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27 October 2016
548th All Black test
NEW ZEALAND v AUSTRALIA (Bledisloe Cup and 3rd test 2016) at Eden Park, Auckland.
Date: Saturday, October 22
Fulltime Score; New Zealand 37 Australia 10
Halftime; New Zealand 15 Australia 7.
Conditions; Excellent, Weather clear, cool and dry. Firm breeze favoured New Zealand in the first half.
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant Referees: Craig Joubert (South Africa), Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
TMO: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa
The scorers; For NEW ZEALAND (37) Tries by Julian Savea (2), I.Dagg, A Leinart-Brown, T.J.Perenara and D.Coles. 2 conversions and 1 penalty by A.Cruden.
For AUSTRALIA (10); Try by R.Arnold. 1 conversion and 1 penalty by B.Foley.
NEW ZEALAND: 15 Ben Smith, 14 Israel Dagg, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, (rep’d by Malakai Fekitoa 61m), 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, (rep’d by Aaron Cruden 44m ), 9 TJ Perenara, (rep’d by Tawera Kerr-Barlow 61m), 8 Kieran Read (c),7 Matt Todd, (rep’d by A.Savea 64m), 6 Jerome Kaino, (rep’d by Liam Squire 51m);(Kaino came back on for Retallick 78m), 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick, (rep’d by Jerome Kaino 78m), 3 Owen Franks, (rep’d by Wyatt Crockett 51m) 2 Dane Coles, (rep’d by Codie Taylor 73m), 1 Joe Moody (rep’d by Charlie Faumuina 51m)
AUSTRALIA: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Dane Haylett-Petty, 13 Samu Kerevi, (rep’d by Sefa Naivalu 23m) 12 Reece Hodge, (rep’d by Henry Speight 78m) 11 Henry Speight, (rep’d by Quade Cooper 74m) Speight came back on for Hodge at 78m), 10 Bernard Foley,9 Nick Phipps, (rep’d by Nick Frisby 61m),8 Lopeti Timani, (rep’d by David Pocock 55m),7 Michael Hooper, 6 Dean Mumm, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Rory Arnold, (rep’d by Rob Simmons 47m), 3 Sekope Kepu, (rep’d by Allan Ala’alatoa 61m), 2 Stephen Moore (c), (rep’d by James Hansen 73m),1 Scott Sio (rep’d by Tom Robertson 64m)
All substitutes were used during the game.
The win was New Zealand’s 18th win in a row. The victory being called as a ‘World Record’ for consecutive wins by a ‘Tier 1’ rugby nation.
The 6 tries scored by the All Blacks in this test meant that in the 3 tests v Australia in 2016 New Zealand had scored 16 tries as against two by the Wallabies in reply.
After test #544 when Julian Savea became the 5th All Black to pass 40 or more test match tries he has continued to add to his personal scoring list; In Test #545 he added one more, then in this test (548th) he scored two more; thus he has passed Jeff Wilson’s tally of 44 tries to move into 4th on the all-time All Black list;
The updated list (after test #548) now reads;
Tests played Test tries scored
Doug Howlett 62 49
Christian Cullen 58 46
Joe Rokokoko 66 46
Julian Savea 46 45
Jeff Wilson 60 44
Of the current All Black (ie; still playing in 2016) the leading try-scoring total now reads;
Julian Savea 46 45
Ben Smith 58 26
Israel Dagg 58 22
Keiran Read 94 21
Beauden Barrett 46 16
1932-34 All Black Ernest "Ned' Barry was born on this day; he and his son Kevin (1962-64) and Liam (1993-1995) became the first 'three-generation' All Black family.
Llanelli and Wales
23 internationals for Wales 1972–80
5 internationals for British Isles 1971–80
Llanelli, Richmond and Wales
52 internationals for Wales 1993-2002
3 internationals for British Lions
Llanelli, Richmond, Cardiff and Wales
32 internationals for Wales 1995-2002
One of the big names of Welsh rugby through the 1970s, Derek Quinnell was a rugged and durable forward who could, and did, play in various positions in international matches. Later, his two sons Scott and Craig, who were bigger physically than he was, both played for Wales and one of them followed him into a British Lions touring team.
Derek Quinnell hit the headlines when he was named for the 1971 British Isles tour to New Zealand as the only uncapped player in the side. While on tour he made his international debut against the All Blacks at Wellington. His first game for Wales was as a replacement against France in Cardiff in 1972. In his long career, which included three tours for the British Isles, he played in four teams that beat various All Black sides, which could be a record for a British player – twice in tests for the British Isles, once for the Barbarians and once for his club Llanelli, in its famous game in 1972.
When his playing days were over Quinnell was quickly promoted, first to being a Welsh selector and then as assistant coach of the Welsh team for the Rugby World Cup in 1987.
The first of his sons, Scott, made his debut only 13 years after his father quit. Scott became hugely popular with Welsh fans throughout a career which lasted ten seasons. He was a massive man and his barging runs from the number eight position were seen as a symbol of hope for Welsh rugby that success would follow if everyone could follow the example set by big Scott.
His career had a number of twists and turns. He was lured to rugby league in 1995 and played for Wigan. That meant he missed the World Cup that year. But with the arrival of the professional rugby union game he was back by 1997. He tried his hand with the Richmond club in London but when they fell on hard times he went back to his home town of Llanelli. In his time he went on two Lions tours but in one, to South Africa in 1997, he did not play in any of the test matches. It was in 2001 that he really showed what he could do. In that year’s Lions team he played in his usual bustling style and was rewarded with selection in the three test matches against Australia. The legion of British fans who followed the tour loved him and, one suspects, the Aussie fans admired him.
He played well after returning home but grew weary of the consistent back and knee problems and after playing against Canada in Millennium Stadium in 2002 he waved to the crowds afterwards and announced his retirement. He had had a long and illustrious career.
Craig Quinnell was the younger of the two test-playing brothers. He first appeared against Fiji in 1995, a game won by Wales by only 19-15 (two tries each). He was dropped after that, and took 3 years to regain a starting test position. Craig was a lock forward similar in style to his older brother and some respects played in his shadow, though when the two were together they were a powerhouse pair for Welsh teams.
A third brother Gavin played professionally in Wales as well.
The family lines of this family were added to with the addition of the great Barry John into the mix. Derek Quinnell and Barry were brothers-in-law which makes all the boys the nephews of the former great flyhalf.
How many Wanganui club players were in the combined King Country-Wanganui team which beat the 1966 British Lions team in Wanganui?