2016 - 539th All Black test

11 June 2016

539th All Black test

New Zealand v Wales (first test) at Eden Park, Auckland

Saturday 11th June 2016


Fulltime – New Zealand 39 Wales 21

Halftime – Wales 18 New Zealand 15

Attendance –  48,000

Conditions –  Cool conditions, hard ground, evening kickoff.

Referee – Wayne Barnes (England)

Referees Assistants – Jaco Peyper (South Africa) Will Houston (Australia)

Television Match Official -  George Ayoub (Australia)


The scorers:

For New Zealand:
Tries: Julian Savea, W. Naholo (2),K.Read, N.Harris
Cons: A.Cruden 4
Pens: A.Cruden 2

For Wales:
Tries: T.Faletau, R.Webb
Con: D.Biggar
Pens: D.Biggar 3

New Zealand: 15 Ben Smith, 14 Waisake Naholo, 13 Malakai Fekitoa (rep’d by Seta Tamanivalu 75m), 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Julian Savea (rep’d by Beauden Barrett 43m), 10 Aaron Cruden, 9 Aaron Smith (rep’d by T.J.Perenara 69m), 8 Kieran Read (c), 7 Sam Cane (rep’d by Ardie Savea 60m), 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Luke Romano (rep’d by Patrick Tuipulotu 53m), 3 Owen Franks (rep’d by Charlie Faumuina 45m), 2 Dane Coles (rep’d by Nathan Harris 72m), 1 Joe Moody (rep’d by WyattCrockett 49m)

Ardie Savea (All Black and test debut); Seta Tamanivalu (All Black and test debut)

Wales: 15 Liam Williams (rep’d by Gareth Anscombe 65m), 14 George North, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Jamie Roberts (rep’d by Scott Williams 65m), 11 Hallam Amos, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Rhys Webb (rep’d by Gareth Davies 72 minutes), 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 Sam Warburton (c) (rep’d by Ellis Jenkins 72m), 6 Ross Moriarty, 5 Alun Wyn Jones (temp sub’d by Jake Ball 43-50m), 4 Bradley Davies (rep’d by Jake Ball 72m), 3 Samson Lee (rep’d by Tomas Francis 72m), 2 Ken Owens (rep’d by Scott Baldwin 65m), 1 Gethin Jenkins (rep’d by Rob Evans 65m)

Ellis Jenkins (Welsh test debut)


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