[1] Try: Kerevi (2) 5' c, 50' c
Speight 11' c
Polota-Nau 24' c
Kuridrani (3) 32' c, 39' c, 56' c
Phipps 61' c
Simmons 64' c
Con: Hodge (9/9) 6, 11, 24, 34, 40, 52, 57, 62, 65'

Notes:


11 November 2017
18:00 GET (UTC+4)
Georgia  54–22  Canada
Try: Matiashvili (2) 1' c, 68' c
Nemsadze 40' c
Chilachava 51' c
Sharikadze 57' c
Asieshvili 77' c
Con: Matiashvili (6/6) 3', 40', 53', 58', 69', 79'
Pen: Matiashvili (4/4) 9', 14', 24', 44'
Report[3] Try: Paris 33' m
Van der Merwe 55' c
Staller 60' c
Con: Staller (2/3) 56', 60'
Pen: Staller (1/1) 7'
Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (Wales)

Notes:


11 November 2017
15:00 CET (UTC+1)
Germany  45–12  Brazil
Try: Coetzee 5' m
Füchsel 12' c
Otto 23' c
Schramm (2) 34' c, 43' c
Klewinghaus 49' m
Barber 62' c
Con: Parkinson (5/7) 14', 24', 36', 44', 63'
Report[4] Try: F. Sancery 55' c
Arruda 76' m
Con: Reeves (1/2) 57'

Notes:


11 November 2017
15:00 CET (UTC+1)
Italy  19–10  Fiji
Try: Ferrari 27' c
Con: Canna (1/1) 28'
Pen: Canna (3/3) 4', 52', 57'
McKinley (1/1) 79'
Report[7] Try: Nakarawa 38' c
Con: Volavola (1/1) 39'
Pen: Volavola (1/2) 20'

Notes:


11 November 2017
14:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland  44–38  Samoa
Try: Hogg 1' c
H. Jones 34' m
McInally (2) 40' c, 45' c
Dunbar 65' m
Horne 73' c
Con: Russell (3/5) 2', 40', 46'
Horne (1/1) 75'
Pen: Russell (2/2) 14', 24'
Report[9] Try: Tyrell 27' c
Faʻasalele 49' c
Nanai-Williams 62' c
Fonotia 67' c
Treviranus 76' c
Con: Nanai-Williams (5/5) 27', 50', 63', 68', 77'
Pen: Nanai-Williams (1/2) 11'

Notes:


11 November 2017
15:00 GMT (UTC+0)
England  21–8  Argentina
Try: Hughes 22' m
Rokoduguni 65' c
Con: Ford (1/2) 67'
Pen: Ford (3/4) 6', 13', 33'
Report[11] Try: Sánchez 77' m
Pen: Boffelli (1/2) 9'

Notes:


11 November 2017
17:15 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales  21–29  Australia
Try: S. Evans 16' c
Amos 79' m
Con: Halfpenny (1/2) 18'
Pen: Halfpenny (3/4) 8', 37', 51'
Report[13] Try: Polota-Nau 12' c
Coleman 21' c
Hooper 40' m
Beale 62' c
Con: Foley (3/4) 13', 23', 63'
Pen: Hodge (1/1) 33'

Notes:


11 November 2017
17:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Ireland  38–3  South Africa
Try: Conway 24' m
Ruddock 70' c
Herring 75' c
Stockdale 80' c
Con: Sexton (1/2) 72'
Carbery (2/2) 77', 80'
Pen: Sexton (4/4) 3', 14', 19', 56'
Report[16] Pen: Jantjies (1/1) 43'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin[17]
Attendance: 51,000
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)

Notes:

  • Bundee Aki and Darren Sweetnam (both Ireland) made their international debuts.[18]
  • Seán O'Brien (Ireland) earned his 50th test cap.
  • This was Ireland's largest winning margin over South Africa, surpassing the 17 point margin set in 2006.[19]

11 November 2017
20:45 CET (UTC+1)
France  18–38  New Zealand
Try: Thomas 26' m
Penalty try 46'
Pen: Belleau (2/2) 41', 51'
Report[20] Try: Coles 8' c
Naholo (2) 21' c, 79' c
Crotty 35' c
Cane 38' c
Con: Barrett (5/5) 9', 23', 37', 40', 80'
Pen: Barrett (1/1) 16'

Notes:


