2011 Tri Nations Series

2011 Tri Nations Series

2011 Tri Nations Series
Date 23 July 2011–
27 August 2011
Final positions
Champions Australia (3rd title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 6
Tries scored 26 (4.33 per match)
Attendance 278,981 (46,497 per match)
Top scorer(s) Dan Carter (35)
Most tries Digby Ioane
Ma'a Nonu
Cory Jane
Zac Guildford
John Smit
(2 tries)
2010
2012

The 2011 Tri Nations Series was the sixteenth annual Tri Nations rugby union series between the national rugby union teams of New Zealand, Australia and South Africa, respectively nicknamed the All Blacks, Wallabies and Springboks. It was also the last series in which only three teams participated, and the last under the Tri Nations name. In 2012, Argentina's Pumas joined this competition,[1] which was rebranded as The Rugby Championship.[2]

The 2011 Rugby World Cup was held in New Zealand between 9 September and 23 October 2011. As a result, the 2011 Tri Nations was shortened to include only six games instead of the usual nine. Each team played the other two countries twice rather than three times. Australia won the series for the first time in ten years.[3][4][5]

Standings

Place Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference 4 Tries 7 Point Loss
1 Australia 4 3 0 1 92 79 +13 1 0 13
2 New Zealand 4 2 0 2 95 64 +31 1 1 10
3 South Africa 4 1 0 3 54 98 −44 0 1 5

Fixtures

All times are local

Australia vs South Africa, Sydney

23 July 2011
20:05 AEST (UTC+10)
39–20 South Africa
Try: Alexander 9' c
Ioane 11' m
O'Connor 43' c
Moore 46' c
Ashley-Cooper 54' c
Con: O'Connor (4/5)
Pen: O'Connor (2/2) 37', 50'
Report Try: Ralepelle 58' c
Smit 75' c
Con: Lambie (2/2)
Pen: M. Steyn (2/2) 30', 40'
ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 52,718
Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
FB 15 Kurtley Beale  70'
RW 14 James O'Connor
OC 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper  63'
IC 12 Pat McCabe
LW 11 Digby Ioane
FH 10 Quade Cooper
SH 9 Will Genia  64'
N8 8 Ben McCalman
OF 7 David Pocock  64'
BF 6  56'
RL 5 James Horwill  56'
LL 4 Rob Simmons
TP 3 Ben Alexander
HK 2 Stephen Moore  60'
LP 1 Sekope Kepu
Substitutes:
HK 16 Saia Fainga'a  60'
PR 17 Pekahou Cowan  70'
LK 18 Nathan Sharpe  56'
FL 19 Matt Hodgson  64'
FL 20 Scott Higginbotham  56'
SH 21 Nick Phipps  64'
CE 22 Anthony Fainga'a  63'
Coach:
Robbie Deans
FB 15 Gio Aplon
RW 14 Bjorn Basson
OC 13 Juan de Jongh
IC 12 Wynand Olivier  66'
LW 11 Lwazi Mvovo
FH 10 Morné Steyn  56'
SH 9 Ruan Pienaar
N8 8 Ashley Johnson  51'
OF 7 Danie Rossouw
BF 6 Deon Stegmann
RL 5 Alistair Hargreaves
LL 4 Flip van der Merwe  33'
TP 3 Werner Kruger  60'
HK 2 John Smit (c)
LP 1 Dean Greyling 6' to 15' 23' to 33'  58'
Substitutes:
HK 16 Chilliboy Ralepelle  58'
PR 17 CJ van der Linde  6'  15'  23'  33'  60'
N8 18 Ryan Kankowski  33'
SH 19 Charl McLeod
FL 20 Jean Deysel  51'
CE 21 Adrian Jacobs  66'
FH 22 Patrick Lambie  56'
Coach:
Peter de Villiers

Touch judges:
Keith Brown (New Zealand)
Vinny Munro (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Matt Goddard (Australia)


