2012 June rugby union tests

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The 2012 mid-year rugby union tests (also known as the Summer Internationals in the Northern Hemisphere) refer to the rugby union Internationals that were played through June, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere.

These matches marked the start of a global rugby calendar established by the International Rugby Board (IRB), which runs until 2019. The calendar includes a return of traditional tours by European teams, in which a team plays multiple Tests against a southern hemisphere side, often with mid-week matches against provincial or regional sides. This year, all three of the teams that competed in the Rugby Championship's predecessor tournament, the Tri Nations, hosted European nations in three-Test series. Australia hosted Wales, marking the first three-Test series in Australia by a top European side since the Lions' 2001 tour.[1] South Africa hosted England for three Tests, the first extended tour of that country by a single nation since New Zealand toured in 1996.[2]

The new calendar also provided expanded Test opportunities for so-called "Tier 2" nations. As part of this IRB initiative, another tradition returned—tours of the Pacific Islands by major nations. Scotland became the first Tier 1 nation to play a Test in the Pacific Islands since 2006, visiting Fiji and Samoa.[3] Also, Italy toured the Americas, claiming wins over Canada and the United States and a loss to Argentina.

OverviewEdit

SeriesEdit

Tour Result Victor
Australia v Wales test series (3 tests) 3–0   Australia
New Zealand v Ireland test series (3 tests) 3–0   New Zealand
Argentina v France test series (2 tests) 1–1 Drawn
South Africa v England test series (3 tests) 2–0   South Africa
Japan v French Barbarians test series (2 tests) 0–2 French Barbarians

Other toursEdit

Team/Tour Opponents
Barbarians end of season tour   England (lost) -   Ireland (won) -   Wales (lost)
Italy tour   Argentina (lost) -   Canada (won) -   United States (won)
Scotland tour   Australia (won) -   Fiji (won) -   Samoa (won)
Georgia tour   United States (lost) -   Canada (lost)

FixturesEdit

Week 1Edit

27 May 2012
14:30 BST (UTC+01)
England   57–26 Barbarians
Try: Ashton (3) 17' c, 37' c, 43' c
Hartley 34' m
Wade 57' c
Wigglesworth 66' c
Joseph (2) 69' c, 79' c
Con: Farrell (7/8) 17', 38', 44', 57', 67', 70', 80'
Pen: Farrell (1/2) 2'
Report[4] Try: Muliaina (2) 31' m, 47' c
Tindall 63' c
Taele 71' c
Con: Donald (2/3) 32', 64'
Contepomi (1/1) 72'
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 42,269
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
FB 15 Ben Foden   50'
RW 14 Chris Ashton
OC 13 Brad Barritt
IC 12 Owen Farrell
LW 11 Christian Wade
FH 10 Charlie Hodgson
SH 9 Lee Dickson   60'
N8 8 Phil Dowson (c)   67'
OF 7 Carl Fearns   55'
BF 6 Tom Johnson   50'
RL 5 Tom Palmer
LL 4 Mouritz Botha   55'
TP 3 Paul Doran-Jones
HK 2 Dylan Hartley
LP 1 Matt Stevens   40'
Replacements:
HK 16 Lee Mears   67'
PR 17 Matt Mullan   40'
LK 18 Joe Launchbury   55'
FL 19 Jamie Gibson   55'
SH 20 Richard Wigglesworth   60'
CE 21 Jonathan Joseph   50'
FB 22 Alex Goode   50'
Coach:
  Stuart Lancaster
FB 15   Mils Muliaina
RW 14   Paul Sackey   45'
OC 13   Casey Laulala
IC 12   Mike Tindall   67'
LW 11   Iain Balshaw
FH 10   Stephen Donald
SH 9   Rory Lawson   56'
N8 8   Johnnie Beattie   67'
OF 7   Akapusi Qera   59'
BF 6   Ernst Joubert
RL 5   Anton van Zyl
LL 4   Mark Chisholm
TP 3   John Afoa
HK 2   John Smit (c)   59'
LP 1   Neemia Tialata   59'
Replacements:
HK 16   Benoît August   59'
PR 17   Duncan Jones   59'
LK 18   Pelu Taele   67'
N8 19   Raphaël Lakafia   59'
SH 20   Jérôme Fillol   56'
FH 21   Felipe Contepomi   67'
WG 22   Sailosi Tagicakibau   45'
Coach:
  John Kirwan

Assistant referees:
Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)
Simon McDowell (Ireland)

  • As per tradition, the Barbarians' side featured uncapped players: Jérôme Fillol, Ernst Joubert and Anton van Zyl.

Week 2Edit

29 May 2012
19:45 BST (UTC+01)
Ireland   28–29 Barbarians
Try: Gilroy (2) 15' c, 64' c
Earls 25' c
Zebo 44' c
Con: O'Gara (4/4) 15', 25', 44', 64'
Report[5] Try: Balshaw 11' c
C. van Zyl 18' c
Sackey 29' c
Tindall 58' m
Con: Contepomi (3/4) 11', 18', 29'
Pen: Contepomi (1/1) 78'
FB 15 Keith Earls
RW 14 Craig Gilroy
OC 13 Darren Cave
IC 12 Paddy Wallace
LW 11 Simon Zebo
FH 10 Ronan O'Gara (c)
SH 9 Conor Murray
N8 8 Peter O'Mahony   71'
OF 7 Chris Henry   60'
BF 6 John Muldoon
RL 5 Donnacha Ryan
LL 4 Dan Tuohy   60'
TP 3 Declan Fitzpatrick   58'   70'
HK 2 Mike Sherry
LP 1 Brett Wilkinson   70'
Replacements:
HK 16 Rory Best
PR 17 Ronan Loughney   58'
LK 18 Donncha O'Callaghan   60'
FL 19 James Coughlan   60'
SH 20 Paul Marshall
CE 21 Nevin Spence
WG 22 Andrew Trimble   71'
Coach:
  Declan Kidney
FB 15   Cédric Heymans   68'
RW 14   Paul Sackey
OC 13   Mike Tindall
IC 12   Damien Traille
LW 11   Sailosi Tagicakibau
FH 10   Felipe Contepomi
SH 9   Rory Lawson   71'
N8 8   Raphaël Lakafia
OF 7   Francois Louw
BF 6   Mamuka Gorgodze   66'
RL 5   Corniel van Zyl
LL 4   Mick O'Driscoll (c)
TP 3   John Afoa
HK 2   Benoît August   41'
LP 1   Duncan Jones   56'
Replacements:
HK 16   Aled de Malmanche   41'
PR 17   Neemia Tialata   56'
LK 18   Pelu Taele
FL 19   Akapusi Qera   66'
SH 20   Richie Rees   71'
FH 21   Stephen Donald   68'
WG 22   Isa Nacewa
Coach:
  John Kirwan
  • Contrary to tradition, the Barbarians' side did not feature any uncapped players in this game.

2 June 2012
14:00 BST (UTC+01)
Wales   30–21 Barbarians
Try: Robinson 10' c
Hook 71' c
Brew 79' c
Con: Hook (3/3) 11', 72', 80'
Pen: Hook (3/3) 4', 25', 51'
Report[6] Try: Donald (2) 27' c, 59' c
Rees 36' c
Con: Donald (3/3) 28', 37', 60'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 57,565
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
FB 15 Liam Williams
RW 14 Harry Robinson   35'   44'   68'
OC 13 Andrew Bishop
IC 12 James Hook
LW 11 Aled Brew
FH 10 Dan Biggar   64'
SH 9 Lloyd Williams   51'
N8 8 Ryan Jones   44'
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Josh Turnbull
RL 5 Ian Evans
LL 4 Alun-Wyn Jones   45'
TP 3 Rhodri Jones   51'
HK 2 Matthew Rees (c)   68'
LP 1 Rhys Gill   34' to 44'
Replacements:
HK 16 Richard Hibbard   68'
PR 17 Paul James   35'
LK 18 Aaron Shingler   51'
FL 19 Martyn Williams   45'
SH 20 Rhys Webb   51'
CE 21 Adam Warren   64'
FB 22 Will Harries   68'
Coach:
  Rob Howley
FB 15   Mils Muliaina   66'
RW 14   Isa Nacewa
OC 13   Mike Tindall   46'
IC 12   Casey Laulala
LW 11   Shane Williams
FH 10   Stephen Donald
SH 9   Richie Rees   56'
N8 8   Johnnie Beattie
OF 7   Mamuka Gorgodze   56'
BF 6   Francois Louw
RL 5   Mark Chisholm
LL 4   Mick O'Driscoll   40'
TP 3   John Smit (c)   46'
HK 2   Benoît August   40'
LP 1   Duncan Jones
Replacements:
HK 16   Aled de Malmanche   40'
PR 17   Neemia Tialata   46'
LK 18   Anton van Zyl   40'
N8 19   Akapusi Qera   56'
SH 20   Rory Lawson   56'
WG 21   Sailosi Tagicakibau   46'
FB 22   Cedric Heymans   66'
Coach:
  John Kirwan

