2006 Tri Nations Series

2006 Tri Nations Series

2006 Tri Nations Series
Final positions
Champions  New Zealand (7th title)
Bledisloe Cup  New Zealand
Freedom Cup  New Zealand
Mandela Challenge Plate  Australia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 9
Tries scored 42 (4.67 per match)
Attendance 406,899 (45,211 per match)
Top scorer(s) Daniel Carter (99)
Most tries Lote Tuqiri (3)
Jaque Fourie (3)
2005
2007

The 2006 Tri Nations Series, an annual rugby union competition between the national teams of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, marked the tenth anniversary of the original competition. With three rounds still remaining, the New Zealand All Blacks were assured of first place in the competition after their victory over Australia on 19 August, their 21st consecutive home win.[1]

This year, for the first time, each team played the others three times, instead of twice, as had been the case previously. This was the result of a new television deal between SANZAR countries and the United Kingdom.[2] As a result, the duration of the competition was extended and it ran from 8 July to 9 September.

The All Blacks won all three matches against Australia, thus retaining the Bledisloe Cup. They also won two of their three matches against South Africa, thereby winning the Freedom Cup for the first time. Australia regained the Mandela Challenge Plate after winning their two home tests against South Africa.

Contents

  • Standings 1
  • Format 2
  • The run-up 3
    • Australia 3.1
    • New Zealand 3.2
    • South Africa 3.3
  • Fixtures and results 4
    • Week 1 4.1
    • Week 2 4.2
    • Week 3 4.3
    • Week 4 4.4
    • Week 5 4.5
    • Week 6 4.6
    • Week 7 4.7
    • Week 8 4.8
    • Week 9 4.9
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Standings

Place Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  New Zealand 6 5 0 1 179 112 +67 3 23
2  Australia 6 2 0 4 133 121 +12 3 11
3  South Africa 6 2 0 4 106 185 −79 1 9

Format

As in past competitions, points were earned as follows:

  • 4 points for a win
  • 2 points for a draw
  • 0 points for a loss
  • 1 bonus point for scoring 4 tries or more, win or lose
  • 1 bonus point for a loss by 7 points or less

The run-up

Australia

At the end of 2005, the Wallabies looked to be in decline after having just ended an all-time record Test losing streak of seven. The streak led to the sacking of coach Eddie Jones and his replacement by John Connolly. The 2006 mid-year Tests saw improvement with two wins over England and a win over Ireland. Ireland's captain Brian O'Driscoll – who played against both the Wallabies and All Blacks in Ireland's mid-year Tests – was more impressed by the Wallabies, and tipped them as favourites over the All Blacks.[3]

New Zealand

Going into the competition, the All Blacks, notwithstanding O'Driscoll's assessment, were the clear favourites as the top-ranked team in the world, coming off a year in 2005 in which they only lost one Test (their away fixture against South Africa in the 2005 Tri Nations) and an undefeated run through the 2006 mid-year Tests. However, All Blacks coach Graham Henry used the mid-year Tests to experiment with his squad. They had to come back in the last 20 minutes to win their first Test against Ireland, and had to survive a last-minute push by Argentina at Vélez Sársfield. Despite these close victories amidst much New Zealand complacency, the All Blacks possessed a strong, co-ordinated forward pack, quality playmakers, explosive backs and blistering pace out wide. Their most important asset was arguably their depth in all positions.

Before the first test, Australian television channel, the Seven Network, aired an advertisement where the All Blacks performed the Ka Mate haka with digitally inserted handbags, a reference to an incident where Tana Umaga hit a Hurricane team-mate over the head with a woman's handbag, breaking her cellular phone. This advertisement was seen by some as offensive to both Maori and the All Blacks. The All Blacks performed the new Kapa o Pango haka instead of the Ka Mate in Christchurch for the first time against Australia. Some observers found gestures used in this haka to be offensive.

South Africa

Of the three teams in the competition, the Springboks entered with the most questions. The selection policy of coach Jake White was controversial in 2005, with White choosing to primarily stay with veterans of South Africa's victorious 2004 Tri Nations squad. His choices eventually panned out, with the Boks only narrowly losing out to the All Blacks in the 2005 Tri Nations.

