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20 August 2016
542nd All Black test
NEW ZEALAND v AUSTRALIA (1st test – Bledisloe Cup & The Rugby Championship 2016) at ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia
Saturday 20th August 2016
Fulltime score – New Zealand 42 Australia 8
Halftime – New Zealand 32 Australia 3
Conditions; Dry ground, evening game.
Referee; Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Referee’s Assistants; Romain Poite (France) Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Television Match Official; Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)
NEW ZEALAND 42 AUSTRALIA 8
For New Zealand:
Tries: B.Barrett, D.Coles, R.Crotty, J.Kaino, W.Naholo and J.Savea.
Cons: B.Barrett (3)
Pen: B.Barrett (2)
Try by N.Phipps.
Pen by B.Foley
New Zealand: 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Ben Smith, 13 Malakai Fekitoa 12 Ryan Crotty (rep’d by Aaron Cruden 40m), 11 Waisake Naholo (rep’d by Julian Savea 39m); 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Aaron Smith (rep’d by TJ Perenara 68m); 8 Kieran Read (c), 7 Sam Cane (rep’d by Ardie Savea 63m), 6 Jerome Kaino (rep’d by Liam Squire 58m), 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Wyatt Crockett (rep’d Kane Hames (debut) 57m), 2 Codie Taylor, (rep’d by Dane Coles 3m), 1 Owen Franks (rep’d by Charlie Faumuina 45m)
Australia; 15 Israel Folau; 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Matt Giteau (rep’d by Matt Toomua 11m, then Toomua rep’d by Rob Horne 31m, then Horne rep’d by Nick Phipps 39m), 11 Dane Haylett-Petty; 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Will Genia; 8 David Pocock. 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Brett McCalman (rep’d by Scott Fardy 61m), 5 Rob Simmons (rep’d by Dean Mumm 49m), 4 Kane Douglas, 3 Sekope Kepu (rep’d by Allan Ala’alatoa debut) 54m) 2 Stephen Moore (capt, rep’d by Tatafu Polota-Nau 62m), 1 Scott Sio (rep’d by James Slipper 50m).
Kane Hames; All Black number #1152
Yellow Card; K.Read (NZ) for the 4th time in his test career.
Television New Zealand announced that all four tests of the 1976 All Blacks tour of South Africa would be telecast live. This was the first time all tests of an All Blacks event in South Africa were to be shown on TV.
Fylde and England
34 internationals for England 1975–82
7 internationals for British Isles 1977–80
William Blackledge Beaumont was just a lad of 11 when England won the Five Nations championship in 1963. When England next won the championship in March 1980, Beaumont was six days past his 28th birthday and was captain of the team. It was England’s first Grand Slam for 23 years, and it ensured Beaumont a prominent niche in that country’s rugby history.
In the 1970s a depression hung over English rugby – five times in that decade it had finished last in the Five Nations championship. The first signs of resurgence came when Beaumont, who had been a lower grade fullback at his club eight years before and an England lock for four years, led the Northern Division of England to victory over the 1979 All Blacks. His quiet style and unassuming manner belied a determination to succeed on the field. These qualities were somehow transferred to the England team of 1980.
In 1980, Beaumont led the British Isles to South Africa, a controversial tour accompanied by anti-apartheid protests in many parts of the world.
He played well and off the field behaved with quiet dignity. Sadly, his Lions team was not able to win for him another notable victory, going down 1–3 in the series.
Beaumont was a lock who had deceptive pace around the field and excellent ball skills. He was a front-of-the-lineout jumper and his strength at scrum time was a grand help to many an English international effort.
His playing career came to an abrupt end. In the 1982 English county final he complained about a head injury, which had affected him in several previous games, and left the field. Beaumont took medical advice and quit the game, right at the peak of his powers. He was only 29 years old.
There was great sadness in English rugby circles, but the ever-cheerful Beaumont carried on, making a name for himself as a TV commentator, then as a TV sports quiz panelist. He was awarded the OBE in 1982 and a CBE in 2008. He also became a rugby administrator, being England’s delegate to the IRB and in 2002 being voted onto the IRB Executive Committee. He has held that position since.
In 2012 he was elected Chairman of The Rugby Football Union (England).
From 2007 the winning team playing in the English County Championship is awarded the Bill Beaumont Cup.
Which prominent All Black back didn't play a test till after his 30th birthday?