Week 3Edit

5 June 2012
19:30 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia   6–9   Scotland
Pen: Harris (2/2) 32', 42'
Report[8] Pen: Laidlaw (3/4) 22', 27', 80'
Hunter Stadium, Newcastle
Attendance: 20,088
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
FB 15 Luke Morahan
RW 14 Joe Tomane
OC 13 Anthony Fainga'a
IC 12 Mike Harris
LW 11 Digby Ioane
FH 10 Berrick Barnes
SH 9 Will Genia
N8 8 Scott Higginbotham
OF 7 David Pocock (c)
BF 6 Dave Dennis   65'
RL 5 Nathan Sharpe
LL 4 Sitaleki Timani   54'
TP 3 Dan Palmer   70'
HK 2 Stephen Moore
LP 1 James Slipper
Replacements:
HK 16 Saia Fainga'a
PR 17 Ben Alexander   70'
LK 18 Rob Simmons   54'
FL 19 Michael Hooper   65'
SH 20 Nick Phipps
CE 21 Pat McCabe
WG 22 Adam Ashley-Cooper
Coach:
  Robbie Deans
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Joe Ansbro
OC 13 Nick De Luca
IC 12 Matt Scott
LW 11 Sean Lamont   38'
FH 10 Greig Laidlaw
SH 9 Mike Blair   63'
N8 8 John Barclay
OF 7 Ross Rennie
BF 6 Alasdair Strokosch
RL 5 Richie Gray
LL 4 Alastair Kellock
TP 3 Euan Murray
HK 2 Ross Ford (c)
LP 1 Ryan Grant
Replacements:
HK 16 Scott Lawson
PR 17 Jon Welsh
LK 18 Tom Ryder
N8 19 Richie Vernon
SH 20 Chris Cusiter   63'
FH 21 Duncan Weir
FB 22 Tom Brown   38'
Coach:
  Andy Robinson

Assistant referees:
Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Keith Brown (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Vinny Munro (New Zealand)


9 June 2012
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand   42–10   Ireland
Try: Savea (3) 25' c, 37' c, 43' c
Thomson 54' m
Smith 77' c
Con: Carter (4/5) 26', 38', 45, 78
Pen: Carter (3/3) 5', 14', 17'
Report[10] Try: McFadden 48' c
Con: Sexton (1/1) 49'
Pen: Sexton (1/1) 7'
Eden Park, Auckland
Attendance: 43,300
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
FB 15 Israel Dagg
RW 14 Zac Guildford   52'
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Sonny Bill Williams
LW 11 Julian Savea   64'
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Aaron Smith   56'
N8 8 Kieran Read
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Victor Vito   46'
RL 5 Sam Whitelock
LL 4 Brodie Retallick   52'
TP 3 Owen Franks   61'
HK 2 Andrew Hore   61'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock
Replacements:
HK 16 Hika Elliot   61'
PR 17 Ben Franks   61'
LK 18 Ali Williams   52'
FL 19 Adam Thomson   46'
SH 20 Piri Weepu   56'
FH 21 Aaron Cruden   64'
WG 22 Ben Smith   52'
Coach:
  Steve Hansen
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Fergus McFadden
OC 13 Brian O'Driscoll (c)
IC 12 Keith Earls   72'
LW 11 Simon Zebo
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton   57'
SH 9 Conor Murray   61'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Seán O'Brien
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony   61'
RL 5 Donnacha Ryan
LL 4 Dan Tuohy   61'
TP 3 Declan Fitzpatrick   55'
HK 2 Rory Best
LP 1 Cian Healy   71'
Replacements:
HK 16 Seán Cronin   71'
PR 17 Ronan Loughney   55'
LK 18 Donncha O'Callaghan   61'
N8 19 Kevin McLaughlin   61'
SH 20 Eoin Reddan   61'
FH 21 Ronan O'Gara   57'
OC 22 Darren Cave   72'
Coach:
  Declan Kidney

Assistant referees:
Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
James Leckie (Australia)
Television match official:
Matt Goddard (Australia)


9 June 2012
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia   27–19   Wales
Try: Higginbotham 14' c
Genia 40' c
McCabe 66' c
Con: Barnes (3/3) 15', 42', 67'
Pen: Barnes (1/3) 8'
Drop: Barnes (1/1) 49'
Report[11] Try: Cuthbert 57' c
Con: Halfpenny (1/1) 59'
Pen: Halfpenny (4/4) 21', 45', 55', 62'
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Attendance: 43,000
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
FB 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper
RW 14 Cooper Vuna   71'
OC 13 Rob Horne   50' to 55'
IC 12 Pat McCabe
LW 11 Digby Ioane
FH 10 Berrick Barnes
SH 9 Will Genia
N8 8 Wycliff Palu   58'
OF 7 David Pocock (c)
BF 6 Scott Higginbotham
RL 5 Nathan Sharpe   64'
LL 4 Rob Simmons
TP 3 Sekope Kepu
HK 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau   55'
LP 1 Benn Robinson   58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Stephen Moore   55'
PR 17 Ben Alexander   58'
FL 18 Dave Dennis   64'
FL 19 Michael Hooper   58'
SH 20 Nic White
OC 21 Anthony Fainga'a   50'   55'   71'
IC 22 Mike Harris
Coach:
  Robbie Deans
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Scott Williams   55'
LW 11 George North   28'
FH 10 Rhys Priestland
SH 9 Mike Phillips
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau   51'
OF 7 Sam Warburton (c)
BF 6 Dan Lydiate
RL 5 Luke Charteris   51'
LL 4 Bradley Davies
TP 3 Adam Jones   75'
HK 2 Ken Owens   51'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins
Replacements:
HK 16 Matthew Rees   51'
PR 17 Paul James   75'
LK 18 Alun-Wyn Jones   51'
N8 19 Ryan Jones   51'
SH 20 Lloyd Williams
FH 21 James Hook   28'
OC 22 Ashley Beck   55'
Coach:
  Rob Howley

Assistant referees:
Keith Brown (New Zealand)
Garratt Williamson (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Vinny Munro (New Zealand)


9 June 2012
17:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa   22–17   England
Try: M. Steyn 47' m
de Villiers 59' m
Con: M. Steyn (0/2)
Pen: M. Steyn (4/5) 13', 29', 69', 77'
Report[12] Try: Foden 80' m
Con: Farrell (0/1)
Pen: Farrell (4/4) 6', 26', 63', 65'
Mr Price Kings Park, Durban
Attendance: 43,052
Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)
FB 15 Zane Kirchner   40'
RW 14 JP Pietersen
OC 13 Jean de Villiers (c)
IC 12 Frans Steyn
LW 11 Bryan Habana   31'   40'
FH 10 Morné Steyn
SH 9 Francois Hougaard   56'
N8 8 Pierre Spies
OF 7 Willem Alberts
BF 6 Marcell Coetzee   72'
RL 5 Juandré Kruger
LL 4 Eben Etzebeth   58'
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis   49'   58'
HK 2 Bismarck du Plessis   65'
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira   58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Adriaan Strauss   65'
PR 17 Coenie Oosthuizen   49'
LK 18 Flip van der Merwe   58'
FL 19 Keegan Daniel   72'
SH 20 Ruan Pienaar   56'
FB 21 Patrick Lambie   40'
WG 22 Wynand Olivier   31'   40'
Coach:
  Heyneke Meyer
FB 15 Mike Brown   78'
RW 14 Chris Ashton
OC 13 Manu Tuilagi
IC 12 Brad Barritt   53'
LW 11 Ben Foden
FH 10 Owen Farrell
SH 9 Ben Youngs   72'
N8 8 Ben Morgan
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 Tom Johnson
RL 5 Geoff Parling
LL 4 Mouritz Botha   58'
TP 3 Dan Cole
HK 2 Dylan Hartley   75'
LP 1 Joe Marler   72'
Replacements:
HK 16 Lee Mears   75'
PR 17 Paul Doran-Jones   72'
LK 18 Tom Palmer   58'
N8 19 Phil Dowson
SH 20 Lee Dickson   72'
FH 21 Toby Flood   53'
FB 22 Jonathan Joseph   78'
Coach:
  Stuart Lancaster

