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29 November 2014
NEW ZEALAND RUGBY TESTS in 2014
NEW ZEALAND; 14 INTERNATIONALS THIS SEASON: v ENGLAND (3 Tests), v AUSTRALIA (Rugby Championship 2 tests), v SOUTH AFRICA (Rugby Championship 2 Tests), v ARGENTINA (Rugby Championship 2 tests)
v AUSTRALIA (Bledisloe Cup Extra Game), v USA (Tour game), v ENGLAND (Tour Game, UK), v SCOTLAND (Tour game, UK), v WALES (TOUR game, UK)
ENG1 ENG2 ENG3 AUS1 AUS2 ARG1 SAF1 ARG2 SAF2 AUS3 USA ENG4 SCO WAL (2014/career)
Isreal Dagg FB* - - - - FB FB FB FB FB FB FB - - 8/46
Ben Smith w FB FB FB FB w w w w - - w FB FB 12/38
Cory Jane w w w w w* - r NU - w* w* - - - 8/53
Julian Savea - w w w w w w w w w r w r w 13/33
Charles Piutau - - - - - - - - - - w - w w* 3/13
Conrad Smith C C - - C C C C* C* C - C* - C 10/85
Ma'a Nonu 2⅝* 2⅝ 2⅝ 2⅝* - 2⅝ 2⅝* - - - - - - - 6/94
Malakai Fekitoa r NU C* C r NU - 2⅝ 2⅝ 2⅝ - - C* - 8/8
Sonny Bill Williams - - - - - - - - - - 2⅝* 2⅝ r 2⅝* 4/23
Ryan Crotty - - r r 2⅝* - - - r - C r 2⅝* r 8/13
Aaron Cruden 1⅝ 1⅝* 1⅝* 1⅝* 1⅝* - 1⅝* - - - 1⅝* 1⅝* - - 8/37
Beauden Barrett r r r r r 1⅝* r 1⅝ 1⅝ 1⅝* - r - 1⅝ 12/28
Colin Slade - - - - - r - r r r - - w r 6/17
Dan Carter - - - - - - - - - - r - 1⅝* - 2/102
Aaron Smith ½* ½* ½* ½ ½ ½* ½ ½* ½* ½* - ½* - ½* 12/38
T.J.Perenara r r r NU r r NU r - r ½* r ½* r 11/11
Tawera Kerr-Barlow - - - - - - - - r* - - - - - 1/15
Augustine Pulu - - - - - - - - - - r - r - 2/2
Jerome Kaino 8 8 F F* - - - F F* - - F - F* 8/56
Kieran Read - - 8* 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8* 8 - 8 11/72
Richie McCaw F F F F F F F F* F F - F F F 13/137
Sam Cane - - - r r r r r - r F - F - 8/22
Liam Messam F* F* r - F* F* - - r F r r r r 11/40
Victor Vito r r - - - - - - - - F - 8* - 4/26
Steven Luatua - - - NU r - F* - r - - - - - 3/14
Sam Whitelock L L L L L L* - L L L* - L - L* 11/62
Brodie Retallick L L* L* L L* L L L* - L r L* - L 12/36
Jeremy Thrush - - - - - r L* r L* - L - L - 6/11
Dominic Bird - - - - - - - - - - - - L* - 1/2
Luke Romano - - - - - - - - - - - - r - 1/17
Patrick Tuipulotu NU r r - - - r - - r L r - r 7/7
Owen Franks P* P* P* P* P* P* P* p* P* P* r P* - P* 13/67
Charles Faumuina r r r - r - - - r r P r P* r 10/27
Joe Moody - - - r - r r r P* - P* - P* r 8/8
Tony Woodcock P* P* P* - - - - - - - - - - - 3/110
Ben Franks - - - r r r r r r r r r r - 10/41
Wyatt Crockett r r r P* P* P* P* P* - P* - P* r P* 12/36
Dane Coles H* H* H* H* H* H* H* - r H* - H* r H* 12/27
James Parsons - - - - - - - - - - - - H* - 1/1
Keven Mealamu r r r r r r r H* H* r r r - r 13/123
Nathan Harris - - - - - - - r - - H* - - - 2/2
* left the field injured or was substituted
r an on-field replacement either for a substituted or injured player.
- Did not play at all in this game.
NU A stripped replacement or substitute WHO WAS NOT USED in the game
Notes: Richie McCaw was captain for 13 test matches and Kieran Read for one.
POINT SCORING by New Zealand
(7 June 2014) beat England (1st test) at Eden Park, Auckland 20-15. Try by Conrad Smith. 5 penalties by Aaron Cruden.
