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29 November 2014
NEW ZEALAND RUGBY TESTS in 2014
NEW ZEALAND; 14 INTERNATIONALS THIS SEASON: v ENGLAND (3 Tests), v AUSTRALIA (Rugby Championship 2 tests), v SOUTH AFRICA (Rugby Championship 2 Tests), v ARGENTINA (Rugby Championship 2 tests)
v AUSTRALIA (Bledisloe Cup Extra Game), v USA (Tour game), v ENGLAND (Tour Game, UK), v SCOTLAND (Tour game, UK), v WALES (TOUR game, UK)
ENG1 ENG2 ENG3 AUS1 AUS2 ARG1 SAF1 ARG2 SAF2 AUS3 USA ENG4 SCO WAL (2014/career)
Isreal Dagg FB* - - - - FB FB FB FB FB FB FB - - 8/46
Ben Smith w FB FB FB FB w w w w - - w FB FB 12/38
Cory Jane w w w w w* - r NU - w* w* - - - 8/53
Julian Savea - w w w w w w w w w r w r w 13/33
Charles Piutau - - - - - - - - - - w - w w* 3/13
Conrad Smith C C - - C C C C* C* C - C* - C 10/85
Ma'a Nonu 2⅝* 2⅝ 2⅝ 2⅝* - 2⅝ 2⅝* - - - - - - - 6/94
Malakai Fekitoa r NU C* C r NU - 2⅝ 2⅝ 2⅝ - - C* - 8/8
Sonny Bill Williams - - - - - - - - - - 2⅝* 2⅝ r 2⅝* 4/23
Ryan Crotty - - r r 2⅝* - - - r - C r 2⅝* r 8/13
Aaron Cruden 1⅝ 1⅝* 1⅝* 1⅝* 1⅝* - 1⅝* - - - 1⅝* 1⅝* - - 8/37
Beauden Barrett r r r r r 1⅝* r 1⅝ 1⅝ 1⅝* - r - 1⅝ 12/28
Colin Slade - - - - - r - r r r - - w r 6/17
Dan Carter - - - - - - - - - - r - 1⅝* - 2/102
Aaron Smith ½* ½* ½* ½ ½ ½* ½ ½* ½* ½* - ½* - ½* 12/38
T.J.Perenara r r r NU r r NU r - r ½* r ½* r 11/11
Tawera Kerr-Barlow - - - - - - - - r* - - - - - 1/15
Augustine Pulu - - - - - - - - - - r - r - 2/2
Jerome Kaino 8 8 F F* - - - F F* - - F - F* 8/56
Kieran Read - - 8* 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8* 8 - 8 11/72
Richie McCaw F F F F F F F F* F F - F F F 13/137
Sam Cane - - - r r r r r - r F - F - 8/22
Liam Messam F* F* r - F* F* - - r F r r r r 11/40
Victor Vito r r - - - - - - - - F - 8* - 4/26
Steven Luatua - - - NU r - F* - r - - - - - 3/14
Sam Whitelock L L L L L L* - L L L* - L - L* 11/62
Brodie Retallick L L* L* L L* L L L* - L r L* - L 12/36
Jeremy Thrush - - - - - r L* r L* - L - L - 6/11
Dominic Bird - - - - - - - - - - - - L* - 1/2
Luke Romano - - - - - - - - - - - - r - 1/17
Patrick Tuipulotu NU r r - - - r - - r L r - r 7/7
Owen Franks P* P* P* P* P* P* P* p* P* P* r P* - P* 13/67
Charles Faumuina r r r - r - - - r r P r P* r 10/27
Joe Moody - - - r - r r r P* - P* - P* r 8/8
Tony Woodcock P* P* P* - - - - - - - - - - - 3/110
Ben Franks - - - r r r r r r r r r r - 10/41
Wyatt Crockett r r r P* P* P* P* P* - P* - P* r P* 12/36
Dane Coles H* H* H* H* H* H* H* - r H* - H* r H* 12/27
James Parsons - - - - - - - - - - - - H* - 1/1
Keven Mealamu r r r r r r r H* H* r r r - r 13/123
Nathan Harris - - - - - - - r - - H* - - - 2/2
* left the field injured or was substituted
r an on-field replacement either for a substituted or injured player.
- Did not play at all in this game.
NU A stripped replacement or substitute WHO WAS NOT USED in the game
Notes: Richie McCaw was captain for 13 test matches and Kieran Read for one.