Assistant referees:
Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Simon McDowell (Ireland)
Television match official:
Iain Ramage (Scotland)


9 June 2012
15:40 ART (UTC-03)
Argentina   37–22   Italy
Try: Leonardi 33' c
Roncero 56' c
Senatore 66' c
Contepomi 74' c
Con: Contepomi (4/4) 34', 57, 67, 75'
Pen: Contepomi (3/4) 10', 28', 44'
Report[13] Try: Penalty try 24' c
Gori 54' m
Ma. Bergamasco 79' c
Con: Burton (1/2) 25'
Bocchino (1/1) 80'
Pen: Burton (1/1) 1'
FB 15 Joaquín Tuculet
RW 14 Belisario Agulla   55'
OC 13 Gabriel Ascárate
IC 12 Felipe Contepomi (c)
LW 11 Agustín Gosio
FH 10 Ignacio Mieres
SH 9 Martín Landajo   73'
N8 8 Leonardo Senatore
OF 7 Tomás Leonardi   70'
BF 6 Genaro Fessia   50'
RL 5 Julio Farías Cabello   21' to 31'
LL 4 Esteban Lozada
TP 3 Francisco Gómez Kodela   58'
HK 2 Eusebio Guiñazú   65'
LP 1 Rodrigo Roncero
Replacements:
HK 16 Bruno Postiglioni   65'
PR 17 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro   58'
FL 18 Tomás de la Vega   50'
LK 19 Santiago Guzmán   70'
SH 20 Tomás Cubelli   73'
WG 21 Manuel Montero   55'
FB 22 Román Miralles
Coach:
  Santiago Phelan
FB 15 Luke McLean
RW 14 Giovanbattista Venditti
OC 13 Roberto Quartaroli
IC 12 Alberto Sgarbi
LW 11 Tommaso Benvenuti
FH 10 Kristopher Burton   68'
SH 9 Edoardo Gori
N8 8 Robert Barbieri   55'
OF 7 Mauro Bergamasco
BF 6 Alessandro Zanni
RL 5 Marco Bortolami (c)   44'
LL 4 Antonio Pavanello
TP 3 Martin Castrogiovanni
HK 2 Carlo Festuccia
LP 1 Alberto de Marchi
Replacements:
HK 16 Davide Giazzon
PR 17 Lorenzo Romano
LK 18 Joshua Furno   44'
FL 19 Simone Favaro   55'
SH 20 Tito Tebaldi
FH 21 Riccardo Bocchino   68'
WG 22 Giulio Toniolatti
Coach:
  Jacques Brunel

Assistant referees:
George Clancy (Ireland)
Christie du Preez (South Africa)
Television match official:
Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

  • Tomas Cubelli, Ignacio Mieres, Manuel Montero, Bruno Postiglioni and Joaquin Tuculet made their full international debuts for Argentina.
  • Alberto de Marchi made his full international debut for Italy.

9 June 2012
14:00 EDT (UTC-04)
Canada   28–25   United States
Try: Evans
Hearn
Carpenter
Con: Pritchard (2/3)
Pen: Pritchard (3/3)
Hearn (0/1)
Report[14] Try: Hume
Paterson
LaValla
Con: Holder (2/3)
Pen: Holder (2/2)
FB 15 James Pritchard
RW 14 Sean Duke
OC 13 D.T.H. van der Merwe
IC 12 Mike Scholz
LW 11 Ciaran Hearn
FH 10 Matt Evans
SH 9 Sean White
N8 8 Aaron Carpenter (c)
OF 7 Chauncey O'Toole  
BF 6 Nanyak Dala
RL 5 Tyler Hotson
LL 4 Brett Beukeboom
TP 3 Andrew Tiedemann
HK 2 Ryan Hamilton
LP 1 Hubert Buydens
Replacements:
HK 16 Jason Marshall
PR 17 Tom Dolezel
FL 18 Jebb Sinclair
FL 19 Tyler Ardron
SH 20 Kyle Armstrong
FB 21 Phil Mackenzie
CR 22 Jeff Hassler
Coach:
  Kieran Crowley
FB 15 Chris Wyles
RW 14 James Paterson
OC 13 Paul Emerick
IC 12 Andrew Suniula
LW 11 Luke Hume
FH 10 Will Holder
SH 9 Mike Petri
N8 8 Todd Clever (c)
OF 7 Andrew Durutalo
BF 6 Scott LaValla
RL 5 Brian Doyle
LL 4 Louis Stanfill
TP 3 Eric Fry
HK 2 Chris Biller
LP 1 Mike MacDonald
Replacements:
HK 16 Derek Asbun
PR 17 Shawn Pittman
LK 18 Tom Katzfey
FL 19 Taylor Mokate
SH 20 Shaun Davies
FH 21 Roland Suniula
WG 22 Colin Hawley
Coach:
  Mike Tolkin

Assistant referees:
Dave Pearson (England)
Stuart Berry (South Africa)


Week 4Edit

12 June 2012
19:30 AEST (UTC+10)
Brumbies   15–25   Wales
Pen: Holmes (5/6) 10', 38', 56', 62', 66'
Report[15] Try: Hook 19' c
Tipuric 31' c
A.W. Jones 40' m
Con: Hook (2/3) 20', 32'
Pen: Hook (2/2) 69', 76'
Canberra Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Ian Smith (Australia)
FB 15 Robbie Coleman   54'
RW 14 Cam Crawford
OC 13 Tevita Kuridrani
IC 12 Andrew Smith
LW 11 Kimami Sitauti
FH 10 Zack Holmes
SH 9 Ian Prior   31'
N8 8 Ita Vaea   52'
OF 7 Colby Faingaa
BF 6 Peter Kimlin
RL 5 Ben Hand (c)
LL 4 Leon Power   52'
TP 3 Scott Sio   31'
HK 2 Anthony Hegarty
LP 1 Ruaidhri Murphy
Replacements:
HK 16 Siliva Siliva
PR 17 JP Pradaud   31'
LK 18 Dylan Sigg   52'
LK 19 Fotu Auelua   52'
SH 20 Beau Mokoputo   31'
FH 21 Tom Cox   54'
WG 22 Jesse Mogg
Coach:
  Jake White
FB 15 Liam Williams
RW 14 Harry Robinson
OC 13 Andrew Bishop
IC 12 Ashley Beck
LW 11 Aled Brew   40'
FH 10 James Hook
SH 9 Rhys Webb
N8 8 Aaron Shingler   30'
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Josh Turnbull
RL 5 Luke Charteris
LL 4 Alun Wyn Jones (c)   40'
TP 3 Rhodri Jones
HK 2 Richard Hibbard   71'
LP 1 Paul James   45'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens   71'
PR 17 Rhys Gill   45'
LK 18 Ian Evans   40'
N8 19 Gareth Delve   30'
SH 20 Lloyd Williams   62'
FH 21 Rhys Priestland
WG 22 Alex Cuthbert   40'   62'
Coach:
  Rob Howley

Assistant referees:
Andrew Lees (Australia)
Will Houston (Australia)


13 June 2012[16]
14:30 SAST (UTC+02)
SA Barbarians South 26–54   England
Try: Engelbrecht 2' c
Franklin 34' c
Nelson 55' c
Dukisa 65' m
Con: Watts (3/4) 3', 35', 56'
Report[17] Try: Waldrom (2) 17' c, 49' m
Wade (3) 19' m, 62' c, 80' m
Lowe 22' c
Kitchener 57' m
Care 76' c
Con: Hodgson (4/8) 18', 23', 63', 76'
Pen: Hodgson (2/2) 6', 13'
FB 15 Jacquin Jansen
RW 14 Cornal Hendricks
OC 13 Kempie Rautenbach   45'
IC 12 Wayne Stevens (c)
LW 11 Norman Nelson   66'
FH 10 Elgar Watts
SH 9 Boela Abrahams   50'
N8 8 Jacques Engelbrecht
OF 7 Shaun Raubenheimer   60'
BF 6 Mpho Mbiyozo
RL 5 David Bulbring   74'
LL 4 Nolan Clark
TP 3 Ross Geldenhuys   60'   77'
HK 2 Hannes Franklin   51'
LP 1 Corné Fourie   77'
Replacements:
HK 16 Clemen Lewis   51'
PR 17 Dean Hopp   60'
LK 18 Samora Fihlani   74'
LK 19 Zandré Jordaan   60'
SH 20 Ntando Kebe   50'
FH 21 Ricardo Croy   66'
WG 22 Ntabeni Dukisa   45'
Coach:
  Jimmy Stonehouse
FB 15 Alex Goode   40'
RW 14 George Lowe   41'
OC 13 Anthony Allen
IC 12 Jordan Turner-Hall
LW 11 Christian Wade
FH 10 Charlie Hodgson
SH 9 Danny Care
N8 8 Thomas Waldrom   66'
OF 7 Carl Fearns   47'
BF 6 James Haskell   31' to 41'
RL 5 George Robson (c)
LL 4 Graham Kitchener
TP 3 Paul Doran-Jones   59'
HK 2 Joe Gray   47'
LP 1 Matt Mullan
Replacements:
HK 16 Tom Youngs   47'
PR 17 Rupert Harden   47'
LK 18 Tom Palmer
FL 19 Jamie Gibson   47'
SH 20 Lee Dickson   41'
N8 21 Phil Dowson   66'
WG 22 Nick Abendanon   40'
Coach:
  Stuart Lancaster