18 November 2017
15:00 CET (UTC+1)
Belgium  19–23  Brazil
Try: Torfs 18' c
Dowsett (2) 45' c, 80' m
Con: Piron (1/1) 19'
Hart (1/2) 46'
Pen: Piron (0/1)
Report[23] Try: Dias 54' m
F. Sancery 58' m
Van Niekerk 72'
Con: Reeves (1/3) 73'
Pen: Reeves (2/3) 24', 64'

Notes:


18 November 2017
15:00 CET (UTC+1)
Italy  15–31  Argentina
Pen: Canna (4/4) 12', 20', 32', 48'
Drop: Violi (1/1) 56'
Report[24] Try: Cancelliere 26' m
Kremer 68' c
Tuculet 76' c
Con: Sánchez (2/3) 69', 77'
Pen: Hernández (1/1) 11'
Sánchez (3/3) 45', 53', 59'

Notes:


18 November 2017
16:00 CAT (UTC+2)
Namibia  36–52  Uruguay
Try: De la Harpe 28' c
Kitshoff 40' c
Greyling 56' m
De Klerk 63' c
Tromp 72' c
Con: Loubser (4/5) 29', 40', 63', 73'
Pen: Loubser (1/1) 21'
Report[25] Try: Sanguinetti (2) 4' c, 52' c
Silva (2) 13' c, 76' c
Nieto (2) 23' c, 36' c
Arboleya 80' c
Con: Favaro (7/7) 5', 15', 23', 37', 53', 77', 80'
Pen: Favaro (1/1) 18'

Notes:

  • Nelius Theron (Namibia) made his international debut.
  • Gastón Mieres (Uruguay) earned his 50th test cap.
  • This is the first time that Namibia has hosted Uruguay in a test match.
  • This is Uruguay's largest winning margin over Namibia, surpassing the 11-point difference set in 2000.

18 November 2017
14:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales  13–6  Georgia
Try: Amos 18' c
Con: Priestland (1/1) 20'
Pen: Priestland (2/2) 6', 61'
Report[27] Pen: Matiashvili (2/2) 28', 49'

Notes:

  • Elliot Dee (Wales) made his international debut.
  • This was the first meeting between the two nations.

18 November 2017
15:45 CET (UTC+1)
Spain  27–37  Canada
Try: Guillaume 19' c
Contardi 23' c
Auzqui 55' m
López Perez 78' m
Con: Linklater (2/4) 20', 24'
Pen: Linklater (1/1) 16'
Report[28] Try: Paris (2) 35' c, 44' c
Van der Merwe (2) 39' c, 50' c
Con: Staller (4/4) 36', 40', 45', 51'
Pen: Staller (3/4) 10', 59', 66'

Notes:


18 November 2017
15:00 GMT (UTC+0)
England  30–6  Australia
Try: Daly 53' c
Joseph 71' c
May 78' m
Care 80' m
Con: Farrell (2/4) 55', 73'
Pen: Farrell (2/2) 6', 32'
Report[30] Pen: Hodge (1/1) 48'
Foley (1/2) 63'

Notes:

  • Blake Enever (Australia) made his international debut.
  • This is England's largest winning margin over Australia, surpassing the 17-point difference set in 2010.
  • England retain the Cook Cup.
  • England extend their winning run against Australia to 5 consecutive matches, equalling their previous winning run against them set between 2000 and 2003.
  • Owen Farrell became England's all time leading points scorer against Australia, surpassing Jonny Wilkinson's 114 points.
  • Australian captain Michael Hooper's 8th international yellow card makes him the most yellow carded player in test history.

18 November 2017
17:00 CET (UTC+1)
Germany  17–46  United States
Try: Schramm 12' c
Cameron-Dow 71' c
Con: Parkinson (2/2) 13', 72'
Pen: Parkinson (1/1) 23'
Report[31] Try: Scully 39' c
Taufete'e 43' c
Davies 48' c
Matyas 62' m
MacGinty 65' c
Malcolm 79' c
Con: MacGinty (5/6) 40', 44', 49', 66', 80'
Pen: MacGinty (2/3) 16', 26'

Notes:


18 November 2017
18:00 EET (UTC+2)
Romania  17–13  Samoa
Try: Rădoi 58' c
Badiu 74' c
Con: Vlaicu (2/2) 59', 75'
Pen: Vlaicu (1/1) 18'
Report[33]
(In Romanian)
Try: Matu'u 37' c
Con: Nanai-Williams (1/1) 38'
Pen: Nanai-Williams (1/1) 35', 49'

Notes:


18 November 2017
17:15 CET (UTC+1)
Japan  39–6  Tonga
Try: Lemeki (2) 3' c, 59' c
Mafi 29' c
Leitch 32' c
Fukuoka 74' m
Con: Tamura (4/5) 4', 30', 33', 60'
Pen: Tamura (2/2) 12', 38'
Report[35] Pen: Takulua (2/2) 8', 21'

Notes:


18 November 2017
17:15 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland  17–22  New Zealand
Try: Gray 61' c
H. Jones 76' c
Con: Russell (2/2) 62', 77'
Pen: Russell (1/2) 6'
Report[38] Try: Taylor 44' m
McKenzie 50' c
B. Barrett 66' c
Con: B. Barrett (2/3) 51', 68'
Pen: B. Barrett (1/1) 38'

Notes:


18 November 2017
17:30 WET (UTC+0)
Ireland  23–20  Fiji
Try: Sweetnam 6' m
Kearney 22' m
Conan 33' c
Con: Carbery (1/3) 34'
Pen: Keatley (2/2) 65', 72'
Report[39] Try: Seniloli 39' c
T. Nagusa 44' c
Con: Volavola (2/2) 40', 45'
Pen: Volavola (2/2) 20', 68'

Notes:


18 November 2017
20:45 CET (UTC+1)
France  17–18  South Africa
Try: Belleau 26' c
Serin 75' c
Con: Belleau (2/2) 27', 76'
Pen: Belleau (1/3) 47'
Report[42] Try: Leyds 6' m
Kriel 61' c
Con: Pollard (1/2) 62'
Pen: Pollard (2/5) 17', 58'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis[21]
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

Notes:


25 November 2017
18:00 GET (UTC+4)
Georgia  21–20  United States
Try: Penalty try 16'
Chilachava 28' c
Bregvadze 39' c
Con: Matiashvili (2/2) 30', 39'
Report[43] Try: Taufete'e (2) 5' m, 23' c
Campbell 76' m
Con: MacGinty (1/3) 25'
Pen: MacGinty (1/2) 58'

Notes:


25 November 2017
15:00 CET (UTC+1)
Germany  10–32  Chile
Try: Szczesny 79' c
Con: Heimpel (1/1) 80'
Pen: Heimpel (1/1) 7'
Report[44] Try: Velarde 28' c
Perrotta 33' c
Munita 60' c
Ianiszewski 76' m
Con: Ianiszewski (3/4) 29', 34', 61'
Pen: Ianiszewski (2/3) 57', 68'

Notes:


25 November 2017
15:00 CET (UTC+1)
Italy  6–35  South Africa
Pen: Canna (2/3) 10', 19'
Report[45] Try: F. Louw 13' c
Mbonambi 23' c
Venter 33' c
Kitshoff 43' c
Mostert 75'
Con: Pollard (4/4) 15', 24', 34', 44'
Jantjies (1/1) 77'
Stadio Euganeo, Padua
Attendance: 23,595
Referee: Romain Poite (France)

Notes:


25 November 2017
16:00 CAT (UTC+2)
Namibia  34–39  Uruguay
Try: Kitshoff 26' c
De la Harpe (2) 31' c, 55' m
Nortjé 70' m
Greyling 74' m
Con: Loubser (2/3) 27', 32'
Kotzé (1/2) 75'
Pen: Loubser (1/1) 20'
Report[46] Try: Echeverriá 9' c
Ormaechea 15' c
Kessler 48' m
Arata (2) 57' c, 66' c
Con: Favaro (4/5) 11', 16', 58', 68'
Pen: Favaro (2/3) 38', 78'

25 November 2017
14:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland  53–24  Australia
Try: McGuigan (2) 15' c, 60' m
Price 39' c
Maitland 45' m
Gray 48' c
Jones 55' m
Barclay 74' c
McInally 79' c
Con: Russell (5/8) 17', 40', 49', 75', 80'
Pen: Russell (1/1) 14'
Report[47] Try: Kuridrani (2) 33' c, 36' m
Beale 42' m
Timani 68' c
Con: Foley (2/4) 34', 68'

Notes:

  • Phil Burleigh (Scotland) and Taniela Tupou (Australia) made their international debuts.
  • Stuart Hogg was named in the starting XV, but was injured in the warm-up.
  • Sekope Kepu is the first Wallaby to be red carded since Tevita Kuridrani in 2013.
  • This is Scotland's largest winning margin over Australia, surpassing the 9-point winning margin set in 1981.
  • This is the most points Scotland has ever scored against Australia.
  • This is Scotland's first win over Australia in Scotland since 2009.
  • This is the first time that Scotland has beaten Australia more than once in one calendar year.
  • Scotland retain the Hopetoun Cup for the first time since 2009/2012.

