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All Black test teams match by match since the 2015 Rugby World Cup;
New Zealand team v Wales (1st test) Auckland 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 S.Tamanivalu 75m), 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Julian Savea (rep’d by B.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 A.Savea 60m), 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Luke Romano (rep’d by P.Tuipulotu 53m), 3 Owen Franks (rep’d by C.Faumuina 45m), 2 Dane Coles (rep’d by N.Harris 72m), 1 Joe Moody (rep’d by W.Crockett 49m)
Replacements: 16 Nathan Harris, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Charlie Faumuina, 19 Patrick Tuipulotu, 20 Ardie Savea (All Black and test debut), 21 TJ Perenara, 22 Beauden Barrett, 23 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 G.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 Thomas Francis 72m), 2 Ken Owens (rep’d by Scott Baldwin 65m), 1 Gethin Jenkins (rep’d by Rob Evans 65m)
Replacements: 16 Scott Baldwin, 17 Rob Evans, 18 Tomas Francis, 19 Jake Ball, 20 Ellis Jenkins (Welsh test debut), 21 Gareth Davies, 22 Gareth Anscombe, 23 Scott Williams
Bob Barber ended his time with the All Blacks in Australia and Fiji; in his last four starting games he was no.8, flanker, lock and prop.
Dax and France
32 internationals for France 1969–78
Jean-Pierre Bastiat was first capped as a lock against Romania in 1969. Although he played his first 10 internationals as a second-rower, it was as a No. 8 that he made his formidable reputation as a hard man of French forward play in his time.
The 2 metres (6ft 6in) tall Bastiat was part of a thrilling French loose forward trio, with Jean-Pierre Rives and Jean-Claude Skrela. He could run as well, and was also the French goal-kicker in several games. Although injuries and unavailability disrupted his career, Bastiat became one of the most feared forwards of his day.
He was appointed the French captain in 1977–78, his last season. Under his leadership France won its first three championship games; so did Wales. When the two teams met at Cardiff Arms Park the Grand Slam was at stake. Sadly for Bastiat and France, Wales was too good and won 16–7.
In later years Bastiat became a French selector and in 2002 was still involved with the selection and coaching of the national team.
How many Wanganui club players were in the combined King Country-Wanganui team which beat the 1966 British Lions team in Wanganui?