Assistant referees:
Mark Lawrence (South Africa)
Pro Legoete (South Africa)
Television match official:
Gerrie Coetzee (South Africa)


15 June 2012
19:00 EDT (UTC-04)
Canada   16–25   Italy
Try: Trainor 32' c
Con: Pritchard (1/1) 33'
Pen: Pritchard (3/4) 3', 29', 52'
Report[18] Try: D'Apice 50' c
Con: Burton (1/1) 51'
Pen: Burton (6/7) 11', 25', 40', 42', 61', 71'
BMO Field, Toronto, Ontario
Attendance: 12,220
Referee: Dave Pearson (England)
FB 15 James Pritchard
RW 14 Conor Trainor
OC 13 D.T.H. van der Merwe
IC 12 Mike Scholz   63'
LW 11 Phil Mackenzie
FH 10 Matt Evans
SH 9 Sean White   58'
N8 8 Aaron Carpenter (c)
OF 7 Chauncey O'Toole
BF 6 Tyler Ardron   67'
RL 5 Tyler Hotson   77'
LL 4 Jebb Sinclair
TP 3 Jason Marshall
HK 2 Mike Pletch   58'
LP 1 Hubert Buydens   15'
Replacements:
PR 16 Andrew Tiedemann   58'
PR 17 Tom Dolezel   15'
LK 18 Jon Phelan   77'
FL 19 Nanyak Dala   67'
SH 20 Ed Fairhurst   58'
FH 21 Liam Undewood
WG 22 Ciaran Hearn   63'
Coach:
  Kieran Crowley
FB 15 Alberto Benettin   47'   65'
RW 14 Giovanbattista Venditti
OC 13 Andrea Pratichetti
IC 12 Alberto Sgarbi
LW 11 Tommaso Benvenuti
FH 10 Kristopher Burton
SH 9 Tito Tebaldi   58'
N8 8 Robert Barbieri
OF 7 Simone Favaro
BF 6 Alessandro Zanni
RL 5 Antonio Pavanello
LL 4 Joshua Furno   61'
TP 3 Martin Castrogiovanni (c)
HK 2 Tommaso D'Apice   67'
LP 1 Michele Rizzo   79'
Replacements:
HK 16 Carlo Festuccia   67'
PR 17 Lorenzo Romano   79'
LK 18 Marco Fuser   61'   75'
FL 19 Mauro Bergamasco   75'
SH 20 Edoardo Gori   58'
FH 21 Riccardo Bocchino
FB 22 Giulio Toniolatti   47'   65'
Coach:
  Jacques Brunel

16 June 2012
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand   22–19   Ireland
Try: A. Smith 42' c
Con: Carter (1/1) 43'
Pen: Carter (4/5) 22', 30', 35', 64'
Drop: Carter (1/1) 81'
Report[19] Try: Murray 11' c
Con: Sexton (1/1) 12'
Pen: Sexton (4/5) 20', 47', 65', 69'
Rugby League Park, Christchurch
Attendance: 21,000
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
FB 15 Israel Dagg   71' to 80'
RW 14 Zac Guildford
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Sonny Bill Williams
LW 11 Julian Savea   73'
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Aaron Smith   64'
N8 8 Kieran Read   40'
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Adam Thomson   65'   69'
RL 5 Sam Whitelock
LL 4 Brodie Retallick   64'   65'   69'
TP 3 Owen Franks   57'
HK 2 Andrew Hore
LP 1 Tony Woodcock
Replacements:
HK 16 Hika Elliot
PR 17 Ben Franks   57'
LK 18 Ali Williams   64'
LK 19 Sam Cane   40'
SH 20 Piri Weepu   64'
FH 21 Aaron Cruden
WG 22 Ben Smith   73'
Coach:
  Steve Hansen
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Fergus McFadden
OC 13 Brian O'Driscoll (c)
IC 12 Gordon D'Arcy   51'
LW 11 Andrew Trimble
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton
SH 9 Conor Murray   64'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Seán O'Brien
BF 6 Kevin McLaughlin   61'
RL 5 Donnacha Ryan
LL 4 Dan Tuohy   58'
TP 3 Mike Ross
HK 2 Rory Best
LP 1 Cian Healy
Replacements:
HK 16 Seán Cronin
PR 17 Declan Fitzpatrick
LK 18 Donncha O'Callaghan   58'
N8 19 Peter O'Mahony   61'
SH 20 Eoin Reddan   64'
FH 21 Ronan O'Gara   51'
WG 22 Simon Zebo
Coach:
  Declan Kidney

Assistant referees:
Romain Poite (France)
Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Television match official:
Matt Goddard (Australia)

  • This was Ireland's first Test match in Christchurch.

16 June 2012
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia   25–23   Wales
Try: Horne 38' c
Con: Barnes (1/1) 39'
Pen: Barnes (5/6) 19', 29', 47', 58', 64'
Harris (1/1) 80'
Report[20] Try: North 3' c
Davies 43' c
Con: Halfpenny (2/2) 4', 44'
Pen: Halfpenny (3/3) 49', 60', 66'
Etihad Stadium, Melbourne
Attendance: 33,880
Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
FB 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper
RW 14 Cooper Vuna   59' to 69'   70'
OC 13 Rob Horne
IC 12 Pat McCabe
LW 11 Digby Ioane
FH 10 Berrick Barnes   72'
SH 9 Will Genia
N8 8 Wycliff Palu   54'
OF 7 David Pocock (c)
BF 6 Scott Higginbotham
RL 5 Nathan Sharpe
LL 4 Rob Simmons   69'
TP 3 Sekope Kepu
HK 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau   50'
LP 1 Benn Robinson   64'
Replacements:
HK 16 Stephen Moore   50'
PR 17 Ben Alexander   64'
FL 18 Dave Dennis   54'
FL 19 Michael Hooper   69'
SH 20 Nic White
OC 21 Anthony Fainga'a   70'
IC 22 Mike Harris   72'
Coach:
  Robbie Deans
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Ashley Beck
LW 11 George North
FH 10 Rhys Priestland
SH 9 Mike Phillips   65'
N8 8 Ryan Jones
OF 7 Sam Warburton (c)
BF 6 Dan Lydiate
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones   67'
LL 4 Bradley Davies
TP 3 Adam Rhys Jones
HK 2 Matthew Rees   66'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins
Replacements:
HK 16 Richard Hibbard   66'
PR 17 Paul James
LK 18 Luke Charteris   67'
N8 19 Justin Tipuric
SH 20 Rhys Webb   65'
FH 21 James Hook
WG 22 Scott Williams
Coach:
  Rob Howley

Assistant referees:
Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Garratt Williamson (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Vinny Munro (New Zealand)