25 November 2017
15:30 CET (UTC+1)
Spain  67–28  Brazil
Report[48]
Estadio El Pantan, Villajoyosa[29][6]
Referee: Sean Gallagher (Ireland)

25 November 2017
15:00 GMT (UTC+0)
England  48–14  Samoa
Try: Brown 1' c
Lozowski 8' m
Ewels 28' c
Daly 60' c, 76' c
Slade 69' c
Rokoduguni 80' m
Con: Ford (5/7) 2', 29', 61', 70', 78'
Pen: Ford (1/1) 18'
Report[49] Try: Faʻasalele 12' c
Vui 72' c
Con: Nanai-Williams (2/2) 13', 73'
Twickenham Stadium, London[12]
Attendance: 81,911
Referee: Andrew Brace (Ireland)

Notes:


25 November 2017
18:00 EET (UTC+2)
Romania  20–25  Tonga
Try: Rădoi 54' c
Van Heerden 61' c
Con: Vlaicu (2/2) 56', 62'
Pen: Vlaicu (2/2) 4', 23'
Report[50]
(In Romanian)
Try: Pakalani 40' m
Fifita 44' c
Taina 59' c
Con: Takulua (2/3) 46', 60'
Pen: Takulua (1/1) 19'
Drop: Takulua (1/1) 69'

Notes:


25 November 2017
18:00 CET (UTC+1)
Fiji  57–17  Canada
Try: Tawake 7' c
Tuapati 22' m
Penalty try 28'
Lomani 33' c
Goneva 40' c
Yato 44' m
Nakarawa 67' c
Botia 73' c
Kunatani 77' m
Con: Volavola (5/8) 8', 34', 40', 68', 74'
Report[51] Try: Penalty try 15'
Sears-Duru 64' c
Con: Staller (1/1) 65'
Pen: Staller (1/1) 31'

Notes:

  • Ratunaisa Navuma (Fiji) made his international debut.
  • Campese Ma'afu (Fiji) earned his 50th test cap.
  • This is Fiji's largest winning margin over Canada, surpassing the 31-point difference set in 2000.

25 November 2017
17:15 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales  18–33  New Zealand
Try: S. Williams 40' m
Davies 68' c
Con: Halfpenny (1/2) 70'
Pen: Halfpenny (2/3) 8', 31'
Report[52] Try: Naholo (2) 13' c, 37' m
Lienert-Brown 56' c
Ioane (2) 61' c, 73' c
Con: B. Barrett (4/5) 14', 56', 63', 74'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff[14]
Attendance: 74,169
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

Notes:


25 November 2017
17:30 WET (UTC+0)
Ireland  28–19  Argentina
Try: Stockdale (2) 20' c, 41' c
Stander 62' m
Con: Sexton (2/3) 21', 42'
Pen: Sexton (3/3) 3', 13', 74'
Report[53] Try: Tuculet 54' c
Leguizamón 70' m
Montoya 80' c
Con: Sánchez (2/3) 55', 80'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin[17]
Attendance: 51,000
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)

Notes:


25 November 2017
20:45 CET (UTC+1)
France  23–23  Japan
Try: Slimani 39' c
Lacroix 48' c
Con: Trinh-Duc (2/2) 40', 50'
Pen: Trinh Duc (3/3) 13', 29', 67'
Report[55] Try: Horie 22' m
Lafaele 41' c
Ai Valu 72' m
Con: Tamura (1/3) 43'
Pen: Tamura (2/2) 4', 62'
U Arena, Nanterre[56]
Attendance: 23,000
Referee: Luke Pearce (England)

Notes:

  • This is the first draw between the two nations.
  • Gabriel Lacroix and Sekou Macalou (both France) made their international debuts.
  • This was the first rugby match at U Arena, which opened the previous month and became the new home of Top 14 side Racing 92 in December 2017.


2 December 2017
14:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales  24–22  South Africa
Try: Williams 4' c
Parkes (2) 7' c, 32' c
Con: Halfpenny (3/3) 5', 8', 33'
Pen: Halfpenny (1/1) 67'
Try: Gelant 36' c
Pollard 45' m
Kriel 54' c
Con: Pollard (2/3) 38', 55'
Pen: Pollard (1/1) 30'

Notes

See also[edit]

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