New Zealand vs South Africa, Wellington

30 July 2011
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
40–7 South Africa
Try: Crockett 13' m
Guildford 14' m, 64' m
Jane 32' m, 45' c
Slade 70' c
Con: Carter (2/6)
Pen: Carter (2/2) 2', 49'
Report Try: Smit 29' c
Con: M. Steyn (1/1)
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Attendance: 28,895
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
FB 15 Mils Muliaina
RW 14 Cory Jane
OC 13 Conrad Smith  53'
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu  66'
LW 11 Zac Guildford
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Jimmy Cowan  56'
N8 8 Adam Thomson
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Jerome Kaino  56'
RL 5 Ali Williams
LL 4 Sam Whitelock  72'
TP 3 Ben Franks  42'  49'
HK 2 Andrew Hore  72'
LP 1 Wyatt Crockett
Substitutes:
HK 16 Corey Flynn  72'
PR 17 John Afoa  42'  49'
LK 18 Jarrad Hoeata  72'
N8 19 Liam Messam  56'
SH 20 Piri Weepu  56'
FH 21 Colin Slade  66'
CE 22 Sonny Bill Williams  53'
Coach:
Graham Henry
FB 15 Morné Steyn  66'
RW 14 Bjorn Basson  66'
OC 13 Adi Jacobs  67'
IC 12 Juan de Jongh
LW 11 Lwazi Mvovo
FH 10 Patrick Lambie
SH 9 Ruan Pienaar
N8 8 Danie Rossouw
OF 7 Jean Deysel  48'
BF 6 Deon Stegmann
RL 5 Alistair Hargreaves
LL 4 Gerhard Mostert  74'
TP 3 Werner Kruger  47'
HK 2 John Smit (c)
LP 1 Dean Greyling  47'
Substitutes:
HK 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle  47'
PR 17 CJ van der Linde  47'
N8 18 Ryan Kankowski  74'
N8 19 Ashley Johnson  48'
SH 20 Charl McLeod  66'
CE 21 Wynand Olivier  67'
WG 22 Odwa Ndungane  66'
Coach:
Peter de Villiers

Touch judges:
Stuart Dickinson (Australia)
James Leckie (Australia)
Television match official:
Garratt Williamson (New Zealand)


New Zealand vs Australia, Auckland

6 August 2011
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
30–14 Australia
Try: Nonu 8' c
Mealamu 27' c
Sivivatu 54' c
Con: Carter (3/3)
Pen: Carter (2/2) 6', 68'
Drop: Carter (1/1) 47'
Report Try: Ioane 51' c
Elsom 76' c
Con: Cooper (2/2)
Eden Park, Auckland
Attendance: 52,182
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
FB 15 Mils Muliaina
RW 14 Sitiveni Sivivatu
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu
LW 11 Hosea Gear
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Piri Weepu
N8 8 Kieran Read
RF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
LF 6 Jerome Kaino
RL 5 Ali Williams
LL 4 Brad Thorn
TP 3 Owen Franks
HK 2 Keven Mealamu
LP 1 Wyatt Crockett
Substitutes:
HK 16 Andrew Hore
PR 17 Ben Franks
LK 18 Sam Whitelock
FL 19 Adam Thomson
SH 20 Andrew Ellis
FH 21 Colin Slade
CE 22 Sonny Bill Williams
Coach:
Graham Henry
FB 15 Kurtley Beale
RW 14 James O'Connor
OC 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper
IC 12 Pat McCabe
LW 11 Digby Ioane
FH 10 Quade Cooper
SH 9 Will Genia
N8 8 Ben McCalman
RF 7 David Pocock
LF 6 Rocky Elsom (c)
RL 5 James Horwill
LL 4 Rob Simmons
TP 3 Ben Alexander
HK 2 Stephen Moore
LP 1 Sekope Kepu
Substitutes:
HK 16 Saia Fainga'a
PR 17 Pekahou Cowan
LK 18 Dan Vickerman
FL 19 Scott Higginbotham
SH 20 Luke Burgess
CE 21 Anthony Fainga'a
WG 22 Lachie Turner
Coach:
Robbie Deans