16 June 2012
14:00 (UTC+12)
Fiji   25–37   Scotland
Try: Domolailai 24' m
Nayacalevu 48' c
Talebula 64' c
Con: Ralulu (2/3) 49', 65'
Pen: Ralulu (2/3) 5', 7'
Report[21] Try: Laidlaw 16' c
Penalty try 21' c
Visser (2) 36' c, 72' c
Con: Laidlaw (4/4) 17', 22', 37', 72'
Pen: Laidlaw (3/3) 32', 46', 69'
Churchill Park, Lautoka
Attendance: 15,000[22]
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
FB 15 Isimeli Koniferedi   60'
RW 14 Waisea Nayacalevu
OC 13 Vereniki Goneva
IC 12 Aloisio Buto   58'
LW 11 Watisoni Votu
FH 10 Jonetani Ralulu
SH 9 Nikola Matawalu   66'
N8 8 Netani Talei (c)
OF 7 Malakai Ravulo   17'
BF 6 Iliesa Ratuva   70'
RL 5 Leone Nakarawa
LL 4 Apisai Naikatini
TP 3 Setefano Somoca
HK 2 Viliame Veikoso   60'
LP 1 Jerry Yanuyanutawa   58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Talemaitoga Tuapati   60'
PR 17 Waisea Daveta   58'
FL 18 Josefa Domolailai   17'
LK 19 Kelepi Ketedromo   70'
SH 20 Nemia Kenatale   66'
WG 21 Kameli Ratuvou   58'
FB 22 Metuisela Talebula   60'
Coach:
  Inoke Male
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Max Evans   62'
OC 13 Nick De Luca
IC 12 Matt Scott
LW 11 Tim Visser
FH 10 Greig Laidlaw   77'
SH 9 Mike Blair   55'
N8 8 John Barclay   58'
OF 7 Ross Rennie
BF 6 Alasdair Strokosch
RL 5 Richie Gray   78'
LL 4 Alastair Kellock
TP 3 Euan Murray   66'
HK 2 Ross Ford (c)   77'
LP 1 Ryan Grant
Replacements:
HK 16 Scott Lawson   77'
PR 17 Geoff Cross   66'
LK 18 Tom Ryder   78'
FL 19 Richie Vernon   58'
SH 20 Chris Cusiter   55'
FH 21 Duncan Weir   77'
WG 22 Sean Lamont   62'
Coach:
  Andy Robinson

Assistant referees:
Ian Smith (Australia)
Andrew Lees (Australia)

  • Tim Visser made his debut for Scotland, only four days after becoming eligible by completing three years' residency.

16 June 2012
17:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa   36–27   England
Try: Alberts 4' m
B. du Plessis 9' c
Hougaard 19' c
Pietersen 73' m
Con: M. Steyn (2/4) 10', 20'
Pen: M. Steyn (3/6) 15', 46', 58'
Drop: M. Steyn (1/1) 26'
Report[23] Try: Flood 23' c
Youngs (2) 51' c, 61' c
Con: Flood (3/3) 24', 52', 62'
Pen: Flood (2/2) 9', 64'
Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg
Attendance: 60,101
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
FB 15 Patrick Lambie   44'
RW 14 JP Pietersen
OC 13 Jean de Villiers (c)
IC 12 Frans Steyn
LW 11 Bryan Habana   57'
FH 10 Morné Steyn
SH 9 Francois Hougaard
N8 8 Pierre Spies
OF 7 Willem Alberts   52'
BF 6 Marcell Coetzee
RL 5 Juandré Kruger   62'
LL 4 Eben Etzebeth
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis   59'
HK 2 Bismarck du Plessis   60'
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira
Replacements:
HK 16 Adriaan Strauss   60'
PR 17 Werner Kruger   59'
LK 18 Flip van der Merwe   62'
FL 19 Keegan Daniel   52'
SH 20 Ruan Pienaar   57'
WG 21 Wynand Olivier   44'
FB 22 Bjorn Basson
Coach:
  Heyneke Meyer
FB 15 Ben Foden
RW 14 Chris Ashton
OC 13 Jonathan Joseph   77'
IC 12 Manu Tuilagi
LW 11 David Strettle   59'
FH 10 Toby Flood
SH 9 Ben Youngs   74'
N8 8 Ben Morgan   46'
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 Tom Johnson
RL 5 Geoff Parling
LL 4 Mouritz Botha   44'
TP 3 Dan Cole   49'   56'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley   74'
LP 1 Joe Marler   56'
Replacements:
HK 16 Lee Mears   74'
PR 17 Alex Corbisiero   49'
LK 18 Tom Palmer   44'
FL 19 Thomas Waldrom   46'
SH 20 Lee Dickson   74'
FH 21 Owen Farrell   59'
FB 22 Alex Goode   77'
Coach:
  Stuart Lancaster

Assistant referees:
Steve Walsh (Australia)
Simon McDowell (Ireland)
Television match official:
Iain Ramage (Scotland)


16 June 2012
18:10 ART (UTC-03)
Argentina   23–20   France
Try: Agulla 4' c
Montero 76' c
Con: Contepomi (2/2) 5', 77'
Pen: Contepomi (3/6) 24', 39', 56'
Report[24] Try: Picamoles 26' m
Con: Parra (0/1)
Pen: Parra (4/5) 3', 10', 22', 43'
Trinh-Duc (1/1) 52'
FB 15 Román Miralles   40'
RW 14 Belisario Agulla
OC 13 Joaquín Tuculet
IC 12 Felipe Contepomi (c)
LW 11 Manuel Montero
FH 10 Ignacio Mieres
SH 9 Martín Landajo   48'
N8 8 Tomás Leonardi   51' to 61'
OF 7 Tomás de la Vega
BF 6 Julio Farías Cabello
RL 5 Esteban Lozada   56'
LL 4 Benjamín Macome   65'
TP 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro   56'
HK 2 Bruno Postiglioni   56'
LP 1 Eusebio Guiñazú
Replacements:
HK 16 Andrés Bordoy   56'
PR 17 Pablo Henn   56'
LK 18 Rodrigo Bruno   65'
LK 19 Rodrigo Báez   56'
SH 20 Tomás Cubelli   48'
FB 21 Benjamín Urdapilleta   40'
WG 22 Facundo Barrea
Coach:
  Santiago Phelan
FB 15 Brice Dulin
RW 14 Jean-Marcellin Buttin
OC 13 Wesley Fofana
IC 12 Florian Fritz   78'
LW 11 Yoann Huget
FH 10 François Trinh-Duc   58'
SH 9 Morgan Parra
N8 8 Louis Picamoles   66'
OF 7 Fulgence Ouedraogo
BF 6 Wenceslas Lauret
RL 5 Yoann Maestri   74'
LL 4 Pascal Papé (c)
TP 3 David Attoub
HK 2 Dimitri Szarzewski   66'
LP 1 Yvan Watremez   40'
Replacements:
HK 16 Christopher Tolofua   66'
PR 17 Vincent Debaty   40'
LK 18 Romain Taofifenua   74'
FL 19 Alexandre Lapandry   66'
SH 20 Maxime Machenaud
FH 21 Frédéric Michalak   58'
CE 22 Maxime Mermoz   78'
Coach:
  Philippe Saint-André

Assistant referees:
Wayne Barnes (England)
Christie du Preez (South Africa)
Television match official:
Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

  • Brice Dulin, Romain Taofifenua, Christopher Tolofua and Yvan Watremez made their full international debuts for France in this match.
  • Rodrigo Baez made his full international debut for Argentina in this match.

16 June 2012
19:00 MDT (UTC-06)
United States   36–20   Georgia
Try: A. Suniula 10' m
Paterson 26' c
Petri 35' c
Clever 73' m
Con: Wyles (2/4)
Pen: Wyles (4/7) 2', 23', 39', 59'
Report[26] Try: Kvirikashvili 18' m
Sharikadze 50' m
Kacharava 60' c
Con: Kvirikashvili (1/3)
Pen: Kvirikashvili (1/1) 32'
FB 15 Chris Wyles
RW 14 Luke Hume
OC 13 Paul Emerick   40'
IC 12 Andrew Suniula
LW 11 James Paterson
FH 10 Roland Suniula   78'
SH 9 Mike Petri   75'
N8 8 Todd Clever (c)
OF 7 Scott LaValla
BF 6 Taylor Mokate   48'
RL 5 Brian Doyle
LL 4 Louis Stanfill
TP 3 Eric Fry   75'
HK 2 Chris Biller   78'
LP 1 Shawn Pittman
Replacements:
HK 16 Derek Asbun   78'
PR 17 Tolifili Liufau   75'
PR 18 Mike MacDonald
FL 19 Andrew Durutalo   48'
SH 20 Shaun Davies   75'
FH 21 Will Holder   78'
CE 22 Colin Hawley   40'
Coach:
  Mike Tolkin
FB 15 Lasha Khmaladze
RW 14 Irakli Machkhaneli
OC 13 Davit Kacharava
IC 12 Merab Sharikadze
LW 11 Sandro Todua   49'
FH 10 Merab Kvirikashvili   43'
SH 9 Irakli Abuseridze (c)   71'
N8 8 Giorgi Chkhaidze
OF 7 Givi Berishvili   49'
BF 6 Grigol Labadze
RL 5 Vakhtang Maisuradze   40'
LL 4 Beka Bitsadze
TP 3 Davit Zirikashvili
HK 2 Revaz Belkania   53'
LP 1 Mikheil Nariashvili
Replacements:
HK 16 Shalva Mamukashvili   53'
PR 17 Irakli Mirtskhulava
LK 18 Zviad Maisuradze   40'
FL 19 Giorgi Tkhilaishvili   49'
SH 20 Giorgi Begadze   71'
FH 21 Lasha Malaguradze   43'
WG 22 Irakli Kiasashvili   49'
Coach:
  Milton Haig

Assistant referees:
Jérôme Garcès (France)
Dave Smortchevsky (Canada)

  • Three players made their full international debuts for the USA: Derek Asbun, Shaun Davies, and Tolifili Liufau.

