Rugby Autumn Internationals 2018

Rugby Autumn Internationals 2018

Rugby fans rejoice, for November is upon us. And that means one thing, the Rugby Autumn Internationals are here again.

Each Saturday throughout November, England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland face epic battles between teams from the northern and southern hemispheres in preparation for the Rugby World Cup 2019.

Wales Autumn Internationals 2018

Week 1 – Saturday November 3 2018

Wales 21-10 Scotland | Principality Stadium, Cardiff

Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)
Attendance: 63,188

Wales Autumn Internationals 2018

Continuing their unbeaten record against Scotland at home by ten tests, Wales Autumn Internationals started with a bang. The victory must have come as a bitter pill for Scotland who were also competing for the Doddie Weir Cup, a tribute to the former Scotland and Lions second row who was diagnosed with motor neurones disease last year. Poor midfield defence and lack of discipline was blamed for their defeat.

A win puts Wales Autumn International season off to a great start, but next Saturday they’re up against Australia following 13 successive losses.

Wales v Scotland – Match Stats
Wales: (14) 21
Try: North (30′), J Davies (48′)
Conversion: Halfpenny (49′)
Penalty: Halfpenny (5′, 15′, 23′)

Scotland: (10) 10
Try: McInally (35′)
Conversion: Hastings (37′)
Penalty: Hastings (26′)

Man of the Match: Justin Tipuric (Wales)

Team Line-up

Wales Team

Forwards

  • 1 Nicky Smith
  • 2 Ken Owens
  • 3 Dillon Lewis
  • 4 Cory Hill
  • 5 Alun Wyn Jones (Captain)
  • 6 Dan Lydiate
  • 7 Justin Tipuric
  • 8 Ross Moriarty

Backs

  • 9 Gareth Davies
  • 10 Gareth Anscombe
  • 11 Luke Morgan
  • 12 Hadleigh Parkes
  • 13 Jonathan Davies
  • 14 George North
  • 15 Leigh Halfpenny

Replacements

  • 16 Elliot Dee
  • 17 Rob Evans
  • 18 Leon Brown
  • 19 Adam Beard
  • 20 Aaron Wainwright
  • 21 Tomos Williams
  • 22 Jarrod Evans
  • 23 Steff Evans

Scotland Team

Forwards

  • 1 Allan Dell
  • 2 Stuart McInally (Captain)
  • 3 Willem Nel
  • 4 Ben Toolis
  • 5 Jonny Gray
  • 6 Jamie Ritchie
  • 7 Hamish Watson
  • 8 Ryan Wilson

Backs

  • 9 Ali Price
  • 10 Adam Hastings
  • 11 Lee Jones
  • 12 Alex Dunbar
  • 13 Huw Jones
  • 14 Tommy Seymour
  • 15 Blair Kinghorn

Replacements

  • 16 Fraser Brown
  • 17 Alex Allan
  • 18 Simon Berghan
  • 19 Grant Gilchrist
  • 20 Matt Fagerson
  • 21 George Horne
  • 22 Pete Horne
  • 23 Darcy Graham

WEEK 2 – Sat November 10 2018

Wales vs Australia | Principality Stadium, Cardiff

Referee: Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand)
Attendance: 64,110

Wales vs Australia Autumn Internationals 2018 Wales Autumn Internationals second round face off against Australia at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff worked out in their favour as the teams are competed for the James Bevan Trophy; created in 2007 to celebrate 100 years of rugby between Wales and Australia.

The win over the Wallabies, although tight, meant that they’ve broken their spell of bad luck having lost the last 13 matches against Australia, with the last time Wales beat the Wallabies was in 2008 with a victory of 21-18. Wales have also won seven games on the trot now, the longest spell since 2004-05 so I bet they are going into their next Autumn Internationals game with a lot of confidence.

Wales v Australia – Match Stats

Wales: (3) 9
Penalty: Halfpenny (22′, 68′), Biggar (77′)

Australia: (3) 6
Penalty: Foley (34′), To’omua (75′)

Man of the Match: Justin Tipuric (Wales)

Team Line-up

Wales Team

Forwards

  • 1 Nicky Smith
  • 2 Ken Owens
  • 3 Tomas Francis
  • 4 Adam Beard
  • 5 Alun Wyn Jones (Captain)
  • 6 Dan Lydiate
  • 7 Justin Tipuric
  • 8 Ross Moriarty

Backs

  • 9 Gareth Davies
  • 10 Gareth Anscombe
  • 11 Josh Adams
  • 12 Hadleigh Parkes
  • 13 Jonathan Davies
  • 14 George North
  • 15 Leigh Halfpenny

