2006 New Zealand rugby union tour

2006 New Zealand rugby union tour
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The 2006 New Zealand rugby union tour of Argentina and Europe was a series of matches played in June 2006 in Argentina and in November in England France and Wales by New Zealand national rugby union team, that won all five match

In Argentina

One match played in June in Argentina: the All Blacks came from behind at half-time to defeat Argentina at Velez Sarsfield Stadium in Buenos Aires. The All Blacks had just completed a two to nil test series win over Ireland, and Argentina had were also coming off a two test series win, over Wales. 15 of New Zealand's 25 points came from Daniel Carter.

Argentina moved to an early lead with Federico Todeschini kicking a penalty goal after five minutes of play. The scores were levelled by Daniel Carter in the 9th minute with a penalty goal for New Zealand. Full-back Leon McDonald scored the first try of the match to put the All Blacks in front. A successful penalty goal by Todeschini in the 18th minute narrowed the All Blacks' lead. Argentina moved in front with a try to Martin Durand in the 20th minute, with Todeschini adding the conversion. Argentina's lead was extended with another successful penalty goal by Todeschini in the 29th minute. The All Blacks were able to fight back in the remaining ten minutes of the first half, with a try to Carter in the 30th minute, which he also converted. Argentina entered half-time, leading 16 to 15.

The All Blacks picked up where they left off in the latter stages of the first half, with a try to Scott Hamilton eight minutes into the second half, which was converted by Carter. Todeschini was successful with penalty goal in the 52nd minute, as was Carter for the All Blacks five minutes later. Two yellow cards were given out during the last fifteen minutes of the game with Jose Nunez Piossek of Argentina getting the first, and All Blacks' try scorer McDonald getting one a few minutes later. The score remained 25 to 19 through to the end of the match to see the All Blacks hold onto the win.[1]

24 June 2006
20:40 ART (UTC-03)
Argentina  19–25  New Zealand
Try: Durand
Con: Todeschini
Pen: Todeschini (4)
Try: Carter
Con: Carter (2)
Pen: Carter (2)
Vélez Sársfield, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 37,000
Referee: Nigel Whitehouse (Wales)
Argentina New Zealand
Juan Martin HernandezFB15FBLeon MacDonald
Jose Nunez PiossekW14WRico Gear
Gonzalo TiesiC13CIsaia Toeava
Felipe ContepomiC12CSam Tuitupou
Federico AramburuW11WScott Hamilton
Federico TodeschiniFH10FHDan Carter
(capt.) Agustin PichotSH9SHPiri Weepu
Gonzalo LongoN88N8Mose Tuiali'i
Juan Martin Fernandez LobbeF7FChris Masoe
Martin DurandF6FJerry Collins (capt.)
Rimas Alvarez KairelisL5LAli Williams
Ignacio Fernadez LobbeL4LJason Eaton
Omar Hasan JalilP3PGreg Somerville
Mario LedesmaH2HAnton Oliver
Rodrigo RonceroP1PTony Woodcock
Pablo Gambarini 16HAndrew Hore
Martin ScelzoP17PNeemia Tialata
Martin Schusterman 18Troy Flavell
Juan Manuel LeguizamonBR19Craig Newby
Nicolas Fernandez Miranda 20Jimmy Cowan
Lucas Borges 21Luke McAlister
Federico Serra Miras 22Ma'a Nonu
Argentina Marcelo Loffreda Graham Henry New Zealand

In Europe

First test: England

After the victory in the 2006 Tri Nations, the All Blacks unbeaten in 2006, came in Europe to play four test, with England, France (2 test) and Wales.

In the first match against England, the All Blacks won easily. humbling the British with their heavy defeat in a match played at home.

Man of the match was Dan Carter, that kick 21 points and managed very well the offensive play of All Blacks[2]

The attendance for this game was a stadium record.

5 November 2006
15:30 GMT
England  20–41  New Zealand
Try: Noon
Con: Hodgson
Pen: Hodgson
Report Try: Mauger
Con: Carter (3)
Pen: Carter (5)
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 82,076
Referee: Joël Jutge (France)
Touch judges:Dickinson, M.Goddard(Aust.)
T.M.O.: Christophe Berdos (France)
England New Zealand
Iain BalshawFB15FBMils Muliaina
Paul SackeyW14WRico Gear 70'
Jamie NoonC13CMa'a Nonu
Anthony AllenC12CAaron Mauger
Ben CohenW11WJoe Rokocoko
Charlie HodgsonFH10FHDan Carter
66' Shaun PerrySH9SHByron Kelleher 68'
Pat SandersonN88N8Chris Masoe 64' to 74'
Lewis MoodyF7FRichie McCaw (capt.)
Martin Corry (capt.)F6FReuben Thorne 72'
Ben KayL5LKeith Robinson
Danny GrewcockL4LChris Jack
Julian WhiteP3PCarl Hayman 75'
75' George ChuterH2HKeven Mealamu 75'
60' Andrew SheridanP1PTony Woodcock 72'
76' Lee MearsH16HAndrew Hore 75'
Stuart Turner 17PJohn Afoa 75'
Chris Jones 18PClarke Dermody 72'
60' Magnus LundN819FRodney So'oialo 72'
65' Peter RichardsSH20SHAndy Ellis 68'
Andy Goode 21Leon MacDonald
Mark van Gisbergen 22WSitiveni Sivivatu 70'
EnglandAndy Robinson Graham Henry New Zealand