Week 5Edit

19 June 2012
19:10 SAST (UTC+02)
SA Barbarians North 31–57   England
Try: Engelbrecht 15' c
Venter (2) 52' c, 55' c
Scholtz 76' c
Con: Roos (4/4)
Pen: Roos (1/1) 5'
Report[28] Try: Abendanon (3) 18' c, 31' c, 35' c
Morgan 23' c
May (2) 62' m, 69' c Allen 74' c
Penalty try 79' c
Con: Hodgson (7/8)
Pen: Hodgson (1/1) 6'
FB 15 JC Roos
RW 14 Danwel Demas
OC 13 JW Jonker (c)
IC 12 Joubert Engelbrecht
LW 11 Deon Scholtz   77'
FH 10 Coenie van Wyk   73'
SH 9 Shaun Venter   75'
N8 8 Nicky Steyn
OF 7 MB Lusaseni   67'
BF 6 Jaco Bouwer   68'
RL 5 Rudi Mathee
LL 4 Eduan van der Walt   61'
TP 3 Ashley Buys   71'
HK 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld
LP 1 BG Uys
Replacements:
HK 16 Pellow van der Westhuizen   68'
PR 17 Zane Killian   71'
LK 18 Boela Serfontein   61'
FL 19 Martin Sithole   67'
SH 20 Andries Mahoney   75'
FH 21 Hoffmann Maritz   73'
WG 22 Tertius Maarman   77'
Coach:
  Jimmy Stonehouse
FB 15 Nick Abendanon
RW 14 Christian Wade   67'
OC 13 Anthony Allen
IC 12 Jordan Turner-Hall
LW 11 Ugo Monye   26'
FH 10 Charlie Hodgson
SH 9 Lee Dickson   40'
N8 8 Ben Morgan
OF 7 Carl Fearns
BF 6 Jamie Gibson   54' to 64'
RL 5 George Robson (c)
LL 4 Graham Kitchener   57'
TP 3 Paul Doran-Jones   67'
HK 2 Tom Youngs   57'
LP 1 Matt Mullan
Replacements:
HK 16 Joe Gray   57'
PR 17 Rupert Harden   67'
LK 18 Mouritz Botha   57'
FL 19 James Haskell
SH 20 Karl Dickson   40'
WG 21 David Strettle   67'
OC 22 Jonny May   26'
Coach:
  Stuart Lancaster

Assistant referees:
Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
Pro Legoete (South Africa)
Television match official:
Johan Meuwesen (South Africa)


20 June 2012
19:30 JST (UTC+09)
Japan   21–40 French Barbarians
Try: Ono 33' c
Tamura 41' c
Ito 68' c
Con: Tamura (3/3) 33', 41', 68'
Report[29] Try: Lapeyre (2) 2' m, 30' c
Lacrampe 10' c
O'Connor 40' c
Arias 80' m
Con: Lopez (3/5) 11', 30', 40'
Pen: Lapeyre (1/1) 23'
Lopez (1/1) 38'
Bernard (1/1) 79'
FB 15 Yasunori Nagatomo
RW 14 Tashiaki Hirose (c)   60'
OC 13 Tomohiro Senba
IC 12 Yu Tamura
LW 11 Sho Takenaka
FH 10 Kosei Ono
SH 9 Jun Fujii   60'
N8 8 Shoji Ito
OF 7 Takamichi Sasaki   65'
BF 6 Tsuyoshi Murata   57'
RL 5 Michael Broadhurst
LL 4 Koji Shinozuka
TP 3 Hiroshi Yamashita   62'
HK 2 Ryuhei Arita   41'
LP 1 Masakazu Nagano
Replacements:
HK 16 Takeshi Kizu   41'
PR 17 Hidetatsu Tuboi   62'
LK 18 Shinya Makabe   57'
FL 19 Yusaku Kuwazuru
SH 20 Keisuke Uchida   60'
CE 21 Harumichi Tatekawa   65'
FB 22 Ayumu Goromaru   60'
Coach:
  Eddie Jones
FB 15   Benjamin Lapeyre
RW 14   Julien Arias
OC 13   Henry Chavancy
IC 12   Guillaume Boussès   60'
LW 11   Marvin O'Connor
FH 10   Camille Lopez   12' to 22'   60'
SH 9   Thierry Lacrampe   50' to 60'
N8 8   Damien Chouly
OF 7   Pierre Rabadan   61'   70'
BF 6   Ibrahim Diarra   70'
RL 5   Romain Millo-Chluski
LL 4   Matthias Rolland   53'
TP 3   Rabah Slimani   53'   77'
HK 2   William Servat (c)   70'
LP 1   Yannick Forestier   77'
Replacements:
HK 16   Mathieu Bonello   70'
PR 17   Aretz Iguiniz   53'
LK 18   Robins Tchalé-Watchou   53'
FL 19   Antonie Claassen   61'
FH 20   Pierre Bernard   60'
UB 21   Romain Teulet
FB 22   Hugo Bonneval   60'
Coach:
  Laurent Labit and Laurent Travers
  • This match was the first ever encounter between Japan and the French Barbarians. (Both teams had however played twice against each other in Sevens tournaments, at the Hong Kong Sevens in 1987 and at the Air France Sevens in 1999, the Baa-Baas claiming both victories.)
  • Pierre Bernard, Hugo Bonneval (following in his father Eric's footsteps), Henry Chavancy, Ibrahim Diarra, Thierry Lacrampe, Camille Lopez, Romain Millo-Chluski, Marvin O'Connor, Rabah Slimani and captain William Servat all made their debuts in the blue-striped shirt.

23 June 2012
15:30 SST (UTC+13)
Samoa   16–17   Scotland
Try: T. Pisi 61' c
Con: T. Pisi (1/1) 62'
Pen: T. Pisi (2/3) 23', 42'
Drop: T. Pisi 15'
Report[30] Try: Ansbro 17' c
Harley 78' c
Con: Laidlaw (2/2) 18', 79'
Pen: Laidlaw (1/1) 51'
FB 15 Fa’atoina Autagavaia
RW 14 Paul Perez
OC 13 Fautua Otto   28'
IC 12 Paul Williams
LW 11 David Lemi (c)
FH 10 Tusi Pisi
SH 9 Kahn Fotuali'i   79'
N8 8 Kane Thompson
OF 7 Maurie Fa'asavalu
BF 6 Ben Masoe   58'
RL 5 Daniel Crichton   40'
LL 4 Fa’atiga Lemalu
TP 3 Census Johnston   40'   73'   76'
HK 2 Ti’i Paulo   64'
LP 1 Sakaria Taulafo   73'   76'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ole Avei   64'
PR 17 Logovi'i Mulipola   40'
LK 18 Joe Tekori   40'
FL 19 Afa Aioni   58'
SH 20 Jeremy Su'a   79'
FH 21 Ki Anufe
FB 22 Lolo Lui   28'
Coach:
  Stephen Betham
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Sean Lamont
OC 13 Joe Ansbro   58'
IC 12 Matt Scott
LW 11 Tim Visser
FH 10 Greig Laidlaw
SH 9 Chris Cusiter   44'
N8 8 Richie Vernon   63'
OF 7 Ross Rennie
BF 6 Alasdair Strokosch
RL 5 Alastair Kellock   70'
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 Euan Murray
HK 2 Ross Ford (c)   64'
LP 1 Ryan Grant
Replacements:
HK 16 Scott Lawson   64'
PR 17 Geoff Cross
LK 18 Tom Ryder   70'
FL 19 Rob Harley   63'
SH 20 Mike Blair   44'
FH 21 Duncan Weir
WG 22 Max Evans   58'
Coach:
  Andy Robinson

Assistant referees:
Ian Smith (Australia)
Andrew Lees (Australia)

  • Originally, New Zealand referee Chris Pollock was meant to referee this match, but due to injury, Jaco Peyper of South Africa was the referee. He also refereed both the Australia and the Fiji games.
  • It was announced just 50 minutes before kick-off that Nick De Luca was out of the match due to a thigh strain, and would be replaced by Joe Ansbro.