White largely stayed with his veterans in the 2006 mid-year Tests, which led to even more controversy among Boks supporters. In the meantime, several key Boks players were unavailable during the mid-year Tests due to injury, among them André Pretorius and Bakkies Botha. The Boks won two Tests over Scotland, but suffered a huge blow in the second Test when 2004 World Player of the Year Schalk Burger suffered a career-threatening neck injury. Recent articles indicated that Schalk Burger had a successful operation to his neck and he may play again next year. They went on to lose to France at Newlands, their first home loss since 2003. In that Test, they lost two key backs, Jean de Villiers and Bryan Habana, to rib injuries. De Villiers was initially expected to be out for the entire Tri Nations, but Habana recovered in time for the series opener.[4] (In the end, de Villiers would return for South Africa's home leg of the series.) As for other players, Pretorius would be out for at least the first two Boks matches, while Botha was out for the entire series.[5] Partly due to the injuries, White named four newcomers to his Tri Nations squad.[5]

During the lead-in to the Tri Nations, White also caused considerable controversy by publicly seeking an extension to his contract through 2009, even after the loss to France.[6] Also, he was heavily criticised for his refusal to select flanker Luke Watson, arguably the country's form player, even after the loss of Burger. The criticism became more intense after the Boks' hammering in their Tri Nations opener.[7][8]

Fixtures and results

Kickoff times are local

Week 1

8 July 2006
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand  32–12  Australia
Tries: Mealamu (2) 28' c, 35' c
McCaw 49' c
Toeava 78' m
Con: Carter (3)
Pen: Carter (2) 47', 54'
Tries: Tuqiri 16' c
Fava 51' m
Con: Mortlock
Jade Stadium, Christchurch[9]
Attendance: 33,727
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)

NEW ZEALAND:
FB 15 Leon MacDonald  70'
RW 14 Rico Gear  59'  61'
OC 13 Mils Muliaina
IC 12 Aaron Mauger
LW 11 Joe Rokocoko
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Byron Kelleher  64'
N8 8 Rodney So'oialo  72'
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Jerry Collins
RL 5 Jason Eaton  59'
LL 4 Chris Jack
TP 3 Carl Hayman
HK 2 Keven Mealamu  72'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock  53'
Substitutions:
HK 16 Andrew Hore  72'
PR 17 Greg Somerville  53'
LK 18 Ali Williams  59'
N8 19 Chris Masoe  72'
SH 20 Piri Weepu  64'
FH 21 Luke McAlister
FB 22 Isaia Toeava  59'  61'  70'
Coach:
Graham Henry

AUSTRALIA:
FB 15 Chris Latham
RW 14 Mark Gerrard
OC 13 Stirling Mortlock
IC 12 Mat Rogers  65'
LW 11 Lote Tuqiri
FH 10 Stephen Larkham
SH 9 c)  70'
N8 8 Rocky Elsom 26' to 36'
OF 7 George Smith  70'
BF 6 Mark Chisholm  50'
RL 5 Daniel Vickerman
LL 4 Nathan Sharpe
TP 3 Guy Shepardson  64'
HK 2 Tai McIsaac  37'
LP 1 Greg Holmes
Substitutions:
HK 16 Jeremy Paul  37'
PR 17 Al Baxter  64'
LK 18 Scott Fava  50'
N8 19 Phil Waugh  70'
SH 20 Sam Cordingley  70'
CE 21 Matt Giteau  65'
WG 22 Ben Tune
Coach:
John Connolly

Week 2

15 July 2006
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  49–0  South Africa
Tries: Paul 16' c
Holmes 25' c
Giteau (2) 38' c, 75' m
Latham 65' c
Chisholm 80+4' c
Con: Mortlock (5)
Pen: Mortlock (2) 21', 32'
Drop: Larkham 5'
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane[10]
Attendance: 41,578
Referee: Paul Honiss (New Zealand)