Second test: France

In the first of two test against France, New Zealand won easily with 6 tries to nil.[3]

11 November 2006
21:00 CET
France  3–47  New Zealand
Drop: Fritz
Report Try: Sivivatu (2)
Con: Carter (3)
Pen: Carter (2)
Stade de Gerland, Lyon
Attendance: 42,393[4]
Referee: Stuart Dickinson (Australia)
France New Zealand
Julien LaharragueFB15FBLeon MacDonald 74'
Aurelien RougerieW14WJoe Rokocoko
70' Florian FritzC13CConrad Smith
Yannick JauzionC12CLuke McAlister
Christophe DominiciW11WSitiveni Sivivatu
Damien TrailleFH10FHDan Carter 60'
78' Dimitri YachviliSH9SHPiri Weepu 55'
Elvis VermeulenN88N8Rodney So'oialo
Julien BonnaireF7FRichie McCaw (capt.) 57'
64' Thierry DusautoirF6FJerry Collins
Pascal PapeL5LAli Williams
51' (capt.) Fabien Pelous L4LJames Ryan
Pieter de VilliersP3PCarl Hayman
45' Dimitri SzarzewskiH2HAnton Oliver 49'
45' Sylvain MarconnetP1PTony Woodcock 67'
45' Raphael IbanezH16HKeven Mealamu 49'
45' Olivier MilloudP17PNeemia Tialata 67'
51' Lionel NalletL18FJason Eaton 57'
64' Remy MartinBR19Chris Masoe
78' Jean-Baptiste ElissaldeSH20SHByron Kelleher 56'
70' David MartyC21FHMa'a Nonu 60'
Cedric Heymans 22UBMils Muliaina 74'
France Bernard Laporte Graham Henry New Zealand

Third Test : France humbled again

The story is the same in the revenge match when France, obtain only the result to score a try and limit the score.[5]

18 November 2006
21:00 CET
France  11–23  New Zealand
Try: Heymans
Pen: Yachvili (2)
Try: Rokocoko
Con: Carter (2)
Pen: Carter (3)
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 82,000
Referee: Chris White (England)
France New Zealand
Pepito ElhorgaFB15FBLeon MacDonald
Aurelien RougerieW14WJoe Rokocoko
Florian FritzC13CMils Muliaina
Yannick JauzionC12CMa'a Nonu
Cedric HeymansW11WSitiveni Sivivatu
Damien TrailleFH10FHDan Carter
Jean-Baptiste ElissaldeSH9SHByron Kelleher
Elvis VermeulenN88N8Rodney So'oialo
Remy MartinF7FRichie McCaw (capt.)
Julien BonnaireF6FJerry Collins
Pascal PapeL5LAli Williams
Lionel NalletL4LChris Jack
Pieter de VilliersP3PCarl Hayman
Raphael IbanezH2HKeven Mealamu
Olivier MilloudP1PTony Woodcock
Dimitri SzarzewskiH16HAndrew Hore
Sylvain MarconnetP17PNeemia Tialata
Loic JacquetL18LJason Eaton
Serge BetsenF19N8Chris Masoe
Dimitri YachviliSH20SHAndy Ellis
David Marty 21FHNick Evans
Christophe DominiciFB22Luke McAlister
France Bernard Laporte Graham Henry New Zealand

Fourth test: Wales

Another easy victory against Wales.[6]

25 November 2006
17:00 GMT
Wales  10–45  New Zealand
Try: M. Williams
Con: Hook
Pen: S. Jones
Try: McAllister
Sivivatu (3)
Penalty try
Con: Carter (2)
N. Evans (2)
Pen: Carter (4)
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Dave Pearson (England)
Wales New Zealand
Kevin MorganFB15FBMils Muliaina
Mark JonesW14WRico Gear
Tom ShanklinC13CConrad Smith
Sonny ParkerC12CLuke McAlister
Shane WilliamsW11WSitiveni Sivivatu
Stephen JonesFH10FHDan Carter
Dwayne PeelSH9SHByron Kelleher
Ryan JonesN88N8Rodney So'oialo
Martyn WilliamsF7FRichie McCaw (capt.)
Jonathan ThomasF6FJerry Collins
Ian EvansL5LAli Williams
Ian GoughL4LKeith Robinson
Adam R. JonesP3PCarl Hayman
T. Rhys ThomasH2HAnton Oliver
Duncan JonesP1PNeemia Tialata
Matthew ReesH16HAndrew Hore
Gethin JenkinsP17PTony Woodcock
Alun-Wyn JonesL18LJames Ryan
Alix PophamBR19N8Reuben Thorne
Mike PhillipsSH20SHPiri Weepu
James HookFH21FHNick Evans
Gavin HensonUB22WMa'a Nonu
Wales Gareth Jenkins Graham Henry New Zealand


  1. "Argentina 19–25 New Zealand". BBC Sport. 25 June 2006. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  2. "England humbled by All Blacks". The Guardian. 5 November 2006. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  3. "France feel force of awesome All Blacks". The Guardian. 13 November 2006. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  4. "French leave it to Wales to give All Blacks a proper challenge". The Guardian. 20 November 2006. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  5. "Wales left floundering in All Black hurricane". The Observer. 26 November 2006. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
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