Replacements

  • 16 Elliot Dee
  • 17 Rob Evans
  • 18 Dillon Lewis
  • 19 Cory Hill
  • 20 Ellis Jenkins
  • 21 Tomos Williams
  • 22 Dan Biggar
  • 23 Liam Williams

Australia Team

Forwards

  • 1 Scott Sio
  • 2 Tolu Latu
  • 3 Allan Alaalatoa
  • 4 Izack Rodda
  • 5 Adam Coleman
  • 6 Jack Dempsey
  • 7 Michael Hooper (Captain)
  • 8 David Pocock

Backs

  • 9 Will Genia
  • 10 Bernard Foley
  • 11 Sefa Naivalu
  • 12 Kurtley Beale
  • 13 Samu Kerevi
  • 14 Israel Folau
  • 15 Dane Haylett-Petty

Replacements

  • 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau
  • 17 Sekope Kepu
  • 18 Taniela Tupou
  • 19 Rob Simmons
  • 20 Ned Hanigan
  • 21 Nick Phipps
  • 22 Matt To’omua
  • 23 Jack Maddocks

WEEK 3 – Sat November 17 2018

Wales vs Tonga | Principality Stadium, Cardiff

Kick Off: 2:30pm
Referee: Nic Berry (Australia)

Wales third of four Autumn Internationals sees them facing Tonga. When you consider that Wales have a 100% win record against the Tongans, a total of eight times since 1986, this match is unlikely to cause much of a fuss.

WEEK 4 – Sat November 24 2018

Wales vs South Africa | Principality Stadium, Cardiff

Kick Off: 5:20pm
Referee: Nic Berry (Australia)

The final of Wales Autumn Internationals will see the nation pit against South Africa at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. The teams will be competing for the Prince William Cup, created in 2007 to celebrate 100 years of rugby played between Wales and South Africa.
Wales will be looking for a win as they have beaten South Africa in the last three matches, however, since their first meeting in 1906 Wales have lost 28 of the 34 rugby test matches against the Springboks.

England Autumn Internationals 2018

Week 1 – Saturday November 3 2018

England 12-11 South Africa | Twickenham Stadium, London

Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
Attendance: 80,369

England Autumn Internationals 2018England managed to hang in there and get their Autumn Internationals off to a winning start, even if by the skin of their teeth. It was clear that the inexperienced pack were struggling before the interval, as the Springboks continually pummeled them. Fortunately, a series of South African errors worked out in England’s favour.

During the second half England dominated their first Autumn International of 2018 to secure the win.

England v South Africa – Match Stats
England: (6) 12
Penalty: Farrell (21′, 37′, 73′), Daly (51′)

South Africa: (8) 11
Try: Nkosi (33′)
Penalty: Pollard (7′, 68′)

Man of the Match: Mark Wilson (England)

Team Line-up

England Team

Forwards

  • 1 Alec Hepburn
  • 2 Dylan Hartley (Co-captain)
  • 3 Kyle Sinckler
  • 4 Maro Itoje
  • 5 George Kruis
  • 6 Brad Shields
  • 7 Tom Curry
  • 8 Mark Wilson

Backs

  • 9 Ben Youngs
  • 10 Owen Farrell (Co-captain)
  • 11 Jonny May
  • 12 Ben Te’o
  • 13 Henry Slade
  • 14 Jack Nowell
  • 15 Elliot Daly

Replacements

  • 16 Jamie George
  • 17 Ben Moon
  • 18 Harry Williams
  • 19 Charlie Ewels
  • 20 Zach Mercer
  • 21 Danny Care
  • 22 George Ford
  • 23 Chris Ashton*

*Replaces Manu Tuilagi who has withdrawn due to injury

South Africa Team

Forwards

  • 1 Steven Kitshoff
  • 2 Malcolm Marx
  • 3 Frans Malherbe
  • 4 Eben Etzebeth
  • 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • 6 Siya Kolisi (Captain)
  • 7 Duane Vermeulen
  • 8 Warren Whiteley

Backs

  • 9 Ivan van Zyl
  • 10 Handré Pollard
  • 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi
  • 12 Damian de Allende
  • 13 Jesse Kriel
  • 14 Sbu Nkosi
  • 15 Damian Willemse

Replacements

  • 16 Bongi Mbonambi
  • 17 Thomas du Toit
  • 18 Wilco Louw
  • 19 RG Snyman
  • 20 Lood de Jager
  • 21 Embrose Papier
  • 22 Elton Jantjies
  • 23 André Esterhuizen

Week 2 England Autumn Internationals – Saturday November 3 2018

England 15-16 New Zealand | Twickenham Stadium, London

Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
Attendance: 82,149

England vs New Zealand Autumn Internationals 2018It felt like England gained a level of success that few of our national players have achieved during Autumn Internationals against New Zealand. But alas it wasn’t to be after a late try by Sam Underhill was ruled out, much to the dismay of the fans. Unfortunately it was never to be.