AUSTRALIA:
FB 15 Chris Latham
RW 14 Mark Gerrard  70'
OC 13 Stirling Mortlock
IC 12 Matt Giteau  76'
LW 11 Lote Tuqiri
FH 10 Stephen Larkham
SH 9 c)  43'
N8 8 Scott Fava
OF 7 George Smith  76'
BF 6 Rocky Elsom
RL 5 Daniel Vickerman  43'
LL 4 Nathan Sharpe
TP 3 Guy Shepardson
HK 2 Jeremy Paul  57'
LP 1 Greg Holmes  69'
Substitutions:
HK 16 Sean Hardman  57'
LP 17 Al Baxter  69'
RL 18 Mark Chisholm  43'
N8 19 Phil Waugh  76'
SH 20 Sam Cordingley  43'
FH 21 Mat Rogers  76'
RW 22 Clyde Rathbone  70'
Coach:
John Connolly

SOUTH AFRICA:
FB 15 Percy Montgomery  69'
RW 14 Akona Ndungane  61'
OC 13 Jaque Fourie
IC 12 Wynand Olivier  65'
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Jaco van der Westhuyzen
SH 9 Ricky Januarie  63'
N8 8 Pierre Spies
OF 7 Juan Smith
BF 6 Joe van Niekerk  72'
RL 5 Danie Rossouw  41'
LL 4 Victor Matfield 31' to 41'
TP 3 CJ van der Linde
HK 2 John Smit (c)  77'
LP 1 Os du Randt  50'
Substitutions:
HK 16 Danie Coetzee  77'
LP 17 Eddie Andrews  50'
RL 18 Albert van den Berg  41'
N8 19 Jacques Cronjé  72'
SH 20 Fourie du Preez  63'
FH 21 Meyer Bosman  69'
FB 22 Breyton Paulse  61'
Coach:
Jake White

Week 3

22 July 2006
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand  35–17  South Africa
Tries: Weepu 40+6' c
McCaw 80+9' c
Con: Carter (2)
Pen: Carter (7) 5', 23', 28', 35', 50', 59', 80+8'
Tries: du Preez 1' c
Paulse 71' c
Con: Montgomery (2)
Pen: Montgomery 80+2'
Westpac Stadium, Wellington[11]
Attendance: 38,000
Referee: Joël Jutge (France)

NEW ZEALAND:
FB 15 Leon MacDonald
RW 14 Doug Howlett
OC 13 Mils Muliaina
IC 12 Sam Tuitupou  77'
LW 11 Scott Hamilton
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Piri Weepu  58'
N8 8 Rodney So'oialo
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)  77'
BF 6 Reuben Thorne
RL 5 Ali Williams
LL 4 Chris Jack
TP 3 Carl Hayman
HK 2 Anton Oliver  62'
LP 1 Neemia Tialata  54'
Substitutions:
HK 16 Andrew Hore  62'
LP 17 Greg Somerville  54'
RL 18 Greg Rawlinson
N8 19 Chris Masoe  77'
SH 20 Jimmy Cowan  58'
FH 21 Luke McAlister  77'
FB 22 Isaia Toeava
Coach:
Graham Henry

SOUTH AFRICA:
FB 15 Percy Montgomery
RW 14 Breyton Paulse
OC 13 Jaque Fourie
IC 12 Wynand Olivier
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Butch James
SH 9 Fourie du Preez
N8 8 Jacques Cronjé
OF 7 Juan Smith
BF 6 Solly Tyibilika  64'
RL 5 Victor Matfield
LL 4 Albert van den Berg  59'
TP 3 CJ van der Linde
HK 2 John Smit (c)
LP 1 Os du Randt
Substitutions:
HK 16 Danie Coetzee
LP 17 Eddie Andrews
RL 18 Johann Muller  59'
N8 19 Joe van Niekerk  64'
SH 20 Ricky Januarie
FH 21 Meyer Bosman
RW 22 JP Pietersen
Coach:
Jake White

Week 4

29 July 2006
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  9–13  New Zealand
Pen: Mortlock (3) 8', 36', 60' Try: Rokocoko 10' c
Con: Carter
Pen: Carter 17'
Drop: Carter 58'
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane[12]
Attendance: 52,498
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)