23 June 2012
15:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia   20–19   Wales
Try: Horne 64' m
Con: Barnes (0/1)
Pen: Barnes (5/5) 3', 9', 16', 38', 74'
Report[31] Try: R. Jones 60' c
Con: Halfpenny (1/1) 61'
Pen: Halfpenny (4/5) 7', 13', 24', 70'
FB 15 Kurtley Beale
RW 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper
OC 13 Rob Horne
IC 12 Pat McCabe   34'
LW 11 Digby Ioane
FH 10 Berrick Barnes
SH 9 Will Genia
N8 8 Wycliff Palu
OF 7 David Pocock (c)
BF 6 Scott Higginbotham   56'
RL 5 Nathan Sharpe
LL 4 Sitaleki Timani   72'
TP 3 Sekope Kepu   56'
HK 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau   56'
LP 1 Benn Robinson
Replacements:
HK 16 Stephen Moore   56'
PR 17 Ben Alexander   56'
LK 18 Rob Simmons   72'
FL 19 Dave Dennis   56'
FL 20 Michael Hooper
SH 21 Nic White
OC 22 Anthony Fainga'a   34'
Coach:
  Robbie Deans
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Ashley Beck   65'
LW 11 George North
FH 10 Rhys Priestland   69'
SH 9 Mike Phillips
N8 8 Ryan Jones   49'   56'
OF 7 Sam Warburton (c)   28'
BF 6 Dan Lydiate
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones   65'
LL 4 Bradley Davies
TP 3 Adam Rhys Jones
HK 2 Matthew Rees   65'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins   40'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens   65'
PR 17 Paul James   40'
LK 18 Luke Charteris   49'   56'   65'
N8 19 Justin Tipuric   28'
SH 20 Rhys Webb
FH 21 James Hook   69'
WG 22 Scott Williams   65'
Coach:
  Rob Howley

Assistant referees:
Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Jonathon White (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Vinny Munro (New Zealand)


23 June 2012
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand   60–0   Ireland
Try: Cane (2) 6' c, 43' c
S.B. Williams (2) 11' c, 18' c
B. Smith 22' m
Gear 49' m
Messam 57' m
Dagg 62' c
Thomson 72' c
Con: Cruden (2/2) 7', 12'
Dagg (1/2) 19'
Barrett (3/3) 44', 63', 73'
Pen: Dagg (0/1)
Barrett (1/1) 40'
Report[32]
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Attendance: 25,100
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
FB 15 Israel Dagg
RW 14 Ben Smith
OC 13 Conrad Smith   60'
IC 12 Sonny Bill Williams
LW 11 Hosea Gear
FH 10 Aaron Cruden   23'
SH 9 Aaron Smith   60'
N8 8 Richie McCaw (c)
OF 7 Sam Cane   69'
BF 6 Liam Messam
RL 5 Sam Whitelock   57'
LL 4 Luke Romano
TP 3 Owen Franks
HK 2 Andrew Hore   43'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock   76'
Replacements:
HK 16 Keven Mealamu   43'
PR 17 Ben Franks   76'
LK 18 Brodie Retallick   57'
FL 19 Adam Thomson   69'
SH 20 Piri Weepu   60'
FH 21 Beauden Barrett   23'
IC 22 Tamati Ellison   60'
Coach:
  Steve Hansen
FB 15 Rob Kearney   40' to 50'
RW 14 Fergus McFadden
OC 13 Brian O'Driscoll (c)
IC 12 Paddy Wallace   54'
LW 11 Keith Earls   50'   54'   73'
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton
SH 9 Conor Murray   59'
N8 8 Peter O'Mahony
OF 7 Seán O'Brien
BF 6 Kevin McLaughlin   54'
RL 5 Donnacha Ryan
LL 4 Dan Tuohy   55'
TP 3 Mike Ross   59'
HK 2 Rory Best   68'
LP 1 Cian Healy
Replacements:
HK 16 Seán Cronin   68'
PR 17 Declan Fitzpatrick   59'
LK 18 Donncha O'Callaghan   55'
FL 19 Chris Henry   54'
SH 20 Eoin Reddan   59'
FH 21 Ronan O'Gara   54'
WG 22 Andrew Trimble   50'   54'   73'
Coach:
  Declan Kidney

Assistant referees:
Pascal Gauzere (France)
James Leckie (Australia)
Television match official:
Matt Goddard (Australia)

  • New Zealand captain Richie McCaw picked up his 94th Test victory, breaking the all-time record he previously shared with Australia's George Gregan.[33]

23 June 2012
17:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa   14–14   England
Try: Pietersen 61' m
Con: M. Steyn (0/1)
Pen: M. Steyn (3/5) 6', 15', 27'
Drop: M. Steyn (0/1)
Report[34] Try: Care 11' m
Con: Flood (0/1)
Pen: Flood (1/2) 2'
Farrell (2/2) 44', 71'
Drop: Farrell (0/2)
FB 15 Gio Aplon
RW 14 JP Pietersen
OC 13 Jean de Villiers (c)
IC 12 Wynand Olivier
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Morné Steyn
SH 9 Francois Hougaard   49'
N8 8 Pierre Spies
OF 7 Jacques Potgieter   54'
BF 6 Marcell Coetzee
RL 5 Juandré Kruger
LL 4 Eben Etzebeth   54'
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis   75'
HK 2 Bismarck du Plessis   63'
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira
Replacements:
HK 16 Adriaan Strauss   63'
PR 17 Werner Kruger   75'
LK 18 Flip van der Merwe   54'
FL 19 Ryan Kankowski   54'
SH 20 Ruan Pienaar   49'
FB 21 Elton Jantjies
WG 22 Bjorn Basson
Coach:
  Heyneke Meyer
FB 15 Alex Goode
RW 14 Chris Ashton
OC 13 Jonathan Joseph   63'
IC 12 Manu Tuilagi
LW 11 Ben Foden
FH 10 Toby Flood   12'
SH 9 Danny Care
N8 8 Thomas Waldrom
OF 7 James Haskell
BF 6 Tom Johnson   54'   61'   66'
RL 5 Geoff Parling
LL 4 Tom Palmer   66'
TP 3 Dan Cole
HK 2 Dylan Hartley (c)   51' to 61'
LP 1 Alex Corbisiero
Replacements:
HK 16 Lee Mears   54'   61'
PR 17 Joe Marler
LK 18 Mouritz Botha   66'
N8 19 Phil Dowson   66'
SH 20 Lee Dickson
FH 21 Owen Farrell   12'   27'   35'
OC 22 Brad Barritt   27'   35'   63'
Coach:
  Stuart Lancaster

Assistant referees:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
John Lacey (Ireland)
Television match official:
Giulio De Santis (Italy)


23 June 2012
18:10 ART (UTC-03)
Argentina   10–49   France
Try: Vega 74' c
Con: Contepomi (1/1) 74'
Pen: Contepomi (1/1) 25'
Report[36] Try: Fall 11' c
Huget (2) 33' c, 62' m
Machenaud 39' c
Mermoz 55' c
Lapandry 67' c
Con: Michalak (5/6) 12', 33', 40', 56', 68'
Pen: Michalak (3/3) 17', 27', 30'
Estadio José Fierro, Tucumán
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
FB 15 Joaquín Tuculet   40'
RW 14 Facundo Barrea
OC 13 Agustín Gosio
IC 12 Felipe Contepomi (c)
LW 11 Manuel Montero
FH 10 Benjamín Urdapilleta
SH 9 Tomás Cubelli
N8 8 Leonardo Senatore   58'
OF 7 Tomás Leonardi
BF 6 Tomás de la Vega
RL 5 Esteban Lozada
LL 4 Julio Farías Cabello   27'
TP 3 Francisco Gómez Kodela
HK 2 Andrés Bordoy   55'
LP 1 Eusebio Guiñazú
Replacements:
PR 16 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro
HK 17 Bruno Postiglioni   55'
LK 18 Santiago Guzmán
LK 19 Benjamin Macome   27'
FL 20 Rodrigo Báez   58'
SH 21 Martín Landajo
CE 22 Gabriel Ascarate   40'
Coach:
  Santiago Phelan
FB 15 Brice Dulin
RW 14 Benjamin Fall   58'
OC 13 Florian Fritz
IC 12 Maxime Mermoz
LW 11 Yoann Huget
FH 10 Frédéric Michalak   69'
SH 9 Maxime Machenaud   69'
N8 8 Louis Picamoles   64'
OF 7 Fulgence Ouedraogo
BF 6 Alexandre Lapandry   79'
RL 5 Pascal Papé (c)
LL 4 Yoann Maestri   47'
TP 3 David Attoub   47'
HK 2 Dimitri Szarzewski   56'   79'
LP 1 Vincent Debaty
Replacements:
HK 16 Christopher Tolofua   72' to 80'   56'
PR 17 Thomas Domingo   47'
LK 18 Christophe Samson   47'
FL 19 Wenceslas Lauret   64'
SH 20 Morgan Parra   69'
FH 21 François Trinh-Duc   69'
CE 22 Wesley Fofana   58'
Coach:
  Philippe Saint-André

Assistant referees:
Wayne Barnes (England)
Christie du Preez (South Africa)
Television match official:
Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

  • Facundo Barrea made his full international debut for Argentina in this match.
  • Maxime Machenaud and Christophe Samson made their full international debuts for France in this match.
  • France's 49–10 win was the most one-sided by either team in the history of the Argentina–France series.