Touch judges:
Marius Jonker (South Africa)
Christie du Preez (South Africa)
Television match official:
Glen Jackson (New Zealand)


South Africa vs Australia, Durban

13 August 2011
17:00 SAST (UTC+02)
9–14 Australia
Pen: F. Steyn (1/1) 3'
James (2/3) 16', 58'
Report Try: Pat McCabe 48' m
Pen: O'Connor (3/4) 42', 66', 74'
Mr Price Kings Park, Durban
Attendance: 47,850
Referee: Bryce Lawrence (New Zealand)
FB 15 François Steyn
RW 14 JP Pietersen
OC 13 Jaque Fourie
IC 12 Jean de Villiers
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Butch James
SH 9 Fourie du Preez
N8 8 Pierre Spies
RF 7 Danie Rossouw
LF 6 Heinrich Brüssow
RL 5 Victor Matfield
LL 4 Bakkies Botha
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis
HK 2 John Smit (c)
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira
Substitutes:
HK 16 Bismarck du Plessis
PR 17 Gurthrö Steenkamp
LK 18 Gerhard Mostert
FL 19 Jean Deysel
SH 20 Francois Hougaard
FH 21 Morné Steyn
WG 22 Gio Aplon
Coach:
Peter de Villiers
FB 15 Kurtley Beale
RW 14 James O'Connor
OC 13 Pat McCabe
IC 12 Adam Ashley-Cooper
LW 11 Digby Ioane
FH 10 Quade Cooper
SH 9 Will Genia
N8 8 Scott Higginbotham
RF 7 David Pocock
LF 6 Rocky Elsom (c)
RL 5 James Horwill
LL 4 Nathan Sharpe
TP 3 Ben Alexander
HK 2 Stephen Moore
LP 1 Sekope Kepu
Substitutes:
HK 16 Saia Fainga'a
PR 17 Salesi Ma'afu
LK 18 Sitaleki Timani
N8 19 Ben McCalman
N8 20 Radike Samo
SH 21 Luke Burgess
CE 22 Anthony Fainga'a
Coach:
Robbie Deans

Touch judges:
Ireland)
Carlo Damasco (Italy)
Television match official:
Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

  • South Africa's starting XV had a total of 810 caps going into the match, an all-time record for the sport.[7]

South Africa vs New Zealand, Port Elizabeth

20 August 2011
17:00 SAST (UTC+02)
18–5 New Zealand
Pen: M. Steyn (5/5) 8', 10', 18' 27', 60'
Drop: M. Steyn (1/2) 32'
Report Try: Kahui 35' m
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth*
Attendance: 45,478
Referee: Ireland)
FB 15 Patrick Lambie
RW 14 JP Pietersen
OC 13 Jaque Fourie
IC 12 Jean de Villiers
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Morné Steyn
SH 9 Fourie du Preez
N8 8 Pierre Spies
RF 7 Willem Alberts
LF 6 Heinrich Brüssow
RL 5 Victor Matfield (c)
LL 4 Bakkies Botha
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis
HK 2 Bismarck du Plessis
LP 1 Gurthrö Steenkamp
Substitutes:
HK 16 John Smit
PR 17 Tendai Mtawarira
PR 18 CJ van der Linde
N8 19 Danie Rossouw
CE 20 Ashley Johnson
FH 21 Francois Hougaard
FH 22 Butch James
Coach:
Peter de Villiers
FB 15 Israel Dagg
RW 14 Isaia Toeava
OC 13 Richard Kahui
IC 12 Sonny Bill Williams
LW 11 Hosea Gear
FH 10 Colin Slade
SH 9 Jimmy Cowan
N8 8 Liam Messam
RF 7 Adam Thomson
LF 6 Jerome Kaino
RL 5 Ali Williams
LL 4 Sam Whitelock
TP 3 John Afoa
HK 2 Keven Mealamu (c)
LP 1 Tony Woodcock
Substitutes:
HK 16 Andrew Hore
PR 17 Ben Franks
LK 18 Jarrad Hoeata
FL 19 Victor Vito
SH 20 Andrew Ellis
FH 21 Piri Weepu
WG 22 Cory Jane
Coach:
Graham Henry

Touch judges:
Andrew Small (England)
Carlo Damasco (Italy)
Television match official:
Johann Meuwesen (South Africa)

  • This was the first time that a Tri Nations test was played in Port Elizabeth.