AUSTRALIA:
FB 15 Chris Latham
RW 14 Mark Gerrard  75'
OC 13 Stirling Mortlock
IC 12 Matt Giteau
LW 11 Lote Tuqiri  72'
FH 10 Stephen Larkham
SH 9 c)  74'
N8 8 Scott Fava  61'
OF 7 George Smith
BF 6 Rocky Elsom  61'
RL 5 Daniel Vickerman
LL 4 Nathan Sharpe
TP 3 Rodney Blake  77'
HK 2 Jeremy Paul  61'
LP 1 Greg Holmes
Substitutions:
HK 16 Tai McIsaac  61'
LP 17 Guy Shepherdson  77'
RL 18 Mark Chisholm  61'
N8 19 Phil Waugh  61'
SH 20 Sam Cordingley  74'
FH 21 Mat Rogers  75'
RW 22 Clyde Rathbone  72'
Coach:
John Connolly

NEW ZEALAND:
FB 15 Leon MacDonald
RW 14 Rico Gear
OC 13 Mils Muliaina
IC 12 Aaron Mauger
LW 11 Joe Rokocoko
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Byron Kelleher  74'
N8 8 Rodney So'oialo
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Jerry Collins  61'
RL 5 Ali Williams  72'
LL 4 Chris Jack
TP 3 Carl Hayman
HK 2 Keven Mealamu  76'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock  68'
Substitutions:
HK 16 Andrew Hore  76'
LP 17 Greg Somerville  68'
RL 18 Jason Eaton  72'
N8 19 Chris Masoe  61'
SH 20 Jimmy Cowan  74'
FH 21 Luke McAlister
FB 22 Isaia Toeava
Coach:
Graham Henry

Week 5

5 August 2006
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  20–18  South Africa
Tries: Gerrard 33' c
Rogers 78' c
Con: Mortlock (2)
Pen: Mortlock (2) 11', 66'
Tries: Fourie 56' c
Montgomery 69' m
Con: James
Pen: James (2) 47', 50'
Telstra Stadium, Sydney[13]
Attendance: 60,522
Referee: Joël Jutge (France)

AUSTRALIA:
FB 15 Chris Latham
RW 14 Mark Gerrard  74'
OC 13 Stirling Mortlock
IC 12 Matt Giteau
LW 11 Lote Tuqiri
FH 10 Stephen Larkham  71'
SH 9 c)  74'
N8 8 Wycliff Palu
OF 7 George Smith  55'
BF 6 Rocky Elsom  74'
RL 5 Daniel Vickerman
LL 4 Nathan Sharpe
TP 3 Rodney Blake
HK 2 Tai McIsaac  60'
LP 1 Greg Holmes
Substitutions:
HK 16 Jeremy Paul  60'
LP 17 Guy Shepherdson
RL 18 Mark Chisholm  74'
N8 19 Phil Waugh  55'
SH 20 Sam Cordingley  74'
FH 21 Mat Rogers  71'
RW 22 Clyde Rathbone  74'
Coach:
John Connolly

SOUTH AFRICA:
FB 15 Percy Montgomery
RW 14 Akona Ndungane
OC 13 Jaque Fourie
IC 12 Wynand Olivier
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Butch James
SH 9 Fourie du Preez
N8 8 Jacques Cronjé
OF 7 Juan Smith
BF 6 Solomzi Tyibilika  71'
RL 5 Victor Matfield
LL 4 Johann Muller  77'
TP 3 CJ van der Linde
HK 2 John Smit (c)
LP 1 Os du Randt
Substitutions:
HK 16 Mahlatse Ralepelle
LP 17 Eddie Andrews
RL 18 Albert van den Berg  77'
N8 19 Joe van Niekerk  71'
SH 20 Ricky Januarie
FH 21 Meyer Bosman
FB 22 Jaco van der Westhuyzen
Coach:
Jake White

Week 6

19 August 2006
17:30 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand  34–27  Australia
Tries: Eaton 36' m
Jack 53' c
McAlister 68' c
Con: Carter (2)
Pen: Carter (5) 6', 20', 46', 51', 79'
Tries: Tuqiri (2) 25' c, 71' c
Elsom 39' c
Con: Mortlock (3)
Pen: Mortlock (2) 3', 15'
Eden Park, Auckland[14]
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Chris White (England)

