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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)
NEW ZEALAND 39 WALES 21
For New Zealand:
Tries: Julian Savea, W. Naholo (2),K.Read, N.Harris
Cons: A.Cruden 4
Pens: A.Cruden 2
Tries: T.Faletau, R.Webb
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)
Great Britain beat NZ 6-3 in the first of a four test series. From Carisbrook in Dunedin a local 4YA staff member Alfred Laurie Canter was the commentator.
Mont-de-Marsan and France
40 internationals for France 1957–67
A Mont-de-Marsan wing who scored 23 tries in internationals for his country and who stayed in the French team for 10 years. Captain of his country in 1967, taking over from fellow club man Michel Crauste, Darrouy led the team to a Five Nations championship win and was so pleased he sent a famous telegram to President de Gaulle containing just two words – ‘Mission accomplished.’
He was once described as a ‘greyhound’ wing in the style of Adolphe Jaureguy, a star French player in the 1920s.
Darrouy was captain on his last tour, to South Africa in 1967, one of the few wingers to lead any international team on a tour. This was France’s only four-test series: his team lost the first two games but surprised with a win in the third and a draw in the fourth.
At the time of his retirement he was France’s highest try-scorer in internationals and had also beaten Jean Dupuy’s record as France’s most-capped wing.
His best performance in an international came when he scored three tries against Ireland at Lansdowne Road in 1964. He also had the satisfaction of sprinting nearly 50 metres to score the winning try against South Africa in Springs in the only test of France’s 1964 tour.
In 1987 and 2011 the All Blacks were the first rugby nation to win the World Cup twice; but which country was the first to win the World Cup's THIRD place match twice?