(14 June 2014) beat England (2nd test) at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin 28-17. Tries by Ma'a Nonu, Julian Savea and Ben Smith. 1 conversion and 2 penalties by Aaron Cruden. 1 conversion and 1 penalty by Beauden Barrett.
(21 June 2014) beat England (3rd test) at Waikato Stadium, Hamilton 36-13. Tries by Julian Savea (3) and Aaron Smith (2). 3 conversions and 1 penalty by Aaron Cruden. 1 conversion by Beauden Barrett.
(16 August 2014) drew with Australia (1st test) at ANZ Stadium, Sydney 12-12. 4 penalties by Aaron Cruden.
(23 August 2014) beat Australia (2nd test) at Eden Park, Auckland 51-20. Tries by Richie McCaw (2), Steven Luatua, Kieran Read, Julian Savea and a penalty try. 5 conversions and 3 penalties by Aaron Cruden. 1 conversion by Aaron Smith.
(6 September 2014) beat Argentina (1st test) at McLean Park, Napier 28-9. Tries by Julian Savea (2), Liam Messam and Aaron Smith. 1 conversion and 1 penalty by Colin Slade. 1 penalty by Beauden Barrett.
(13 September 2014) beat South Africa (1st test) at Westpac Stadium, Wellington 14-10. Try by Richie McCaw. 2 penalty goals by Aaron Cruden. 1 penalty goal by Beauden Barrett.
(27 September 2014) beat Argentina (2nd test) at Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, Argentina 34-13. Tries by Israel Dagg, T.J.Perenara,Julian Savea and Ben Smith. 4 conversions and 2 penalties by Beauden Barrett.
(4 October 2014) lost South Africa (2nd test) at Ellis Park, Johannesburg 25-27. Tries by Dane Coles, Malakai Fekitoa and Ben Smith. 2 conversions and 2 penalties by Beauden Barrett.
(18 October 2014) beat Australia (3rd test) at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 29-28. Tries by Dane Coles, Malakai Fekitoa, Cory Jane and Aaron Smith. 2 conversions and 1 penalty by Beauden Barrett. 1 conversion by Colin Slade.
(1 November 2014) beat USA at Soldier Field, Chicago 74-6. Tries by Julian Savea (2), Sonny Bill Williams (2), Cory Jane, Joe Moody, Nathan Harris, Charles Piutau, Aaron Cruden, Israel Dagg, Sam Cane and Patrick Tuipulotu. 4 conversions by Aaron Cruden and 3 conversions by Dan Carter.
(8 November 2014) beat England at Twickenham 24-21. Tries by Aaron Cruden, Charlie Faumuina and Richie McCaw. 2 penalty goals by Aaron Cruden. 1 penalty goal by Beauden Barrett.
(15 November 2014) beat Scotland at Murrayfield 24-16. Tries by Victor Vito and Jeremy Thrush. 1 conversion and 1 penalty by Colin Slade. 3 penalties by Dan Carter.
(22 November 2014) beat Wales at Cardiff 34-16. Tries by Beauden Barrett (2), Jerome Kaino, Kieran Read and Julian Savea. 1 conversion and 1 penalty by Beauden Barrett. 2 conversions by Colin Slade.
Andy Haden and Frank Oliver conjured up a lineout dive v Wales in Cardiff to fool the ref into giving NZ a penalty; that later led to a 13-12 AB win.
The only trophy for competition between two of the Five Nation teams, the Calcutta Cup is played for between England and Scotland.
The trophy originated in India where the Calcutta Football Club, started by some former pupils of Rugby School in England, found itself facing recession after only four years of existence. Rugby was not suited for the summer-like conditions of India.
The club had only modest resources, but as a closing-down gesture, rather than spend their remaining monies on a dinner or a ball, the members withdrew their remaining rupees from the bank and had them melted down. The silver was worked by the finest of Indian workmanship and shaped into a handsome trophy with three distinctive handles shaped like cobras and an elephant mounted on its lid.
The Calcutta Cup was presented to the Rugby Football Union in London in 1878 for competition between England and Scotland. Since then (with the exception of the war years) it has been a much-prized trophy in the annual Five (and now Six) Nations match.
There is an anomaly in the recording of annual results on the base of the cup. It was first played for in 1879 yet the results of England v Scotland matches from 1871 to 1878 are etched into the plinth of the trophy, years before the trophy came into being!
The original Calcutta Cup is now seldom seen in public. Whether the annual game is held at Twickenham or at Murrayfield the original is stored, for security reasons, in a safe vault. In its histroy the Cup has often been the subject of mistreatment by the players of the day. It is often a full-size replica of the cup which is kept for display at both grounds.
(With thanks to John Mcl. Davidson – Honorary Historian Scottish Rugby Union)
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