1996 Tri Nations Series

1996 Tri Nations Series

1996 Tri Nations Series
Final positions
Champions  New Zealand (1st title)
Bledisloe Cup  New Zealand
Tournament statistics
Matches played 6
Tries scored 19 (3.17 per match)
1997

The 1996 Tri Nations Series was the inaugural series of the rugby union test matches, contested from 6 July to 10 August, between the Australia, New Zealand and South Africa national rugby union teams. The All Blacks won the inaugural tournament.[1]

New Zealand beat Australia in both tests, thus retaining the Bledisloe Cup, which it had taken off Australia the previous year.

Contents

  • Table 1
  • Results 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Table

Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
New Zealand 4 4 0 0 119 60 +59 1 17
South Africa 4 1 0 3 70 84 −14 2 6
Australia 4 1 0 3 71 116 −45 2 6

Results

6 July 1996
14:35 NZST (UTC+12)
 New Zealand 43–6  Australia Athletic Park, Wellington
(HT: 25–6) Referee: Ed Morrison (England)
Tries:
Zinzan Brooke, Christian Cullen, Michael Jones, Jonah Lomu, Justin Marshall, Jeff Wilson
Penalties:
Matt Burke (2)
Cons:
Andrew Mehrtens (2)
Pens:
Andrew Mehrtens (3)
13 July 1996
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
 Australia 21 – 16  South Africa Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
(HT: 11–3) Referee: Tony Spreadbury (England)
Tries:
Roff, Horan
Tries:
Hendriks
Conversions:
Burke
Conversions:
Honiball
Penalties:
Burke (3)
Penalties:
Honiball (2), Joubert
20 July 1996
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
 New Zealand 15 – 11  South Africa Lancaster Park, Christchurch
(HT: 6–8) Referee: Ray Megson (Scotland)
Penalties:
Mehrtens (5)
Tries:
Joubert
Penalties:
Stransky (2)
27 July 1996
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
 Australia 25 – 32  New Zealand Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
(HT: 16–9) Referee: Jim Fleming (Scotland)
Tries:
Gregan
Tries:
Bunce, Marshall
Penalties:
Burke (5)
Conversions:
Mehrtens (2)
Penalties:
Mehrtens (6)
3 August 1996
15:00 SAST (UTC+02)
 South Africa 25 – 19  Australia Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
(HT: 16–3) Referee: Brian Stirling (Ireland)
Tries:
Stransky
Tries:
Tune
Conversions:
Stransky
Conversions:
Eales
Penalties:
Stransky (6)
Penalties:
Burke, Eales (3)
10 August 1996
15:00 SAST (UTC+02)
 South Africa 18–29  New Zealand Newlands, Cape Town
(HT: 15–6) Referee: Dave McHugh (Ireland)
Tries:
Os du Randt, Japie Mulder
Tries:
Glen Osborne, Craig Dowd
Cons:
Joel Stransky
Cons:
Mehrtens (2)
Pens:
Joel Stransky (2)
Pens:
Andrew Mehrtens (5)
Tri Nations
1996 Winners
New Zealand
First Title

See also

References

  1. ^ Mick Cleary and John Griffiths, ed. (1997). Rothmans Rugby Union Yearbook 1997–98. London: Headline Book Publishing.  

External links

  • Tri Nations at Rugby.com.au