Source: Fox Sports[8] AllBlacks.com[9]


Australia vs New Zealand, Brisbane

27 August 2011
20:05 AEST (UTC+10)
25–20 New Zealand
Try: Genia 13' c
Samo 33' c
Beale 60' m
Con: Cooper (2/3) 14', 34'
Pen: Cooper (2/3)
Report Try: Smith 52' c
Nonu 58' c
Con: Carter (2/2) 53', 59'
Pen: Carter (2/2) 23', 46'
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Attendance: 51,858
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
FB 15 Kurtley Beale
RW 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper
OC 13 Pat McCabe
IC 12 Anthony Fainga'a
LW 11 Digby Ioane
FH 10 Quade Cooper
SH 9 Will Genia
N8 8 Radike Samo
RF 7 David Pocock
LF 6 Rocky Elsom
RL 5 James Horwill (C)
LL 4 Dan Vickerman
TP 3 Ben Alexander
HK 2 Stephen Moore
LP 1 Sekope Kepu
Substitutes:
HK 16 Saia Fainga'a
PR 17 Salesi Ma'afu
LK 18 Rob Simmons
N8 19 Ben McCalman
FL 20 Scott Higginbotham
SH 21 Luke Burgess
CE 22 Rob Horne
Coach:
Robbie Deans
FB 15 Mils Muliaina
RW 14 Cory Jane
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu
LW 11 Zac Guildford
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Piri Weepu
N8 8 Kieran Read
RF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
LF 6 Adam Thomson
RL 5 Sam Whitelock
LL 4 Brad Thorn
TP 3 Owen Franks
HK 2 Keven Mealamu
LP 1 Tony Woodcock
Substitutes:
HK 16 Andrew Hore
PR 17 John Afoa
LK 18 Ali Williams
FL 19 Victor Vito
SH 20 Andrew Ellis
FH 21 Colin Slade
WG 22 Isaia Toeava
Coach:
Graham Henry

Touch judges:
Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Cobus Wessels (South Africa)
Television match official:
Matt Goddard (Australia)


Player statistics

Leading try scorers

Top try scorers
Pos Name Tries Team
1 John Smit 2 RSA
Cory Jane NZL
Zac Guildford NZL
Digby Ioane AUS
Ma'a Nonu NZL

Leading point scorers

Top point scorers
Pos Name Points Team
1 Dan Carter 35 NZL
2 James O'Connor 28 AUS
3 Morné Steyn 26 RSA
4 Quade Cooper 14 AUS
5 John Smit 10 RSA
Zac Guildford NZL
Cory Jane NZL
Digby Ioane AUS
Ma'a Nonu NZL
10 Butch James 6 RSA

See also

References

  1. ^ "Rugby: IRB clears way for Argentina to join Tri-Nations".  
  2. ^ The Rugby Championship" to replace Tri Nations""" (Press release).  
  3. ^ "Australia clinch Tri Nations with victory over New Zealand". Guardian. 27 August 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Wallabies clinch Tri-Nations crown". ESPN Scrum. 27 August 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Australia v New Zealand: match report".  
  6. ^ "New Zealand 40–7 South Africa". BBC Sport. 30 July 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2011. 
  7. ^ Griffiths, John (22 August 2011). "The most experienced Test XV and internationals from Rugby, Eton and Harrow". Ask John. ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "SANZAR release the draw for the shortened 2011 Tri Nations tournament". Tri Nations. Fox Sports News. 19 August 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "AllBlacks.com". Archived from the original on 19 June 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 

External links

  • All Blacks Tri Nations website
  • Springboks Tri Nations website
  • Wallabies Tri Nations website
  • 2011 Tri Nations Series Full Details

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