NEW ZEALAND:
FB 15 Mils Muliaina
RW 14 Doug Howlett
OC 13 Isaia Toeava  43'
IC 12 Luke McAlister
LW 11 Joe Rokocoko
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Byron Kelleher  46'
N8 8 Rodney So'oialo  67'
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Jerry Collins
RL 5 Jason Eaton  54'
LL 4 Chris Jack
TP 3 Carl Hayman  26'
HK 2 Keven Mealamu
LP 1 Tony Woodcock
Substitutions:
HK 16 Andrew Hore
LP 17 Greg Somerville  26'
RL 18 Ali Williams  54'
N8 19 Chris Masoe  67'
SH 20 Piri Weepu  46'
FH 21 Sam Tuitupou
FB 22 Leon MacDonald  43'
Coach:
Graham Henry

AUSTRALIA:
FB 15 Chris Latham
RW 14 Clyde Rathbone
OC 13 Stirling Mortlock
IC 12 Matt Giteau
LW 11 Lote Tuqiri
FH 10 Stephen Larkham  69'
SH 9 c)
N8 8 Wycliff Palu
OF 7 Phil Waugh 78' to 80'
BF 6 Rocky Elsom  67'
RL 5 Daniel Vickerman
LL 4 Nathan Sharpe
TP 3 Rodney Blake  69'
HK 2 Jeremy Paul
LP 1 Greg Holmes
Substitutions:
HK 16 Tai McIsaac
LP 17 Al Baxter  69'
RL 18 Mark Chisholm  67'
N8 19 George Smith
SH 20 Brett Sheehan
FH 21 Mark Gerrard
RW 22 Mat Rogers  69'
Coach:
John Connolly

Week 7

26 August 2006
15:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa  26–45  New Zealand
Tries: du Preez 10' m
Fourie (2) 63' m, 70' c
Con: Pretorius
Pen: Montgomery (2) 1', 48'
James 3'
Tries: Tialata 36' c
McAlister 45' c
Sivivatu 55' m
Muliaina 57' c
Gear 75' c
Con: Carter (4)
Pen: Carter (4) 6', 21', 40+6', 43'
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria[15][16]
Attendance: 52,000
Referee: Alan Lewis (Ireland)

SOUTH AFRICA:
FB 15 Percy Montgomery  61'
RW 14 Akona Ndungane
OC 13 Jaque Fourie
IC 12 Jean de Villiers  77'
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Butch James  59'
SH 9 Fourie du Preez
N8 8 Jacques Cronjé
OF 7 Pierre Spies
BF 6 Solomzi Tyibilika  47'
RL 5 Victor Matfield  61'
LL 4 Johann Muller
TP 3 CJ van der Linde  23'
HK 2 John Smit (c)
LP 1 Os du Randt  78'
Substitutions:
HK 16 Mahlatse Ralepelle  78'
LP 17 BJ Botha  23'
RL 18 Albert van den Berg  61'
N8 19 Pedrie Wannenburg  47'
SH 20 Ruan Pienaar  61'
FH 21 Wynand Olivier  77'
FB 22 Andre Pretorius  59'
Coach:
Jake White

NEW ZEALAND:
FB 15 Leon MacDonald  12'
RW 14 Rico Gear
OC 13 Mils Muliaina
IC 12 Luke McAlister  64'
LW 11 Sitiveni Sivivatu
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Piri Weepu  63'
N8 8 Chris Masoe  51'
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Reuben Thorne
RL 5 Ali Williams
LL 4 Greg Rawlinson  47'
TP 3 Greg Somerville  16'
HK 2 Anton Oliver  59'
LP 1 Neemia Tialata
Substitutions:
HK 16 Keven Mealamu  59'
TP 17 Tony Woodcock  16'
RL 18 Chris Jack  47'
N8 19 Jerry Collins  51'
SH 20 Jimmy Cowan  63'
FH 21 Sam Tuitupou  64'
RW 22 Isaia Toeava  12'
Coach:
Graham Henry

Week 8

2 September 2006
15:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa  21–20  New Zealand
Tries: Habana 24' c
Wannenburg 53' m
Con: Pretorius
Pen: Pretorius (3) 6', 17', 78'
Tries: Carter 20' c
Rokocoko 66' c
Con: Carter (2)
Pen: Carter (2) 10', 40'
Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg[17]
Attendance: 25,428
Referee: Chris White (England)