POINT SCORING by New Zealand
(7 June 2014) beat England (1st test) at Eden Park, Auckland 20-15. Try by Conrad Smith. 5 penalties by Aaron Cruden.
(14 June 2014) beat England (2nd test) at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin 28-17. Tries by Ma'a Nonu, Julian Savea and Ben Smith. 1 conversion and 2 penalties by Aaron Cruden. 1 conversion and 1 penalty by Beauden Barrett.
(21 June 2014) beat England (3rd test) at Waikato Stadium, Hamilton 36-13. Tries by Julian Savea (3) and Aaron Smith (2). 3 conversions and 1 penalty by Aaron Cruden. 1 conversion by Beauden Barrett.
(16 August 2014) drew with Australia (1st test) at ANZ Stadium, Sydney 12-12. 4 penalties by Aaron Cruden.
(23 August 2014) beat Australia (2nd test) at Eden Park, Auckland 51-20. Tries by Richie McCaw (2), Steven Luatua, Kieran Read, Julian Savea and a penalty try. 5 conversions and 3 penalties by Aaron Cruden. 1 conversion by Aaron Smith.
(6 September 2014) beat Argentina (1st test) at McLean Park, Napier 28-9. Tries by Julian Savea (2), Liam Messam and Aaron Smith. 1 conversion and 1 penalty by Colin Slade. 1 penalty by Beauden Barrett.
(13 September 2014) beat South Africa (1st test) at Westpac Stadium, Wellington 14-10. Try by Richie McCaw. 2 penalty goals by Aaron Cruden. 1 penalty goal by Beauden Barrett.
(27 September 2014) beat Argentina (2nd test) at Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, Argentina 34-13. Tries by Israel Dagg, T.J.Perenara,Julian Savea and Ben Smith. 4 conversions and 2 penalties by Beauden Barrett.
(4 October 2014) lost South Africa (2nd test) at Ellis Park, Johannesburg 25-27. Tries by Dane Coles, Malakai Fekitoa and Ben Smith. 2 conversions and 2 penalties by Beauden Barrett.
(18 October 2014) beat Australia (3rd test) at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 29-28. Tries by Dane Coles, Malakai Fekitoa, Cory Jane and Aaron Smith. 2 conversions and 1 penalty by Beauden Barrett. 1 conversion by Colin Slade.
(1 November 2014) beat USA at Soldier Field, Chicago 74-6. Tries by Julian Savea (2), Sonny Bill Williams (2), Cory Jane, Joe Moody, Nathan Harris, Charles Piutau, Aaron Cruden, Israel Dagg, Sam Cane and Patrick Tuipulotu. 4 conversions by Aaron Cruden and 3 conversions by Dan Carter.
(8 November 2014) beat England at Twickenham 24-21. Tries by Aaron Cruden, Charlie Faumuina and Richie McCaw. 2 penalty goals by Aaron Cruden. 1 penalty goal by Beauden Barrett.
(15 November 2014) beat Scotland at Murrayfield 24-16. Tries by Victor Vito and Jeremy Thrush. 1 conversion and 1 penalty by Colin Slade. 3 penalties by Dan Carter.
(22 November 2014) beat Wales at Cardiff 34-16. Tries by Beauden Barrett (2), Jerome Kaino, Kieran Read and Julian Savea. 1 conversion and 1 penalty by Beauden Barrett. 2 conversions by Colin Slade.
Keith Arnold was a flanker who played in such a fiery manner an Aussie commentator Bill Cerutti called him a 'Killer' in 1947. The name stuck!
An Irishman and one of rugby’s best performed referees, in charge of 23 internationals from 1960 to 1971. Kelleher had a very successful career as a referee, but he is largely remembered for being the man who sent Colin Meads off at Murrayfield during the Scotland v New Zealand match in 1967.
Kelleher ruled that Meads’s lunging kick at a loose bouncing ball near the Scottish flyhalf, David Chisholm, was dangerous and, having previously issued a warning in the vigorous encounter, he dismissed Meads. As the New Zealander was arguably the world’s most famous player at the time, the sending-off created a storm.
Ironically, Meads and Kelleher became friends and for many years exchanged Christmas cards. Kelleher was flown to New Zealand in 1988 to appear on the TV show ‘This is Your Life – Colin Meads.’
Although New Zealanders poured scorn on Kelleher as a referee, they tended to overlook his exceptional record with the whistle. Kelleher’s first international was Wales v Scotland in 1960, and his last was France v Scotland in 1971.
Two of Ireland's most famous players were known as Jackie Kyle and Willie-John McBride; what were the two 'proper' Christian names each man had?