Even losing, England had everything to be proud of in their second Autumn International of 2018.

England v New Zealand – Match Stats

England: (15) 15
Try: Ashton (2′), Hartley (24′)
Conversion: Farrell (25′)
Drop-goal: Farrell (10′)

New Zealand: (10) 16
Try: McKenzie (39′)
Conversion: B Barrett (39′)
Penalty: B Barrett (41’+3, 60′)
Drop-goal: B Barrett (46′)

Man of the Match: Brodie Retallick (New Zealand)

Team Line-up

England Team

Forwards

  • 1 Ben Moon
  • 2 Dylan Hartley (Co-captain)
  • 3 Kyle Sinckler
  • 4 Maro Itoje
  • 5 George Kruis
  • 6 Brad Shields
  • 7 Sam Underhill
  • 8 Mark Wilson

Backs

  • 9 Ben Youngs
  • 10 Owen Farrell (Co-captain)
  • 11 Jonny May
  • 12 Ben Te’o
  • 13 Henry Slade
  • 14 Chris Ashton
  • 15 Elliot Daly

Replacements

  • 16 Jamie George
  • 17 Alec Hepburn
  • 18 Harry Williams
  • 19 Charlie Ewels
  • 20 Courtney Lawes
  • 21 Danny Care
  • 22 George Ford
  • 23 Jack Nowell

New Zealand Team

Forwards

  • 1 Karl Tu’inukuafe
  • 2 Codie Taylor
  • 3 Owen Franks
  • 4 Samuel Whitelock
  • 5 Brodie Retallick
  • 6 Liam Squire
  • 7 Ardie Savea
  • 8 Kieran Read (Captain)

Backs

  • 9 Aaron Smith
  • 10 Beauden Barrett
  • 11 Rieko Ioane
  • 12 Sonny Bill Williams
  • 13 Jack Goodhue
  • 14 Ben Smith
  • 15 Damian McKenzie

Replacements

  • 16 Dane Coles
  • 17 Ofa Tuungafasi
  • 18 Nepo Laulala
  • 19 Scott Barrett
  • 20 Matt Todd
  • 21 TJ Perenara
  • 22 Richie Mo’unga
  • 23 Ryan Crotty

All the Autumn International Fixures 2018

WEEK 1

Saturday 3rd November 2018
Japan 31-69 New Zealand | Jinomoto Stadium, Tokyo | Attendance: 43,751
Wales 21-10 Scotland | Principality Stadium, Cardiff | Attendance: 63,188
England 12-11 South Africa | Twickenham Stadium, London | Attendance: 80,369
Ireland 54-7 Italy | Soldier Field, Chicago | Attendance: 35,000

WEEK 2

Saturday 10th November 2018

Italy vs Georgia | Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence |  2:00pm
Scotland vs Fiji | BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh | 2:30pm
England vs New Zealand | Twickenham Stadium, London | 3:00pm
Wales vs Australia | Principality Stadium, Cardiff | 5:20pm
Ireland vs Argentina | Aviva Stadium, Dublin | 6:30pm
France vs South Africa | Stade de France, Paris  | 8:05pm

WEEK 3

Saturday 17th November 2018
Italy vs Australia | Stadio Euganeo, Padua | 2:00pm
Wales vs Tonga | Principality Stadium, Cardiff | 2:30pm
England vs Japan | Twickenham Stadium, London | 3:00pm
Scotland vs South Africa | BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh | 5:20pm
Ireland vs New Zealand | Aviva Stadium, Dublin | 7:00pm
France vs Argentina | Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille | 8:05pm

WEEK 4

Saturday 24th November 2018
Italy vs New Zealand | Stadio Olimpico, Rome | 2:00pm
Scotland vs Argentina | BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh | 2:30pm
England vs Australia | Twickenham Stadium, London | 3:00pm
Wales vs South Africa | Principality Stadium, Cardiff | 5:20pm
Ireland vs USA | Aviva Stadium, Dublin | 6:30pm
France vs Fiji | Stade de France, Paris | 8:05pm

WEEK 5

Saturday 1st December 2018
Barbarians vs Argentina | Twickenham Stadium, London | 2:30pm

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