SOUTH AFRICA:
FB 15 Jaque Fourie
RW 14 Akona Ndungane  50'
OC 13 Wynand Olivier
IC 12 Jean de Villiers
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Andre Pretorius
SH 9 Fourie du Preez  53'
N8 8 AJ Venter
OF 7 Pierre Spies
BF 6 Pedrie Wannenburg
RL 5 Victor Matfield
LL 4 Johann Muller
TP 3 BJ Botha
HK 2 John Smit (c)
LP 1 Os du Randt  23'  29'  73'
Substitutions:
HK 16 Mahlatse Ralepelle
LP 17 Lawrence Sephaka  23'  29'  73'
RL 18 Albert van den Berg
N8 19 Jacques Cronjé
SH 20 Ruan Pienaar  53'
FH 21 Butch James
FB 22 Breyton Paulse  50'
Coach:
Jake White

NEW ZEALAND:
FB 15 Doug Howlett
RW 14 Joe Rokocoko
OC 13 Mils Muliaina
IC 12 Aaron Mauger
LW 11 Sitiveni Sivivatu  61'
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Jimmy Cowan  61'
N8 8 Rodney So'oialo
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)  48'  51'
BF 6 Jerry Collins
RL 5 Ali Williams
LL 4 Chris Jack  57'
TP 3 Carl Hayman
HK 2 Andrew Hore  61'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock  64'
Substitutions:
HK 16 Anton Oliver  61'
TP 17 Neemia Tialata  64'
RL 18 Jason Eaton  57'
N8 19 Marty Holah  48'  51'
SH 20 Byron Kelleher  61'
FH 21 Luke McAlister
RW 22 Rico Gear  61'
Coach:
Graham Henry

Week 9

9 September 2006
15:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa  24–16  Australia
Tries: du Preez 57' c
Paulse 71' m
Con: Pretorius
Pen: Pretorius (3) 37', 42', 48'
Drop: Pretorius 53'
Try: Larkham 44' c
Con: Mortlock
Pen: Mortlock (3) 17', 60', 62'
Ellis Park, Johannesburg[18]
Attendance: 50,178
Referee: Steve Walsh (New Zealand)

SOUTH AFRICA:
FB 15 JP Pietersen
RW 14 Akona Ndungane  41'
OC 13 Jaque Fourie
IC 12 Jean de Villiers
LW 11 Wynand Olivier
FH 10 Andre Pretorius
SH 9 Fourie du Preez  83'
N8 8 Pedrie Wannenburg
OF 7 AJ Venter  72'
BF 6 Pierre Spies
RL 5 Victor Matfield  83'
LL 4 Johann Muller
TP 3 BJ Botha
HK 2 John Smit (c)
LP 1 Os du Randt  80'
Substitutions:
HK 16 Mahlatse Ralepelle
LP 17 Lawrence Sephaka  80'
RL 18 Albert van den Berg  83'
N8 19 Jacques Cronjé  72'
SH 20 Ruan Pienaar  83'
FH 21 Butch James
FB 22 Breyton Paulse  41'
Coach:
Jake White

AUSTRALIA:
FB 15 Chris Latham
RW 14 Clyde Rathbone
OC 13 Stirling Mortlock
IC 12 Matt Giteau
LW 11 Cameron Shepherd  59'
FH 10 Stephen Larkham  80'
SH 9 c)  79'
N8 8 Wycliff Palu  79'
OF 7 Phil Waugh
BF 6 Rocky Elsom  58'
RL 5 Daniel Vickerman
LL 4 Nathan Sharpe
TP 3 Rodney Blake  66'  85'
HK 2 Jeremy Paul  88'
LP 1 Benn Robinson  85'
Substitutions:
HK 16 Tai McIsaac  88'
LP 17 Al Baxter  66'
RL 18 Mark Chisholm  58'
N8 19 George Smith  79'
SH 20 Brett Sheehan  79'
FH 21 Mark Gerrard  59'
RW 22 Scott Staniforth  80'
Coach:
John Connolly
Tri Nations
2006 Winners
New Zealand
Seventh Title

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External links

  • All Blacks Tri Nations website
  • Springboks Tri Nations website
  • Wallabies Tri Nations website