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27 August 2016
543rd All Black test
NEW ZEALAND v AUSTRALIA (2nd test – Bledisloe Cup & The Rugby Championship 2016) at Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zesaland
Saturday 27th August 2016
Fulltime score – New Zealand 29 Australia 9
Halftime – New Zealand 15 Australia 9
Conditions; Weather clear, dry ground, evening game.
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Assistant Referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
TMO: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)
For New Zealand (29):
Tries: Dagg (2), J.Savea, Cane
Cons: Barrett (3)
For Australia (9):
Pen: Foley (2), Hodge
Yellow Card: Fardy
New Zealand: 15 Ben Smith, 14 Israel Dagg, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Anton Lienert-Brown (debut) (rep’d by Seta Tamanivalu 76m), 11 Julian Savea (rep’d by Aaron Cruden 66m), 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Aaron Smith (rep’d by T.J.Perenara 66m), 8 Kieran Read (c), 7 Sam Cane (rep’d by Ardie Savea 73m), 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick (rep’d by Liam Squire 70m), 3 Owen Franks (rep’d by Charlie Faumuina 52m), 2 Dane Coles (rep’d by James Parsons 70m), 1 Joe Moody (rep’d by Wyatt Crockett 52m)
Australia: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper (rep’d by Reece Hodge 17m), 13 Samu Kerevi (rep’d by Tevita Kuridrani 68m), 12 Bernard Foley, 11 Dane Haylett-Petty, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia (rep’d by Nick Phipps 68m), 8 David Pocock, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Scott Fardy (rep’d by Dean Mumm 38m), 5 Adam Coleman (temporary rep’d by Will Skelton 37-47m; full sub at 64m), 4 Kane Douglas, 3 Sekope Kepu (rep’d by Allan Ala’alatoa 52m), 2 Stephen Moore (rep’d by Tatafu Polota-Nau 64m), 1 Scott Sio (rep’d by James Slipper 52m)
It was the Welsh RU's 100th Centennial game. Expectations were high in Cardiff that day for a big home win but Graham Mourie's All Blacks took the cake 23-3!
A term given to the rugby world by Argentina. Bajada (also known as bajadita) is the name given to the style of pushing in a scrum where the hooker keeps his feet back and the scrum pushes forward using the thrust of all eight men. While that in itself was not a new technique, Argentine teams, at both club and national level, shocked the rugby world with secret variations of the eight-man shove in the early 1970s.
The results were often astounding. South African players and officials were perhaps the first outsiders to feel the power of bajada when the Buenos Aires club, San Isidro, took the technique to South Africa in 1973. The locals there were shocked to find their teams, with all of South Africa’s history of powerful scrummaging, frequently pushed into a backslide.
Recent law changes have tended to deflate the power of the scrum, but the legacy of powerful scrimmaging remains with Argentine rugby today. The term ‘bajada’ (meaning ‘downhill’) deserves to be remembered.
From 1987 to 2011 inclusive; How many men have refereed the seven Rugby World Cup finals?