23 June 2012
14:00 PDT (UTC-07)
Canada   31–12   Georgia
Try: Van Der Merwe 5' c
Pritchard 22' c
Duke 42' m
Con: Pritchard (2/3) 6', 23'
Pen: Pritchard (4/4) 9', 30', 40', 80'
Report[37] Try: Nariashvili 36' c
Mamukashvili 66' m
Con: Kvirikashvili (1/2) 37'
FB 15 James Pritchard
RW 14 DTH van der Merwe
OC 13 Conor Trainor
IC 12 Phil Mackenzie
LW 11 Sean Duke
FH 10 Matt Evans
SH 9 Edward Fairhurst
N8 8 Aaron Carpenter (c)
OF 7 Nanyak Dala
BF 6 Tyler Ardron
RL 5 Tyler Hotson
LL 4 Jebb Sinclair
TP 3 Jason Marshall  
HK 2 Andrew Tiedemann
LP 1 Tom Dolezel
Replacements:
HK 16 Mike Pletch
PR 17 Doug Woolridge
LK 18 Brett Beukeboom
FL 19 Jon Phelan
SH 20 Sean White
WG 21 Jeff Hassler
WG 22 Ciaran Hearn
Coach:
  Kieran Crowley
FB 15 Irakli Kiasashvili
RW 14 Irakli Machkhaneli
OC 13 Davit Kacharava
IC 12 Tedo Zibzibadze
LW 11 Lexo Gugava
FH 10 Merab Kvirikashvili
SH 9 Irakli Abuseridze (c)
N8 8 Beka Bitsadze
OF 7 Giorgi Tkhilaishvili
BF 6 Gia Labadze
RL 5 Vakhtang Maisuradze
LL 4 Giorgi Chkhaidze
TP 3 Davit Zirakashvili
HK 2 Rezo Belkania
LP 1 Mikheil Nariashvili
Replacements:
HK 16 Shalva Mamukashvili
PR 17 Levan Chilachava
LK 18 Shalva Sutiashvili
FL 19 Givi Berishvili
SH 20 Bidzina Samkharadze
FH 21 Lasha Malaghuradze
CE 22 Sandro Todua
Coach:
  Milton Haig

Assistant referees:
Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Nick Ricono (United States)


23 June 2012
19:30 CDT (UTC-05)
United States   10–30   Italy
Try: Emerick 31' c
Con: Wyles (1/1) 32'
Pen: Wyles (1/2) 11'
Report[39] Try: Festuccia 7' c
Gori 34' c
Burton 78' c
Con: Bocchino (2/2) 8', 35'
Burton (1/1) 79'
Pen: Bocchino (2/2) 17', 33'
Burton (1/1) 68'
FB 15 Chris Wyles
RW 14 James Paterson   40'
OC 13 Paul Emerick   65'
IC 12 Andrew Suniula   44'
LW 11 Luke Hume
FH 10 Roland Suniula   75'
SH 9 Mike Petri   75'
N8 8 Todd Clever (c)
OF 7 Scott Lavalla
BF 6 Taylor Mokate   59'
RL 5 Brian Doyle   71'
LL 4 Louis Stanfill
TP 3 Eric Fry   40' to 47'   65'
HK 2 Chris Biller
LP 1 Shawn Pittman
Replacements:
HK 16 Derek Asbun   71'
PR 17 Mike MacDonald   40'   47'
PR 18 Tolifili Liufau   65'
FL 19 Andrew Durutalo   59'
SH 20 Mose Timoteo   75'
FH 21 Will Holder   75'
WG 22 Colin Hawley   40'
Coach:
  Mike Tolkin
FB 15 Luke McLean
RW 14 Giovanbattista Venditti
OC 13 Roberto Quartaroli
IC 12 Luca Morisi
LW 11 Tommaso Benvenuti
FH 10 Riccardo Bocchino
SH 9 Edoardo Gori
N8 8 Robert Barbieri
OF 7 Mauro Bergamasco
BF 6 Alessandro Zanni
RL 5 Joshua Furno
LL 4 Antonio Pavanello
TP 3 Martin Castrogiovanni (c)
HK 2 Carlo Festuccia
LP 1 Alberto de Marchi
Replacements:
HK 16 Davide Giazzon
PR 17 Michele Rizzo
LK 18 Simone Favaro
FL 19 Tommaso D'Apice
SH 20 Tito Tebaldi
FH 21 Kristopher Burton
CE 22 Alberto Sgarbi
Coach:
  Jacques Brunel

Assistant referees:
Derek Stoltz (Canada)
Marc Nelson (United States)
Television match official:
Dave Ardrey (United States)


24 June 2012
14:00 JST (UTC+09)
Japan   18–51 French Barbarians
Try: Takenaka (40'+2') m
Broadhurst 58' c
Con: Goromaru (1/2) 59'
Pen: Goromaru (2/2) 29', 44'
Report[40] Try: Bonneval 27' c
Lacrampe 31' c
Bernard 57' c
Gunther 66' c
Claassen 68' c
Rabadan 80' c
Con: Teulet (2/2) 27', 80'
Bernard (4/4) 33', 57', 67', 69'
Pen: Bernard (3/3) 16', 51', 54'
FB 15 Ayumu Goromaru
RW 14 Sho Takenaka
OC 13 Ryan Nicholas
IC 12 Harumichi Tatekawa
LW 11 Hirotoki Onozawa
FH 10 Kosei Ono   53'
SH 9 Atsushi Hiwasa   69'
N8 8 Hendrik Tui
OF 7 Yuta Mochizuki   60'
BF 6 Takashi Kikutani   67'
RL 5 Hitoshi Ono (c)
LL 4 Michael Broadhurst
TP 3 Kensuke Hatakeyama   60'
HK 2 Takeshi Kizu   59'
LP 1 Yusuke Nagae
Replacements:
HK 16 Ryuhei Arita   59'
PR 17 Hiroshi Yamashita   60'
LK 18 Shinya Makabe   67'
FL 19 Shoji Ito   60'
SH 20 Jun Fujii   69'
WG 21 Yu Tamura   53'
CR 22 Yasunori Nagatomo
Coach:
  Eddie Jones
FB 15   Romain Teulet
RW 14   Jean-Marc Mazzonetto
OC 13   Henry Chavancy
IC 12   Hugo Bonneval   63'
LW 11   Ollie Phillips
FH 10   Pierre Bernard
SH 9   Thierry Lacrampe   58'
N8 8   Antonie Claassen
OF 7   Pierrick Gunther
BF 6   Ibrahim Diarra   67'
RL 5   Robins Tchalé-Watchou   63'
LL 4   Matthias Rolland
TP 3   Aretz Iguiniz
HK 2   William Servat (c)   65'   75'   79'
LP 1   Lionel Faure   51' to 57'
Replacements:
HK 16   Mathieu Bonello   65'   75' to 79'
PR 17   Yannick Forestier   51'   57'
N8 18   Romain Millo-Chluski   63'
FL 19   Pierre Rabadan   67'
FH 20   Marvin O'Connor
WG 21   Guillaume Boussès   63'
SH 22   Benjamin Lapeyre   58'
Coach:
  Laurent Labit and Laurent Travers
  • Pierrick Gunther, Jean-Marc Mazzonetto and Ollie Phillips made their debuts for the French Barbarians.

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ReferencesEdit

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